Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Late timeout decisions, Durant’s impact, Lowry against switches and more
Date: June 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column looked at the Raptors squandering their first chance at securing a title with a Game 5 loss to the Warriors.
To be completely honest, it feels a little strange trying to do this recalibration from Monday’s game.
Much of what happened and where the energy was after dealt with Kevin Durant, so the specifics, particularly the ones he was involved in, feel a little less relevant. Factor in that most people want to talk about the fan response (covered off last night and not within the scope of this piece), and I’m not sure how much anyone will care to read this particular iteration.
We’ll go ahead anyway, because that’s the job and there are one or two games left to recalibrate for. Maybe fresh eyes will help over a long two days before Game 6.