Thursday, November 26, 2009

If you missed this one, lucky for you...

Yep, welcome to the roller coaster we know as the 09-10 Toronto Raptors.  After dropping 74 points in the first half against the Indiana Pacers, that same Raptors squad scored 74 pts midway through the fourth quarter tonight as they shot a dismal 34%.   And did they "protect the house"?  The Bobcats embarassed the Raptors tonight with 74 points in the paint to the Raptors' 44 points.  That pretty much summed it up, the Charlotte Bobcats who are the worst offensive team outside of the New Jersey Nets, put up 116 on the Raptors.  I repeat, the WORST offensive team outside of the New Jersey Nets!

To put it in perspective, the Charlotte Bobcats average 85 points per game.  The Toronto Raptors let them score 116 points tonight and the 35-point win was the largest win in Bobcats history.  Defense anyone?

Gerald Wallace had his way with the Raps, smacking up, flipping and rubbing down the Raptors with 31 points and 13 rebounds.  Newly-acquired Charlotte Bobcat, Stephen Jackson chipped in with 23 points in front of #23 himself, Michael Jordan in attendance.

Did anything positive come from the Raptors last night?  Well, Chris Bosh put together a solid performance with 18 points 14 rebounds but other than that.....this was an embarassing loss, more embarassing than a Matt Bonner jam on Andrea Bargnani.

Key Notes:
  • The Raptors turned it over 15 times and were outrebounded 49-42
  • Amir Johnson had an impressive line off of the bench: 13 pts, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals
  • Hedo Turkoglu had 5 pts in 22 minutes
  • Charlotte had a whopping 16 blocks, 6 of them belonged to Tyson Chandler
  • Fast Break points - 41-10 in favour of the 'Cats
  • For a Bobcats perspective, check out Queen City Hoops
  • DeRozan Watch:  24:45 playing time, 12 pts, 6 rebounds
Next up: The Raptors take on the Boston Celtics on Friday

Photo credit: (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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