Dwane Casey won't let winning get to young Raptors' heads

Terrence Ross' recent standout games have caught the attention of everybody in Raptorland. He has...

Terrence Ross' recent standout games have caught the attention of everybody in Raptorland. He has hit 44.4% of his three-point attempts during the past 10 games, an 8-2 Raptors run. (Reuters)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:17 AM ET

TORONTO - Dwane Casey isn’t letting his streaking squad get complacent.

No days off. No goofing around, no resting on any laurels gathered from this eight-wins-in- nine-games stretch.

It was back to the fundamentals, a defence-centred practice on Thursday ahead of Friday's meeting with the suddenly decent Sacramento Kings.

Though the Raptors were brimming with confidence following Wednesday’s win over Portland, Casey insists he’s making sure all of this winning isn’t going to his young team’s head.

“I’m not letting them, believe me. That’s why today was a defensive day. We did a bunch of basic drills,” Casey explained.

“I’m not relaxed, we’re not out of the hole yet and we’ve got to continue to play like a desperate team. It starts with ourselves as a coaching staff and not believing the hype because you know as well as I do, this is a cyclical league and if you relax and let your guard down for one iota, it will turn around and kick you in the butt.”


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