3. Kawhi Leonard gets little help
Leonard averaged over 34 points per contest in the conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. But despite his offensive exploits, the Raptors needed seven games to get beyond the second round of the playoffs.
Bearing that in mind, Leonard would need some help against the league’s top team. As expected, Leonard did his part, scoring 31 points on 10-of-18 shooting and collected eight rebounds.
Kyle Lowry, who was coming off a 30-point performance in Game 1, scored 15 points on an underwhelming 4-for-13 effort from the floor.
Norman Powell came off the bench with 14 points, but the rest of the Raptors players forgot to show up. Aside from Leonard, the remaining starters shot a combined shot 29.7 percent from the field and just 23.5 percent from beyond the arc.
If this trend continues, the Raptors have little hope of winning this series.