The Raptors responded in the best way possible to Nick Nurse getting ejected from Monday's game.
After being assessed with two technical fouls — one that originally went to Pascal Siakam but was changed at half-time — Nurse was booted from the game, and point guard Fred VanVleet joked that it was just what the team needed.
It felt like all we needed to do was get rid of him. We were better off without him.
After Nurse got ejected, the Raptors made a surprise comeback, pulling off a 28-6 run and defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 128-113.
“It was fun. It was fun postgame in the locker room,” Nurse said during the post-game media scrum.
“Guys were enjoying it, and they should. I talk about never getting too high or getting too low, but you’ve got to enjoy the wins. It’s too hard to get them.”
The team did some post-game celebrating last week too when VanVleet shattered a franchise record with 54 points in a single match. VanVleet finished Monday's game strong with 32 points and nine assists.
The Raptors will face off against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Hopefully, they can pull off a win just as spectacular with Nick Nurse on the sidelines.