Chris Bosh Who? Why the Toronto Raptors Can Make the Playoffs

November 24th, 2010 by Brent Nault Leave a reply »
Coming into the 2010-2011 NBA regular season, the Toronto Raptors had little to no expectations.  They were tossed aside by experts and critics who said that without Chris Bosh, the Toronto Raptors would be lucky to win twenty plus games.  During the offseason, Bryan Colangelo made small but solid additions like Linas Kleiza, Leandro Barbosa, and several other minor pieces while getting rid of problems like Hedo.

The Raptors began the 2011 campaign with a wretched 2-8 record and weren't looking good by any means.  Since that terrible start, the Raptors lost two very close games against the despised Miami Heat and the young Washington Wizards.

Since that game against Washington, the Raptors have won three straight games against Philadelphia, Boston and Houston, and they have looked very good.  It is also very likely that tonight's game against Philadelphia will push their run to four straight, considering that they are absolutely crushing the 76ers. 

So it is clear that things are starting to get better in Raptorland.  Here are some of the reasons that I believe the Toronto Raptors have a legitimate chance to make the playoffs ...

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