Talk about giving a win away. Turnovers were the deciding factor.
Bayless: too bad about the last 5 minutes. He played a great game until he started holding the ball too much. The turnover at half court was awful trying to go through 2 white jerseys. Regardless, he is showing great promise and is fearless going to the rim.
DeRozan: must read the RR message boards - finally dunked on someone.
Weems: STOP DRIBBLING! The more I watch Weems, the more I doubt his future here. Out of Weems and DD, 23 points were totalled. Most teams get that production out of 1 starting wing each night. Big difference in outcome: Weems 14 points on 13 shots, Wallace 16 points on 7 shots. With the emergence of Bayless and development of Davis/Johnson - number one need is on the wings. Also, don't get me started on the number of defensive 'lapses' Sonny had - does he know it is a contract year?
Johnson: solid game. Nice for him to show what he can do when he doesn't pick up 2 fouls in 2 1/2 mins to start each game. Anyone noticing his free throw shooting lately is bad? Time to get in with Alex English again.
Bargnani: Tough night. I don't know why he didn't dunk that drive to the rim where he was blocked, he caught it in stride and could have jumped off one foot but he brought his second foot in and tried to go off 2 for a layup which was quickly returned to sender. It was great to see him get the offensive board at the end of the game but then he threw it to the specators in row 6. Look at the positive - he got the board.
Barbosa: "My 3 favourite things do not include passing."
Davis: So happy he is a Raptor. He does not look out of place in only 8 games as a pro. Does the dirty work and is only going to get better. He has a good frame and should add some more size.
Kleiza: If he would only stick to shooting spot up open jumpers, post ups, and one dribble drives.......
Wright: showed why he can't be counted on - 3 minutes, 2 TO's. He makes Reggie Evans look like Karl Malone on the offensive end.
Dorsey: a great 3 minutes - seriously. Davis and Johnson with 3 fouls, he goes in for 3 minutes and gets it done. What more could a team want out of the 5th big?
At one point in the game, this was the line up:
Bayless - 22
DD - 21
Weems - 24
Davis - 21
Johnson - 23
The future is bright.
The Raptors number one priority is on the wings and tonight showed why - no three point threat, no ability to create own shots, and no lock down perimeter defender.