I'm not sure if this has been discussed already but if it has, please merge as neccessary. Thanks!
In the past few months since "The Trade", I'm beginning to see that the Raptors are carving out an identity for themselves. Not only have we changed to an above average defensive team, but it's looking as though they are becoming more gritty and scrappy against most (if not all) the teams they're facing. It appears as though you can say that no lead is too great for this team to overcome. The opposing team will likely have to have a 35+ point lead going into the 4th quarter for them to be 'comfortable'.
It's apparent that the Raptors are usually on the other end of the stick, losing big leads but it hasn't happened as often I've witness myself in the past. At least with this year, this team, my confidence with this team has grown to a point where I'm not too worried because the team's defense has bailed us out on more than one occassion.
Nevertheless, we are still a young team (on the rise) and we still have a lot of ways to go before having that identity that many of the contenders/elite teams have. I'm curious as to what everyone else here might think?
Scrappy, Gritty Defensive team capable of lighting it up very quickly.
(I'm aware that you can probably say that about most teams but it's been a long, long while since I've felt we could say that about this year's team!)