For the second night in a row, the Toronto Raptors needed overtime to finish the job. On Saturday night, it was the Washington Wizards who fell to the team from North of the border. Before the game, I caught up with Raptors’ swingman Terrence Ross to talk about the team’s current win-streak, adjusting to life coming off the bench and most importantly, his favourite TV shows.
So, Terrence, second night of a back-to-back, overtime in Brooklyn how do you guys prepare? Does that wear you down a little.
Uh, not really, we just got to play the way we play. We always play with a lot of energy and with a high motor. So, we’ve just got to do it again tonight.
You guys are on a bit of a win streak now, must be feeling good. What’s changed? What’s made you guys better?
We’re just getting back to the old way we were playing, you know, moving the ball, taking open shots, you know, our shot wasn’t falling at first so now it’s falling so now we’re playing better.
How much do you worry about being on the bench now and not starting? Does that play on your mind?
No. It’s a long season. We’re going to have up and downs so, you’ve just got to ride it out.
And you’ve seen the line up for the dunk contest this year, who do you think’s going to win?
Because I think he has the most dunks in his repertoire.
Do you wish you were out there again or are you done with that?
I’m done with that. I don’t want to do it again.
Did last year’s format mess you up? Didn’t like that, that ‘Battle Round’ thing?
Nah, I just don’t want to waste too much energy, you know, going out there and dunking and putting all that wear and tear on my knees.
Okay, can I ask you, I saw you tweet that your favourite TV show was Wilfred, is it still your favourite show? What’s your favourite show?
I got a lot of different favourite shows. Wilfred was my favourite show for a while.
The American Wilfred or the Australian one?
I like both of them, you know, because the Australian Wilfred had more characters in it and more characters like him in the show so it was more of him just kinda like being a dog rather than interacting with people so, I like both of them so I don’t know. I like the American version because it’s a series and you can see it more and have a lot more episodes and the seasons there’s like four of them and I saw all four of them so I don’t know, it’s still definitely one of my favourite shows.
Good luck for the rest of the season.