FINAL: Toronto Raptors 93 - Denver Nuggets 132
Old 12-01-2008, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toronto 8-8, 3rd Atlantic, (Road: 4-4) 12-6, 1st Northwest, (Home: 6-2)

WHEN: Tues., Dec 2, 2008 at 9:00pm ET
WHERE: Pepsi Center
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Starters

Calderon, Parker, Bargnani, Bosh, O'Neal

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Solomon, Moon, Graham, Humphries, Kapono, Ukic

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Starters

Billups, Jones, Anthony, Martin, Nene

Bench

Smith, Andersen, Kleiza, Carter, Balkman, Atkins, Samb

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Hunter, Weems




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Andrea: 16.7 PPG IN LAST 6 GP / Bosh: 29.4 PPG IN LAST 5 GP




Melo: 20.4 PPG IN LAST 5 GP / Billups: 22.3 PPG IN LAST 3 GP




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Chauncey Billups vs. Jose Calderon


Carmelo Anthony vs. Andrea Bargnani




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Ugh ... much of the same result from last night in LA.

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Old 12-01-2008, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mommy Im scared.

Calderon is going to get killed by Billups.

Bosh can go by K Mart with finesse

At least Parker will have the day off, or will he be guarding Anthony?
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yep I agree another loss for the raps. But I'll still cheer for the raps PULL IT THROUGH!!!!
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is a win! book it. Bosh will redeem himself, cause thats how he is. Bargnani will block everything . and joey crawford will dunk on everyone !
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If I recall correctly Jamario actually did a good job on Melo last year, so if he shows up with the same jump in his step like he did in LA I'm not too worried.

I'm worried about JR Smith coming off the bench a draining 900 3's on us and Nene gobbling up offensive rebound after offensive rebound and giving the Nuggets tons of second chance points.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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melo is listed as questionable...
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If I recall correctly Jamario actually did a good job on Melo last year, so if he shows up with the same jump in his step like he did in LA I'm not too worried.

I'm worried about JR Smith coming off the bench a draining 900 3's on us and Nene gobbling up offensive rebound after offensive rebound and giving the Nuggets tons of second chance points.

Moon? lol
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Moon? lol
Yeah, Moon.

Problem?

In case you haven't noticed he's actually played much better the last couple of games and he's still our best option on Melo.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, Moon.

Problem?

In case you haven't noticed he's actually played much better the last couple of games.
Yeah problem! He sucks ass! And if we are counting on him to play Melo like he did last season, this could get Fugly!

Playing better? Can he play any worse then he was? Fuck no!
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sam should matchup Parker with BIllups and Jose with Dante Jones.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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guys, Carmelo is questionable as he has a bad right elbow that has been an issue since training camp!
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This week sees the Raptors continue their western trek after a loss to the Lakers in L.A. Sunday night. From there, they head to Denver to take on the rejuvenated Chauncey Billups lead Nuggets. With Carmelo Anthony injured and questionable for the game, the Nuggets come into the game riding a 2 game winning streak with 4 wins in the last 5 games with a loss to the Hornets last week and victories over the Bulls, the Rockets, the Clippers and the Timberwolves. At 12 – 6, they trail only the Lakers in the west and are 5th over all in victories this season in the league with the Trail Blazers. Since trading Allen Iverson to the Pistons for Chauncey Billups, the Nuggets are 8 – 3 having lost only to the Lakers, the Hornets and the Cavaliers in that period.

Without Carmelo Anthony, this Nuggets team will start the following lineup:

C- Nene
PF – Kenyon Martin
SF – Linus Kleiza
SG – Dahntay Jones
PG – Chauncey Billups

While the Raptors will continue with the same lineup until Jermaine O’Neal returns, which we do not know at this time.

C – Andrea Bargnani
PF – Chris Bosh
SF – Jamario Moon
SG – Anthony Parker
PG – Jose Calderon

With some of the defensive strides the Raptors have made this past week, I see this game as very winnable at this point. I like the matchups in the front court and feel we have the rotation to attack at all three positions all night. With Anthony Parker not having a top 10 player to guard all night, I look to him to build on his 19 point game against Kobe Bryant and perhaps be the difference in the game at both ends of the floor as he should be able to help in rotation much easier not having a 30 point threat as a check all night. Up front, I look for Andrea to keep Nene busy all night both inside and out. He is a very good defender both on the block and quite able to guard Andrea outside as well. Another double double from Andrea would go a long way to make Chris Bosh have the room he didn’t have against Andrew Bynum. I am not sure that Kenyon Martin can keep up with Chris and I look for Chris to attack the hoop and make K-Mart stop him. I can see CB4 going to the line 15 times or more.

Chauncey Billups will be the biggest problem for us as Jose Calderon will have a lot of trouble with the bigger guard as he seems to always do. With Chauncey playing at a very high level right now, I see this as our biggest problem to deal with. It will require all of the defensive improvements we have seen the Raptors make to keep this team out of transition and make them work the half court game as much as possible. I look forward to a very good game by both teams but I think that we match up well against this Nuggets lineup and have a solid shot at picking up a victory, but it will require some solid rebounding and transition defense for that to happen.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Is JO and melo gonna play? If JO plays we have a chance and if we don't then......we don't
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If O Neal plays and Melo doesn't I expect a win.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sam should matchup Parker with BIllups and Jose with Dante Jones.
Yes he should, but that would involve making a change, and sam doesnt deal well with that..
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Judging by last night, we need J.O. back or the Raps will have trouble with Melo, Nene and KMart
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yes he should, but that would involve making a change, and sam doesnt deal well with that..
You sir are wrong.

Remember the change in the starting lineup last year against Orlando.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You sir are wrong.

Remember the change in the starting lineup last year against Orlando.
The one that resembles the change in the lineup this season - the one that everyone thinks is brilliant?
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