The Toronto Raptors rewrite the franchise record books again, as they crush the Washington Wizards and take the first 2-0 series lead in franchise history.
If you really thought the Washington Wizards were going to knock off the Toronto Raptors at home, you’ve slipped so deep into the southern media paranoia that there’s no saving you. You underestimated them greatly.
Welcome to the second playoff edition of Raptors Revelations, game one had nine but moving forwards we’ll only be doing 6, because, you know, Toronto… Drake… Raptors… It’s gonna be fun so strap in. These are the sobering, snarky or dare I say, smart thoughts that stick with me when I watch the Raptors games. These are the Revelations.
1) Raptors take a 2-0 series lead for the first time, ever!
The Raptors have never been up 2-0 in a series, ever. Yes, you read that correctly. I had to double-check that too when I first heard it.
If the new style of play, evolved youth, 59-win season, or victory in-game one hasn’t convinced you this year’s Raptors team is different, then add this franchise first to the pile.
In franchise history, the Raptors are very rarely seen in positions of strength but it’s a new era. The Raptors crushed the Wizards to the tune of a 130-119 win that wasn’t as close as it seems.
Everything is (maybe was, now) supposed to come hard for the Raptors. They grind out seven-game, unwatchable series not smoothly house opponents or at least they used to.