Kawhi Leonard flushed home two dunks that were not safe for television and Serge Ibaka had a block party this week. The best part? The Raptors were 2-1. Let’s take the Temperature. The Raptors are back in the driver’s seat once again. Reeling off two straight victories in Games 4 and 5, the team has regained their composure and taken control of their series against the Philadelphia 76ers, which now stands at 3-2.
On the court, Marc Gasol and Kyle Lowry are back to letting it fly from deep and Kawhi Leonard has been historically great. In Game 4, he dropped 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting, to go along with 14 rebounds and five assists — and yet he couldn’t even make the Temperature this week! Since my reaction to Leonard and his masterful dunks was profanity, I felt it wasn’t appropriate to include it all here.
Instead, this week we’ll highlight adjustments from Nick Nurse, spark plug Serge Ibaka, and a killer crossover from Kyle Lowry that make up the Toronto Temperature.
Serge Ibaka, Spark Plug
It didn’t look so good for Serge Ibaka early in the series. He was a step slow on defense and …
Author: Ben_Scott / Raptors HQ