Blog Starts in 20 minutes but here is you pre-blog injury report and it is not good for Raptors: Calderon Out (Foot) Bargnani Out (Left Knee) Peja Out (Knee) In Derrick Rose and In Noah which spells OH NO RAPTORS. Ed Davis will start in place of Bargnani. His first NBA Start.
Happy Holidays folks. The Raptors are home till Christmas and they face to tough teams tonight with the Bulls and Lakers on Sunday. It will be even tougher with no Calderon and no Bargnani tonight. Peja and Reggie remain out as well. Bulls on the other hand will have Rose and Noah...Honestly this could be very ugly.
It is ironically Italy night and Andera Bargnani bobblehead night at the ACC.
Ed Davis will get his first pro start in for the injured Bargnani who as I mentioned pre blog with a sore left knee.
With no Bargnani and Calderon..I would not count on Offence and oh yeah Bulls are on a 5 game win streak and are holding teams to under 40%.
no idea he was targeting tonight as the night he would return.
As for Bargs injury that might explain why he stunk last night but he was not along the Raptors looked lethargic and pretty brutal overall.
About the only good thing from last night was a highlight reel dunk by Demar DeRozan.
Think Raptors used up their Miracles in Detroit coming back from 25 down but anything is possible.
We are not suppose to post pics but just because it Christmas time I will break the rule so you can see the Andrea Bobblehead.
Obviously he has not heard the news yet.
LOL he just found out....I think the Bobble head actually leaps out of the way of any contact with a ball.
Jerryd Bayless has a very tough assignment in trying to check Rose. Kids numbers just keep going up. He has higher point total and more assists this season in comparison to his career numbers.
and Carlos Boozer is 8 games into his Bulls career coming off a 22 Pts and 18 Reb performance vs the Pacers.
Added on to everything else the Bulls were in Toronto last night watch the Raptors cough one up to the Bobcats.
Not Eric...But I would echo what is being said.
you get to face Boozer and Noah.....what a present.....This is not the ACC it is the NBA....Ed Davis will learn that tonight.
10 healthy bodies is the head count for the Raptors.
Solomon Alabi might even get some time tonight.
Intros at the ACC to the old school tune SLAM and the Raptors may just get slammed.
Nothing that I am aware of why?
Yao Ming who is not playing tonight...unless you got something better than that probably last we will here from you...LOL
Left Knee sore is the official word from down at ACC.
It is almost tip time at the ACC and Raps are 10 Strong?
Said it off the top...it pays to show up early...LOL
Well Calderon and Bargs are thought off as 2 of Raps worst defenders. But going to be tough on a back to back for Raps.
HERE WE GO!!! TIP TIME IN THE T-DOT!!!