The Raptors rebounded from their defeat to Miami by beating the Spurs 82-76, and once again Jonas Valanciunas did the heavy lifting with 19 points, 13 rebounds, including four big FTs down the stretch.
Spurs 86, Raptors 91 – Box After nursing a double-digit lead for most of the game, the Raptors made things nervous for everyone down the stretch but big plays from Bosh, Bargnani and Jack held the Spurs at bay. The defensive energy was more or less there for 48 minutes and the Spurs did their… Read more »
Make no mistake, that ball is going nowhere but out of bounds for a turnover. Raptors 124, Spurs 131 – Box Matt Bonner drives in for the two-handed slam! Those are words that have never been uttered before and it’s for good reason. It’s just not supposed to happen, but leave it to the Raptors… Read more »
The Raptors (10-17) lose 107-97 against the Spurs (16-10) You really can’t expect much when you role into the Spurs house, and they are healthy. The road to championship in the West still leads through them, and the House that Popovich designed and Duncan built is still the standard of excellence in the NBA. Forgive… Read more »
Live Stream :: Another Stream Follow Raptors Republic on Twitter Twitter Updates 107-97 is the Final. Can’t let SA walk into the lane anytime they want, we’re not good enough to recover from that for 48 minutes. 3 minutes ago Down 10 Bosh launches his usual three with about a minute plus left. A shot… Read more »
An interesting comment, and some proceeding ones, about winning and profitability sparked my interest. This has been something I always have thought about. Fortunately, Forbes listed their NBA team valuation list, which included profitability. Some really interesting things came up, reaffirming what many Raptor Fans have known/suspected for years: WINNING DOES NOT EQUAL PROFITABILITY!
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three