Tuesday, November 21

Raps Fail To Nail A Victory Over The Jazz.

Almost but not quite. The Raptors led the Jazz by as much as 16 points in the 3rd quarter and have a couple of opportunities to tie the game in the closing seconds . It was a ' tough ' loss for Toronto as it fell to Utah , 96 - 101 , registerig a 0-5 slate in their 1st western trip . It wasted a fine game by Andrea Bargnani who had 15 points and 2 blocks in 15 minutes of play . ' Our guys tried a little bit too hard on the offensive end ' said an obviously dejected Sam Mitchell. Sam was a nervous wrecked . The man was like a guy awaiting execution devoid of his usual spunk . I don't blame him . It's just too much spanking for Mitchell .
The Jazz was led by Carlos Boozer who shot an incredible 16/18 for 33 points . However , the baller that impressed everybody is Jazz rookie Paul Milsap . The dude can flat out rebound . ' People told me I cannot rebound in this league ' said Milsap , a 3 time NCAA rebounding leader . Milsap's energy was phenomenal , rebounding with several Raptors around him and diving for loose balls. ' Who can do that role in the Raptors' line up ?' asked Paul Johnson of Raptors TV . I know . Rookie TJ Tucker . Yup . Tucker was known as a banger and an inside player during his college days. Fans have seen a glimpse of Tucker's qualities in pre season games . The Chuck , the Raptors play by play guy , ( prematurely ) gave Tucker the non de guerre , the Nail , because of his toughness. Too bad , Tucker is nailed to the bench by Sam !

Chuck : TJ , do you prefer ' the Glue ' ?


Blogger el greco said...

Maybe it's time for Sam to shake up his starting 5 again.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Foto Man said...

Fire Mitchell !

7:48 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

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10:30 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

The lack of PT for Tucker has no excuse. He should be contributing big time. There are some serious issues right now! I hope they get sorted.

10:32 PM  

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