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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#136 » by bballsparkin » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:38 am

carlosey wrote:Was sitting right next to a pair of ghetto gangsters who never grew up. The one dude was so drunk and high he was trying to rap every single time a beat came up, then he got up and started hitting on some girl and tried to start some **** with the bf while making us stand like forever for him to get to the stairs. Then he tried taking my popcorn away before almost falling down the stairs. It was the most annoying raptors game Ive been in. I think they got escorted out by security because they never came back.

Other than that the game was good. Bargnani, Derozan and Calderon did a good job. I like Kleiza shooting the corner 3s hes an asset there. Even Mcguire was putting a good effort tonight too. The offensive scheme was A LOT better this game.


Thanks for the laugh. I especially like the popcorn part. Annoying to experience, but funny to hear!
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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#137 » by bballsparkin » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:43 am

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J Dilla wrote:this promotion needs to die asap



Or change it to something like Free pizza if we hold the team under 90 points. It becomes so laughable where the biggest cheer for the night isn't a dunk or a big shot but us scoring 100 points for pizza.
Pizza Pizza isn't even that good either..


Except it isn't always the highlight of the evening. And while Pizza Pizza isn't gourmet, if people weren't using the coupons, the promotion would die a natural death, so you have to think a lot of people want their pizza.


How long is the ticket good til? Was at the Utah game and I totally forgot. I'm not crazy about pizza pizza but I do like free pizza.
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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#138 » by theycallmeZZ » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:47 am

bballsparkin wrote:
How long is the ticket good til? Was at the Utah game and I totally forgot. I'm not crazy about pizza pizza but I do like free pizza.



I think it's only good til the next day...
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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#139 » by bballsparkin » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:53 am

theycallmeZZ wrote:
bballsparkin wrote:
How long is the ticket good til? Was at the Utah game and I totally forgot. I'm not crazy about pizza pizza but I do like free pizza.



I think it's only good til the next day...


that's what i figured. thanks
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Post#140 » by prelude00 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:56 am

This is the Bargnani that the team needs. If he played like this every game, he'd easily have my vote of confidence. I don't know what got him so into the game today, but it has to become a routine of his. Considering the fact that he usually stinks it up on the second game of a back-to-back, I was definitely pleased with his performance.

Like others have said, I still would love to see him take shots around the elbow area, he'd defintiely be a lot more productive from there. Guys like KG, Bosh and Dirk made their career from the mid-range area. I hate seeing Bargnani take a shot one foot inside the arc. Overall, definitely a solid game from him.

DeMar definitely looked great. He had those nine rebounds to go along with his 20 points. Where is DeMar getting this desire to hit the boards from? I'm liking it. So far, with this level of play, he's definitely worth the contract we gave him.

Kleiza and Amir were great in the fourth as well. I looked at the boxscore after and noticed that JV went 2/6 from the FT line, that's definitely out of character.

Looking forward to the Philly game. They wrecked us the last time we played them so I'm definitely looking forward to see how we play them on Tuesday.
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Post#141 » by That Other Guy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:58 am

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Post#142 » by Scase » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:03 am

Leolovinliberal wrote:
Scase wrote:Looks like Bargs finally had an above average game. How was his D?


Bargs lives a charmed life. He's 7ft, 250lbs, shot under 50% grabbed 5 rebounds and fans call it an "above average game". No one holds this guy accountable. :roll:



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Trilogy wrote:Bargs had a .429 TS% and had 5 boards in 39 minutes.

That's not above average, that's crap. He was better defensively than he had been in other games, but he wasn't particularly good there or anything, just better than his usual low standard.

My apologies I meant above average for him.

Man reading must be tough eh? All those big difficult sounding words. :roll:
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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#143 » by LLJ » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:04 am

Hero wrote:
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Hero wrote:Friend who went to the game texts me.. " We didn't get any pizza :( Oh well at least we won"


this promotion needs to die asap



Or change it to something like Free pizza if we hold the team under 90 points. It becomes so laughable where the biggest cheer for the night isn't a dunk or a big shot but us scoring 100 points for pizza.
Pizza Pizza isn't even that good either..


If people want free pizza equivalent to Pizza Pizza, all they need to do is get a cardboard box, cut a triangle out of it, slather on mozza cheese and put it in the oven.
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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#144 » by Scase » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:08 am

Homer Jay wrote:Tad bit of disrespect... ESPN's byline for the game "Toronto turns in rare Home win over Orlando".... last I checked we were 2-3 at home... not 1-17 or something.

The win happened to be at home, they were referring to the win being rare period.

2-3 at home is less impressive than 2-7 is pathetic.

Also it's not disrespect when it's warranted.
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Post#145 » by MEDIC » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:17 am

dagger wrote:Sometimes it's like reading 1960s editions of Pravda when the topic of Bargnani comes up and his detractors can't even muster a vague complement for a good game. Ya, I'm open to trading him for value, to align PF with the rest of our younger lineup, and providing the incoming talent is real value and contributes to our offence. But it's really mind- blowing how petty people are. Five boards is what they focus on, never mentioning two blocks, or two steals, solid positional D most of the game or a beautiful and very important assist in crunch time, nor a pair of key baskets that helped take a tie out to a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Holly McKenzie, like a lot of media, have been very critical of him, and justifiably so, but this is what she wrote today.

* Andrea's strong start: There hasn't been a lot of positive surrounding Andrea Bargnani's start to this season. He finally had a strong start against the Magic, looking engaged, energetic and actually attacking the basket. After the game, Dwane Casey talked about the importance of Bargnani coming out strong because, as he said, offensively the team goes as Bargnani goes. While Bargnani was active offensively, he was aggressive defensively as well, grabbing five rebounds and blocking two shots in 39 minutes.

This was a much better game for him. When he was in, we were generally the better team by a good margin. He hasn't had enough of these games, that's a legit criticism, but have the intellectual honesty to admit he had a good one today.


The problem is dagger, it was a "good game for him". The reason it was a good game for him was because he actually tried. Do you think he'll show this same effort for the rest of the season? Do you think he'll do what's needed to improve his scoring efficiency?

I've generally been a Bargnani supporter over the years, but at 27 years old & this being his 7th season......the guy should know what it means to be a professional professional by now. That means showing up for the season in shape & bringing his "A game" night in & night out.

I want players like Lowry, Amir & Jonas on this team. Guys who you know are going to bring the competitive intensity night in & night out. Guys that are reliable. Guys that "effort" is never a question.

The guy shot .368, took some questionable shots & had 5 rebounds in 40 minutes. We're setting the bar pretty damn low for our players if we're saying a player with those stats "had a good game". If that was Bosh instead of Bargnani, would we all be saying "he had a good game"?
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Re: PG: Remember, that's a seven footer out there. 

Post#146 » by Geddy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:31 am

Aside from Andrea's start and late in the 4th quarter, he was pretty much below par for most of the game. I personally am not going to compliment a 7 footer for grabbing only 5 boards and shooting only 37%. Bargnani played well relative to Bargnani of this season, but compared to where he should be on the whole it was still nothing out of the ordinary.

The rest of the team was playing with great intensity so it wasn't as if Andrea stood out from the crowd in that respect either.
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Post#147 » by J-Roc » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:32 am

So Andrea looked good against a team where Dominic Maguire looked good.
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Post#148 » by FluLikeSymptoms » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:33 am

Not to be extra-cheesy, but that promotion feeds the homeless.
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Post#149 » by Gibby » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:34 am

I missed most of the game, but checking the box score Andrea was a horrible 7-19 from the floor and had 5 rebounds in 40 minutes. If this is a good game for dre now, good grief.

I'll catch the replay on NBAtv so maybe he impacted the game in other ways
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Post#151 » by KG1585 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:58 am

Undefeated wrote:Anyone else seem to notice that DeMar is starting to become a threat from the corner 3?

I know the percentages don't really reflect that, but defenses are now running out on him to close that shot out. He's very confident in taking those shots.


Yea, I noticed on his three he was set and went straight up, did not kick out like he has tendency to do on shots.
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Post#152 » by KG1585 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:59 am

Jose is averaging 13 points and 12 assists as a started as per tweet by Grange. Really good for a backup point guard.
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Post#153 » by david5773 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:00 am

KG1585 wrote:Jose is averaging 13 points and 12 assists as a started as per tweet by Grange. Really good for a backup point guard.


He will become an all-star over Lowry.
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Post#154 » by Metallikid » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:04 am

Don't, after the first it's embarrassing to watch until the late fourth and Bargs did basically nothing for 8 mins in the third.
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Post#155 » by Bankai » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:27 am

I guess since expectations for Bargnani are so low that this game would be considered a "good game" for him.

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