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Roll Call – April 4 vs The Knicks

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The “6 meaningless wins in a row” Edition Banks – Hoping for a bail-out. Bargnani – I’d still rather have Brandon Roy, but it doesn’t sting as much anymore. We know he can score, awkwardly as it may be; we know he can grab a few rebounds here and there; his defense has been coming   …Continue Reading


Kobe scores when it counts

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Kobe’s fadeaway is the most unstoppable shot in basketball. Lakers 115, Raptors 107 Let’s examine the checklist: Played hard. Check. Attacked the rim. Check. Get the W. Not so check but 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. In a season mired with disappointments and letdowns a hard fought loss to the Lakers seems like a   …Continue Reading


‘No Plan Sam’ and the Raptors almost sneak one out in LA but alas, the perimeter defense

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Toronto Raptors 108, LA Lakers 117 It’s fitting that it was Derek Fisher that sealed this one with a wide open three pointer with under a minute left as the Raptors defense was busy playing musical chairs. It was the 634th time a Laker shooter was left unattended at the arc leading many observers (just   …Continue Reading


Another top-tier opponent, another loss

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LA Lakers 121, Toronto Raptors 101 It’s no surprise that we have a long ways to go before we can think of contending with real teams, or even with real teams missing two starters while playing at home. Didn’t the Lakers suffer an exhausting 1 point defeat in Detroit and arrived in Toronto at 4   …Continue Reading


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