Game One Preview: Raptors 905 vs. Rio Grande Valley Vipers

By Raptors 905 | April 23, 2017

The NBA D-League Finals will culminate with the best defences in the league, battling the best offence in the league.  Raptors 905 and its staunch defensive approach squares off against Rio Grande Valley and its high-octane offence.  Game 1 goes tonight at McAllen Convention Center, while Games 2 and 3 will be at the Hershey Centre. The 905 enter the finals after winning the franchise’s first four playoff games in a row.

Game Time: 8PM EDT

Broadcast Info: Link posted prior to tip-off

GM 1 (Away)- Apr 23, 8pm

GM 2 (Home)- Apr 25, 7pm

GM 3 (Home)- Apr 27, 7pm *(If Nec)

Regular Season Records

Raptors 905: 39-11

Rio Grande Valley Vipers: 32-18

Complete Unit

Six 905 scorers finished with double-digits in the 905’s series-clinching victory over Maine. Brady Heslip led the charge with 21 points, including shooting 6-of-11 from 3-point range. Here’s some of Heslip’s best on the night:

Comeback kids

In the 905’s one meeting with the Vipers during the regular season, they outscored their opponent by 13 in the fourth quarter to pick up a 104-93 victory. CJ Leslie led the 905 with 20 points in the win, check out the highlights here!

Players to watch

Raptors 905:  Pascal Siakam, Bruno Caboclo, Brady Heslip

Rio Grande Valley: Kyle Wiltier, Isaiah Taylor, Darius Morris

Leading the charge

Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse has helped orchestrate the 905 winning their last twelve contests. Here’s what he had to say about his team’s mentality