And while, 'it's the Raptors' is easy to say (and I said it during the game), beating up on them is certainly better than the alternative. Preseason doesn't matter that much, but looking bad in preseason against a bad team would mean something. To see a Boozer-less team be so dominant is at the least a good sign.
Better and more comprehensive coverage here, here, and here. Lots of praise for the new Thibodeau offense, being that it actually looks like an offense. And with our new coach also being able to expertly communicate about the game, I'm afraid I'll be lacking for easy material all season.
A couple other more random things:
- Watched 'Once Brothers', the Vlade Divac / Drazen Petrovic documentary that's part of the very enjoyable (granted, I'm in the wheelhouse) 30 for 30 series on ESPN. I recommend catching a replay this week if you can. Not only is it simply a touching and compelling story of two friends torn apart by war, but the basketball involved is a treat to watch, from seeing formative highlights of the Yugoslavian national team to a thrilling sequence of Petrovic's '92-'93 season with the Nets. That includes some dueling with Jordan and the Bulls, and also peppered in throughout is highlights of Yugoslavian teammate Toni Kukoc. Dan Devine over at Ball Don't Lie has a very nice review.
- Your Northwest Division NBA Blogger previews:
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