On Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors will host the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the 2105 NBA Playoffs. Game time is set 8PM ET at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The Washington Wizards leads the series, 1-0. Their Game 1 win snatched the home court advantage away from Toronto. It was a tense battle wherein each team wrestled the lead from each other.
In the end, it was veteran Paul Pierce that helped the Wizards nudged the Raptors in OT. Paul Pierce has all the tools and experience in the playoffs. He has held his ground against the likes of Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade. He may be old in age but he still has the penchant to perform and lead well during the playoffs.
The Toronto Raptors must regroup in order to tie the series. It will be an uphill battle if the Raptors will fall behind, 0-2. Head coach Dwayne Casey must devise a plan to counter Washington's move of putting Paul Pierce in the power forward spot.
With Paul Pierce waxing hot from the perimeter and 3pt. area, the big men of the Raptors was forced to scramble outside their comfort zone. The Wizards took advantage of the Raptors' poor rotation with a 61-48 disparity in the rebound department.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Toronto Raptors as a 4.5-point favorite to beat the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.