Toronto fell behind early in the first half with more seemingly uninspired basketball.

The Dolphins loaded up on defensive talent on Days 1 and 2, picking up help at all three levels by adding Charles Harris, Raekwon McMillan, and Cordrea Tankersley by the end of the third round. Those are three solid, if not sexy, additions. Landing workout wonder Isaac Asiata in the fifth round should Soccer Cheap Jerseys also help Miami’s playoff aspirations in 2017 and beyond.

In the 87-76 win, Toronto fell behind early in the first half with more seemingly uninspired basketball. Their offense, sixth best in the league this season, still hasn’t shown up in this postseason, as the team shot 41 percent from the field and only nailed five shots from behind the arc. This is, to an extent, what Milwaukee forces you into: ugly, unattractive and overly physical basketball. More often than not, they will win playing that style. In Game 4, the Raptors prevailed.

It doesn’t matter how the win looks, because the Raptors were willing to take it however it came. DeRozan steadily contributed throughout the first 24 minutes, ending the half with 21 points. Down the stretch, DeRozan’s efforts were matched by the other Raptors stars — Kyle Lowry snuck in for a couple layups, while Jonas Valanciunas even scored six points down the stretch. But it was DeRozan who made sure the Raptors reached that point, and Toronto couldn’t have survived without his 33 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Sidney Crosby has a concussion after a hit from Matt Niskanen last night that was either an unfortunate collision or a premeditated attempt to viciously injure him, depending on which side of the fence you sit on.

Let’s be clear before we go any further: your friendly writer believes that, irrespective of the intent or otherwise, the incident was horrendous and hockey is better off with a healthy Crosby. This article will take no stance on the hit itself, only the reaction to it.

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