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Delon Wright saves the Raptors in Game 5

Delon Wright was open. The Raptors were down by two early in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Game 5. Ty Lawson had mistakenly anticipated Wright setting a screen, allowing the Raptors point guard to receive a pass with a second of airspace behind the 3-point arc. Just three days earlier, Wright had passed up … Read more

Marcin Gortat and the art of the moving screen

As the Raptors and Wizards get ready for a pivotal Game 5 tonight, it’s pretty clear that the play of John Wall will have a big hand in deciding the outcome of the game that will break the 2-2 tie. Wall looked comfortable and dialed in during the games in Washington, upping his series averages … Read more

DeMar’s big night

DeMar DeRozan broke the Wizards tonight. The Wizards are not on the same page right now ? John Wall and Gortat arguing on the bench while Bradley Beal covers his face pic.twitter.com/PrTBywLbY3 — NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) April 18, 2018 Despite heroics from CJ Miles and Delon Wright on Saturday, it’s never a given that … Read more

Should C.J. Miles be kept on a short leash to start the playoffs?

It’s no secret that C.J. Miles is in a slump. But how did it get to this point? The Raptors’ big free-agent acquisition this past offseason, Miles was brought in to be a ringer of sorts, to the fill a role Toronto had sorely lacked through its recent stretch of playoff runs: a legit off-ball … Read more

Why Game 1 against Washington is a must-win

The playoffs are finally here and we have ourselves a first round date with the Washington Wizards. It didn’t seem likely that the Wizards would fall to the eight seed but losing nine of their last twelve games certainly helped. The regular season series between these two teams were split at two games a piece, … Read more

Game 1 will set the tone for Raptors-Wizards series

“Our Game 1 is our Game 7 tomorrow.” One day before the Raptors begin their first-round series with the Wizards, Kyle Lowry left it all on the table. Toronto has lost its last 10 Game 1s as a franchise. The last seven have featured Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. If the pressure to finally take a … Read more

Nervous about Round 1? Vegas disagrees

Never is it more apparent than from the end of the regular season to the start of the playoffs that the national pastime of Canada is worrying about our basketball team. No matter the team, no matter the opponent, no matter the seed, Raptors fans love to express about their uneasiness towards the playoffs, and … Read more