FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED

Ryan Wol­stat’s take­aways from last night’s game in Brook­lyn

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1 Re­bound­ing is still a ma­jor is­sue

Granted, Brook­lyn is a strong team on the boards, but part of Toronto’s is­sues in this one were ef­fort-re­lated. Too many play­ers weren’t hunt­ing down the ball.

2 Drib­ble pen­e­tra­tion is a prob­lem, too

Spencer Din­wid­die and D’an­gelo Rus­sell con­sis­tently at­tacked the rim and the Rap­tors strug­gled to pre­vent them from go­ing where they wanted to.

3 It’s nice to have that Kawhi guy

Whether it was a stun­ning steal, or just a big bucket, Leonard re­mains the ul­ti­mate lux­ury for Nurse to em­ploy. He’s al­ways ready and brought some dag­gers to this game.

4 It might be time to worry about Lowry’s jumper

He was 1-for-6 from three, af­ter go­ing 1-for-7 and 1-for-6 in his pre­vi­ous two games and 2-for-7 in the one prior.

5 This was not an im­pres­sive per­for­mance by any means

Brook­lyn plays hard and is well-coached, but the Rap­tors have far more tal­ent and should not have been in this much of a dog­fight. Things just aren’t click­ing and the bad shoot­ing ap­pears to be seep­ing into ev­ery­thing.

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