Sunday March 22 2009 - 6:24pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)

Clippers @ Raptors

Final Score:
100-76, Raptors

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
16 points
13 rebounds
7/15 FG

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
10 points
8 rebounds
5 assists
4 steals
2 blocks
4/8 FG

Shout-out to the Clippers:
20 points
7 rebounds
10/17 FG

Stats that stood out:
- Points in the Paint:  50-38 Toronto
- Yes, it was a blowout, but Toronto got *42* points from the bench in this game!
- Toronto wins every quarter of the game (holding the Clips to only 36 points (total) in the 2ND half)
- Raptors shoot 64% from the field in the 1ST Q
- Toronto out-rebounds L.A. 57-34

Thumbs Up:
- Against a big front line with guys like Randolph, Marcus Camby, and Chris Kaman, the Raptors manage to out-rebound the Clippers 57-34 … doing so without Andrea Bargnani (who missed the game with a left heel injury)

Thumbs Down:
- Honestly, in this game, there wasn’t much to complain about.  Let’s give a thumbs down to Bargnani being hurt … and hope he doesn’t miss any significant amount of time down the stretch.

Smith says:
- “Nice to finally be on THIS side of a blowout.”

Jones says:
- “A win is a win.  I know it’s only the Clippers but a win is a win.”

“V-Tech” 3-In-To-Win Give-Away:
The Raptors were 3 of 13 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Bucks @ Raptors
– Wednesday March 25 2009
- Tune in just after 7:00pm Eastern for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

E. Smith

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6 Responses to “Raptors Clip L.A.”
  1. 1.

    There going to make the playoffs!

    - Raps Fan
  2. 2.

    cheers…a win is a win. it was a fun 1st half to watch…what happened to both teams in the second half? talk about listless…

    - Andrea
  3. 3.

    Ahh the start of a winning streak! LOL A guy can dream can’t he? Oh well. Good game! And the Pizza too!!! I’m taking a poll should i vest into at least one game to go see this year??

    - Lanny
  4. 4.

    Lanny…I’ve got great seats…2nd row, Section 313…directly below the Best Seats in the House area.

    I’ve been eating my tickets the last couple weeks as I can’t convince any friends, relatives, coworkers, postal worker, store clerk, homeless guy…to take my tickets.

    You’re more than welcome to take any game (except the last one) at half of what I pay (I pay $54/pair — you can have them for $27).

    - brento
  5. 5.

    Eric that was a great point that the last caller made, Why Colangelo trying to build around a four. The only time you build around a four or five is when that low post player is as dominant as Shaq or Dwight Howard, in Shaqs days in Orlando Shaq made those players who they were,( D Scott, Nick Anderson and Penny Hardawy) hence the reason when why when Shaq left to go to the lakers they were nothing.

    It is clearly obvious that the best GM that Toronto has ever had, has been Glen Grunwald, Glen Grunwalds moves were indicative of a Gm that knew how to build a team and knew what kind of players and system makes a winning team ie
    In the 2000 draft understanding that success on offense starts in the back court, Grunwald drafted North Carolina’s best player statistically Antoine Jamison and traded him for North Carolina’s most explosive and entertaining player in Vince Carter, Kudos to Grunwald who relised that the nba’s entertainment value came from the back court, ie Allen Iverson, Ray Allen, Tracey Macgrady etc.

    later after trading for Entertaining and talented Vince Carter Who really put Toronto on the map by bringing them to the playoffs , Grunwald relised that it was becoming hard to keep free agents, therfore he worked hard to build through the draft and by need of a good low post player that could play inside outside with Vince Carter, Grunwald selected Chris Bosh Fouth in the 2004 nba draft. Bosh was selected by need, and as a player that was a intricate and talented second option in the low post, Bosh would make an immediate impact to take some pressure off Vince. He was certainly not drafted as one of the most dominant players of our times with the ability to take over a team on his own at the 4. He was drafted as a low post player that will assist and recieve assistance from a strong wing player. Being the superstar that Vince was prior to Bosh Grunwald helped Vinces continueing development by surrounding Vince with tough guys like Charles Oakley who was brought in for injury progned Marcus Camby and experienced big man Antonio Davis who was brought in for a guy that did not even last in the NBA Johnathan Bender, these guys not only spelled tough but they spelled experience. The team that Grunwald Build around Vince was so strong they substained injuries to their superstar and went on something like a twelve game win streak to propell them into the playoffs without Vince, a far contrast of how Today’s Raptors are built. Colangelo had the opportunity to leverage the coverted first overall pick in 2006 (post Vince Carter) for a possible package that would likely have changed the face of this raptor team for years to come and help Chris Bosh But instead he used the first overall pick to select a player out of Europre that was unknown to fans and most media outlets in and outside the country, a pick that turned out to be decent but certainly not a game or franchise changer. I remember when Bosh was drafted Vince is on record for telling the Raptors to trade the pick, something Bosh should have told Toronto to do given the fact that a first overall pick is a coveted assett by most GM’s that can be used to bring back a package that would potentially serve the Raptors for years ahead. A first overall pick must be capitlized on by a non traditional Market that has trouble signing and maintining players.

    - Thomas
  6. 6.

    Yes it was only the Clips but what was the difference between the last game (Bosh and Bargnani both basically getting 30 in a loss) and last night (not a huge night to be found and Bargs sitting out)?

    DEFENCE. The Raps were agressive on D and actually seemed to care and want the win.

    Yes, it was just the Clippers but a good satisfying win none the less. Maybe we can actually win a few down the stretch, just for the entertainment value and hope for good changes in the off season.

    - Gary
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