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Old 03-20-2008, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Feel-good victory

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The Raptors couldn't take the heat that is the NBA's tough Western Conference.

But against an inferior and completely overmatched Miami side, the Raptors were able to torch the Heat to the tune of 96-54, a record low by a Toronto opponent in club history.
Point of contention

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Last night, he came home and almost played as though he was on Ritalin. He slept-walked the ball up the court. He was composed. He was pass first, shoot second. He wasn't himself. His game was calm, deliberate, understated, everything he doesn't tend to be.

And for reasons almost unexplained, he seemed so very alone. Alone on the court. Alone on the bench.

"I think he's putting too much pressure on himself," Mitchell said. "I talked to him yesterday. He's trying to be great on every play. He's trying to make the perfect pass.

"I said to him 'Don't worry about minutes, worry about how you play, how your teammates play.' I don't know about (him being a victim of his own personality)."


Bosh is back and 'cool' in Heat attack
Bosh is back and 'cool' in Heat attack

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Miami's 54 points were the fewest against a Raptors team in a game ever, the previous low being 68, which was done twice.

It was also the third fewest single-game points total in NBA history, behind 49 from Chicago in 1999 and 53 by Denver in 2002. It was the fewest points ever scored by a Miami team and the 42-point margin of victory was the greatest in Toronto history.

But for the Raptors, it didn't matter who was on the other team, they needed to play well regardless, and they did.
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"The win is more important than anything," T.J. Ford said. "We just came off a road trip, the last 10 games we haven't been doing so well, so today was definitely not about the Miami Heat and who they had available, it was more about us getting the atmosphere back to where it needs to be.

"I think we needed this win just to ease the atmosphere. Tomorrow, we can come in get a good day of practice, CB will probably get a bit more reps and get in a better groove."
Raptors caught up in March Madness

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So, UCLA, Rasho?

"No, North Carolina," Nesterovic said. He did grudgingly admit UCLA is "very good." At that point, Martin wasn't around to soak up the accolades for his school.

By this time, the clubbie was sitting with Ford as he filled out his bracket. The only sports discussion in the room was a heated Spanish debate between Calderon and Argentine guard Carlos Delfino.

"Tres million Euros," Calderon repeated insistently.

"No, no," Delfino goggled.

"Si, si," Calderon said, sitting up straight, jutting his chin forward.

What were they arguing about?

Soccer in Greece.


Raptors get Bosh and mojo back

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Bargnani was assertive, driving to the rim three times in the game's opening five minutes. He had 14 points in just less than 28 minutes, as he helped the Raptors bury Miami quickly.

"Andrea played well. I asked him, 'Who was that masked man?' " Mitchell said. "Andrea seemed like he had a lot more confidence in the things that he did.
Time is nigh for playoff positioning

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Finish fifth or sixth, you play Cleveland or Orlando, which is manageable. Finish seventh or eighth and you get Detroit or Boston, which is, uh, not.

"S---, yeah. We definitely don't want to play Detroit or Boston," says Toronto point guard T.J. Ford. "That's not a good look at all. Especially Detroit. I played two [playoffs] in Detroit [with Milwaukee], and you talk about loud-- that crowd is crazy in the playoffs. You can't hear a word."


Bosh's return a franchise high

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Bosh was hardly dominant, but he was enthusiastic, clapping hands, exhorting his teammates and greeting them as they came off the floor. Beleaguered without him, they seemed emboldened with him. Andrea Bargnani, who mustered just 8.8 points a game on 37.7-per-cent shooting on the Raptors' winless, Bosh-less trip, attacked the basket for three layups and a dunk in the game's opening quarter, this while wearing a mask to protect his nose, bruised by accidental elbow from teammate Jamario Moon in Denver.
Basketball a far tougher sell than the Leafs

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The network, after all, draws larger audiences for junior hockey telecasts than non-Raptors NBA games (65,900 viewers, compared with 53,300, respectively). It does almost as well with poker, which averages 52,000 viewers.

Sportsnet's TV simulcast of the Bob McCown Fan 590 radio show draws a larger audience, 54,800 viewers.

The Raptors' games, of course, do better than non-Raptors games, averaging 167,000 on TSN, 153,000 on Sportsnet and 125,000 on the Score Television Network.


No offense, but Miami falls to a record low

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Yes, it can get worse for the Miami Heat.

The NBA's worst team plunged deeper into an abyss Wednesday night and, in the process, almost made league history.

Reduced to only seven available players, the Heat's effort resulted in a mortifying, 96-54 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The Heat's point total was the third-lowest in NBA history since the shot-clock era began in 1954-55.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ahhhhhhhhhh my eyes, oh god why???

on days like these, u should just pick a picture from the beauty appreciation thread and put it over her!
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Pull that skirt up over that gawd-aweful tat and hide the slight belly and she looks 10 times better.

Is anyone even thinking over there?
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Pull that skirt up over that gawd-aweful tat and hide the slight belly and she looks 2 out of 10 instead of a 1.
Fixed.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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if she takes that bra off....i'll take 3 to 1 odds that they hit the floor, anyone want in on this action?
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SWAN...there's a "1".....you find that girl just slightly better?
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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SWAN...there's a "1".....you find that girl just slightly better?
OMG... I've just updated my scale to include negatives and fractions
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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oh wow.
do those guys just grab anyone off the street?
thats just bad.
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sloppy's good sometimes.
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Old 03-20-2008, 02:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if she takes that bra off....i'll take 3 to 1 odds that they hit the floor, anyone want in on this action?
Like a couple of "5 cent steaks".
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Sloppy's good sometimes.
Like when?
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Like a couple of "5 cent steaks".


Yup, like a couple of oranges in a pair of socks.
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Like when?
When all other options have been exhausted?
Seriously though, if I wasn't involved in an albatro--er, I mean a relationship, who am I to deny sub-standard females the wonderful Aaron? Sloppy needs love too.
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the outfit is simply aweful. it looks like something out of a dollarama spring fashion collection...especially those earrings...yikes
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When all other options have been exhausted?
Seriously though, if I wasn't involved in an albatro--er, I mean a relationship, who am I to deny sub-standard females the wonderful Aaron? Sloppy needs love too.
True and she'd be the pick of the litter at Pitcher's.
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the outfit is simply aweful. it looks like something out of a dollarama spring fashion collection...especially those earrings...yikes
They're napkin rings. Get with it.
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