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Raptors - Pistons game preview

Posted on: November 5, 2008 10:40 am
Edited on: November 5, 2008 10:41 am
Well, game night is here! Raptors at 3 - 0 and the Pistons at 3 - 0. Chris Bosh and the Raptors are looking to hit 4 - 0 for the first time as a team. the Pistons welcome Allen Iverson to the fold and look to him to provide an intensity on offense that was lacking!

the Starters look like this.


Chris Bosh: a solid start averaging 26 and 11 a game with 4 assists.

Jose Calderon: after dropping 25 against the Bucks he is averaging 18 points and 10 assists a game and is in control of the team with a capable backup in Roko Ukic who is getting better every game!

Anthony Parker:  averaging 14 points per game while playing tough defense in every corner of the floor!

Jermaine O'Neal:  a huge part of a very active front court that can score off the drive or inside! had a tough game against the Bucks, but has provided the ROOM that CB4 has needed and has provided almost 3 blocks a game!

Jamario Moon: averaging nearly 11 points per game but has been a beast on defense on the wing! if he can start grabbing 8 - 10 boards a game this starting 5 would be a tough match against any team!


Allen Iverson: a career 27+ points per game scoring machine! not much room to criticize the man's skills, but worry that his shoot first style, and second and third at times could bring an uneasy situation to a very stable locker room. giving up Chauncey Billups who has kept this team focused on offense will require some adjustment! so far he is averaging 18 points and 7 assists per game.

Richard Hamilton: his back court mate, is averaging 19 points and 5 rebounds and 4 assists. he gives them a very solid back court with Rodney Stuckey able to step in when needed.

Tayshaun Prince: is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds and will be looked upon to be a defensive stopper on the outside and provide some extra help inside!

Jason Maxiell: averaging 9 points and 4 rebounds per game. he will be looked upon to step up his game in a big way!

Rasheed Wallace: an underated big man who will torment you inside and out!

I look for this to be a great test of both lineups! i would love to see the Raptors pick up the Win as it would bring a bit more credibility to some of the lofty rankings they have received! i won't rate them in the top 5 until they BEAT a team considered top 5! i am sorry but the Warriors, Bucks nor the 76ers are there yet!

this should be a great game with many interesting plots!

all thoughts welcome!


Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2008 11:37 am

Raptors - Pistons game preview

thanks for the update Methical!  i keep forgetting the deal really is still not finished! the Pistons fans on here are hoping very much that Allen Iverson will play tonight! if Rodney Stuckey starts, the game should be a better game i think! Stuckey and Jose Calderon offer us a look at the next wave of PG's in this league and i must say i like what i see! What happens if Chauncey Billups doesn't report to the Nuggets or fails the physical? anyone heard what is happening with Antonio McDyess at this point?

should be a great game and i too see the Raptors capturing tonight and tomorrow against the Hawks, but that will be a tougher game over all! with the Celtics next week, the season is looking very interesting right from the start!

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2008 10:47 am

Raptors - Pistons game preview

At this point it remains to be seen if AI will be a starter...  Or if he will be playing at all.

The trade is not complete until Billups passes his physical - And at this point, he hasn't even left for Denver yet.

Denver says they don't expect him to play until friday, so who knows if his physical will be completed in time for tonights game.

As a last point, even with the completion of the trade, probably Stuckey starts - AI has only had one shoot around with the team thus far.


Should be a real good game though.  4-0.

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