Toronto Raptors Season Preview: Game 12

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

Game 12 – at Utah [Wed Nov 18]

 

RAPTORS

ADV

JAZZ

PG

Calderon

à

PG

Williams

OG

DeRozan *

=

OG

Korver

SF

Turkoglu $^

ß

SF

Brewer

PF

Bosh

=

PF

Boozer

C

Bargnani

=

C

Okur

 

 

 

PG

Jack #

ß

PG

Price

OG

Belinelli ^

ß

G

Maynor *

SF

Wright ^

à

SF

Kirilenko

PF

Evans ^

à

PF

Millsap

C

Nesterovic $

=

C

Koufos

 

 

 

G/F

Douby

=

G

Dupree $

PF

Johnson ^

=

C

Fesenko

 

 

 

HC

Triano

à

HC

Sloan

 

 

 

+3

OUTCOME

+4

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 last of a 4-game WC road trip, in a back-2-back situation, is not a good spot for the Raptors to right their listing ship. Although the Jazz might still be without CJ Miles [OG] and Matt Harpring [SF-PF], due to lingering injuries, Utah will still be a dangerous opponent, playing on 3 days rest with recent Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Sloan at the helm:

 

Raptors expected W-L Record: L, 4-8

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