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Is that this the primary Raptors sport Superfan Nav Bhatia has missed?
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.
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.
1 — Kyle Lowry
2 — OG Anunoby
three — LeBron James
SEASON THREE STAR LEADERS
Kyle Lowry 51 factors (three factors for 1st star, 2 for second, 1 for third)
Pascal Siakam 46
Fred VanVleet 37
Serge Ibaka 28
Norman Powell 25
OG Anunoby 22
Marc Gasol 19
Terence Davis 11