Raptors Rapid Recap: Toronto 111 Detroit 97

- Just when you thought the Raps were all but dead they come out and play one of their better games in weeks against the Detroit Pistons. After completely failing to get-up for the match-up against the Bulls at home the Raptors come out firing on all cylinders in the second half of a back-to-back on the road. It's impossible to explain or predict what this team will do next.

- The Raps will simply on fire on the offensive end. The team had 35 assists on 45 field goals. That is quite the accomplishment. The team shared the ball, got open looks and diced and sliced the little resistence the Pistons put up.

- Easily the best game in a LONG TIME for Andrea Bargnani who was in an offensive groove all night. He had 33 points on 22 shots to go along with 7 rebounds. The Pistons had no answer for Il Mago who on this evening did not perform a disappearing act.

- Another big night for Amit Johnson who stuck it to his former team. Amir had a couple of massive dunks and a great all around game. Although not his greatest rebounding performance he had 26 points.

- If you think the Raptors long term prospects look somewhat bleak you can take solace in the fact that you are not a Pistons fan. Think they want to go back and pretend the Gordon and Villaneuva signings didn't happen?

- So what now for the Raps? They wait to see what Chicago does tomorrow night. A Bulls loss and these two teams are once again tied for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference.

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