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Game #70: Toronto Raptors VS Detroit Pistons - 17/03/19 - 4:00PM ET - TSN

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  • It's easy to forget this team has the second best record in the NBA. Second best. Given all of the injuries, load management, and roster turnover, this is a miracle. And Nurse deserves more than a little credit for it.
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    "I do actually have a pair of Uggs."
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    • JimiCliff wrote: View Post
      It's easy to forget this team has the second best record in the NBA. Second best. Given all of the injuries, load management, and roster turnover, this is a miracle. And Nurse deserves more than a little credit for it.
      Also factor in games missed by Kawhi, Lowry, valanciunas, Ibaka, vanvleet..only a handful of teams have had as many games missed by players of that importance

      Have we had our best 10 players all dressed in the same game even once this year? Knock on wood that we're almost there..

      edit: I glazed over your post and didn't realize you already mentioned missed games
      Last edited by KeonClark; Mon Mar 18th, 2019, 01:20 PM.
      It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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      • JimiCliff wrote: View Post
        It's easy to forget this team has the second best record in the NBA. Second best. Given all of the injuries, load management, and roster turnover, this is a miracle. And Nurse deserves more than a little credit for it.
        damn...I had to check the standings.
        Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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        • MixxAOR wrote: View Post

          damn...I had to check the standings.
          If u only check RR for perspective, raptors are awful and players cant shoot or even dribble and chew gum at the same time
          It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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          • KeonClark wrote: View Post

            If u only check RR for perspective, raptors are awful and players cant shoot or even dribble and chew gum at the same time
            That's because we scared off all the old RR posters who used to say "....we'll be fine in the playoffs, just check our regular season record." So here we are... totally confused.
            Last edited by golden; Mon Mar 18th, 2019, 03:43 PM.

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            • JimiCliff wrote: View Post
              It's easy to forget this team has the second best record in the NBA. Second best. Given all of the injuries, load management, and roster turnover, this is a miracle. And Nurse deserves more than a little credit for it.
              You're not going to find that here ..... it's dump-on-Nurse day, every day. Note the post on here earlier that said every contributor on RR could coach this team to no worse or a better record .... a 2nd place team in the entire NBA with all the injuries and trades and load management they've had.

              And not one single person bothered to disagree.... that's the problem with the current hot takes after every loss. Poster here actually think they know better than an experienced Assistant or Coach that has made his way to the friggin' NBA over thousands of professional hopefuls

              Armchair coaches making eye test ploclammations are actually pretty hillarious. The odds of the Raps making the NBA finals are X% and the odds of winning the NBA finlas are considerably less. But at least were all ready to blame the coach who's doing pretty damned well with the odds stacked against him.....jmo

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              • G__Deane wrote: View Post

                You're not going to find that here ..... it's dump-on-Nurse day, every day. Note the post on here earlier that said every contributor on RR could coach this team to no worse or a better record .... a 2nd place team in the entire NBA with all the injuries and trades and load management they've had.

                And not one single person bothered to disagree.... that's the problem with the current hot takes after every loss. Poster here actually think they know better than an experienced Assistant or Coach that has made his way to the friggin' NBA over thousands of professional hopefuls

                Armchair coaches making eye test ploclammations are actually pretty hillarious. The odds of the Raps making the NBA finals are X% and the odds of winning the NBA finlas are considerably less. But at least were all ready to blame the coach who's doing pretty damned well with the odds stacked against him.....jmo
                Raptor fans have never liked a coach in the history of the franchise, we're not about to start now damnit
                It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                • DanH wrote: View Post

                  https://stats.nba.com/teams/traditio...ost%20All-Star

                  Ranked 1st in the league in 3PT% since the break. 9th in attempts.
                  Damn. That's a big improvement. The thing that's sad is we thought if Raps started shooting the ball better it would be over for the league lol. Looks like that's not the case. We are shooting the ball considerably better but playing worse than we were earlier in the season to some extent. Our defence must have fallen off a lot after the All Star break. I know JV going down for a considerable amount of time hurt our defence as well.
                  I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

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                  • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                    Raptor fans have never liked a coach in the history of the franchise, we're not about to start now damnit
                    You gotta admit Nurse is doing some really obviously foolish things though. Especially with the lineup and the role certain players are given. He's definitely no where as bad as we act in the heat of the moment at times but this all bench unit, not using Marc enough in the high post (you would swear they've never watched film of him in Memphis before trading for him) and giving guys who cannot run a team way too much freedom isn't some really questionable decision making? And it's cost us a few games down the stretch here that we should have won. I'm just praying us being 100% healthy and getting rid of this all bench unit once playoffs come around will be all we need to get to the finals. I hope our talent wins out and cancels out any of Nurse's bad decision making. But that's all wishful thinking at this point.
                    I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

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                    • GLF wrote: View Post

                      You gotta admit Nurse is doing some really obviously foolish things though. Especially with the lineup and the role certain players are given. He's definitely no where as bad as we act in the heat of the moment at times but this all bench unit, not using Marc enough in the high post (you would swear they've never watched film of him in Memphis before trading for him) and giving guys who cannot run a team way too much freedom isn't some really questionable decision making? And it's cost us a few games down the stretch here that we should have won. I'm just praying us being 100% healthy and getting rid of this all bench unit once playoffs come around will be all we need to get to the finals. I hope our talent wins out and cancels out any of Nurse's bad decision making. But that's all wishful thinking at this point.

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                      • Yeah, playoffs will save Nurse from himself

                        Bench:
                        1. Fred
                        2. Serge
                        3. OG
                        4. Situational/whoevers rolling at the time out of Powell, Lin, McCaw
                        It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                        • He did and I completely understand his logic behind it but I find he's experimenting with lineups that don't make any sense and obviously wouldn't work. I want to see him experiment with more logical lineups and lineups that we may actually see in the playoffs. Why bother at this point in the season running an all bench unit when you won't be playing that in the playoffs? Like I don't get it. Why continue to have players do things they aren't good at when you have more than half the season of proof that says they can't do it? If Fred can't run a pick and roll now he for damn sure won't be able to do it in the playoffs so why are we still wasting time doing that for example? That's more my frustration. I understand giving a guy like Fred that freedom in the beginning of the season even mid season but not now. Let's experiment with more of the transitional lineups (mix of starters and bench players). That to me is productive. Not these all bench lineups.
                          I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

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                          • We saw a short leash on Lin yesterday. You'll see 9-10 guys in round 1, 8-9 guys in round 2, and maybe 7-8 guys in the ECF and Finals. Ibaka, Gasol, Siakam, Kawhi, Green, Lowry, FVV & OG is the likely 8-man playoff rotation. Powell "might" get a shot at a regular spot, but will be banished to the bench quickly if he doesn't perform reliably. Everybody else is situational depth (foul trouble, injuries, matchups, energy, etc...)

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                            • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                              Yeah, playoffs will save Nurse from himself

                              Bench:
                              1. Fred
                              2. Serge
                              3. OG
                              4. Situational/whoevers rolling at the time out of Powell, Lin, McCaw
                              He did say this in the post game interview so I'm glad to hear that. He also said there will be the starters and then Serge. So that means he's finally settled in on Marc starting which is great.
                              I relish negativity and disappointment. It is not healthy. Somebody buy me a pony.

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                              • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                                Raptor fans have never liked a coach in the history of the franchise, we're not about to start now damnit
                                Some like Smitch (and still do) ..... which I've never understood

                                I still have a bit of a soft spot for Butch Carter . It's worth noting that we never had a single winning% coach until Casey, a run of 7 head coaches before him.....

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