College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
Going out West has never been easy for the Toronto Raptors. Playing back-to-back makes it even tougher. The Raptors started off strong last night against the Nuggets, but in the end Denver was too strong beating Toronto 130-112. There was absolutely no defence in this game. At half time the teams were tied 64-64 and Denver’s Carmelo Anthony had already scored over 20 points. Anthony ended with 32. Rookie DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with a career high 17 points and Chris Bosh picked up his seventh straight double-double. Hedo Turkoglu didn’t dress for this one as he’s dealing with a sore hip. Toronto is back at it again tonight and this time their opponents are the Utah Jazz (4-6). Utah hasn’t been all that spectacular this season, but they have beaten Toronto eight straight times. Guard Deron Williams should be back in the line up. So far this season Williams has averaged 20.8 points and 9.9 assists per game. He missed the last couple of games to be with his family while his daughter went through medical tests. A W tonight for the Raps would mean an end to a two-game slide, but more importantly erasing a losing streak against the Jazz that dates back to 2004.