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The Raps got their chance to see the new-look Washington Wizards on Saturday night. The Wiz had a few new faces like Josh Howard, Al Thornton and James Singleton on the roster, who were acquired at the trade deadline, but the team looked alright even without their former stars Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. The Raps were without Chris Bosh once again but Jarret Jack stepped up and took care of business at home. Jack helped close out the Wizards in the fourth quarter, where he scored 11 of his 23 points.
CB4 didn't let his hometown Dallas fans down. Bosh hit two clutch free throws down the stretch to put the East up two after the game was knotted at 139. The made free throws turned out to be the game winners as Bosh put up his best All-Star performance to date with 23 points and 10 rebounds.
He did it on a huge stage, with over 108,000 in attendance at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium.
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Fresh from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the Vancouver Winter Olympic opening ceremonies, Steve Nash travelled to Dallas to prove that he can still get it done with the young'ns at the age of 36. Captain Canada breezed past Deron Williams to take the title in this year's All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge. Nash won it with a time of 29.9 seconds, check out the replay:
It wasn't too flashy, it wasn't too exciting but DeMar did what he needed to do to get past the LA Clippers' Eric Gordon during the Dunk-In at halftime of last night's Rookie-Sophmore game. DeMar kept his cards close and didn't show too much as he's likely saving the goodies for Saturday night. Big ups to DeMar!
CB4 had a huge swat on Jason Thompson in the Raptors' 115-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings this past Sunday. Bosh finished with 36 points and 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors continue to climb above .500 and now hold a 28W-23L record.
If you need your weekly fix on all things about Canadian basketball, Ray Bala (aka @canballreport on Twitter) will provide just that. The dude does his thing, keeping the internet hoop heads informed on where the Canadians are playing in the NCAA, what's happening in the CIS and even what's happening with the Canadian PBL teams (i.e. my hometown Halifax Rainmen). I had the chance to speak with Ray on his love for Canadian basketball, his thoughts on the Raptors and a little bit about his sneaker love.
Welcome to Hip Hoop Junkies, your blogging portal to the NBA world from a Canadian perspective. We'll tell you about the Toronto Raptors, we'll tell you about Jay Triano, we'll keep you up to date on Steve Nash, hell, we'll even talk about Todd MacCulloch's pinball career. This is where the Canadian flavour of the NBA is highlighted.