Sunday March 14 2010 – 1:16am Eastern - Sacramento, CA 

Raptors @ Warriors

Final Score:
124-112, Warriors (Toronto now 32-32)

“Smith and Jones” Player of the Game:
MONTA ELLIS
31 points
4 rebounds
2 assists
2 steals
12/22 FG (including 5/7 from 3PT)

“Alice Fazoolis” Player of the Game:
* We weren’t joined by a member of the Warriors but if we had our choice it would have been …
STEPHEN CURRY
35 points
10 asssists
6 rebounds
4 steals
13/21 FG (including 5/8 from 3PT)
4/4 FT

Shout-out to the Raptors:
JOSE CALDERON
24 points
12 assists 
8/12 FG (including 7/8 from 3PT)

Stats that stood out:
- Points in the Paint:  58-32, Toronto 
- 2nd Chance Points:  19-6, Golden State
- Fast Break Points:  25-9, Golden State
- The Warriors shoot a ridiculous 16/27 from 3PT
- Toronto coughed up 72 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters combined (41 in the 3rd).  On Wednesday in Sacramento, Toronto gave up 73 points in the second half.
- Calderon’s 7 three-pointers are a new career-high

Thumbs Up:
- DeMar DeRozan with a solid game (and 4th quarter specifically) … 18 points on 8/11 FG

Thumbs Down:
- The 3rd quarter meltdown … AGAIN

Smith Says:
- “I am beyond bewildered.”

Jones Says:
- “The lack of effort defensively is perplexing.”

Keep the 3-ball Streak Alive (924 games and counting):
- The Raptors were 8 of 16 from 3PT range

Next game:
- Raptors @ Blazers – Sunday March 14 2010 – 9:00pm Eastern
- Tune in at 8:30pm for the pre game show and just after 9:00pm for the “Pizza Pizza” starting line ups

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* Missed our post-game show?  You can check it out here:

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9 Responses to “Bounced In The Bay”
  1. 1.

    I know this was posted really late for you guys but Jonesy, that’s all you’ve got?

    “The lack of effort defensively is perplexing.”

    19 games left to pull it together.

    Just print what I posted yesterday…..and the day before.

    - Gary
  2. 2.

    don’t worry guys being a 500 team is not that bad :(

    what does Jay.T do?

    - Raps Fan
  3. 3.

    Like what my grade 11 math teacher always says:

    “What Happened!”

    - Tommy
  4. 4.

    Hey Eric,

    What’s the biggest problem here, player personnel or the coaching staff… In my opinion the coaching staff is the problem because I think the talent and depth they have to work with is great, although it doesn’t matter much but I have no confidence in the coaching staff

    - William
  5. 5.

    Is it just me or does Stephen Curry look like the mutant child of Steve Nash and Allen Iverson?

    - T.J.
  6. 6.

    I saw that Bosh had 6 turn overs in the game. Is that because teammates are not being vocal and letting Chris know about surrounding players or does he have hands of stone?

    - Mr.Curious
  7. 7.

    William:

    Talent and depth are almost entirely useless in the NBA.

    Well, I’m exaggerating a bit ;)

    But, not only is this team’s talent marginal (Bosh is the only above average player in terms of talent), it’s horrific effort level on nearly every night is what will, ultimately, define it’s season (yes, yet again…).

    Finally, depth is useless if it’s just more of the same old stuff you get from your starters. Just another group of listless, terribly inconsistent players.

    These guys know how to play the game. I believe coaching is highly overrated in pro sports. This team sorely lacks true leadership (ie. a Tim Duncan/Kevin Garnett type) and is unbelievably LAZY.

    As an aside — Jay Triano seems completely clueless as a coach…in terms of body language and the majority of his media quotes. But, that’s secondary to this team’s terrible chemistry and lack of effort.

    And the General Manager is, ultimately, responsible for these problems.

    - brento.
  8. 8.

    As a season seat holder, I genuinely hope this team misses the playoffs yet again, and Bryan Colangelo is – finally – turfed out of here.

    He has done nothing but make a mockery of this team. I’ve never seen a manager play darts like he does — signs/trades for a million players, throws them up against the wall, and hope they’ll stick.

    Most of the guys on this board could perform as well as Colangelo. Give them a “capologist” to work with, and they’d do no worse than this overpaid pantload of an executive.

    - brento.
  9. 9.

    Tonight’s loss against Portland will be one of the franchise worst.

    - anthony
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