Can’t believe the amount of criticism and the dissection of the first game of the year. The Raptors
held the Pacers to 90 points and the game was lost because they could not make a bucket with 5 mins remaining. Whether substitutions were made at an ideal time in the first half, whether the right players played the right amount of mins or whether the refs blew a few calls is irrelevant. After couple of 3s by Jose to build back a lead, no one on the Raptors
was able to put the ball in the basket (including wide open shots) at the end of the game when it counted. That is the reason they lost and to start analyzing each move in hindsight makes little sense.