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Dr. J. Naismith 01-10-2008 09:39 AM

Game Thread: Toronto Raptors 99 - New York Knicks 90 (F)
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Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks
18-17, 2nd Atlantic, (Road: 9-9) http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs.../forum_new.gif 9-25, 5th Atlantic, (Home: 7-12)

WHEN: Fri., Jan. 11, 2007 at 7:30pm ET
WHERE: Madison Square Garden

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(click on logo for team stats)

Calderon, Parker, Moon, Bosh, Bargnani

Delfino, Baston, Nesterovic, Humphries, Kapono, Dixon, Graham

Team Injuries/Inactive List
Martin, Garbajosa, Ford

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(click on logo for team stats)

Marbury, Crawford, Richardson, Randolph, Curry

Jones, Lee, Robinson, Jefferies, Rose

Team Injuries/Inactive List
James, Balkman, Collins

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Parker: 15.3 ppg in last 3 gp / Jose: 16.2 ppg in last 4 gp


Crawford: 21.2 ppg in last 13 gp / Zach: 17.8 ppg in last 14 gp

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Zach Randolph vs. Andrea Bargnani

Eddy Curry 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/.../2005/3099.jpg PG http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/knicks.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/.../2005/3407.jpg SG http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/knicks.gif

http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/sficons/...raptors_sm.gif SF http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t...shots/moon.gif vs. http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/.../2005/3417.jpg SF http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/knicks.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/.../2005/3531.jpg PF http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/knicks.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/.../2005/3514.jpg C http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/knicks.gif


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


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http://www.ezekielbearsports.com/bbs/nba/knicks.gif - 92

As shitty as the Knicks are, they played well against us last season. Key to the game is to be able to shut down their frontcourt of Curry and Z-Bo. If we can do our best at defending our interior and rebounding then we should be fine for a win. If not, we might see an upset on our hands. :(

Predict and discuss!

ClingRap 01-10-2008 11:02 AM

i predict all the italians in new york come out in full force and bargs starts swishing threes as frequent as pizza dough is flung about. he scores 52 and we win running away..........0 rebounds though :0

Dr. J. Naismith 01-10-2008 11:07 AM


Originally Posted by ClingRap (Post 3135)
i predict all the italians in new york come out in full force and bargs starts swishing threes as frequent as pizza dough is flung about. he scores 52 and we win running away

ROTFLMAO ... that's priceless Cling. :D


Originally Posted by ClingRap
0 rebounds though :0

Oh god, pleeeeeease no .... I can't go another game where our starting frontcourt gets an accumulate of only 3 boards. :(

fancylad 01-10-2008 11:27 AM

well.. they'll be competing with the likes of Eddie Curry, so who knows? We may actually out-rebound the Knicks.

The only thing i see that could be an issue with this game is how our team responds to the MSG crowd. In the past that was a pretty tough building to play in - and it's made games against the knicks more difficult.

Belsius 01-10-2008 03:36 PM

I dont have a good feeling about this game,

Dr. J. Naismith 01-10-2008 03:44 PM


Originally Posted by Belsius (Post 3211)
I dont have a good feeling about this game,

Now who's being the pessimist? ;)

Krazy Ivan 01-10-2008 04:07 PM

Keys to the game for Raps win...

Take Randolph & Curry to McDee's before the game and stuff them real good with some cheap burgers and shakes and then show up for a game and watch them sweat those burgers all night long... :D

I am sure Knick will jump Raps in the 1st half but I fully expect Raps to separate them self in 3rd and win by 10+

Belsius 01-10-2008 05:32 PM

LOL, I dont know Doc, I think when I hear the Knicks I can only think of a disaster, even for the opposing team. Im sure that if both teams losing was an option it would happend.

Kuzzy 01-10-2008 08:37 PM

not feeling this 1 :|
but hpefully bargs will hit boards and get some PT.
bench shud exectue..
and graham shud keep bringing his value up :D
Go Raps!

Benzo 01-10-2008 08:48 PM

Quick question....why Z-Bo?

I don't get it.

Dr. J. Naismith 01-11-2008 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 3271)
Quick question....why Z-Bo?

I don't get it.

Apparently back in Junior High Zach had a buddy who gave everyone nicknames and apparently his stuck till this day. :)

Dr. J. Naismith 01-11-2008 07:42 AM

Yahoo Preview is up for those that care. :D

Dr. J. Naismith 01-11-2008 08:42 AM

BTW guys, when you have a chance go check out Jay's preview for tonight's game. Fuckin' hilarious. :D

Link - http://www.raptorsforum.com/

Jay, from here on out when you have time to do you game previews, I'll add them to the respective game threads. Refreshing, witty and quite frankly alot better than Yahoo's. ;)

Torontosaurus 01-11-2008 10:00 AM

Nice write-up Jay - I used to love the Fatt Boys :p so I agree and I think this game is ours to lose. I've noticed that when NY wins, its always after something negative has been said in the media about Isaiah or a player, so the team seems to play very emotionally but they are inconsistent. And they are unpredictable- you never know who will play well for them. Hopefully Bosh goes on a tear and Moon makes up for the lack of rebounding. The bench played well in Philly and I'm expecting more of our team chemistry to show through. That said, I hope the "Fire Isaiah" chants don't make our guys nervous.

Belsius 01-11-2008 10:25 AM

I read it yesterday, it is really good.

Ball Don't Lie 01-11-2008 12:47 PM

If we dont win this game we dont deserve to make the playoffs.

Dr. J. Naismith 01-11-2008 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by thriller92 (Post 3398)
If we dont win this game we dont deserve to make the playoffs.

But the bigger question is thriller, what are you going to do if they lose tonight? :D

ClingRap 01-11-2008 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by Dr. J. Naismith (Post 3406)
But the bigger question is thriller, what are you going to do if they lose tonight? :D

Start a fire sam mitchell facebook page? i know i'd join up...

Benzo 01-11-2008 05:48 PM

While I am anti-facebook...if we lose these one, I will be some upset..

...no excuses...and If Bosh or Bargs gets owned by those 2 fatass's, I will be even more upset.....

....Jose> anything they can even pretend to dress up at the PG spot.

Belsius 01-11-2008 07:47 PM

Is it me or the Madison is actually cheering for us?

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