On the brink of collapse, we spoke to Sean Kennedy of Liberty Ballers once again to see if the Raptors have any chance of evening the series. After one of the worst losses I’ve ever had to sit through, we asked Sean Kennedy of Liberty Ballers some questions regarding the Raptors’ mindset and game plan heading into Game 4.
The Raptors have betrayed my confidence yet again, this time getting blown out while showing no signs of life (save for Kawhi Leonard). Do you think the Raptors can muster up the mental energy to split the series in Philly?
I have become incredibly optimistic about this series, but it has more to do with the Sixers finally appearing to perfectly settle into roles within their current group rather than anything Toronto is doing. Ben Simmons has focused on being a defensive stopper, largely concentrating on being a screener and cutter offensively, while Jimmy Butler has assumed the bulk of the ball-handling duties. Joel Embiid is still a focal point and defensive anchor, JJ Redick spaces the floor and works to stay on his man and fight through screens rather than switch, and Tobias Harris has become an elite glue guy. …
Author: Dylan Litman / Raptors HQ