Raptors face task of stopping Nets’ Durant, Irving & Harden


The Toronto Raptors and head coach Nick Nurse have historically been among the NBA’s best teams at game planning to slow down opposing superstars. While other teams stay stagnant, opting to use their night-to-night defence to stop the league’s best, Nurse has no problem totally reshaping the Raptors defensive scheme. On any given night, the Raptors are wont to use Nurse’s famous box-and-one, triangle-and-two, or blitz superstars as aggressively as any team in the NBA.