The Raptors stink

The Toronto Star (Doug Smith) reports: The Raptors have not won more than three straight games this season and they’ve lost to such minnows as Oklahoma City and Memphis. They had an opportunity to make at least a mild statement in New York two weeks ago and they cowered. The friendly confines of the Air Canada Centre have been anything but – Toronto is 12-16 at home this season, hardly confidence-inducing. Still, optimism carries the day, not unexpectedly because the next time an NBA player says publicly his team has no chance might be the first. “I think if we play like that for 48 minutes we’ll win a lot of games in these last 20 games,” Jose Calderon said after Toronto’s latest loss, a 107-97 defeat administered in Houston on Tuesday.

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