Tracking the Raptors’ Key Stretch of 19 Games (#12)

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

Game 12 – TOR 88 vs Sas (33-17) 93, L 7-5 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 11 – Tor 105 @ MIN (10-38) 82, W 7-4 … Full Play-By-Play
Game 10 – TOR 98 v Lac (15-31) 102, L 6-4 … Full Play-By-Play
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:

Some NBA games boil down to the final 1 or 2 possessions for each team … like this one, when

– at the end of regulation time … 

00:36 … Bosh (flat out) missed a wide open jump shot from the top of the key … and the D-Rebound was corralled by Ginobili (oo:35)
00:12 … Ginobili missed a 3pt shot but managed to corralled the O-Rebound  
00:07 … Finley knocked down 2 FT’s, which put the Spurs up by 5 pts (93-88)
00:04 … Calderon missed a wide open 3, at the top of the key
00:02 … Udoka got the D-Rebound

(see the italics below)

1:20
[TOR 88-91]
Bosh Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (11 PTS)
Ginobili Jump Shot: Missed 0:59  
  0:59 Team Rebound
Oberto Foul:Loose Ball (3 PF) 0:59  
Finley Substitution replaced by Bowen 0:59  
  0:59 Team Timeout:Short
Ginobili Violation:Kicked Ball 0:43  
  0:36 Bosh Jump Shot: Missed
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:13) 0:35  
Team Timeout:Short 0:23  
Bowen Substitution replaced by Finley 0:23  
Team Timeout:Regular 0:23  
Oberto Substitution replaced by Horry 0:23  
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed 0:12  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:13) 0:12  
  0:07 Bosh Foul:Personal (3 PF)
  0:07 Parker Foul:Personal (5 PF)
Finley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 0:07
[SAS 92-88]
 
Vaughn Substitution replaced by Bowen 0:07  
Horry Substitution replaced by Oberto 0:07  
Finley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 0:07
[SAS 93-88]
 
  0:07 Team Timeout:Regular
  0:07 Nesterovic Substitution replaced by Bargnani
Oberto Substitution replaced by Vaughn 0:07  
Finley Substitution replaced by Udoka 0:07  
  0:04 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed
Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 0:02  
End of 4th Quarter

Key Raptors: Chris Bosh Jose Calderon 

Vital Components:
– in the game’s final 36 secs … the 2 “best” Raptors missed the 2 shots they had to hit; while 1 of the 3 “best” Spurs corralled 2 vital Rebounds (1 Off; 1 Def)

Note 1: Great Players (i.e. Ginobili), sometimes, make Great Plays.

Note 2: The remainder of the “stats” for this game are, essentially, meaningless.

Next Game:
vs New Jersey, 22-29 (Wed Feb 13)

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