One of the wackier NBA regular seasons in history is over, for better or worse, and the two-month playoff run is set to begin. With the first round upon us, the minds at Ball Don't Lie decided to preview each series. We start with Toronto and Indiana.
How They Got Here
• Toronto: After a long, typically blustery and chilly Toronto summer following yet another enervating first-round loss, the Raps could have entered training camp with lids drooped, and yet they turned in their best season in franchise history.
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General manager Masai Ujiri brought the whole gang back in 2015-16 following the team’s disappointing defeat at the hands of the Washington Wizards last year, relying on internal development and role player tweaking to turn the tide. The task of standing out seemed a rather formidable one entering the season as those same Wizards, the reigning East regular-season champion Hawks, the supposedly reborn Read More »from BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers