Title: B-Sides from an epic comeback: The chaos of Chris Boucher, a new no-stats all-star, win probabilities and more
Date: December 23, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ historic comeback against the Mavericks, including Chris Boucher’s impact in chaotic games, Malcolm Miller’s stat-free plus-29, and more.
Oasis. Nirvana. The Beatles. Carly Rae Jepsen. The 2018-19 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Every truly great act eventually releases a killer collection of B-sides.
The Raptors’ run-it-back season has already been heavy on unexpected success and uplifting moments, making them one of the best stories of the early season. The touching ring ceremony, a pitch-perfect Kawhi Leonard ceremony, against-the-odds shorthanded victories bookending a lone tough stretch and, now, a masterful Kyle Lowry pantheon game and the craziest comeback since, well, you remember.
As the Raptors continue to intermittently release killer tracks that didn’t make the 2019-20 cut, here are a few B-sides of our own from a wild Sunday at Scotiabank Arena.
Check it out on The Athletic.