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Raptors sweep the West’s entire Pacific Division

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Breaking news: The Toronto Raptors… are very good.

Sure, that might not be the most breaking news around, but it can’t be overstated how strong this Toronto squad is as they get set to make some noise in the postseason.

Even without Kyle Lowry against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, the Raptors rolled L.A. by a final margin of 111 to 98. Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points with 8 rebounds and 4 assists and newly acquired Raptor Marc Gasol finished with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in place of the suspended Serge Ibaka.

This Raptors squad is deep and hardened from multiple years of playoff runs, as well as the additions of Leonard, Gasol, Danny Green and Jeremy Lin – who were all brought into the organization this season.

Toronto hasn’t missed a beat after a franchise-best season last year, and with tonight’s win over the Lakers, their record is 48-20, which is only 3 games behind the Bucks for number one in the Eastern Conference.

By beating the Lakers for the second time, the Raptors swept the entire Western Conference Pacific Division:

That’s right, Toronto went a perfect 10-0 against the Lakers, Warriors, Clippers, Kings and Suns this season, which is a truly incredible feat.

The most eyebrow-raising team in that list is likely the Warriors, as the Raptors might face off against Golden State in the NBA Finals this season if they continue their strong play. With Most Improved Player candidate Pascal Siakam, All-Star Kawhi Leonard and playoff stalwarts like Lowry and Green on the team, Toronto will definitely be a tough out come playoff time.