You can argue Sunday night’s Game 7 win over the Indiana Pacers was the biggest win in Raptors franchise history.
Toronto beat the Pacers 89-84 at the ACC last night, exorcising the playoff demons of years past.
We can finally put aside last year’s surprising four game sweep at the hands of Washington, as well as tuck away the seven game slugfest against Brooklyn from two seasons ago.
DeMar DeRozan summed it up best on Saturday when he said this season would be a failure if they lose Game 7.
The All-Star guard put his money where his mouth is and scored a game high 30 points, giving Toronto its second playoff series victory — and first since May 4, 2001 — a span of 5,476 days.
Indy proved to be a tough test for Toronto, which truth be told, didn’t play a great series.
Come playoff time, your best players have to play like your best players.
DeRozan had two great games.
Kyle Lowry struggled to find his game.
He’s been overshadowed by Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carrol, Cory Joseph, Norman Powell and even Bismack Biyombo.
If the Dino’s want to get past the Miami Heat in round two, Toronto has to fire on all cylinders.