Saturday November 7 2009 – 11:09pm Central – Dallas, TX

Raptors @ Hornets

Final Score:
129-101, Mavericks

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
- JASON TERRY
19 points (12 in the 4th QRT)
4 assists
2 rebounds
8/12 FG

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
* Unfortunately, we didn’t have a player join us tonight, but if we had our choice, it would have been:
- DIRK NOWITZKI
29 points
9 rebounds
4 assists
12/20 FG
3/4 from 3PT land

Shout-out to the Raptors:
- CHRIS BOSH
26 points
12 rebounds
8/16 FG

Stats that stood out:
- Toronto gives up 56 Points in the Paint to the Mavs
- The Raptors cough up 21 points off turnovers
- Mavs opened the game shooting 2/9 (22%).  After that they went 51/76 (67%).  WOW.  And they finished the game a WHOPPING 62.4% from the field.
- Tight on the Glass:  42-39 REB advantage for Dallas
- Mavs win every QRT … scoring 30+ in both the 3rd (30 points) and 4th (44 points!)

Thumbs Up:
- Outside of Chris Bosh’s play, it’s hard to give a thumb up to anything for the Raptors in this game.  Their defence was weak, and they couldn’t muster-up anything offensively for most of the night. 

Thumbs Down:
- The second unit.  Ya, the defence overall was TERRIBLE in this game.  But the reserves have already earned a name for themselves as being hustle guys and solid defenders (especially Jarrett Jack, Antoine Wright, and Amir Johnson) and they showed little-to-none of that in this game.  Offensively, Jack:  3/8 FG … Wright:  1/9 FG … Johnson:  1/3 FG 

Smith says:
- “This was an embarrassing lost — coughing up 62.4% to the Mavs.  The best thing to do about this one:  Forget about it.  Just forget about it.  Don’t think about it and allow it to creep into your thoughts as you get set for the Spurs on Monday.  10-10-62.  You’ll win 10 that maybe you shouldn’t – and shoot the ball like crazy.  You’ll lose 10 that you shouldn’t – or just play TERRIBLY.  It’s the middle 62 that’ll make your break your season.  Let’s call this game one of the ’10′ … “

Jones Says:
- “The Raptors looked listless at times.  You would never believe this was the same team that drubbed the Hornets last night.”

Keep the 3-ball Steak Alive (866 games and counting):
- The Raptors were 8 of 22 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Raptors @ Spurs – Monday November 9 2009 – 8:30pm Eastern
- Tune in at 8:00pm for the pre-game show and just after 8:30pm for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

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2 Responses to “Mavericks Goose the Raptors”
  1. 1.

    Hope Andrea learns more from Dirk in terms of how to play offensively and defensively

    - Raps Fan
  2. 2.

    Hi Eric,

    Last week you were talking about retiring or honouring Vince Carter’s time as a Raptor.

    Vince was awesome. He was our hero. That was what made his quitting on the team such a bitter pill to swallow. Vince could have demanded a trade while playing hard. He quit on us. He collected his money while people like me shelled out our money hoping for his best. It didn’t happen.
    I can easily remember Vince as the best Raptor to put on the jersey. I used to love Chuck’s descriptions of him. But I will never forgive VC for quitting on us. I don’t think that should just be swept under the rug and forgotten.
    Vince is a fallen hero to me and it was his choice to take the fall.

    - kevin
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