Raptors return to winning ways against Pistons

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry lays up on Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe at the Air Canada Centre...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry lays up on Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Jan. 8, 2014. (DAVE ABEL/QMI Agency)

Mike Ganter, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:04 PM ET

TORONTO - Maybe we’ve just been spoiled.

Maybe these past few weeks — hell, even the losses seemed impressive for the most part — have our perspective totally out of whack.

But even on the heels of win No. 10 in the past 15 games, this day off the Raptors have coming to them today can’t come soon enough.

The 112-91 win over a Detroit Pistons team that is in full-struggle mode, while effective, was nothing more than that.

Give the Raptors full credit for overcoming a dreadful first half and finding their collective legs in the third, but this team is in dire need of some rest.

That two-day layover in Miami appears to have cost the Raptors their collective shooting stroke.

Not sure what went on down there as the Raptors waited for a plane that could get them to Indy, but for whatever reason the shooting has been off since then.


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