BASKETBALL — 24 January 2013

Even though the Toronto Raptors cannot say they defeated the champion Miami Heat, and former teammate Chris Bosh, on their home court; the Toronto Raptors can say they put up a fight to stay in it with the champs. The Raptors lost in overtime 123-116 following an exciting battle; at least they stayed in the game and made it exciting to watch.

The Raptors are now 1-5 in overtime. The Miami Heat are now 4-0 in overtime. Unfortunately for Toronto fans, the champions just got it done last night while the Toronto Raptors walk away with obvious areas to look to improve.

Despite their loss, Raptors fans should be somewhat satisfied that we put up a good fight against the Heat. The Raptors have been losing big games in overtime lately and although its extremely frustrating to watch, especially when they blow big leads and then lose the game, I feel like overall as a team they are improving.

The number one complaint from me personally after watching last nights game, as a Raptors fans who watched the game I was wondering, “Why on earth is Aaron Grey getting minutes in overtime?” I know they’re struggling without Bargnani and Valanciunas, but Aaron Grey is pretty much the worst player the Raptors have, in my opinion. Aaron Grey played almost SEVEN minutes and didn’t score a single point. He contributed just one offensive rebound and just one defensive rebound. No wonder the Raptors lost! I don’t know why Ed Davis, who racked up 13 points in 24 minutes, was not on the court in OT. I’d rather see any combination on the court then see Aaron Grey getting overtime minutes!

Do you agree with me? Do you think Aaron Grey should be getting minutes in overtime situations? Tell me what you think on Twitter @EliteGirlJen

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