Monday November 9 2009 – 10:35pm Central – Dallas, TX

Raptors @ Spurs

Final Score:
131-124, Spurs

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
- MANU GINOBILI
36 points
8 assists
4 rebounds
4 blocks
8/15 FG
14/16 FT
6/8 3PT

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
- MATT BONNER
18 points
4 rebounds
2 assists
7/16 FG
4/8 from 3PT land

Shout-out to the Raptors:
- CHRIS BOSH
32 points
10 rebounds
8/16 FG
15/17 FT

Stats that stood out:
- Toronto gives up 50 Points in the Paint to the Mavs (Raps had 44)
- The Raptors cough up 18 points off turnovers … Spurs, only 9 pts
- Spanked on the Glass:  41-29 Spurs
- Spurs score 30+ in EVERY QRT (31, 32, 30, 38)
- Ginobili’s 36 points were a Raptors’ opponent record for points off the bench by an individual
- 67 of San Antonio’s 131 points came off the bench

Thumbs Up:
- Shooting 59% as a team … for the GAME

Thumbs Down:
- OFFENSIVE REBOUNDING!  16-5 advantage for the Spurs … leading to a 32-12 edge in second chance points for S.A.

Smith says:
- “Part of me wonders if Jay Triano might switch up the starting five on Wednesday (Antoine Wright?  Even Sonny Weems?) to bring a little more D to the floor right off the bat.  The intensity needs to get amped up.”

Jones Says:
- “The defence MUST improve and ‘roles’ have to be defined.”

Keep the 3-ball Steak Alive (867 games and counting):
- The Raptors were 11 of 17 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Bulls @ Raptors – Wednesday November 11 2009 – 7:00pm Eastern
- Tune in at 7:00pm for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

Missed “The Rap”? You can listen to it here:

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One Response to “No Parker – No Duncan – No Problem!”
  1. 1.

    I know the theory that DD needs to be with the starting 5 where their is less pressure to carry the load but I don’t buy it.

    I’d like to see Antoine Wright or Jarrett Jack start at their positions and sometimes let the rookie start on the bench and LEARN with less pressure than starting.

    Bosh, Turk and Bargs actually run the floor not too badly for big men but the guard play leaves something to be desired.

    There’s also just too much defensive breakdowns in the paint, defensive rebounds given up constantly.

    When Matt Bonner schools you to the rim, you gotta shake your head…

    Time to pick it up at home boys.

    - Gary
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