- 1st qtr is kind coasting along, and DeMar leaves, at 4:33 mark, Raps up 6
- 1st qtr ends, Raps down 3
- 2nd qtr, DeMar comes back to start the qtr with the bench, 1:19 later Raps up 2, end qtr up 11
- 3rd qtr, some coasting again, but Raps still up 9 when DeMar leaves at 3:45 mark, qtr ends Raps still up 9
- 4th qtr, with DeMar out, Raps lose ground in 2.5 minutes, and only up 3 at 9:37 mark
DeMar gets hustled back in, proceeds to put team on his back and leads team to another win.
Starting to become routine.
But then, he only had below avg 4 RBs and only below avg 4 ASTs (for the stat geeks), and Hayward is better than him. Oh, and that contract of his was stupid management, right OldSkoolCool? Sorry, after the "lessons" in NBA player management today, needed to vent a little smack.
Another cool win by the good guys! Atta boy DeMar! Get well Kyle! Go get them in Sactown, boys!!
Last edited by salmon; Tue Feb 4th, 2014 at 01:23 AM.
My point is they're a bad team, regardless of who's playing. With the win tonight, they moved into a 2-way tie with Utah for worst team in the West. Cousins and Gay only missed a few games.....The rest of the time they've still been bad. There's no reason Toronto should fear them. They should take it seriously, and show up to play...but if they do, Sacramento should fear them a lot more than they should fear Sacto.
Cousins puts up huge numbers (and huge amounts of shots) but they don't exactly lead to many wins do they, they are 16-32. Like most other teams in the league they are dangerous and if they get hot they can win. I'm more worried about Gay going off tbh, or perhaps the 1 in 30 game where Thornton randomly explodes for 40.
Last edited by BigCamB; Tue Feb 4th, 2014 at 01:29 AM.
*If a team isn't too fast or long, it isn't so bad. Hayes is solid fundamentally. But tonight was awful as Utah had quick perimeter guys, and Hayes was useless against Gobert. And on O, Gobert was usually floating a good 6+ feet away from Hayes to patrol the paint with no fear of him doing anything. Casey likes vets...I get that...but he really needs to pick his matchups better.
Last edited by white men can't jump; Tue Feb 4th, 2014 at 01:51 AM.
Yeah, Hayes has flashes of old vet brilliance at times, but he just doesn't have near the height he needs against the much taller dudes. We need Hansbrough back healthy, big time
Sorry guys I really do need to chill. I guess I'm just still affected by past Raptors teams and how the same problems would always seem to appear every year. Old Raptors would lose the game to the Kings. I just need to develop more faith in this Raptors team.
best 2 things about this game Raps just fed JV and he proceeded to abuse the hell out of Kanter and DeMar coming in to bail out the team when things got sloppy. Close 3 would be Casey going wtf? when DeMar got hit in the face..
I hope we see T ross posterize Rudy and show him Toronto ball.
Should be a fun win. While our old guys are going to look to have a big game against, remember their old guys are coming back, and a lot more players tend to explode going back to their old arena vs playing at home against their old teams
A key that opens many locks is a master key, but a lock that gets open by many keys is just a shitty lock
- They've had wins against Portland, Houston x 2, Miami, Dallas, LAC, GSW
- they've been squeezed out by 1/2 pts against Spurs, OKC, GSW, LAC
Are all these teams "not that good"? Seriously, people need to stop with this rhetoric:
-this game is THE "measuring stick"
-this game will show their true colours
Somebody (s) have been throwing these kind of lines out for every game the past month and a half. In an 82 game schedule, every team in the NBA gets beat by lesser teams at times. Lesson: don't take much from any single game, or even several games (humans slump), whether bad or good. Important things are win more than lose, be well positioned for playoffs, be healthy and playing as a team for playoffs, after 82 games, not 1 or 2 here or there.
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