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Old 03-29-2008, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Game Thread: New Orleans Hornets 118 - Toronto Raptors 111 (F)

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New Orleans Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors
49-22, 1st Southwest, (Road: 22-12) 37-35, 2nd Atlantic, (Home: 22-14)

WHEN: Sun., Mar. 30, 2008 at 6:00pm ET
WHERE: Air Canada Centre
TV: NBALP, TSN, TSNHD


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Starters

Ford, Parker, Moon, Bosh, Nesterovic

Bench

Delfino, Calderon, Bargnani, Humphries, Kapono, Brezec, Johnson

Team Injuries/Inactive List

Baston, Garbajosa, Graham


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Starters

Paul, Peterson, Stojakovic, West, Chandler

Bench

Wells, Wright, Pargo, Andersen, James, Bowen

Team Injuries/Inactive List

Ely, Armstrong, Butler

Who's Hot




Bosh: 22.8 PPG IN LAST 4 GP/ Rasho: 14.9 PPG IN LAST 8 GP




CP3: 25.2 PPG IN LAST 9 GP / West: 26.5 PPG IN LAST 4 GP

Key Match-ups


David West vs. Chris Bosh


Chris Paul vs. T.J. Ford

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SG vs. SG

SF vs. SF

PF vs. PF

C vs. C

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Prediction

- 91
- 101

Our first big and true test since the lineup swap (not counting the Pistons game because they were gassed and didn't have Hamilton in the lineup), so let's see how we fair against one of the best teams in the NBA.

Also, this is the return of the one, the only Morris Peterson. Benzo and Mo Pete fans rejoice.

Predict and discuss!
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm so happy I got tix yesterday, on ebay of all places. Some dude sold 1st row 3rd section seats on auction and they only went for 80, so sick.

I dont have faith that we'll defend the pick and roll any better than we did last time. In NO we got insanely lucky in the 3rd qtr that Peja and Mo missed about 7 WIDE open looks or they would have blown the game open. Its pick your poison, if you dont help on the pick and roll with the corner guy Paul is going to get a wide open shot off the pick, or West off the pick and pop/roll, and if you do help with a 3rd guy theyll get a wide open 3. The worst thing you can do is switch with the PG being on the big because that for sure=wide open look either way.

Its still probably the most impossible offence to stop in the NBA the way CP3 does it, lets pray Mo, Peja and Pargo miss the open looks.

And I dunno who we're gonna put on Wells, hes been the 2nd best 6th man the past 2 weeks in the NBA.

I'll be cheering for Mo. Should be a playoff type atmosphere.

Raps 102 Hornets 97, 12 game winning streak here we come.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm so happy I got tix yesterday, on ebay of all places. Some dude sold 1st row 3rd section seats on auction and they only went for 80, so sick.
Nice catch Thriller .... good game to catch tickets too. You driving down today or leaving tomorrow morning?
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely another litmus test of our defense and character, especially since I'm sure we'll be down early on the game.

If we can get to the free throw line then we might have a chance of not being blown out.

Go Raps!!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well Hornets are 5-5 on the road in their L10, just coming off a loss from Boston yesterday. Hope the Raps could win this one.

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yahoo Preview is currently available guys. No sure if Jay's going to have his ready today, but check the main page of the blog just incase.
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Shit, Im screwed, no game online for me, nis not workin tonight.

If someone can keep me updated on how are they playing it would be cool
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kapono is starting?
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Well Mo Peterson has gotten the standing ovation that he deserves from the fans, he then ran over to midcourt- got down on the floor and kissed the Raptors logo on the hardwood before signaling to the fans that they are number 1.

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Well Mo Peterson has gotten the standing ovation that he deserves from the fans, he then ran over to midcourt- got down on the floor and kissed the Raptors logo on the hardwood before signaling to the fans that they are number 1.

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BTW, Kapono starting WTF?
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box score doesnt look good, 9 down, tj with 3 turnovers?. is he playing well?
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We're hanging in there. Love this action. Rasho playing really well, doing it all
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Bosh for the 3 baby!
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I like the unit that closed out the half.
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We need to make the shots in the 2nd half. We had a lot of open looks, we just missed them.
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Toronto is getting whipped.

Solidly.

It ain't close.
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Mo still can't remember where those sidelines are.

If the Raps would've just played a little D they'd be in charge of this one.
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