Tracking the Raptors’ Key Stretch of 19 Games (#8 & #9)

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

Game 9 – Tor 114 @ MIA (9-36) 82, W 6-3 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 8 – TOR 101 vs LAL (28-16) 121, L 5-3 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 7 – TOR 122 vs Was (24-19) 85, W 5-2 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 6 – Tor 104 @ WAS (23-19) 108, OT, L 4-2 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 5 – TOR 106 vs Mil (17-26) 75, W 4-1 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 4 – Tor 114 @ BOS (33-6) 112, W 3-1 … Boxscore 
Game 3 – Tor 95 @ PHI (15-25) 99, L 2-1 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 2 – TOR 89 vs Atl (17-18) 78, W 2-0 … Boxscore, Full Play-By-Play
Game 1 – TOR 116 vs Sac (15-21) 91, W 1-0

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Key Possessions which determined the W-L result:

– Game 9, during the 1st Quarter …

Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 6:45
[TOR 17-6]
 
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 missed 6:45  
  6:44 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
  6:22 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 6:20  
Bargnani Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)
Assist: Parker (1 AST)
6:06
[TOR 19-6]
 
  5:53 Johnson Turnover:Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Calderon (1 ST)
Bosh Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)
Assist: Calderon (4 AST)
5:42
[TOR 21-6]
 
  5:28 Wade Jump Shot: Missed
Bargnani Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 5:27  
Parker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)
Assist: Bargnani (2 AST)
5:09
[TOR 24-6]
 
  5:01 Davis Jump Shot: Missed
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 5:00  
  4:44 Blount Foul:Shooting (1 PF)
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 4:44
[TOR 25-6]
 
  4:44 Davis Substitution replaced by Cook
  4:44 Blount Substitution replaced by Wright
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 4:44
[TOR 26-6]
 
  4:17 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed
Moon Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 4:15  
Bargnani Hook Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 4:02  
  4:00 Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
  3:50 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 3:49  
Bosh Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)
Assist: Calderon (5 AST)
3:41
[TOR 28-6]
 


– Game 8, during the 4th Quarter …

Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)
Assist: Bryant (4 AST)
8:58
[LAL 96-87]
 
Odom Foul:Shooting (5 PF) 8:35  
Odom Substitution replaced by Turiaf 8:35  
  8:35
[TOR 88-96]
Moon Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)
  8:35
[TOR 89-96]
Moon Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (42 PTS) 8:13
[LAL 99-89]
 
  7:59 Moon 3pt Shot: Missed
  7:58 Team Rebound
Turiaf Foul:Loose Ball (4 PF) 7:57  
  7:48 Moon Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed
Turiaf Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 7:46  
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)
Assist: Bryant (5 AST)
7:25
[LAL 102-89]
 
  7:07 Bosh Driving Layup Shot: Missed
  7:06 Bosh Rebound (Off:7 Def:5)
  7:06 Bosh Tip Shot: Missed
  7:06 Bosh Rebound (Off:8 Def:5)
  6:58 Dixon Pullup Jump shot: Missed
Turiaf Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 6:57  
Turiaf Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)
Assist: Farmar (1 AST)
6:42
[LAL 104-89]
 
  6:41 Team Timeout:Short

Key Raptors:

– Game 9, Jamario Moon (2 pts; 2-2, FTA; 2 Rbs), Andrea Bargnani (2 pts; 1-2, FGA; 1 Rb), Jose Calderon (1 Rb; 2 Ast), Anthony Parker (3 pts; 1-1, FGA; 1-1, 3FGA; 1 Rb; 1 Ast) and Chris Bosh (5 pts; 2-2, FGA; 1-2, FTA)

– Game 8, Jamario Moon (0 pts; 0-2, FGA; 0-1, 3FGA), Chris Bosh (0 pts; 0-2, FGA; 2 Rbs; 2 O-Rbs)) and Juan Dixon (0 pts; 0-1, FGA) 
 
Vital Components:
– Game 9 … during the decisive run in the 1st Quarter … from the 06:45 to the 03:41 mark, Toronto scored on 6 of 7 offensive possessions (12 pts) and limited Miami to “0” pts, preventing the Heat from scoring on any of their 6 possessions

Tor/12 pts; 6-7, FGA (85.7%); 1-1, 3FGA (3 pts);
3-4, FTA; 5 Rbs
WAS/0 pts; 0-5, FGA (00.0%); 0-1, 3FGA (0 pts);
2 Rb; 1 TO

– Game 8 … during the decisive run in the 4th Quarter by the Lakers, from the 08:58 to the 06:42 mark, Los Angeles outscored Toronto by 9 pts (11-2), converting on 4 consecutive offensive possessions with a Made 3-pt-shot (Farmar), a Made 3-pt-shot (Bryant), a Made 3-pt-shot (Vujacic) and a Reverse Layup (Turiaf) … while the Raptors scored only 2 pts on their corresponding 6 possessioms, 0-5, FGA; 0-1, 3FGA; 2-2, FTA; 3 Rbs; 3 O-Rbs … blowing open what had been a close game until then, TOR 87, Lal 93

Next Game:
vs LA Clippers, 15-30 (Fri Feb 08)

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