2018–19 Toronto Raptors season

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2018–19 Toronto Raptors season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachNick Nurse
General managerBobby Webster
PresidentMasai Ujiri
OwnersMaple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
ArenaScotiabank Arena
Results
Record58–24 (.707)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Warriors 4–2)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionTSN
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CTV (NBA Playoffs)
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The 2018–19 Toronto Raptors season was the 24th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). During the off-season, the Raptors acquired small forward Kawhi Leonard from the San Antonio Spurs after trading franchise star DeMar DeRozan. The season ended with the franchise's first NBA Finals appearance and first NBA championship, ending the City of Toronto's, Province of Ontario's, and Canada's 26-year championship drought if not counting Toronto FC’s 2017 MLS championship. The Raptors had the fifth best team defensive rating in the NBA.[1]

Raptors victory celebration in Toronto on June 17, 2019

On May 11, 2018, the Raptors fired Dwane Casey after the team was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second consecutive time in the postseason.[2] On June 14, the Raptors promoted assistant coach Nick Nurse as their head coach.[3] The Raptors played their home games at newly renamed Scotiabank Arena.[4] For the first time since 2008–09, DeMar DeRozan (who spent his first nine seasons in the NBA with the Raptors) did not play for the Raptors, as he was traded, along with Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft pick, to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. Later, on February 7, 2019, at the trade deadline, the Memphis Grizzlies traded Marc Gasol to the Raptors for Jonas Valančiūnas, Delon Wright and C. J. Miles. The Raptors later signed Jeremy Lin. They finished the regular season with a 58–24 record, one less win than their franchise best the previous season, second best in the league for the second consecutive season, earning the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

In the playoffs, the Raptors defeated the Orlando Magic in five games in the first round. They edged the Philadelphia 76ers in seven games in the semifinals to make their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2016, with Kawhi Leonard's buzzer-beater over Joel Embiid, giving the Raptors a 92–90 victory in the series-clinching game 7. The series was a rematch of the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals, where the Allen Iverson-led 76ers defeated the Vince Carter-led Raptors in seven games. The Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals 4–2, winning the last four games of the series after being down 0–2 to become the sixth team to overcome that deficit. They won the Finals against the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, also the first NBA Finals series that was played outside the United States. They beat the Warriors 4–2, becoming the first non-US team to win the NBA title.[5] The Raptors were the first Atlantic Division team since the 2007–08 Boston Celtics and the first Eastern Conference team since the 2015–16 Cleveland Cavaliers to win the championship. Prior to the Raptors victory, the Atlantic Division had had the second longest title drought in the league. The Northwest Division will hold the record for having the longest championship drought of all divisions in the league, with the 1978–79 Seattle Supersonics being the last champion. This is also Toronto's first major sports championship since the Toronto Blue Jays won the 1993 World Series when not counting Toronto FC’s 2017 MLS championship.

Draft[edit]

The Raptors did not have a pick in the 2018 NBA draft. They had previously traded their selections to the Brooklyn Nets, who ended up drafting Džanan Musa, and to the Phoenix Suns, who ended up drafting George King.

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Toronto Raptors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 3 Anunoby, OG 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 232 lb (105 kg) 1997–07–17 Indiana
F 25 Boucher, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–01–11 Oregon
C 33 Gasol, Marc 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1985–01–29 Spain
G/F 14 Green, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1987–06–22 North Carolina
F/C 9 Ibaka, Serge 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1989–09–18 Republic of the Congo
F 2 Leonard, Kawhi (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1991–06–29 San Diego State
G 17 Lin, Jeremy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
G 7 Lowry, Kyle (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1986–03–25 Villanova
G 8 Loyd, Jordan (TW) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993–07–27 Indianapolis
G 1 McCaw, Patrick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995–10–25 UNLV
G 20 Meeks, Jodie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987–08–21 Kentucky
F 13 Miller, Malcolm 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993–03–06 Holy Cross
F/C 15 Moreland, Eric 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1991–12–24 Oregon State
G 24 Powell, Norman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1993–05–25 UCLA
F 43 Siakam, Pascal 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994–04–02 New Mexico State
G 23 VanVleet, Fred 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1994–02–25 Wichita State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–06–12

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yToronto Raptors 58 24 .707 0.0 32–9 26–15 12–4 82
xPhiladelphia 76ers 51 31 .622 7.0 31–10 20–21 8–8 82
xBoston Celtics 49 33 .598 9.0 28–13 21–20 10–6 82
xBrooklyn Nets 42 40 .512 16.0 23–18 19–22 8–8 82
New York Knicks 17 65 .207 41.0 9–32 8–33 2–14 82

Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zMilwaukee Bucks * 60 22 .732 82
2 yToronto Raptors * 58 24 .707 2.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 51 31 .622 9.0 82
4 xBoston Celtics 49 33 .598 11.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 12.0 82
6 xBrooklyn Nets 42 40 .512 18.0 82
7 yOrlando Magic * 42 40 .512 18.0 82
8 xDetroit Pistons 41 41 .500 19.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 39 43 .476 21.0 82
10 Miami Heat 39 43 .476 21.0 82
11 Washington Wizards 32 50 .390 28.0 82
12 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 22 60 .268 38.0 82
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 41.0 82
15 New York Knicks 17 65 .207 43.0 82

Record vs opponents[edit]

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Atlantic Division Northwest Division
Team Home Away Team Home Away
Boston 113–101 118–95 116–123* 108–117 Denver 103–106 86–95
Brooklyn 122–105 127–125 105–106* 115–105 Minnesota 112–105 120–100
New York 128–112 128–92 104–99 117–92 Oklahoma City 109–116 123–114*
Philadelphia 129–112 113–102 101–126 119–107 Portland 119–117 122–128
Utah 122–116 124–111
8–0 4–4 3–2 3–2
Division 12–4 Division 6–4
Central Division Pacific Division
Team Home Away Team Home Away
Chicago 95–89 112–103 122–83 124–101 Golden State 131–128* 113–93
Cleveland 116–104 126–110 106–95 101–126 L.A. Clippers 121–103 123–99
Detroit 104–106 107–112* 107–110 L.A. Lakers 111–98 121–107
Indiana 99–96 121–105 106–110 Phoenix 111–109 107–98
Milwaukee 99–104 92–105 109–124 123–116 Sacramento 120–105 114–105
6–3 4–5 5–0 5–0
Division 10–8 Division 10–0
Southeast Division Southwest Division
Team Home Away Team Home Away
Atlanta 104–101 124–108 119–101 Dallas 116–107 123–120
Charlotte 127–106 114–115 111–113 Houston 95–107 119–121
Miami 125–115 117–109* 106–104 125–104 Memphis 119–90 122–114
Orlando 98–113 121–109 93–91 87–116 New Orleans 110–126 127–104
Washington 125–107 129–120 117–113 140–138** San Antonio 120–117 107–125
7–2 7–2 3–2 3–2
Division 14–4 Division 6–4
Conference 36–16 (Home: 21–5; Away: 15–11) Conference 22–8 (Home: 11–4; Away: 11–4)
Overall 58–24 (Home: 32–9; Away: 26–15)

(* game decided in overtime)

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2018 pre-season game log
Total: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
Pre-season: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 September 29 Portland W 122–104 Valančiūnas (17) Siakam (13) Leonard, Siakam, VanVleet (3) Rogers Arena
18,654
1–0
2 October 2 @ Utah L 90–105 Valančiūnas (18) Siakam, Valančiūnas (9) VanVleet (3) Vivint Smart Home Arena
18,306
1–1
3 October 5 Melbourne United W 120–82 Powell (21) Ibaka (12) Wright (5) Scotiabank Arena
15,781
2–1
4 October 10 Brooklyn W 118–91 Green (22) Leonard, Valančiūnas (7) Leonard, Lowry (7) Bell Centre
N/A
3–1
5 October 11 @ New Orleans W 134–119 Richardson, Siakam (21) Moreland (12) Felder, Siakam (6) Smoothie King Center
15,047
4–1
2018–19 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2018–19 game log
Total: 58–24 (Home: 32–9; Road: 26–15)
October: 7–1 (Home: 6–0; Road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 17 Cleveland W 116–104 Kyle Lowry (27) Leonard, Valančiūnas (12) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,915
1–0
2 October 19 Boston W 113–101 Kawhi Leonard (31) Kawhi Leonard (10) Fred VanVleet (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
2–0
3 October 20 @ Washington W 117–113 Kyle Lowry (28) Pascal Siakam (10) Kyle Lowry (12) Capital One Arena
16,185
3–0
4 October 22 Charlotte W 127–106 Kawhi Leonard (22) Jonas Valančiūnas (10) Kyle Lowry (14) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
4–0
5 October 24 Minnesota W 112–105 Kawhi Leonard (35) Jonas Valančiūnas (9) Kyle Lowry (10) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
5–0
6 October 26 Dallas W 116–107 Kawhi Leonard (21) Kawhi Leonard (9) Kyle Lowry (12) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
6–0
7 October 29 @ Milwaukee L 109–124 Serge Ibaka (30) Serge Ibaka (9) Kyle Lowry (15) Fiserv Forum
17,341
6–1
8 October 30 Philadelphia W 129–112 Kawhi Leonard (31) Pascal Siakam (15) Kyle Lowry (12) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
7–1
November: 12–3 (Home: 4–2; Road: 8–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
9 November 2 @ Phoenix W 107–98 Kawhi Leonard (19) Jonas Valančiūnas (7) Kyle Lowry (12) Talking Stick Resort Arena
15,843
8–1
10 November 4 @ L.A. Lakers W 121–107 Serge Ibaka (34) Pascal Siakam (13) Kyle Lowry (15) Staples Center
18,997
9–1
11 November 5 @ Utah W 124–111 Anunoby, Ibaka, Lowry, VanVleet (17) Lowry, Siakam (7) Kyle Lowry (11) Vivint Smart Home Arena
18,306
10–1
12 November 7 @ Sacramento W 114–105 Kawhi Leonard (25) Serge Ibaka (14) Kyle Lowry (8) Golden 1 Center
17,583
11–1
13 November 10 New York W 128–112 Pascal Siakam (23) Jonas Valanciunas (10) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
12–1
14 November 12 New Orleans L 110–126 Pascal Siakam (22) Serge Ibaka (14) Kyle Lowry (11) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
12–2
15 November 14 Detroit L 104–106 Kawhi Leonard (26) Leonard, Monroe (9) Kyle Lowry (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
12–3
16 November 16 @ Boston L 116–123 (OT) Kawhi Leonard (31) Kawhi Leonard (15) Kyle Lowry (7) TD Garden
18,624
12–4
17 November 17 @ Chicago W 122–83 Fred VanVleet (18) Jonas Valanciunas (9) Kyle Lowry (8) United Center
21,263
13–4
18 November 20 @ Orlando W 93–91 Kawhi Leonard (18) Ibaka, Siakam (9) Kyle Lowry (7) Amway Center
16,016
14–4
19 November 21 @ Atlanta W 124–108 Jonas Valanciunas (24) Jonas Valanciunas (13) Kyle Lowry (17) State Farm Arena
15,058
15–4
20 November 23 Washington W 125–107 Kawhi Leonard (27) Kawhi Leonard (10) Kyle Lowry (9) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
16–4
21 November 25 Miami W 125–115 Kawhi Leonard (29) Leonard, Valanciunas (10) Kyle Lowry (10) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
17–4
22 November 27 @ Memphis W 122–114 Kyle Lowry (24) Kawhi Leonard (10) Kyle Lowry (6) FedExForum
14,187
18–4
23 November 29 Golden State W 131–128 (OT) Kawhi Leonard (37) Leonard, Lowry (8) Kyle Lowry (12) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
19–4
December: 8–7 (Home: 4–2; Road: 4–5)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
24 December 1 @ Cleveland W 106–95 Kawhi Leonard (34) Kawhi Leonard (9) Pascal Siakam (5) Quicken Loans Arena
19,432
20–4
25 December 3 Denver L 103–106 Kawhi Leonard (27) Jonas Valančiūnas (10) Kyle Lowry (11) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
20–5
26 December 5 Philadelphia W 113–102 Kawhi Leonard (36) Kawhi Leonard (9) Pascal Siakam (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
21–5
27 December 7 @ Brooklyn L 105–106 (OT) Kawhi Leonard (32) Jonas Valančiūnas (8) Kyle Lowry (11) Barclays Center
14,035
21–6
28 December 9 Milwaukee L 99–104 Serge Ibaka (22) Kawhi Leonard (8) Kyle Lowry (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
21–7
29 December 11 @ L.A. Clippers W 123–99 Serge Ibaka (25) Serge Ibaka (9) Fred VanVleet (14) Staples Center
17,812
22–7
30 December 12 @ Golden State W 113–93 Kyle Lowry (23) Serge Ibaka (12) Kyle Lowry (12) Oracle Arena
19,596
23–7
31 December 14 @ Portland L 122–128 Kawhi Leonard (28) Danny Green (11) Fred VanVleet (8) Moda Center
19,458
23–8
32 December 16 @ Denver L 86–95 Kawhi Leonard (29) Kawhi Leonard (14) Leonard, Wright (4) Pepsi Center
19,520
23–9
33 December 19 Indiana W 99–96 Kawhi Leonard (28) Kawhi Leonard (10) Kawhi Leonard (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
24–9
34 December 21 Cleveland W 126–110 Kawhi Leonard (37) Pascal Siakam (10) Fred VanVleet (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
25–9
35 December 22 @ Philadelphia L 101–126 Pascal Siakam (26) Greg Monroe (8) Kyle Lowry (5) Wells Fargo Center
20,691
25–10
36 December 26 @ Miami W 106–104 Kawhi Leonard (30) Pascal Siakam (9) Serge Ibaka (4) American Airlines Arena
19,902
26–10
37 December 28 @ Orlando L 87–116 Kawhi Leonard (21) Serge Ibaka (8) Delon Wright (6) Amway Center
18,846
26–11
38 December 30 Chicago W 95–89 Kawhi Leonard (27) Pascal Siakam (12) Fred VanVleet (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
27–11
January: 10–5 (Home: 7–1; Road: 3–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
39 January 1 Utah W 122–116 Kawhi Leonard (45) Pascal Siakam (10) Fred VanVleet (5) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
28–11
40 January 3 @ San Antonio L 107–125 Kawhi Leonard (21) Ibaka, Monroe, Siakam (6) Pascal Siakam (7) AT&T Center
18,354
28–12
41 January 5 @ Milwaukee W 123–116 Leonard, Siakam (30) Serge Ibaka (9) Fred VanVleet (8) Fiserv Forum
18,028
29–12
42 January 6 Indiana W 121–105 Norman Powell (23) Pascal Siakam (10) Lowry, VanVleet (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
30–12
43 January 8 Atlanta W 104–101 Kawhi Leonard (31) Pascal Siakam (10) Leonard, Lowry (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
31–12
44 January 11 Brooklyn W 122–105 Kawhi Leonard (20) Kawhi Leonard (11) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
32–12
45 January 13 @ Washington W 140–138 (2OT) Kawhi Leonard (41) Pascal Siakam (19) Kyle Lowry (11) Capital One Arena
16,919
33–12
46 January 16 @ Boston L 108–117 Kawhi Leonard (33) Serge Ibaka (10) Lowry, Siakam (7) TD Garden
18,624
33–13
47 January 17 Phoenix W 111–109 Serge Ibaka (22) Pascal Siakam (12) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
34–13
48 January 19 Memphis W 119–90 Danny Green (24) Pascal Siakam (8) Lowry, VanVleet (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
35–13
49 January 22 Sacramento W 120–105 Lowry, VanVleet (19) Serge Ibaka (10) Kyle Lowry (9) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
36–13
50 January 23 @ Indiana L 106–110 Serge Ibaka (23) Serge Ibaka (11) Kyle Lowry (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
16,879
36–14
51 January 25 @ Houston L 119–121 Kawhi Leonard (32) Serge Ibaka (14) Kyle Lowry (11) Toyota Center
18,055
36–15
52 January 27 @ Dallas W 123–120 Kawhi Leonard (33) Serge Ibaka (11) Kyle Lowry (9) American Airlines Center
20,308
37–15
53 January 31 Milwaukee L 92–105 Pascal Siakam (28) Serge Ibaka (10) Lowry, Siakam, VanVleet (3) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
37–16
February: 8–1 (Home: 5–1; Road: 3–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
54 February 3 L.A. Clippers W 121–103 Kawhi Leonard (18) Serge Ibaka (12) Fred VanVleet (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
38–16
55 February 5 @ Philadelphia W 119–107 Kawhi Leonard (24) Kyle Lowry (10) Kyle Lowry (6) Wells Fargo Center
20,472
39–16
56 February 7 @ Atlanta W 119–101 Pascal Siakam (33) Pascal Siakam (14) Kyle Lowry (13) State Farm Arena
16,036
40–16
57 February 9 @ New York W 104–99 Kyle Lowry (22) Serge Ibaka (13) Leonard, VanVleet (6) Madison Square Garden
18,886
41–16
58 February 11 Brooklyn W 127–125 Kawhi Leonard (30) Serge Ibaka (12) Kawhi Leonard (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
42–16
59 February 13 Washington W 129–120 Pascal Siakam (44) Serge Ibaka (13) Kyle Lowry (13) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
43–16
60 February 22 San Antonio W 120–117 Kawhi Leonard (25) Serge Ibaka (15) Gasol, Siakam (6) Scotiabank Arena
20,058
44–16
61 February 24 Orlando L 98–113 Kyle Lowry (19) Pascal Siakam (11) Kyle Lowry (10) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
44–17
62 February 26 Boston W 118–95 Pascal Siakam (25) Pascal Siakam (8) Kyle Lowry (11) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
45–17
March: 9–6 (Home: 4–3; Road: 5–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
63 March 1 Portland W 119–117 Kawhi Leonard (38) Marc Gasol (8) Kyle Lowry (10) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
46–17
64 March 3 @ Detroit L 107–112 (OT) Kyle Lowry (35) Serge Ibaka (11) Gasol, Lowry, Siakam (5) Little Caesars Arena
19,161
46–18
65 March 5 Houston L 95–107 Kawhi Leonard (26) Serge Ibaka (15) Kyle Lowry (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
46–19
66 March 8 @ New Orleans W 127–104 Kawhi Leonard (31) Ibaka, Lowry (11) Kyle Lowry (12) Smoothie King Center
17,325
47–19
67 March 10 @ Miami W 125–104 Kyle Lowry (24) Serge Ibaka (8) Kyle Lowry (10) American Airlines Arena
19,600
48–19
68 March 11 @ Cleveland L 101–126 Kawhi Leonard (25) Kawhi Leonard (9) Kyle Lowry (6) Quicken Loans Arena
15,012
48–20
69 March 14 L.A. Lakers W 111–98 Kawhi Leonard (25) Leonard, Powell (8) Pascal Siakam (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,926
49–20
70 March 17 @ Detroit L 107–110 Kawhi Leonard (33) Marc Gasol (11) Marc Gasol (8) Little Caesars Arena
19,277
49–21
71 March 18 New York W 128–92 Jeremy Lin (20) Marc Gasol (11) Fred VanVleet (12) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
50–21
72 March 20 @ Oklahoma City W 123–114 (OT) Pascal Siakam (33) Pascal Siakam (13) Green, Leonard, Siakam, VanVleet (6) Chesapeake Energy Arena
18,203
51–21
73 March 22 Oklahoma City L 109–116 Kawhi Leonard (37) Norman Powell (11) Marc Gasol (6) Scotiabank Arena
20,014
51–22
74 March 24 Charlotte L 114–115 Kawhi Leonard (28) Kawhi Leonard (9) Gasol, Lowry (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
51–23
75 March 26 Chicago W 112–103 Norman Powell (20) Serge Ibaka (8) Kyle Lowry (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
52–23
76 March 28 @ New York W 117–92 Pascal Siakam (31) Serge Ibaka (10) Fred VanVleet (8) Madison Square Garden
19,812
53–23
77 March 30 @ Chicago W 124–101 Ibaka, VanVleet (23) Serge Ibaka (12) Kyle Lowry (8) United Center
21,238
54–23
April: 4–1 (Home: 2–0; Road: 2–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
78 April 1 Orlando W 121–109 Danny Green (29) Kawhi Leonard (7) Lowry, VanVleet (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
55–23
79 April 3 @ Brooklyn W 115–105 Pascal Siakam (28) Serge Ibaka (12) Marc Gasol (6) Barclays Center
17,732
56–23
80 April 5 @ Charlotte L 111–113 Kawhi Leonard (29) Serge Ibaka (12) Kyle Lowry (11) Spectrum Center
18,684
56–24
81 April 7 Miami W 117–109 (OT) Powell, Siakam (23) Gasol, Siakam (10) Marc Gasol (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
57–24
82 April 9 @ Minnesota W 120–100 Kawhi Leonard (20) Chris Boucher] (13) Jeremy Lin (5) Target Center
16,119
58–24
2018–19 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

see also 2019 NBA Playoffs and 2019 NBA Finals

2019 playoff game log
Total: 16–8 (Home: 9–4; Road: 7–4)
First Round: 4–1 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 13 Orlando L 101–104 Kawhi Leonard (25) Pascal Siakam (9) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,937
0–1
2 April 16 Orlando W 111–82 Kawhi Leonard (37) Pascal Siakam (10) Kyle Lowry (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,964
1–1
3 April 19 @ Orlando W 98–93 Pascal Siakam (30) Pascal Siakam (11) Kyle Lowry (10) Amway Center
19,367
2–1
4 April 21 @ Orlando W 107–85 Kawhi Leonard (34) Serge Ibaka (8) Kyle Lowry (9) Amway Center
19,087
3–1
5 April 23 Orlando W 115–96 Kawhi Leonard (27) Marc Gasol (9) Fred VanVleet (10) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
4–1
Conference Semifinals: 4–3 (Home: 3–1; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 27 Philadelphia W 108–95 Kawhi Leonard (45) Kawhi Leonard (11) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
1–0
2 April 29 Philadelphia L 89–94 Kawhi Leonard (35) Gasol, Leonard, Siakam (7) Kawhi Leonard (6) Scotiabank Arena
19,800
1–1
3 May 2 @ Philadelphia L 95–116 Kawhi Leonard (33) Gasol, Green (6) Kyle Lowry (5) Wells Fargo Center
20,658
1–2
4 May 5 @ Philadelphia W 101–96 Kawhi Leonard (39) Kawhi Leonard (14) Kyle Lowry (7) Wells Fargo Center
20,639
2–2
5 May 7 Philadelphia W 125–89 Pascal Siakam (25) Kawhi Leonard (13) Kyle Lowry (5) Scotiabank Arena
20,287
3–2
6 May 9 @ Philadelphia L 101–112 Kawhi Leonard (29) Kawhi Leonard (12) Kyle Lowry (6) Wells Fargo Center
20,525
3–3
7 May 12 Philadelphia W 92–90 Kawhi Leonard (41) Gasol, Siakam (11) Kyle Lowry (6) Scotiabank Arena
20,917
4–3
Conference Finals: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 15 @ Milwaukee L 100–108 Kawhi Leonard (31) Marc Gasol (12) Marc Gasol (5) Fiserv Forum
17,345
0–1
2 May 17 @ Milwaukee L 103–125 Kawhi Leonard (31) Serge Ibaka (10) Kyle Lowry (4) Fiserv Forum
17,570
0–2
3 May 19 Milwaukee W 118–112 (2OT) Kawhi Leonard (36) Marc Gasol (12) Marc Gasol (7) Scotiabank Arena
19,932
1–2
4 May 21 Milwaukee W 120–102 Kyle Lowry (25) Serge Ibaka (13) Marc Gasol (7) Scotiabank Arena
20,237
2–2
5 May 23 @ Milwaukee W 105–99 Kawhi Leonard (35) Pascal Siakam (13) Kawhi Leonard (9) Fiserv Forum
17,384
3–2
6 May 25 Milwaukee W 100–94 Kawhi Leonard (27) Kawhi Leonard (17) Kyle Lowry (8) Scotiabank Arena
20,478
4–2
NBA Finals: 4–2 (Home: 1–2; Road: 3–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 30 Golden State W 118–109 Pascal Siakam (32) Leonard, Siakam (8) Kyle Lowry (9) Scotiabank Arena
19,983
1–0
2 June 2 Golden State L 104–109 Kawhi Leonard (34) Kawhi Leonard (14) Pascal Siakam (5) Scotiabank Arena
20,014
1–1
3 June 5 @ Golden State W 123–109 Kawhi Leonard (30) Pascal Siakam (9) Kyle Lowry (9) Oracle Arena
19,596
2–1
4 June 7 @ Golden State W 105–92 Kawhi Leonard (36) Kawhi Leonard (12) Kyle Lowry (7) Oracle Arena
19,596
3–1
5 June 10 Golden State L 105–106 Kawhi Leonard (26) Kawhi Leonard (12) Leonard, Lowry (6) Scotiabank Arena
20,144
3–2
6 June 13 @ Golden State W 114–110 Lowry, Siakam (26) Pascal Siakam (10) Kyle Lowry (10) Oracle Arena
19,596
4–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
OG Anunoby SF 67 6 1,352 197 47 46 22 469
Chris Boucher PF 28 0 163 56 2 6 24 93
Lorenzo Brown PG 26 0 212 31 28 12 5 55
Marc Gasol C 26 19 648 172 101 24 23 237
Danny Green SG 80 80 2,216 317 126 73 53 821
Serge Ibaka C 74 51 2,010 601 99 29 103 1,112
Kawhi Leonard SF 60 60 2,040 439 199 106 24 1,596
Jeremy Lin PG 23 3 433 60 50 9 6 161
Kyle Lowry PG 65 65 2,213 312 564 91 31 926
Jordan Loyd PG 12 0 55 9 6 0 0 29
Patrick McCaw SG 26 1 344 45 27 21 2 69
Jodie Meeks SG 8 0 104 12 8 1 1 51
C. J. Miles SF 40 1 562 68 22 18 10 218
Malcolm Miller SF 10 0 67 5 1 1 1 35
Greg Monroe C 38 2 423 156 16 13 8 183
Eric Moreland PF 4 0 38 17 4 1 1 7
Norman Powell SG 60 3 1,126 139 91 39 13 516
Malachi Richardson SG 22 0 103 13 0 1 0 30
Pascal Siakam PF 80 79 2,548 549 248 73 52 1,354
Jonas Valančiūnas C 30 10 564 216 29 13 23 384
Fred VanVleet PG 64 28 1,760 167 307 57 20 701
Delon Wright PG 49 2 897 125 110 46 15 337

After all games.[6]
Waived during the season
Traded during the season
Acquired during the season

Playoffs[edit]

Player Pos. GP GS MP Reb. Ast. Stl. Blk. Pts.
Chris Boucher PF 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 5
Marc Gasol C 24 24 735 153 73 21 26 226
Danny Green SG 24 24 684 87 26 31 11 166
Serge Ibaka C 24 0 500 143 22 11 23 225
Kawhi Leonard SF 24 24 939 218 94 40 17 732
Jeremy Lin PG 8 0 27 3 4 1 0 9
Kyle Lowry PG 24 24 901 117 159 31 7 361
Patrick McCaw SG 11 0 48 3 4 2 0 5
Jodie Meeks SG 14 0 66 9 1 4 1 22
Malcolm Miller SF 10 0 28 5 1 0 1 8
Eric Moreland PF 8 0 28 13 3 0 0 2
Norman Powell SG 23 0 366 51 26 9 0 150
Pascal Siakam PF 24 24 891 171 66 25 17 455
Fred VanVleet PG 24 0 592 42 62 18 6 192

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 18, 2018[7] To Toronto Raptors
Kawhi Leonard
Danny Green
To San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan
Jakob Pöltl
2019 protected Toronto first-round pick
February 6, 2019[8] To Toronto Raptors
Cash considerations
To Philadelphia 76ers
Malachi Richardson
Draft rights to Emir Preldžić
2022 second-round pick
February 7, 2019[9][10] To Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol
To Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valančiūnas
Delon Wright
CJ Miles
2024 second-round draft pick
To Toronto Raptors
Cash considerations
To Brooklyn Nets
Greg Monroe
2021 second-round draft pick

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract
Fred VanVleet[11] July 6, 2018 2-yr/$18.1M
Lorenzo Brown[12] July 20, 2018 1-yr/$1.62M

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Contract Former team
Chris Boucher[12] July 20, 2018 Two-way contract Golden State Warriors
Jordan Loyd[13] August 7, 2018 Two-way contract Turkey Darüşşafaka
Greg Monroe[14] August 10, 2018 1-yr/$2.2M Boston Celtics
Jeremy Lin[15] February 13, 2019 $697,000[16] Atlanta Hawks

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason New Team
Alfonzo McKinnie[17] Waived Golden State Warriors
Lucas Nogueira Unrestricted Free Agent Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
Kay Felder[18] Waived Raptors 905
Deng Adel[18] Waived Raptors 905
Kyle Collinsworth[18] Waived Raptors 905
Eric Moreland[18] Waived Phoenix Suns
Malcolm Miller Waived Raptors 905

Awards[edit]

Player Award Date awarded Ref.
Pascal Siakam Eastern Conference Player of the Week November 12, 2018 [19]
Nick Nurse Eastern Conference Coach of the Month (November) December 2, 2018 [20]
Kawhi Leonard Eastern Conference Player of the Week December 3, 2018 [21]
Kawhi Leonard Eastern Conference Player of the Week January 14, 2019 [22]
Kawhi Leonard NBA All-Star starter (3rd appearance) January 24, 2019 [23]
Kyle Lowry NBA All-Star reserve (5th appearance) January 31, 2019 [24]
Kawhi Leonard All-Defensive Second Team May 22, 2019 [25]
Kawhi Leonard All-NBA Second Team May 23, 2019 [26]
Kawhi Leonard NBA Finals MVP June 14, 2019 [27]
Pascal Siakam NBA Most Improved Player June 25, 2019 [28]

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