Toronto Raptors Set Record in First Round Sweep, but Lose Kyle Lowry
How sweep it is!
Nine different Toronto Raptors players scored more points than Paul George did tonight en route to sweeping the Brooklyn Nets to secure a second round date with the Boston Celtics.
Despite losing Kyle Lowry early on due to a foot injury, the Raptors were simply too much for the helpless Nets to handle on Sunday evening. The reigning champions devastated their opposition, piling on an NBA-record 100 points in a 150-122 Game 4 victory.
Let me repeat.
150 points scored! 100 bench points! Unbelievable!
“All these games have significance to them for a number of things and tonight’s another one that has significance,” said the newly named Coach of the Year Nick Nurse prior to the start of Game 4. “We don’t want to let them back in the series or get any confidence and we also want to continue to worry about what we’re doing, as far as playing well.”
The Raptors made sure Nurse had nothing to worry about on this night.
Norman Powell led the way for Toronto tonight, scoring 29 points, while Serge Ibaka pitched in with 27 points and 15 boards. The second unit duo combined to shoot a remarkable 21-for 28 from the field, which to save you the complex math work is 75-percent shooting mark. Both Terence Davis and Matt Thomas finished in double figures as well, while Siakam scored 20 points while dishing out a career high ten assists.
Meanwhile for the Nets, Caris LeVert fought till the bitter end, putting up 35 points in the loss.
The Raptors shall now shift their focus on the Boston Celtics, who too, are coming off a first round series sweep. Game 1 is slated to go this upcoming Thursday and the Raptors hope to hear good news on the Lowry front before then.