Game 5 Analysis: The Raptors were already looking ahead to the next round

There wasn’t much to glean from Toronto’s blowout Game 5 over the Orlando Magic. So let’s take a brief glimpse ahead to what awaits: the Philadelphia 76ers. So, that was quite a win. It seems both the Raptors and Magic knew what I posited in the last post — the series was already over. Just a matter of playing out the string. The Raptors came out and dominated as expected, the Magic couldn’t do anything about it, as expected. And that was that.
In that spirit, let’s see if we can take anything from the series as a whole real quick and then take a look ahead to the next round against the Philadelphia 76ers, who should prove to be a much stiffer test for Toronto.
Key Lineups from the First Round
The Raptors starting lineup that has promised to be dominant since the time of all the trades — and has only sporadically shown that potential — came to play.
Toronto’s core group of Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam, and Marc Gasol played a total of 96 minutes across five games, putting up an ORTG of 127 points per 100 possessions and a DRTG of 81.0 points per 100 …

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Author: Daniel Hackett / Raptors HQ

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