It was hard not to notice in the ACC last night that the t-shirt layout and design was a bit plain. The Raptors' shirts had featured snow balls and angry beavers and all forms of bizarre fonts. They'd been arranged into 6IX and YYZ formations.
Last night for Game 4, the night when many thought the Raptors would be swept out of the playoffs, the t-shirts were white with "2016 Conference Finals" on them, and there was no seat configuration design. I'm not entirely sure even the game-ops crew expected the team to be here. Most of us expected a funeral. Instead, the Raptors and the Cavaliers are tied at two games apiece.
After Game 4's insane run, the Raptors reflected on everything that happened. Let's get to the video tape.
Up first, coach Dwane Casey takes the podium, and this time wisely stays away from talking about the officiating:
The heroes of the game, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan (and DeMar's daughter Diar) then hit the stage:
The unimpeachable and always thoughtful Patrick Patterson held forth with his thoughts on Game 4:
Then, the Great Hat Off of 2016 between DeMarre Carroll...
... and the man, the legend, the hero Bismack Biyombo?
Who wore it better?