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Old 11-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Arrow OGT: Nov 21 Toronto Raptors (3-8) vs Charlotte Bobcats (5-4)

Toronto Raptors Starting Lineup

PG - Kyle Lowry
SG - DeMar DeRozan
SF - Dominic McGuire
PF - Andrea Bargnani
C - Jonas Valanciunas

Charlotte Bobcats Starting Lineup

PG - Kemba Walker
SG - Jeffery Taylor
SF - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF - Byron Mullens
C - Brendan Haywood

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/raptors...1564--nba.html

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With four victories in their last five games, the Charlotte Bobcats have nearly matched their win total from 2011-12.

They can already surpass last season's home win total on Wednesday night when the struggling Toronto Raptors try to avoid a fourth consecutive road loss in this series.

Since opening 1-3, the Bobcats have lost just once, 94-87 to Memphis on Saturday when they opened a four-game homestand.

Charlotte (5-4) surely wasn't expected to challenge for a playoff spot after finishing 7-59 last season and with the worst winning percentage at league history at .106, but there's no telling how successful rookie coach Mike Dunlap's team can be if it continues to play stout defense and win close games.

After ranking 27th last season with 100.9 points allowed per game, the Bobcats are holding teams to 99.0. They've limited their last five opponents to 98 or fewer -- the team's longest such stretch since an eight-game run Oct. 30-Nov. 13, 2010 -- after rallying from 11 down in the fourth quarter of Monday's 102-98 victory over Milwaukee.

The Bobcats improved to 4-2 at home and 4-0 in games decided by four or fewer points.

"They compete every night and they're not going to roll over," said Bucks swingman Mike Dunleavy. "When you do that in this league you're going to win more than seven games. They're going to blow that mark away this year obviously. They're headed in the right direction."

With a victory on Wednesday, the Bobcats will move past last season's home win total. Charlotte lost its last 14 there in 2011-12 following a 107-103 victory over the Raptors on March 17.

Exactly one month earlier, the Bobcats snapped a 16-game skid with a 98-91 victory at Toronto.

The Raptors (3-8) arrive in Charlotte following Tuesday's 106-98 loss at Philadelphia. Point guard Kyle Lowry had 13 points, seven rebounds, seven assists off the bench after missing six games with a foot injury, but Toronto was outscored 33-18 in the fourth quarter to fall to 1-5 on the road.

"We had control of the game and we've got to make basketball plays," said coach Dwane Casey, whose team is off to its worst 11-game start since opening 2-9 two years ago.

The Raptors have to get better on the defensive end. They're yielding 100.4 points per game -- 101.5 on the road -- and opponents are shooting 40.0 percent from 3-point range after the 76ers hit 9 in 24 attempts.

Bobcats guards Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions haven't been a big threat from beyond the arc, hitting a combined 9 for 44, but they're averaging 20.2 and 17.2 points, respectively, during the 4-1 run.

Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is scoring 13.8 points per game with 7.8 rebounds during this stretch, while Byron Mullens is adding 13.0 points and a team-best 10.6 boards per game.

DeMar DeRozan and Andrea Bargnani totaled 46 points on Tuesday when the Raptors opened a stretch of 10 of 12 on the road. The two combined for 50 points in a 92-87 home win April 3 that ended a six-game slide in this series.

All of Toronto's victories have come on the second night of back-to-backs. The Raptors dropped 16 of 20 such games last season.

Game Link: http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/1545...o-raptors.html
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: OGT: Nov 21 Toronto Raptors (3-8) vs Charlotte Bobcats (5-4)

bobcats actually have a pretty interesting team.

toronto leads for 3 quarters get blown out in 4th and loses.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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The bobcats seem to have a very hard working team. Not the most talented, but very hard working
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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toronto leads for 3 quarters get blown out in 4th and loses.

Wouldn't surprise me in the least bit.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: OGT: Nov 21 Toronto Raptors (3-8) vs Charlotte Bobcats (5-4)

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: OGT: Nov 21 Toronto Raptors (3-8) vs Charlotte Bobcats (5-4)

If the Raps lose this one, I'm not even going to lie...I might not watch them again this season. They find the most agonizing and frustrating ways to lose then once in a while show just how talented they are. It's not like we have a roster that screams 3-8 or lottery bound, they are just disappointing in every way shape and form. We don't even need the refs biased officiating to do us in most games we just do it our selves.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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I hope Henderson comes back soon.

I like the Cats to improve to 6-4 in this one.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:13 PM   #8
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I'm sorry but Byron Mullens has to be the ugliest player in the NBA today.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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Default Re: OGT: Nov 21 Toronto Raptors (3-8) vs Charlotte Bobcats (5-4)

Val!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #10
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I'll rephrase that, the ugliest chucker in the NBA today.
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I'll rephrase that again, the ugliest chucking big man in NBA history.
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McGuire is showing what he can do best, filling all defensive fantasy stats.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #13
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So good to see Garbnani shitting on Mullens right now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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MKG is a monster.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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If the Raps lose this one, I'm not even going to lie...I might not watch them again this season. They find the most agonizing and frustrating ways to lose then once in a while show just how talented they are. It's not like we have a roster that screams 3-8 or lottery bound, they are just disappointing in every way shape and form. We don't even need the refs biased officiating to do us in most games we just do it our selves.

they drafted moe harkless thats why...


but seriously the movements they made this summer where just off... maybe tanking again i dont know



i have the cats taking this though this year cats isnt a joke anymore...
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