Low point: Losing Kyle Lowry.
High point: Bouncing back from a heartbreaking triple OT loss at home with a win on the road the next night.
Stuff I’ve Noticed:
- Alan Anderson plays with hustle. It’s the hustle of someone who’s just been woken up by a fire alarm, but it’s still hustle.
- The construction at Union Station is making it one of the most unpleasant places to be after a game. The TTC responds to this by adding zero extra staff and opening zero extra entrances on game days.
- With $40 million, MLSE could have bought a beer for every fan at every home game this season. Just sayin’.
“Rookie Terrence Ross is still learning; Linas Kleiza does nothing to improve the Raptors’ sagging defence; Anderson is reliable but limited; Dominic McGuire is an offensive black hole…Andrea Bargnani has re-established himself as the league’s most enigmatic player; the tough defence that Dwane Casey built last year has not reappeared; rookie centre Jonas Valanciunas is having trouble staying on the floor; Kyle Lowry is nursing an injured ankle.”
-The National Post’s Eric Koreen succinctly summarizes the Raptors’ early-season problems. In other words, everything.