Game 14: Raps vs. Bobcats – Pre-Game

Well, I usually don’t say this very often, but the Raptors really need this game.  Not in the sense that it will have any big playoff implications or that it is going to make everybody comfortable again, no, this is a game that the Raptors need just to steady the ship and buy them a little bit of time.

This is a game where we shouldn’t see JO, even though there is a lot of talk about him returning to the lineup.  Good on JO for wanting to play, I’m starting to like him more and more, but this is where your medical staff have to step in and make a decision.  Even more than that, management has to protect their investment and keep JO out of this game.  If the Raptors can’t beat the Bobcats without JO, then there are some serious questions that need to be answered (cue me trying to answer some serious questions after the game).

I happened to be watching CP24 the other night and saw that the Raptors were at the Kiehls store, trying the different lotions and stuff.  It just kind of seemed completely appropriate.  Jason Kapono made an absolute fool out of himself, but that’s okay, because it has really become more of an MO for him.    I don’t really have anything more to say on that, because I suppose they were there for a good cause, but God, the timing couldn’t have been any more priceless.  Make sure those hands are soft boys!

There’s a west coast trip coming up soon and it would be nice for the Raptors to pick up a couple of W’s over Charlotte and the Hawks, who have been coming back to Earth after their great start to the season. There’s nothing like a little upswing heading into a road trip and for the Raptors, it might start right now.

3 in the Key

1. Get out early and run.  Build up a lead and this time, yes, this time they should be able to hold it.

2. Turnovers need to be minimized.  The Bobcats aren’t going to generate a lot of their own chances, so don’t give them any extra ones.

3. Don’t play JO.


Doc  on November 26th, 2008

Hey, don’t diss Kiehls Jay. I happened to use some of their products too and they’re awesome. 😉

As for tonight, I really hope to hell we win this one because if not I’d hate to see and hear the repercussions on the forums tomorrow. 🙁

Jay  on November 26th, 2008

I know, I actually used to use Kiehls for my daughter, they make good stuff…but couldn’t the Raptors have been out at, I dunno a dog shelter or something? Lol…

The way JO was talking in interviews last night, I think he sees the big picture and might take a seat out tonight. But yeah, if the Raptors don’t win tonight, this place is going to be ugly.

lang  on November 26th, 2008

If the Raptors lose tonight, we better get ready to suit up in our riot gear here.

Doc  on November 26th, 2008

No worries …. I already have my finger on the panic button. Incase we lose tonight one push of that button and the site disappears. 😉

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