Toronto 82 Final
Recap | Box Score
119 Washington
D. Carroll 18 MIN | 1-4 FG | 0-0 3FG | 2-2 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 4 PTS | — +/-

Made a couple of iffy gambles on defense but otherwise looked spry, moving well without the ball and crashing the offensive glass. He got through preseason healthy, which is all I care about.

P. Siakam 19 MIN | 3-8 FG | 0-1 3FG | 1-2 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | — +/-

Your potential opening night starter continued to play to the book on him – he’s incredibly fun, his energy will lead to some extended possessions and transition baskets, and he’ll make the mistakes you’d expect from a somewhat raw rookie.

J. Valanciunas 22 MIN | 2-8 FG | 0-0 3FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 5 PTS | — +/-

William Lou damn near had a Twitter meltdown as the Lithuanian lumbered his way through an abhorrent defensive first half. There’s nights guys don’t have it, and then there’s the week Valanciunas had, where it’s looked like his conditioning has actually regressed. He’s too good to be having back-to-back nights like this.

K. Lowry 30 MIN | 3-11 FG | 0-4 3FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 5 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 6 TO | 8 PTS | — +/-

Weird minutes from the Top Guy tonight. Uncharacteristically sloppy with the ball, his shot was errant despite some nice space over top of screens, and he didn’t seem to be in top gear on defense (though guarding twos for a stretch with VanVleet may have contributed). I am exactly zero percent concerned. Lowry’s maybe just preseasoned out. Like all of us.

D. DeRozan 30 MIN | 11-24 FG | 1-5 3FG | 11-12 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 34 PTS | — +/-

Did everything in his power to make sure he had taken enough preseason field-goal attempts, firing off 24 in 30 minutes. And he was really efficient with those touches, scoring 34 points thanks to an EZ Pass to the free-throw line. We’ll always quibble with some of the longer mid-range stuff, and his defense was emblematic of the team’s as a whole, but so long as the mix leans toward drives and the post game, he can be efficient.

P. Patterson 24 MIN | 3-9 FG | 0-2 3FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | — +/-

It’s nice that he’s trying new things by putting the ball on the floor and attacking off the catch. Those are important elements for him to have so opponents can’t close out as aggressively when he spots up. But they remain a work in progress, and he either needs to improve as a finisher or commit to trying to draw contact in the paint (he’s strong enough).

T. Ross 10 MIN | 1-2 FG | 1-1 3FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 3 PTS | — +/-

Hard to judge from such a small run – Ross sat the second half to ice his knee, likely according to plan – but he didn’t look uncomfortable or anything. Would have been nice to keep him on the floor to keep his momentum going, but it’s perhaps telling that he played ahead of Powell, so he hasn’t lost his First Wing spot.

B. Caboclo 6 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 3FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | — +/-

Saw a brief stint at center while Siakam was guarding Oubre in a small-versus-small end-game scenario. He did that with the 905 a bit, too, and it stands to reason that his switch to “four-three” from “three-four” will include more minutes as a funky rim protector. Had a nice left-handed drive and kick to Siakam that led to a bucket.

L. Nogueira 8 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 3FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | — +/-

I mean…come on. Nogueira finally has a healthy camp, shows some progress and consistency, locks down the backup center job, then comes out as the ONLY Raptor playing good defense early (what a world)…then he rolls an ankle on Marcus Thornton’s foot. Hopefully this is a day-to-day thing and the four days off get him right without losing momentum.

J. Poeltl 12 MIN | 1-2 FG | 0-0 3FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | — +/-

He might be looking at an opportuinity with Sullinger and Nogueira banged up, and I think he’d be fine in small minutes. He’s still going up to frantically around the rim, and it comes off as “weak” (I think it’s more “rushed”), but he’s had some nice moments on defense and really hit the glass well in this one.

F. VanVleet 24 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-1 3FG | 1-2 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 3 PTS | — +/-

Not the best of last-minute extended auditions, but outside of one tough turnover, he continued to play within himself and provide a steadying presence. Even saw time alongside Lowry, which was probably cool given how big a fan he is.

D. Crawford 12 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-2 3FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | — +/-

Not a great closing argument for Crawford, who has had a mostly solid preseason. Then again, garbage time isn’t exactly where you’d expect a potential low-usage, defense-first guy to shine, and he was behind Ross and Powell for minutes here.

B. Heslip 2 MIN | 1-1 FG | 0-0 3FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 2 PTS | — +/-

Isn’t nine feet tall, and as such couldn’t catch the pass sent his way for a corner look. Came in, hit a bucket, made a hustle play. He’s third in line for the 15th spot, despite doing everything asked of him the last few weeks.

N. Powell 23 MIN | 2-6 FG | 2-4 3FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | — +/-

Still trying to find the balance between role player and bench-unit gunner, Powell was a little over-aggressive when not playing with primary rotation guys. He was also one of the only Raptors playing defense, showed some nice vision on a few drive-and-kicks, and continued shooting the ball well – he’s 7-of-16 on threes this preseason, an encouraging sign.

Dwane Casey

Just giving him this as a placeholder grade because I don’t know how to hang a 37-point preseason loss on a coach.

Five Things We Saw

  1. The Raptors made Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre look like All-Stars. I like both of those players more than most, I’ve gathered, but being on the wrong end of lingchi from a pair of un-established wings is a really bad look for the defense.
  2. Everything was a bad look for the defense, really. The Wizards’ primary rotation did a great job whipping the ball around the perimeter and assisting on most baskets, and of knocking down open shots. Still, credit for “making shots” can only extend so far when there’s such a steady diet of open looks.
  3. The Raptors have four practice days before the opener. I had assumed they’d get one of the next two days off, but after tonight’s performance, that might not be the case. This is about as disappointing a way to end the preseason as you can imagine, and I’d expect Casey wants to rinse that taste from the collective mouth ahead of Wednesday.
  4. Can we shorten the preseason? Jared Sullinger is hurt, Lucas Nogueira is hurt, Terrence Ross is still limited, Cory Joseph has a tummy ache. I mean, maybe it’s better the team had the extra time to heal up, especially with respect to DeMarre Carroll, but I feel like everyone would be better off with just five games over the same month-long camp.
  5. The opener goes Wednesday. I’m eternally grateful to get to spend another season with y’all, even after nights like this.

  • TheSpiceTyrant

    That was nearly as uncomfortable as watching Trumps speech last night. I wish the timelords could give me back that time.

    • Mike$

      The Raps could have been shut out and it wouldn’t have been as bad as the debate last night lol

      • Raptorstand

        We must have a bunch of Wynne voters here .

    • justsayin

      The game was rigged. The wizards were tremendous. Raptors were a disaster. No one respects women more than DRose. Etc.

    • Bargsgone

      KAHN did you try the wormhole

      • raptorfan07

        You are what you are and that will not change…..

  • justsayin

    I miss Biyombo.

    • Mike$

      Meh, Biz was never able to help out the starters defense last year either. It didn’t matter whether JV or Biz started or Carroll, JJ or Norm on the wing, the starters were always terrible defensively. They gotta figure it out

      • Coulj

        That’s because Klow,Scola and DD are not good defenders. The numbers you are using do tell the whole story, the eyes test tells me BB is a much better defender, more mobile than JV. That’s why in crunch time , DC would sub JV for BB for defensive purposes.

    • Henry Swagson

      What would he have done?

      • justsayin

        He wouldn’t have been a +38, but it’s rare that he disappoints on the defensive end. He competes for tough rebounds and wins a decent amount. I just enjoy watching the guy play.

        And sometimes I just get tired of Valanciunas. Second defensive possession of the game Siakam switches onto Beal and did a heck of a job. Then Gortat flashes in the key and hits an easy hook over JV. Frustrating. Second half JV tries to back down Gortat, finally takes a turn around jumper that misses badly. Then Gortat beats JV down the floor for an easy layup. Frustrating.

        • Dunkenstein

          JV wasn’t the only sleepwalker out there last night…. he was closer to comatose.

          • Henry Swagson

            Did you see the amount of 3s they made? I’m sure JV was guarding those guys on the perimeter too. Everyone was terrible.

        • Coulj

          Yes, we will miss BB , JV ‘s weakness on defense will be exposed this year.

          • Bargsgone

            word

      • Bargsgone

        dude! go back to your baseball… when the season start just keep your eyes on #17 and i’m sure he’ll have a 13 game thingy

        • Henry Swagson

          What?

    • SGU

      We’ll be hearing a lot more of this once the season starts

      • justsayin

        Yup

      • Bargsgone

        you bet! dumb GM shutdown the Bizness cause he wouldn’t pay the rent, we never get nice things. Ricky Henderson, Dave Windfield, Joe Carter nice things

    • troy

      he will be missed HUGE

      • LeeZ

        WRONG! He will be missed YUUUUUUUUUGE.
        Jayna! (sorry, I have to stop watching Trump…)

  • Mike$

    Raps starters really need to get their defence figured out. Can’t even point a finger at anybody, they all gave up back door cuts and were caught standing around.

  • Henry Swagson

    Bad shooting and bad defence. We looked to be pushing the issue tonight. Raptors are a slowed paced squad, they need to be more methodical, like they were with the pistons and cavs.

  • Mike$

    Seemed like a a scrimmage game for the raps. JV took quite a few 18-20 footers that he will probably shy away from and PP took some shots very different from his typical looks. Looked like players were trying out new stuff before they need to play for real. Good time to see players attempting to expand their game.

    Only things im worried about are JV’s conditioning and the health of a few players.

  • Bendit

    Raps were playing Blue Jays ball.

    • Plenty of Wing Span

      nope, you are insulting the Jays Defence too. They were playing Minnesota Twins baseball level effort

  • Sinbad

    Yikes.

  • Adriiian

    “Can we shorten the preseason? Jared Sullinger is hurt, Lucas Nogueira is
    hurt, Terrence Ross is still limited, Cory Joseph has a tummy ache.”

    Come on dude. 8 games in a month or so.. That’s not why guys are getting injured. Just bad luck. You can land on a guys foot and roll your ankle anytime (practice too.)

  • Andrew Umukoro

    puke

  • n8

    I wasn’t going to post anything, but damn what has gotten into JV these days? Ever since the playoffs his game has been completely flat, including his completely lackluster Olympic performance. It could just be a slump or fatigue, but whatever it is it’s having a global effect on his performance. He seems slightly slimmer this year (or maybe it’s the new haircut) as if he went on a low carb diet or something like that, but if anything his mobility looks to have taken a step back this season, a shame considering he’s probably given up a bit of bulk. The league is trending towards speed over strength, and while I’ve made my peace that Jonas will never be considered a fast player, I didn’t really expect him to get slower either.
    His body language looks somewhat concerning too. I get that hes usually a reserved guy, but he seems visibly agitated more often than I’m used to him seeing and theres none of that intensity and effort on the glass and on his drives. A couple of times tonight he quite literally threw the ball at the basket for a brutal miss instead of his usual sweeping hook or floater.

    This is a big season for Jonas. For the first time, there isn’t really another big on the roster that will eat significantly into his minutes, meaning hes bound to clear 30 minutes a game. If his per minute numbers for his career are any indication, he should be bound for a breakout season. If you consider how dominant he was in the playoffs as probably the Raptors best player until the injury, we should be expecting an all star level season from him. It’s hard to believe that tonight’s Jonas and the 20-10 playoff Jonas are only a few months removed from each other. Let’s just hope tonight was rock bottom, and not of sign of things to come.

    • LeeZ

      My sentiments exactly. I didn’t watch the game last night, but everything else I’ve seen from him has been negative in relation to his seeming break-out in the playoffs last year. I share the hope you express in your last sentence.

    • Bargsgone

      i’ll tell you what the problem is nooo Bizness and his job is secured. no need to improve,did you hear what his coach said? dedication dedication

  • Plenty of Wing Span

    When’s Boogie coming?

  • justsayin

    This is a big year for JV. With Biyombo being the only significant loss from the 56 win roster it’ll be clear this season how much of the team’s success was due to which centre and which centre the team can survive without.

    I don’t see a drop off coming from the team’s 2 all stars. As JV goes this team will go. And if he struggles he’s not gonna be able to hide in the shadow of Lowry and DeRozan anymore.

    I honestly couldn’t give a shit about his offense or more touches or any of that. His best offensive role on this team is as a garbage man and the occasional roll to the hoop. I don’t mind at all if they keep it that way.

    And outside of being able to contain the pick and roll better we need him to be a beast on the boards. I’d much rather him average 8 and 12 than 12 and 8.

    • Tragic Mugatu

      Garbage man / hoop rolls might be the best role for a C on the Raptors, but it’s a pretty imperfect use of Valanciunas, whose biggest skill is bullying players in the post to get high-% buckets outside of the normal offensive flow. I hear what you’re saying about his defense and rebounding being more key than his offense this year, but if the team puts him in a role that doesn’t deploy his best & most unique skill then there’s a fundamental fit issue

      • justsayin

        Sure there are games where he has it going in the post early and they forget about him. But those are the exception not the rule. His stats are great to this point in his career but I’d argue that is because the coaching staff and the leaders on the team who see what he can do in practice understand his limitations and do their best to avoid putting him in positions where he has less chance to succeed.

        If the raptors had Cousins or one of the Gasols or take your pick from a number of legit big men with legit offensive game I have zero doubt that Lowry would make sure those guys touched the ball. JV is not an intuitive player. He overthinks everything. He’s at his best with tip ins and rolls. That’s my opinion. Maybe you don’t agree. But maybe we’ll see as the season unfolds.

        • Tragic Mugatu

          I’m not making any claim about whether he should or shouldn’t get more touches or anything, I’m just saying that “guy who bullies/outmaneuvers players in the post for quick baskets” is the general type of center he is. He’s pretty adept at tip-ins and rolls as well, and every center should have some versatility, but he’s not a steven adams type where orebs and rim runs are what his game is centred around.

          You’re welcome to think JV isn’t actually that good at that low-post basket-getting stuff, but that still comes back to the fit issue I’m talking about. If your C isn’t using his trademark skill, or if you think he isn’t actually that good at that trademark skill, why have him on the team instead of one of the many other Cs who are also good at rolls and tip-ins but can provide other key skills such as perimeter D or rim protection as well?

          • justsayin

            I think you’re absolutely right.

          • Coulj

            It’s has been a fit issue for a while. JV is a good centre, but he has too many limitations to be truely elite.
            A modern centre should either be very athletic with a great motor or have a high bball IQ with great passing and footwork , none of these apply to JV who has great hands , good rebounder , and strong.

            • Tragic Mugatu

              I think there’s a parallel between demar and jv in that they have a problem of being “not modern enough” that’s tied to their specific combinations of weaknesses — they can’t do x well enough to make up for not doing y.
              Neither defends well for their position so they’d have to be elite on O to make up for it. But on O they’re held back by not being a good enough distributor to be ideal on-ball or a good enough range shooter to be ideal off-ball.

              The range is less of an issue at C than on the wing of course, but at C the defense becomes a bigger issue. And like Demar’s O has the problem of not having enough shooting to work off-ball or enough passing to work on-ball, JV’s D has the problem of not having enough rim protection to work staying down low or enough perimeter mobility to work switching outside.

              So the challenge for both those guys isn’t so much about getting better in general as it is about addressing one of those key flaws that make them kind of broken as modern starters. (or maybe half-addressing two of them). If you can remove one of the flaws then the others become less of an issue (eg if demar can hit spot-up 3s then he won’t need the ball so constantly that the lack of passing becomes harmful)

              • Coulj

                You are correct with your assessment, but I don’t think those flaws can be corrected , these players are set.
                Demar takes as many shots as he wants, he knows that that he is a great scorer. I do not see any incintive for DD to change, Casey push him to change.

    • raptorfan07

      Would just love to see Masai trade this guy away, does not fit well with this current team.

  • troy

    I hate to say it, but Poeltl reminds me for some reason of arujjo,,,I sure hope he doesnt turn out that way

    • Noelle

      Other than the position they play, and what franchise drafted them, there’s nothing remotely similar about them, but okay.

      • LeeZ

        They’re both white, and neither of them is American. Um…what else…they both wear underwear underneath their pants rather than overtop. That’s all I got.

      • troy

        both ofey lookin dudes, 1 inch seperates their height, no post games, no jump shot, only good for bangin down low, and even then not very effective, gets the odd rebound, drafted fairly high in the first round, other guys with better potential were taken after them, only drafted because it was an area of need,,ya youre right, no other similarities,,,but okay

        • LeeZ

          What does ofey mean? Yes, I’ll give you that neither had or has a post game. Jacob has a nice jump shot, actually. Jacob is NOT a banger. He gets excellent position by virtue of an uncanny sense of where the rebound will be. And he gets more than the odd rebound, especially at the offensive end, where he gets numerous putback opportunities. The last three I agree with, although I’m not sure he was drafted only because it was an area of need. Yes, it was an area of need, but I don’t think that was the deciding factor in Masai’s mind (based on his public statements). They play the game SO differently. The similarities you raise are, for the most part, based on circumstances rather than styles of play.

          • troy

            well, all I can say is, I guess we’ll see when the regular season starts how he turns out and how he looks,,again, this is only opinion based comparing the 2 but thats just what I see in the 2, the similarities,,,U think he has a nice jump shot? I say he was drafted in an area of need just because I believe they thought they would be losing biyombo (which will hurt greatly), and there is no one else to back up Jonas really,,,can U imagine Nougeira starting all those games last year that Jonas got hurt instead of Biyombo? And what if Jonas gets hurt again this year? Atleast Siakim seems like a good pick

            • Noelle

              How this season works out? How about giving a 20 year old, with a whopping 90 minutes of preseason (you actually take this shit seriously? lol) some slack over what a 24 year old delivered when entering the league. effing unreal, smh

              • troy

                Ive asked you before and I’ll ask you again,,do yourself a favour and withhold from commenting on peoples opinions,,,you bring everyones iq down a notch whenever you comment, especially the way you do it,,I gave my opinion, and I aint changin, and if you dont like it, well, who cares

                • Noelle

                  You’ve asked me before? Oh well, that makes all the difference in the world,,,,, not, but if you think that’s how things should work, take notice that this will be the first time I say to go find another hobby. Next time I’d expect you to obey the request, eh.

                  And how would I be doing myself a favour? Please do tell, as I’m quite interested in that concept. But refraining from commenting on peoples’ opinions are not part of internet comment sections, in fact it’s a very big part of it, so I would suggest that if you want to avoid such difficulties, stay away and find another hobby (that’s the 2nd time!).

                  Only you have the ability to lower your i.q., so don’t blame me for your not so solid opinions. You’re not changing your opinion? In no way did I expect you to, but you seem to have mistaken me for someone who cares. 🙂
                  Have a nice day, eh.

                • troy

                  ya youre the same clown who goes around commenting on peoples posts acting like a tool,,its embarrassing,,, then wondering why people think youre a goof,,,you cant seem to have a normal convo, thatz why Ive asked you before to take a hike,,,always makes me laugh you brave guys who demean people behind a computer, and talk tough and curse at guys, at the same time act like you know what youre talking about, then act all big and bad when some one has an opinion that dares go against what you say,,,what a reject,,and yes, guys who talk like you, do have the ability to lower people IQs, thats how dumb you sound,,,so just beat it alright,,oh, and have a nice day

                • Noelle

                  LOL, look here, we have a kid aspiring to be the Trump of RR, making shit up and talking tough with babble full of personal insults. You won’t finding cursing from me here or elsewhere, nor will find personal insults like you’re showering me with. There seems to be something you haven’t quite advanced to yet. Questioning someone’s opinion, or debating it, is not demeaning them, just their opinion. What you’re writing here is a different story, as your defense of my rebuttals to you is to turn to personal insults and your woe is me whinefest, without a single reference to my counter arguments. Once again, only you can lower your i.q. and you’re doing a heck of job at it.

                • troy

                  ‘(you actually take this shit seriously? lol)’,,yep youre right, you dont use cursing,,like I said, effecting peoples iq because of stuff like that,,no offense guy, but you got some issues,,I seen some weird comments on here the other day from yu, and something aint right upstairs,,,not to make light of people mentalities,but you seem a little off,,,just keep your distance, and dont talk to me

                • Noelle

                  lol, precious. “no offense guy” and “not to make light of people mentalities” while doing exactly that, and you say I’m “a little off”? pure gold

                • troy

                  sorry dude, just going by what I see and read

                • Noelle

                  Well, there are different ways to respond to what we see and read. I chose to respond to your opinions, not you personally. You chose to not respond to what I wrote, but to attack me personally, in a manner that we’ve been told will warrant being sent to the corner by moderators. I guess that kind of moderation will be reserved for only certain people.

                  You should apologize to yourself, not me, as all you’ve done in your demands to leave you alone is incite me to watch for you misguided opinions even more. Be careful what you ask for, because do it in such a pissy manner, and you’ll likley get the opposite of what you wish for.

                  PS. if you see my use of the word “shit” as cursing, you gotta get out from behind mommy’s skirt a little more.

                • troy

                  well listen here high and mighty,,take a look at how you talk and respond to people in general then maybe you’ll see,,,’normal’ people respond to opinion with class and respect,,you did the same thing last year, as youre doing now in responding to things, and thats why Ive asked you to dont even fricken talk to me, youre like a leech,,,like I said, I seen some of your other posts, and dude, it aint normal, theres something wrong with you,,I like when people give good responds to posts, but what u do, is infant like,,,and I tell you youre clown like because thats how u act, not just with me, with others too, and its embarrassing,,class up

                • Noelle

                  lol, the likes of you calling me abnormal, I consider a compliment, but if you want to speak to class and respect, perhaps you should go back and read this convo again while taking a peak in the mirror.

                • troy

                  I suggest you do the same,,, maybe you’ll see who started with the sarcasm and cursing,,oh wait ‘you dont use cursing’, I forgot,,, its like youre blind or something, priceless

      • Bargsgone

        “nothing remotely similar about them” oh p00ka

      • justsayin

        Went to college in the state of Utah.
        Played basketball.
        Played in the NBA.
        Drafted by the raptors.
        Put their pants on one leg at a time.
        Not expected to be part of a mission to colonize Mars.
        That’s all I got….

    • justsayin

      Don’t think you have to worry about that.

  • RaptorFanM

    have to agree with n8 — JV is not himself — looks lethargic and uncertain – lacking the intensity and drive shown against Miami in the playoffs. Very generous rating of Bruno and Bebe — Bruno is a wishful thinking long shot project, and Bebe has to show he can earn minutes. The perimeter shooting is of concern — they won’t go far unless they find consistent shooters from downtown — an off season need that wasnt really addressed. Yes, there are many ways to win & a healthy Sullinger joining last year’s calibre of Lowry & company plus a healthy and hopefully better Carroll will help things — but supporting cast needs to be better and more consistent.

  • raptorfan07

    This team will not be the same without there best defensive player and rim protector Biyombo. He covered up many mistakes that we will not get this season and it will not be easy just to outscore teams.

  • steve fisher

    Disgusting lack of EFFORT, PRIDE, or PROFESSIONALISM !!! Shame on the starters especially the so called Captains ??? Is this the pathetic example of leadership you want to embarrass your younger team mates with !!! This is not a new problem or cancer !!! The Raps last year were 29th out of 30 teams in the average number of assists/game !!! I know DD and KL want to win BUT obviously they do not realize that in a 1000 years they will never win with THEIR SELFISH ISO ball which totally KILLS team moral and TEAM play !!! The 2 captains took almost HALF of all the shots, the exact opposite of the WINNING Wizards who had great ball and player MOVEMENT as well as spacing with a healthy 33 ASSISTS !! The SELFISH Raps had 8 yes an almost impossible 8 assists which would be almost impossible to do even if for some warped reason you tried to stink that badly !!! Another disturbing aspect of this VERY SERIOUS problem was the apparent lack of reaction from Coach Casey and his assistants??? KL had 5 NP 2 and I think TR had 1 which is HIGH for HIM ?? The STARTERS especially, rarely ever kept between their CHECK and the basket while being able to see the ball ( basketball 101 for beginners ) Because of their total lack of effort and focus and poor defensive position the Wizards were WIDE OPEN all night and after hitting a few uncontested shots early several got IN the ZONE for the rest of the night !! The starters in +/- were DC -20, JV -23, KL -25, PS -30 ( he put in more EFFORT than the other experienced starters combined ) and the champion BALL HOG of the night DD -34 which completely negates his 34 points which allowed them to get EMBARRASSED by 37 points This is the WORST EFFORT by a Raprors TEAM EVER Next time I’ll tell you what I really think !!!!! GO RAPS GO!!!