That’s a shame
I personally believe that it is still embarassing if you get destroyed by the Charlotte Bobcats. But if anything, they are a well-coached team. Plus they’ve only given up 100 points or more in a game once this season, and despite being losers of seven of their past eight, kept the Raptors to 81 Wednesday night. The Raps shot under 35%, and the scoresheet is hideous to look at: Bosh 5 of 14, Turkoglu 2 of 7, Belinelli 2 of 9.
Back-to-backs, plane rides, whatever. Bench warmer Patrick O’Bryant was singing the praises of the Charlotte Ritz Carlton on Twitter for what it’s worth, so don’t blame the hotel. Forget defence completely – it’s a mythical creature here, like the Yeti, or his North American cousin, the Sasquatch.* It’s clear now that this is how Toronto will live and die, so enjoy the orgasmic highs and heroin-withdrawal lows.
*Stolen from a Seinfeld episode
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