College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
Despite a monster night from their top two stars the Toronto Raptors dropped a 13-115 decision to the Indiana Pacers last night. Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani combined for 69 points last (Bosh-35 and Bargnani new career high-34), but the team’s defence was non-existent allowing the Pacers to shoot a blistering 52 percent from the floor and 50 points in the paint. The Raps are right back at it again and even though they struggle in the back end of back-to-backs they’re playing the 4-34 New Jersey Nets tonight at the ACC. The Raptors have a six game winning streak at home, while the Nets come into this one 1-23 on the road and losers of 11 straight when away from the Garden State. New Jersey was in action last night at home and unfortunately their luck there has been all that good this year either. They lost to the Detroit Pistons 97-93 dropping their record to 3-20 at home. Toronto will be without a couple of key players coming into this game. Hedo Turkoglu has a broken orbital bone, rookie DeMar DeRozan is dealing with a bum ankle and last night Jose Calderon was helped off the floor in the fourth quarter with a case of what the rookie has. Likely Marco Belinelli will get his second start in as many nights. Belinelli finished the game with a season high 21 points. The lose of Calderon really hurts the second unit. In last nights loss the Pacers second squad outscored the Raptor’s 41-21 and without Calderon, Amir Johnson, Marcus Banks and Antoine Wright will really have to pick up the slack.