Today in Raptorland - 4/8/08
Old 04-08-2008, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bosh admits lack of trust in teammates

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At least in the past two games, Bosh, when he reflects on the blown chances to put away Charlotte at home and New jersey on the road, says he doubted shooters to make shots, which is understandable given the Raptors went a woeful 1-of-10 from three-point land in the final quarter on Saturday.

"I have to do a better job of trusting my teammates,'' Bosh said yesterday as the Raptors essentially went back to drawing board in the wake of three successive losses to sub-.500 teams that have dropped Toronto (38-39) one game under .500.
Sam sees bright side

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"Some were hugging each other so much, I offered to get them a room,'' deadpanned the coach.

Defending, rebounding, running the floor, all three aspects were reinforced during a practice session Mitchell described as "great."


Raptors remain optimistic despite recent rough run

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"Every team goes through a period in the season where they're battling that, no matter how good or how great the season has been," said Anthony Parker. "It's not the best that it happens near the end but it's the same way you have to overcome it as if it was in the middle of the season. I think what we're doing now is getting back to the basics defensively, rebounding and executing.

"But (it's) not putting so much pressure on yourself ... it's about doing the right things to put yourself in a position to win. When you concentrate on those things as opposed to the scoreboard, the scoreboard takes care of itself."


Mitchell hoping Raptors can recover

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My thing is, go grab the game, go take it," the coach said after Monday's practice at the Air Canada Centre. "We had a stretch early where we were beating teams by 20 points, and we just took the game.

"Confidence is a fragile thing, it goes by minutes during a basketball game. One good quarter, one good half, a couple of shots go in, we get a couple of stops and we get back into the flow, all that can change."
Raptors stagger toward playoffs

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They're trying to fake it until they make it, knowing, deep down, that they probably won't. The sweat is dripping from their brows, figuratively, if not literally.

Fake that everything is going to be all right. Put on the brave face and emphasize the positive. Stick together. Stay strong. Stand tall, even if the foundation under their sneakers is shaking.

Repeat over and over again the mantra: "We are a playoff team. We are a playoff team. We are a playoff team."
The Dream

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“He'd stroll in 15 minutes before practice, put on one pair of socks and his sneakers; everyone is out there already stretching, jumping rope. He'd come smiling and laughing and slapping five; they'd throw the ball up and he was the best f**** player on the court. No stretching, no 500 shots before. He went right out there and started dominating. And everyone is like, we come in an hour before to get ready and he shows up five minutes before and he's the best guy out there. Nicest guy, best attitude. Treated me like a brother. We're in New York City, he'd be ‘come on come shopping with me, I need someone to carry my bags.' And then he'd be like, ‘pick anything out you want, I got it.' Nice guy.


Raptors Waive Linton Johnson

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The Raptors waived Linton Johnson on Sunday afternoon. Johnson signed a 10-day contract on Thursday, March 27. He played two games with the Raptors, scoring six total points.

With Johnson gone, the Raptors are down to 14 players on their roster.


Penultimate Power Rankings as the Playoffs Approach

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Hi, Toronto? It's the Playoff Race calling. You know you're supposed to participate if you're here, right? Don't be that team that just craps the bed and watches everyone fly by. So next week, maybe try doing better than 1-3, especially when two of the losses are to teams you should be beating (Charlotte, New Jersey). And, yes, just because you beat the Bobcats earlier in the week like you were supposed to doesn't excuse the follow-up loss.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the memories Linton.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what up tits.....i mean tuts!
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm a little tired of 1) Grange

2) Guys on here giving him floor time.

The guy is clueless.

Honestly, Ripping The Dream for accepting a contract????

Saying he SNUCK into the hall of fame?

Probably the best center I've personally seen play the game. Him and Kareem (i didnt see wilt)

And The fat fuck is taking time off from pucks to talk about how he SNUCK in.

What a prick.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i actually agree with SJ on that one.
the guy is a bonafide HOF, everyone and their grandma knows it... how does he even imply that he "snuck" in...? thats ridiculous.
if hakeem "snuck" in, then Ewing is a ninja who just magically appreared in there.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Pat the Ninja Ewing.

I like that!
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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he'd be the ugliest ninja ever.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
saying too many dudes are Tyson Chandler, trying to lead their teams and went nowhere

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If you gotta be a monkey, be a gorilla..that's what I say.
Dude, you had better clarify that...and quick.
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Anybody else notice the "09" in the topic title? Or am I just really slow.
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Anybody else notice the "09" in the topic title? Or am I just really slow.
Daym....Doc...busted........
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you gotta be a monkey, be a gorilla..that's what I say.
yeah wondering what you mean by this? especially in the context of the thread.
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