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Toronto Temperature: The Raptors find new ways to be compelling

We were supposed to feel absolutely doomed about the Raptors when Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka went down with indeterminant injuries. I use that descriptor because we still don’t quite know how long either player will be out. Lowry is supposed to be reassessed this week, but what does that mean? Ibaka, meanwhile, is just listed as out indefinitely; will he be good by Christmas? No idea.

In some other time, we’d be pulling out what’s left of our collective hair. Except the Raptors are still the defending NBA champs, and, as an added bonus, have found a new way to be compelling.