The Toronto Raptors are the No. 1 seed in the East, they won 59 games and have a top-five offense and defense in the league… and yet there are still doubts about this team as it heads to the playoffs.
Drawing the talented but underachieving Washington Wizards — now with John Wall — only adds to the concerns, as I cover in this latest PBT Extra.
It falls on DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry to carry over their play and their ball movement from the regular season to the postseason, and to lift the Raptors up. Defense and bench play have been central to the Toronto success this season, but in the playoffs the Raptors need their stars to step up.