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Dr. J. Naismith 12-21-2007 11:20 AM

Game Thread: Toronto Raptors 115 - Seattle SuperSonics 123 (F)
 
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Toronto Raptors vs. Seattle SuperSonics
15-12, 2nd Atlantic, (Road: 7-6) http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs.../forum_new.gif 7-19, 4th Northwest. (Home: 3-9)

WHEN: Fri., Dec 21, 2007 at 10:30pm ET
WHERE: Key Arena
TV: NBALP, RAPSTV, RAPSTV HD

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(click on logo for team stats)

Starters
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Calderon, Parker, Moon, Bosh, Nesterovic

Bench
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Delfino, Martin, Bargnani, Humphries, Kapono, Dixon, Graham

Team Injuries/Inactive List
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Baston, Garbajosa, Ford

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(click on logo for team stats)

Starters
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Watson, Durant, Wilkins, Wilcox, Thomas

Bench
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Green, Collison, Szczerbiak, Ridnour, Gelabale, Petro, Sene

Team Injuries/Inactive List
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West, Swift

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Bosh: 20.2 PPG IN LAST 4 GP / Jose: 14.2 PPG IN LAST 4 GP

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Durant: 16.8 PPG IN LAST 4 GP / Wilcox: 12.3 PPG IN LAST 3 GP

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

http://www.nba.com/media/act_kevin_durant.jpghttp://www.nba.com/media/act_jamario_moon.jpg
Kevin Durant vs. Jamario Moon

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Chris Wilcox vs. Chris Bosh

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(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/.../2005/3549.jpg PG http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/sonics.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif SG http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...ots/parker.gif vs. http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/img/defaultPlayer.gif SG http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/sonics.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/sonics.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/.../2005/3606.jpg PF http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/sonics.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif C http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...hots/rasho.gif vs. http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/.../2005/3012.jpg C http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/sonics.gif

YAHOO GAME PREVIEW

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

Prediction

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif - 100
http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/sonics.gif - 106

Should be another productive game offensively for both teams and as well our first look at rookie sensation Kevin Durant. Unfortunately I see us losing yet another close one to a team we should beat. :(

Predict and discuss!

Ball Don't Lie 12-21-2007 11:23 AM

You think we're going to lose to the Sonics????

If we lose tonight we dont deserve to make the playoffs. They're turrible.

Dr. J. Naismith 12-21-2007 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thriller92 (Post 2102)
You think we're going to lose to the Sonics????

If we lose tonight we dont deserve to make the playoffs. They're turrible.

Yup .... inconsistancies hurt this team and after losing a game we should of won in Portland I just have one of those bad gut feelings today. One that we're going to take a young team like Seattle too lightly. Thomas and Wilcox are a decent front court, so if Rasho, Bosh and Humps can stay out of foul trouble than we should be OK. Seattle has much better depth at PG than us, so if they can wear down Jose than we're in trouble of we have to depend on Martin again. :(

fancylad 12-21-2007 11:46 AM

I'm a bit more hopeful.

Given the recent comments by Bosh to the media, i think the raptors will come out with intensity. The key for me will be how they perform in the 2nd half.

I'm pretty confident parker/moon will be able to keep Durant in check. Hump/Rasho/Bosh should be able to handle Seattle's front court too.

One thing's for sure, with the next few games in mind, this one is must-win territory.

Expect Bargnani to still struggle :(

INSIDER 12-21-2007 01:41 PM

Moon will blanket durant.
the kid's FG% is atrocious... Moon will make it worse.

my only fear is wilcox.

but this should be an easy win for us.
their PG's cannot keep up with jose.

Dr. J. Naismith 12-21-2007 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by INSIDER (Post 2109)
their PG's cannot keep up with jose.

But considering the minutes Jose's been logging in TJ's absence, he's bound to hit the wall sooner than later. Jose is definitely better than both Earl and Luke, but their no slouches either. Their PG depth right now is a better situation than ours unfortunately. :(

ClingRap 12-21-2007 03:28 PM

Watson and Ridnour have been known to have really long stretches where they perform a masterbatory dribble and then float airballs while cutting across the lane. I agree, they have the edge in depth, but we have the edge in skill. I think they should play Delfino at the point exclusively and have Juan in as an off-guard to check either ridnour or watson. That's what I would do if I was the coach. but im not.
All that said, I'm expecting a win. After the Swirsk came clean about his homerism I decided to lift the curse. Oh, and I'll be stoking another fire, my second of the day, for the game tonight, like the other night in Portland. Ill just have to keep it going through the fourth. I forgot about it and we all know what happened in the fourth in Portland. heh.

IggyPosterizes 12-21-2007 05:31 PM

110-85 for the raps.....Huge game for Bargs, and Derrick Martin gets punched in the face!

Dr. J. Naismith 12-21-2007 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IggyPosterizes (Post 2121)
Derrick Martin gets punched in the face!

By accident or on purpose? :D

Krazy Ivan 12-21-2007 07:12 PM

Mr. Happy here... Raps win by 10+... :p

GO Raps... GO! :D

'trane 12-21-2007 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 2122)
By accident or on purpose? :D

either way....

Belsius 12-22-2007 12:00 AM

so how its the game going, I jus to got home its 6 in the morning and im drunk, please update

Dr. J. Naismith 12-22-2007 12:34 AM

You don't want to know Belsius ..... I knew Seattle were going to be a handful but this is a disappointing effort. Someone in a wheelchair (no offense to anyone in a wheelchair by the way) could even penetrate our interior defense. Bosh, Humps and the ever useless Bargnani couldn't play any interior defense if their life depended on it. :mad:

Dr. J. Naismith 12-22-2007 12:53 AM

Despite losing to Seattle, kudos to Jose for his performance tonight. Fackin' amazing with 15 points, 16 assists and only 1 turnover. :D

Belsius 12-22-2007 12:57 AM

Man were back to the 0 concentration in the fourth.

Dr. J. Naismith 12-22-2007 12:59 AM

Yup, and the next two games are given losses too with Phoenix and San Antonio. Back to .500 in no time. :(

Jay 12-22-2007 01:44 AM

Maybe (and this is me having a faint glimmer of hope at 1:41 in the morning, which could just be fatigue setting in), just maybe, the Raptors will use this embarrassing loss as a point of motivation for the rest of the road trip. Either that or there will be some ass kicking going on and the Raps will be on the wrong end of it.


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