Originally Posted by huppcap
First I would like to say I hate Boston. Granted their 3 all-stars always make the necessarily plays to win. I hate their cockiness and loud mouth chattering and the preferential calls they get from the referees.
Another tough loss.
And another team record set by Boston against the Raptors; most points in an overtime.
Bargnani continues to impress. Unfortunately his game tying 3 was all for not but it was great to see him hit a big shot. Liked how he gave Scalabrine a bit of a push when Scalabrine was covering him up top of the key. He is slowly getting a bit more feisty. Maybe Bosh could learn something from him.
And speaking of Bosh; another let down against a good team. In order for the Raptors to win against top teams they need their best player to have an above average game. They need him to have an exceptional game. You look at Boston the past two games in each of them one of their top players had an exceptional game.
Bosh is obviously scared and intimidated by Garnett. How else can you explain Garnett getting right up into his face on that one possession in front of the Boston bench. (Of course you have the chatter mouths at the bench taunting Bosh as well.) Rule wise Bosh is allowed some space but he has to create it. He can't allow Garnett to take it away. If Bosh would jab step or swing his arms in front of him and Garnett's face is there then so be it. Even if Bosh gets called for a foul his elbow should have swung in Garnett's face. I could see O'Neal or Graham doing that. It was so frustrating seeing Bosh against Garnett; screaming at the TV to take Garnett on. Also screaming where is the foul call on Garnett who is holding and clutching. The referees (who I think must be intimidated by Garnett as well since he gets away with lots of crap) are not going to call anything unless Bosh gets more aggressive. He has to get the attention of the referees by fighting for position.
Albeit I am not one to criticize coaching why is there still not more movement on offense? Why were they not setting screens for Bosh to try to get him open or a mismatch? (Bosh was shut down just like in the first game in Boston.) Why not have Bargnani set a screen for Bosh? Why not have Bargnani post up down low when he is being guarded by Leon Powe instead of standing up at the 3pt? (I guess to open it up for Bosh but he was not doing anything to earn the right to get the ball.) Bargnani does have some post game. Certainly he could shoot over Powe. You could put it on Bargnani shying away from the post but I don't think it was totally his decision. Bosh and Bargnani have shown they can feed off of each other. Set screens for each other and make cuts to the basket. I know it is easier said then done and the Celtics are a good defensive team but come on, the Raptors offense in the 4th is what lost them the game. It was pathetic. At least try different things instead of watching Bosh get manhandled by Garnett.
He needs edge. If he does not have it by now I don't think he will ever have it. He goes to the basket and gets ganged fouled by the Celtics; none of them help him up. On the other end he is always helping the other team up after fouling them.
I don't know if Bosh has what it takes to be a leader on a contender.
Stop all this hate on Bosh
Garnett is ALL-NBA Defender and make to mention is almost the same type of player as Chris Bosh ( Skill Set )
How can you hate on Bosh,
Who else can he pass it to down the clutch?
Kapono? No he only chucks up 3's
Parker? No he only chucks up LONG 2's
Soloman? No do you want a turnover?
Roko? No do you want a crappy float shot?
Really if we get a WING, he would open EVERYTHING up for Chris Bosh in the post ......
The Wing could drive the ball and dish it too chris bosh .....
The Wing could iso ( like Paul ) and drive it
The Wing could create double teams ......
Alot of people here don't understand just HOW MUCH a decent wing player would help this team out .....
In the clutch all we do is give the ball to bosh in the post or let parker dash it up ......
ALL THE GOOD TEAMS ISO THERE WINGS TOP OF THE KEY AND LET HIM GOTO WORK.... PICK/ROLL OR DISH .....
We don't have that .....
THINK ABOUT THIS!
Wing iso at the top of the key .... bosh doesn't screen and role .... you can't leave the Wing because he will drive and finish ..... you can't leave Bosh because he will roll and finish ....
A Decent wing doesn't SO MUCH for this team it would be very nice ......