January 14, 2008

The Intern’s Hard Wood: Raps-Blazers

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

As I was driving home from the ACC, I was still trying to process exactly what went down that afternoon. Bar none, this was the most exhilarating Raptor’s game of the year. Their game vs. the Jail blazers, I mean Portland Trail Blazers, had all the makings of a playoff game. It had many cheers and jeers and the all star play of Calderon, CB4 and rookie of the year Brandon Roy. Everyone showed up to play today, even Bargs. The only real knock against him today was that he got into foul trouble early. He really needs to learn to play with his feet instead of swinging his arms around like a drunken UFC fighter. Our guard play was exceptional though. They were led by my fav Spaniard numero ocho JOOOOOOOOOSE CALDERON. Yet another All-Star performance for him. He shot 70% from the field and was 3 for 4 from behind the arc, finished with 22 points and also dished 10 assists. VIVA LA SPAIN. Somebody needs to create a website to get Jose to New Orleans. Brandon Roy also had a fantastic game for the opposition, finishing with 33 points and 10 dimes, not to mention a 3-pointer at the end of the first OT to tie it up with two seconds left. But it was the resiliency of the Raps that kept them afloat in the two OTs and eventually led to them putting the Blazers down. I seriously hope the Raps can play with this much intensity tomorrow night because we have to play the hard-nosed Pistons at the Palace. Intern out.

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