I admit that last night the events of the world interested me a little more than the Toronto Raptors. It seemed pretty clear the way this one was going early on. The drama of this game was over early, unlike the U.S Election. The Raptors took it on the chin last night in OKC. The Raptors would not recover from a 30-17 deficit in the first quarter. While Raptors rookies Valanciunas and Ross had nice nights that will get lost in the injury to Kyle Lowry. That may prove more costly than 108-88 loss. Jonas had a career high to this point with 18 points and Terrence Ross who had just two points to his name scored 10 on the night in this one. Still, late last night a friend of the blog Ryan Wolstat from the Sun, reported via Twitter that Lowry's status for Wednesday night in Dallas is doubtful. It is a huge loss for the Raptors.
They head into Dallas, who is missing a big piece of their puzzle in Drik Nowitzki, but still find themselves with a 3-1 record after a win Monday over Portland. I had a chance to chat with Mike Fisher, who covers the Mavs for Fox Sports Southwest and wirtes about them on the net on DallasBasketball.com. We have a great conversation about the Mavs and Raptors as we preview this game. This was recorded prior to last night's game in OKC and Lowry injury.
Thanks to Mike, he also covers the Cowboys on the radio and you can follow him on Twitter @Fishsports. I have for a long time and he has a great sense of humour as well as providing you with news on Mavs and Cowboys.
It is going to be a lot tougher for the Raptors to get a win in Dallas if Lowry is unable to go.