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Dr. J. Naismith 04-10-2008 09:04 AM

Jay: Raps Take Care of the Bucks
Okay, so if you were going to be out of the lineup, if you had to write a guy out, couldn’t you just say that he had a strained abdominal or something like that? Do you really have to list Mo Williams as being out with Pubic Symphysitis? Just in case you’re not familiar with what it is, click here. (http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/sma/sma_osteitis_sma.htm) I think I might take a DNP-CD instead of being listed as out with that.

Anyway, on to the game. It was a fairly well balanced attack from the Raptors tonight, but it looks like Delfino has gone into another one of his zero confidence phases. This guy goes through more phases than a 15 year old girl. I’m not sure what he was going out there tonight, but he looked lost, like the Bucks were running some seriously complex offensive system. When he had open looks, he didn’t take them and when he didn’t, he did. Looked like he was shooting a medicine ball tonight.

We saw once again how when TJ is in control, he can be very effective. No turnovers, 7 assists and 14 points, that’s a solid night. It was against the Bucks, so we’ll take it for what it’s worth, but you have to like the fact that since being put back in the starter’s role, he hasn’t been pressing nearly as much as when he was coming off the bench.

So Primo, Hump and Gatorade Graham all get just over a minute of playing time and guess which guy can’t find the basket? Check that, guess which guy doesn’t even get a shot off? Yep, Gatorade Graham. He did manage to get an assist, but at some point you really have to wonder how much GG even cares anymore. There’s no place for him on this team, he’s just pulling a Yogi. Show up, get dressed, sit down, go home and sleep on a bed of money. You know if Hump gets into the game with a minute left, first chance he gets, he’s going to attack. When Primo hits the court, he’s going to will the ball into the net and if not, he’s going to get his fouls. He’s probably disappointed that he played a minute and didn’t commit a foul. That’s not gangsta.

Can we talk again about how good Rasho has been? He runs like M. Piedlourde, he can’t jump and he doesn’t have a lot of moves, but he’s doing the job. Getting continuously dunked on doesn’t seem to phase him either. Good for Rasho. One of those guys whose value you don’t realize until they’re gone.

Well, like I mentioned earlier, this was a game the Raptors should have won, so there isn’t a lot to celebrate, but there was the potential for a lot of despair had they lost it. Not really a step forward, but certainly not a step back.

Acie 04-10-2008 12:19 PM

Wouldn't it be easier just to say a sore groin or hip?

Two or three months to go away. Yikes!

MangoKidHoops 04-10-2008 01:34 PM

No kidding. Sounds better than what MoPete has though.

And did anyone see Rasho with the reverse lay-up last night? That was sweet. That brought me out of my seat.

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