The Raptors received what’s hopefully a lasting lesson in how solid, energetic defence can keep you afloat with an 83-75 win over the Warriors at ACC.
“We found a a way and we did it with our defence,” said Dwane Casey post-game. “There are going to be nights where you can’t buy a bucket, but that is when you have to dig in and trust your defence and we did.”
It certainly wasn’t consistent, as the Raptors came out flat and hit the break trailing 47-38. But Casey proceeded to challenge his players in the locker room and carried that fire to the sidelines in the final two quarters, when the Raptors held the Warriors to just 11 points in the third frame (tying Toronto’s season low for an opponent) and set a new season low by allowing just 28 points in the second half.
Our #RTZ Tweet of the Night winner @mrTarca definitely picked up on that intensity…
Next up? A major challenge in the middle as the Raptors close out a back-to-back against Dwight Howard and the Magic at ACC. Until then, let’s look back the best of what you had to say on Sunday.
Top 20 #RTZ Tweets – Raptors vs. Warriors