Posted by: Jeremy | February 24, 2009

Bosh will not give in to your little mind games, Brian Cardinal…


CB and Cardinal, right before things got a little testy

CB and Cardinal, right before things got a little testy

Though I don’t see a team with such an up-tempo offense winning a championship in today’s NBA, the Raptors used their new strategy tonight to knock off Kevin Garnett Ollie and the mighty T-Wolves. For that, I’m thrilled. We might as well take whatever we can get in this lost season.

The Raptors also benefitted from Chris Bosh’s decision not to knock out Brian Cardinal (he of the worst contract in NBA history fame). After tussling early with the old man and picking up a tech, Bosh regained focus to score 26. Andrea Bargnani, who seems to have caught his third wind of this season, also scored 26 and Anthony Parker added 24.

As I said, when the games really matter (the playoffs, should the Raptors win 118 straight and reach them), I don’t see a team that runs and guns knocking off experienced, battle-tested teams. We’ve seen it time and time again with the Suns flaming out in the playoffs, usually against San Antonio, a proven winner. Still, I’ll admit for the time being this is a better brand of basketball than what Toronto was playing the first 55 games of the season.

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Responses

  1. I have to admit… I do enjoy the new style of play. I mean, anything is better than watching them get blown out by 30.

    Although, you can tell, Jose is still not completely comfortable with the new style of play.

  2. Yeah, it was fun to watch tonight. Not only the way they ran the court but they also moved the ball around well.

    I agree, it’ll take some adjusting for Calderon. He looked pretty good tonight though…

  3. Wait so they aren’t using their “give every fucking game away in the 4th quarter” style anymore?

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  5. […] Bosh will not give in to your little mind games, Brian Cardinal… « That’s what I&… – The Raptors also benefitted from Chris Bosh’s decision not to knock out Brian Cardinal (he of the worst contract in NBA history fame). After tussling early with the old man and picking up a tech, Bosh regained focus to score 26. Andrea Bargnani, who seems to have caught his third wind of this season, also scored 26 and Anthony Parker added 24. […]


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