Toronto Raptors: Five scariest stats from the 2019-2020 season

Toronto Raptors - Pascal Siakam. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
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The Toronto Raptors had a very good season finishing with the second-best record in the league. But there are five stats that can leave every Raptors fan disappointed.

It’s the season when nights are longer, colder, and scarier. Is there a better time to look over the scariest stats of the Toronto Raptors season from 2019-2020?

5. Toronto Raptors have 4th most man-games lost to injury

Given the Toronto Raptors had the second-best record in the whole NBA with a 53-19 record, perhaps this stat isn’t as scary as it is. The only scary thought is more the potential this team’s record could’ve been had they not lost 219 man-games due to injury.

Just to put this into perspective, the team who missed the least man-games to injury were the San Antonio Spurs at 30 games this season. Now imagine if that was the case for the Toronto Raptors? Are they now the best-seeded team in the league?

Out of 72 games this season, here’s a list of key players that missed playing time to injury.

  • Pascal Siakam: 11 games missed
  • Fred VanVleet: 16 games missed
  • Kyle Lowry: 12 games missed
  • Marc Gasol: 28 games missed
  • Serge Ibaka: 13 games missed

That is a significant amount of man-games lost and could’ve been a factor why the Raptors failed to ever get a good half-court offense. There were several different starting lineups and Nick Nurse still managed to accomplish a lot with the team. This stat certainly helped Nurse’s case in winning coach of the year and put him apart from the rest.