Blake Griffin

Just when I think this franchise can’t get any lower, the Toronto Raptors create a new definition for rock-bottom. Last night, they visited the Oracle Arena in Oakland just so they could drop their shorts and unload a giant deuce on the hardwood. Teams must lick their lips when they know the Raptors are next on the schedule because of how easily they’ll be able to pad their stats. I’m not sure if anyone knows the record for most dunks in a game by one team, but the Clippers might break it tonight.

Injury report

Toronto: Andrea Bargnani and Reggie Evans are both out for tonight. Jose Calderon, Amir Johnson and Joey Dorsey will all be gametime decisions.

Los Angeles: DeAndre Jordan has pneumonia but he played against the Lakers last night.

One question

1. Do you agree that bringing back Jay Triano to coach the Raptors next season will be equivalent to spitting in the collective face of this team’s fanbase?

Start time: 10:30 PM ET
Channel: Sportsnet One
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Jose Calderon, DeMar DeRozan, James Johnson, Ed Davis, Amir Johnson
Los Angeles: Mo Williams, Eric Gordon, Ryan Gomes, Blake Griffin, Chris Kaman

Tonight’s pregame song is a live performance of  “Guerilla Radio” by Rage Against the Machine from their Battle of Los Angeles album. If they ever release another album, it will almost make up for having to endure this Raptors season.

Comments (3)

  1. To your question…even if you combined Red Auerbach, Pat Riley and Greg Popovich into one ubercoach, I don’t think this team was winning more than 25-30 games. Triano’s performance to me has little or no bearing on the team’s record. This team has no one who would start on a contender and maybe 4 or 5 guys who could be the 7th-10th men on good teams. Amir, David and DD might get there, but this is how bad the Raps actually are. Fire Triano, keep Triano, I don’t think much of anything changes until the talent level changes drastically

  2. “Davis,” not David

  3. #1) completely agree.

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