Up and down with Raptors

LANCE HORNBY, SUN MEDIA

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Sept. 29 - On team media day, a bubbly Chris Bosh says that if he and Jermaine O'Neal can get on the same page, "everyone will follow". O'Neal adds "we know what (the media) and the city expects. We have to develop that swagger, to believe we are the better team."

Oct. 29 - Forward Natahn Jawai placed on inactive list with a heart-realted illness.

Nov. 1 - A 91-87 win in Milwaukee moves their record to 3-0.

Nov. 10 - Raptors get intimidated in Boston, giving up 35 points in the fourth quarter to the champion Celtics in a gut-wrenching loss.

Dec. 3 - After a 39-point loss in Denver drops the team to 8-9, GM Bryan Colangelo fires Sam Mitchell and promotes assistant Jay Triano.

Dec. 10 - First win for a Canadian trained coach as Triano's team beats Indianapolis.

Dec. 19 - Disastrous holiday road trip starts off with a loss to the awful Oklahoma City Thunder.

Dec. 31 - Andrea Bargnani starts at centre for the ailing O'Neal and establishes himself as a starter.

Jan. 1 - Talk heats up that Bosh may decide to leave after next season.

Jan. 4 - Jose Calderon's hamstring problem flares up, with inadequate bench strength to compensate.

Jan. 18 - Fractured fibula ends forward Kris Humphries season.

Jan. 21 - Team suffers seven-game losing streak.

Jan. 30 - Calderon's consecutive free throw streak ends at 87, 10 shy of the NBA record.

Feb. 13 - O'Neal experiment ends with a trade to Miami, along with Jamario Moon and a conditional draft pick for Shawn Marion, Marcus Banks and cash. Minimal improvement.

March 13 - Teams suffers a second seven-game losing streak.

March 23 - Court papers in the U.S. filed against Bosh about child support issues. After plenty of bad press, Bosh states his case and the matter is put to rest.

April 5 - Raptors eliminated from NBA playoffs.

April 12 - Raptors final home game brings attendance to 769,707, second highest in team history.

April 15 - Raptors continue NBA record to 860 straight games with at least one three-point bucket.


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