After the Raptors got their second win of the season earlier in the week, the team responded by putting fourth arguably it worst game of the season against the Celtics. The Raps defense has fallen apart ever since an injury knocked out Kyle Lowry earlier in the season. If the Raptors are going to beat anyone going forward, the defense has to improve. Against the Celtics, Toronto gave up 30 or more points in two different quarters as well as allowing Boston to shoot 56% from the field. Toronto will be without Kylw Lowry, Alan Anderson and Landry Fields once again in this one and the Raps need to have some new faces step up. Bargnani is averaging 14.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in the last three games after totaling 48 points and 14 rebounds in the previous two, those numbers simply have to improve. Orlando should not be taken lightly as they have been playing their opponents tough this season and have not lost by more than 10 points in their last 3 games.
Lets go RAPTORS!!