|Landry Fields, SF 20 MIN | 1-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | -11
I don’t care how many nice picks they tell me he sets or how he moves without the ball, neither of which I see much of, but if you`re going to be a starter on an NBA team, you can`t be shooting 20%. He`s missing clean looks and this fallacy of an idea that he`s a good defender is getting exposed.
|Andrea Bargnani, C 25 MIN | 5-14 FG | 3-3 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 16 PTS | -22
GTFO. Jack`s ripping on Kendrick Perkins for making $9M and not averaging a double-double, and here we have Ms. Primadona registering another stinker and playing for no one but himself. Forget the piss-poor shooting, the guy is averaging 1.3 assists a game this year, and doesn`t even bother thinking about others. I`m glad Casey put this little punk back in with the game out of hand, best finish what you started.
|Jonas Valanciunas, C 32 MIN | 6-8 FG | 6-6 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 18 PTS | -9
Had an And1 against Perkins so he`s good in my books. Could`ve had a bigger offensive game but hurried his isolation situations resulting in turnovers. Contested for rebounds as usual and showed the activity-level that we`re already used to. I’m going to pretend Durant didn’t throw one down on him.
|Kyle Lowry, PG 17 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 4 AST | 2 PTS | -13
Left before halftime with a sprained ankle, wasn`t having the greatest game but was keeping Westbrook in relative check while creating chances for others. Some nice passes which weren`t converted last night.
|DeMar DeRozan, SG 28 MIN | 2-10 FG | 4-4 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -27
Poor shooting night but he gets the pass after producing for the last two. Wasn`t as aggressive as he needed to be when the game was still somewhat in hand, especially when Durant had two fouls. Got to take that to the rim and FFS, can you ever finish in traffic? Like, ever?
|Ed Davis, PF 21 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2-3 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | 0
Turning out to be good PER36 rebounder for the Raptors and is playing for a contract extension.
|Amir Johnson, PF 8 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 2 PTS | -4
Listless last night, got beat in transition in the brief time he was on, and had mailed it in before even breaking a sweat.
|Dominic McGuire, SF 15 MIN | 3-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 6 PTS | -4
The Raptors dumped the ball into him for a post-up in the low-block. Responded well by turning it over. Atta boy. Seriously though, I have no expectations of him so when he does anything remotely correct – like dribbling without the ball hitting his face – I clap wildly.
|Aaron Gray, C 7 MIN | 1-1 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -4
Was brought in to start the fourth in hopes he would inspire the team to overturn a 26-point deficit. He`s like the guy at work everyone likes but nobody quite knows what he does, so they keep him around because he brings donuts to every meeting.
|Jose Calderon, PG 20 MIN | 2-7 FG | 3-3 FT | 0 REB | 2 AST | 8 PTS | -8
Four steals and a couple very uncharacteristic turnovers including the wing-to-point pass I`ve ever seen him make. I don`t recall Westbrook abusing him much, but then again I was reading a book. Ocho hit a couple jumpers and probably needed to be a lot more aggressive then he was, especially with no one else firing. Make that experience count.
|John Lucas, PG 16 MIN | 1-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 4 AST | 3 PTS | +4
Oh pre-season, why you play me like that?
|Alan Anderson, SG 19 MIN | 1-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -9
First guy off the bench again, he got in at the three, played a bit of two, ended up doing a bit of zero. His role is to provide a scoring punch off the bench, and that`s a big ask of a guy who is totally not established in the league. See my idea of starting him as the fifth starter, and moving Fields to the bench to make more use of his offense.
|Terrence Ross, SG 14 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 10 PTS | +7
Came in late in the third to get a good shift in against the OKC scrubs.
- Vince Carter: “I Love Toronto To This Day”
- Thunder 108, Raptors 88, Lowry Hurt