Raptors’ no-frills formula could win another title


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla .– The scene was different, with virtual fans replacing real ones, the silence of a nearly empty arena shattered only by hip hop music and the sound of the digital crowd pumped through overhead speakers. But for Masai Ujiri, everything was familiar.A year ago in Las Vegas, Ujiri pleaded with Raptors fans not to panic. “Don’t waste a second of sleep,” Ujiri said, just days after Kawhi Leonard packed his bags for Los Angeles. “We’re going to be fine.” Now here’s Ujiri, the Raptors president, a few yards off the NBA floor, in a hoodie watching Toronto beat Orlando, his likely first-round opponent.


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