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Practice Recap, Knicks Tonight, Player “Analysis”

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2009 NBA Rookie Portraits

Ron Artest said some stuff about Toronto on the eve of Andrea Bargnani’s first return to Toronto.


Aggressive Denver too much for sloppy Raptors

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The Nuggets suffocated the Raptors all evening long. Denver Nuggets 105, Toronto Raptors 94 This game served as a good test for the Raptors which if they passed would’ve given them some confidence heading into the regular season. In the end it turned out to be yet another reminder that this team has more question   …Continue Reading


The perfect evening against an imperfect opponent

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Toronto Raptors 93, LA Clippers 89 If Bryan Colangelo had his wish Chris Bosh and Jermaine O’Neal would have close to 20/10 nights every night. Well, last night he got his wish although the Clippers missing Baron Davis and Marcus Camby might’ve taken some of the ecstasy out of it. I didn’t watch the game,   …Continue Reading


Joey plays, Raptors lose as MLSE and TSN prove to be greedy %&$@#

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Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan - teammates soon?

Before we get to the game let’s talk about TSN2 airing 23 Raptors game this year. This stinks of a fat suit in MLSE and a fatter suit at TSN wondering how to make more money and their greed eventually leading them to each other. The cash of course comes at the expense of the   …Continue Reading


Roko Ukic vs. Will Solomon, Sam Mitchell vs. Media

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Kyrie Irving

It’s the only question mark left on the Raptors squad, who will be Jose Calderon’s official backup? In the black corner is an unheard of European journeyman that resembles a poor man’s TJ Ford in what he can do on the court. Unfortunately he also reminds you of Mike James. In the white corner we   …Continue Reading


CSKA impressive as Raptors scrape through

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CSKA Moscow 78, Toronto Raptors 86 CSKA Moscow was fun to watch. I can see what the hype about Ettore Messina is, his team moves without the ball, consistently communicates on the court, doesn’t take bad shots and is extremely disciplined in their approach. With CSKA down by 10 late in the fourth, they ran   …Continue Reading


Red Army comes to town

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Josh Smith, Amir Johnson

An excellent preview of tonight’s game is available in the local paper. Let me quickly recap: CSKA Moscow come in to Toronto after getting their asses handed to them by the Magic 96-66 where future Raptors coach Ettore Messina said Dwight Howard “looked like Godzilla” to them. Anthony Parker says they aren’t taking them lightly   …Continue Reading


Bosh and O’Neal offset each other as Raps lose to Philly

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Philadelphia 76ers 85, Toronto Raptors 79 Before we start, check out East Coast and his great guest post here. Just like we brushed off the preseason wins we should brush off the preseason losses. So Philly comes in to our building, beats us and sends an early message that they’re ready to contend for second   …Continue Reading


Watching casually as the Raptors beat the Knicks

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Josh Smith, Amir Johnson

New York Knicks 111, Toronto Raptors 113 It’s very hard to judge a preseason game because you don’t know whether to attribute mistakes to rust or inability. How seriously does one look at missed defensive assignments, box-out problems and general chaos on the defensive end? Is it just a bunch players trying to get a   …Continue Reading


Normally a 20 point win in Cleveland would make me cream my pants

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After a sluggish and defense-free first half where the Raptors gave up 28 points in the only meaningful quarter, we got our act together and led a third quarter charge ignited by our starters and finished off by our bench. The bench led the assault with Will Solomon and Andrea Bargnani netting 17 and 15,   …Continue Reading


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