Grange: Raptors just aren't that good
Old 04-14-2008, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

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WOW .... SJ, are you Grange?

Anyhow, besides criticizing the Raptors Grange did also point out some more positives regarding Rasho and how we've benefitted with him playing as well as he has been. Sure he had off day with his shots, but overall I continue to be surprised with his performances. Its fknd of like Rasho's become a "late bloomer" with his play over these last couple months.

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I wrote some of the Things TM during the game, so the positive stuff was in the first half mainly. Overall there was a men-against-boys vibe to the afternoon. The Raptors, it's becoming increasingly obvious, just aren't that good. Properly defended they don't score that well: The Pistons let Bosh do his thing and loaded up on the perimeter and Toronto couldn't really find shots, let alone make them. That may well be the real story behind the Raptors plummeting three-point percentage, which doesn't bode well.

Who watched the game on ABC? What did Hubie Brown have to say?

Anyway, One game, some things, V1.60?

1. The timely offence is one thing, but there's little doubt that the best benefit that Rasho provides the Raptors as a starter is the ability to cover opposing bigs without significant amounts of help. The Pistons called Rasheed Wallace's number three straight times at one point early in the first quarter and all Wallace could manage was a basket against two awkward misses and a blocked shot by Moon who had time to help because Rasho didn't let Rasheed score on his first move.

2. And Rasho gives you something extra too: On one play T.J. Ford was driving hard with his right hand and Theo Ratliff was coming over to get set to go for the block. Just as Ford committed to his move and Ratliff got ready to gather himself to jump, Rasho slid over and hit Ratliff. Ostensibly he was he was getting ready to box out, but there was no doubt the plan was to prevent Ratliff from going for a block. He never got off his feet and Ford had a clear path to the basket. Neat.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I Rasho. The guys didn't play badly against the Pistons starters, but they were really outmatched by their reserves. Weird.
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I Rasho. The guys didn't play badly against the Pistons starters, but they were really outmatched by their reserves. Weird.
It's because Detroit starters didn't care and played half assed...
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Old 04-14-2008, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't think the starters played half-assed. As a group of proud men and professionals (like the Pistons are), why would they play half assed? I think the guys did a good job to begin with and then when Johnson, Maxiell and crew came on, the wheels came off.
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I don't think the starters played half-assed. As a group of proud men and professionals (like the Pistons are), why would they play half assed? I think the guys did a good job to begin with and then when Johnson, Maxiell and crew came on, the wheels came off.
Few years ago when Detroit was playing Raps who were God awful at the time he was shooting 3 pointers with his left hand as he was bored and disinterested.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Grange is a chump.

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I dunno, maybe I AM Grange, I'm defineately STRANGE!!!!

I also cannot type or spell.
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