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Thread: January 10th: No Respect! Espn Washington 55% Raps 45% chance of winning!

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    Default January 10th: No Respect! Espn Washington 55% Raps 45% chance of winning!

    Raps are 4-5 and Wizards are 0-8. What gives with ESPN? When are the raps going to get a little respect against teams that are worse off than we are? It's really bad when we have such a better start than another team and still can't get the advantage from ESPN.

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    It's been like this for 15 years and will continue to be.
    Until the Raptors start proving something on the court, ESPN can say whatever they want.
    It's not like their 'predictions' are anywhere near accurate.
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    Second night of a back to back where our starters logged big minutes the night before. It's not a lack of respect at all. I'd say a 45% chance is fair.

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    The generals are due for a win sooner or later, but I say as long we have a good first half we should be fine.

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    I think back to NJ when the Raptors were 3-3 coming off the NYK game and good games, but loses, versus DAL and ORL. Obviously we know what happened there.

    I was pretty pissed off with that game. However Dwane Casey has said a number of times, "It is a process." and, "I am not going to get too high after wins or too low after losses." Good advice, in my opinion.


    So with all that said, I am expecting a win versus WSH but the reality is the Raptors are not a good team* themselves - so who knows.


    *yet, of course.

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    Default No Blatche tonight!

    Via twitter.com, Chisholm says it best:

    timpchisholm Tim Chisholm
    Blatche not playing is bad news for Toronto. He's the biggest reason they are so awful. Addition by subtraction.
    MrMichaelLee Michael Lee
    Trevor Booker is in starting lineup in place of Andray Blatche vs TOR. Blatche (sore right shoulder) is a game-time decision

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    I rather be the underdog, let them underestimate us!! [;

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    Can someone please forward this message to Rasul Butler- Stop it.

    Thanks.

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    Well, both teams are playing terribly bad basketball offensively. Missing easy shots. But Raptors are better on D so far.

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    Wow, watching the game, the boys seem tired. You never know I guess.

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    I do not really get why washington sucks so much. They have Lewis, Megee, Wall, Vesely, Blatch.. These are good players for the most part.. wonder what the problem is.

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    damn, those players are selfish..

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    Them odds don't sound so bad now!
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    Absolutely dreadful and awful game thus far after the first half.

    I was screaming at the TV, give it to Bargnani inside. They finally did it but instead of going back to him the next time down they pass it on the perimeter JJ shots a three (plenty of time on the shot clock) versus looking at AB inside who previous time down made Veeseley his bitch in the post. Then they telegraph two or three passes and instead of a 6 point, possibly 4 point game, we are at 12. Awful ball tonight.


    I am not sure I have seen DeRozan play a worse game - ever.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Absolutely dreadful and awful game thus far after the first half.

    I was screaming at the TV, give it to Bargnani inside. They finally did it but instead of going back to him the next time down they pass it on the perimeter JJ shots a three (plenty of time on the shot clock) versus looking at AB inside who previous time down made Veeseley his bitch in the post. Then they telegraph two or three passes and instead of a 6 point, possibly 4 point game, we are at 12. Awful ball tonight.


    I am not sure I have seen DeRozan play a worse game - ever.
    Yep.
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    This team is so Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde its frustrating. We need the secondary scoring in such a bad way. We can't depend on Andrea this season as the primary contributor on offense. I love DeMar, but he's beyond horrible at the moment. Ugh!

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    Is the NBA rigged?

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    Can we fire Rasual Butler?
    Not release him. Or dismiss him. Straight up fire his ass.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Can we fire Rasual Butler?
    Not release him. Or dismiss him. Straight up fire his ass.
    hahahahaha.. he is so so so awful its depressing. Why is he getting so much burn, when he clearly is terrible.

    In the last 5 mins of the 3rd quarter here is what butler did;

    Essentially threw an ally oop up to the opposing team terrible give away

    Threw an inbounds pass to the opposing team

    Fouled the guy shooting that he threw the inbounds too

    If the raps just ran 4 bodies and just sat butler and ran a 4 man squad they would have a chance to make a run in the 4th.. butler is costing the team so many points.
    Last edited by b2kelly; Tue Jan 10th, 2012 at 08:50 PM.

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    whats that Derozan's 3rd or 4th airball of the night? Lost count.

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