Monday, December 3, 2007

Cleveland and Washingston

Sorry for the lack of updates…

Cleveland was a strong W. With no Bosh and no Lebron, it was up to the other 14 players and we already knew that Toronto has much stronger depth. In fact, Cleveland was very close to making it to the “Blowout” list as the Raps had a 20 point lead in the 3rd and never looked in danger. But a blow out is a blow out and this was not technically a blowout since the Cavs did go on a run in the 4th to at least keep the game from going into garbage time. Bargnani looked great and Delfino looked great.

We didn’t need Bosh for Cleveland, but we did for Washington. Bosh had great games vs the Wiz last year and with him in the line-up, I am 95% percent sure that the Raps would have won on Saturday. But with out him it was going to be tough. The reason though that Washington won was due to the fact that the Raps looked tired and the Wiz really wanted that game more. Antawn Jamison after the game talked about how badly the Wizards wanted this one after losing a few in a row, and it showed during the game. And the Raps were a step slow on defense which shows that they are playing the back end of a back-to-back. Bargnani though, needs to step up more consistently as he shot something like 2 for 13.

So to wrap up the week, the Raptors went 2-1. Not terrible, but with everything that went down, injuries wise, they are not heading into the toughest stretch of the season the way they should be.

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