Raptors Cage

Back To The Oracle We Go

The Raptors went from relative safety to jumping right into the maw of the beast. By being unable to close out the series in Game 5, they are going to go back to Oakland for a Game 6. It would not be out of the question to see the Warriors take it by virtue of … Read moreBack To The Oracle We Go

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

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

Matchups to look out for ahead of Game 2

With Game 2 of the NBA finals just hours away, in which the Toronto Raptors will participate (no, you’re not dreaming), Raptors fans should be prepared for the Warriors to come out of the gates sprinting. For any team starting a series on the road, the goal is always to steal at least one game, … Read moreMatchups to look out for ahead of Game 2

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

Attacking Golden State: Another Breakdown

Throughout their historic playoff run, the Toronto Raptors have faced 2 of the 5 most efficient defenses in the postseason. The Philadelphia 76ers, as they happen to be number 5, and the Milwaukee Bucks who rank as the top defense out of the 16 playoff teams. Starting on Thursday, Toronto will be matched up with … Read moreAttacking Golden State: Another Breakdown

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