See, THIS is why you worry about playing the Raptors ... those boys can shoot! Seriously, 15-21 from 3-pt range, 19-19 from the FT line, good gosh. You could see from the beginning of the game that this was going to be one of those nights that Toronto was going to be making everything, so the Cs had better match it, and they almost did. But there's no shame in losing that game, you just tip your hat to the Raptors and congratulate them on making dang near every shot they took -- including the big one by Jose Calderon that wasn't a three, but a three-point play on a drive to the basket that was muy pretty. Glad we've got that team out of the way for the (regular) season.
And here, I was going to give tons of credit to the Washington Wizards for stepping up and finding a new and successful way to play with Gilbert Arenas on the shelf. Then tonight, Cleveland puts the wood to them and wins by 36. So, while this does not in any way tarnish what the Wizards have done to this point, I would feel kind of dumb talking about how awesome they've been with that ugly number glaring at me from the scoreboard. So I'll move on.
I'm still trying to decide if I would like to see Damon Stoudamire in a Celtics uniform or not. Without Rajon Rondo, the Celtics could certainly use someone to man the point and keep the rest of the backcourt guys on the bench from having to play out of position. But when Rondo is healthy, whose minutes get cut so Stoudamire plays? Eddie House? Tony Allen? I'm not seeing it. Stoudamire has talent to offer some team, but I'm not sure it's Boston.