Toronto Raptors Still Going for Eighth Seed in Game No. 82

April 12th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
Whoever said all they wanted was to be playing meaningful games in April must have been stark-raving mad!  Every game in April has been meaningful for the Raptors and it is driving their fans crazy.

The Toronto Raptors have been playing meaningful games all month and have yet to win one on their home court.   By this point they are probably thankful someone put Philadelphia and Detroit on the away schedule in April.

By beating up on the apparently hapless Detroit Pistons 111-97, the Raptors kept their diminishing playoff hopes alive as they head into the final game of the season on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks at the ACC.

The Raptors are now a half game out of eighth in the East.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls are facing a Boston Celtics team that still clings to the hope of a third-place finish.  If Boston can win their final two games of the regular season, and Cleveland decides to go all-out in their last game and beats the Hawks at the Q—Boston gets third by virtue of the first tie-breaker going to the division leader.

Odds are Boston would rather avoid the second-rou ...

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