Magic at Raptors Points Per Game:

- March 27th, 2012

Games like Monday’s no-show against Orlando are bound to happen in a long NBA season and it’s actually surprising they haven’t happened more often for these Raptors this season. They came out “flat as pancakes” and, again, that happens. Not an excuse, just a reality.

- So the defence wasn’t there, like at all and against a team that features an unstoppable inside presence in Dwight Howard and the best long-range guy in the league in Ryan Anderson, that’s going to be a problem.

- Toronto’s three-point shooting was one of the lone positives. They made 11 and Gary Forbes busted out of his slump.

- Dwight Howard made life extremely difficult for Andrea Bargnani. Providing some ammo for those who don’t think he deserves his defensive player of the year awards.

- Jerryd Bayless going down again was not a good sign. Sure, more losses mean more ping pong balls, but the Raptors need to make a decision on Bayless this summer and could have been helped by seeing as much of him as possible down the stretch. How do you evaluate Bayless and figure out how much he is worth and whether he is part of the future?  My take is you see if somebody gives the restricted free agent a big offer and if they do, you say good for you and let him go. Bayless has proven that as a starter he is quite good and as a reserve, he is merely mediocre. If he’s not going to be the starter here is he worth the $4.5-$6.5 a season he’ll be seeking a season long-term? No. He’s only worth that money if he proves he can be a valuable reserve (since I doubt they hand him the keys as a starter) which is why this latest injury is such a big deal for Bayless.

- I’ve been tweeting about pizza-gate but the Coles Notes: It’s a joke. It needs to go at all costs. Fans are making themselves look like idiots. Stan Van Gundy had a good laugh about it and he was right. Maybe if it was for a whole pizza, but for a slice? Come on.

Categories: Basketball, NBA, Toronto Raptors

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2 comments

  1. Chris Topple says:

    Just a question. Why are the Clippers listed below Memphis in the standings when the Clippers have the better record?

  2. ryan.wolstat says:

    Not sure where you are seeing that, Clippers are currently fourth, Grizzlies fifth in West in standings.

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