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Pre-season Game 2: Raptors vs 76ers

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Philadelphia 76ers 79 [2-0]
TORONTO RAPTORS 84 [0-2]
Game Scoreboard

What exactly do you need to know about this specific game?

… as Part II to the back-2-back affairs which these teams played Tuesday [in London ON] and Wednesday [in Toronto ON]

1. Bosh, Turkoglu and Wright were out, once again, for the Raptors; while Rodney Carney was absent again for the 76ers.

2. The back-up players for each of these two teams are just THAT … i.e. ”Back-up quality” players, in the NBA, as opposed to being “Starter quality” players who “just happen to be coming off the bench”.

3. At the 10:23 mark of the 4th quarter, the score was tied 64-64, with the following line-ups on the court:

Philadelphia
PG/Sean Singletary,  OG/Royal Ivey, SF/Brandon Bowman, PF/Jason Smith and C/Marreese Speights

Toronto
PG/Jarrett Jack, OG/Quincy Douby, SF/Sonny Weems, PF/Amir Johnson and C/Patrick O’Bryant

from which point, each team made the following substitutions during the final stages of the game:

Philadelphia
PG/Jrue Holiday [for Sean Singletary]
SF/Thaddeus Young [for Brandon Bowman]
PF/Brandon Bowman [for Jason Smith]

Toronto
PG/Marcus Banks [for Jarrett Jack]
OG/DeMar DeRozan [for Sonny Weems]
OG/Sonny Weems [for DeMar DeRozan]

as the 76ers proceeded to outscore the Raptors 20-15 the rest of the way … while playing on the road.

4. Philadelphia and Toronto are each going to have their hands full this season qualifying for the playoffs in the EC with [at least] the likes of Boston, Orlando, Cleveland, Atlanta, Washington, Miami, Chicago, Charlotte and Detroit all appearing to superior personnel, from top-to-bottom, on their roster. 

A video recap of last night’s action …

 

Pre-season Game 1: Raptors vs 76ers

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Toronto Raptors 98
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 107
Game Scoreboard

Game 1 of the pre-season schedule is now in the books for the Raptors and the 76ers. 

Initial observations from last night:

TORONTO RAPTORS, 0-1

POS

PLAYER

MP

GOOD

BAD

Starters

PG

Calderon

16

KPM/+7; #FG%/50.0 [1-2]

TO/4; Ast:To/2:4; Poor ball containment vs Picks; Little positive energy

OG

Belinelli

28

Ast/4

KPM/-2; Rebs/0; TO/4; Cannot check bigger than his height

SF

DeRozan

27

KPM/+8; Rebs/4; Ast:TO/3:1; Physically athletic

Poor close-outs and 1-on-1 defense; Physically, over-matched at #3/SF, lacks strength; Cannot check bigger than his height

PF

Evans

18+

KPM/+2; Ast:TO/3:2; High energy; Physically strong

PF/5; Struggles finishing inside; Poor individual defense; Poor Pick defense; Lacks lateral agility

C

Bargnani

22

KPM/+18; FG%/64.3 [9-14]; 3FG%/66.7 [2-3]; Shot-fake & Drive Right to finish

Ast:TO/0:2; Rebs/3; Drive Left to finish; Lacks finish ability in interior game; Poor defensive transition

Key Subs

G

Jack

19

KPM/+6; FG%/80.0 [4-5]; Pysically strong

TO/4; Ast:To/3:4

G-F

Weems

19+

KPM/+7; Rebs/2; Physically athletic

FG%/40.0 [4-10]; 3FG%/00.0 [0-1]

PF

Johnson

21+

KPM/+10; Rebs/10; High energy; Physically athletic

FG%/37.5; Lacks finish ability in interior game

C

Nesterovic

18

KPM/+7; Rebs/7; BS/2

FG%/25.0 [3-12]; Lacks lateral agility

Reserves

PG

Banks

16

St/1; Physically strong

KPM/-1; FG%/33.3; PF/4; TO/4; Ast:TO/2:4

G

Douby

16+

Ast/5; Ast:TO/5-2

KPM/-2; FG%/25.0 [1-4]; 3FG%/00.0 [0-2]; PF/5; Physically, over-matched at #2/OG, lacks strength

C

O’Bryant

14+

KPM/+4; Rebs/5; St/2; BS/1; Good energy

FG%/00.0 [0-2]

Out

Bosh, Turkoglu and Wright

Head Coach

Jay Triano – Implementing increased ball movement. Instructing new players on defensive and offensive requirements. Little demonstration of physical and/or emotional engagement.

 

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, 1-0

Starters

POS

PLAYER

MP

GOOD

BAD

PG

Williams

23+

KPM/+19; FG%/75.0 [6-8]; 3FG%/66.7 [2-3]; Ast/3; Ast:TO/3:1; St/3

Indiscriminant shot selection

OG

Iguodala

25+

KPM/+12; FG%/57.1 [4-7]; 3FG%/50.0 [2-4]; Ast/8; Physically, dominant at #2/OG; High energy

TO/7; Rebs/1; Careless with the ball

SF

Young

25

KPM/+11; FG%/75.0 [3-4]; Ast/3; Ast:TO/3-0; St/2; Post-up ability vs smaller checks; High energy

Rebs/0; lacks perimeter shooting ability

PF

Brand

22+

KPM/+10; FG%/50.0 [3-6]; Rebs/5; Ast/3; Ast:TO/3:1; St/3; High BB IQ

Physically, limited by Achilles Tendon injury; Lacks lateral agility & explosiveness

C

Dalembert

22+

KPM/+7; FG%/55.6 [5-9]; Rebs/6

BS/0; Struggles closing out vs perimeter shooters

Key Subs

PG

Green

15

KPM/+12; FG%/60.0 [3-5]; Rebs/5; Ast/5; Ast:TO/5:1

 

G-F

Kapono

13+

KPM/+13; FG%/66.7 [4-6]; 3FG%/100.0 [2-2]; Ast/4: Ast:TO/4:0

PF/3; Lacks lateral agility

PF

Smith

25

KPM/+7; 3FG%/33.3 [1-3]; Rebs/6

FG%/33.3 [2-6]; PF/5; TO/3; Ast:TO/1:3; Lacks lateral agility

C

Speights

25

KPM/+2; Rebs/9; Physically, long & somewhat energetic

FG%/31.3 [5-16]; PF/5; TO/4; Ast:TO/1:4; Indiscriminant shot selection; Lacks lateral agility; Lacks solid skill base

Reserves

PG

Ivey

16

KPM/+8; Rebs/4; Ast:TO/2:1

 

G

Holiday

14

KPM/+2; FG%/50.0 [2-4]; 3FG%/100.00 [2-2]

Ast:TO/0:2; Physically, lacks strength on the ball; Tentative with dribble

G-F

Christmas

8+

KPM/+2; FG%/00.0 [0-3]; Rebs/2; Ast/1

Rushed his shot attempts

Out

Singletary, Carney, Bowman, Swift and Brezec

Head Coach

Eddie Jordan – Implementing Princeton Offense effectively. Verbally encouraging. Physically and emotionally engaged.

 

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

 

Toronto

- Will miss both Anthony Parker and Shawn Marion more than anticipated

- DeRozan is physically over-matched at this stage of his pro career

- Defense and Rebounding remain most pressing issues

- No ‘Prime Time’ Wing Player on the roster

 

Philadelphia

- Athletic starting players at the #1/PG, #2/OG and #3/SF positions

- Basket Cuts off Back Screens, and Post-ups, will be staples for Young, Iguodala, and Williams

- Lack of consistent perimeter shooting might still be a problem

- Physically, Brand is far from 100%

Both of these squads have a long way to go if they are going to contend for a playoff spot in the EC this season.

 

PS. Pre-season Game 1, video recap …