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Fix the defense and go from there

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These are tough times, team’s not playing well, the injuries are piling up, the defense isn’t there and worst of all a potentially humbling West coast trip is lurking in the shadows. They say you have to hit rock-bottom before you can start to rise and I think we officially did that this weekend. The… Read more »

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Is effort too much to ask?

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Calderon overplayed Rondo all afternoon and got burned. Celtics 118, Raptors 103 Silly me, I was thinking that with the crowd ready to explode behind them the Raptors would come out with energy, passion and a killer-instinct against the Champs. I figured they’d be looking to erase NJ from their memory and do whatever it… Read more »

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Roll Call – Nov 23 vs Celtics

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The “what, you expect us to play D as well??” edition. Adams – well, well……look who saw the floor. And, hey, look who is sporting the TMAC Shoulder Pad 4000.  How nice. Guess he must have damaged it turning the handle on his door at home when he ordered Domino’s. Bargnani – continues to be… Read more »

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Beat Boston!

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Just do it. Just get it done. We need this win to restore our confidence and set the ship sailing in the right direction. New Jersey was bad, real bad, last place in the division bad, lowest point of the season bad, but the good thing is that if we turn around and get a… Read more »

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Incompetent Mitchell watches Carter take over

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Return of The King Raptors 127, Nets 129 (OT) OK, let me try to get through this as best as I can because I honestly feel sick. As I sat there at Philthy McNasty’s watching the fourth quarter of this game I couldn’t help but think, damn, Devin Harris is good. He can do anything… Read more »

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Roll Call – Nov 21 vs Nets

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The “isn’t this booing getting old” edition. Adams – booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. “Let’s Go Raptors! Hey Bryan…Nice Pickup!!” Bargnani – fantastic game doing a great job of exploiting mismatches. A few hiccups on the defensive end, but they were offset by sweet looks and a great effort. Horrible brainfart on the inbounds play in the fourth, though…. Read more »

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Get ready to half-heartedly boo VC

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Download the Opening Tip here. It’s a good one. I have a humble request: please make your comments count. We appreciate the volume but there’s a fine line between basketball discussion and RealGM and we’d rather have 15 good comments rather than 157 where you have to sift through personal arguments and insults to find… Read more »

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Roll Call – Nov 19 vs Heat

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The “well at least we didn’t sustain any injuries” edition. Adams – I hope to God they add one of his game-worn jerseys to the Raptors online charity auction this year. At least the winner knows they will be getting something that is like-new. Bargnani – not often this can be said about Bargs: he… Read more »

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Thank God for the Heat

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Jose Calderon…Que Pasa? Raptors 101, Heat 95 Shouldn’t have been that close. We said that four times last season, and twice so far this year. What does it say about the Raptors when the Heat overcame a 17 point deficit, take the lead, and came within a couple plays/shats to win the game? It say’s… Read more »