Im kinda having weird feelings. For me its like they had already won the division like a month or even 2 ago when they pulled away from the nets and Knicks. Its hard to describe. Its like im happy but kind of expected it . very weird but very happy that we will be raisin a banner baby. If someone can come up with the preseason predictions it would be very cool. I think the best someone gave us was 30 wins.
I knew that we'd be in contention for the division title but wouldn't have guessed that we'd run away with it like this. Our improvement ranks with some of the all time greats (not that I even know who these other teams are). I watched the Lakers beat the Sonics tonight and even though Kobe scored 46, I don't believe either team to be better than ours, this year or next year. We're battling every night to secure perhaps THE most important first round matchup. The team that Vince abandoned now looks like a powerhouse.
Celebration *****es, now show us your ****ies! our young team has played their hearts out and have earned their title and home court (soon enough). and you know that we're built for the playoffs too - leadership, shot-making ability, toughness, etc - I think we've got the goods to make a run. We've been consistently good this year, playing our way to the best playoff seeding in franchise history (knock on wood).
that said, you have to look closely now at the Atlantic division for future development. these teams have all just hit the bottom of the barrel and will be coming for us with a vengeance next season. can you imagine Boston with Greg Oden? Philly with Brandon Wright?
The Atlantic is going to grow up very quickly but right now, we should all take a moment and bask in the glory of the Raptors' domination of the Atlantic Division. Amen.