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    Default Final: Phoenix Suns 113 - Toronto Raptors 94



    Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors

    13-3, 1st Pacific, (Road: 7-3) --- 7-10, 2nd Atlantic, (Home: 5-2)

    WHEN: Sun., Nov. 29, 2008 at 1:00pm ET
    WHERE: Air Canada Centre
    TV/Radio: CBC, CBC HD, FAN590 Radio



    TORONTO RAPTORS
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    Starters

    (L to R): Calderon, DeRozan, Turkoglu, Bosh, Bargnani

    Bench

    (L to R): Belinelli, Weems, Jack, Johnson, Nestrovic, Mensah-Bonsu, Wright

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Banks, Evans, O'Bryant

    PHOENIX SUNS
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    Starters

    (L to R): Nash, Richardson, Hill, Stoudemire, Frye

    Bench

    (L to R): Collins, Barbosa, Amundson, Dudley, Dragic, Clark, Lopez

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Griffin, Tucker

    Who's Hot

    TORONTO RAPTORS


    Hedo: 14.4 ppg in last 7 gp / Bosh: 24.6 ppg in last 15 gp

    PHOENIX SUNS


    Nash: 15.7 ppg in last 15 gp / Amare: 22.8 ppg in last 6 gp

    Key Match-ups


    Steve Nash vs. Jose Calderon


    Amare Stoudemire vs. Chris Bosh

    Fox Sports World's Head to Head Match-ups
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    PG vs. PG

    SG vs. SG

    SF vs. SF

    PF vs. PF

    C vs. C

    GAME PREVIEWS


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    Prediction

    - 101
    - 123

    Why stop now?

    What do you guys think? You think a new team comes out tomorrow or the same passive timid team we watched last night in Boston?

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    Default Passion of the Raptors... or lack of it

    Hmm this is a tough one.

    Option 1: the Raptors finally start to feel intensity in their game. They realize that they have the talent, now they just need the desire and passion. They learn from the games in Charlotte and Boston, and really focus.
    Now try to say that with a straight face!

    Option 2:.... enough said.

    My prediction:
    115-113.

    One word: HEDO! lately, his game has been starting to heat up. Following the last game in phoenix, let's look for him to have a big game and maybe hit some clutch shots.


    So this is it.. at 7-10 we have to understand that this is the point where we are considered winners or losers. The Raptors have to be feeling it from Boston, so let's hope.. and hope... still hoping....

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    Welcome to the RR forums Raps_in_backspin.

    I really, really am hoping that we can turn things around at home right now. Because we have a little break in the schedule this week when we play the Wizards twice and the Timberwolves once. But, based on what we've witnessed over these last 2 games, my confidence in this team to beat weaker opponents is no different then when we play teams like Phoenix and Boston.

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    BTW, Raps Fan's Pre-Game is now available for those who haven't check it out this morning: Click here

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    Nice start to the game so far. Jose working the ball inside to Bosh and Bargnani and DeMar taking it to the hoop too. Hopefully we'll see more of that and less settling for 3 pointers.

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    Not a bad 1st half. Bosh is eating up the Suns front court. Nice to see Andrea back to normal. Hopefully Jose doesn't stop feeding Bosh and Andrea in the post. Only thing I'd like to see now is for Jose to challenge Nash more and drive on him. If there's one PG in this league who Jose stands a good chance at beating on his drive, its Nash. Steve's lateral quickness isn't what it used to be.

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    Ugh.

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    We needed Jose to score a lot more today but he didn't do any of that. Supposedly Nash's defence is terrible, so why didn't Calderon attack him more?

    Sucks losing.

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    Quote tmk wrote: View Post
    We needed Jose to score a lot more today but he didn't do any of that. Supposedly Nash's defence is terrible, so why didn't Calderon attack him more?
    Exactly. I said the same thing and I'm not sure why Jose didn't attack more often. Perhaps he psyched himself out. Who knows?

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    Sucks losing.
    Yes it does, but I'm slowly numb to the feeling which isn't good as a fan either.

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