Toronto Raptors Season Preview: Game 4

Continuing this series … re: How an astute NBA observer might expect the first part of the schedule to unfold for the Raptors this year

Game 4 – vs Detroit [Wed Nov 04]

 

RAPTORS

ADV

PISTONS

PG

Calderon

=

PG

Stuckey

OG

DeRozan *

à

OG

Hamilton

SF

Turkoglu $^

=

SF

Prince

PF

Bosh

ß

PF

Villanueva $

C

Bargnani

=

C

Brown

 

 

 

PG

Jack #

=

PG

Bynum

OG

Belinelli ^

à

OG

Gordon $

SF

Wright ^

ß

SF

Daye *

PF

Evans ^

=

PF

Maxiell

C

Nesterovic $

=

C

Wilcox $

 

 

 

G/F

Douby

=

G/F

Washington

PF

Johnson ^

=

F

Wallace $

 

 

 

HC

Triano

=

HC

Kuester

 

 

 

+2

OUTCOME

+2

Legend: ADV – Individual match-up advantage; * - 2009 NBA Draftee; ^ - Acquired via trade; # – Restricted free agent; #M – Restricted free agent, matched offer; $ – Unrestricted free agent; $R – Unrestricted free agent, re-signed;  $^ – Acquired via Sign & Trade; Italics – Returning player.

The Pistons are one of several teams that should be in contention for a playoff spot in the EC this season. At this point, these two squads seem comparable to one another, from a player personnel and head coach perspective. In a situation like this, the home team usually has enough of an advantage to secure a victory. On the other hand … if Detroit’s veteran back-court can dominate the Raptors’ set of guards, it could easily allow the Pistons to emerge with a hard-earned road W. 

Raptors expected W-L Record: W, 2-2

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One Response to “Toronto Raptors Season Preview: Game 4”

  1. Raptors Link Latte Sept 24 | The AltRaps Blog Says:

    [...] Khandor’s Sports Blog The Pistons are one of several teams that should be in contention for a playoff spot in the EC this season. At this point, these two squads seem comparable to one another, from a player personnel and head coach perspective. In a situation like this, the home team usually has enough of an advantage to secure a victory. On the other hand … if Detroit’s veteran back-court can dominate the Raptors’ set of guards, it could easily allow the Pistons to emerge with a hard-earned road W. [...]

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