Raptors Rapid Recap: Toronto 112 Golden State 124

- Well the Raps are really struggling and learning nothing from their past mistakes. In tonight's game Toronto did almost exactly what they did against the Kings and got absolutely destroyed in the second half yet again. In the third quarter, the Raps achillies heal, the Warriors outscored the Raps 41-25, pulling away, and never relinquishing the lead.

- The Raps starters were once again a major disappointment. The wing-men were badly outplayed in every facet of the game and both Bosh and Bargnani were unimpressive. Hedo Turkoglu and Jarrett Jack combined for 11 points. Bargnani showed little, and Chris Bosh, despite a double-double, struggled with 6 turnovers. If it were not for solid performances by Jose Calderon and Amir Johnson the Raps would have lost by 20+.

- There are lots of concerns for this team but clearly the number one concern has to be the perimeter defense. The Raps did not defend at all tonight. The defense was so bad it left Jack Armstrong begging the Raps to dress Marcus Banks against the Trailblazers. Monta Ellis and Steph Curry absolutely destroyed the Raps tonight - combined they had 66 points and 10 threes. Curry, in particular, was just unbelievable. He is a joy to watch and just an excellent young player.

- The Raps never really had a chance in this game as they seemed happy to play at a pace that readily favoured the Warriors. Although they did outscore the Warriors in the paint they turned the ball over way too often (16) and allowed a lesser team dictate the outcome. Outside of Monta Ellis, Steph Curry and Corey Maggette the Warriors are essentially a D-League team. I mean Anthony Tolliver played 39 minutes.

- Also playing into the loss? The Raps were outrebounded by a very undersized Warriors team. The Warriors also did their rebounding damage on the offensive end with 18 offensive rebounds. This is just another indication of how badly the Raps played tonight.

- So what now? There are a lot more questions than answers. Tomorrow night in Portland doesn't look to be much fun and a loss there and the Raps are BELOW .500.

- Get the feeling things are going to end badly this season?

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