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Raptors 905 , Delaware 87ers | Box Score
Assignees: None (905), None (87ers)
Your Raptors 905 squad closed out the regular season with a result representative of their season, rolling through the Delaware 87ers 123-103. E.J. Singler led the way with a tidy 21 points on 7-15 shooting, along with six boards and seven assists.
The 905 opened with authority, jumping to a double-digit in the first quarter. This all transpired before Nate Robinson entered the game, though. The former Slam Dunk champ did what he’s always done; provided instant energy and scoring punch off the bench. Robinson scored 11 points to bring the 87ers within six. Jerry Stackhouse’s squad responded with buckets, seeing little resistance from an 87ers team trying to make the D-League playoffs. There were two separate instances where Delaware grinded out a bucket just to give up a three on the other end. Raptors 905 led 67-52 at the half behind 13 points a piece from Axel Toupane and E.J. Singler.
With little interest in making the last half of the regular season any more difficult than they had to, the 905ers held steady through the third quarter. The offence continued to hum, making up for an off-night defensively. Toronto lost the quarter 28-26, but led 93-80 overall.
The squad weathered an early fourth-quarter run and carved out a 20-point lead halfway through the fourth quarter to cruise to a 123-103 win.
The win eliminates Delaware from playoff contention. The D-League’s season wraps up tomorrow, where the 905s will learn who their first-round opponent is.
- The Raptors didn’t assign anyone for this game, giving the stage to the 905 in their season finale. Brady Heslip didn’t travel with the team for the purposes of rest, and Will Sheehey remains shelved with a dislocated elbow, so the team was a little thin.
- The Raptors 905 were the only Eastern Conference team the 87ers didn’t beat this season … the Raptors 905 went 6-0 against the 87ers