Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Brand new Gay
The Raptors have lost their fair share of games this season. There was still some palpable excitement entering Friday's game at Air Canada Centre. It probably helped that Blake Griffin and the Clippers were in town. But the excitement grew as a bona fide star in Rudy Gay was arriving on their front step to don the white and red for Toronto.
Rudy Gay is not quite an All Star and many would say he has disappointed compared to his talent level and certainly to the amount on his paychecks. A new location would certainly help. And it might turn Toronto's season around.
If one game is enough to judge (it isn't), the risk was well worth it. Gay fit right in as the Raptors won 98-73 with Gay scoring 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting in 33 minutes off the bench.
Maybe Gay was not meant to play that long having just arrived in Canada the day before. He ...