Title: Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications
Date: August 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ season series with the Celtics and what can be taken from that series for the playoffs.
Well, that wasn’t good.
It’s been a long time since there was concern about the Toronto Raptors. Prior to Friday, they’d won seven in a row, a winning streak spanning over five months due to the NBA’s hiatus. The three-game losing streak that preceded that stretch seems like ancient history. The last time their offence looked that poor — “flush it” — was in January. Both were shorthanded. So you’d be forgiven for not remembering what it feels like to worry about a healthy Raptors squad.
The Boston Celtics have beat them thrice in four tries — twice by blowout — and that warrants examination. They are by no means panicking.