Toronto Raptors: Top five performances from perfect week 15

Week 15  of the 2019-20 NBA season is in the books, and the Toronto Raptors finished with another perfect record, this time going 4-0. Which performances made this week’s top-five list? The last time the Toronto Raptors were dealt a loss was Jan. 12, courtesy the San Antonio Spurs. The champs haven’t lost in close […]
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Author: Aditya Chandran / Raptors HQ

Three Questions for the Raptors ahead of Game 2 vs. the Orlando Magic

With an unfortunate Game 1 in the books, we speak to the Orlando Pinstriped Post again about what to expect heading into Game 2 in Toronto. After a mildly traumatizing Game 1 for the Raptors, we spoke to managing editor Mike Cali of the Orlando Pinstriped Post again to hear his take on the series so far against the Magic. And to get his thoughts on Game 2 coming up tonight.
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Kyle Lowry doesn’t go scoreless often. Do you anticipate the Magic’s defensive game plan shifting if he makes his shots in game two?

If Kyle Lowry had just made one or two of the open looks he had in Game 1, many of the conversations and tweets since Sunday would be quite different. Magic coach Steve Clifford praised Lowry after the game (in no way sarcastically) for the contributions he made elsewhere and the impact he had on the game even while going scoreless. I think all of Orlando is expecting Lowry to make plenty of shots in Game 2, but either way, the Magic’s defensive game plan is pretty set in stone.
Against a perimeter player like Lowry that means contesting all shots and playing tight body-to-body defense. The Magic didn’ …

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Author: Dylan Litman / Raptors HQ