Raptors continue losing ways
(Sports Network) – At least the Toronto Raptors are having fun lately.
During the end of Thursday’s practice, Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell
participated in a three-on-three halfcourt game with his players.
Where was this comradery when the Raptors needed it most?
But it really doesn’t matter now since Mitchell has a better chance of
changing water into wine than guiding the Raptors to the postseason.
At 23-42 this season, Toronto needs to win the rest of its games and receive
help from other teams.
The Raptors have lost 10 of their last 13 games, including Wednesday’s 105-98
home setback to the Detroit Pistons. The setback guaranteed the Raptors a
losing record for the fourth consecutive season.
The last time Toronto made the playoffs was during the 2001-02 season, that
also was the last time they finished the season above .500 (42-40).
Mike James had 24 points and 11 assists against Detroit for Toronto, which saw
its two-game winning streak come to an end. Morris Peterson added 23 points
and Chris Bosh had 15 points and 11 boards for the Raptors.
The Raptors, who are 2-4 in their last six home games, own a 12-20 record at
the Air Canada Centre this season. They will close out their brief two-game
homestand against the Bucks.