Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Toronto Raptors/Houston Rockets

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Got out to see my first Raptors game in what seems like an age this Sunday. And we won! Jose Calderon with a tidy triple double (18 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds), grabbing his 10th rebound in the dying seconds of the game. It's been soul-sucking to be a Raptors fan the past few years, but nothing quite matches the excitement of a live game.

We sat diagonal to the baseline, across from the Houston bench. What was interesting was to see the players' body language, the dynamic between James Harden and Jeremy Lin. You get a distinct sense that the Rockets seem to get along fine, but are still lacking that all important chemistry. I was a bit disappointed to see that Jonas Valunciunas has fallen a bit out of the rotation. Ed Davis gave some good energy in the 3rd - at one point, he had three straight dunks, all off of backdoor cuts. And Alan Anderson (who?!) to seal the game. All in all, a very entertaining way to spend a Sunday afternoon, - if I could, I'd go to a lot more games.

Hope everyone had a good Monday ... a week to go before Christmas. Had to come into the office early today, to get on a call with someone from Newfoundland. First thing he says when I call in is, can we reschedule for 2pm, my time? So much for that early morning. And why did he have to break the appointment? The man was 3/4 of the way into baking cookies. Because no amount of work or professionalism is enough to disturb cookie baking. Few more days to go before I send out my last application - almost there!

DF

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