Monday NBA Roundup: Raptors’ Old-School Offense Looks Historically Potent

December 12th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

With every offensive explosion, buckets-from-all-angles barrage and 30-point quarter, it's getting clearer: Nobody told DeMar DeRozan or the Toronto Raptors about regression.

Toronto cut the Milwaukee Bucks and their defense to ribbons during Monday's 122-100 win, flashing the depth and breadth of an offense that is now on pace to finish as the second-best in recorded NBA history (which goes back to the 1973-74 season in Basketball-Reference's database).

As for that Bucks defensive rating? It slipped from 11th to 12th. So there's your regression, in a manner of speaking.

The Raptors did their usual thing, relying on DeRozan's in-between moves and foul-drawing prowess along with Kyle Lowry's steady stewardship and a potent cast of reserve scorers. It was another prime example of how Toronto's historically effective attack continues to confound in its diversity.

And its oddity.

As the modern game prizes three-point shooting and tic-tac-toe passing, the Raps are doing their own thing. They rank 15th in percentage of points generated via the triple and 29th in percentage of field goals assi ...

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