This being the pre-season, the focus for Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is much more about positive trends — good transition defence, finishing possessions on offence, handling opponents' pick and roll game — than it is about getting wins. So, even though the Raptors walked off the court at the Air Canada Centre Monday night with a 104-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, Casey had reason for concern. "We've just got to take care of the ball," Casey said of the Raptors' 19 turnovers, 14 of them in the opening half. "It's a difference between playing fast and playing smart. "We've got to crank it down just a little bit," Casey said of the Raptors' anxiousness with the ball, which also included about a half dozen charging fouls. "We were in such a hurry in the first half. As soon as we caught it we were trying to do something." It's something the coach vows to work on before the season-opener on Oct. 31. "When it gets for real and we have 19 turnovers, it's not going to work," Casey said. Still, there was lots to applaud as the Raptors improved to 5-1 on the pre-season.
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Toronto Star | Oct 23