Come-on guys, it's one loss. I really don't think it's fair to say this team "should" be up there with Boston and Detroit, our roster isn't good enough yet, we all know that. Weak rebounding, too much jumpshooting, no rock solid defenders.
I think what we have to realize is that we'll be seeing this team in the playoffs for the next ten years. It's not a big deal that we're not contending right now. If anything we're fortunate for turning things around so quickly, just think about only 2 years ago... We were in the Rob Babcock, Mike James 20ppg era. When you look at teams like the Atlanta Hawks who have been crappy forever and can't turn it around, things are fine. I'm happy with my Raptors.
We'll probably beat Charlotte and Orlando(we always own them) and then the world will be righted again, no?