Bell-weather game for the Raptors

Now that the Raptors [18-28] have finally discovered what their best available line-up is, tonight’s match-up vs New Jersey [20-25] fits into the category of a benchmark game for the Dinos.

If the Raptors are going to make a belated run for the 8th playoff spot in the EC, they will need to get games like this one, on the road versus one of the five teams ahead of them in the standings, i.e. Milwaukee, New Jersey, New York, Charlotte and Chicago.

Raptors

Nets

STARTERS

Calderon [PG]

Parker [OG/PG]

Jamario Moon [SF/OG]

Andrea Bargnani [PF, will check BL]

Chris Bosh [C, will check RA]

Devin Harris [PG

Wince Carter [OG]

Bobby Simmons [SF]

Ryan Anderson [PF, will check AB]

Brook Lopez [C, will check CB]

KEY BENCH SUBS

Jason Kapono [OG/SF]

Joey Graham [SF/OG/PF]

Jermaine O”Neal [C/PF]

Roko Ukic [PG

Keyon Dooling [PG/OG]

Jarvis Hayes [SF/PF/OG]

Josh Boone [PF/C]

Chris Douglas-Roberts [SF/OG/PG]

Trenton Hassell [SF/OG]

Eduardo Najera [PF/SF]

RESERVES

Will Solomon [PG]

Jake Voskuhl [C/PF]

Nathan Jawai [PF/C]

Maurice Ager [G/F]

COACH

Jay Triano

Lawrence Frank


Q1. Where do they have an individual match-up advantage vs New Jersey?
A1. Only in the section with the bolded letters listed above. 

 

If O’Neal dramatically out-performs Josh Boone, the Raptors can win this game going away.

 

If not … it will be the Nets that prevail in what should be a hum-dinger of a contest.

 

Wagering Line: NETS +2/-105

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  3. Josh Grobly Says:

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  4. khandor Says:

    Josh,

    Welcome aboard!

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