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Old 11-04-2008, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Iverson's debut likely vs. Raptors

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Mitchell wasn't even sure if Iverson would start for the Pistons with point guard of the future Rodney Stuckey already well versed in the Pistons offence.

"That is the thing," Mitchell said. "Do you start Stuckey or do you start AI? I would assume early you start Stuckey because he's been there but that's just me thinking. Again, I'm not Mike (Curry, the Pistons head coach). I don't have that decision to make."

One thing Mitchell was sure about was the Raptors were not going to see anything they have not seen from the Pistons before.
No blame in numbers game

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Through three games the Raps have been outrebounded 132-95. On the offensive glass, the numbers are even worse -- 49-19.

But Mitchell contends that the numbers can lie and they do in this case. While he doesn't point this out to his team, he did share it with a handful of reporters yesterday.

"The weird thing about it is we get them when we have to go get them," he said. "In the second half we have rebounded when we had to rebound. You look at the Milwaukee game, we got every big rebound we needed to get. That last rebound Jamario got (with the Raptors protecting a two-point lead with 11 seconds left), you look at that on tape, that was a tough rebound to get. He came over the top of a couple of people."
Bosh gets east award

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In three wins last week, Bosh lead the team averaging 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3.7 assists a night.

This is the fifth time Bosh has won the honour, having previously earned the award for the weeks of January 7-13, 2008, March 26 - April 1, 2007, January 30 - February 5, 2006 and January 3-9, 2005.


Blockbuster deal shakes up NBA East

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Iverson, the former MVP who is one of the most prolific scorers in the game today, has a contract worth almost $21 million (all figures U.S.) that expires at the end of the season, assuring the Pistons will have cash to throw around at a group of free agents that includes, among others, the likes of LeBron James and Toronto's Chris Bosh.


Iverson deal could clear room for Bosh

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"You've got to be aware of what's out there," Colangelo said when asked about the way the Pistons' deal positioned them for free-agent classes to come. "But if we take care of our own business, build a competitive team and treat people right, players should want to stay here."


Raptors Notebook

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Exasperated indignation might be the best way to describe Sam Mitchell’s reaction at Raptors practice on Monday when a television reporter asked the basketball coach if point guard Jose Calderon’s hot start to the season was surprising.

Calderon is second in the NBA with 9.7 assists per game, and had 25 points in the Raptors 91-87 win in Milwaukee on Saturday night.

“Did you all not watch us play last year?” Mitchell said. “Do not ask me any more questions whether we are confident Jose can play. Jose has been here. It’s his fifth year here, and he has played great since he came. He started over half the season last year, and played great.”


A GOOD SIGN

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The most obvious demonstration that has been made to that end so far has been - gasp! - defence. Not once during Sam Mitchell's tenure with this team have the Raptors looked so determined and cohesive as a defensive unit. Unlike in the preseason, where breakdowns and rotation miscues were frequent, the team has shown a remarkable effort at the defensive end of the court and it has played a huge part in this team's early success.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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