The writing was on the wall. After playing their hearts out against the Lakers the night before, one might assume the Raptors would come into Sacramento and play like a team on fire. Desperate for a win, to stop their slide down the Eastern Conference standings. Sadly, just the opposite occurred.
The team was outplayed and out-executed by a spirited Sacramento squad. And after the Kings posted 43 points in the third quarter, the game was effectively over. Leaving the Raptors to look long and hard in the mirror, as they continue to drop in the standings.
CB4 and getting to the line
Chris Bosh had a bad game tonight. Sacramento took away his drive for the majority of the game forcing Chris to make shots. Unfortunately for us, his jumper was off, shooting 30 percent for the night.
The concern though is how little we’ve seen Chris get to line since he’s returned – averaging 3 attempts per game. That’s 6 attempts lower than his season average. A remarkable drop off.
Tyreke Evans and the rookie race.
Evans makes tough shot after tough shot. The kid has got it. The game seems to be effortless for him. This season, as a whole, has been one of the best Rookie of the Year races I can remember. Maybe not the flashiest. It’s a three horse race between Curry, Evans and Jennings. And for my money Evans gets it. Before I saw him tonight, I would have said Curry.
Is the ship is sinking?
My writing partner put it best. If the ship was pointed in the wrong direction over the last few games, it’s most certainly sprung a leak and is starting to sink. It’s gut check time. Not sure if it’s going to take a team meeting, or a tongue lashing from Jay, but something has to be done to turn this second half around. They did it before and they can do it again. Maybe a little positive thinking is key.
Not Zan of the Night
Tonight was one of his worst games of the season. He hasn’t quite looked himself since returning from his ankle injury.
Zan of the Night
His first career triple double. The Raptors couldn’t find a way to stop him tonight. Although, not many teams have.
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**Jeremiah McNama The Zan Tabak Herald