Welcome to this presentation of Raptors Basketball on The Score.com and Score Mobile....To start Marco Belinelli missed shoot around do to illness but is expected to give it a go and David Lee has returned from a family funeral and should be a go in the Starting Line Up for the Knicks
Lee hit the game winning basket against the Sixers on Wednesday and The Raptors have not played since a disappointing loss on Monday in which they blew a 23 point lead to the Pacers.
So would the Raps as they have a perfect record when holding teams under 100 points.
3 point defense for both teams will be key. Both teams have many shooters and like to take the 3-ball on a regular basis.
Pretty sure Chris Bosh isn't here as Jay Triano bans mobile devices prior to game time as does the league.
But I think all Raps fans or at least the smarter ones want Chris Bosh to remain.
Not sure but if they are they shouldn't be they were lucky to beat Philly on Wednesday.
Far as I know the usual starting 5's for both teams
Demar DeRozan found out he is in a dunk off with Eric Gordon on All Star Friday night....do we all think DD is a lock to take that?
Is with the team but not expected to play and his return date remains a mystery.
This game was originally scheduled for ESPN in the states but got the boot with the Raptors and Knicks poor starts but Ironically since then both teams are playing some of their best ball of the year until recently.
So does Demar got to see it first hand at Camp in Ottawa....Kid can fly!!!
The All-Time series in this one holds a slight edge for the Knicks and the 2 teams split 4 games last year this is the first meeting of the 09/10 season for these 2.
Knicks are on the edge of the post season race in the East but as bad as the East is who isn't aside from maybe the Wizards...LOL
Demar DeRozan in his pro debut at MSG how bout that.
for the Knicks....Al Harrington having knee issues but can come up big.
That would be a stupid move and B.C isn't stupid.
It is Italian Heritage night at MSG with 3 players from Italy in this one.
I would say something in Italian but I only know swear words....LOL
He actually might stay but even if he doesn't it is in his best interest to the tune of 30 million bucks to work with the Raptors and do a sign and trade.
If you think Bosh is getting dealt at the deadline you need to think again it will not happen and I almost can guarantee that.
Speaking of 2010 and bosh surprising but not a lot of 2010 talk in the scrums at shootaround today according to Paul Jones who was there.
That isn't going to happen there will be a NEW CBA in 2011 and no one knows if that will be good or bad for the players. All will sign long term deals in 2010.
Almost time to tip it up at MSG....Jarrett Jack remains the starting Point Guard by the way.
This is the 5th game since Jose has returned to the line-up.
The usual Starting 5's for both sides.
That might happen if Colangelo wants to make a major move Jose is about the only guy I see Raps moving
Game time so save your trade and 2010 talk for Halftime.
Knicks average 26 attempts a game from the 3 point line.
Raps win the tip and are in the Alt Blacks tonight
Jack an open 3....Nails it....nice ball movement