Friday, February 2, 2007

Raptors Sweep Monthly Awards

On February 1st, the NBA announced the recipients for the monthly awards. The surging Toronto Raptors sweeped those awards.Sam Mitchell won the Coach of the Month, Andrea Bargnani won the Rookie of the Month and Chris Bosh won Forward of the Month. I think this shows that the Raptors really want to get basketball going in Toronto. They are the hottest team in the Eastern Conference and can get over the 500 mark tonight against the Atlanta Hawks.

A day before the awards were announced, the Raptors faced agent zero and the Washington Wizards. The Raptors crushed the Wizards 119-105. Chris Bosh had 32 points which includes a 3-pointer from his own end. Another player who's really stepped up has been Jose Calderon. He had a career high 22 points on Wednesday and got 9 assists. Against a power house team like Washington, that's impressive. If the team keeps playing like they are now, then they will be way over the 500 mark at the end of the season. I believe they will be in the playoffs and go far. They are better than New Jersey, better than Indiana, better than Orlando, better than Cleveland( without Lebron James) and I think even a little bit better than Chicago. Watch out for these guys!


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