The last game of the calendar year tonight in Canada, aye? I've always wondered how the Raptors players and staff feel. Like the GM Brian Colangello. "Nah, no thanks. I mean Phoenix is nice and all but I'd rather spend some time up in Canada. You know, where basketball was invented!" Our old buddy Matt Devlin went up there after he was let go by the Bobcats.
Anyway, as for tonight. Tyson Chandler, still out.
The Raptors are not happy, they're hot, coming in with 4 straight wins and we smoked them 116 - 81 in Charlotte. Big difference between this team at home and away, in the win column at least.
Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/sports/bas...99816-sun.html
Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/sports/basket...g-their-talons
And, love the Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/bob...y/1150530.html
Rick did put forth some effort on this story about Stephen Jackson and his proclivity for Technical fouls lately: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/ric...y/1150528.html
Jack has been feeling what I like to call "Being a Bobcat" from the referees lately. It sucks and probably has taken years off of Bernie Bickerstaff and my lifetimes but the refs don't respect a team with no all-stars and no national tv exposure.
So, will we make it 2-14 on the road tonight?