The Toronto Raptors have been as good on the stat sheet as they have been on the court, but just how good is that?
With the All-Star Weekend upon us, and the Toronto Raptors primed to feature in the proceedings, the competitive spirit of the NBA is put on halt for a few days. That’s okay, the midseason break is the perfect time for teams to sit back and reassess their goals and ambitions.
The Raptors have been on fire this season, and their ambitions should remain absolutely clear – this is a team that is more than ready to contend for a title and is just coming off the back of a historic 15-game winning streak, the longest streak in Canadian sports history.
Along the way, there were some great performances from all across the board. That’s the modus operandi for the Raptors in the 2019-20 NBA season, they have players all across the board who can contribute.
The Raptors sit with a record of 40-16, good for the second-best record in the Eastern Conference and the third-best record in the NBA, behind only the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. They have done so with a large quantity of their roster missing significant amounts of time. The Raptors shouldn’t be close to such a good record but they are.
In sports, you evaluate teams and players based on a combination of stats and the eye test, and sometimes the two don’t always line up.
For the Raptors, they do. So, let’s look at some interesting stats and dissect what they really mean.