Raptors Report Week Nine: Toronto Is the Hottest Team in the East

December 27th, 2009 by Sachin Arora Leave a reply »
The Raptors had a short week this week playing only two games, both against the Pistons, in a home and home series. The Dinos swept em away, extending their winning streak to a season high 4 games, and are looking better than ever.

The Raptors are finally starting to come together and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if the streak keeps going. This team is hot, finally playing some defense, showing some urgency and is actually winning. 

Week 9 Record: 2-0

Performance on a scale of 1-10: 8.5

Positives:  Defense, offense, and toughness. The Raptors are finally looking like they want to win, and even with injuries to Reggie Evans and Jose Calderon, the team is playing well. Sonny Weems has emerged as a solid role player and Hedo Turkoglu is starting to show some grit.

Negatives: Rebounding is the main one. Bosh and Bargnani have to show some toughness inside and show some presence. This isn't really a negative, but the winning streak hasn't exactly been against contenders, and at least they are taking advantage of the schedule.

Overall, when you go undefeated you know you have had a pretty good week. I'm g ...

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