There were a lot of positives in this game. It didn't hurt that everybody played well with the exception of Amir who did not take advantage of his starting opportunity. He had a couple of nice plays but overall it was a dud in the starting lineup.
With the negativity out of the way, I can't think of any other issues. It was a great team game.
Nice to see Sonny and DD get out of their funk.
Joey Dorsey did his best Evans impersonation with 8 rebs, 3 stl, and 1 blk in 18min.
Ed Davis had a great first game (anyone else think he looked tired/winded in the second half?)
Bayless was awesome getting in to the lane 16pts/6rebs/5asts is a very good line while shooting 6for9 - I do not mean to sound petty but Jarrett who?
Jose was efficient.
Bargnani was aggressive - he had an offensive reb for a putback (turnaround hook), a dunk on McGee and 8 rebs!
It was also nice to see the Raptors come out with aggression after Sunday's forgettable game and the last game vs. the Wizards.
Do I think the Raptors are going to the playoffs? NO.
Do I expect more frustrating/inconsistent outings like Sunday? YES.
Do games like tonight give me hope for this team in the near future? ABSOLUTELY.
There is a very nice core in place.
Let the cynics take over!