One of the things that really bugs me about the Raptors league-worst defense is where the help is coming from. Generally speaking, we tend to send a lot of help in order to compensate for our defense at the wings.
Midway through the quarter, Turkoglu was back on defence in front of his own bench as the Timberwolves made their way up court and clearly could be heard saying: “This ain’t even (bleeping) basketball.”
Crawl. Walk. Run. Stumble. Fall. Get up….? This is where we are with this squad right now. Every single playoff team is running into the post-season except the Raptors, who have the luxury of stumbling in because the Bulls are absolutely brutalized by injury. 14 games left in the season, and there is major talk… Read more »
The Nets tried to defend Bosh by either denying the ball, staying with his first move, or double-teaming on the catch to force a pass. Boone admitted that if Bosh gets that first step, he’s among the best in the league at finishing the play. And even when Bosh struggles, he remains capable of reeling off a stretch that reveals the reasons he’s one of the top three potential free agents this offseason.
The “thunderous” memories of the night before needed to be forgotten and the Nets served up the perfect opportunity to do so. The win wasn’t easy by any means as the Nets hung around for the better part of the game, in fact, the Raptors won only one quarter, tied the other two and lost one.
You know, this might just be a good thing after all. Only after a good spanking like this one will people begin to realize the truth. We have a flawed team, to the core. I had the good fortune of doing the Atlanta postgame, and some people took offense to my inclusion of the world “luck” in describing the Raptors comeback, feel-good victory.