Archive for the ‘Charlotte Bobcats’ Category

Trap game for the Raptors

April 4, 2008

As the Raptors take the floor this evening versus the Bobcats they need to be aware that Charlotte has been playing good basketball of late … with the exception of their home-court Loss earlier this week to Toronto (Mar 31).

Wed Apr 02 CHA +3 Cle (CHA 114, Cle 118), CHA – W 
Mon Mar 31 CHA +2.5 Tor (CHA 100, Tor 104), CHA – L 
Sat Mar 29 POR -6 Cha (POR 85, Cha 93), Cha – W
Fri Mar 28 SEA +2.5 Cha (SEA 93, Cha 96), Cha – W
Wed Mar 26 LAL -14 Cha (LAL 95, 108), Cha – W
Tue Mar 25 UTA -13 Cha (UTA 128, Cha 106) Cha – L

Fully recovered from the re-aclimatization process linked with an extended Western Conference road-trip and a 1st home game malaise, the Bobcats should be operating at maximum capacity this evening.

In the aftermath of Toronto’s controversial loss at Atlanta, the Raptors (-9) need to take Charlotte seriously and ensure that (i) Offensively, Chris Bosh is the focal point of their attack, abusing the individual match-up advantage he has vs his Bobcats’ counterpart, Emeka Okafor (C), and (ii) Defensively, not allowing Jason Richardson & Matt Carroll to light them up from behind the arc, and Gerald Wallace to take the ball hard to the rim unimpeded.

If the Raptors attend to their business earnestly, this should be a hard-fought W for the Dinos.

If not, this is the type of home game that could very easily slip out of Toronto’s grasp.

Advertisements

Raptors @ Bobcats … post mortem

April 1, 2008

Tor 104, CHA 100 … Game Summary 

* Toronto was in the 2nd half of a back-to-back (home/away).

* Charlotte was in a ‘re-aclimatization’ game (i.e. 1st home game following an extended Western Conference road-trip).

* TJ Ford (PG) was terrific and destroyed Raymond Felton (PG) who looked like he was playing on Pacific Standard Time.

* Chris Bosh (C), vs Emeka Okafor (C), killed the Bobcats by getting to the FT Line at will.

* As an NBA head coach Sam Vincent is a work-in-progress.

Nuff, said.