Friday, December 19, 2008

Best Chance to Avoid 14 Straight

Tonight the Raptors come to town to take on the Thunder. For Toronto, this game will be the first of a six game road streak. The Raptors are currently in the midst of a three game skid and have only won two of their last ten games. They are one of the few teams struggling as bad as the Thunder right now.

Chris Bosh leads the Raptors in scoring averaging 23.6 points per game but that average has drastically fallen over the past 10 games. He's failed to score more than 25 at any point over that span, and if the Thunder can contain him to fewer than 20 it will leave a wide opening for them to get the win.

OKC is going to need two of Durant, Green, and Westbrook to have big games to win this one. We're pretty sure we can count on Durant, so it's probably going to come down to which of Green and Westbrook can do it. Personally I don't care which one it is (both would be nice!), as long as one of them does it.

As a side note, the Raptors' Jose Calderon is having quite the season from the free throw line hitting a perfect 59 of 59 in the 23 games he's played. The all-time record in the NBA for consecutive free throws? 97 by Michael Williams in 1993. Why do I mention this? Mostly just to jinx him so he misses one against the Thunder.

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