Originally Posted by jeffb
We took 91 shot attempts to their 77. If we shoot better than 36% we win running away. We also only had 10 turnovers which was a good sign. We missed by my count 4-5 layups which is not a normal occurance. It's the first game and we shouldn't lose our marbles just yet. I said a couple days ago that we'll struggle out of the gate. Don't be surprised if we're 7-13 after 20 games. It's what we do after that that'll make or break our season.
Also, Kleiza struggle in camp/pre-season but so did Fields. Are they playing no matter what for 25min b/c of his contract? If so they deserve what they get.
Good summary. Indy has poise, Raptors
have a great base to work from, if a better last play was run --a better look, would've been an epic opener.