Posts Tagged ‘Celtics’

It was your standard Raptors game; solid first half, up ten after three quarters, questionable coaching, late-game implosion, another close loss. Rapception. The highlights, in case you need them:

 

This has happened so many times, that it’s becoming difficult for me to find new ways to post my thoughts on the Raptors’ 2012-2013 bumblings. So in the interest of keeping things fresh around here, I offer you a series of haikus inspired by tonight’s game.

Bargnani is back.
It seems coming off the bench
Suits him much better.

I think that Garnett
And the rapper DMX
Are long-lost brothers.

Nothing in the world
Will wreck your offensive flow
Quite like John Lucas.

Dear coach Dwayne Casey:
Why is Alan Anderson
Playing in the fourth?

Did we really think
That acquiring Rudy Gay
Would mean the 8th seed?

You’re welcome, Boston.

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Just Let Me Enjoy This Moment.

Posted: February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I just had one of those walks home that only a Raptor fan can have.

My head was held high. My strides were a bit longer. And brief, ridiculously optimistic thoughts raced through my head:

“You know, if Bargnani comes back, we might be able to make the playoffs.”…”I really think the Raptors have turned the corner defensively.”…”Calderon will be an all-star next year, for sure.”…”A bit of time and some smart trades, and we’re in the Finals.”

When you're a Raptor fan, beating the Celtics makes you think that this is possible.

Yeah, tomorrow morning I’ll probably come back down to earth. The buzz of victory and $12 beer will wear off, and I’ll wake up, as confused as a frat boy the morning after a tailgate party, look over at my Raptors shirt hanging lazily on the back of a chair and laugh in spite of myself.

But for now, I’m going to enjoy it: Raptors 86 – Celtics 74.

Thank you, Boston.

The Boston Celtics, known for having more NBA Championships than the Raptors have fans, won their 3000th game by handing the Raps a 20-point loss.

Toronto is on pace to collect its 3000th win sometime in the year 2307.

You’re welcome, Boston.