Nick Nurse (The Magician) does it again for Toronto Raptors with small-ball lineup

Game 6 was a must-win for the Toronto Raptors, and they did so in the fashion they have never done before. Playing with no traditional center in the lineup. When people watch magicians do tricks they are left in awe. When you watch the Toronto Raptors play playoff basketball, you are filled with trepidation. However, […]
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Author: Alexandro Fidanza / Raptors HQ

Listen to That’s A Rap #17: Post-Game 5 vs. Magic Reaction

The Raptors got things done in resounding fashion in Game 5 against the Orlando Magic. Join That’s a Rap to celebrate for a bit, and then let’s look ahead to the second round. The Disney Douchebag Sweep is complete! Toronto put the finishing touches on an almost-perfect first round series with Orlando last night in Game 5 after absorbing the first punch and responding emphatically over the next four games.
Before our attention flips completely towards Philadelphia, listen as we put a bow on the Raptors-Magic series.

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That’s a rap on Orlando’s season. As has been the case in each of Toronto’s victories, the Raptor starters dominated the Magic’s starting five. Midway through the first quarter, Nikola Vucevic already has three fouls, Kyle Lowry scored the first nine points, and Toronto was up 22-3.
Among the many promising numbers that came out of this game, Toronto’s shots beyond the arc finally started to fall. In fact, there were positive numbers across the board — Kawhi Leonard’s +/- (game), Marc Gasol’s +/- (series), and building the largest playoff lead in franchise history.
In addition to the fantastic stats, the starters were …

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Author: JayRosales / Raptors HQ