Raptors’ Road Record is Really Rotten

November 26th, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
On the road, losing with the Raptors. Their road record is now 2-7.

To be fair to Toronto, the NBA handed them a very tough opening road schedule against eight Western Conference clubs to start the season.

And to be fair, the Raptors have been very good at home in the ACC. Plus, no one could realistically be disappointed ahead of time if they knew the Raptors would lose games to Western Conference playoff teams on the road.

But losing to the Memphis Grizzlies isn’t the mark of a team hoping to make the playoffs.  And losing badly to the 5-9 Charlotte Bobcats can only be described as a major disappointment, even on the back-end of a back-to-back.

Wednesday night's blowout loss, 81-116 to Charlotte, was a Bobcats record.  Not something the Raptors should be proud of.

And the game wasn’t typical of any of Toronto’s games so far this season.

The 81 points scored by Toronto is 25 points below their season average and 10 points lower than any game they have played to-date.  And this comes the day after the Raptors scored 74 points in a half against Indiana.

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