The Raptors are hot lately. Via the Toronto Star:
Toronto has been on a torrid stretch as of late, winning nine of their last 12 games and turning their season around after a miserable start…
The Raptors started the season 2-8. The Boston Celtics, labelled by many as a contender in the East before the season, started the year 8-3.
And now? The Raptors currently have a better record than the Celtics.
For the season, the Raptors are 16-15, good for 4th in the East, while the Celtics are right behind at 15-15 for 5th. Their leading scorers are Pascal Siakam at 20.5 points per game, Fred VanVleet at 20.1 ppg, Kyle Lowry at 17.7 ppg, Norman Powell at 17.0 ppg, OG Anunoby at 14.1 ppg, and Chris Boucher at 13.4 ppg.