Wow, if you had seen Vince Carter go down in last night’s Nets game, you would have thought there was a sniper in the stands. Usually when you see a guy go to the ground after being airborne, you figure he has done something serious (like Garbo). Carter’s “injury” (other than his ego being hurt from missing ANOTHER fallaway jumper)…a leg cramp. Wow.
Seeing how Cleveland completely controlled Game 1 and then turned it on in the last 2 minutes of Game 2 to seal the deal (going to LBJ every time down the court), you have to wonder how the Raptors fit in with those two teams. The Raptors had their share of trouble with the Cavs during the season and weren’t so great against the Nets, but for some reason, I would have had more confidence if the Raps had gone up against the Cavs in the first round rather than the Nets. I still don’t know why I don’t give the Cavs the credit they deserve, I am always just waiting for the wheels to fall off with that team.
Anyway, just from watching that series, I still think the Raptors could have competed better against NJ, but I guess it’s too late for that now.