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


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


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 »

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


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


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 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


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 »

Sherm & Jonsey preview: Raptors @ Cavs


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Game Day: Raptors vs Bucks


What you need to know about the Bucks.. This is not the same team that the Raptors swept 4-0 last season. Jason Kidd – believe it or not – has taken this team to another level, and has everyone playing with confidence, particularly on the defensive end of the floor. The Bucks are neck-in-neck with the Raptors at 7th best ... Read More »

Game Day: Raptors host Jazz


In recent history the Toronto Raptors had this bizarre trend where they would lose games against the NBA’s minnows, and then come up with ridiculous wins against teams like OKC and SAS. That tide has shifted somewhat. The Raptors no longer lose the games they’re supposed to win. Stemming from last season and continuing over to this season, the Raptors ... Read More »

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