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    Default Final: Dallas Mavericks 88 - Toronto Raptors 110



    Dallas Mavericks @ Toronto Raptors

    26-13, 1st Southwest, (Road: 13-6) -- 20-20, 2nd Atlantic, (Home: 12-6)

    WHEN: Sun., Jan. 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm ET
    WHERE: Air Canada Centre
    TV/Radio: CBC, CBC HD, FAN590 Radio



    TORONTO RAPTORS
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    Starters

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

    Bench

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

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

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

    DALLAS MAVERICKS
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    Starters

    (L to R): Kidd, Howard, Marion, Nowitzki, Dampier

    Bench

    (L to R): Terry, Ross, Singleton, Gooden, Barea, Najera, Beaubois

    Team Injuries/Inactive List

    (L to R): Carroll, Thomas

    Who's Hot

    TORONTO RAPTORS


    Andrea: 20.5 PPG IN LAST 4 GP / Bosh: 26.2 PPG IN LAST 4 GP

    DALLAS MAVERICKS


    Nowitzki: 30.3 PPG IN LAST 3 GP / Terry: 18.2 PPG IN LAST 5 GP

    Key Match-ups


    Jason Kidd vs. Jarrett Jack


    Dirk Nowitzki vs. Chris Bosh

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    Prediction

    - 97
    - 111

    Not being a fairweathered fan, I just don't think we have any answers for one of the best team in the NBA. Dirk's going to be a handful, and even is we have an answer for him we still have Kidd, Marion, Howard and Terry to deal with. I'm not liking our chances tomorrow afternoon.

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    I don't see the Raps winning this one. Hopefully, I'm wrong cuz the last few times my predications have come out the opposite. Dallas is a good road team-the best in the NBA if I'm not mistaken. And who can forget the beating Dallas laid on the Raps back in early November. But the Raps are playing a hell of a lot better these days so maybe they can make it a competitive game.

    Even though the dreaded Calderjack combo was not used last night, I'm guessing they will get several minutes for this game considering Dallas often goes with a small lineup of Kidd/Barrea, Barrea/Terry, Kidd/Terry or some similar combination in the back court. I've even seen them use all three on the court at the same time for some stretches.
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    No chance. We are gonna get destroyed
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    Gurkie, your too negative.

    Raptors playing at home coming off a big W, don't see why we can't get this one too.
    "Don't expect anything unless you give everything."

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    Raptors record speaks for itself.

    A solid 1 in 3 shot at beating good teams - better at the ACC, worse on the road.

    Raptors can beat Dallas in Toronto. Doesn't mean they will.
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    Quote Dark Knight wrote: View Post
    Gurkie, your too negative.

    Raptors playing at home coming off a big W, don't see why we can't get this one too.
    You remain optimistic and I'll remain pessimistic. We'll see what happens
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    Quote Gurk wrote: View Post
    You remain optimistic and I'll remain pessimistic. We'll see what happens
    I'm with Gurk on this one. Tomorrow ain't going to be pretty. But I hop I eat crow though.

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    go raptors!!!!!!!!!!!!! fight!!!fight!!!!fight!!!!

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    Dang ... got the start time wrong. Good start by the Raptors, they lead 35-29.

    I expect the Raptors to lose today. The Mavs just have more quality.

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    Jose Calderon has been playing so much better since coming off the bench

    It's great to see him taking more of a supporting role + be more aggressive as a penetrator/shooter.

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    Did Matt Devlin just call Dirk "Turkoglu" 2-3 times in the same possession?

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    The Mavericks should go smaller against the Raptors. Use Shawn Marion or James Singleton at power forward to defend one of the Raptors bigs.

    Eric Dampier doesn't have the required mobility to cover Bosh's face up game or Bargnani's perimeter game.

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    Dallas shouldn't play Drew Gooden against the Raps. He's their worst defender and he can't cover Bosh or Bargnani, particularly not Bosh. Poor team defender too.

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    Ocho is playing like a man possessed! I'm lovin it baby!

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    Quote .40 Cal Flakes wrote: View Post
    Ocho is playing like a man possessed! I'm lovin it baby!
    Definitely .... Jose's making the best out of playing against the opposing team's second unit. Although, he was playing against Kidd for much of the 2nd quarter. Kidd has definitely lost a step.

    Either way, the better Jose plays the more we become serious "buyers" come trade deadline time. Much like Jack Armstrong just mentioned at half time.

    Now, let's see how we start the 3rd and wether or not we collapse once again.

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    Raps are moving the ball real well!

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    Dallas should play Rodrigue Beaubois more minutes. He's a good defender with terrific quickness at the point. Explosive scorer/shooter too.

    Quality player and very good prospect.

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    Dallas should bring Jason Kidd in to play alongside Beaubois. Give Dallas' offense a bit more coordination and allow Beaubois to be a scorer.

    Kidd is also a vastly superior defender at the two in comparison to Jason Terry. Allow Dallas' D to pick up a bit down the stretch.

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    Dave with all the advice your suggesting, it sounds like you want Dallas to win.
    What's going on here brotha?!

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