Welcome to the Basement Bowl featuring the Toronto Raptors and the Charlotte Bobcats. The next 2 for Toronto...@Orlando and @ Miami....Can you say MUST WIN!!!
I am James Borbath and even my presence at the ACC on Monday didn't help the Raps. They were 1-0 with me there.
Now an injury update for the Raps. It is a bit of a list.
Barbosa is OUT with a shoulder injury seen at shoot around today in a sling take that for what you will.
Jack has a bad knee but he is playing and I would assume starting.
Kleiza was a game time decision and he has been green lighted.
and David Andersen is out with the flu.
You thought I was kidding when I said it was a long list.
Both teams are 1-6 and labouring The Bobcats one 1 win was the road and the Raptors 1 win was at the ACC.
Both these teams are turnover prone. Bobcats 18 and Raptors 16.7 Per Game on the young season.
Bobcats come in on off a 4 point loss to the Spurs and the Raptors dropped their 5th straight to Golden State on Monday.
Only 2 teams worse then these 2 in the NBA the T-Wolves and Clippers are 1-7 and that is what the loser of this game tonight will be and all alone in the basement of the Eastern Conference.
These two almost made a deal in the summer and 3 of those players will be on the floor today Evans and Calderon for the Raptors and Diaw for the Bobcats.
It was a trade that never happened as the Bobcats got cold feet and the Raptors were left holding the bag and stuck with Jose Calderon. But having Reggie Evans has been good to have for Toronto. You wonder where their rebounding would be without him.
That was the other big news off the floor with MLSE that Richard Peddie is being reported as stepping down. What that means for the Raptors, Colangelo and Jay Triano is unknown.
I would close my eyes but that would make doing this blog next to impossble.
got a quick glimpse of the crowd and YES THERE ARE PLENTY OF SEATS AVAILABLE AT THE ACC.
Those wondering about Ed Davis some reports he may be ready to roll were unfounded.
Hello Dance Pak....they are 3-0 by the way expected to go 4-0 tonight.
Raptors only sellouts this year have been in Montreal and Vancouver...attendance in Toronto has been pretty awful at least visually.
Diaw a miss and Reggie "the Joker" Evans
Raps first possession a turnover.
Bargs in the lane with the score and it is 3-2 Cats.
Shot short for Charlotte and Reggie is all over it.
Jack the score and Raps have their first lead 4-3.
D.J for 3 again...not this time.
Bobcats get a steal and get the ball back.
Never noticed but he did get a steal noticed that but Raps fail to score off it
G Wallace with the score and Cats back on top 5-4.
8:37 to play in the first and the pace of this one favours Charlotte.
6-4 after illegal D call on Andrea and tech made.
Jackson for 2 you can put that in the books.