Scott Carefoot

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Scott Carefoot contributes to The Basketball Jones and edits RaptorBlog, which he launched in 2002. He's been a solider in the Score army since 2008 and is convinced that he enjoys coming to work every day more than almost anyone, ever. The majority of the movies in his personal Top 10 list were made by either Quentin Tarantino or the Coen brothers.

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Game No. 1: Pacers 90, Raptors 88

In their 2012-13 home opener, the Toronto Raptors looked pretty good for most of the first 43 minutes and 29 seconds as they staked an 86-78 lead. The Pacers closed the game on a 12-2 run wrapped up by a George Hill floater with two seconds left, followed by an Andrea Bargnani airball at the buzzer. This would have been a much more depressing beginning to this season if it wasn’t so predictable.

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Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Channel: TSN
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas
Indiana: George Hill, Paul George, Gerald Green, David West, Roy Hibbert

Injury report

Toronto: No reported injuries.

Indiana: Danny Granger is out indefinitely with knee soreness, while George Hill is probable for tonight.

Random thoughts

  • These game threads didn’t get a lot of traffic last year, so we’re going to keep these quick and dirty so they don’t take up a lot of our time. We’d love to see more of you hang out in the comments during the game, though!
  • The Raptors are 9-8 in season openers, and 6-5 in season openers at home.
  • Jonas Valanciunas will face a big test — literally — guarding seven-foot-two Roy Hibbert in Jonas’ first NBA game. This looks like one of those matchups where Jonas’ could get into foul trouble early.
  • The Pacers went 3-0 against the Raptors last season. In their most recent matchup, the Pacers won 103-98, but they had Granger in their lineup while Bargnani sat the game out for the Raptors.
  • Nice shoes, Amir.

We’re going to handle preseason player profiles differently this year on RaptorBlog. For each player on the 2012-13 Raptors’ active roster, Joseph Casciaro and I are going to email our thoughts back and forth and then post the resulting conversation on the blog. It’s an edgy new form of journalism! Or something…

Jonas Valanciunas, C, 6’11″, 250 lbs.
2011-12 Eurocup Stats: 16 Games, 23.3 MPG, 10.8 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 0.9 APG, 1.6 BPG, 0.3 SPG, 63.4 FG%, 0.0 3P%, 80.0 FT%, 26.7 PER

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We’re going to handle preseason player profiles differently this year on RaptorBlog. For each player on the 2012-13 Raptors’ active roster, Joseph Casciaro and I are going to email our thoughts back and forth and then post the resulting conversation on the blog. It’s an edgy new form of journalism! Or something…

Terrence Ross, SG/SF, 6’6″, 195 lbs.

2011-12 NCAA Stats: 35 Games, 31.1 MPG, 16.4 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.9 BPG, 1.3 SPG, 45.7 FG%, 37.1 3P%, 77.4 FT%, 22.4 PER

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