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Morning Coffee – Feb 4

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Turkoglu is one of those high maintenance kind of players who needs to have things precisely right, both on and off the court.

A few years ago, he broke his nose as a member of the Orlando Magic. Turkoglu wore a mask for one game before discarding it because the apparatus proved too cumbersome.

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Morning Coffee – Feb 3

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And as was the case for 47 of the 48 minutes on Sunday, the Raptors had to play without Hedo Turkoglu. The small forward suffered a small fracture of the orbital bone under his right eye early in the last game, and without a mask to properly fit him, he did not play in the rematch against Indiana.

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Morning Coffee – Feb 2

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Bosh has appeared in two post-seasons, but has zero playoff series wins.

His third looms, but just how far the Raptors are capable of advancing will depend on how much improvement they are able to make in the next 21/2 months.

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Morning Coffee – Feb 1

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The very good teams evolve into elite status when no opponent is taken for granted and every possession leads to a basket or at least a good look at the basket.

The Raps began the game, the first in a home-and-home series with Indiana, by turning the ball over four times in the first four minutes.