Saturday , Nov , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors off to another dreadful start

(Sports Network) – When are the people in the Toronto Raptors’ organization
going to get some moves right and start winning games?

The Raptors lost 15 of their first 16 games last season and are off to a
dreadful 2-6 start this season, including four straight losses. Toronto is
also 0-3 on its current five-game road trip.

Chris Bosh has been the lone bright spot for the Raptors, averaging team highs
in points (21.1) and rebounds (13.4). Bosh has been receiving a lot of double
teams this season, but still is putting up decent numbers. When Bosh is
contained down low, the Raptors usually get more looks from downtown and
surprisingly hold the NBA record for most three-pointers in consecutive games
at 621.

Saturday’s game against Denver will mark Toronto’s first game this season
against a team that is not .500 or better. After tonight’s game the Raptors
will play their next five games against squads at or above the .500 mark.

Toronto, which is 0-4 on the road this season, will finish its trip on Monday
at Utah. Toronto is also in the midst of a stretch of 13 out of 17 games on
the road, where it has lost 10 in a row dating back to last season.

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