By Steve Kelly
The Sixers will again be without key reserve Mike Scott for tonight’s Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors.
Scott missed the 108-95 Game 1 loss Saturday with a bruised heel and plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
“Mike is a big piece of this team in terms of what he presents on the court, position-wise, versatility-wise, shooting-wise,” Tobias Harris told the Inky. “So it’s a big loss for us.
“At the same time, it is a next-man-up mentality and everybody has to be ready and focused.”
The Power forward has been dealing with plantar fasciitis and suffered a game-ending heel injury during the series-clinching win over the Nets on Tuesday.
The Sixers acquired the 30-year-old along with Harris and backup center Boban Marjanovic in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 7.
Scott has been the Sixers’ most productive reserve, averaging 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds and shooting 41.2 percent on three-pointers. He also brings physicality and toughness.