Detroit Pistons 91 Final
Recap | Box Score
97 Toronto Raptors
Ed Davis, PF 28 MIN | 5-7 FG | 1-2 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | +7

Got outmaneuvered on the boards but not outhustled, and still managed to get a respectable line. Tried to come back strong in the face of Monroe/Drummond/Maxiell and did well in the end, you can really tell what a difference a traditional four makes in the lineup. It’s all about balance on the court and Davis’ presence around the rim on both ends is just what this team needs. Nice jumpers too, that thing is coming around. No idea why he didn’t play in the fourth over Johnson.

Jonas Valanciunas, C 27 MIN | 5-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 12 PTS | -3

Great movement off the ball and some composed finishing with the threat of Detroit bigs lurking. I really like how he’s developing overall. Did Monroe burn him? No doubt, but at this point you have to measure how he responds to adversity, and his hustle, intensity and desire to make intelligent plays never dipped.

Jose Calderon, PG 36 MIN | 2-8 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 17 AST | 7 PTS | +7

Laid it up for his teammates, great in transition, awesome in the half-court set and definitely helped by the excellent off-the-ball movement of his bigs. Other than a brief stretch in the first quarter where was asleep defensively, this was another stellar performance where he made his teammates better, and that`s the ultimate compliment.

Mickael Pietrus, SG 22 MIN | 2-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 7 PTS | +1

Wasn`t asked to do too much as Prince is a shadow of his former self, but did chip in with a three from the corner which came off of great ball movement.

DeMar DeRozan, SG 37 MIN | 10-19 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 23 PTS | +1

Had the in-rhythm stroke early and was fed by Calderon perfectly in step for his jumpers. The early threes gave him the needed confidence, and from then on he started taking it to the rim, with ease I might add. Stuckey and Knight tried checking him, even a bit of Singler, but he`s got too much slither for any of those guys, especially when using screens, something he`s getting great at.

Amir Johnson, PF 21 MIN | 1-1 FG | 3-4 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 5 PTS | +5

So-so performance, did win a key jumpball late in the fourth (albeit against Stuckey). Much like Davis, was a bit overhwhelmed by Detroit`s physical presence until he had a chance to regroup in the second half and hold his own.

Linas Kleiza, SF 20 MIN | 1-6 FG | 2-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 5 PTS | -1

Nailed a three, other than that he was typically bad and was surprised to see him in the game in the fourth over Pietrus. Good thing the small forward wasn`t a factor in this game for either team.

John Lucas, PG 12 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 4 AST | 2 PTS | +3

Came in the second and a bit in the fourth, didn`t do much scoring-wise in either stint, but for once ran the offense similar to the way he did in pre-season. Maybe Calderon`s rubbing off on him, or maybe he`s realizing we signed him to be a pass-first PG, not Mike James.

Alan Anderson, SG 26 MIN | 4-11 FG | 5-7 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 16 PTS | +5

Came up big in the fourth quarter with a couple huge shots at the tail end of the shot-clock. Showing a real knack for taking the baseline when given, and when he`s hitting his pull-up jumpers, he becomes quite useful as 2/3 off the bench. It’s all about role-definition for him and right now it’s defined quite well – bring the defense, hit the glass, and nail the jumpers.

Terrence Ross, SG 11 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | +5

Lovely stroke tonight, he came off the screens well, drove to his left very well and pulled up for a couple shots which had no shot to go in early in the season, but are falling now. He looks to have finally come to terms with the three-point line and at this point it’s about staying away from the ill-advised shots and following DeRozan’s lead on when to take your jumpers.

Four Things We Saw

  1. The Pistons had a crazy 24-13 (14-1) edge in boards in the first half. In the second, their bigs continued to dominate but the Raptors guards helped out on the boards, which went a long way in evening things out.
  2. Raptors shot 65% in the first quarter, and were shooting 58% at the end of three. The ended the game at 49%. A great shooting night for the Raptors overall, which made up for Detroit’s dominance on the boards.
  3. Detroit’s movement off the ball was exquisite in the first half. Some great play-calling by Frank which had the Raptors befuddled. The Raptors adjusted well, by playing the screens loosely and testing the jumpers of Knight, Stuckey and even Prince, instead of giving them cuts to the rim.
  4. The Raptors had 26 assists on 35 field goals. Just awesome.

  • morganc

    WHY THE FUCK WAS KLEIZA IN THE GAME?? Seriously, someone please explain. I could only gamecast. But the rotations seemed like a joke. And ED on the bench the whole fourth quarter? PLEASE EXPLAIN!

    • knickz

       Couldn’t agree with you more. love that we got the win but my fantasy team would like ed davis to staring getting more minutes

    • knickz

       i like kleiza but if had to chose one guy i wanted off this team it would be him. this guy has a horrible shot selection

    • PBJake

      He makes free throws and can shoot the long ball (once in a blue moon)  since Detroit was throwing zone the whole 4th, which means dumping to someone down low like Davis would’ve been challenging.

      • morganc

        I appreciate your explanation, and I agree that it makes sense, but only in theory. As you said yourself, Kleiza only hits the long ball once in a blue moon. If he’s not hitting it, and he was horrible tonight (1/6), then he is completely useless. Davis can both defend better and hit jump shots better (up to 16 feet, but still). When the game is close and Monroe is abusing us, you need a real 4 out there, not this small ball crap with only one big. We needed Ed for defense and rebounding down the stretch, not offense. Regardless, good win. I just wish Casey could get it through his thick scull that the best players may give you the best chance to win. Crack-pot theory, I know…

        • monocled_gentleman_scholar

          Indeed! But the more damning thing is that the Raps were getting exploited like orphan children on the boards all game, and Ed Davis, our best rebounder, was just sitting on the bench. It’s like Mr. Casey doesn’t know the difference between a spaniel and a cricket bat.

          • Dude

            4th Q Reb 11-9 for TO

        • CJT

          well I think it’s fair to say the ed was getting exposed on the defensive boards as well.  Detroit is really big upfront and a challange for the thin raps.  Also Amir had the same number of rebounds as ED in 25% less playing time not to mention was responsible to a few key offensive and defensive boards that sealed the game for us.  so I don’t think your logic as all that sound.  He is also more experienced, quicker and more reliable down the stretch according to a Casey interview a few days ago.  p.s. we won again.

        • Roarque

          The other feature to Keiza’s game is his mean attitude on D – he left the youngsters on the Pistons believing that he was prepared to decapitate them if it could save an easy basket in the paint. He axed Dummond a couple of times in the 4th – and then Drummond missed half his free throws. In the end Drummond had slunk away – tired of being slashed by Kleiza.

          Then he was aggressively rebounding with not thought for his personal safety. Hard to measure that kind of effort to win.

          I’m no fan of Kleiza’s but I’m just trying to answer your question.

          • minks77

            He got Drummond all pissed at the end of the 3rd and AD got the Tech for shoving LK after the whistle. DC got in both Stuckey and Drummonds face and Kleiza thanked his coach by laying out both dudes to start the 4th. Love that aspect to LK.

            Still, wasn’t a fan of the “zone buster” line up in the 2nd half with LK at PF. Raps won so whadda I know?

          • unknown guest

            Linas “Laimbeer” Kleiza.

      • Dbobb28

        Good point but against a zone you get open jumpers. Kleiza got a bunch of them and missed them all. Add to the fact his defence is garbage makes him useless. So basically what worse could Davis have been against the zone. Kleiza had his once in a blue moon good game last week. Davis should have been on for defensive purposes and crashing the boards.

        • Fsakfdsfkj

          Exactly. Davis couldn’t have been any worse hitting open jumpers, and actually hit one or two in the first half. Thankfully, we won, so I’m a lot less pissed, but Casey’s sub patterns sure can be frustrating. 

        • sitnonDfence

          So we should base our rotations on the fact that a professional basketball player might miss open jumpers? Take that to vegas night after night and let me know how you do.

          • morganc

            Um, no, we should base it on the fact that Ed Davis is a better basketball player than Linas Kleiza.

    • Jamshid

      There is something seriously wrong there. I could not believe Jose was on the bench till 4:30 in the 4th quarter !!! 

      • tweed8

        DC was playing dice. Lucas was playing ok ball and Jose needed a rest having already played over 30 minutes on a back to back. The second unit had some chemistry going but, I think Casey saw exactly when it started failing and brought in Jose. 
        I think we’ve all seen Jose’s game collapse, when he’s too tired and pressured. 

    • Lino Dinardo

      It was a reason of a matchup, he is not a perimeter guard and Charlie V floats all around. Klieza best suits this on the defensive end but obviously can’t play a lick of offense. As much as we like to complain about the rotations, remember coaches like to match players up.

      • Lino Dinardo

        Referring to Ed not being able to guard the perimeter.

    • Phat AlberG

      He’s the game because he can shoot and spaces the floor.  

    • BCBargnaniJoseCaseyGots2Go!!!

      Linas ‘Captain Caveman’ Kleiza…..smh

      1st 4 game winning streak since Nov 2010- how is BC still here?

      • sitnonDfence

        how weird, we win and youre still not happy.

    • destrolls dad

      If you were watching with full attention, you would’ve seen Charlie V was playing the 4 spot for the pistons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sitnonDfence

      At the end of the game it was pretty obvious. Kleiza is an 82% FT shooter. Pietrus is 68%. Pretty Self Explanatory. And Amir’s experience and defense and heart at this point is better than Davis’. Davis played great but i wouldnt trust him just yet in crunch time either. Casey made good personnel decisions. Anyone should be able to see that.

      You need to be able to trust your players to make good decisions and not have mental lapses. Obviously Casey doesnt think Davis is there yet. You cant really criticize a coach when none of us have any idea of what goes on day to day with this team.

      • morganc

        Wait, so we can’t criticize the coach? That’s a very interesting take, to say the least. Just wondering if bricking two open threes in the final minutes of the game, with time left on the shot clock, is a good thing in your book?

  • jorvay

    Watched this with the Detroit commentary. They have a good crew there. Very good calling and an appreciation for good basketball no matter which team it was coming from. The same style of call I expect when I watch a Raps broadcast. Then I switched over to watch the end of the Boston-Cleveland game on the Boston feed. Jeeeez those guys are just terrible human beings.

    • PBJake

      Yep, Boston commentators are the worst.

      • j bean

        You have to listen to them when the Raps win. They have a superiority complex so it’s great when an underdog beats them.

        • minks77

          How often has that happened? Lol

          Yeah the Detroit announcers were great. Positive the whole way through about both teams and could even pronounce Valas name properly

          • tweed8

            34% of the time.
            Last year we took them for 2 of 4.
            Against Boston, I’ll take it.

    • Bgaff058 link #1 and #2 are usually jack!

    • TheR3dMenace

      I switched to the Detroit feed (can’t fucking stand Leo) and was pleasantly surprised. Those guys had a lot of nice things to say about the raps.

  • Miller_time55

    Good win by the Raps. Jose undoubtedly would be considered for an all star spot based on the last five games. Again, the TV experience was just awful. Matt Devlin?   Ugggghhhh..the guy makes me puke. Pining for the Swirsk…or anyone but Devlin

    • Andrew

      devlin, i can live with, he’s not great…. he not miserable either, juss tolerable. Leo…. holy mother of @%#@….. y is he still employed -_____-

      • Roarque

        He’s Canadian and he played in the NBA. But one more lecture on how to play ball in a high school environment and I’m going to have a coronary.

      • TheR3dMenace

        I’ve yet to meet a serious basketball fan that can tolerate Leo and his bullshit commentary

        • BCBargnaniJoseCaseyGots2Go!!!

          I remember Leo was discussing Rick Majerus death during a recent Raptors game broadcast and said that ‘Rick should have taken better care of his health’ all snug like, like Leo was scolding him after his death live on air.

          But then again empty MLSE suits Matt & Jack were promoting Corexit contaminated New Orleans sea food for folks to eat during a broadcast…BP shellfish…..

        • 511

          When Sportsnet does the game – which means Leo – invariably, by the second half I’m watching with earbuds in, listening to … ANYthing else. 

        • sitnonDfence

          did you guys know Ed Davis can jump fast?

          • tweed8

             In the words of Jack, “Get that garbage outta here!”

      • unknown guest

        He serves a purpose. Ever watch the UFC? Goldie is like that. You sort of need a “Captain Obvious” for the bandwagon/n00b/etc. fanbase.

    • PBJake

      Surprisingly, Devlin was pretty good when he was play-calling the playoffs last season. Don’t know what happens to him with these Raptors games. I can stomach Jack-Devlin combo, but absolutely cannot take Devlin-Leo.


      I agree with you but hey, if it means more Raptor wins, I would be prepared to put up with a commentary team of Bill O’Reilly and Dikembe Mutombo.

      • Sig

         Hahaha! oh man somebody needs to arrange this

    • Dbobb28

      Bite your tongue dude. I never, ever want to hear Swirsky do a game again. Now listening to him used to grind me like a cheese grater. The stupid salami and cheese. Man, I can’t get that last two minutes of my life back thinking of Chuck. Devlin is much better to listen too.

    • JKS

      I’m with you man. Bring back Swirsky somehow, dude was great. The guy above is right though, for some reason Devlin’s playoffs broadcasts were ok….

      • Tonious35

         Devlin prolly hates Leo a shit-tonne.  Then when he is with Steve Kerr, or someone who at least is a reputable or accomplished NBA retiree, he is happier and more focused broadcasting on TNT.

        • minks77

          I love it when he says some dumb shit in the playoffs and Kerr or McHale or whoever is with him stone walls with silence. I hate Devlin. He’s like a lil kid who tries too hard to be cool around his big brother 

    • j bean

      If Jose keeps it up and they keep winning he will be considered.

    • tweed8

      Man, compared to some of the commentators around the league, Toronto’s got it pretty good. I’ve heard more excitement in a game of curling with some of the guys out there… And I ain’t knocking, curling.

    • Beaverboi

      I was talking to a Bulls fan from Chicago and he said they love the Swirsk there. Miss that guy…..

  • robertparrish00

    If we are getting killed in the 2nd quarter, offensive rebounds 11-2.  Why the hell isn’t Casey giving Gray a shot at Monroe.  THE GUY HAD HIS CAREER HIGH TONIGHT!  Play someone the same size. Ridiculous.  That was way closer than it should have been.

    • Matt52

       It has been over 2 years since a 4-game win streak.  Enjoy the moment.

      (But you do raise a good point)

      • robertparrish00

        You are right, it is nice to see our guys win.

        • j bean

          Yeah Maybe its the end of the world thing. The world when all teams Toronto lose is coming to an end. 

    • Roarque

      It’s size for sure but Monroe is an elite C. Great footwork and soft soft hands. He would have embarassed 50 Shades.

      • Tonious35

         I smell Duncan’s replacement.  IF Duncan retires and Pop is still coaching, they will pry Munroe away from Detroit.

    • dave9t5

      Raps sinking 60% in the first half…not going to be many O rebounds to be had. Arse missed this correlation too.

    • Tonious35

      Entire team was rebounding like garbage, even the starters during the second quarter, friggin Kyle Singler ended the quarter with on O-Reb putback and that sucked.  Monroe ate us alive, but the Raptors-team decided to beat the Pistons.  Monroe fantasy NBA holders were wanking with goodness, but the Pistons’ losing streak extended to six.  At least the end resulted in us staying in the plan and winning the game.    

      • minks77

        I gotta think that some of the rebounding problems had to do with the B2B. Hard to box out guys who are both bigger AND fresher.

  • Cal S

    Wow. I’m loving life

    • onemanweave

       I’d like to put a ‘break up the Raptors’ post as a testament to this surprising mini-streak. However, I’m afraid that, in one way or another, BC will do just that.

  • llaen

    Would be nice to see Lowry start from the bench for a few games when he returns, but that’s hoping too much.

    • j bean

      Why too much? He’ll come back as the backup unless Jose is injured or traded. 

  • gizzly73

    Wtf is happening? Schizophrenia on wood? This is not the same team I watched earlier this year. So clear at crunch time – you can see it in their eyes. The confidence is there to finish. Obviously  with AB13 in the game as first option they stand around waiting for him to shoot or pass which kills the natural flow. I have both eyes open waiting to see what happens on AB’s return  – a defining moment for this season and for BC and DC.

    Totally impressed with DDR. If he continues to improve – all star -you heard it here first folks.

  • Dbobb28

    Team basketball. Diving for loose balls. Tons of assists. A different leading scorer. My Lowry are you watching and taking notes? Bargnani doesn’t have a clue so not gonna even ask him.

    • Dbobb28

      I meant Mr. Lowry, not my.

  • Jamshid

    Lowry, the alpha male ?? Where is his place in this team now ??

    • TheR3dMenace

      The starting PG

  • cesco

    Now a days I always make sure to refrain my bitch ass from commenting, bargnani’s crappy play and seeing how much better this team without him is just more embarassment than I can take.

    • Deno

      are you ready to backslide now Cesco come it’s ok we’ll get someone else to spread the floor and score come my child come to the bright side

      • j bean

        fake cesco

  • Retep9

    To all those haters out there….get real. When the trade deadline comes around in baseball or hockey, teams look to improve their rosters for the final push. The same principal applies to the Raps. Say what you will about Bargnani, when he’s healthy he is a hell of a threat.Remember last year before he got injured? Casey was touting him for an all star birth, and rightly so. Likewise Lowry. He looked terrific in the first half dozen games this season (albeit at times he looks like Milt Palacio on steroids). To have these first class players return will be a huge bonus for us. It would be pure madness to trade ay one of A.B., Lowry or Jose. Unless of course we’re getting terrific value in return…which is highly improbable given the current hatefest. But, and its a huge “but”, I am confident Calangelo will do the wrong thing and trade away our big assets for a bag of nails.
    Regarding our broadcast team, I agree Devlin is totally awful. What’s frustrating is that the radio guys, Jones and Smith are first class and should be the TV crew.

    • Deno

      blah blah blah Barney is outta here

    • BCBargnaniJoseCaseyGots2Go!!!

      Fuck AB! (Ice Cube voice)

  • FAQ

    By Arsenalist — “Team ball at its finest.”

    Let me qualify that obsequious statement by our fine forum Arse”

    “Team ball” or “TeamWork”…??!!!!

    TEAM + WORK = B-ball at it’s finest.

    These desperate TRap role players are working their arses off to prove their worth as NBA players.  Their talents are inconsistent, but enough of them work hard enough to get some consistency on offense and defense.

    Let’s be proud of our TRap sweat-hogs busting their butts to get some wins for their their T.h.f.’s …. BOOOOYAH


    • Guest

      What fatuous idioic drivel !

      • FAQ

        I gather you disagree with my point that it’s “work” that gave the TRaps the wins.  I sensed the TRaps are working harder as a team whereas previously they seemed to be dependent on their three star players.  Now that these players were on the injury list, they are working much harder and that greater effort has paid off.

        Surely that’s not “fartuous idioic drivel”… unless you have a personal animosity towards me, “Guest”.

  • FAQ

    Furthermore, 10 games ago I predicted a 1-9 record culminating with a win against the Pistons at the ACC.  At least I was right on the win against the Pistons, but the TRap sweat-hogs managed to pop in 3 more wins and all without their ‘star’ players.

    Instead of my 1-9, they came ot with 4-6… which is darn good considering their previous lousy play with Bargs, Kyle and Fields ($20.8 Mill salary of the $59 Mill total.. or  35% of total team salary).  If these three duds don’t start working for their salaries, ship ’em out..!!!!

    Anybody want to predict the TRaps next 10 games… since tracks the last 10.

    • The Truth

       The next ten actually look pretty friendly, at least relatively speaking. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt based on recent performances and say 6-4.

      In that I’m expecting losses against SAS, Thunder, Portland, Bucks. A more optimistic take would have them “having something to prove” against Portland after their recent west coast trip but we’ll see.

      Lowry should be back for some of these and I think the way he does or doesn’t integrate back into the lineup will have a big impact on whether we see the above predictions come through or the regress to their mean so far.

      • FAQ

        With the current 4-6 plus your 6-4 prediction, that would be 0.500 ball and quite impressive for a team trying to jell… or have they jelled now?

        • The Truth

          That’s really my concern, I feel like this current run is really just papering over the cracks and they might have trouble keeping it going as they reintegrate Fields/Lowry/Bargs back into the lineup.

          • FAQ

            Yeh.. that’s like trying to combine oil and vinegar to make an …. Italian Dressing… and it always separates with the oil floating to the top and the vinegar on the bottom…!!!

  • mountio

    Another very good game .. its been a pleasure to watch these last few. 
    T Ross is looking better and better .. and needs to get more time. Hitting shots, playing good D and even getting to the rim. 
    AA continues to amaze. I love his effort (especially hes a very good rebounder for a SF) – but mark my words, this is going to end badly with him taking so many shots. He hit a few big ones tonight (which was great), but still only finished 4/11 with quite a few of those shots forced. For the long term, this guy needs to stick with D and rebounding and hitting wide open shots. 
    DD looking very good. JV tailed off but still had a good game. 
    We still have a LOT of work to do on the defensive boards. Cant blame AB for this .. so how, some way, he have to control our own boards better .. we almost gave this one away because of it. 
    All in all though .. I like what I see. Will be very interesting to see how casey fits LF, AB, KL back into the rotations. It best not be at the expense of T Ross .. this guy is the future!

  • Overthewall

    Without Bargnani + Lowry = unselfishness, toughness, and efficient team ball.

  • keith warren

    We’ve seen this team with just Bargnani and its not good. We haven’t seen what this team looks like with just Lowry and/or Fields. Before I say this team is playing better without all 3 of them, I’d like to see how they play with everyone but Bargnani. I really think it is him and he has to go. I think Lowry will fit the system and do well. Fields is overpaid but maybe he can find a niche on the bench somewhere. 

    • CJT

      what are you basing your opinion of Lowry on?  He has not shown that he is able to play team ball and has lost his starting role on all of his previous teams as a result.  I hope he can because he could be a game changing type guard, but it is pretty clear to me after watching this team perform with Jose, that he is more of the type of guard that will have success with these guys.

      • FAQ

        The problem with Kyle is the same problem the TRaps had with TJ Ford.  Sure these heroic PG shoot-first ball drivers are favourites with the t.h.f.’s who seek thrills and can’t understand the role of the distributing PG.

        When TJ and now Lowry comes on the floor, the players become confused, stand around and wait for Lowry to make his charge and then run back on defense asap.  TJ and now Lowry ice the rest of the players after Jose’s playmaking vanishes.

        Lowry = TJ Ford …. soooooo obvious.

        Interestingly, Casey must have told Jose to take shots in the first quarter because that’s when his shots fall.  Fresh players seem to score best in the first quarter when their legs are not tired.  Later in the game Jose distributes the ball.

        • minks77

          Except this last game where he took what, 2, 3 shots in the first half? He had 9 dimes in the first quarter 8 in the final 3. 

          Jus’ sayin.

          • FAQ

            But in the other wins he was shooting the lights out.  Maybe Jose and Casey decided to start with more passing to see if the rest of the team could hold up in the first quarter… after all this team is still a developmental experiment given the way Casey does his subbing.

    • NyAlesund

       This team with AB won 13 games of 31. This record today would be great. 13-18.

      The problem is Lowry and his way of intending basket. Like TJ Ford. So we have the same problems we had a few years ago.

      Now the situation is interesting. Lowry is coming back before Bargs. We are going to see what will happen with him on the floor.

      If the team will play pretty well and ED, JV, AJ will do the job properly we can trade AB, if on the other hand, Kyle was the problem (probably) I would be curious to see what BC will do. If he is stuck with the combo or change his mind and trade him.

      • Truthkiller

        Dude STFU the team went 22-60 with your boy bargnani

        • FAQ

          I think Kyle now recognizes he must become a team player or else he comes off the bench to give Jose and Lukas a rest.  Can this leopard change his spots?!

    • LiseFYI

      So you think that one guy is the problem? Last time I checked, Bargnani didn’t play 1 against 5. Let me see a guy that isn’t playing his best basketball but is still the second leading scorer on the team is the cause of all the raptors problems. 

      How abut the fact that Calderon is a better team player than Lowry. How about the fact they just played two lousy teams in a row. How about the fact that maybe they just woke up and decided to play like a team. Or what if Calderon who gets his team mates more involved was playing with Bargnani in the same system being used now?

      Just leave it alone and enjoy the fact the raptors are winning. If they start losing are you going to blame Bargnani even though he isn’t playing? Or Calderon and ask for Lowry to start again? Or maybe Davis?

      Just saying to stop blaming one player. Just doesn’t make sense.

      • what the

        Bud, I like that one “what if AB13 was playing in the system now being used by the raptor” Lord have mercy

  • Roarque

    Fields must be having a tough time just sitting there waiting. I feel for the guy but being a glue guy by reputation, he’s doing what he can – one of the head cheerleaders along with Gray and Pietrus.

    • TheR3dMenace

      Fields’ mental state is in the toilet, that’s why he’s on the bench (rightfully so).  He can’t reconcile his abilities with his salary and it has impacted his game in a bad way.

      or was it a “nerve twitch”


      • Buschfire

        Well I guess we’ll find out when he returns.

  • Phat AlberG

    It’s nice to see John Lucas III getting some minutes

  • BCBargnaniJoseCaseyGots2Go!!!

    Solid W!

    All I want for XMas is for Bargnani (We are the worst team in the NBA, I’m our best player) to get traded once he’s healthy.

    He’s a lazy half ass plus he’s a liar since the reporter had his conversation on tape- fuck a BC sponsored pr spin.

    BC is running the Raptors like a politician politicking- spinning everything as he sees fit to the cash paying out fan base…

    Get better, work hard, be the best…..Bargnani’s standard training camp rhetoric. 

    • LiseFYI

      Do you feel the same way about Casey and Calderon since your blog name seems to say it all. Why are you just picking on Bargnani. Or is it that your just waiting for the moment that Calderon plays a few bad games before you start hating on him. Just asking.

      Things can turn around really fast. 

      • BCBargnaniJoseCaseyGots2Go!!!

        RIF Reading Is Fundamental while Comprehension is a mental extension.

        You win the ‘I’m stuck on stupid badge’ for the day..congrats & enjoy.. 

    • FAQ

      You are on a mission of futility… but if it makes you feeeel better to continuously slag and vent please limit yourself to 140 characters because we already know your sentiments.

      • CJT

        Maybe he could just extend his handle to 140 characters and then he wouldn’t have to type anything at all.