Sacramento Kings 105 Final

Recap | Box Score

96 Toronto Raptors
Ed Davis, PF 41 MIN | 4-10 FG | 3-6 FT | 13 REB | 2 AST | 11 PTS | -21The only Raptor big that could stay on the court, but couldn’t make the Kings pay even when he had open looks, missing that mid-range jumper he’s been much better with recently and getting eviscerated by the Kings’ bigs on D. Those 13 rebounds look nice, but they’re a big by-product of him being the only forward on the floor for the majority of the game, and he had 10 of them in the first half.
Aaron Gray, C 7 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -8Expectations were low(er than usual) matching up against Cousins tonight, and he was forced into some bad situations on offense by bad PG decisions. But 3 fouls, a missed bunny, and to lead the team in turnovers in just 8 minutes of playing time: I’m sorry, Aaron, but that’s an F-grade.
Jose Calderon, PG 27 MIN | 5-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | -21Made some uncharacteristically poor decisions with the ball tonight, giving the ball to players like Gray and Acy on the elbows and forcing up some really tough 3s, airballing at least a couple. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt to some extent due to how poor the rest of the Raptor offense was, but it was his poorest game as a starter this season, for sure.
Mickael Pietrus, SG 11 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 3 PTS | -12Got his minutes, hit his 3, did nothing of substance. #LetFieldsStart
DeMar DeRozan, SG 33 MIN | 3-11 FG | 8-10 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 14 PTS | -24A disappointing night, especially when the matchup seemed so favourable on paper. Seemed hesitant to take the ball to the hoop while the Kings’ bigs wreaked havoc down there, and basically disappeared on offense after the first quarter.
Amir Johnson, PF 9 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | -5We needed him tonight with Boogie going off, and 6 fouls in 10 minutes: unacceptable. Was a bit better than Gray, sure, but this team expects far, far more from him than that, even with a tough matchup in Cousins.
Landry Fields, SF 22 MIN | 3-5 FG | 0-1 FT | 5 REB | 2 AST | 6 PTS | +8His 2nd quarter spurt helped keep the Raptors in the game early, and he did as good of a job as expected playing out of position at the 4 for the entirety of his minutes tonight. Continuing to improve every game since he’s back, though we won’t really know what we have with him until he can start playing his own position again.
Quincy Acy, SF 12 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 0 AST | 0 PTS | +9We saw him early tonight due to foul trouble/general ineffectiveness, and although he did have some real rookie moments (man, is he slow rotating on D), he played better man-to-man defense on Cousins than any of the Raptor bigs. That said, tonight, that isn’t saying much. Blake suggested Acy Slater as a nickname, and I wholeheartedly give it my endorsement.
John Lucas, PG 7 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 2 PTS | +6Got his garbage-time minutes and did his garbage-time things.
Kyle Lowry, PG 28 MIN | 5-10 FG | 10-12 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 24 PTS | +15Like all the Raptors, made a couple of poor decisions early on, but it was thanks to his play in the second half that the score was even as close as it was. The only Raptor who seemed to be able to create shots consistently, for himself or for anyone else. We even saw the completely warranted return of Hero-Ball as he tried to single-handedly bring the Raps back in the fourth.
Alan Anderson, SG 26 MIN | 7-17 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 20 PTS | +5A real Jekyll and Hyde game for him – kept the Raps in the game early with his offensive prowess, and then started forcing up shots from all over the floor. Was a big reason the offense stagnated during that putrid 3rd quarter. His only points in the second half came in the fourth when the game was pretty much over. Bonus points for beaking with Cousins at halftime, though.
Terrence Ross, SG 18 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 3 PTS | +3Came down with a case of Bargnani-itis after his big game Wednesday, throwing up way too many long shots early in the clock. Expectations may have been artificially inflated after the Portland game, but you have to learn to walk before you can run. He’ll bounce back.

Five Things We Saw

  1. While the Raps eventually blew the game in the second half with offense, their struggles early on were all defensive. Foul trouble was part of it, but the Raptors were slow on switches all across the floor, leaving Sacramento shooters open on the wings and bigs unguarded (and, especially, un-blocked out) WAY too often. And would it have killed someone to play some help D on Cousins?
  2. Particularly early in the game, the Raptors were uncharacteristically abysmal from the free throw line, shooting just 54% through 3 quarters. At the time, it didn’t seem to matter, but given how close the scoreline became at the end of the game, those turned out to be key points given away early.
  3. Even though the Raps looked off in the first half, they lost this game in the 3rd quarter, where they reverted to their pre-streak offensive tendencies, throwing up shots early in the clock and trying to play one-on-one at every opportunity. This team functions best when they’re playing team ball, and tonight, that just wasn’t happening. Eighteen assists on 30 made field goals seems like a decent percentage, until you remember that all the unassisted attempts were the poor ones the Raps didn’t make.
  4. DeMarcus Cousins is a BEAST. It was both immensely frustrating and very impressive to watch him have his way with the entire Raptor team for the duration of the game (31-20 in just 32 minutes is Shaq-esque). Regardless of his attitude issues (which we also saw tonight), there are few players with that skill in the ‘Association, and for Sacramento to give up on him at 22? Fugehdabboudit.
  5. While winning 8 of their last 10 will give the Raptors the benefit of the doubt that tonight’s poor effort was just a blip in the road, fans have to be concerned that the team tonight looked far more like the one that started the season 4-19 than they did during their other loss in this stretch against San Antonio. Oklahoma City is next up on Sunday, and a strong bounce-back effort (result notwithstanding) will go a long way in assuaging the fears of our admittedly fragile fan base.

  • pran

    one of the big culprits was casey with his questionable substitution patterns, I thought you guys were going to include a grade for him like you did last game?

    • ad

       I would have put in lowry for calderon with 8:00 left in the 3rd q. Calderon was useless tonight. Not that it would have necessarily made a huge difference but it would have given them a better chance at staying close. Also, pietrus is AWFUL. he either needs to be stapled to the bench or mcguire’d.

      • knickz

         calderon let cousins have 31-20?

        • ad

           obviously not. Johnson, gray, and davis did. Calderon was ineffective on offense though and got burned on d several times.

          • knickz

             so did lowry and everyone. we lost because we got out played. cosins abused our bigs

            • sukaTori

              Why defence was on locker room ?

        • Sinatras

          the Raps do not have a big that can come close to handling Cousins. Even JV would not be able to guard him. I like the suggested trade of AB for gortat. he would stabilize the Centre while JV learns the position because A.Gray or A.johnson are not the answer. Any thoughts???

          • mountio

            i think wed all do that is a split second (even throw in something to make it happen) .. not sure PHX would. What else do we have that they might want? not much comes to mind. Theyre welcome to any/all of LK, JL3, AA, MP, LF, AJ, JC – but dont think any of them appealing. Would prefer to not give up picks .. maybe a 2nd rounder .. 

  • ad

     I hope casey will start lowry next game and play him 36 min like he deserves. Hes the only player on this roster that can consistently create his own shot and for others. Calderon just isnt the same caliber of player. Also, this team fouls so freakin much its aggravating. Amir johnson had a tough matchup against cousins but he has to be smarter. Hes been in the league long enough.

    • knickz

       you really believe this?

      • ad

         What? That lowry is a better player than calderon? Hell Yeah I do.

        • knickz

           believe what you want

          • sukaTori

             lowry is a better player in the league

    • Tonious35

       Bad matchup situation for Calderon on Tiny Thomas, and Casey should of realized it from the first quarter and have the majority of the PG for the “better” Lowry. 

      • sukaTori

        Tiny Thomas is a surprise to me…
        Aaron Brooks is a superstar compared to Lowry
        (in Houston have understood it) and he is a bench guy,
        …..”Casey should of realized it ” he realized it as well he knows that PG role is far away of Lowry
        We have been trading for a lot of great player better than Lowry in the last decade… (Jack and Bayless for example even Ford)

    • unknown guest

      It’ll happen soon, probably with Calderon shipped out.

  • ezz_bee

    Where’s the grade for Coach Casey?!?!?!  I thought that was a nice addition to the last roll call, and was hoping you’d keep it up

    • sukaTori

       FIRE Casey – start Acy let double double machine to stay on the flor all night long

      • Scottbbaird

        Drugs are bad, delusional Acy fan.

  • knickz

     what i would do to have cousins on our team

    • sukaTori

       trade Bargs Lowry Amir and Calderon for cousins

      • knickz

         lol, i will be pised if the celtics get him

        • sukaTori

           celtics don’t get him they are close to get Splitter

      • Scottbbaird

        Just be a Sacramento fan then.

    • j bean

      He’s quickly become untouchable. Maybe they trade him for Howard.

    • unknown guest

      Still no. You really think the Raps as an organization can handle cousins?

  • knickz

    start amir at c and give acy minutes

    • Konanas

      Yeah.. The bright side of this loss is that now Casey have a reason to change starting lineup and put Gray and Pietrus at the end of the bench. Hope he’ll do that

  • Daniel

    We got swallowed whole by Cousins. We really needed Andrea and JV tonight. Ed and Amir are bench players for the long run. It was a prototypical trap game. They didn’t take this game seriously looking ahead to Oklahoma’s game.

    • truth be told

      How can it be a trap game when the team they played had the same record as them?

      Looking ahead to OKC makes no sense. They should be dreading Sunday.

      • unknown guest

        Trap game = Raps playing “down” a level instead of maintaining intensity. Sacramento played hard.

    • RaptorFan

      The last game we played vs the kings WITH Andrea Cousins had 25 points 13 rebounds

      Andrea had 8 points

      ED had 13 points 11 rebounds in less mins than Andrea – We lost by 7

      What happened to your memory? It was just Dec 5, 2012….lol

      #CallOUTFanboys
      #ABargnani6manORtraded

      • sukaTori

        and tonight without Andrea and JV most of second half was pure garbage time

      • Trevorflind

        Does anyone really believe we are better without Bargs? If we just substitute him for Gray, we are a better team. It all comes down to his role and minutes, but there is no doubt we are better with him, than without him. So unless we get something decent back (at least a 6th or 7th man) we can’t just let him go. 

  • j bean

    20-0 run to start the 3rd and that’s all she wrote. 
    Lots of blame to go around so no sense in singling anyone out. The Kings just beat New York, Boston, the Cavs and Raptors in their last five games so the Raptors aren’t the only ones who don’t have an answer for Mr Cousins.

  • Canadian Paul

    Tough Cousins matchup. Don’t know why Casey didn’t go ZONE defence, especially that we played small ball for much of the game. Truth be told, some of the shots that John “God told me to go Sacramento” Salmons were ridiculous. 9 games out of 10, he misses these. And to top it all off, we miss 12 free throws.

    I would’ve loved for Tyreke to have played. He would have taken half of Cousins’ shots and missed half. :)

  • Danny De Vito & Co

    ” Is it Ed Davis a Top 10 PF ? “. Well, actually is not even a Top 10 Bench PF in this league. The shame is on media pumping it up, aka “Boss Davis”, when in reality we are talking about a potential good role player and tonight with 41 min on the floor it showed it all.
    Statistically is a 20 min 6.3 reb 5.4 point at a fg% 0.4 night who confirms me all the PER36 BS we have seen on this blog is just, well… BS !
    Coming off the bench is much easier for him because he wont exposed as tonight. 

    Ed Davis= (+) good rebounder,good blocker,decent passer,fast,hustle, improving shooting,young
                   (-) not tall enough, not big enough,get pushed in the paint, goes always   left, inconsistent ft  

    Reggie Evans with less rebound and better off

    • ad

       I also dont understand all the love he gets. Yeah, he is playing well but he is nowhere near untouchable in a trade. In fact, i think BC would be smart to sell high on him. Same goes for ross. Only players worth keeping on this team are jval and lowry.

    • sukaTori

      Yeah!! Reggie Evans we miss him
      Why we don’t go straight for a trade Gray + Acy for Reggie Evans
      then needs to send Bargs to the D-League so he will improve his D ?
      believe me we will be better in a few month
      with great new D and big guys on the paint

    • Dc

      If ed is a potential good role player then Bargnani isn’t even a role player. He’s a scrub. I mean ed d was our only big tonight. If you count that waste of space gray that actually belonged on the same court as dmc. Dmc when he wants to be and his head is on straight is possibly the best big in the league. Dude’s a beast. Ed is getting his first shot at real playing time without king bargs lethargic ass waiting to take his mins no matter what. Ed played well. Honestly we missed alot of shots tonight we have over the last 10 games hit and the 3rd qt we played like absolute shit. It will get better. The kings are honestly in bobcat territory for me in all honesty Idk why they do but for some reason they usually own us. 

      • et-man

        Yes why don’t we blame Bargnani for this loss. Its really easy isn’t it. Even when he doesn’t play he gets bashed. Ed Davis got eaten up defensively. Lets face it, he is not putting up the numbers. He is much more effective off the bench. Give him a shot more than 8 feet from the basket and he will miss every time. I don’t understand all the love Davis gets. Lots of issues tonight, not just with Davis. Ross, Derozan, you name it.

        Why do we need to scapegoat. Did we really think that the raptors were going to win every game. 

        Lets just move on.

        • RaptorFan

          Davis was the only big that could stay on the floor…..and he played 41 mins….lol How much mins did Amir play?

          Ed had 11points 13 rebounds 3 blocks – C+ ??

          WE LOST BY 7 TO THE KINGS WITH BARGNANI

          ED was our best BIG tonight. He needed help, but Gray and Amir had a really BAD night to say the least…. Cousins is a beast!!!

          8 wins out of last 10 games…. maybe 11 on sunday vs OKC?

          Maybe we shouldnt panic just yet…..

          • NyAlesund

            That Raptors played the worst baskt in the NBA. Now this team is different.

            The point is another: ED is a good role player. It is difficult for you understand this?
            Do you forget Thompson that scored 14 points.

          • CJT

            I am not sure why we have to insult one player to support another all the time.  But you are right, Ed played good ball in this game, he is simply not big or strong enough to guard Cousins.  Doesn’t make him a bad player.  Few in the NBA have been able to guard him.  AB is bigger and stronger and typically plays decent man D.  The only concern I have about Ed at this point is his inability to use his right hand.  Defenders are already starting to play him this way.  I think he has a great work ethic and will learn to do it, but it is a problem right now.

        • NyAlesund

          I couldn’t agree more.
           
          Davis has a lot of love because of AB’s attitude. Fun are upset about him and now they need someone who loves. ED is a perfect guy because he plays at his best. Unfortunately his best isn’t Bargnani’s best.

          • sukaTori

             – Unfortunately his best isn’t Bargnani’s best. –
            That’s right man
            Unfortunately his best isn’t even Bargnani’s worst.

      • NyAlesund

         “Ed played well.” Are you kidding me? He didn’t stop anybody, included Thompson!!!! C’mon.

  • CJT

    AB is the only big we have that can battle someone like Cousins man on man.  He was missed tonight on D.

    • KJ-B

      You didn’t just say “AB” and “battle someone like Cousins man on man” in the same sentence…. THIS IS CRAY!!!! Need a rest from the Republic folks ARE CRAY CRAY!!!! ED Davis can only do so much next to Amir–I mean it was ED playing 2 on 1 out there!!! The only guy who messed up Cousins was Acy…. 

      Now here comes OKC………!

      • Scottbbaird

        He MUST have meant JV, not AB. Craaaay

    • RaptorFan

      JV was missed tonight…I prefer him starting over Gray……Dont you?

      Cousins would eat AB for dinner – actually the last time we played sacramento cousins went for 25 points 13 rebounds

      Bargs had 8 points

      Ed Davis had 13 points 11 rebounds in less mins than Andrea

      #CallOUTFanboys
      #ABargnani6manORtraded

      Whats your point? Demarcus Cousins is a BEAST! Ed was our only big that could stay on the floor tonight ….Fanboy CJT lol

      • NyAlesund

         You are AB’s hater.

        The point is simply: ED never won’t be able to stop Cousins in his entire life. Bargnani can, only if he wants to do it. That is the difference. Unfortunately he doesn’t want to “fight” against the big man, except when he did time to time.

      • CJT

        AB plays strong man on man D.  He has had great defensive games against some of the most dominant bigs including Shaq and Howard in the past.  He is the only one we have with enough, weight, strength and mobility to guard them man on man. 

        • p00ka

          You’re talking to a guy that spouts stats, while showing next to zero knowledge of the game he’s watching. Anybody who even has begun basketball 101 can see, and has seen, that AB plays quite good man on man D, even against high quality bigs. The lad needs more reading material than stats and what he reads here.

    • sukaTori

      totally right AB is the only one vs one defender of this team
      we miss u pasta man

  • FAQ

    WOW…. I bet Casey would have loved to put JonasV, Bargs, Kleiza, Calderon and some token player… to get things going… LOL

    But I have a theory why our TRap studs were so slow and listless… it’s because of hometown squeeze..!!!!

    Our heroes decided to reward themselves and they expended all their seminal fluids on their women thus draining themselves their internal energy storage.  Their metabolism had to restore their spent energy and that depleted them tonight… and it showed!!!

    I hope the balloons haven’t popped and our beloved Ratpors have returned to ‘normal’ now.

    Where’s yo’ mojo butter boys…??!!!

    • Brain Colangelo

      Wow. And you said we should expect surprises and here is a surprise. Right here. Right in front of us. Just… Wow.

      Good work Antoine!

      • FAQ

        Glad you see the light too.. and pls stop with that asinine “Antoine” sh!t!!! 

    • onemanweave

       They simply did not follow your game plan. They did NOT smother them with offence. They smothered them with foul shots.
         They did NOT pass, pass, pass. They chuck, chuck, chucked. And finally they did not run, run, run nearly far or fast enough to tire out Cousins. He looked fresh and as happy as a fat man at a free buffet.
         Maybe next game, they’ll listen better. When your words begin to jell, I see a great future for you as a motivational speaker.

      • FAQ

        I couldn’t have said it better… keep up the good work!!!

        (BTW… my ‘meme’ words are spreading, and when I heard Jack Armstrong use the term “fastball” last night, which I used recently in the same context, I felt vindicated. Coincidence? I think not.  Jack?)

        • onemanweave

           Blogs are the nesting places of undiscovered genius.

  • KJ-B

    Casey did not have a game plan for success. POINT BLANK.

    He allowed run after run after run until it was done–THEN he called a timeout.

    Guy for the life of him CANNOT make in game adjustments, which is why I’ve called him an assistant coach, defensive specialist with aspirations…

    Do you THINK POPOVICH WOULDN’T have used zone as his primary defence to sloow down Cousins from the Get GO????

    Then Alan Anderson, the 1 guy who was challenging him/getting into his head he takes off + EVERYTHING GOES SOUTH!!!! Fields too–those two gave the Raps the lead and when they left the game, the run started that went to 18-0!!!!!

    THAT WAS ALMOST AS BAD AS PUTTING IN -7 to close a game, knowing he doesn’t defend or Rebound which is what wins in the 4th quarter…

    The guy just stood on that sideline flossing that gold watch of his, like he was Phil Jackson, waiting on Kobe + Shaq to work through it AND TAKEOVER….ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS!!!!

    HOW DO YOU NOT RUN A ZONE AGAINST SAC TOWN AND THE ONLY GUY WHO CAN MAKE A BUCKET FROM THREE IS THE MYTH, JIMMER FREDETTE????? 

    • KJ-B

      DO NOT FEED THE BEAR. OR ELSE IT’LL BECOME A ZOO…You can’t play around with a MAN CHILD…and you def DON’T FEED HIM.  STUPIDEST LOSS OF THE SEASON…………….

    • p00ka

      You really are clueless, yet have the fn nerve to criticize how Casey runs the team and manages games.

      “HOW DO YOU NOT RUN A ZONE AGAINST SAC TOWN AND THE ONLY GUY WHO CAN MAKE A BUCKET FROM THREE IS THE MYTH, JIMMER FREDETTE?????”

      You really don’t have to shout to demonstrate your stupidity. The Kings are 16th in the league (middle of pack) in 3 Pt attempts, while being 12th in the league (above average) in 3P%, and it’s not all from Jimmer. Other guys in last night’s game that can shoot 3s: Garcia (39%), Brooks (39%), Salmons (36%), Thomas (35%).

      You should stick to sharing your “expert” armchair assessments with the dog. He’ll always listen and believe.

  • Adriiian

    I was at the game.
    I kinda felt we were passing too much. And why are u passing the ball to Gray? They are expecting him to create like he’s whoever. And Acy too? Too much hesitation from the main guys.

    Whatever, it happens.

    • FAQ

      King’s defense smothered the TRaps and all they could do was pass…. and take tough shats!

      Oh… and the TRaps finally get a mention on the nba.com home page with:

      “Cousins posts 31 points, 20 boards in win over Raptors”

    • sukaTori

      nobody was able to find the ring during third quarter,  usually in that kind of situation the ball goes to AB, but Bargs is out, and no one wants hotballs, except for Jose (and tonight Jose was on holiday) and “play alone” Lowry .. this it
      Well, first BB rule is put ball on the ring. then Defence 

  • Roarque

    We missed the kid tonight – knit quicker Jonas.

    Cousins was impressive against the guys we had, He was too fast for Aaron and too big for Amir. I sure hope Jonas is going to be Cousins in three years.

    Even today he would have made the difference.

    We also missed the three tonight. Nobody could consistently hit the three.

    Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

    • sukaTori

       Sometimes you lose, sometimes you try to win, but we play

    • NyAlesund

       ” I sure hope Jonas is going to be Cousins in three years.”

      No way. Val is a good player without Cousins’ talent.

  • Dbobb28

    Sometimes a team has a bad game and I can accept that. What I can’t accept is lack of energy and just plain lack of brains. Casey has to be smarter in slowing down runs by using timeouts. Anderson was an idiot for beaking off at halftime to Cousins. Why give the best player on the court an edge by pissing him off more? Just stupid. Also we already have Kleiza to jack up a ton of bad shots so Anderson doesn’t have to take his place. 
      Demar has the smallest guy (Thomas) guarding him one on one and he prefers to take jump shots? No energy and no brains tonight. Davis gets a pass from me tonight as he played a lot more minutes than used to and at least he stayed out of foul trouble. Lowry played well but let’s not get crazy here. Calderon does not deserve to lose his starting spot based on one bad game.
      Lots of reasons why we lost but to me the two biggest factors were the poor free throw shooting and the stupid starting lineup to start the second half. Aaron Gray is 7 feet tall and should be dunking a ball that he gets beside the basket, not banking a brick. You can’t get away with starting Pietrus and Gray for both halves. Any idiot should know Gray should be glued to the bench.
      Offensive possessions were awful. The better team won tonight, plain and simple. I was happy that we were only down by one at the half considering how shit we played. I hate to say it but it looked like we looked past the Kings, which is brutal considering we were still 8 games under .500 at the start of this game.

    • Adriiian

      I agree, what the fuck is the point of Gray in the starting lineup. Casey has to pull the plug on that quick. Just put Amir in there.

      • sukaTori

         that’s make the difference – well said

  • Tor

    Why the fuck did Ross get only 18 mins give him a chance to start at least dont throw him in there when the game is out of reach.

    • John

      The guy was 1/7 and completely lost 

      • CJT

        ya, i guess there was that.

  • channel 511

    Had a not-good feeling about this one early seeing Jose bone-heading a gift-pass to the Kings and then EVERYbody (it seemed) clanging free throws like they just wanted to get them over and done with. Was fun in its uncomfortable way to see how Cousins is everything he’s advertised to be (on the plus side): a beast/load/terrific talent. The only guy who I think might’ve slowed HIM down a bit is Jonas, but even then, maybe not until another season or two goes by. 

  • 247365

    It’s okay I’m not worried Calderon & Derozan laid egg today, but I was not happy with Casey substitution patterns.  Man Sacramento went on 18 – 0 run with no reply, Casey just sat there watch.  I know you have confidence in your team but buddy you don’t have the 90’s bulls team that can play through rut.  Reality check Casey! Your coach of the Raptors and you cannot sit on your hands and let the Kings put 18 – 0 run on you smh.  

    • sukaTori

      then Fire Casey – get Smitch again at  least he talk funny and knows what to do with lazy cow

  • channel 511

    On another note … does it seem that Jack Armstrong’s birthday celebrations have been going on for about a month, now? Geeeeeez. And then we had to see his cake … and watch him eating it? Goddam. I was almost pining for Leo. (Ok. Not actually. But I did think about it.) 

  • Canadian Paul

    Last 11 games (8-3 record):

    Defensive Efficiency: 104.4 (would rank 13th)
    Offensive Efficiency: 112.8 (would rank 2nd)

    Both D and O took a beating last night.

  • NyAlesund

    Reading someone bashing Bargnani is fun.

     To be clear: ED, AJ, AG and JV are good but nobody is a star. Val probably can be the best of them but not a star.

    This game showed how ED is a good role player. It is not his fault, simply he is what he is.

    When we talking about AB we have to understand one thing: untill he is a Raptors player he is the only man can plays as an All Star level. Unfortunately for us, it is happened a few times in the past. Too few. So, we have two options: hoping this guy bounce back at the level showed last year (few chances) or trade him with others for a big fella. Somebody can be a factor in the NBA. Untill we have this frountcourt we are expose at this kind of the game in which we can’t do nothing. Yesterday more than 50 points allowed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jawid-Afghan/100000886463567 Jawid Afghan

      bargnani is pure trash.

      • sukaTori

        bargnani is pure trash. yes sir, bargnani can be pure trash,  the rest of the team aren’t even a trash bags
        Hope in a barg’s trade asap, so the raps will be a team that run run and run and run run run run and run again ……..

        • footie

           and jump and jump if the jumper don’t fall you loose like yesterday …anyway I remember a Raptors vs Magics with a very good man vs man defense of Barg vs Howard we won that day…

          anyway this year Barg was out of condition you can blame everyone on this , about standing on the 3 points line too , if casey would have ask him something different he should have bench but he did not so?

    • BCBargnaniJoseCaseyGots2Go!!!

      Fuck AB (as a basketball player) str8 up & down…fuckin’ test tube baby….(Bernie Mac voice)

      • stakèta

        BargnaniGots2GoBCJoseCaseyGots2Stay!!!  the right proto nicks
        may it works

        • SukaTori

          fplks are strange over here

      • NyAlesund

         Fuck you……………….(Prima Pasta voice)………….lol

  • p00ka

    Meh, one game, the likes of which happen in every NBA season, with every NBA team. As long as they don’t get into a series of these kind of games again. The coaches will go over the mistakes today, and the team will move on to the next game. 49 to go.