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Make your Picks with the Weekly Rap: January 25th-31st

Following a bench dominant win last night against the Clippers, the Raptors continue their homestand with three games this coming week.

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On the hands of the bench the Raptors complete a comeback, blowout victory over the Clippers last night. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson were in fine form as they combined to go 7/12 from three point range and Ross owned his matchup with JJ Redick.

The team's eighth straight win moved them to 29-15 on the year, a full 3.5 games up on the Bulls who sit in third and just 2 games back of the now Lue lead Cavs.

The Raps have a chance to go 3-0 this week get the win streak to double digits as they will face the Wizards, Knicks and Pistons, all three battling for the final playoff spots in the East.

January 26th vs. Wizards - Complete the sweep

The Wizards will once again visit the ACC on Tuesday night, and although it doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things the Raptors can complete a regular season sweep to "avenge" last seasons playoff loss (LOL not really). Bradley Beal will suit up in this one for the first time against the Raps this year, meaning DeMar DeRozan will need to exhibit his full array of moves to take advantage of the matchup.

January 28th vs. Knicks - The NBA on TNT

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Toronto! This is Marv Albert courtside at the Air Canada Centre for a game between the New York Knicks and the Raptors. Should the Raptors be able to pull out a win? YES! Kyle Lowry should abuse Jose Calderon defensively, relentlessly driving to the rim, making shots, AND THE FOUL! Also watch for Kristaps Porzingis to SERVE UP A FACIAL on a lost Jonas Valanciunas at some point over the course of the night.

January 30th vs. Pistons - Cock it back and Bang on 'em

While this game could be the most intriguing matchup of the week considering the battle down low between Drummond and Valanciunas, the point guard duel between Lowry and Reggie Jackson as well as two of the best benches in the NBA squaring off, we all know that what the viewers want to see is another sick, wicked and nasty slam from James Johnson.


What's your prediction on how the Raps will fare this week?