Tracking the Raptors’ Key Stretch of 19 Games (#14)

The Anatomy of Wins and Losses in the NBA:
Breaking Down Key Possessions

Game 14 – TOR 127 vs Orl (34-21) 110, W 9-5 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 13 – TOR 109 vs Njn (22-30) 91, W 8-5 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 12 – TOR 88 vs Sas (33-17) 93, L 7-5 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 11 – Tor 105 @ MIN (10-38) 82, W 7-4 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 10 – TOR 98 v Lac (15-31) 102, L 6-4 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 9 – Tor 114 @ MIA (9-36) 82, W 6-3 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 8 – TOR 101 vs LAL (28-16) 121, L 5-3 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 7 – TOR 122 vs Was (24-19) 85, W 5-2 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 6 – Tor 104 @ WAS (23-19) 108, OT, L 4-2 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 5 – TOR 106 vs Mil (17-26) 75, W 4-1 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 4 – Tor 114 @ BOS (33-6) 112, W 3-1 … Boxscore 
Game 3 – Tor 95 @ PHI (15-25) 99, L 2-1 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 2 – TOR 89 vs Atl (17-18) 78, W 2-0 … Boxscore, Full Play-By-Play
Game 1 – TOR 116 vs Sac (15-21) 91, W 1-0

Record vs >.500 Opp: 3-3 (.500)
Record vs .500 Opp: 6-2 (.750)

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Key Possessions which determined the W-L result:

Some NBA games are decided in a specific segment in the early stages … like this one, when

– from the 04:35 mark of the 2nd Quarter to the end of the 1st Half … 

TOR/19 pts; 8-11, FGA (72.7%); 1-2, 3FGA (50.0%); 2-2, FTA (100.0%); 7 Rbs (2 O-Rb/4 pts); 4 Ast

Orl
/7 pts; 2-6, FGA (33.3%); 0-4, 3FGA (00.0%); 3-4, FTA (75.0%); 1 Rb; 1 Ast; 1 TO

Key Raptors:
Jamario Moon
(1-2, FGA/50.0%; 2-2, FTA/100.0%; 2 Rbs), Jose Calderon (1-1, FGA/100.0%; 2 Ast) & Chris Bosh (5-5, FGA/100.0%; 3 Rbs/2 O-Rb [4 pts]; 1 Ast) 

Vital Components:
– during this 4+ minute stretch to close the 1st Half …
Toronto dominated Orlando, extending its lead from 2 to 14 pts … by (i) Outrebounding the Magic (7-1/2-0, O-Rbs [4 pts]), (ii) shooting a higher FG% (72.7-33.3%), (iii) committing fewer TO’s (0-1), and (iv) converting on 75.0% of their offensive possessions (9/12), compared to Orlando’s 40.0% (4/10)

Note 1: When Jose Calderon & Chris Bosh, plus
any 2 of their teammates play like this … the Raptors are an offensive juggernaut in the Eastern Conference.

Next Game:
@ New York, 16-38 (Fri Feb 22)

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