Here are my few random thoughts on a Raptors-Cleveland game that was far too close for comfort…
– It’s much more difficult to watch the Raptors (almost) win when you want them to lose, than to watch them lose when you want them to win. Why? Because most regular season losses can be usually made up the next game. They usually don’t mean much long term. But a win right now could affect the team for the next decade.
– The last time I cheered for Antawn Jamison, I think he was playing at North Carolina.
– The last two years, DeMar DeRozan has started slowly and then finished strong. Why? Could it be those pointless pro-am games he plays in where no one plays defense?
– What the hell got into Byron Scott? Did one of the refs try and bang his wife, because his anger seemed to come out of nowhere. And was he pissed.
– What can Ed Davis do to get more minutes? He grabbed the same number of rebounds as Bargnani in literally half the time, and played good defense.
– Is it just me, or were you surprised that Aaron Gray only had 5 fouls when he did? It seemed like WAY more. And he always has the same reaction when he gets called, like he’s surprised and disappointed at the same time. He should be used to it by now.
– So what the hell is going on with James Johnson? Casey holding him out two games? I mean, I like JJ, but if Casey’s holding him out to lose games, I don’t think he’s THAT vital to the Raptors.
– In my last post, I said that both teams would have trouble reaching 85 points. Damn, did I get that right,
– While the Raptors are still 7th in the race for the lottery, New Jersey won against Washington putting the Raptors only a half game behind/ahead of them for 6th.