GAME DAY: Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Old 12-27-2008, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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12-17, 4th Atlantic, (Road: 7-9) 18-12, 2nd Northwest, (Home: 10-3)

WHEN: Sat., Dec. 27, 2008 at 10:00pm ET
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Calderon, Kapono, Moon, Bosh, O'Neal

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Jose: 16 pts. vs. Kings / JO: 27.7 PPG IN LAST 3 GP




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Tough team like the Blazers on the second game of a back-to-back .... I don't like the chances.

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Old 12-27-2008, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Isn't Arco Arena in SAC?
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Isn't Arco Arena in SAC?
Where do you see Arco? I don't see it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Raptors will lose unless JO has a game like yesterday and as long as Blake doesn't hit a last minute 3 pointer
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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rap's win tonight - i feel it
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think they're going to lose this one, but will be cheering them loud and proud nonetheless.

Nic Batum looks 10 years old in that picture.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Bosh better not let Aldridge own him again
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Its Boshs and Trianos turn to step up.

You want to beat Portland Bosh? Make quick moves and get Aldridge in foul trouble.

You want to beat Portland Triano? Play zone late in the 4th so they cant go 1-4 with Roy isolations and kill us.

The Portland games have probably been the most enjoyable series overall wit hthe Raps the last 2 years, so I fully expect this one to come down to the wire as well
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If J.O plays like yesterday and Bosh plays at the Clip game we have a good chance of winning
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hearing a lot of ifs

Prepare for the worst
I expect a high scoring close game. Raptors will be killed from long range.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I say for this game we play Jake Voksuhl at the point, Hump at the 2, Bosh at 3, J.O. at 4, and Bargs at 5. Fuck 3 bigs, lets go 5 bigs

Git 'er done JT

Edit: Prediction: we lose by 10+ regardless of what lineups we put out there, Bosh will choke as he always does against good front courts. Bargs will disappear. J.O. will continue his good play, Jose will continue playing like a pansy, and Triano being the basketball genius he is will give the majority of the backup pg minutes to Will Solomon (and I will want to throw up every time I see the guy on the floor)

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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we will win i have a feeling! ..
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i think jermaine will have another good game. Oden always picks up a bunch of early fouls so i expect jermaine to just school him off a spin move to force a foul.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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rap will lose.. and point guards will kill jose... also.. Bosh will be shut down alrirdge will school him.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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raps gonna win this one...109 to 102
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Raps win 102-75. Statement game guys.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Raps are gonna win tonight, JO is gonna be schoolin their bigs
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Jose and Roko (hopefully) need to attack the basket. Blake and Rodriguez are not known for their defense. Also, Portland has had a tough time defending the pick and roll, so I actually hope to see that tonight!
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Their bench is ridiculously deep, but I can see a win against the Blazers. I've always had a hard time envisioning them as a playoff contender even with their current roster now. They just always seem so... inexperienced?
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune believes that the Timberwolves could be making forward Mike Miller available.

Johnson believes that Minnesota would trade Miller for the right price, which could make their roster even younger.



Hopefully that's true and BC can trade for him somehow
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