Archive for the ‘Amir Johnson’ Category

Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors

Earlier this week, I wrote about how the Raptors are still far from a surefire playoff team next season, and I maintain that. Upset wins over teams like the Pacers and Knicks or blowout wins over the Pistons don’t make any more of a statement for next season than losses to the Bobcats, Cavaliers and Wizards do.

If you recall though, my main concerns in the immediate future of this team are addressing the glaring hole at backup point guard, finding another competent big man (whether a solid bench big or a starter who can let Amir excel as the third big) and getting some value out of either trading or amnestying Andrea Bargnani. The current starting lineup, however, despite all of the negative attention on the combined shot selection of Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan, may just be good enough heading into 2013-14.

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Toronto Raptors v Detroit Pistons

A huge third quarter helped the Raptors run away from a lifeless Pistons team in Detroit, snapping a five-game losing streak for Toronto.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors were unable to complete the comeback, as the Knicks finally took down Toronto this season and clinched a playoff spot in the process.

Here are some quick thoughts on the game…

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Charlotte Bobcats v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors took down the worst team in the NBA on Friday night but there were some positives to note.

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Toronto Raptors v Phoenix Suns

If you’re an NBA fan following the right people on twitter, you’ll get your fill of interesting and noteworthy statistics to examine from time to time, and Tuesday morning was no different, as Tom Haberstroh pointed us in the direction of a defensive rebounding off of blocked shots table, via Evan Zamir. The fact that a few Raptors made the list makes it worthy of a share here.

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