Originally Posted by Marchesk
Clippers defense in the fourth. We see questions about Raptors lack of a closer.
It's hard to close when you're on a court with multiple D-league players against a top tier NBA team.
They had no rebounding or inside presence without Ibaka who would
a) grab a ton of those boards that turned into 2nd and 3rd chance points and
b) finish a lot of those shots undersized guys like Hollis-Jefferson or D-Leaguers like Boucher, Davis etc.
Add to that they were missing their best defender in OG who is a legit 3 and D player fresh of locking-up Lebron and then of course Lowry who was having a career year.
If anything this should (if you are familiar with the Raptors) make you more impressed with what they'll be with a full roster and if anything less impressed with the Clippers.