Take away the last five minutes of the loss to Indy and the first six minutes of the second quarter in the loss to Brooklyn and the Raptors were up by a collective 11 points in the two losses. In those 11 minutes they were torched a combined 27-7.
Thatís a plus-11 in 85 good minutes and minus 20 in 11 bad ones.
The message was clear. Even with an 0-2 record, the Raps were controlling over 88% of the game. Improve that other 12% and good things would happen.
Thatís what happened Sunday night and itís why the Raptors are heading off on a two-game road trip feeling good about themselves rather than dragging an 0-3 start.