Raptors 905 Update: Raptors 905 go 2-0 continue hot-streak


Raptors 905 continued their recent hot-streak going 2-0 over the past week and improving their record to 17-12 on the season as a whole.

After a mini two-game skid, the Raptors 905 bounced-back with two consecutive victories against the Greensboro Swarm and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The consecutive victories improve the Raptors 905 to 17-12 overall and winners of 12 of their last 14.

The team’s recent hot-streak has helped them shoot up the standings, as the team currently sits in second place in the Eastern Conference, just three games out of first. When the team initially started 5-10, the playoffs seemed unlikely, let alone first place in the conference.

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Although they have made great strides in the standings, the Raptors 905 can’t relax yet. Due to the G-League’s weird playoff system, the Raptors 905 are just 3.5 games away from missing the playoffs. If the team has a bad four-game stretch they could be playing for their playoff lives.

Regardless of their current standings, the Raptors 905 had a very successful week both as a team and in individual performances.

Raptors 905 99, Greensboro Swarm 92:

Friday, the Raptors 905 faced off against the struggling, 9-20, Greensboro Swarm. Despite playing without Alfonzo McKinnie, who was up playing in the NBA, and a poor shooting night from the team’s star point guard Lorenzo Brown, the team was able to grit out a tough victory.

Brown, who shot just 3-of-15 from the field was able to offset his poor shooting performance with a solid floor game. He finished the game just two points and one rebound short of a triple-double, while dishing out 13 dimes in the contest.

With Brown struggling, Kennedy Meeks was the star of the night. Meeks had yet another double-double, shooting 9-of-14 from the field for 18 points, and also snaring a team high 14 rebounds.

With Meeks leading the way, the team as a whole was able to rebound spectacularly all night. The Raptors 905 won the rebounding battle 57-to-33, an absurd 24 rebound margin, that likely decided the contest.

Raptors 905 113, Fort Wayne Mad Ants 95:

Huge second and third quarters helped propel the Raptors 905 passed the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. After one-quarter, the Raptors 905 trailed the Mad Ants 23-to-21. By the time the fourth quarter started the team was up by 15.

With the game largely decided by the time the fourth started, the team was also able to rest starters down the stretch, as no-one played greater than 30 minutes.

After a somewhat poor performance the previous night, Lorenzo Brown rebounded for a 28-point explosion in just three-quarters against the Mad Ants. 16 of Brown’s 28 came in the deciding third quarter, and if the game was close down the stretch, Brown might have picked up a triple-double as well, seeing as he was just one assist and two rebounds short.

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The Raptors 905 will look to continue their hot-streak next against the Delaware 87ers, at 11 A.M. ET Wednesday Jan. 24.