For Raptors HQ, Josh wrote up the Game Thread for the Toronto Raptors’ opening game of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Boston Celtics.
NBA players walked off the job this week, and a lot of people asked, “what are they expecting to happen?” For Raptors HQ, Josh provides some possible answers: Owners like Bell and Rogers can use their wealth and influence to effect policy and regulatory change.
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Over at Raptors HQ, Josh drops his five thoughts on the Raptors’ easy series-clinching Game 4 win over the Nets… and the injury to Toronto’s leader, Kyle Lowry.
Josh has the news on Raptors HQ that Toronto’s Nick Nurse has been named the (very deserving!) winner of the NBA’s Coach of the Year award for 2019-20.
For Raptors HQ, Josh provides his thoughts on Toronto’s easy Game 3 victory over the Nets, including Marc Gasol’s role in the offense and Serge Ibaka’s improved passing.
The Raptors were (kinda?) tested in Game 2, and Josh’s five thoughts column at Raptors HQ covers the sense of calm that Toronto exuded, as well as Norman Powell’s superb bench play and Fred VanVleet’s hot shooting.
Josh provides a quick update for Raptors HQ on the status of Rookie Oshae Brissett, who’s leaving the team for a minor knee procedure.
The NBA Playoffs are here! For Raptors HQ, Josh breaks down the Raptors’ Game 1 performance against the Brooklyn Nets, including some whirlwind defensive sequences.
For RaptorsHQ, Josh recaps the Raptors’ final victory of the NBA Bubble “seeding games” – a victory that gave them a 7-1 record in Orlando, the second-best record in the league overall, and the best winning percentage in franchise history.
The NBA has revealed the first-round schedule for the 2020 NBA Playoffs, and Josh breaks down the afternoon-heavy calendar for Raptors-Nets.