Category Archives: Game Previews

Pre-game notepad: Prevent rebounds, foul Drummond / Smith

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What you need to know about the Pistons.. The Detroit Pistons are a bad team that can rebound the ball really well. The Pistons sit dead last in the Central division (third last in the East) with a 5-21 record…. That’s Knicks and borderline 76ers territory. The Pistons score 93.8 ppg (tied for second worst in the league) Despite all ... Read More »

Raptors don’t need any extra motivation on Drake night

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Sometimes, when you play a team that is clearly inferior to you, it might cause a psychological lapse and dip in performance. Not that that’s been an issue for the Toronto Raptors though, who are 11-1 against sub. 500 teams. I mean, you might see a slow start (see: vs Orlando Magic), but in the end, the outcome is a ... Read More »

LeByrie, Drake, Raptors, Cavs

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Since ranking second in our NBA back-court rankings, ‘LeByrie’ have gone off and have won eight straight. So then, how are the Raptors going to fend off the ebullient backcourt that the Cavaliers currently boast? I mean, if we’re comparing Lebron and Kyrie to agents from the Matrix, then they are certainly upgrades from that first meeting where the Raptors ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors vs Nuggets

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets

What you need to know about the Nuggets.. Denver struggles offensively in a way the Raptors can take advantage. The Nuggets score 103.4 ppg which is pretty good in itself, but the problem lies mostly with their offensive efficiency, as they shoot just 44% from the field which is eighth worst in the league. These struggles are despite being led ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors vs Cavs

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Tim Lewieke and Masai Ujiri have successfully planted a buzz in this city – a buzz that has previously been dormant since the start of the 21st century. Nights like tonight take that buzz to a whole new level. No, tonight is not Drake night, nor is there a tribute to Vince Carter or former Raptor and ESPN analyst Jalen ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Jazz

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What you need to know about the Jazz.. Since their last meeting at the Air Canada Center against the Raptors, the Jazz have not fared well. Utah rides a six-game losing streak, have lost eight of their last ten, and lie 13th in the West with a 5-13 record. Against the Raptors, Gordon Hayward had a pretty bad game by ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Kings

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What you need to know about the Kings.. The Kings are very tough to beat these days, and Sacramento is a bogey-city for the Raptors, who have gone 2-15 in their last 17 games in Sactown. In the past four losses at Sleep Train Arena, the Raps’ have allowed 111 points. With a 9-8 record, the Kings lie fourth in ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Lakers

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The 13-3 Raptors travel to Los Angeles tonight to play the 3-13 Lakers. … I never thought I’d be able to say that. What you need to know about the Lakers.. The Los Angeles Lakers of 2014-2015 are an enigma, and extremely fascinating. Despite their woeful record, I find myself drawn to watch them on a nightly basis. There is ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors vs Mavs

Toronto Raptors v Dallas Mavericks

It’s purple night at the Air Canada Center as the Raptors host the Mavericks – a team which they swept 2-0 last season. According to many, the Raptors still haven’t beat an elite team yet – legitimately that is. They lost against the Bulls, and the win over Memphis was a results of Memphis missing five players… So they say. ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors @ Hawks

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What you need to know about the Hawks.. The Hawks only get about 16,384 fans out at the Philips Arena per game, but they haven’t let that discourage their ability to win at home. Atlanta is 5-1 at home, 7-5 overall, and have won six of their last eight games. Having almost stole a game at the Air Canada Center ... Read More »

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