Toronto Raptors: After 70 Games, team Returns to .500 Again

March 26th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »

At the 70 game mark of the Raptors season, the local fans are getting restless.

Boos can now be heard raining down in the ACC, even when the Raptors merely fail to get off to good start in a game.

The once powerful Raptor offense has all but vanished and the oft—maligned Raptors defense has been trying to set new lows.

For the first time this season, the Raptors have failed to average over 100 points for a 10—game stretch. And at 3—7, the team failed to go at least 5—5 for the first time since their second 10—game stretch of the season.

And Chris Bosh has played all 10 of those games.

But Bosh’s career year scoring the ball has tailed off since his return from injury and he has “only” averaged 21.3 points per game.  That’s a far cry from the over 24 points he has averaged on the season.

To make matters worse, over the past 10 games the Raptors have given up over 109 points. While that is not quite as bad as that earlier slump when the Raptors went 2—8 giving up 116 points per game, but considerably worse than in their ...

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