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Old 11-19-2008, 06:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Boston and Orlando had to give their absolute best to the Raps. There's no doubt that except for a few lapses in each game, they outplayed both those teams in terms of offensive execution, and for the most part they matched their defensive effort, they just didn't have the balls to hang on and firmly snag what could of been two very impressive road victories.

The NBA is HARD. And it's even harder at the start of the season because everybody is jacked and feeling good about themselves because their teams get to start anew.

This team has BATTLED alot and as this season wears on, you'll see them keeping up with the best in the conference, Orlando, Boston, Cleveland, and Detroit. And you'll some teams fall back down to earth, Chicago, Indi, NY, Atl and Phili.

The Raptors are right on the doorstep of becoming an elite Eastern Conference team, and unless it's the players themselves who desire a new coach, it could be suicide to switch it up on a team that is so close to having success.

I think the Raps are a tough-nosed hard-minded two guard away from Sam Mitchell being a great coach and us being a great team.
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