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Norman Powell scored eight points with three rebounds, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday. Is he ever going to miss from three as a starter again? Powell has gone 9-of-9 in his three starts, which is part of the reason Kyle Lowry said he changed the series. Powell's defense was a weakness heading into this series, but he fared well matched up with the likes of Khris Middleton. Considering how well he played, he should be able to carve out a role in the 24-32 minute range against the Cavs. Although, there could be much more P.J. Tucker against Kevin Love and LeBron James.

Apr 27 - 10:37 PM

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Kyle Lowry said Norman Powell changed the series against the Bucks. The Raptors lineup of Lowry, Powell, DeMar DeRozan, DeMarre Carroll and Serge Ibaka didn't play a second together before their start in Game 4, but that combo has played outstanding defense to get them to a +19.3 net rating in 32 minutes over the last two games. As for Norm, his star has shined the brightest in the last two games with 18.5 points per game on an 84.2 true shooting percentage. Norm is free.

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Norman Powell started for the second game in a row in Game 5 vs. the Bucks on Monday and scored a playoff career-high 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting in 34 minutes. Despite playing a total of six minutes prior to Game 3, Powell will likely end up being the biggest X-Factor in this series. He got off to a hot start tonight with 11 points in the first quarter and never looked back, adding four rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and four triples to go with his 25 points. DeMar DeRozan said Powell's aggressiveness in the first unit spaces the floor for the Raptors and coach Dwane Casey praised him for staying ready, so expect him to keep seeing big minutes going forward.

Apr 24 - 9:47 PM

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DeMar DeRozan said that Norman Powell's presence in the first unit helps to space the floor. "With Norm out there, he’s extremely aggressive so you’ve got to honour that," DeRozan said. "With that, the floor is spaced a little bit more, I was able to find spots, push the ball up. I know Norm’s going to find his spots. It just gives us another option with a perimeter guy out there." While coach Dwane Casey wouldn't commit to Powell starting in Game 5 on Monday, he praised him for staying ready and called him a true professional. Assuming he starts again, he will be on the DFS radar after scoring 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes in Game 4.

TSN

Apr 24 - 9:45 AM

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Powell provided 25 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one block in 34 minutes during Monday's 118-93 win over the Bucks in Game 5.

RotoWire

Apr 24 - 12:11 AM

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Norman Powell started in Game 4 against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes. Norm is freed. He was basically out of the rotation in the first two games and was thrust into added minutes during Thursday's blowout loss. Powell likely just started as an offensive spark and to allow the Raptors to go with several small-ball lineups, but he held his own on defense against guys like Khris Middleton. There's little doubt that Norm will get another start on Monday, so he'll be an obvious cheap DFS option.

Apr 22 - 6:23 PM

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Powell will move into the starting lineup for Saturday's Game 4 against Milwaukee, Michael Grange of Sportsnet reports.

RotoWire

Apr 22 - 2:45 PM

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The Raptors are expected to start Norm Powell against the Bucks with Jonas Valanciunas coming off the bench for Game 4. It's not as surprising as the Gerald Green move, but Powell starting over Valanciunas is a surprise. The Raptors just can't have a first half like they did in Game 3, so that likely explains this offense-first approach. Powell hasn't done well in his starts when DeMar DeRozan is active, but he's still in play as a DFS punt.

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Powell finished with 12 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 15 minutes Thursday in a 104-77 loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of the series.

RotoWire

Apr 21 - 10:44 AM

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Dwane Casey hinted that some of the younger players on the roster could be a larger part of the rotation for Game 2. Norman Powell only managed to log six minutes off the bench during Toronto's Game 1 loss to Milwaukee, so he might be able to see his minutes closer to the teens tonight, which would likely come at the expense of DeMarre Carroll. Still, it's unlikely Powell will make much of an impact on the box score with the Raptors at full strength.

Blake Murphy on Twitter

Apr 18 - 5:38 PM

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RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…
RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…
RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…
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RT @TDotA1G: Minimum 24 min played, Top TS% in the 2017 Playoffs. 1. Norman Powell 74.3%TS 2. Kawhi Leonard 71.5%TS 3. RLopez 70.9%TS 4. K…
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RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…
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RT @TDotA1G: Playoffs: Klay Thompson: 4G, 18PPG 1APG 2RPG 1SPG 39%3P 39%FG 34 Min Norman Powell(Starter): 3G, 15PPG 3APG 3RPG 1SPG 100%3P…
RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…
RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…
RT @LegionHoops: The Raptors take on Cleveland in Round 2. In their first round matchup vs the Bucks, Norman Powell gave them the energy th…