Originally Posted by Northern Neighbour
I actually think the Raptors
match up well against Memphis. Their frontline is good, but it's not overly athletic, thus allowing JV, TH, and Hayes to be on the floor more. The Raps have an advantage in the backcourt.
For the Raps to win, though, they'll need the bench to produce more than they did yesterday.
I don't think its athleticism that is of worry. It's the skill of the bigs. Gasol is a defensive player of the year and could really dominate JV in the post on both ends of the court. Z-Bo's offensive skills could be a matchup problem and I think they're all better rebounders than we are which is our biggest issue right now.
We need to have a good shooting night, especially from 3. It doesn't have to be lights out shooting but it has to be one of those closer to 50% shooting nights.