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Raptors finish with a flourish, and some gorgeous play

Raptors finish with a flourish, and some gorgeous play
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You know how we’re always talking about the need for familiarity and how Marc Gasol needs to play with Fred VanVleet and integrating guys into lineups is paramount.

Check this out.

What a load of hooey!

Okay, maybe not hooey but that’s five guys – Jeremy Lin, Norm Powell, Chris Boucher, OG Anunoby and Jodie Meeks – who had never stepped on a basketball court for a real game once before working on one possession like they’d been teammates for a decade.

Pretty, wasn’t it?

Now, we’re right when we talk about the need for familiarity, really. It’s better that players get used to each other at both ends of the floor so that tendencies and the reactions to them are second nature but that play right there was gorgeous and it was as if everyone just knew where to go and what to do when he got there.
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