What a Toronto Raptors Win Looks Like

December 14th, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
After watching the Altanta Hawks breeze through Toronto to pick up an easy win, Jay Triano made the comment that the Raptors were not taking enough three-point shots.

Now the “boys” at Gate 5 noticed; Leo, Sherm, and Adnan jumped on this comment and immediately began the post-game discussion along the lines of: no more three-points shots, it's defense they need!

And after going 3-7 over the past 10 games, perhaps they, and most everyone else, has forgotten how this Raptors team actually wins.

After 25 games into the schedule, the Raptors are scoring an average 104.1 points per game. This wouldn’t be bad, except that they are giving up 108.8!

But these Raptors have been a “Jekyll and Hyde” affair this season. Usually either surprising good or depressingly bad.

And the Gate 5 Live argument for more defense has some merit. As they pointed out, the Raptors are a perfect seven wins and zero losses when they hold opponents to under 100 points. How soon we forget to look at how this team was built and get fixated on meaningless round numbers to draw our conclusions.

This Raptors team was ...

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