College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
Last Friday the Toronto Raptors (3-4) played their first of three on the road as they battled the Hornets in New Orleans. The Raptors pulled out a 107-90 win and things looked promising for the rest of the trip. On Saturday Toronto was in Dallas and they got blown out by the Mavericks 129-101. On Monday the Raps were still in the Lone Star state, this time taking on the injury depleted San Antonio Spurs. No Tim Duncan, no Tony Parker…no problem. Raptors lost that one too 131-124. Where was the defence? Tonight the Dinos are at home as they welcome the Chicago Bulls (4-3). The good news is that the Bulls are coming off a 90-89 lose last night to the Denver Nuggets. The bad news – the Bulls have won three of their last four games. There is more good news for the Raptors. Last season they owned the Bulls, beating them three out of four times. Chris Bosh is also having an enormous year. Bosh is fifth in the NBA in scoring (29 points ppg) and tied for fourth in rebounding (11.6). Is he getting better every year or is Bosh prepping for free-agency 2010? More questions surrounding Toronto have to do with defence. Coming into the season, before and after every game it’s the one thing that’s always talked about. Toronto is allowing 111.4 points per game. Only Memphis and Golden State are allowing more. On the flip-side the Raptors are third in the league in offence (109.4 ppg). So the recipe is simple: (make more stops) + (keep scoring points) = more wins. I love this game.