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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Heat proved too much for a resilient Raptors squad in Miami, but the Raptors did plenty of shooting themselves in the foot too.

Here are some thoughts on yet another heartbreaking loss…

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-The Lakers have been a terrible defensive team all season and that trend continued on Sunday morning as they gave up 108 points to the Raptors. This allowed Toronto to break a 27-game streak of losing when they allowed 100 points. Toronto was aided by a first half ejection of Dwight Howard but nonetheless it was refreshing to see certain members of the starting lineup play so well on the offensive end. Read the rest of this entry »

Think of all the excruciating, gut-wrenching, frustrating, infuriating, painful losses we’ve watched in the first half of this season alone, usually involving a blown lead or two, and then believe me when I tell you that Friday’s blown lead and loss in Philadelphia was the worst one yet.

That pretty much says it all right there, but here are some thoughts on this absolute disaster of a game…

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With the Raptors mired in another losing streak and sitting 11 games under .500, now a nearly insurmountable 6.5 games out a playoff spot, much of the talk among fans and observers is about what the Raptors have to do to improve, specifically in the short term.

Much of the talk is about what moves have to be made. But if you ask me, the real concern for a team at a delicate stage of a rebuilding process should be more about what moves have to be avoided.

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The Raptors gave the Thunder a good contest for about 30 minutes, but when OKC flipped the switch in the second half, Toronto’s effort was nowhere near up to the task.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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