Friday, November 28

Thanksgiving Turk.... Hawks !

The Raptors started this game on the right foot but end it on the left foot...almost . If not for the misses by the Hawks in the waning minutes of the contest, the result would had been like the New Jersey game. ' Toronto failed to put the game away with ill adviced shots by Bosh and Calderon ' said Dominique Wilkins , the basketball Analyst for Hawks TV. Sam called a timeout after Altanta cut down the lead to 3 points . If CB4 wants to be the MVP this season as reported in the papers , he got to use his head. Talking about head , Bosh was guarded in this game by heady player. No , I'm not saying that the Hawk center, Zsa Pachulia , is brainy but his head is HUGE. He has a huge game also hauling down 17 rebounds. But in the end , it was Bosh shining with 30 points. I wonder if Chris is serious when he said that he wants to be the MVP of the league this season. Bosh , MVP ? No way , man . Not with the Raps' record and not with guys named James and Kobe still around. Somebody should tell Chris that he must show up in games vs. KG , Sheed and the like before he considers himself legit MVP material. Right now , Bosh should be satisfied just being the MVP ....of the Raptors !
In the game tonight , 'Nique also criticized Jamario Moon for not taking advantage of the mismatch between him and 6'0'' Bibby . Jamario opted several times to shoot from the outside than drive to the basket or post his much smaller guard. One can say that the high leapin' Raptor is not exactly SuperjaMario. Thank God for Joey Graham who for the 2nd straight game earned his paycheck. One other Raptor who showed up in this game was Jason Kapono. The NBA's 3 Pt. King certainly earned his being married to a beautiful wife ! This is the kind of game the TO crowd will love . Tight but the Raps prevailed in the end. It will entice hockey mad Canadians to look forward to more NBA game especially now that the Maple Leafs suck. .. as usual. The Leafs loss is the Raptors' gain ! The stock market is on 5 day winning streak and the Raps on a 2 game winning streak . GM lives another day and Sam lives another game. Life is good ! Well , at least until this weekend when the Raps meet the Lakers !

Sunday, November 23

Lack Of eMotion Offense Dooms The Raps

The ' Cs started like a house on fire while the Raps like a 60 year old penis deprived of Viagra. For the 2nd straight game . Jose Calderon faced a whirlwind of a guard in Rondo exposing the Spanish's guard deficiency in defence like in the game versus the Nets' speedo Harris . ' He (Jose) is fast on his feet on offense but not on defense`said Donnie Hammonds . the Celtics`TV basketball Analyst '. The other scene that I looked forward to in this game was the O'Neal and Perkins lovefest. It will be recalled that the 2 almost went lips to lips their facess almost merged in their near confrontation . 'I'm a banger , he's a banger ' said Perkins. Nothing happened with O'Neal playing limited minutes with his knee not o'heal completely .The half ended with the Raptors behind by 10 points and their behinds spanked repeatedly by the Cs running game.
The start of the 3rd quarter was no different. The Raps gave away 2 baskets in the 1st 40 secs of the final half . It`s like TO went on a siesta. Seems like only The Hump decided to play as even CB4 was ineffective. I tell you what. The Raps need a bigtime bailout . Just like the US automakers , Sam`s bunch needs much needed infusion of cas...err...talents . It seems that last Friday`s loss to the NJ Nets sapped the Raps of the last energy left in them. By the middle of the 3rd quarter , the boos were more audible. I`m just glad I did go to the ACC as I originally planned. It`s funny how the 2 sides view KG`s taunting . TO and maybe the rest of the NBA said it`s worthy of a technical. The Cs TV team felt it is part of who Garnett is. `The NBA said it will allow the players to show some emotions and KG is just showing his emotions' said the TV team from Boston. As if on que , CB4 gathered his teammates in the waning moment of the 4th quarter . 'Bosh is showing some emotions rallying the rest of the Raptors to give him the ball ' . Naah . Maybe the Raps need plenty of emotion ....but they must practice motion offense instead of waiting for the ball all the time ! They simply were outran,outhustled and out of the ballgame early !