Wednesday February 3 2010 – 10:12pm Eastern – Toronto, ON

Nets @ Raptors

Final Score:
108-99, Raptors (Toronto now 27-23)

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
SONNY WEEMS
14 points
11 rebounds
4 assists
7/11 FG

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
ANTOINE WRIGHT
18 points
7 rebounds
6/10 FG
3/4 FT

Shout-out to the Nets:
KRIS HUMPHRIES
13 points
11 rebounds
5/12 FG
3/4 FT

Stats that stood out:
- Points in the Paint:  44-42, New Jersey
- 2nd Chance Points:  14-12, New Jersey
- Fast Break Points:  29-27, Toronto
- Toronto now 19-4 when holding their opponent under 45% from the field
- Toronto has now recorded their 15th straight game of 100 or more points.  It’s the longest active streak in the NBA
- Toronto now 16-0 when holding their OPPONENT under 100 points
- The Nets are now 1-39 when trailing going into the 4th quarter
- The “Sweater Record” now sits at 10-2
- Sonny Weems had 14 points and 11 rebounds … his first career double-double

- Thumbs Up:
- It may have been stressful at times, but give this team credit for getting back on the winning track without 3 key members in Hedo Turkoglu, Jose Calderon, and DeMar DeRozan.

Thumbs Down:
- Toronto started the 2nd quarter by giving up a 20-2 run to New Jersey and the Raptors flirted with disaster against a 4-43 (now 4-44) team

Smith Says:
- “I know the second quarter didn’t look pretty, but overall this was a good character win for Toronto … including some impressive performances at the 2-3 from Weems and Wright.”

Jones Says:
- n/a

Keep the 3-ball Streak Alive (910 games and counting):
- The Raptors were 10 of 19 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Kings @ Raptors – Sunday February 7 2010 – 12:00pm Eastern
- Tune in at 11:30am for the pre-game show and just after 12:00pm for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

* Missed our post-game show?  You can catch it right here:

[audio:http://qml.quiettouch.com/files/radio/fan590/hotaudio/rap-fan-20100203.mp3]

8 Responses to “Undermanned Raptors Get “W””
  1. 1.

    How about
    SONNY WEEMS! and ANTOINE WRIGHT!

    They played great!!!

    Can’t wait to see Tyreke Evans on Sunday!!!

    - Raps Fan
  2. 2.

    FYI … I’m not sure what is already out there … but what I’m hearing RE: Calderon is he has a mild grade 1 sprain. His status is day to day.

    - Eric Smith
  3. 3.

    They should let him heal fully before coming back. Although it’s nothing like the hamstring tear he had last year, we know what happens when you force someone back too soon.
    You get someone that never quite gets back to the level they can play at for the rest of the season.
    Also, Jose doesn’t have the greatest lateral quickness, and having a sprained ankle surely won’t help.

    - Mr.Curious
  4. 4.

    Ice ice baby…I was there and was ready rip on Vanilla, but it wasn’t half bad! I can’t believe people were cheering him!

    Good win for the raps. Even though it wasn’t a good game, these are the games they can’t let get away.

    - Ro
  5. 5.

    Agreed that Calderone needs to sit until he has his full abilities. I don’t want to see him have to come back not at full team and watch opposing guards blow by him, although he’d be sheltered somewhat in the 2nd unit.

    Get healthy, Jose we need you down the stretch.

    Contrast last night’s TEAM win with the previous Bosh/Bargnani show where they drain 80 and the team loses.

    Anotehr character builder showingthis team does not panic. Remember I urged them not to start in a big first Q hole or collapse from a big lead in the 3rd? We’ll they found another way to give us heartburn.

    A win is a win.

    - Gary
  6. 6.

    Eric,

    What are your thoughts on that report on Yahoo about the new Nets owner possibly going after BC? I say there’s no chance BC would want to leave a dynamic market like Toronto for NJ, even if they end up in Brooklyn.

    - Mike
  7. 7.

    go ninja go ninja go

    - TomGfromBrampton
  8. 8.

    Why would any team want to hire Bryan Colangelo?

    Three seasons in Toronto. 0 playoff series wins.

    I don’t get it.

    Although, with BC’s history in the league, he could probably take NJ and turn it into a definite 20, maybe 25 , win team.

    - brento.
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