Kings-Raptors gameday: How O.G. Anunoby, Anthony Davis, Steven Adams injuries affect Kings

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There was injury news on multiple NBA fronts Tuesday that could impact the Kings as they try to end the longest playoff drought in league history.

The Kings (27-19) are third in the Western Conference as they prepare to face the Raptors (21-27) on Wednesday at Golden 1 Center. The Kings are 3 ½ games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 2 seed. They are 3 ½ games ahead of the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns for the No. 6 seed and 4 ½ games ahead of a group of teams that are vying for the final play-in spots in the West.

The Raptors are listing O.G. Anunoby as questionable for Wednesday’s game due to right ankle soreness. The Kings are listing Chimezie Metu as questionable with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers are expecting eight-time All-Star Anthony Davis to return against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday after missing 20 games with a foot injury. Stephen Curry has already returned for the Golden State Warriors and now Chris Paul is back for the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns (25-24) are tied for sixth in the West. The Warriors (23-24) are 10th. The Lakers (22-26) are 13th. All three teams could make a run at one of the top six seeds or a play-in spot over the second half of the season.

The Grizzlies (31-16) are solidly in playoff contention with the second-best record in the West, but they could have a hard time holding onto the No. 2 seed with Steven Adams out due to injury if the Kings keep winning.

Memphis announced Tuesday that Adams has been diagnosed with a PCL sprain in his right knee. He sustained the injury in Sunday’s game against the Suns and was out for Monday’s 133-100 loss to the Kings. The Grizzlies said Adams is expected to be sidelined three to five weeks.

Raptors at Kings

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Golden 1 Center

TV: NBC Sports California

Radio: Sactown Sports 1140

Odds: Kings -4.0

Over/under: 238.5

Injury report

Raptors: QUESTIONABLE — O.G. Anunoby (ankle); Dalano Banton (hip). OUT — Jeff Dowtin Jr. (G League); Ron Harper Jr. (G League); Christian Koloko (G League); Otto Porter Jr. (foot).

Kings: QUESTIONABLE — Chimezie Metu (knee).

Upcoming schedule

Jan. 23 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Jan. 25 vs. Toronto Raptors

Jan. 28 at Minnesota Timberwolves

Jan. 30 at Minnesota Timberwolves

Feb. 1 at San Antonio Spurs