A final test of the Raptors' resolve

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan dunks the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half...

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan dunks the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half in Game 6 of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:15 PM ET

All season long the words ‘“resiliency” and “resolve” have followed the Raptors around.

If we’ve written them less than 20 times each we would be surprised.

The Raptors have earned those complimentary terms. They have been tough. When times have been tough for them — and there haven’t been a whole lot, but there were periods — they have found solutions to their problems.

And it’s that resolve and resiliency that is going to be put to the test today when the Raptors attempt to finish off a Brooklyn Nets team that has been down this road before.

That ability to draw on past experiences in a win or go home scenario could be the difference between moving on to a second round date with the Miami Heat or calling it a season.

Depending on when you’re reading this, it was just 48 hours ago that the Raptors were solidly in the drivers’ seat in this series.

Up 3-2, they were headed to Brooklyn with two chances to close out the Nets. One of those chances is


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