Wednesday, March 29

Toronto 94 Miami 98

Dwayne Wade scored 16 points in the last quarter to wipe the Raptors halftime lead of the same margin of points. In what started as a surprisingly easy game for the Raps in the first 3 quarters and so , turned into a tight ballgame until the go ahead basket by the Heat . Eric Williams failed to score at the last play by the Raptors . Why Eric coming off a timeout by Sam Mitchell bugs me. One mark of good coaching is the ability to draw up a winning play especially after a timeout in a close game. Miami's veteran coach Pat Riley is a master of that.
It was an otherwise exciting game watched by near capacity crowd even without Shaquille O'Neal. Chris Bosh did not play and was in street clothes.
Highlights include Hoffa Araujo at one stretch of the game , blocking a shot by Payton , and scoring on his patented short hook. Who patented it ? Ask Simon Cowell of the new TV show of American Inventor. For once, the Brazilian Beast lived up to his name . Not Brazilian Yeast or the Brazilian Civilian* for the amount of time he was sitting on the bench on street clothes. I do not know why they call it street clothes when the players are definitely wearing more than that . And for sure these clothes are not what the street people or hobos wear.
Charlie V had a double double ( 13 pts.,13 reb. ) for the game. I wonder if after such a performance , does he go to Tim Hortons and ask for a coffee- double , double. If yes , it's good he is not Le Bron.
*from Raptor Forum

Vince's Line

New Jersey defeated Memphis 86-74 . Vince scored 23 points , collared 6 rebounds and assisted 4 times. It was the surging Nets 10th straight victory.

American Idol And Basketball

The votes this time were least for Lisa Tucker. Her song was lame and uninspiring to many . It is a pity because the 16 year old showed great promise One of the judges , Randy ' Dogg ' Jackson , said a lot of the idols wanna be chose the wrong songs .

In basketball parlance . poor shot selection. This brings me to MoPete 's penchant for heaving the ball from half court or anywhere within that. I know these are desperation shots done at the end of the period. He knows that the likelihood of the ball going in the basket is close to nil. That I will likely win Super 7 lotto , that Mc Guinty will likely fulfill his election promises or that the U.S. will lift the softwood ban , than MoPete making the long distance , last second shot. MoPete is guilty of poor shot selection. His shooting percentage is screwed . The statistician does not distiguish these when the data are collated. So next time Mo , leave the heaving from midcourt to Calderon or Martin . They are the lesser mortals , and won't mind the missed shots. Now, let me check my Super 7 . I might win.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Vince said...

Great post. I was laughing the whole time I was reading it. It is too bad , the Raptors lost.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous raptor4ever said...

Just about everybody is guilty of poor shot selection. They cannot help it.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Dwayne Fan said...

The Raptors nearly won despite Bosh not being there . It is just that Wade is awesome !

5:21 PM  
Blogger iluvmopete said...

mo pete is de best without him de raptors r nothin. sum r even sayin hes de raptors mvp

9:35 PM  
Blogger coach said...

iluvmopete
i agree . he's one of the best raptors. he's loyal too.

7:46 AM  
Blogger iluvmopete said...

ha ha ha hes hot to

4:49 PM  

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