Are the Toronto Raptors Losing Their Scoring Touch?

November 23rd, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
Before this season started, it was widely assumed that offense would not be a concern for the Toronto Raptors. 

But something has happened recently. In three of the past seven games, the Raptors have failed to break the century mark. And in two of the last three, they only managed 91 and 96 points in loses to Utah and Orlando, respectively.

In the preseason, Jay Triano virtually boasted that the team had spent almost no time on offense as this wasn’t going to be an issue. And to start the season it looked like he was 100 percent correct.

The Toronto Raptors started out of the gate scoring easily and often. The Raptors averaged 109.4 points per game over the first seven games of the season, winning three and losing four.

Bosh and Bargnani returned as the Killer Bs of last season, regularly racking up a combined 50 points and 20 boards per game to start.  Bosh averaged 29 points per game and Bargnani averaged just over 20.

In those first seven games:

Hedo Turkoglu averaged 15 points;

Calderon had a slightly disappointing 11.6 points;

Marco Belinelli and Jarrett Jack each averaged jus ...

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