It seems like (the NBA is) tweaking a little bit more and more as they go here in the games, as they’re learning things about how to put the game on in this setting,” he said. We’re seeing familiar faces on those screens … you can see family members and coaches’ family members and players family members (virtually in the stands), there is a sense of personal touch to it and who knows what it’ll evolve to here two months from now.
That is to say, there was a brief dust-up on social media as various people took to firing shots at journalists and reporters who seemed to just now notice that the Raptors were in fact quite a good basketball team. The end result, if I must say it: Raptors fans came off looking a tad petty and needlessly angry. Now hold on, let me explain.
The Celtics enter their bubble matchup with the Raptors Friday with no chance at catching Toronto for the No. seed in the East, which would have given them an easier first-round playoff matchup. That doesn’t mean, however, that this game isn’t important to the Celtics’ psyche, especially since they’ll likely face the Raptors in the playoffs if each team wins its first-round series.