Today in Raptorland - 3/5/08
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Raptors' woes continue

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"We just couldn't score enough," head coach Sam Mitchell said. "The fourth quarter they kept getting dunks and (Hedo) Turkoglu kept hitting big shots. We got some good shots but we just couldn't get enough points."

Mitchell didn't name names but outside of T.J. Ford (20), Anthony Parker (19), Jose Calderon (14) and Kris Humphries (10), it was a pretty tough night offensively for every other Raptor.
Wade needs rest more than Heat needs wins

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Coming off sub-20-point games for the first time this season, Miller used his TV platform on TNT to suggest Wade was 60% of his former self.

"Tell Reggie to meet me at the gym in Miami and see what percentage I am," Wade retorted when informed of Miller's remarks. "We'll go from there. I'm not 100 (%), but I'm not 60."
Ewing's Super support

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"(Magic assistant coach) Patrick (Ewing) talked with me during the game," Howard said. "We had a game earlier in the season where I was really frustrated and it took me out of the whole game and he told me he didn't want to see that again.

"I didn't want to end up with a one-point night," Howard said. "I was very upset, not at my team, just myself. I got a little frustrated in the first half and in the second, I played as hard as I could."
Celtics, Cassels make it official

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The Boston Celtics hope they have the last piece of the championship puzzle now that veteran Sam Cassell has passed his physical and signed a contract.
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ARENAS BACK ON COURT

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was pleased after his first full-contact practice in 31/2 months yesterday.


Caped crusader pure Magic

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Toronto's starting front line of Rasho Nesterovic, Andrea Bargnani and Jamario Moon combined for a 5-for-25 debacle from the field. Even the resident marksman, Jason Kapono, who went 1-for-4 from the field and didn't make a three-pointer for the 12th straight game, chucked an unlikely attempt off the padding on the side of the backboard from close range.

T.J. Ford, apparently of the belief that it fell to him and him alone to ignite the comeback in the fourth quarter, ended up with 20 points but turned the ball over seven times in the single-minded flurry.

"We need him to score, especially with Chris out, but he's also got to keep the other guys involved," coach Sam Mitchell said of Ford. "Seven turnovers is too many. He's got to find that happy medium between scoring and passing."

Said Ford, one of the few regulars who remained in the locker room to address the media: "At some points of the game, I think I got too aggressive and made some bad decisions."
Sam stands up for his 7-footer despite struggle

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"What I'm trying to get y'all to understand is Andrea has to learn to do a lot of things," said Mitchell the other day. "Andrea has to learn post-up moves. He has to learn face-up moves. And then he also has to work on his game at the three-point line because he can shoot threes. ... There's a lot more that Andrea's got to get than the average centre. And that takes more time."
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"If you take a player with minimum talent and he works, he's got a chance. If you take a player with good talent, like Andrea has, he really has a chance," said Mitchell. "Andrea is fine. The only problem with Andrea is (the media). ... We all want (him to become) the best player in the NBA, now. It would make my life a whole lot easier. Right? If I could touch him with my magic wand – best centre in the NBA. ...


Howard eventually breaks free

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"You can't give him dunks, especially in transition," Raptors coach Sam Mitchell said. "It's easy for me to say that. But for the guys who are guarding him, it's a load."

"They gave him some room finally and played him 1-on-1," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. "There are just not very many guys that are going to be able to play him 1-on-1."


RAPTORS CAST ADRIFT

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"For the most part, the second unit is trying to find a flow and our chemistry again," said T.J. Ford, who scored a team-high 20 points. "We have lost that consistency since C.B. went down, because everybody's role changed and certain roles increased. We need to find a balance right now, and it is tough."
NBA: Raptors' Mitchell prefers his indoor voice

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Mitchell said there is simply little sense to yelling at most of his players. He will get vocal with Jamario Moon for repeating mistakes. Sometimes, he screams at Kris Humphries for failing to roll to the basket, or at Joey Graham for doing any number of things that Graham does frequently.


Howard Heats Up Late To Help Magic Pull Away

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He took it out on the Raptors in the fourth quarter, dunking four times and scoring 16 of his 19 points as the Magic (39-23) pulled away to their fifth win in six games.

Despite the absence of Bosh, the Raptors (32-27) led, 64-63, in the final minutes of the third quarter. Hedo Turkoglu set up a dunk by Adonal Foyle, then nailed a 3-pointer to put the Magic ahead to stay.


Dwight Howard helps Orlando Magic top Toronto Raptors in 4th quarter

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The Magic won the three-game season series against the Raptors, giving them a head-to-head tiebreaker for a possible playoff seed should the teams wind up with the same records. They still have the No. 3 seed, four games ahead of No. 4 Cleveland and five (plus the tiebreaker) ahead of the Raptors.

The game warranted an asterisk as the Raptors were missing their all-star big man, Chris Bosh, who was out with a right knee injury.
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Schooled repeatedly by point guard Jose Calderon in the loss in Toronto, the Magic played better pick-and-roll defense. And their "Big Three" -- Howard, Hedo Turkoglu (24 points) and Rashard Lewis (22) -- made 17 of 19 shots in the second half after the club struggled in the first. Orlando wound up shooting 52.6 percent.
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"We need him to score, especially with Chris out, but he's also got to keep the other guys involved," coach Sam Mitchell said of Ford. "Seven turnovers is too many. He's got to find that happy medium between scoring and passing."

Said Ford, one of the few regulars who remained in the locker room to address the media: "At some points of the game, I think I got too aggressive and made some bad decisions."
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True .... but lets see if he actually learned his lesson or if we see more of the same from Ford against Miami. If we see a repeat of last night, then its a given that he's out there for himself and not the team.
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I was hoping for this pose, although you chose the best pic...sad as that is.



Fake tits, fake hair, truck-in-the-face in a Leafs shirt.

And this my friends, is what Toronto is known for.
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I was hoping for this pose, although you chose the best pic...sad as that is.



Fake tits, fake hair, truck-in-the-face in a Leafs shirt.

And this my friends, is what Toronto is known for.
That's moreso Jarvis Street than anything Doc.. not a real representation of the T-dot.
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Into the mailbag and let’s get this out of the way in a hurry

Q: Coach of the year calls a timeout to draw up a play for the last eight seconds of the half. Ends up in Humphries going 1 on 1 and putting up an air ball. Wow. Well at least they kept it close in the first halftime for them to get blown out, so I'll watch the Leafs. To think I was actually going to watch this game.


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A: This came in about two minutes into the second half, I wondered how long it would take. No, that’s not what the play was. Hump was supposed to hand the ball back off to Jose. Hope you enjoyed the Leaves.
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