RED SOX, FIRST WIN IN 95 YEARS AT HOME,
WHAT A GLORIOUS WAY TO START THIS POEM!
At Raptors: AB, Bass, Faverani, Wallace, Green,
2013-14 the first Starters we have seen!
Vitor was told he'd start, just said "...Ok,"
In Europe at 14 his first pro game he did play.
Welcome home, Kelly O, sweet Mom and Dad in the crowd,
Now in enemy stands they'll have to cheer extra loud.
Can't move your pivot foot before on the floor is the ball,
Especially early in the season, that's a travel call.
Hansbrough is playing so it's a physical game,
V-I-T-O-R F-A-V-E-R-A-N-I Love his name!
Gotta start liking Humphries ("The Hump"), he can block,
Plus he is aggressive, hustles like a jock.
Cs up 5 at the end of Q1.
Many different Raptors getting it done.
Augustin, DeRozan, Johnson, Ross, Lowry, Gay--
Plus Hansbrough, who's annoying--have led the way.
Raptors struggled with free throws, Cs turnovers galore,
49-37 Raptors, the painful halftime score.
Cs didn't look too much better at the start of Q3,
More turnovers, poor execution and very little D.
Gotta love Wallace, he goes hard to the hoop,
And is a very vocal leader of this new Cs group.
The Hump, AB, Wallace, Bass and Green,
Bring the most aggression of the combos we've seen.
They brought solid play, and at last, some D,
Excited, great playing, JEFF GREEN FOR THREE!
That offensive player getting the delay of game,
If it lands in his hands?? That rule is lame.
JORDAN CRAWFORD FOR THREE, makes your heart stop,
Tie end Q3, Cs 23-8 points they did drop!
I think we are witnessing--with dignity and class--
The quiet development and contributions of Brandon Bass.
Q4 more Cs turnovers we did see,
Raptors won by 6, Cs had trouble with D.
Cs and Clippers have now had the same start,
But the Cs showed promise, energy and heart!