May 3, 2017, 3:48 pm
Patrick Patterson and Norman Powell will start in Wednesday’s Game 3 against the Cavs.
This means Jonas Valanciunas and DeMarre Carroll are out and we’ll see a few things here. Tristan Thompson (and Kevin Love) will own the glass but the upshot (and hope) for Toronto is that by spreading the floor and going small they’ll be able to better handle LeBron and Kyrie Irving while giving Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan more space. By getting JV off the floor they take a major liability off the table in defending the pick and roll, especially against Irving.