Raptors beat up on Celtics reserves in season finale

Raptors forward Rudy Gay gets around Celtics' Terrence Williams during Wednesday night's game at...

Raptors forward Rudy Gay gets around Celtics' Terrence Williams during Wednesday night's game at the Air Canada Centre. (DAVE ABEL/Toronto Sun)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:44 PM ET

For the fifth year in a row, the end of the NBA’s regular campaign has also marked the conclusion of the season for the Raptors.

Will the streak end a year from now, or is a Maple Leafs-esque nine-year drought in the offing?

Though Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan project to hog most of the minutes at the swing positions, Terrence Ross is expected to emerge as a factor in the 2013-14 push for the playoffs.

Ross, who sat out Wednesday night’s finale, a 114-90 drubbing over the Boston Celtics reserves, had a rookie season which could charitably be described as one of mixed results.

There were flashes of the skill-set and jaw-dropping athletic ability that made him the No. 8 selection of the 2012 draft, but even more challenging moments and mistakes.

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has a checklist of things he wants the youngster to work on before he reports back to Toronto next fall.


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