1 reason every NBA Playoff contender can win the championship

Dec 15, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) after a play during the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs beat the Hornets 97-88. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 15, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) after a play during the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs beat the Hornets 97-88. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Toronto Raptors fans cheer from the stands during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Raptors won 110-100. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Raptors fans cheer from the stands during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Raptors won 110-100. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Toronto Raptors – Offense and More Offense

The Toronto Raptors are easily the worst defensive team that currently occupies a playoff spot.

The Toronto Raptors still possess the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference.

In case you couldn’t put the pieces together, Toronto is very good offensively. The Raps are sitting in a tie with Cleveland for the third-best offense in the league over the body of the season, scoring 108.0 points per 100 possessions, and Dwane Casey has this group humming on that end.

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan form a solid one-two punch on the perimeter, with Jonas Valanciunas more than capable of scoring up front and a strong offensive duo in Lou Williams and Greivis Vasquez off the bench. Unfortunately, only Lowry can be described as even anything approaching an above-average defender of that quintet, and the Raptors will be trying to outscore opponents in April and May.

The Raptors have a tough road ahead, but if they catch fire over a series, they will force their opponent into a scoring war.

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