Watch Bismack Biyombo pull down 26 rebounds


While we can talk about the chess moves that Raptors’ coach Dwane Casey should or should not be making, the bottom line is unless Kyle Lowry and DemMar DeRozan started hitting their shots, and unless Bismack Biyombo starting dominating in the paint, it didn’t matter what moves Casey made, his team was toast.

Welcome to Game 3, where DeRozan was 12-of-24 for 32 points and Lowry shot 7-of-13 for 20. However, the biggest star may have been Biyombo, who thrived in front of the home crowd pulling down a franchise playoff record 26 rebounds (plus blocking four shots and wagging his finger as he did). Biyombo owned the paint and the glass on the night, and that’s why the Raptors are down 2-1 in this series rather than facing elimination.