Thursday, April 5

Raptors Continue To Perform Their Magic

Toronto dug themselves a hole last night in the 1st quarter but climbed out of it in time to beat Orlando, 111-108 . In a physical but clean game, the Raptors behind the play of the dynamic duo /PGs , TJ Ford and Jose Calderon (combined 24 points, 15 assists) , and snipings of Anthony Parker (20 points) and surprise , surprise a suddenly sharphooting Joey Graham (19 points on 3 of 4 from 3 pt. area) negated Hedo Turgolou's career high 37 points . Graham was a big revelation last night. Yes , Graham's performance goes up and down like Sanjayay's voice when singing at American Idol but last night he was like the reincarnation of former Raptors' 3 pt. specialist Dell Curry. ' You know that the Raptors are back when Graham made a long shot before the buzzer ending the 1st half '. said ex Magic coach Matt Guokas of Magic TV . ' The guy is a 25% three point shooter '. he added. Graham can now can hit long bombs ! I guess Joey, a licensed pilot , can now fly long distance planes too !
Chris Bosh was fantastic scoring 20 of his team high 28 points in the 1st quarter. Asked to explain the bad start by the Raptors . ' We just came out flat ' said Bosh. You can say that again .The team came out as flat as Noma Wick's chest as the Magic burried them by as much as 15 points .It's good they are able to recover despite what Guokas noticed was the friction between the 2 main guys of the Raptors .' There is definitely something going on between Ford and Bosh '. Guokas said in the 3rd quarter of the game. Earlier, he pointed out that the 2 were involved in animated discussions during the game especially in the 3rd quarter when Bosh was limilted to one basket while TJ was quarterbacking the Raps. Hmm. Is there a brewing fight between the 2 as to who is the real leader of the team ? No worry. The 2 were seen embracing after the game. Embracing like co equal in importance to the team. Equal in everything except in height !
Mutt & Jeff : Yes, TJ and Chris .You are like us two. I mean us , 2 1/2 .

7 Comments:

Blogger Sam said...

Man I wish I got FSN and ESPN. I would kill to listen to a Raptors game without /Rautins/Armstrong from time to time. Just a break...like having a mistress on the side that you lust after more.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Nuts & Bolts said...

Nice win.What's happening between the 2.I heard that too.The Raptors-Magic game was more exciting than the Nets game last night.I watched both games.

2:46 PM  
Blogger che said...

Last night's game has got to be the best game by Joey G.He showed a different facet of his game.If I were coach M.,I will use Graham more and get him ready for the playoffs.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Foto Man said...

Arenas is out.If the Raptors hold on to no.3,they will likely meet the Wizards.It should be easy sailing to the next round considering they beat them even with Arenas and Butler in the lineup.

4:24 PM  
Blogger coach said...

sam : yeah man.it's worth it to get a sat.tv. plenty of nba ball and more importantly, you get to hear other team's announcers'views of the raps.
last night,guokas repeatedly said the bosh-tj tiff. i watched the same game on raptors tv today and swirsky never mentioned any such thing.

n&b : i heard the fans booed the nets in the 2nd quarter.must be a crappy game huh.at least,the nets won by 15 !

che : joey will be in the starting 5 if he just remains consistent.he's got everything including the big body.

foto : the wiz are finito.absolutely no hope without agent zero .

4:53 PM  
Blogger Nelson said...

Bosh doesn't feud. He only gets angry in a leadership - prove yourself kind of way.

They were frollicing like lovers at the end of the game.

5:40 PM  
Blogger coach said...

nelson : yeah.it's funny to see that after a public display of negative feelings for ea. other.
this was the 2nd time i saw the 2 at odds during a game. the 1st one was in the game in boston.wonder if this 'lil spat will ever grow into a big one. hopefully not.
i bet this is how tj was in milwaukee .

7:06 PM  

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