Monnday March 16 2009 - 9:40pm Eastern (Charlotte, NC)

Raptors @ Bobcats

Final Score:
112-86 Bobcats

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
BORIS DIAW
14 points
1 rebound
3 assists
7/12 FG

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
- GERALD WALLACE
25 points
9 rebounds
5 assists
3 steals
1 block
8/13 FG
7/7 FT

Shout-out to the Raptors:
- CHRIS BOSH
18 points
14 rebounds
5/12 FG
8/9 FT

Stats that stood out:
- 24 turnovers for the Raptors.  Ouch
     – 10 of those turnovers coming for Toronto’s starting back court (Parker – 6, Calderon – 4)
- Points in the Paint:  52-32 Charlotte.  Ouch
- Toronto can’t take advantage of a MAJOR advantage at the FT line (36 for TOR, only 19 for CHAR)

Thumbs Up:
- Can I say, again, “The final buzzer” ??!!

Thumbs Down:
- Intensity – gonzo.  Offence – gonzo.  Defence – AWOL.

Smith says:
- “I guess those green jerseys AREN’T magical.”

Jones says:
- n/a

“V-Tech” 3-In-To-Win Give-Away:
The Raptors were 3 of 16 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Bobcats @ Raptors
– Friday March 20 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/Raps-Post-Game-March-16th-Smith-and-Jones-20090316.mp3]

14 Responses to “Bobcats Hammer Toronto”
  1. 1.

    Oh, my lordy…

    - brento
  2. 2.

    I think I was just sick…

    - Andrea
  3. 3.

    I don’t want to see anyone returning next year except Bosh, Bargnani and Pops. I hope Colangelo reads this. Everyone else please leave….

    - Chris
  4. 4.

    I’m down in Myrtle Beach for the week and it looks like I picked a good time to miss my first Raps game this year…

    I saw the developing score on raptors.com and it’s just a case of another losing streak started; no one’s frustrated anymore. It’s more a case of trying to finish off the year respectably and then, how do we fix this mess?

    - Gary
  5. 5.

    For those of you who think the Raptors are going to the playoffs have some serious faith. Theory wise it is possible but unlikely, it is funny how the new guy Pops M-B has 1 great game and people start saying he is the replacement for Bosh. We don’t need to get rid of Bosh, we need to get rid of Parker or Kapono and get a player who can truly create their own shot by driving to the hoop or can take good outside shots when needed, say a someone like Gerald Wallace or funny enough someone like Vince Carter, oh yea I forgot the previous GM traded him for nothing. Colangelo this year has messed up big time and is at least 50%-55% of the reason why the Raptors are so aweful, he has a lot to answer for.

    - David Dawson
  6. 6.

    Leafs vs. Raptors… Both are lousy this year. Both teams are missing the playoffs. Here’s the difference. The Leafs actually weren’t a bad team for quite awhile. No cup, but 15 straight years of playoffs and, unlike the raps, several series victories. When they weren’t good (like this year), they weren’t horrible, so therefore, they’ve had a lack of high picks. This year they’re about where they figured they’d be, but they have played hard and in my opinion, have over-achieved. Now, the raps WERE horrible for a number of years, and were “rewarded” with several high draft picks (4 top ten picks in the last 5 years). With this window of opportunity, the raps, at this stage of their cycle, SHOULD BE a young, up-and-coming, exciting, young team. WHAT’S HAPPENED?? How about: Getting nothing for Carter: At the end of this year they’ll have parlayed Charlie V. into nothing: A HORRIBLE Aroujo pick: A questionable Bargnani pick: Losing Garbo and Delfino for nothing: Questionable coaching: And, an over-rated G.M. with a questionable vision. The fact that this team should be on the verge of being a contender makes this under-achieving team, one of the most disappointing teams in recent Toronto sport history.

    - jim
  7. 7.

    To those who think Chris Bosh needs to go, Remember at the time Grunwald had Drafted Bosh, Grunwald Drafted Bosh to take the pressure off of Vince. In other words Bosh was drafted based on the teams needs. When Vince was traded Bosh lost that complimentary peice, and the inside outside philosophy that was suppose to be built with bosh and Vince went up in flames. Grunwald was the type of GM that understood what type of chemisty he was trying to build in Toronto unlike Colangelo. What are Colangelo’s aquisitions based on. is it needs, is it Marketing. Because I will tell you this with Grunwalds trades of Antwoine Jamison for Vince, Kevin Willis for Keon Clark, Marcus Camby for Charles Oakley, Johnathan Bender for Antoinio Davis, corliss Williamson for Jerome Williams A.K.A (JYD) etc we can truly see that he clearly wanted to build a team with a combo of tough and athlectism and so he did and it propelled us into the playoffs.

    - Thomas
  8. 8.

    I think the Raps have a better chance of winning a game by playing JUST Pops.

    No one else.

    He can play every position for us, and put forth a better effort than EVERYONE on our team.

    OK, fine. One more guy — Pape Sow.

    But, ONLY because his name sounds just like Pops’ name.

    Whatcha think?

    - brento
  9. 9.

    D.Dawson – I agree with you except for 2 things – we do need to trade Bosh cause there is no way he is signing back with this horrible team and also Colangelo deserves 100% of the blame for this garbage of a team! Colangelo said all season long how he feels this is the best team he has put together here in Toronto, even when his team was 10 games under .500 – also why is Jason Kapono always on the court? He provides no defense and his 3 point shooting has disapeared. He should have been the first guy traded this past trade deadline i am sure many playoff teams would be looking for a 3point shooter, but Colangelo stuck with his over priced aquisition and did nothing but get rid of one of his other failed experiments O’neal and Moon for Marion and Banks who is also over priced. Colangelo has done nothing but make this team the joke of the NBA once again!

    - Rush
  10. 10.

    I know watching the game was not suppose to happen but I just had for a reason. Just looking @ the Bobcats this season compared to the Raptors this season, I know that MJ listens to Larry Brown because that is what you call understanding the coach. Brown & Jordan have something big in common. They both have NBA rings. That is what you call real chemistry. Michael even builds chemistry with the Bobcat players too. Colangelo on the other hand…wants a Euro-curse Raptors and as a result…the Bobcats are in the playoff hunt while the Raptor’s season is nothing but “FATALITY!” Colangelo has destroyed Raptor chemistry for him and his assistant’s soprano suits!!

    - Steven
  11. 11.

    Steven – I appreciate the feedback and interaction on the forum, but the Italian and Euro bashing is getting out of hand and it’s walking a fine line at times.

    - E. Smith
  12. 12.

    I just think it is all sad. I sold my seasons before this season. It is sad so much is being charged for so little.

    - Miles
  13. 13.

    Eric
    I noticed your reply to Steven’s comments regarding the makup of this team and I must ask is it a problem to you if one is not a fan of Euro league players? It has been frequently stated by media in many places that euroleague bred players do not play defense and are not the toughest guys in the league. would you not say that there is substance to that observation by media and fans? Im not sure why you think Steven is walking a fine line at times.

    - Thomas
  14. 14.

    No, I’m fine if folks don’t like the Euro-league style. Criticize all ya like. But make judgemental statements (that could be borderline prejudice) about The Sopranos (when referring to Gherardini – Italians – etc) are uncalled for

    - E. Smith
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