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To try and shake my run of bad-luck (1-18 when I cover), RR has me doing pre-game coverage today instead. The Raps play the league’s cellar dweller in what should be a confirmation win, providing some positive feedback after a run of close and hard-fought losses. Check it out.

Coming off three great games (beating the Celtics, and close losses to the Lakers and Knicks), the Raptors performed admirably yet again, hanging in with the Spurs throughout. In the end, the experience and talent of the Spurs won out, but the game wasn’t without it’s bright spots for the Raptors. Check it out.

1-17 when I cover. This is getting ridiculous. I should have been betting against the Raptors every time I was assigned coverage, I’d be a rich man. Anyway, the Raptors battled back from down 18 to force overtime, only to end up losing anyway. My post-game analysis is long-winded. Check it out.

The count is now at 1-16. The Raptors are 1-and-fricken-16 when I cover their games for RR. They lost by 36 to the Celtics even though Rondo sat out and The Big Three combined for just 66 minutes. Shoot me. But still….check it out.

The Raptors got hammered in an ugly one against the Hawks, but Milos Raonic was in attendance with his plastic girlfriend! Not much to discuss in terms of actual basketball, though Ed Davis is looking better. Check it out!

As is becoming semi-regular of late, Trev Smith and I went back and forth on some NBA items via email, and I’ve tidied it up to pass off as an actual piece of writing! We touch on the Raptors in the face of the Andrea Bargnani injury, how to build the team from here through [...]

Doing pre-game for a change, to see if we can maybe avoid the Raptors terrible 1-14 record in games I do post-game coverage for. Still, I’m thinking the frontcourt dominance of the Jazz is too much for the Raptors to handle, even with Bargnani back. Check it out!

The Raptors are now 1-14 when I’m covering games for Raptors Republic. If they ever get competitive, I should probably quit, in the best interest of the team. Anyway, the post-game report is there. Check it out.

I got a puppy, named José. He is awesome but frustrating. Much to the chagrin of commenter John, I used his training as an analogy for this young, inexperienced, and frustrating Raptors team following an embarrassing loss to the Nets. Check it out.

Lengthy Email Discussion on the NBA, Part 2

Posted: 3rd December 2011 by Blake Murphy in Blake Murphy, NBA Ball, Trev Smith

So Trev and I got talking when the NBA announced that an agreement had been reached on a tentative deal. It started to get detailed, so we formalized it a bit and decided to turn it into a piece for the site. 7500 words later, we thought it was time to split it into two [...]