Game 4 Analysis: Kawhi stands out, and Toronto’s big men stand up

The Raptors just managed to get the crucial game 4 win. How did they do it, and what can they do moving forward to improve on it? Well, that was a heck of a game. Tight from wire to wire, both the Raptors and 76ers pulling out all the stops, neither team shooting all that well — but Toronto came through in the end.
Let’s touch on some of the obvious Game 4 storylines and check in on some on-going issues with the series as a whole.

That Leonard Guy

Pretty good, huh?
Kawhi Leonard put up 39 points on 30 used possessions (only an uncharacteristic seven turnovers prevented his efficiency from being even more otherworldly), adding in 14 rebounds and five assists to boot, and was a +7 in a 5-point win over 43 minutes.
Playing so much of the game, you wouldn’t think you’d be able to see the dramatic on-off court swing that has been the story for Leonard this series, especially on the offensive end. And you’d be partly right — the Raptors’ offence was only seven points better with Kawhi than without, as he was the constant for the good lineups and bad ones alike, carrying a huge load all …

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Author: Daniel Hackett / Raptors HQ

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