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Raptors Roll Call Jan 3 vs Spurs

The “we have a new king” edition. Banks – solid game. Shot well from the floor, defended well, took a nice charge. Maybe Jose is coming back too early? Bargnani –  his shooting percentage doesn’t show it, but he had a solid game from pillar to post. He logged a lot of minutes, demanded attention… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Jan 2 vs Celtics

The “paging a team with heart to reception, please…a team with heart” edition. Banks – there was probably a 50/50 split when he hoisted that three late in the fourth as it relates to people hoping for the best and others wanting to throw him in a fire as soon as he released it. Forgive… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 30 vs Bobcats

The “home crowd advantage” edition. Banks – whole lot of nothing from our man tonight. He had as much impact on the outcome of this game as Richard Peddie has on this team winning a championship. Still a damn sight better than what we had last year from a third string point guard. Here’s hoping… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 27 vs Pistons

Filling in for the vacationing AltRaps and breast-feeding Arsenalist, it’s the “We swept a season series from a good team”edition. Banks – Bynum crossed him over so bad, no one wanted to sit with him on the bench. Bargnani – Hit a few timely shots, a timely block and a few boards. Had some lapses… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 18 vs Nets

The “phew, that was close” edition. Banks – tell me you weren’t shocked when he hit those 3s early. For a guy who takes a lot of stick in these parts, it was satisfying to see him have a good game. Bargnani –  good game from the pasta pusher. Did a great job in making… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 16 vs Magic

The “where first round matchups come to die” edition. Banks – call me crazy, but the guy could turn into an okay back up. He’ll never be flashy, he’ll never be consistent, he’ll make you want to throw stuff, he has that lost look in his eyes……and he is a perfect representation of this basketball… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 15 vs Heat

The “to reply to this meeting request, click here” edition. Banks – he may be unfairly ridiculed, given that he never complains about his role and comes ready to play. Problem is, his level of play isn’t at the NBA standard. If you are a PG on a team with only one other healthy PG… Read more »

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A Full 48

Raptors 101, Rockets 88 – Box The Raptors gave as close to a full 48 minutes as we’ve ever seen. Yesterday against the Rockets, the Raptors solidified themselves as one of the most interesting teams in the league, since you don’t know which squad you are getting from a game-to-game basis. In a masterful display of… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 11 vs Hawks

The “we just want to show our home fans that we care” edition. Banks – back to the bench. Sadly, probably the right move. Bargnani –  offensively, a solid game. Completely different look to his demeanour tonight and it even included the return of the lean-in-for-the-shooting-foul move he perfected on his own teammates in training… Read more »

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Raptors Roll Call Dec 9 vs Bucks

The “if Roko makes you look silly, you probably are” edition. Banks – at least I now know why his shoulders are so muscular: they have years of having to prop up a flailing career based on broken promise. Sir, Roko Ukic slapped you with his purse tonight. Bargnani – Belinelli – Great game tonight…. Read more »