Toronto Raptors’ Fourth-Quarter Illusions by Jay Triano

November 22nd, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
The Toronto Raptors enjoyed a hard-fought victory on Friday night, 120-113 over Miami.

Most importantly, they defeated yet another direct competitor for a playoff position in April and have now earned victories against Detroit, Chicago, and Miami at the ACC.

Also important was the breakout fourth-quarter scoring by Jarrett Jack, who has struggled all season to put the ball in the hole with any regularity.

The happiest person appeared to be Jay Triano, who took great pleasure in how his dual point guard line-up performed this time.  Hey, they didn’t lose!

But the multiple ball handlers on the floor argument that Triano tosses out there after almost every game, an argument that he has made so often that Jack Armstrong is now using it in his color commentary, still has the same flaw that it has had from the start.

The dual point guard line-up does not defend well.

Nothing has changed from what the True Hoop Article: What’s Working For The Raptors , identified before. 

When Jose Calderon and Jarrett Jack are on the floor together, the Raptors are scoring over 128 points per 100 possessions but are ...

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