Wednesday January 28 2009 - 10:10pm Eastern

Toronto @ New Jersey

Final Score:
107-106, Raptors

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
- JOEY GRAHAM
15 points
5 rebounds
4/4 FG
7/9 FT

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
- JOSE CALDERON
17 points
11 assists
4 rebounds
7/13 FG

Shout-out to the Nets:
- DEVIN HARRIS
25 points
10 assists 
3 rebounds
7/17 FG
10/12 FT

Stats that stood out:
- Anthony Parker:  21 points, 6 assists and 7 rebounds in 35:25 minutes
- Toronto turnovers:  14 total, but only 4 in the 2ND half
- Vince Carter had 16 points in the 1ST quarter but then scored only 11 the rest of the game

Thumbs Up:
- The Bench.  Jermaine O’Neal (8), Jason Kapono (10), Joey Graham (15) combined for 33 big points

Thumbs Down:
- The late-game surge by NJ.  Toronto NEARLY blew another double-digit lead (up 12 with 4:47 to go)

Smith says:
“Three in a row – gotta love it if you’re a Raptors fan.  They picked up a full game on both the Bucks and Nets tonight – getting even closer to that final playoff game.  HUGE game on Friday now against Milwaukee.”

Jones says:
N/A

“V-Tech” 3-In-To-Win Give-Away:
The Raptors were 11 of 22 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Bucks @ Raptors
– Friday January 30 2009 - Tune in just after  7:00pm Eastern for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

E. Smith

Missed the post-game show? You can listen to it here:

[audio:http://qml.quiettouch.com/files/radio/fan590/hotaudio/rapspostgame-fan-20090128.mp3]

9 Responses to “Raps Squeeze By Nets”
  1. 1.

    Dude, Jonesy made the biggest understatement so far this month. It was a whiteknucklin, nail bitin, check your shorts wild ride end of the game. Can’t believe Joey G got his ankles broken,jock snapped and his lunch handed to him all on one play. That was a dirty play! What a game…Bring on the bucks!

    - Lanny @RBC from Whitby
  2. 2.

    What happen to Baranani!!! He only scored 8 points! This is not good if we are going to trade JO for Marion! And Eric Steve Francis would be a good player for the Raps they should sign him to a 10 day contract!

    - Raps Fan
  3. 3.

    Now THIS was a team that played well all-around. THIS was the Raptors we have been wanting to see all year, Even with the diminished presence of our bigs.
    Jose had another phenomenal game. Seeing the play, reading the defense, making the shots and driving to the net. Another double double…QUE BUENOO!!!
    AP with another SOLID performance, playing backup for Jose and switching it up when they are both on the floor, not to mention his points and rebounds!
    Moon played a smart game for once, nice to see.
    But tonight was the wingman night! Points and overall play at the SG and SF was great! Koodos to the swing men on a job well done.

    - Andrea
  4. 4.

    Ladies and gentlemen, if we win on Friday the band-wagon will be rolling in full effect. I invite all of you to jump on!! We need to enjoy this little winning streak b/c my psychic told me she sees, “a rocky road ahead for the Raptors!”
    Nice to see Parker back to his old self and playing like we know he can.
    JOEY-G…MVP!!

    - Mr. T
  5. 5.

    Raps Fan,

    The Raps matched the small lineup which Jersey was throwing at them for most of the night. That’s why you didn’t see much of Bargnani or O’Neal, who both were also in foul trouble. It doesn’t mean Bargnani is going down hill, anything but.

    - Mike
  6. 6.

    I justed wanted to make the statement that Joey G should be playing at least 30 minutes a game. it is time to be honest and admit that Jamario has no clue what he is doing most f the time he is on the court. So may times in the game he is out of position and gets burned by a three or taken off the bounce. Last night Bosh had to show him where to position himself while playing zone defense. That is something that he have to know at this level of play. high school kids know how to play the zone correctly and yet he runs around confused. At least with Joey out there he understands the expectations and tries to execute correctly. Finally, the Raptors seem to just play beeter with more energy when Joey plays.

    - Jonathan
  7. 7.

    Nice 3 game win streak ..
    It keeps Raps in playoff hunt at least .
    .I like the idea that Triano is fiddling with line-ups .. it keeps bench involved and working for more playing time when good play is rewarded …
    Interesting to see Ford get 34 pts on 14/21 shooting .. plus Villaneueva getting 28 pts last nite
    Bosh’s comments to Eric are about the best anyone can expect .. .. Why say more ? .. O’Neal likewise is not disrupting team despite his desire to be traded ..
    Let’s win #4 vs Bucks

    - Chas Calz
  8. 8.

    I justed wanted to make the statement that Joey G should be playing at least 30 minutes a game. it is time to be honest and admit that Jamario has no clue what he is doing most of the time he is on the court. So may times in the game he is out of position and gets burned by a three or taken off the bounce. Last night Bosh had to show him where to position himself while playing zone defense. That is something that he has to know at this level of play. high school kids know how to play the zone correctly and yet he runs around confused. At least with Joey out there he understands the expectations and tries to execute correctly. Finally, the Raptors seem to just play better with more energy when Joey plays.

    - Jonathan
  9. 9.

    how much bench points do toronto raptors have in last 10 games

    - ginomassari
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