Raptors Cage

Processing what just happened

I wanted to wait a while to write this, with hopes of the dust settling and emotions calming. That doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen anytime soon, so I guess this will have to do. The Toronto Raptors are fucking NBA Champions. Holy fuck. Typically at this time of the year, I’ll start analyzing what went … Read moreProcessing what just happened

Let’s Close This Out

The Raptors need to close this series in Game 5. No one could have expected the Raptors to take two games at the Oracle. However, now that the Raptors are here, they need to take advantage of the opportunity. The Warriors have come back down from 3-1 before, against Kevin Durant’s own Oklahoma City Thunder. … Read moreLet’s Close This Out

Just Hold On, It’s Coming Home

After digging themselves into an 11 point hole early in the first quarter, the Kawhi Leonard led Raptors were able to keep chipping away at that deficit. It seemed as though every time they had it cut to 4 points, the Warriors would come down the other end and hit a heavily contested shot, which … Read moreJust Hold On, It’s Coming Home

The Raptors are a blue-collar team

Keep Working Some teams have the mindset to keep working continuously. At every point in the game you will see that team to show the same work ethic as the very start. As a result of hard work during the game, this hypothetical team can go toe to toe with any opponent. They work hard, … Read moreThe Raptors are a blue-collar team

Game 3: A Raptors Recordbreaker

Rejoice, Raptors fans. Once again, the Raps lead the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. After stealing Game 3 at The Oracle in convincing fashion against the shorthanded defending champs, Toronto now sits 96 minutes of basketball away from the ultimate goal. The team played great all-around basketball with their stars leading the way … Read moreGame 3: A Raptors Recordbreaker

The Raptors are Staying Frosty

Recap Game 2 did not go the way that most Toronto fans would have liked. The Raptors had a 5 point lead at halftime, only to end up losing the game itself by 5 points, 109-104. The Warriors took over in the 4th quarter, and despite the late comeback that the Raptors mounted they took … Read moreThe Raptors are Staying Frosty

Raptors-Warriors Game 2 Adjustments

On Thursday night, NBA fans across the world witnessed history: the first-ever NBA Finals game played outside of the United States. Along with that, they saw what was likely the beginning of the first truly competitive finals since 2016, featuring eight recent, and current All-Stars, 3 MVP candidates, and 3 former defensive players of the … Read moreRaptors-Warriors Game 2 Adjustments

Defending Golden State: A Breakdown

“Warriors in 6.” Aside from the obvious celebration of the Toronto Raptors making the finals, that’s all I’ve ever really seen since they eliminated the first seeded Milwaukee Bucks last Saturday night. Of course, this is to be expected. Golden State has not only made every single NBA Finals since 2015 with relatively similar star-studded … Read moreDefending Golden State: A Breakdown