Pascal Siakam’s injury was the tonic the sick Raptors needed

Toronto’s key players remembered that they were pretty good even without one of their stars. Will the lesson stick for the rest of their series with the Sixers? It is obvious to say that basketball is a team game, but I am an obvious person and so I’ll say it: basketball is a team game.
What’s more, and this is also an obvious thing to say, the Raptors have spent the vast majority of the last six-plus months being one of the very best basketball teams on the face of the planet.
Against the Philadelphia 76ers, however, the Raptors have not looked like a particularly good team. They have looked like, and this is trying to be kind, a bunch of dudes standing around waiting for two guys named Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam to do cool and interesting things with the basketball that result in it going through the hoop.
Then, in moments when neither Kawhi or Pascal can do said interesting things, the rest of the Raptors have generally looked at the basketball as if it were a grenade and tried to toss it as far away from them as quickly as possible in the …

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Author: ConorMcCreery / Raptors HQ

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