I continue to battle this cold or flu whatever it is. thanks to folks who have sent me get well wishes on Twitter. I can not honestly remember the last time I have been ill for more than 48 hours.
The time of my sickness could not be worse in terms of the excitement surrounding the franchise.
It was electric at ACC and you could feel it through you T.V screen.
Just some quick takeaways form the Gay debut:
Demar DeRozan seemed to thrive on the floor with Gay. He had a January to forget. More space and more confidence along with a developing passing game.
Amir Johnson continues to play some of the best basketball of his career. he tied a career high in rebounds with 16 to go with 19 points. His play likely made the idea of parting with Ed Davis easier.
Jonas returned and given play of Aaron Gray of late I am fine with Jonas remaining in second unit.
Lowry seems geniuinely happy to have a close friend with him here in Toronto. He also does not have to deal wth the battle with Calderon.
As for Gay he was as advertised with a buzzer beater and dunks for days. He fit in well and seems to embrace a role as the guy in this offense.
It was a dominate win against a team minus it's best player in Chris Paul. A major test awaits on Super Sunday againt the Super Team from south beach