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    Default Final: Toronto Raptors 108 - Orlando Magic 103



    Toronto Raptors @ Orlando Magic

    17-18, 2nd Atlantic, (Road: 5-13) -- 24-10, 1st Southeast, (Home: 13-3)

    WHEN: Wed., Jan. 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm ET
    WHERE: Amway Arena
    TV/Radio: TSN2, TSN2 HD, FAN590 Radio



    TORONTO RAPTORS
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    Starters

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

    Bench

    (L to R): Belinelli, Weems, Banks, Johnson, Nestrovic, Wright, Calderon

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Evans, O'Bryant

    ORLANDO MAGIC
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    Starters

    (L to R): Nelson, Carter, Barnes, Lewis, Howard

    Bench

    (L to R): Johnson, Redick, Gortat, Anderson, Bass, Pietrus, Williams

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Foyle

    Who's Hot

    TORONTO RAPTORS


    Andrea: 21.3 ppg in last 3 gp / Bosh: 26.7 ppg in last 3 gp

    ORLANDO MAGIC


    Nelson: 14 ppg in last 3 gp / Barnes: 17.7 ppg in last 3 gp

    Key Match-ups


    Vince Carter vs. DeMar DeRozan


    Rashard Lewis vs. Chris Bosh

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    Prediction

    - 98
    - 99

    Magic's slump has to end some time, so I have a hunch that it'll be a close one tonight, but we'll fall short.

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    Going for 18 wins (18 and Life!) and getting to .500



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    We got no chance. Carter is gonna get back to normal and own us. Howard is gonna be pissed after Hibbert manhandeled him. BIG LOSS
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    The Magic are coming off a tough loss to the Pacers last night. So I expect the Magic to come back strong against the Dinos. D12 didn't play heavy mins so he should be relatively fresh tonight. Wince Carter has been in a terrible shooting slump as of late, but he'll probably have a good game against the Raps as usual.

    If the Dinos hope to steal this one they need to take advantage of the fact the Magic are playing the 2nd of a back to back. Dinos need to come out aggressive in the 1st quarter and set the tone of the game. Also they really need to defend the three point line and keep Reddick and other role players from looking like all stars. If the Raps can get Howard into some early foul trouble that'll help the cause as well. It'll be a close one.

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    ...Still, LET'S GO RAPTORS!

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    Fun first half to this game

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    Oh my goodness ...

    Calderon + Jack + Belinelli + Hedo + Bargnani

    You have to be kidding me? A Bargnani/Hedo/Marco frontcourt? That has to be one of, if not the, worst rebounding frontcourt in NBA History.

    That is a very ugly lineup. A disaster waiting to happen.

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    The Raptors have been the scrappier of the two teams. Better energy. Better effort. They've out-worked the Magic.

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    Quote Dave wrote: View Post
    Calderon + Jack + Belinelli + Hedo + Bargnani

    That is a very ugly lineup. A disaster waiting to happen.
    That lineup came in at the three minute mark and pushed the lead from 3 up to 9 to end the half.

    Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

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    Quote Dave wrote: View Post
    Oh my goodness ...

    Calderon + Jack + Belinelli + Hedo + Bargnani

    You have to be kidding me? A Bargnani/Hedo/Marco frontcourt? That has to be one of, if not the, worst rebounding frontcourt in NBA History.

    That is a very ugly lineup. A disaster waiting to happen.
    Seems to have worked out man. That lineup just extended the lead. Good first half by the Raps. I like how they are playing D12 straight up. They just gotta watch the 3 point line a little more carefully, especially in transition, cuz Orlando missed a couple open looks.

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    Good fight in the Raptors tonight.

    Raptors lead 84-68 near the end of the third. They should win this one.

    This would be a very good win.

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    I'm LLLLLovin this game!!!

    Really good team play tonight!!!

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    What a great game tonight.

    What happening to the Magic over the last week or so. WOW do they look bad.

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    Ugh ...this it too close for comfort now.

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    What a fantastic win. A shame we underachieved in Boston last weekend because it would of been nice to have 7 in a row.

    Either way, this team appears to be turning the corner. FINALLY

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    It'd be 8 in a row if we had Boston right?

    Either way, I think I shit my pants this game.

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    So are we like that 47 win team again?

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    Refs suck. We fucking almost lost cuz of them
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    Awesome game. The momentum changed late and it started to look like one of those late game debacles but props to Jay and his team for getting it done.

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    Not sure why Bosh wasn't taking it to Howard in the last 4 minutes of the game. Howard had his 5th foul by then and one of Bosh's new found talents this season is drawing fouls and getting to the line. He went back to waiting for the double team to come and then passing out for the open (or not so open) three and the Raps were all too happy to chuck the ball at the basket. Man, we looked terrible over the last few minutes of that game. Orlando got the ball on offence and we would foul (even the ghost fouls that Bags was getting) and put them on the line. Then on offence we try to get Bosh the ball and then settle for a forced 3 pointer which we miss. Back and forth until our lead is all but gone. Thank God Hedo drove, forced the foul and got to the line. After that the Magic had to foul and put us on the line just for clock management.

    We played great for 3 quarters, but that last quarter was just bad! We looked scared with the ball on offence and I think we were very lucky that Redick didn't make a couple of those 3's at the end, or that Jack wasn't called on the back-court violation when he stepped on the half-court line (or that Beli wasn't called for stepping on the sideline near the end of the game).

    Great to get the W, especially over a team like the Magic that has had our number all season, but man we almost blew it!

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    Wow, what a game! I damn nearly shit myself near the end of it! Raps played 3 quarters of great ball last night. I liked Jay's plan of playing D12 straight up and protecting the 3pt line. The 4th was scary man. Everything came together like a perfect storm for the Dinos to lose. Bullshit phantom calls by the refs on Bargs (which at this point I'm getting really sick and tired of-no effing respect for him man!) and others, Magic offense caught on fire, Raps settling for jumpers on offense, crowd got into etc...

    But a W is a W baby!

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