Thursday, December 21

Toronto Starring TJ Edge LA

The Raptors played a smart game last night in beating the favored LA Clippers , 98 - 96. Coach Sam Mitchell asked his boys to slow down the pace of the game and run only when needed. The beneficiaries of this strategy were fastbreak artist Fred Jones who topscored for 23 points and aging former LA Clip , Derrick Martin who added 12 points all in the 1st half. It was a brilliantly played game by the Raps . Who said Sam can't coach ? Sam even showed some emotions in the end with his fist pump while doing the piroutte . I'm sure director Penny Marshal, who as in attendance , noticed that. Sam can coach ... at least in Hollywood !

In the end , it was TJ Ford ( 14 pts.,9 ass.) who brought the Clippers its 5th consecutive loss . And a bitter one at that . ' That has got to be our most dissapointing loss of the year ' said Clippers coach , Mike Dunleavy . The Clippers have All Star Elton Brand (24 pts., 10 reb.) , big man Chris Kaman (10 pts., 9 reb.) and veteran Sam Casssell (17 pts., 3 reb. ) while the Raps are playing with a depleted line up . The Raptors held the lead almost all of the 2nd half only to lose it until TJ heroics came through for Toronto. ' I told coach to put the ball in my hands ' said TJ. It was really a memorable game for TJ . His 1st game winning shot as a Raptor . TJ can add this game against the Clippers to his clippings !

Sam : Let me go , let me go ...back to Area 51 !


Blogger Nuts & Bolts said...

TJ played in control . Nice win .

1:45 PM  
Blogger el greco said...

tj is huge last night . he is becoming a great PG .

4:19 PM  

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