The Toronto Raptors took fans on a (mostly awful) rollercoaster ride during last night's game against the Utah Jazz. Unfortunately, their comeback attempt fell short and Utah pulled away for the win. Check out the recaps from the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Jazz blog SLC Dunk. The Desert News also has a piece about impressive rookie guard Eric Maynor, who teamed with starter Deron Williams to run circles around Toronto.
Before the season, ESPN.com's John Hollinger opined that the rebuilt Raptors would be either a raging success or spectacular failure. He had no idea they'd be both at once.
The Globe and Mail's Michael Grange gives Jose Calderon a failing grade after last night's performance.
Also receiving a failing grade from those of us here at the HQ? That would have to be one of the NBA's biggest disappointments, Jarrett Jack.
Kelly Dwyer goes Behind the Box Score to blame Carlos Boozer for allowing Toronto to get back into the game against Utah.
Here are the latest NBA Power Rankings from SB Nation.
The road-weary Raptors admit they had nothing left (as if we couldn't figure that out).
As Raptors Republic notes, there was no moral victory in last night's loss.
The Zan Tabak Herald stays classy with a great Anchorman-inspired headline that pretty much sums up the Toronto-Utah game.
Former NBA star Antoine Walker is a poster child for athletes squandering riches, and faces up to four years in prison because of his lack of financial acumen.