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Game 66 of 82: Toronto Raptors @ New Orleans Pelicans, Friday March 8th, 8 PM Eastern on Sportsnet ONE

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  • MixxAOR
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    Load will be managed tomorrow

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  • rocwell
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    Load management for Kawhi tomorrow

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  • Scraptor
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    GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post

    I don’t know about acting like a baby. Maybe that’s what was happening. Serge was draped on him like he thought they were bros and Kawhi’s reaction certainly suggested he didn’t share that feeling. Must be personal dynamic stuff behind the scenes we don’t see. Could’ve just been a split second reaction and indicative of nothing... but I certainly read more into it. Maybe Kawhi wants people to take things more seriously? Don’t know. It was not friendly though...
    We are going to go crazy trying to interpret every little gesture as a signal of Kawhi's long term future.

    It is going to come down to four big picture things, and I have no idea how Kawhi ranks or weights these things:

    1. Winning situation - if we make it to the Finals vs if we stumble

    2. Money - we can offer more guaranteed $ than anyone

    3. Weather

    4. Family

    If the last two weigh more than the first two there's nothing we can do. Just enjoy some great basketball while it's here.


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  • GOLDBLUM
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    Jangles wrote: View Post

    Why was Kawhi acting like a baby?
    I don’t know about acting like a baby. Maybe that’s what was happening. Serge was draped on him like he thought they were bros and Kawhi’s reaction certainly suggested he didn’t share that feeling. Must be personal dynamic stuff behind the scenes we don’t see. Could’ve just been a split second reaction and indicative of nothing... but I certainly read more into it. Maybe Kawhi wants people to take things more seriously? Don’t know. It was not friendly though...

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  • G__Deane
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    The Claw Reborn wrote: View Post
    Well Nurse made the adjustment by leaving two starters with the bench.

    Watched the game last night between the Warriors and Nuggets. Kerr manages his rotation so well like clockwork. He always would leave the combination of Durant/ Klay and Steph with the bench. Why it was hard for the Nuggets to make a run. The Nuggets bench was actually better than their starters but never sustained it because Kerr overmatched it by leaving two of his starters.

    Nurse experimentation may result to a fruitful playoff run but he has to make up his mind before its too late.

    Rhythm and Chemistry are premium when it matters most.
    To be fair, GSW has 5 all stars starting and another on the bench so it's a bit easier lol

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  • Jangles
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    GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post

    Seriously though - if I were any other player on the team I’d have been PISSED. (....That clip of Kawhi ripping Serge’s arm off his shoulder on the sideline a couple games ago or whatever kind of gave me chills... that was not a happy look of chemistry. That was “get the eff off of me.”)
    Why was Kawhi acting like a baby?

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  • planetmars
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    The Claw Reborn wrote: View Post
    Well Nurse made the adjustment by leaving two starters with the bench.

    Watched the game last night between the Warriors and Nuggets. Kerr manages his rotation so well like clockwork. He always would leave the combination of Durant/ Klay and Steph with the bench. Why it was hard for the Nuggets to make a run. The Nuggets bench was actually better than their starters but never sustained it because Kerr overmatched it by leaving two of his starters.

    Nurse experimentation may result to a fruitful playoff run but he has to make up his mind before its too late.

    Rhythm and Chemistry are premium when it matters most.
    I have to look at the lineup chart when it becomes available (maybe it's out already) but I thought Nurse always had one of Kawhi, Kyle or Siakam out there last night. Well until it became a blow out in the 4th. The difference between last night's game and Houston's game was pretty obvious to me.

    The reason it was close is the Raptors weren't taking it seriously at all.. especially in that first half. It really felt like a summer league game. But it's tough to get up for a team like NOLA without their stars playing.

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  • The Claw Reborn
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    Well Nurse made the adjustment by leaving two starters with the bench.

    Watched the game last night between the Warriors and Nuggets. Kerr manages his rotation so well like clockwork. He always would leave the combination of Durant/ Klay and Steph with the bench. Why it was hard for the Nuggets to make a run. The Nuggets bench was actually better than their starters but never sustained it because Kerr overmatched it by leaving two of his starters.

    Nurse experimentation may result to a fruitful playoff run but he has to make up his mind before its too late.

    Rhythm and Chemistry are premium when it matters most.

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  • G__Deane
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    Klay Thompson 9 threes and 39 points last night.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post
    Don't know how to embed tweets , but here's Kawhi (via Ryan Wolstat tweet):

    "I told them today we were playing soft early, we were letting the ball bounce two or three times before someone got a rebound and by me saying that I have to show them a tougher game ... That’s what I try to do, lead by example."

    Translation: He stay.
    Yeah, that was driving me nuts early. That one rebound coming towards Serge that he made no attempt to come to and a Pelican gobbled it up like so many fish.... (is that the only good reason to name a basketball franchise the fucking Pelicans??)

    Seriously though - if I were any other player on the team I’d have been PISSED. (....That clip of Kawhi ripping Serge’s arm off his shoulder on the sideline a couple games ago or whatever kind of gave me chills... that was not a happy look of chemistry. That was “get the eff off of me.”)

    Hopefully this is the beginning of Kawhi exerting some leadership and putting his stamp on the culture of this team insofar as their play on the court. They really played down to their competition in an unacceptable way in the first half. Glad to hear him stepping up verbally. I believe this man is here to win.

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  • inthepaint
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    Don't know how to embed tweets , but here's Kawhi (via Ryan Wolstat tweet):

    "I told them today we were playing soft early, we were letting the ball bounce two or three times before someone got a rebound and by me saying that I have to show them a tougher game ... That’s what I try to do, lead by example."

    Translation: He stay.

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  • iblastoff
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    inthepaint wrote: View Post
    Serge with 2 games in a row with 5 blocks and lots of altered shots. Has also improved as rebounder this this year, averaging over 8 boards per game, which only happened once in his previous 9 seasons (when he averaged 33min/game instead of the the 28min he's averaging this season).
    i dont think its a coincidence that his # rebounds coincides with his 3 point attempts. the less 3's he takes, the more offensive rebounds he can get.

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  • Zak24gege
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    Raptors put a half heated effort on defense for the first half. Second half they played tougher. Towards the end of Kawhi's 3Q jog, he was pooped. You can see it in his shot, very flat, short. He should play more for simply game speed conditioning reasons.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    Truth Teller wrote: View Post

    I don't even know what that is. Whats with the zaniab comments?
    I don't even know what the main site is. This is the main site.

    Or at least it was...

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  • inthepaint
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    Serge with 2 games in a row with 5 blocks and lots of altered shots. Has also improved as rebounder this this year, averaging over 8 boards per game, which only happened once in his previous 9 seasons (when he averaged 33min/game instead of the the 28min he's averaging this season).

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