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Dr. J. Naismith 02-26-2008 02:47 PM

Game Thread: Minnesota Timberwolves 85 - Toronto Raptors 107 (F)
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors

11-43, 5th Northwest, (Road: 2-23) http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs.../forum_new.gif 31-24, 2nd Atlantic, (Home: 17-11)

WHEN: Wed., Feb. 27, 2008 at 7:00pm ET
WHERE: Air Canada Centre

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(click on logo for team stats)

Calderon, Parker, Moon, Bosh, Bargnani

Delfino, Ford, Nesterovic, Humphries, Kapono, Dixon, Graham, Brezec

Team Injuries/Inactive List
Baston, Garbajosa, Martin

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(click on logo for team stats)

Telfair, Foye, Brewer, Gomes, Jefferson

Smith, McCants, Walker, Green, Madsen, Jaric

Team Injuries/Inactive List
Ratliff, Buckner

http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs...ns/fire200.gif Who's Hot http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs...ns/fire200.gif


Bosh: 26.2 ppg in last 5 gp / Ford: 15.5 ppg in last 2 gp


Jefferson: 24.1 ppg in last 14 gp / McCants: 17.3 ppg in last 3 gp

http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif Key Match-ups http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif

Al Jefferson vs. Andrea Bargnani

Rashad McCants vs. Carlos Delfino

http://www.mts.ca/file_source/mts.ca...rld%20logo.gif Fox Sports World's Head to Head Match-ups http://www.mts.ca/file_source/mts.ca...rld%20logo.gif
(click either player photo to see numbers against one another)

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif PG http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/calderon.gif vs. http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/.../2005/3830.jpg PG http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif SG http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...ots/parker.gif vs. http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...006_1/4135.jpg SG http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif SF http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...shots/moon.gif vs. http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/img/defaultPlayer.gif SF http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif PF http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...shots/bosh.gif vs. http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/.../2005/3976.jpg PF http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif C http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/bargnani.gif vs. http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/.../2005/3832.jpg C http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif


(click on image for preview *NOTE: only available on "Game Day")

*Available courtesy of Jay on Game Day*


http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif - 108
http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/wolves.gif - 89

We gotta blowout some team sooner or later, so why not one of the league's worst in Minnesota. ;)

Predict and discuss!

Ball Don't Lie 02-26-2008 03:06 PM

Could be a letdown game, but we'll still win. Bargs should continue his streak of good games every other game. 22 8 and 4.

Raps 103 Wolves 93

Superjudge 02-26-2008 03:27 PM

A let down game?????

Thriller, if last night wasn't a let down and a wake up call, I dunno what is for this so called "contender".

Ball Don't Lie 02-26-2008 03:40 PM

A letdown game is the NY game where we had good rest and we dont play up to our potential and LOSE.

I think most expected it to be a close game last night with it being a back to back and Indy being a very good 3 pt shooting team, the kind of team we tend to struggle against with our bad perimeter D.

Superjudge 02-26-2008 04:14 PM

Toronto lacks a killer instinct in general.

Look at who they have beat this year.

Look at who they have lost to.


Talk about a contrast!!!

Belsius 02-26-2008 05:13 PM

I think what shows that a team is good, is when its capable of playing badly and still win. Thats what we finally did yesterday, thats part of being big.

Dr. J. Naismith 02-27-2008 09:54 AM

Jay's RF Raptors Preview is now available as well the Yahoo one fellas. Be sure to check out Jay's preview for tonight's match-up on the main page or click the logo in the original post in this thread. :dance:

Superjudge 02-27-2008 10:28 AM

any team can win any night.

westbeach 02-27-2008 11:37 AM

Aside from Monday's game, Toronto's margin of victory in February has been 19.5 pts. If they win, they're gonna win big considering Minnesota played last night and 3rd game in 4 nights. They'll win by 20+ points....if they win.

Superjudge 02-27-2008 12:07 PM

i hope they win by 40

moremilk 02-27-2008 01:24 PM

I think we will be extremely tired, it's the 4th game in 6 days. On the other hand, most of our shooters had off nights in Indiana, so they should bounce back. They're also horrible on the road, and we're playing well at home lately - we should win this one ...

Belsius 02-27-2008 01:25 PM

I think we have 24 games in 36 days, so we better be prepared

westbeach 02-27-2008 01:30 PM

of which, we'll go 17-7. :)

Superjudge 02-27-2008 01:44 PM

just get the Judge 50+ so I can brag.

Torontosaurus 02-27-2008 03:52 PM

Not looking too far ahead, but I would say the next 5 games are games we SHOULD win, and I expect them to.

Superjudge 02-27-2008 04:53 PM

best handle on this board.


Belsius 02-27-2008 07:26 PM

how good is parker when he is his old self.

Torontosaurus 02-27-2008 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 13695)
best handle on this board.


Why, thanks SJ! :p

lang 02-27-2008 07:41 PM

I don't know how many more times I can take "You've got bankers."

Torontosaurus 02-27-2008 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by lang (Post 13725)
I don't know how many more times I can take "You've got bankers."

I know - I've got that card and I still hate watching that one

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