Toronto Raptors 83 FinalRecap | Box Score 100 Milwaukee Bucks
Amir Johnson, PF 25 MIN | 1-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 2 PTS | -22Was almost invisible tonight, but contributed across the board somehow. Uhm…he didn’t miss a free throw; that counts for something!
Rudy Gay, SF 23 MIN | 1-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | -19Garbage-that was some ugly shooting; even missed a dunk from under the rim. I realize he’s still probably injured, but lets shut him down already and spread some more minutes around.
Jonas Valanciunas, C 26 MIN | 3-9 FG | 6-6 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 12 PTS | -1Started the game very strong, giving Sanders a lot of trouble on both ends of the floor, but was a non-factor (like everyone else) for the rest of the game. Even though Drew Gooden, of all people, got under his skin when the human victory flag was brought into the game, it was nice to see he played hard to the last second.
Kyle Lowry, PG 23 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-1 FT | 4 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 7 PTS | -19His only impact was with 30 seconds left in the first half; he dropped a quick 5 points…that was it. Dropped a couple dimes, pulled down a few boards, missed a few shots, and gave Jennings enough space to hit a few deeeeeep treys in the 1st half…whatever…
DeMar DeRozan, SG 24 MIN | 6-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -25Aggressive first quarter with some jumpers and a left handed dunk, but invisible for the rest of the game; when he saw the floor that is. Basically let Ellis do whatever he wanted; hurt to watch.
Quincy Acy, SF 21 MIN | 4-7 FG | 4-4 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 13 PTS | +8Looked like a basketball player tonight. Kid played hard, took nothing for granted and even hit a three. The Bucks bench had no idea what to expect, and he took full advantage.
Landry Fields, SF 23 MIN | 2-4 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 5 PTS | -17D+ sounds about right…Fields does a great job of just fading into the background. Pulled down a few boards and scored a few baskets;
Sebastian Telfair, PG 25 MIN | 0-5 FG | 3-4 FT | 2 REB | 7 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 3 PTS | +2Led the 2nd unit to redeeming some of the starters self-respect. Had as many assists as the entire starting lineup; not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Why can’t he finish with some contact off the bounce; I thought these New York kids had heart…must only be a Queens thing.
Alan Anderson, SG 22 MIN | 6-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 14 PTS | +10He hit some tough shots, and is earning himself a few more dollars on the next contract; wherever it comes from. I say we keep him, the second units needs a natural scorer.
Terrence Ross, SG 28 MIN | 4-8 FG | 3-4 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 11 PTS | 0Got out on the break and ran the floor very well. His defense was suspect at times, but overall he did a prett good job on Reddick, chasing him around.
Dwane Casey
Not sure why he doesn’t sit Gay, Amir and DeMar and give the kids some run; there’s no glory to be had right now.

Four Things We Saw

  1. Had it not been for the bench, this game would have been even more unwatchable
  2. The Raptors offense consisted of a lot of one-and-dones. Nothing new, but in a game where you’re playing a pretty good defensive team, you’d imagine the ball would be moved around a bit to get a better look. You’d be wrong if you imagined that
  3. The only thing the Raptors did well was only miss 3 from the charity stripe (20-23)
  4. Five games to go, thank jebus…
  5. It took all that I had to watch that game and not kill myself

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  • mike, prague

    Wow Acy was +8 …

    • ppellico

      in junk time…big time.

  • leftovercrack

    There is no purpose to the rest of this season other than to give JV, Ross and Acy some playing time. It is a soul-crushing experience watching these blowouts

  • Ted

    Casey going with the small ball lineup never works. He has to go before anything positive happens with this team. Down 6 early he pulls the starters and goes with a small lineup with balloons the lead to 20+. Small ball never works yet he continues to do it.

    I though Triano was stupid to have lineups with two point guards but Casey might end up being worse. This team is ranked in the 20s in defensive efficiency.

    FIRE CASEY! One of the worst coaches I have ever seen and one who doesn’t learn from his mistakes.

    Example being Ed Davis not being used until he was forced to due to Bargs injury and realizing that hes actually good. And now this is again happening with Val and Telfair(Lucas sucks).

    • smh

      Wait a sec. Smitch did small ball. Triano did small ball. Casey does small ball. And they all did it in Toronto. Hmmm. Ed Davis not being used ’til AB was injured? Playing AB as soon as he got back from injury? Hmmm.

  • ppellico

    Ya know…the grading here makes me wonder if the teacher has any clue.
    Turnovers turnovers turnovers.
    How come THESE are not listed as contributions as long as yo are going to list only contributions?
    Your crying little over weight kis who got the early score did a fine job contributing to the Bucks game.
    As did Amir…both with 3 turnovers.
    Amir’s rebounds were nonexistent until the second half of the game.
    Coach? Do we have one? Seems to me the players get to play ISO street ball all they want!
    I see no coaching whatsoever.
    Worst coached team I have seen in years. Worst passing team…most unimaginative offense since high school ball.

    • ppellico

      Your crying little over weight lowry….

    • Sam Holako

      Good point on turnovers; will add that in.

      • ppellico

        thanks…anbd I feeeeel your pain watching these games.
        I wonder why we keep doing it!?
        I feel like an enabler(spellling?)
        now I know why abusive men get away with it. I feel like one of those women that justkeeps allowing myself to get hit.
        I know this team really loves me..right?

  • Lafayette

    Lol it was sooo bad I couldn’t force myself to watch ! Lol

  • smh

    Geebus Sam. Really felt for you while reading the twitter feed. End is in sight, hang in there man.

  • Cocozza

    nice game for the Craptors
    here is the worst nba team in their best show