ORLANDO, FLA.—There is a job for the Raptors to do and as much as some fans are already looking ahead to a second-round NBA playoff series, the Toronto players are too wise to do that.
“We don’t skip steps here,” Danny Green said Sunday, hours before the Raptors and Orlando Magic met in Game 4 of their series here. “We can’t think about the next series, we haven’t won this series yet. Orlando is our focus, they deserve our focus, they’re a pretty damn good team and we’re not looking ahead, we haven’t beat them yet, the job is not finished.”
The Raptors are up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series with Game 5 in Toronto on Tuesday. The winner of this series meets with Philadelphia or Brooklyn in the next round, the Sixers lead that series 3-1.
The only snippet of “news” going into the game was that Kawhi Leonard was feeling better after fighting a bug through Game 3.
“Just some flu-like symptoms,” he said at Sunday morning’s shootaround. “It doesn’t mean anything. No excuses over here. That’s why I didn’t say anything to nobody.”