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That’s A Rap #106: Post-Game 1 vs. Celtics Reaction

The Toronto Raptors lost Game 1 of a playoff series, yet it’s never felt so insignificant. That's right: insignificant.

Boston Celtics v Toronto Raptors - Game One Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

With so much going on in the NBA and in the U.S. over the last few days, the Raptors losing a playoff game to their hated rivals doesn’t quite have the same sting.

Toronto came out missing and Boston came out making shots to the tune of a 32-13 lead. A fairly even back-and-forth ensued for the remainder of the game. How’s that for a synopsis? Obviously, a lot of analysis is required after another wire-to-wire blowout loss to the Celtics.

In the latest episode of That’s A Rap, the boys break down Toronto’s latest Game 1 loss, but also discuss the various issues plaguing the NBA and the world at large.

In This Episode:

1:40 — A familiar feeling

Tell me if you’ve heard and of these before:

Raptors lose Game 1. Celtics jump out to a hot-shooting first quarter. Raptors shoot poorly from outside. Celtics trounce the Raptors inside the bubble.

3:35 — Cornering the market

There’s an area of the Raptors’ defense that typically works in their favour. What happens when it doesn’t?

14:05 — Basketball is secondary

Before last week’s boycott, what had the NBA really done to support the players’ call for more action? Don’t get it twisted. The NBA did NOT postpone playoff games... the players boycotted them.

26:20 — Wakanda forever

Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman

29:15 — Rest in power

Rest in peace, Lute Olson. Rest in peace, Clifford Robinson. Rest in peace, Terri Embry