POST [Game] MORTEM: Raptors vs Jazz [Mar 08]

FINAL SCORE: TOR 101, Uta 109
Complete Game Info

These are the different 5-Man Units which the Jazz and Raptors chose to play in the 4th quarter of yesterday’s game:

 

SUBSTITUTION CHART

Raptors vs Jazz, 4th Quarter

 

[Sun Mar 08 2009]

 

Time

Team

PG

OG

SF

PF

C

Start

End

Diff

 

12:00

Uta

Knight

Korver

Kirilenko

Harpring

Collins

81

87

81

87

 

0

TOR

Parker√

Kapono

Graham√

Marion√

Bosh√

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:17

Uta

Williams

 

 

 

 

81

87

82

89

 

+1

TOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:40

Uta

 

 

 

Millsap

Okur

82

89

85

89

 

-3

TOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:29

Uta

 

 

 

 

 

85

89

87

89

 

-2

TOR

Calderon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08:21

Uta

 

 

 

 

 

87

89

95

93

 

-4

TOR

 

 

Bosh

Bargnani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05:46

Uta

 

 

 

 

 

95

93

97

95

 

0

TOR

 

Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04:23

Uta

 

 

 

 

 

97

95

104

97

 

-5

TOR

 

 

Marion√

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01:00

Uta

 

 

 

 

 

104

97

109

101

 

-1

TOR

 

 

Kapono

 

 

LEGEND:

Bold – Player Subbed into the game; Italics – Player Shifted to a new position; √ – Solid Rebounder

 

 

This is how the Minutes Played [MP], at specific positions, broke down for each player:

Utah

Brevin Knight/PG, 01:43
Jarron Collins/C, 02:20
Matt Harpring/PF, 02:20
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Deron Williams/PG, 10:17
Kyle Korver/OG, 12:00
Andrei Kirilenko/SF, 12:00
Paul Millsap/PF, 09:40
Mehmet Okur/C, 09:40

Toronto

Jose Calderon/PG, 09:29
Anthony Parker/PG, 02:31
Anthony Parker/OG, 05:46
Jason Kapono/OG, 07:14
Joey Graham/SF, 07:37
Shawn Marion/PF, 03:39
Shawn Marion/SF, 03:23
Chris Bosh/C, 03:39
Chris Bosh/PF, 08:21 
Andrea Bargnani/C, 08:21

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Key Utah Possession Outcomes during the final 01:35 of the 4th Q

01:35 Deron Williams Made 22-ft Jumpshot [P & R/P isolation vs Switch by Bargnani/checking MIllsap] 

01:00 Deron Williams Maked 1 FT [fouled by Bargnani, P & R/P isolation vs Switch by Bargnani/checking Kirilenko]

00:31 Mehmet Okur Made Layup [P & R isolation vs Switch by Bosh/checking Okur and Bargnani failed to Rotate-to-Help Calderon vs Okur]

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If the Raptors would have used a combination of the following 6 players, instead:

Calderon/PG
Parker/OG or PG [solid Rebounder/Defender at the PG spot]
Graham/OG or SF [solid Rebounder/Defender at the OG or SF spot]
Marion/PF or SF [solid Rebounder/Defender at the PF or the SF spot]
Mensah-Bonsu/PF [solid Rebounder/Defender at the PF spot]
Bosh/C [solid Rebounder/Defender at the C spot]

during the final 06:00 minutes, the outcome would have been different for the home team.

As long as the Raptors continue to assemble a roster of players like this and then use them in the way they are right now … which is how they’ve operated for much of this disappointing season to-date … they will continue to come up short on a consistent basis against the High End Teams in this league.

Despite what others might think … the Raptors are NOT repeatedly losing games this season on account of how Jose Calderon and/or Chris Bosh are performing at the Point Guard spot and the Center position, respectively.

They are losing games on account of what’s happening on the floor when:

1. Chris Bosh is NOT at the Center position;

2. Jose Calderon, or Anthony Parker, is NOT at the Point Guard position; and,

3. Jason Kapono is NOT sitting on the bench … beside Andrea Bargnani [with Roko Ukic, Marcus Banks, Jake Voskuhl, Jermaine O'Neal, Will Solomon, Hassan Adams, and Nathan Jawai], from an effective Rebounding & Team Defense perspective.

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PS. FWIW, you can decide for yourself who you think SHOULD bare Most of The Responsibility for this … i.e. Sam Mitchell, Jay Triano or BRYAN COLANGELO.

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3 Responses to “POST [Game] MORTEM: Raptors vs Jazz [Mar 08]”

  1. Raps Fan Says:

    clearly BryCo deserves 70% of the blame, smitch/triano 25%, the players 5%. putting a player into a situation where they shouldn’t be isn’t there fault, but when they don’t fight, scratch and kick, it is.

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