Toronto Raptors Rumors
After allowing a season-high 79 points in the first half and trailing the Toronto Raptors by 15 at intermission on Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed back to win 132-129. The game left acting head coach Larry Drew believing he witnessed a breakthrough performance. “I always say there is one game during the season that changes your team,” Drew said. “That game can be early, it can be midway, it can be late. There’s always one game that kind of changes your team, the mindset. And I really believe tonight’s game might have done that for us.”
Can the Raptors, improbable as it may seem to those outside their locker room, win it all this season? “Yes,” DeRozan responds. “If we didn’t think so, there’s no reason to be in this line of work. So, we definitely believe so.”
Josh Lewenberg: This one will sting a bit after the big first half but it’s a loss many Raptors fans were clamouring for and, strategically, may end up being for the best. Cavs now a full game up on Indy for 3rd (Pacers in NOLA tonight).
Josh Lewenberg: LeBron on Raptors: “They’re in a better place than we are right now because they’ve had more consistency and they’ve had their guys in the lineup for the majority of the year. So they know who they are and we’re still trying to figure that out.” pic.twitter.com/f2paNqspc0
Four times times during this interview, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry laughed before the question was even finished. The mere mention of a possible career as a coach elicited one such response. “I couldn’t deal with nobody like me,” Lowry told CBS Sports. “That’s why I respect [coach Dwane Casey] so much: Because he’s dealing with guys that have different individual personalities and he’s able to coexist with everyone and make everyone love him. That’s why I believe he’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had.”