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Playoff Stat Hits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Sad Raptors Sweep


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We come today to bury the Raptors. Here are some quick looks at the series as a whole - what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly (a.k.a. terrible).

The Good

The bigs showed up on offence.  Jonas Valanciunas (54%), Amir Johnson (67%) and Patrick Patterson (71%) all had decent true shooting percentages (TS%).

I have nothing else to put here.

The Bad

Those bigs up there that were so effective? They accounted for only 27% of the Raptors' shot attempts.

The best on court impact players on the team were Tyler Hansbrough, Jonas Valanciunas, and Kyle Lowry. The bad part is they had net ratings of -9, -10, and -12 respectively.

The Ugly

The defence was all kinds of brutal. As a team the Raptors had a defensive rating of 112. That's three points worse than the worst regular season defence (the Timberwolves), and against a mediocre offensive team in the Wizards.

That note above about our efficient bigs not getting the majority of the shots? That's because of the shots that went to these guys:

DeMar DeRozan - 46.3 TS%

Kyle Lowry - 39.6 TS%

Lou Williams - 43.3 TS%

And then there's this: Paul Pierce had 62 points on 33 FGA's, in 114 minutes. James Johnson played 12 total minutes, five of which came in garbage time of the fourth game of the sweep.

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