The question heading into tonight's game: Can the offensively challenged Chicago Bulls top 130 points against the porous Toronto Raptors defence? Check out gameday previews from Raptors Republic, National Post, NBA.com and Chicago Tribune.
RaptorBlog.com's Scott Carefoot points out that the Raptors are making history -- both good and bad. After seven games, Toronto has the best Offensive Rating (118.1 points scored per 100 possessions) and the worst Defensive Rating (120.3 points allowed per 100 possessions) in the NBA. At their current pace, the Raptors would have the best offence and the worst defence since the advent of the three-point shot in the 1979-80 season.
Are the Raptors one of the 10 teams expressing interest in Stephen Jackson?
The official 2010 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled yesterday, and a total of four Raptors (Andrea Bargnani, Chris Bosh, Jose Calderon and Hedo Turkoglu) made the cut. If early season performance means anything, Bosh should be an All-Star starter. But if defence and rebounding don't factor into your All-Star selections, go ahead and rock the vote for Bargnani, Calderon and Turkoglu!
ESPN's NBA Future Power Rankings are not exactly kind to the Raptors, who make an appearance at number 16.
Big Country and Mighty Mouse -- a match made in jersey heaven.
Bosh questions his teammates passion for making coach Jay Triano's defensive system work.
The voice of the Raptors, Paul Jones, is disturbed by the lack of commitment on the defensive end of the floor.
The National Post's Eric Koreen on why scoring alone won't save the Raptors.
TSN's Tim Chisholm thinks the Raptors must stick to their guns.
Check out the latest power rankings from CBSSports.com.
ESPN's Mark Stein goes inside the All-Star ballot selections to explain glaring omissions like Chris Kaman and Joakim Noah.