The Toronto Raptors has had a rough two games with the Charlotte Hornets and the Denver Nuggets, a home game(Charlotte) that could have easily gone the other way. Shout out to Jamal Murray, the starting point guard for the Denver Nuggets and was born in Kitchener Ontario and had an unreal game. Either than that, there were a few things that had me sitting up at night.
Now raptors are sitting with two loses in a row and have a tough schedule coming as they will play the leading title contenders in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks, back to back!The Raptors, lost the to DenverNuggets 118-133, even when OG Anunoby put on a stellar performance. With seven steals and 32 points.
The Player put on a defensive clinic, holding off centers such as Nikola Jokic, who is a 7 foot Slavic machine.The warning flags are starting to show with the Toronto Raptors as their playoff run approaches in April. Now before we were glorifying their unbeaten run, with a 17 game win streak, the Raptors were looking stronger with the departure of Kawhi Leonard.
Now lets get to a topic that tends to not be one of my favorites…the growing concern of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have been neck-and-neck with the Toronto Raptors with the fight for the 2nd spot in the Eastern conference. They continue to put on stellar performances and have a talented back court of guards and forwards to score multiple points and guard the 3-point line.
To be honest, I can’t stand Boston sports teams. This comes from multiple years of the Boston Bruins, Celtics, Yankees, and New England Patriots continuously knocking out my favorite teams. I still remember when the Celtics defeated King James in the second round of the Playoffs in 2008 (I was 12 at the time) and mopped around my house and school for a week. Boston just has to much history, taking them down this season will be a great challenge.
The All Star of the Boston Celtics is Jason Tatum seems to be the biggest threat scoring 23.5 points a game and averaging 7 rebounds. The scary part is, he is only 21 years old. Never mind Zion Williamson or Ja Morant, people are going to have to acknowledge Tatum as a superstar, I will not be surprised if the Celtics are the Eastern Conference champions coming into the finals this year.
But that does not mean that the Raptors cant fight back! If we can secure the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference come playoff time, we will have more home games than the Celtics, and the last thing the Raptors want to do is to play game seven at the TD Gardens. If Raptors remain focused and healthy, can knock off the Celtics which will most likely pair them up with the Bucks for the third round.