Sunday March 2009 - 10:41pm Central (Dallas, TX)

Raptors @ Mavs

Final Score:
109-98, Mavs

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
- We did not have a player join us, but if we did, it would have been …
JAMES SINGLETON
12 points
16 rebounds
4/8 FG
4/4 FT

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
- DIRK NOWITZKI
24 points
10 rebounds
5 assists
8/19 FG
7/7 FT

Shout-out to the Raptors:
- CHRIS BOSH
28 points
10 rebounds
9/20 FG
10/11 FT

Stats that stood out:
- Dallas outscores the Toronto 28-14 to close out the 3rd QRT and rip the game wide open (after Toronto had pulled within ONE at 62-61)
- Jason Kidd registers his 10,000th career assist late in the 3rd QRT (finishing with 15 assists and 1 turnover for the game)
- Raptors out-rebounded 35-23 in the second half after being knotted at 22-22 at the half
- James Singleton registers a career-high 16 rebounds (8 offensive, 8 defensive)
- Shawn Marion plays 5:55 minutes and then rests for the remainder of the night with flu symptoms

Thumbs Up:
- Joey Graham returned to the line up and tried to provide some energy and lift (especially in the absence of Marion) with 14 points and 7 rebounds in 20:06 minutes of action

Thumbs Down:
- Defence.  Rebounding (57-45).  Offence (34/91 – 37.4%)

Smith says:
- “The defence simply wasn’t there again tonight – and the offence sputtered without Marion and Andrea Bargnani (6 of 18FG) and Jose Calderon (4 of 12 FG) having an off night.”

Jones says:
- N/A

“V-Tech” 3-In-To-Win Give-Away:
The Raptors were 3 of 14 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Raptors @ Rockets
– Tuesday March 3 2009
- Tune in at 8:00pm Eastern for the pre-game show and just after 8:30pm 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-20090302.mp3]

10 Responses to “No “D” In “Big D””
  1. 1.

    I hope Ricky Rubio is still around when the Raps make their selection at the 8th or 9th spot.

    - Joe N.
  2. 2.

    Eric,

    Living in Victoria I don’t have access to the pre-game show. What did Bosh say about playing for Dallas?

    - McCulloch
  3. 3.

    Ricky Rubio!!!!

    You have to be kidding…YOU WANT ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL PLAYER????….No more…we need some North American talent and toughness on this weak, pathetic team.

    - Neil
  4. 4.

    While most teams don’t even have a “big three”, the Raps seem incapable of gutting out big wins when any of Bosh, previously JO, or now Marion is out. You would hope that any of them left with Bargnami/Calderone could still put up some offense but it appears not.

    How many games (seasons) have we heard that this team is too soft and yet there they are backing away from any charge in the paint. No grit.

    Any maybe the worst of them is Kapono now. He seems to be taking over Jamario Moon’s role of forgetting you are the 4th option out there most of the time. Unless it’s swung to you for an open 3, you don’t jack it up cause you’re just not that good. For over ayear now, we hear that the Raps aren’t running plays for him. Either swing the ball to him in the clear at least 8-10 times a game (50% make is 12-15 points) or put him on the bench; he is too slow, not enough desire and a poor defender to make his role anything else.

    It wasn’t a bad game isolated overall, just too much of what we have already seen ad nauseum.

    - Gary
  5. 5.

    Ricky Rubio is only an option if Jose is traded but if your going to trade Jose(which i strongly suggest) don’t you want to get a point guard that brings in alot more toughness and a attacking mentality.

    Question raptors/basketball fans.. IS THERE A TEAM IN THE LEAGUE WITH LESS TALENT IN THEIR STARTING BACK COURT THAN THE RAPTORS?

    *Wizards would have more if Gilbert was health

    - clutch k
  6. 6.

    is it official yet, have the raps been eliminated.

    THis seasons dissappointment has to rest almost entirely on the shoulders and narrow ones at that of jose cauldron

    - jose hater
  7. 7.

    Hello?

    Anyone there?

    Just looking for all of those Bryan is Our Saviour fans!

    Any of you guys still here?

    You know…the ones who claimed he would turn this team into a running machine, the talk of the town, the face of the new Euro-NBA?

    Hello?

    - brento
  8. 8.

    Joe…are for seriously real? You really want to see the Raptors go down don’t you?! We can get a better back-up or get someone better that can replace Calderon’s starting position. Neil… it’s damn true that we need NBA blood players. (Thug-type of players) that can define the real meaning of the Raptors. Not this European league crap. Gary…I agree that Kapono forgets his inside players and that Ukic does the same crap anytime someone @ the basket is open. Brento…I have a gift for you. If you have FACEBOOK, go to search and type in Bryan Colangelo’s name. There is a group topic called “COLANGELO MUST GO!!!” I’m sure you will enjoy that. Oh…and also include that good for nothing Maurizio Gherardini who is also responable for this too. The Raptors better get rid of this international-look garbage if they want an NBA ring. As for the draft, get guys from the NCAA level. And bring in Avery Johnson & Charles Oakley as coaches.

    P.S. TRADE BARGNANI!!!!

    - Steven
  9. 9.

    hey eric’ the raps should trade rupaul quick!

    - skywalker000
  10. 10.

    chris bosh is the rupaul of underweight big men

    - skywalker000
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