Where to Watch: TSN, 7 p.m. ET
A blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors? It was crummy. Shooting five percent in a quarter is next level atrocious. At least Steph Curry and company are as elite as they come, though. If you're going to get spanked, get spanked by those with a full-fledged license to spank.
Falling to the New York Knicks and the evil Andrea Bargnani the following night was so close to rock bottom that Dwayne Johnson is considering suing the team for gimmick infringement. With a botched 360 dunk by DeMar DeRozan early on, the Raptors had found new and exciting ways to rattle fans during this rough (understatement!) stretch.
If the team can't get the job done Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers and right the ship......
There's always a light at the end of the tunnel. It's always darkest before the dawn. Put a smile on and be optimistic.
I'm trying. I really am. This five-game losing streak has been draining. You can only take so many Festus Ezeli neck chops, big outings by Luke Babbitt and game-winners by Langston Galloway before your soul crushes under the weight of it all.
The Raptors need to come out swinging and take out their frustrations on the lowly Sixers. It can't be 48 minutes of humdrum basketball like it was at Madison Square Garden.
Philadelphia is at the bottom of the barrel in terms of scoring the basketball. Their offensive rating of 91.7 is dead last and over six points behind the Charlotte Hornets at No. 29. If Toronto gets hot, it's going to be extremely difficult for the Sixers to keep up.
That is, IF the Raptors can get hot. DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams are all shooting under 37 percent from the field over the last 15 games. The team has scored over 100 points on just one occasion in the last eight games as well.
The 76ers are coming off a 94-74 loss to the Indiana Pacers last night, so Toronto will be the more rested team at the very least.
It's time to play the "Rocky" theme, chug some raw eggs and kick Ivan Drago's butt..........I mean, beat Philadelphia.
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Update: Robert Covington and Jason Richardson won't play tonight against the Raptors.— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) March 2, 2015