Raptors hold players-only meeting after 21-point loss to Russell Westbrook, Thunder


The Toronto Raptors allowed Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook a triple-double on Thursday night. More concerning to the Raptors, however, was their 123-102 loss on their home court to the visiting Thunder.

Toronto struggled on the glass, and didn’t share the ball enough on offense to really get things moving against Oklahoma City. Only DeMar DeRozan scored more than 13 points for the Raptors. Not a great outing.

So after the game, Toronto players held a meeting without their coaches. They then let the coaches in and had a meeting including them.

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Toronto has slid to the No. 4 spot in the Eastern Conference behind the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Washington Wizards.

The Raptors want to be an Eastern Conference Finals team — at the least — so they need to get themselves in order. Toronto is 6-5 since the All-Star break, which won’t be good enough to overtake their rivals.