Originally posted on Hoops Addict  |  Last updated 3/23/12
Magic Man and El Diablo. Shake-And-Bake. Whatever popular moniker you want to use from Talladega Nights will work as Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan combined to score 51 points against the New York Knicks. The talented duo helped Toronto race out to a 21-14 lead that would have made Ricky Boby and Cal Naughton Jr. proud. Bargnani and DeRozan combined for 18 of those 21 points and scored 35 of Toronto’s first 51 points. Bargnani had nine points in the first quarter while going 3-7 from the field. Sure, the field goal percentage isn’t great, but what caught my attention is the fact Bargnani scored on a mixture of deep jumpers and aggressive cuts to the bucket. The Italian didn’t shoot well from the field tonight (9-20), but you have to give him credit for not being shy on the offensive end when he didn’t have his normal touch. “I thought I saw the spunk,” Casey told the media after the win. “He was aggressive offensively. I saw him being aggressive on the defensive end, on the boa...
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