Toronto Raptors P.J. Tucker said about the players only meeting, “It’s time for guys to go out and show that we care and that we care about each other and we want to do something special here.”
30,078 and counting. That is the total points Dirk Nowitzki has in his long career with the Mavs so far and he has the potato to prove it.
The San Antonio Spurs have won 50 or more games in every season this century, but the Toronto Raptors have only hit this milestone once in franchise history, so going for 50 wins again is a bit of a bigger deal for We The North.
The Toronto Raptors second year guard Norman Powell is slowly gaining notoriety as a fourth quarter player. Someone head coach Dwane Casey can count on at critical points in the game to get a stop or more surprisingly, get a bucket.
The Toronto Raptors long lanky third string point guard Delon Wright was injured in Summer League and has only played in eight games this season, but he’s already been earning praise for what he’s been able to do on defense.
“I am so thankful with the Raptors because I am playing a couple of minutes at the five (and) at the four,” Serge Ibaka said. “As soon as I heard they did that deal on the table, they got me, I already knew what I had to do. I already knew why they needed me.”
So are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors still a sure thing to meet in the NBA Finals? Because of injuries, both teams could be in for a tougher time in the first two rounds of the playoffs than anyone anticipated.