They are only the two teams in the NBA ranked in the top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The Warriors (33-9 before play Friday night’s game) have the NBA’s best record and are ranked first and third, respectively, in offence and defence while the Raptors, with the league’s third-best winning percentage, are ranked third and fourth.
“Like I said before the game last night, winning the game or losing the game last night doesn’t make your season or break your season. We still have work to do to get to where we want to go and I know it sounds like coach speak but it’s true. Every night is a different animal that you’ve got to attack and our job and our approach is to be consistent as much as possible each night.”
But the Raptors don’t have revenge on their minds for Saturday even though the possibility seems decent enough. The Warriors will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back and the Raptors will have Serge Ibaka (suspension) back, if not necessarily Kyle Lowry (bruised tailbone). That would distract them from the process of gradual improvement.