January 2, 2013
Raptors have changed since embarrassing loss to Trail Blazers
By RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency
TORONTO - On Dec. 10, the Raptors laid a huge egg in Portland.
For those who have wisely chosen to disavow all knowledge of that game, here’s a recap:
The Raptors fell by 18 points, even though the Blazers set an NBA futility record by missing all 20 attempts from three-point range. The team was outscored 54-26 in the paint with J.J. Hickson and LaMarcus Aldridge making like dual Wilt Chamberlains.
Portland cruised even though Nic Batum and Wes Matthews sat out due to injury.
Kyle Lowry and Andrea Bargnani both left the game after getting injured.
And, finally, Amir Johnson get ejected and eventually suspended, after throwing his mouthpiece at the official following his dismissal.