How do the Toronto Raptors match up against the Cavaliers?

How do the Toronto Raptors match up against the Cavaliers?

The Toronto Raptors rebounded from a slow second-half start to win five consecutive games on their West Coast road trip. At 39-30, they now stand tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the coveted No. 6 seed in the conference. Earning that seed would help them escape a play-in matchup against the Nets. The Cavs had […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Pascal Siakam has funny response to Raptors fans booing Goran Dragic

Pascal Siakam has funny response to Raptors fans booing Goran Dragic

Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors rebounded from a sluggish second-half start by compiling two straight wins against the rival Brooklyn Nets. Considering that former Raptors point guard Goran Dragic had just made his debut in Brooklyn, piling up those wins had to feel even sweeter. Dragic was on the wrong side of some merciless booing […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Kings Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Dec. 13

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Kings Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Dec. 13

The Toronto Raptors have rebounded from an iffy West Coast road trip, as they were a nullified Justin Champagnie buzzer-beater away from winning four consecutive games on their homestand. The latest Raptors odds seem to suggest they will pull off another victory against a team from the West. The Raptors will tussle with the Sacramento […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: How does Toronto match up against the Celtics?

Raptors: How does Toronto match up against the Celtics?

The Toronto Raptors have rebounded from their 2-8 start early in the 2020-21 season, but their poor performances show that this roster is far from perfect. The Boston Celtics, one of their biggest competitors in a very crowded Atlantic Division, showed that when the Raptors aren’t clicking on defense, they can get demolished. Jayson Tatum […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Tactical Issues: How will the Raptors and Sixers adjust in Game 3?

After an embarrassing Game 1, the Sixers rebounded and stole Game 2 and home court advantage. Philly’s counters made the Raptors look vulnerable. Can Toronto swing the momentum and win on the road in Game 3? The Philadelphia 76ers showed up in Game 2, and Brett Brown rolled out his coaching adjustments that left Toronto Raptors and Nick Nurse thinking about re-inventing his strategy and rotations for the first time in the post-season.
The Sixers showed up with better defensive intensity, and an overall better game plan compared to their Game 1 performance. They managed to establish Jimmy Butler in Game 2 and even got solid bench contributions without Mike Scott logging a single minute. The Sixers’ rotation continued to massacre the Raptors’ bench unit, even though they were shored up by 1-2 starters for the most part.
It was the Raptors who no-showed in Game 2. Their outside shooting and their bench scoring were non-existent, and the Raptors’ defense was uncharacteristically sloppy in key spots.
Right now, Nurse appears forced to adjust to what the Sixers are doing. Can he respond in his own way? Do the Raptors have the personnel? Let’s get into some tactical issues.
For the Sixers
The Sixers didn’t …

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Author: JD Quirante / Raptors HQ