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The defending NBA champions had more than enough depth and power to wrap up the first sweep in franchise history.

The Raptors lost Kyle Lowry to an ankle injury in the first quarter.

Reserves, Norman Powell scored 29 points and Serge Ibaka added 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Raptors steamrolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals by routing the Brooklyn Nets 150-122 to complete a four-game sweep.

Pascal Siakam had 20 points and 10 assists for the Raptors.

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They upped their record to 11-1 in the bubble and made it clear it won’t be easy to knock them off their spot atop the NBA.

This sets-up a series with the Boston Celtics, seeded third, ousted Philadelphia in four games.

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Boston handed Toronto its lone loss since the restart and will be a much sterner test than the undermanned Nets.

 

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