A New Rotation Is Helping The Raptors Find Their Identity Again

Greivis Vasquez is starting, Terrence Ross is coming off the bench and James Johnson has seen a big decline in minutes, but Head Coach Dwane Casey’s new rotation is helping the Toronto Raptors re-establish their identity and win games. “We are more engaged, more focused, finding our real identity – getting it back,” Vasquez said.

Raptors Valanciunas Posterized Kings Cousins In 119-102 Win

The Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas ripped the ball away from the Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins and powered up through his opponent’s arms to slam the ball home and tie the game. The referee called the contract leaving the earth-bound Cousins frustrated and posterized. Valanciunas completed the three-point play, Cousins went to the bench with his fourth personal foul and the Raptors outscored the Kings 26-10 over the rest of the quarter to blow this game wide open.

Raptors Bench Crushes The Pacers In Indiana

It appears things are getting back to normal for the Toronto Raptors. DeMar DeRozan got to the free throw line 13 times and scored 24 points on 7-15 shooting. Freshly minted 2015 All-Star Kyle Lowry had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. The Raptors bench turned an 11 point Pacers lead into a 9 point Raptors advantage in just 4 minutes early in the second quarter to crush Indiana’s hopes of defeating the Atlantic Division leaders.