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Toronto Raptors (31-44) @ Chicago Bulls (42-32)
April 9th, 2005, 8:30 PM EST
Rogers SportsNet


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Rafer Alston, Morris Peterson, Jalen Rose, Chris Bosh, Rafael Araujo


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The Bulls are on a roll right now, I really don't see us winning this one.
I think Rose will have a big game though.
 

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The Bulls are on a roll right now, I really don't see us winning this one.
I think Rose will have a big game though.
If by big game you mean dominate the ball, shoot under 50%, and prevent our other players from getting into an offensive flow, than yeah, big game. At least that's what's happened this season vs. the Bulls. I'm not saying he's played poorly but he sure hasn't helped us to a win. He needs to control himself if we have a chance.
 

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Your chances of winning may be a lot better now. Chandler may not play because of a scratch in his eye and Curry won't be availible as well.

Damn, I'm just imagining playing AD, Othella and Reiner an average of 32 minutes each, with Nocioni seeing some clock at 4 probably. I'm sick of all these damn injuries...

...I can only hope Jalen turns into Nostradamus one more time and predicts another Raptors win over the Bulls, calls us overrated or something to fire us up because we may need it.
 

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raptors with a b2b games...
after sam used only 7 players...not a amart play imo by sam..
i dont know the reason but i think the players will be tired against the bulls...

97-85 bulls
 

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...I can only hope Jalen turns into Nostradamus one more time and predicts another Raptors win over the Bulls, calls us overrated or something to fire us up because we may need it.
I think Jalen will choose to keep his mouth shut this time around.
Especially with the way that we're playing right now, he's not going to make any predictions.
 

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Hopefully we can see a lot of people contributing during tonight's game. I know that we're not making the playoffs or anything, but this one should be fun to watch. Remember, anyone who posts during the game gets rep points from me, and the poster with the most posts in this thread will get 1000 uCash points as well. Let's not forget that the winner of the prediction gets another 1000 uCash points.
Get involved guys!
 

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Raps are out of the playoffs if they lose this game, right? I actually think the Raptors might be able to win, if Chandler and Curry don't play.

Keys to the Game:

--Don't let Ben Gordon explode in the 4th quarter. Put MoPete (best defender) on him.
--Work the ball inside. Without Chandler, they don't really have anyone who can guard Bosh.
--Hit open shots. The Bulls are a good defensive team, so when an open shot actually presents itself, the Raps must take advantage.
 

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who starts at C for us hoffa or Pop?
key will be for cb4 to expliot the bulls current depth he has to beat harrington off the drouble and use his agility, he is too quick for any of those guys since tyson and curry will not be playing.

we cannot leave hinrich open

i perdict mo petew, rose, cb4 all play good

mo 24 pts 7 rebounds 4 assists
rose 22 pts 5 rebounds 5 assists
bosh 32 pts 14 rebounds 2 blocks

raptors 105 bulls 99
 

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Chris Duhon has really killed us from beyond the arc in the past, we can't leave him open from there. And you're right Junkyard Dog13, Bosh can pretty much score at will if Chandler doesn't play. He is much quicker than any one of Chicago's big men.
 

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Even with the injuries to our team, I'll still predict a victory. There's virtually been a new hero every game for us, some hopefully someone will step up.

Raptors: 88

Bulls: 93


Bosh will kill us if TC is out and I just forsee Rose having a nice game. In the end though, someone like Pargo or Pike will save us.
 
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