Jonas Valanciunas scores 14 points in full line as Raptors win again
Jonas Valanciunas scores 14 points in full line as Raptors win again
0:56PlayDeMar De Rozan was one of the NBA's best players in February
09 March, 2018, 08:31
The Raptors have reached the postseason in each of the previous four seasons, advancing as far as the Eastern Conference finals in 2016.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, it's their fifth straight playoff berth.
DeRozan averaged a team-high 20.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds while helping the East-leading Raptors to a flawless 4-0 week. Aside from a 2016 trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Raptors are 1-3 in playoff series in the past five years. However, sticking with the same personnel that put together back-to-back 50-plus win seasons but couldn't get it done against the NBA's elite in the playoffs caused skeptics to predict a similar fate for the Raptors heading into this season.
Bench struggles are a nightmare for any team playing the very deep Raptors these days, as Toronto's second unit continues to dominate on a nightly basis.
Kyle Lowry played a masterful game for the Raptors, his best in about three weeks, and finished with 15 points, a season-high 15 assists and seven rebounds.
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Raptors: G Deion Wright left the game with a sprained big toe on his right foot, and F OG Anunoby was out with a sprained right ankle.
There are no moral victories for hanging with one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association. Fortunately for the Raptors, their deep bench can dominate other team's second units. The Raptors are also 3rd in net rating at 8.3.
Head coach Dwane Casey was delighted to see his team face a tough test and still come away successful as he believes it'll stand them in good stead going into future encounters. Toronto has won all three games between the teams. They got out in transition and got easy ones. With 0.9 seconds left and out of timeouts, Toronto threw a long pass that went out of bounds with 0.3 seconds left.
If Toronto can win those season series it would provide them with some confidence heading into an eventual showdown with at least one of those squads.
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