There’s nothing to complain about. It’s an odd feeling for a Raptors fan, or even a Toronto sports fan. The team’s rising in the standings, coming together as a unit defensively, playing the offensive team basketball that we all hoped to see in pre-season and even getting some attention down south. The “fire the coach” chant is barely audible and there’s even talk in the air of an MIP award for Bargnani and a MVP award for Bosh. So what do we talk about?
Head coach Jay Triano marvels at the fact that Evans could be out as long as he has with an injury that immobilized him for much of his almost four months and not add a single pound to his bulky 245-pound frame.
Evans though sends the credit for that to the trio of assistant trainers Rory Mullin and Ray Chow and assistant strength coach Jonny Lee.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three