With the Raptors gassed and looking to even the series at 2-2, Game 4 saw the whole squad come together to outplay the Bucks. It was unfamiliar in some ways — and familiar in others. The Raptors blew out the Bucks in Game 4 to even up the Eastern Conference Finals at 2-2. As recently as last Saturday, that felt like an almost impossible turn of events, and yet here we are.
What’s more, the way the Raptors got to their win was very different than what they’ve come to expect of late in these playoffs. Let’s dive in.
Counting on the Bench
This is a section that I write a few times each series, each time lamenting how much the lack of depth is killing the Raptors, how Serge Ibaka’s inconsistency is problematic, how Norman Powell is either a complete disaster or a second Kawhi Leonard on any given night, and how Fred VanVleet has given the Raptors absolutely nothing on offense the entire playoffs.
It’s nice to have a change of pace.
The three key bench players were absolutely phenomenal in this game. Norm wasn’t particularly efficient, but still managed decent volume production, scoring 18 points …
Author: Daniel Hackett / Raptors HQ