Outshot, outscored, outplayed.
Yes, that could be the Russian hockey team out in Vancouver we're talking about, but it was the Raptors on Wednesday night as well.
On a night when most Canadian eyes were on Canada Hockey Place for the much-anticipated Canada-Russia quarterfinal, the 16,161 who showed up at the Air Canada Centre saw an uncharacteristic Raptors performance.
They were careless with the ball, soft defensively, got little support from the bench, and, perhaps worst of all, were thoroughly outplayed by a team that was on its second game in 24 hours for a 101-87 loss.
By rights, the Portland Trail Blazers should have come in fatigued, having travelled from New Jersey on Tuesday night. The Raptors, not having played since Sunday, should have been fresh in comparison.
It didn't look like that.
"We were sloppy with the ball," Raptors head coach Jay Triano said referring to the 16 turnovers that resulted in 17 Portland points. "You can't blame it on any (one guy). We just didn't take care of the ball very well. This is a team (Portland) that doesn't score a lot of fast-break points, but they get 20 of them because we turn it over and they turned those turnovers into fast breaks."
Outside of perhaps Hedo Turkoglu, who looked as into a game as he has been since he wore an Orlando uniform, the Raptors had almost no answer for the likes of Brandon Roy, Andre Miller and Rudy Fernandez.
Roy and Miller led the Blazers with 20 and 18 points, respectively. Fernandez came off the bench to provide 17 more.
Turkoglu felt it was a case of the Raptors passing up good shots in order to make prettier plays, and then getting nothing for their efforts.
"Tonight, we were really trying to do too much, I guess," he said.
"We tried to find the extra man, but sometimes we have to look at our own shots too and, when it's good, we have to take it."
Not to pick on any one Raptor in particular, but a perfect example of what Turkoglu was talking about occurred late in the first quarter when Jarrett Jack appeared to have an open path to the basket, but then inexplicably threw a behind-the-back pass that went straight into the arms of Portland reserve Dante Cunningham.
Jack was probably the second-best Raptor on the court last night after Turkoglu but that kind of uncharacteristic play seemed to be the rule on this night, not the exception.
"They were more physical, shot the ball better, took care of the ball better than we did and they were better defensively," Triano said.
"It's tough to win games when you have that."
It all added up to just the third loss on home court since Dec. 13. Over that period, the Raps have tallied 14 wins at the Air Canada Centre but last night, without Chris Bosh for a third game in a row, there just wasn't enough offence to overcome all the gaffes.
Things aren't going to get any easier for the Raptors either in the next little while. On Friday they host Cleveland and then head on the road for a back-to-back against Oklahoma City and Houston.