After a frustrating Game 3 loss to the Sixers, the boys try to assure us that Everything Is Fine with the Raptors. Last I checked, the Raptors only needed one win in Philadelphia to regain home-court advantage. When Kyle Lowry states that Kawhi Leonard needs more help, doesn’t he have a history of bringing his A-game? Hasn’t a season-long worth of games with constant rotational changes – and continued success – afforded this team some leeway that they’ll “figure it out”?
The answers to these questions will have to wait until Sunday, but for now, listen to our latest episode as we dissect Game 3.
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Raptors were treading water with Kawhi on the court… and absolutely sinking when he wasn’t. At least Danny Green started hitting from deep.
In an ironic twist of fate, it’s Kawhi who is managing the Raptors’ load. Passing and assist rates have increased since the trade deadline, but the Raptors fell victim to over-passing and lots of apprehension. If a fire wasn’t lit after Game 2, it certainly is now.
Some missed (groin-related?) calls by the referees created a negative trickle effect. Foul trouble led to slower defensive …
Author: JayRosales / Raptors HQ