Following an 18-6 start that had all of Twitter and the Raps fan base brimming with confidence, the entire team disappeared in the following three quarters en route to the 18 point defeat.
I don't get it. Bloggers and Fans don't get it. Not even the god gets it.
I give up trying to figure out the Raptors.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) April 30, 2016
DeMar DeRozan was once again non-existent, as he scored 8 points on 3-for-13 from the floor while making numerous poor decisions, which led to a team-high four turnovers. (The team had a total of 16). Lowry had his first career playoff double-double, but the shot still isn't there. Lowry went 4-for-14 from the field (including 1-for-7 from 3).
The supporting cast wasn't much better, as nobody outside of DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph had their shots falling. Jonas Valanciunas also didn't fare well with the loose whistle, as he was absolutely smacked around by the Pacers inside.
Myles Turner and Ian Mahinmi owned the paint, as the two combined for six blocks, while Turner also scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards.
Despite a quiet first half, Paul George became himself again down the stretch as he notched another double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds while adding six assists.
Is there any chance the Raps can somehow rebound and win Game 7? Has tonight's result sealed the fate on DeRozan's future in this city? Rant away folks, we all need to.