The Toronto Raptors’ history of playoff failures could rear its ugly head once again on Sunday. Toronto, who hosts Indiana in Game 7 on Sunday, has exited the first-round in each of the last two playoffs and has not won a postseason series since 2001 - the only victory in franchise history.
- The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games.
- The UNDER is 7-1 in the Pacers last 8 overall.
- The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Toronto is the three-time reigning Atlantic Division champion, but they haven’t played like their normal selves in this series. The Raps have been extremely hot and cold, which is a metaphor for the up and down play of backcourt combo Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.
Facing elimination, Indiana did not look afraid in Game 6 and blew out Toronto 101-83 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Paul George has stepped up his play in the series, averaging 27.5 points. DeRozan is at 15.8 - nearly eight below his season average - as he’s shot 32.1 percent from the field.
As a franchise, Toronto is 0-2 in Game 7s while the Pacers are 3-4 and most recently won on in the first-round against Atlanta in 2014.