From the Archives: Raptors 905 Playoffs: Three Things to Watch For in Game 2
Originally posted April 7, 2017
Looking to close out the Eastern Conference semi-finals, the Raptors 905 return home to the Hersey Centre following a 112-107 victory over the Canton Charge on Wednesday evening. You can find highlights hereand game recaps on D-League.com and Raptors Republic.
Heading into game 2, I will be keeping my eye on the following three things:
1. Can Alex Toupane come close to repeating his career high 41 points from game 1?
2. Will the starters continue to play extended minutes? As covered in the pre-series post, no one on the 905 roster averaged more than 28 minutes during the regular season.
3. Can the 905 get off to a fast start again and maintain the momentum this time at home? The 905 outscore Canton 36-19 in the first quarter in game 1, but were outscored each quarter (25-26, 24-32, 27-30) for the remainder of the game. Look for the 905 fans to be a difference maker here.