Toiling in Endless Mediocrity: Bosh’s Mental Fragility Costly for Raptors

March 26th, 2010 by Robert Misovic Leave a reply »
A tragic loss to the Nuggets leaves much to be answered for Colangelo, Bosh, and Triano. Even with a double-digit lead, you couldn't help but feel a bit uneasy about the Raptors' odds in this one. The difference in rosters was simply this: the Nuggets had the two best players on the floor, and when it comes down to it, they delivered.

When someone called me after the Andrea Bargnani three-point play to celebrate the Raptors win, I smirked while cautioning them about speaking too soon.

This Raptors season has been akin to a bad, low-budget porno, with cheap thrills and an all too predictable ending.

Let's break this game down and figure out where a seemingly perfect effort went oh-so very wrong.

The Denver Nuggets are more talented, but this one was lost through poor execution. With the Raptors in complete control—control they gained by hustling and sharing the ball—Triano's squad decided to piss away the lead through a series of poor isolation opportunities for their marquee player.

However, for those who've watched Bosh closely and can actually look past his impressive numbers, it's a well-known fact that Bosh ...

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