WORDZ OF WOZDOM: Concern the Raptors — esp. if that is the actual OG


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Is that this the primary Raptors sport Superfan Nav Bhatia has missed?

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Below Nick Nurse, Toronto believes as strongly as any group within the NBA that they’ll let the opposite guys attempt to beat them. They key on the celebs. Like Anthony Davis, who was double-teamed persistently and was invisible for many of the sport. Davis and James mixed for a season-low first half factors complete of eight.

Lowry had Toronto’s first 9 free throw makes an attempt. That may’t occur. They don’t have a ton of gamers who draw fouls, however Siakam must discover a solution to create contact a bit extra and each on occasion Gasol has to channel his Memphis kind.

Lowry is 10th within the NBA in worth over alternative participant since 2013, in response to basketball-reference.com.

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VanVleet handed T.J. Ford for 10th on Toronto’s all-time help record.

Raptors improved to 12-14 towards groups with .500 data or higher, however I believe that stat is extremely deceiving. They’re excellent. Numerous that document is a product of so many key gamers being injured throughout the season. At full power, Toronto would make a sequence out of any matchup.

Lowry’s 14 rebounds werea  new profession excessive, regardless that he’s 34. It additionally tied for sixth-most by a Raptor this season. He’s a foot shorter or so than the remainder of the blokes on that record.

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THREE STARS

1 — Kyle Lowry

2 — OG Anunoby

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three — LeBron James

SEASON THREE STAR LEADERS

Kyle Lowry 51 factors (three factors for 1st star, 2 for second, 1 for third)

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Pascal Siakam 46

Fred VanVleet 37

Serge Ibaka 28

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Norman Powell 25

OG Anunoby 22

Marc Gasol 19

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Terence Davis 11