Is Toronto Raptors’ offense fixed after franchise-high 144 points?
It really is puzzling that this current Raptors team (what we thought was one of the worst offensive teams in the league) is the team that breaks the franchise record for most points in a regulation game in the regular season. But is this just an anomaly or have they slowly figured out their new offense?
In the first four games of the season, they had the worst offense in the entirety of the league while maintaining the third-best defense. Since January 1st, the Raptors are now the best offensive team in the league while having the worst defense in the league.
So the 144 points they scored against the Kings is clearly a sign of their offense working to full effect. They made Siakam the primary creator (he had his career-high 12 assists vs the Kings) and that created a lot of open looks for cutters and three-point shooters. They also ran a lot of pick and roll with Boucher and that worked to full effect.
It seems like things are finally clicking for the Raptors on the offensive end. They hired assistant coach Chris Finch to bring more unpredictability to their offense and that is finally paying off. Nick Nurse and the Raptors just have to get back to playing defense to their usual level because you won’t win many games in the league if you score as many points as you concede.