A day after the Toronto Raptors roared to a franchise-record 12th consecutive win, the group’s entrance workplace determined to not mess with a great factor.
The Raptors stood pat as Thursday’s three p.m. ET deadline got here and went, and common supervisor Bobby Webster mentioned it is harder to combine issues up when the group is taking part in nicely.
“I feel there’s at all times that concern you need to strike the best steadiness between pushing yourselves to consider the group and take into consideration the development of the group and the way forward for the group, but in addition respecting what this group has accomplished and respecting what they did final yr and their progress on it this yr,” Webster mentioned.
Nearly written off this season after dropping Kawhi Leonard and Danny Inexperienced within the low season, the reigning NBA champions have confirmed doubters fallacious, enhancing to 37-14 — second within the East and third finest within the league — with Wednesday’s 119-118 win over the Indiana Pacers. Their 12-game win streak leads the league (Boston is second with 5 straight wins).
And what’s most exceptional is the Raptors proceed to seek out methods to win, regardless of being severely banged up. Seven key Raptors have missed 10 or extra video games this season: Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet and Patrick McCaw.
“The great half is… we really feel like we proceed to develop,” Webster mentioned. “We’ve not been wholesome all yr. So I feel, the place we are actually we would all take, with some enchancment.”
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