Putting your heart into the game
Something about the Toronto Raptors attracts you to them, but once you see them play it might turn you off. Although they once had a good streak going at one time, now it’s as though something has changed inside them. Losing five games in a row is something big to happen; even when Bosh is back you still need to carry your own weight as well.
Each player needs to be able to contribute even if you may be benched you still need to have the faith and compassion to take home the win. You need to put everything you have into it all the time, or what is the point in trying to win. With not coming out on top for five games, you would think they would take this as a sign.
But instead they keep throwing in towel while walking into each game thinking they don’t need to try that they will just win. The team has to be able to pull together as one, and show that they are team not individual players. ¬
“We have to do a better job of getting our minds ready for the games,” he said after the Raptors were thumped 114-101 by the Sixers at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday afternoon. “I don’t know what it’s going to take but something has to happen right now because we can’t afford to lose games like this.”
“You really have to be active help-side because they are such good one-on-one players; we got caught looking at our own guy instead of providing help,” said Triano. “It’s communication; when you don’t communicate and you’re not on the help side, I think that’s a lack of focus.”
When not having the whole team on the same page, it has a huge effect on how well you are going to play. By having Bosh back in the game doesn’t mean you are just able to give up. You need to work just as hard, act as a team and you will get the win. With coach Triano trying to pull the team together and get them focused and show they are a good team, seems to be failing.
They need to be able to step up their game or they are going to go nowhere.