It’s not what Joe Raptors Fan at home wants to hear, but even the loyalty-testing losses like Monday’s failed rally in Denver are at least moving the needle in the right direction.
As awful as the Raptors were in the second quarter, they were almost as good in the fourth.
Down by as many as 17, the Raptors got it all the way down to a one-point game but topped out there.
The Nuggets crumbled but they didn’t cave and another heartbreaking loss, in yet another heartbreaking way, was the result.
A day later and practising in the aptly named Sleep Train Arena (Kings fans haven’t had much to get excited about either), Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, who post-game pointed out everything his team had done wrong, went the other way and pointed out the things they had done right.
Kyle Lowry’s first half, as bad as it was, was trumped by a great second half.
Better still, it looks like whatever was holding him back from being the Kyle Lowry pre-foot problem