Tracking the Raptors’ Key Stretch of 19 Games (#6)

The Anatomy of Wins and Losses in the NBA:
Breaking Down Key Possessions

Game 6 – Tor 104 @ WAS (23-19) 108, OT, L 4-2 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 5 – TOR 106 vs Mil (17-26) 75, W 4-1 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 4 – Tor 114 @ BOS (33-6) 112, W 3-1 … Boxscore 
Game 3 – Tor 95 @ PHI (15-25) 99, L 2-1 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 2 – TOR 89 vs Atl (17-18) 78, W 2-0 … Boxscore, Full Play-By-Play
Game 1 – TOR 116 vs Sac (15-21) 91, W 1-0

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Key Possessions which determined the W-L result:

- the entire 3rd Quarter (where the Raptors were outscored, 15-25)
- the OT (where Toronto was outrebounded 10-2) , including 1 crucial O-Reb/Jamison tip-in which put the Wizards up by 5 pts at the 00:09 mark)

Key Raptors: Anthony Parker (who was 3-16, FGA; and committed an important shooting foul on Antawn Jamison, in the OT, sending him to the charity stripe for 3 shots, with the score tied, 95-95)

Vital Components:
- in the decisive 3rd Quarter
Tor/15 pts; 3-7, 3FGA (9 pts); 3-4, FTA; 9 Rbs; 3 TO
WAS/25 pts; 2-5, 3FGA (6 pts); 5-5, FTA; 15 Rbs; 3 O-Rbs (7 pts); 2 TO

- in the OT
Tor/9 pts; 2-4, 3FGA (6 pts); 2-2, FTA; 2 Rbs
WAS/13 pts; 2-3, 3FGA (6 pts); 5-5, FTA; 9 Rbs; 4 O-Rbs (2 pts)

… meaning that the Wizards scored 9 pts more than the Raptors did during these two specific sequences in the game as a direct result of 2nd Chance Opportunities.

Next Game:
vs Was (Wed Jan 30)

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