Category Archives: Analysis

5 thoughts as the Raptors head into a Game 7 against the Celtics

Title: 5 thoughts as the Raptors head into a Game 7 against the Celtics
Date: September 11, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a few of the things on my mind as the Raptors and Celtics get ready for Game 7. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 6: Siakam, box-and-1, quantifying tension and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 6: Siakam, box-and-1, quantifying tension and more
Date: September 10, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column broke down the Raptors forcing a Game 7 with a double-overtime victory against the Celtics. Read an excerpt!

‘Every win is the biggest win so far’: Raptors go smaller to pull out Game 6

Title: ‘Every win is the biggest win so far’: Raptors go smaller to pull out Game 6
Date: September 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors turning to a small lineup to close out a double-overtime, series-saving win against the Celtics. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Zone defence, trying the bench and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 5: Zone defence, trying the bench and more
Date: September 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column broke down the Raptors getting blown out again to fall behind 3-2 to the Celtics. Read an excerpt!

‘Really good at bouncing back’: Another blowout loss puts Raptors on the brink

Title: ‘Really good at bouncing back’: Another blowout loss puts Raptors on the brink
Date: September 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors turning in a second listless performance in five games, putting them on the brink of elimination. Read an excerpt!

Why the Raptors are leaning so heavily on their top 4, and why it may continue

Title: Why the Raptors are leaning so heavily on their top 4, and why it may continue
Date: September 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors leaning very heavily on four players and how the bubble environment might be offering some fatigue reprieve. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Regression, borrowing from each other and more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 4: Regression, borrowing from each other and more
Date: September 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column broke down the Raptors evening their series with the Celtics at 2-2. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors finally got their 3-ball going against the Celtics in Game 4

Title: How the Raptors finally got their 3-ball going against the Celtics in Game 4
Date: September 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ guards breaking through Boston’s defence to finally open up their 3-point game. Read an excerpt!

Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Kemba Walker is a Raptor Killer, series odds, more

Title: Raptor Recalibration, Game 3: Kemba Walker is a Raptor Killer, series odds, more
Date: September 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, my playoff day-after playoff column broke down the Raptors coming back from the brink against the Celtics to make the series 2-1. Read an excerpt!

‘I don’t shoot trying to miss’: OG Anunoby’s walk-off miracle gives Raptors life

Title: ‘I don’t shoot trying to miss’: OG Anunoby’s walk-off miracle gives Raptors life
Date: September 3, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about OG Anunoby’s walk-off 3-pointer to bring the Raptors back from down 2-0 to the Celtics, a culmination of his career to date. Read an excerpt!