With the Raptors now in a 4-way tie for 3rd most wins in the league, is it too early to sing along?
"Championships are what we live for, now lets go win them."Tim Leiweke
Basketball has clear winners every night --except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance.
Pretty good game to watch. I thought Kyrie was going to destroy us but we played good team defense. We kept Varejo off the boards for most of the game and really destroyed Cavs ball movement and fast break options.
Our back-court tonight was so good. Derozan and Calderon BOTH did great jobs of getting that basketball in the right people's hands, and not forcing situations. Derozan has really come on his own, stat-line of 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and ONLY 1 turnover. Maturing player.
Also, the bench was magnificent. 'Mr. Everywhere Man' really did his job on both ends of the floor, JL3 was a spark, and Amir did what he does best, bring energy.
Our starting big men: Ed Davis - 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, but came up big down the stretch.
Valanciunas - 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal.
Good all-around game by the Raptors. Very win-able game tomorrow vs. Detroit. Hopefully Landry gets some burn, BUT, nice to see him dressed.
it's nice to have several scorers from the bench. tonight klieza wasn't scoring but anderson really did the benches work. amir played well as well. really really happy with demars' rebounding this year. best improvement in his game so far.
"You never heard of DeMar just google him, the defense don't know what to do wit him"
Great game bravo guys. this ball movement and D is just great! Love that drive and kicks from my boy DeRozan. AA has got to be one of the best guys in the league for someone so cheap, guy gives it his all.
Anyone have the Lucas tech clip?
NEVER FORGET... NUMERO OCHO 👌 #saluteJose
What a great game. Man this team is fun to watch when they play as a team.
And how bout the play like RIGHT after that, where they called the foul on Lucas, and replay showed he wasn't even close to touching Irving. Unbelievable.
Last edited by joey_hesketh; Tue Dec 18th, 2012 at 11:42 PM.
"I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. You rise above it." -Kobe Bryant
always fun to troll through the other team's sites following these rare wins. So funny to see us referred to as a tough team that plays dirty. The Toronto Raptors?!
Good solid win. Team is looking like DC is coaching again. Great minutes distribution, especially with the B2B. Jose was having a great game, got burned a bit at the point of attack but help was there and he was a beast offensively, drawing doubles and shredding the D with pin point passes. I thought both Ed and JV did very good jobs and Amir was beastly.
As for the raps playing dirty, well, Kyrie did raise the elbow and both Luke and Varejao were pushing guys from behind/in the air etc. Dangerous and dirty defined. Raps bigs didn't back down and made sure to lay those punks out. League should rescind both the tech on Amir and the tech on JL3.
Alonzo Gee is a one way player but he's a real beast going to the rim. If he ever gets held accountable and matures he'll be a big player for them. TT is treated like a garbage player but he's like a bigger ED. He's gonna be a decent player. Go Canada.
"Analytics has a place. It can’t be the be all end all. I’m still trying to figure out when the Oakland Athletics won a championship with all the analytics they have."
—Coach Hollins, who is a better basketball mind than you are.
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