The Toronto Raptors put an end to an extremely one-sided first round series after disposing the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 150-122 to record its first 4-0 sweep in franchise history. The 150 points scored for the Raptors is a franchise high. 

The Bench Mob Puts On A Show

The Raptors bench combined for an all time high playoff performance, scoring 100 points in this contest. The 100 points scored by the bench is an NBA Playoff record. This showing was led by Norman Powell and Serge Ibaka, who combined for 56 points, 20 rebounds on 21/28 shooting from the field. The Raptors have proven to be one of the deepest teams in the NBA time and time again, and their bench strength will be a vital factor towards their upcoming  playoff matchup against the Celtics. 

Offensive Clinic

The Raptors put on a show on the offensive side of the ball as well. Though 100 of the 150 points came from off the bench, the Raptors starting 5 got some well needed rest towards the end of this game. Pascal Siakam was back to his crafty and aggressive self. And although his shot wasn’t falling at a high efficiency, he recorded a career high 10 assists. This statline speaks volumes to the Raptors’ brilliant shooting performance (22/47 from 3) as well as the decision making of Spicy P, and his willingness to make the right play after penetrating into the post.

Injury Woes For The Raptors Continue

Despite all the positive takeaways from this series, the series ended on a slight sour note for the Toronto Raptors. As floor general, Kyle Lowry rolled his left ankle after stepping on Chris Chiozza’s foot during a transition break. He attempted to walk it off and remain in the game, but eventually hobbled off into the locker room and out of the arena for diagnostic imaging elsewhere in “the bubble.” However Kyle Lowry did say today that he’ alright and ready to go for Game 1.

Next Up

After sending the Brooklyn Nets packing, the Toronto Raptors are set to take on the Boston Celtics in a highly anticipated eastern conference showdown. This matchup will be a thriller and looks to be one of the most promising matchups in this year’s playoffs after the Celtics got a sweep of their own vs the Philadelphia 76ers. Game 1 is set to tip off at 6:30PM/ET on Thursday night.