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i have a bad feeling last night's game was a sample of what we're going to see in the playoffs.

Kawhi was great for 3.5 quarters. but when it mattered most, he threw up bricks and airballs. unfortunately, this has been a pattern for him in big moments this entire season.
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Guys, I still think we're too early in our predictions. I understand the All-Star break is coming up soon, but let's not judge these athletes because of this game. There are teams loosing to teams we wouldn't expect happening. For instance, OKC looking to ATL. Just because we lost this game doesn't mean the bench is bad. Ups and downs are part of teams, it's about getting back up and going at it the next game. If you notice most plays the Raptors did was pure team work, which they never did before. Kyle just came back from his injury, let him heal and let him feel the basketball again.

No matter if they win or loose, I'm always reppin the 6ix! whose with me? Same goes for TFC, Blue Jays, and Leafs. They are OUR team! Let's not loose faith in them over a lousy game...
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lamboman wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 11:10 am
Guys, I still think we're too early in our predictions. I understand the All-Star break is coming up soon, but let's not judge these athletes because of this game. There are teams loosing to teams we wouldn't expect happening. For instance, OKC looking to ATL. Just because we lost this game doesn't mean the bench is bad. Ups and downs are part of teams, it's about getting back up and going at it the next game. If you notice most plays the Raptors did was pure team work, which they never did before. Kyle just came back from his injury, let him heal and let him feel the basketball again.

No matter if they win or loose, I'm always reppin the 6ix! whose with me? Same goes for TFC, Blue Jays, and Leafs. They are OUR team! Let's not loose faith in them over a lousy game...
you can't compare last night's game to OKC vs ATL.

the mentality going in to the Raptor/Celtics game last night was that of a playoff game. even the commentators mentioned how it felt like a playoff game. these teams know it's very likely they'll be meeting in the playoffs this year and last night was a preview.
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FVV is so damn inconsistent, not a fan of this guy.

Ibaka has really turned it around this season daym!
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Jan 17th, 2019 11:45 am
FVV is so damn inconsistent, not a fan of this guy.

Ibaka has really turned it around this season daym!
This and also he's so small, almost every player he's up against simply towers over him, effectively neutering him.
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lamboman wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 11:10 am
Just because we lost this game doesn't mean the bench is bad. Ups and downs are part of teams, it's about getting back up and going at it the next game. If you notice most plays the Raptors did was pure team work, which they never did before. Kyle just came back from his injury, let him heal and let him feel the basketball again.

No matter if they win or loose, I'm always reppin the 6ix! whose with me? Same goes for TFC, Blue Jays, and Leafs. They are OUR team! Let's not loose faith in them over a lousy game...
I am with you on supporting the team through ups and downs, I beg to differ on the bench evaluation, offensively they have consistently not looked good this season, they rely on Fred bailing them out with a shot in the last few seconds and it has become a requirement that 1 of Pascal, Danny, Kawhi be on the floor with them at all times so the other team can't dominate them. There is still hope though that we make a move to bring in a scoring wing to boost the bench, has to be someone who can shoot and pass well. Whatever happened to Nick Young, did he retire? We should bring Swaggy P in for a look to see if he can still make shots. Maybe even Melo if we're desperate.
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scoper wrote:
Jan 17th, 2019 1:46 pm
I am with you on supporting the team through ups and downs, I beg to differ on the bench evaluation, offensively they have consistently not looked good this season, they rely on Fred bailing them out with a shot in the last few seconds and it has become a requirement that 1 of Pascal, Danny, Kawhi be on the floor with them at all times so the other team can't dominate them. There is still hope though that we make a move to bring in a scoring wing to boost the bench, has to be someone who can shoot and pass well. Whatever happened to Nick Young, did he retire? We should bring Swaggy P in for a look to see if he can still make shots.
I definitely agree.

CJ Miles was supposed to help with the 3 point problems but with him sucking, it really looks bad.

Delon is getting worse. I understand that he is a defensive player but at this point, he should be producing offensively.

FVV makes so much mistakes. He is usually getting bailed out and when that doesnt work, the other team goes on a run. He slows the offense down.

The good thing is that JV will be back and Powell got better.
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Lowry missing 2 FTs, Serge missing a wide open dunk, Fred VanVleet fouling Oubre's desperation 3.

What a way to end the quarter
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Thought Pascal was taking too much time, but then I forgot how quick he was when he went to the rim :lol:

It's only going to get better for Siakam from here
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That finish with Siakam was a nail-biter.

CJ finally shows up....against the Suns Face With Tears Of Joy
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Well, that's all she wrote folks... let's pack it up.

Cousins looked good last night. It's a legit all-star calibre starting line up. No point going for it this year. Maybe consider trading Kawhi and Lowry.
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So this popped up in my YouTube recommended. He goes into the details of sports injuries. It good insight with the very little information we know about Kawhi's quad injury and likely explains why he doesn't play B2Bs.

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kenchau wrote:
Jan 19th, 2019 9:01 am
Well, that's all she wrote folks... let's pack it up.

Cousins looked good last night. It's a legit all-star calibre starting line up. No point going for it this year. Maybe consider trading Kawhi and Lowry.
They look like they could sweep their way to another chip. Boogie was still moving slow but he makes up for it with his passing, shooting. Even if you do a great job at defending them you can't outshoot them over a series. Your best bet is to slow the pace and try to mess with the heads of Draymond/Boogie so the fouls and technicals pile up for them and you mess up their team shooting rhythm.
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