Dwane Casey Says Raptors Didn't Play Like Themselves in Game 2 Loss to Cavs

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2018

Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey looks on during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 106-98. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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The Toronto Raptors got run off their home court by the Cleveland Cavaliers so badly in Game 2 that ESPN play-by-play announcer Mark Jones dubbed the city "LeBronto" to reflect just how badly LeBron James owns the team.

However, Toronto coach Dwane Casey believes the Raptors' latest loss was an aberration.

After the 128-110 loss, which put them down 2-0 in the second-round series, Casey told reporters, via NBA TV, that his top-seeded team didn't play like itself on Thursday night:


"The way we played tonight was not us." Raptors HC Dwane Casey on what he told his team after their Game 2 loss at home. #GameTime https://t.co/VQ0Dh5HIof

Considering James and the Cavaliers have run off eight consecutive playoff victories over the Raptors, one could argue Toronto is shook. If Casey's squad is going to get back in the series, it's going to have to bring its "A" game the rest of the way.


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