Following the Raptors' first ever seven-game series playoff victory, the small forward responded to the notion of a Toronto curse:
Carroll: "I hear so many people talking about the Toronto curse and all this, but I told plenty of fans and media, this is a different team"
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 2, 2016
This idea of a curse holding Toronto back started to come to fruition over the past couple of years. The Raptors lost a first-round playoff series to the Brooklyn Nets in seven games in 2013-14 before embarrassing themselves in a four-game sweep versus the underdog Washington Wizards in last year's first-round matchup.
Carroll and the Raptors put that idea to rest following their 89-84 Game 7 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.
While Carroll doesn't believe this team is fazed by a curse, the 29-year-old discussed how Toronto fans bought into that thought prior to Game 7:
“I can't believe how many tweets and Instagram posts I was getting about the series being over and I'm like, ‘We've got Game 7,'” Carroll added.
The Raptors will open their semi-final playoff series versus the Miami Heat at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday night.