Raptors coach Nick Nurse finding new ways to spend free time inside NBA bubble


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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Without a game taking place until later in the evening, Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse wondered how he could fill his Saturday.

The first part was easy. The Raptors’ coaching staff met together in the middle of the morning and then talked with players after about their game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Since tip-off did not take place until 8:30 p.m. ET, Nurse still had some time.

“I had a workout,” Nurse said. “That ate up a little bit of time.”

Not enough, though. So Nurse went for a walk and then watched a handful of NBA games on television.

“That’s nice these games are on all day,” Nurse said. “We have a basketball tournament all day long in this bubble and can watch everybody get back at it.”

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