I’m torn. Really busted up over this. Do I even want the Raptors to make the playoffs, or would I rather they just put me out of my misery so I can go the Chris Bosh route and jump ship after this season? Better yet, does the team even wanna make the playoffs? Judging by tonight’s spectacle, I’m not so sure. Coming in a game-and-a-half up on Chicago for the East’s final playoff spot, the Raps dropped a 113-112 laugher to the 19-51 Warriors at the ACC.
Bosh tied a career-high with 42 points but missed a layup at the horn off a Sonny Weems steal to secure Golden State’s win, it’s fifth in 37 road games this season. I’m not about to hang this one on CB, though — the man brought it, ravaging a depleted Warrior front line, getting to the line 23 times and grabbing 12 boards and a season-high five steals. Instead, let’s hand the game ball for uselessness to Jose Calderon, who contributed about as much as he has all year in the losing cause. Calderon engineered Toronto’s 13-point first quarter deficit and helped let the game get away again in the third after Bosh and Jarrett Jack led a comeback to draw even around the half.
Corey Maggette had 31, Stephen Curry had 29, eight rebounds and 12 assists and Anthony Morrow had 25 and 10 boards for the Warriors, who made 13 threes and had 31 assists to Toronto’s 15. They shot themselves both in and out of the game at points and even inspired DeMar DeRozan to fancy himself a jumpshooter on consecutive third quarter possessions. Needless to say, that ended the same way it always does.
It’s frustrating, but I’ve long resigned myself to these types of losses. So, this leaves Toronto 38-38 and a game up on Chicago with six to go, including a big home one with those equally-inept Bulls next Sunday. It doesn’t look to friendly leading up to that one, either — next up are the Cavs, Celtics and Hawks (road, home and road). Think I’m just gonna avoid those ones.