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Old 11-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Toronto Raptors look to pick up the pace on offence | National Post

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While their offence has been fairly average to start the year — 16th in offensive efficiency, to be exact — the Toronto Raptors have been difficult to watch when they have had the ball through three games.

There has been lots of one-on-one playing, standing around and stagnation. Both the starting point guard and the coach have a suggestion on how to fix that.

“Play off of our defence right now,” Kyle Lowry said. “Get out in transition. Get easy baskets. Get [DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay] good shots. Make sure we’re playing in transition and not playing slow-down basketball, because our offence isn’t as up to speed as our defence.”

Essentially: run. The Raptors have ranked 23rd in the league so far in pace of play. (A note on all statistics: The sample size is very small, obviously.)

“Even on [opposition baskets], you’ve still got to bring it up with pace more so than we did in Atlanta [on Friday in a loss]. I thought in Atlanta, we slowed down,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “We started walking the ball up the floor. We don’t necessarily have to come down and shoot quickly. But we’ve got to get the ball up the floor quicker and get into the offence quicker. That way we’re not playing against the clock.”
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