TORONTO - Dwane Casey isn't worried that some bad losses might send his team off of the rails like a year ago.
Bad play and bad luck conspired the Raptors to a season-demolishing 4-19 start to the 2012-13 campaign. Once the losses piled up, the young squad could not pull itself out of the tailspin.
This season's schedule doesn't let up until mid-January, meaning the record might not be pretty by then. But the 2013-14 Raptors already have four wins in 10 contests and Casey believes this season's squad will be fine.
"It's a different feel because of what we went through last year," Casey said Saturday morning after the Raptors went through a practice in preparation for a visit by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
"We've kicked away a couple of games that we should have had, (but) I don't feel the mental letdown from those two games (like what constantly happened last year), we've bounced right back," he said.