R U Ready?....I said OUR YOU READY!!!! Then for thousands in attendance an the Millions on Iphones and Blackberry(s). THIS IS RAPTORS BASKETBALL. The red hot Raptors head to the home of their star...C B 4 looking to make it...3 in a ROW? That is what we are going to find out...I am James Borbath AkA The Dino Blogger and I am your happy host for this one. I also remind you that on T.V Side of things this is our game...meaning it is on The Score. So watch it on The Score and follow along here as well if you have access to both.
The Raps have not won in Dallas since 1998 that was a long time ago....Both teams are 3-2 and the Raps come in winning 2 straight and coming off a big win against New Orleans and this Dallas team lost to the same Hornets in OT.
But the Mavs also have an impressive win over the defending champs in L.A on their early season resume.
Share your thoughts with us all and send in a comment as I am kicking this thing off early.
Jose Calderon had his best effort of the young season last night...while Chris Bosh has not had a bad night so far this season...He returns home tonight.
He is perfect from 3 as well this year at 4 for 4.
Shawn Marion had a brief stop over in T.O and plays his former club.
Same goes for Antonie Wright in terms of playing his former club as both he and Marion were part of that complex trade that landed the Raptors Hedo Turkoglu.
I wrote in my blog...The Dino Nation Blog part of the Score Sports Federation...That Raps are Forrest Gump's favourite basketball team because like that box of chocolates you never know what your going to get.
So will see what we get tonight.
Not sure slow Turkoglu has been looking better as the games go on.
How bout Andrea Bargnani...12 and 9 rebounds in his last 2 games.
He would have had back to back double doubles if not for the blow out score line last night in New Orleans.
It would be as Raps have not won in Big D since 1998 as I mentioned...cheated though stole that fact from Matt Devlin.
I am at a point that I really do not know what to expect from these guys night in and night out.
LOL...If you ready the Dino Nation Blog my thoughts on Jose are well documented.
He said that last season he made a mistake getting excited and talking. I spoke with him after the last game of the pre-season and he told me that this season is not about stats for him it is about getting W's...Altohugh the stats have been great haven't they.
I don't expect that to happen any time soon but could Jack start by game 82 I think it is possible.
It should be and 2 teams that both can score and have some issues on the other end.
Raps need more wins for him to seriously be considered.
I wonder if a guy has every won the MVP in a contract year. Jordan did but he use to have those 1 year deals.
You got to make friends at the bar...I did that at a place I use to go and they put it on the small screen.
Leo Rautins says we should relax about Jose...Sorry but I disagree.
They shot the lights out as a team last night and that 3rd was off the hook.
Dirk would prefer his name goes first I think he has earned that.
But it should be interesting given Andrea heard all of those comparisons in his draft year.
Dirk had admitted he felt Bargnani was better than him at the same point in his own career.
But dirk made massive jumps along the way.
In honour of Mark Cuban this live blog is steriod free.