Five questions for the Raptors in the final quarter of the season

Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan (right) and Kyle Lowry could need some rest. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Raptors guards DeMar DeRozan (right) and Kyle Lowry could need some rest. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:59 AM ET

Just over a quarter of the regular season remains for the Raptors, 28% of the team’s games, to be exact. Here are five things we’re wondering about as the stretch run hits:

1. Will Chicago ever cool down? Toronto was battling Atlanta for third spot in the East for weeks until the Hawks imploded. Now, Atlanta might not even make the post-season and another contender for third arrived — the streaking Chicago Bulls. Even a 13-6 run by the Raptors hasn’t created separation because Chicago’s on a 13-7 run of its own. Weren’t these guys supposed to fade without Derrick Rose and Luol Deng? Tom Thibodeau’s probably the coach of the year if this keeps up. The Bulls have a slightly more challenging schedule going forward than the Raptors.


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