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Tracking the Raptors’ Key Stretch of 19 Games (#3)

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

The Anatomy of Wins and Losses in the NBA:
Breaking Down Key Possessions

Game 1 – TOR 116 vs Sac (15-21) 91, W 1-0
Game 2 - TOR 89 vs Atl (17-18) 78, W 2-0 … Boxscore, Full Play-By-Play
Game 3 – Tor 95 @ PHI (15-25) 99, L 2-1 … Full Play-By-Play

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Key Possessions which determined the W-L result:
- the entire 3rd Quarter

Vital Components:
Playing their 4th game in 5 nights and trailing by 5 points to open the 2nd half, the Raptors allowed the 76ers to shoot 60.8% from the field – yielding 7 interior baskets (i.e. 3 dunks, 2 layups and 1 tip-in) and 5 Offensive Rebounds – and, then, made 6 Turnovers (Parker/3, Calderon/2, Humphries) of their own in the 3rd Quarter, alone … a sure-fire recipe for disaster.

Next Game:
@ BOS (Thu Jan 24)