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Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Dekker and Paige. Paige and Dekker.
It's hard to believe the editors did not take me up on that suggestion for a headline.
The good news is the Raptors and Drake have a lot of merchandise to sell you. The bad news is ...
Sorry, I'm bad at math. The Raptors are 18-22 in 2015, while the Wizards are 18-23. Again, the playoffs are gonna rule.
In 2015, the Raptors are 18-22. In 2015, the Wizards are 18-21. We're heading toward a wonderful first-round series.
Oh good: snow.
Oh good, the Raptors recalled Bebe to save the season.
Raptors gave up 37 in 1st to Detroit, 39 in 4th to Chicago. Also gave up 49 in 4th earlier in season against Bulls.
Dwane Casey never did, but at some point, most of those players bought their own hype.
Most troubling thing about Raptors might not even be the defensive tire fire, it’s this bizarre belief that 1 game will turn it all around
Sh1t don't come with trophy...
Raptors have backed into the playoffs. Right now would meet Wizards, a team they are good against and one that has also been imploding.
With Charlotte and Boston losses tonight, the Raptors have clinched a playoff spot. Still need 1 more win or Celtics loss to clinch division
Man, Raps-Wiz has a lot of potential, if you like really depressing series.
Ujiri has to unearth how deep the flaws go and pray that they aren't foundational. He's managed his cap well, tho, so he has options.
All it took was once through the league and everyone got wise to what they wanted to do and keyed in on it. The Raptors made no adjustments.
This is a team that talks and plays like they are still the team from December facing a short slump. We're talking total denial.
The pendulum swing on this Raptors season has been awe-inspiring. Incredibly the team appears to have zero clue how bad they've gotten.
Re: last RT, that's the type of effort we saw late in the Mitchelll/Triano eras. Are they bad or have they tuned out the staff?
Out of nowhere, the Raptors became a shockingly solid squad after Rudy trade last season. Out of nowhere, became a horrid team this year
Nets defeat Hornets, meaning if Celtics lose to Heat (they're down 20 late in the 3rd) Raptors clinch playoff spot
Bulls shot a tidy 15/20 in the fourth quarter vs. the Raps.
Since beating the Hawks over a month ago, the Raptors have lost 10 straight games to teams over .500
'Topes lose 116-103. They shoot 47%, 43% from 3, and lose by 13 at home. Damning.
Bulls will sweep 4-game season series with Toronto. Raps had lead going into 4th Q in 2 of them, outscored 86-58 in those 4th quarters
Bulls are shooting 61% for the game, 65% since the first quarter. 12-for-22 from 3 on the night
The Bulls have scored on 15 of their 19 possessions this quarter. DeMar just passed to Noah, dressed in white on the sideline. c'est tout.
18-point swing in just over 15 minutes of game time. Raptors trail by 8 with 1:46 remaining. Yes, this one will sting.
The Raptors are a defensive train wreck. This isn't new.
Have I mentioned the Bulls would be a less than ideal playoff match-up for the Raptors? (Lucky for them it seems unlikely)
This game is slipping, slipping away.
Amir has burned by Mirotic and Gasol in the post on back-to-back Bulls possessions. Chicago leads 99-97, 4:30 left.
Mirotic blows past Amir. Ooof.
Hinrich corner J ties the game at 95 with 6:26 left. Bulls haven't led since 6-4, 2:33 into the game.
Chances are a perimeter of Lou, Vasquez and DeRozan is going to have a tough time defending.
Feels like the Raps are hanging on via some awesome shooting and a bit of pixie dust.