Thursday, January 22, 2009

Raptors Recap - The "I hate TSN2" edition

The game was on TSN2 again last night. I caught part of it on the radio and part of it I streamed online.

I surmised a couple things from what I heard/saw. The first being that this team is lacking any sort of confidence. They were in it for the first half like they have been all season. Then the third quarter came and you could almost just see it on the Raptors faces that they were going to give it away which they did.

Tayshaun Prince killed the Raptors in the 3rd scoring 12 of his 25 points. It is so frustrating to watch an opposing wing player DESTROY these guys night in and night out.

Thankfully it appears as though the JO to Miami for Marion deal is almost done.

The other thing I noticed is that the Raptors tried going big again and it didn't work. Playing Bosh, O'Neil and Bargnani is not the answer for this team. Especially against a team like the pistons that can just KILL You from everywhere on the floor.

I can't remember the last time a Raptors team lost 7 games in a row. As if that wasn't enough to upset you this morning, news that Kris Humphries fractured his right fibula and will be out weeks and maybe even months adds just a little more salt in the wounds.

Lets get this trade over with. Rebuild the team THIS offseason with the cap space and see where they can go next year. Use the rest of this season to bring guys like Ukic and Bargnani along.

One never knows what can happen. They could go on a streak and win 4 or 5 in a row and get back into race.

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