Masai Ujiri Says ‘Pray to God’ When Asked About Key to Success vs. Warriors

December 4th, 2015 by Daniel Kramer Leave a reply »

The Toronto Raptors have reached the playoffs in each of the last two seasons and are off to a respectable 12-8 start in 2015-16, with wins over the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

But Saturday brings their biggest test to date: the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, who are on a record 20-0 run to start the season.

Despite the solid start, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, the 2012-13 NBA Executive of the Year, knows how tall a task his team faces, even at home, per Jim Rome of CBS Sports:

The Warriors defeated the Raptors, 115-110, on Nov. 17 in Golden State—just one of six games the defending champs haven’t won by double digits. Their average margin of victory this season is 15.4, well ahead of the second-place San Antonio Spurs at 10.4.

In their first meeting, the Raptors rallied from an 18-point deficit and eventually led by one point midway through the fourth quarter before Stephen Curry and Co. pulled away late.

The Raptors were able to recover from a first-half deficit by going 30-of-39 from the free-throw line, while 20 Warriors ...

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