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  • Raptors @ Knicks Thursday March 28th 7:30pm at the Ghaaaarden. On SN! and East

    I was proud to start the epic 7 page thread for the Bulls game where the most fascinating thing posted was ....




    Weird. Doesn't it seem like not that long ago Bulls games were huge and we could never figure out how to beat them? Not so the other night. A nice change after the LambBall. A lot of weird lineups but I think that's what you're going to see for the rest of the year as Nurse tinkers to find which lineup works in which situation.
    We also saw a quick start and then a true coast to the finish. It's going to be tough to keep the excitement up in these next seven games. Maybe it's easier to see this through the two different hats we will be wearing for the duration of the regular season. First off...

    The Zion Whisperer


    We have 3 games left against the current 1st (Knicks), 4th (Bulls) and 11th (Wolves) worst teams. Any loss helps move them a bit closer to Zion and we will play a small role in doing our best to hand them those losses. Not so exciting but this is a Knicks game thread. As for the other role, that's...


    Well, getting the 7th seed in the East might not make you the king, but there's a bunch of teams that really want to get into the playoffs. There is only one and a half games separating 6th from 9th (and only two and a half games from 6th to 10th). We have four games against that bunch including the Magic (8th), Nets (6th), Hornets (10th) and Heat (9th). Whether or not we have any intentional hand in it, the result of our games will not only affect who makes the playoffs but also who will land in a first round series against the Raptors. I think we can say goodbye to 59 wins as each of those teams will be playing at full throttle. But for tonight, maybe a team playing at semi throttle.

    I'm not sure it's worth the effort to list the Knicks line up. It's littered with lottery picks that have amounted to not much so far. Anyone could have a hot night but nobody really does. At least we have Fiz



    As for our lineup, it'll probably have the usual starters but then Nick will come up with his special formula to see just who plays when and where


    If anyone is going to the game, do your best to (not) get thrown out

    The best we can hope for is seeing some chemistry develop, see the bench guys do well and have everyone come out healthy.


    Go Raps!
    (and Go Jays!)

  • G__Deane
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    No. 79 posts would be
    Last edited by G__Deane; Fri Mar 29th, 2019, 05:42 PM.

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  • Puffer
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    Is this an all-time record low page count for a game thread?

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  • Zak24gege
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    Knicks are bad.. but Toronto was just toying with them. 3pt shot was lethal. Danny was amazing as usual (must have been happy doing that near his home town). Siakam just continues to do his thing.. 31 points and a team high +31 as well.. he just turned into an all-star over night. So crazy.

    Liked that Nurse played the big lineup. Serge/Marc/Siakam. I believe it was with Fred and Danny. They were rockin'. Hope we see more of that.

    The defense on Knox in that one possession by Fred was so good. Fred has really bounced back from a terrible start of the season. I normally would cringe seeing Fred take Kawhi's spot in the starting unit, but he fits so well with Marc and Kyle.

    And like others said above.. would be nice to see Miller get some more reps. I really like him. Just seems calm and collected all the time. It's all about opportunity and we have so many wings on this roster. He'll get moved one day to some other team and if given the opportunity will turn into a real player I bet.

    Lin played better in the second half. But still meh. We got good Norm today. Didn't really notice McCaw at all.. surprised he played. Marc and Serge were both good. I like that Nurse had Lowry play with the bench more.. didn't seem to pop like it used to earlier in the year.. but that's what we need more of going into the stretch. Lowry getting 25 minutes was perfect though for load management.
    Re: the big line-up. I believe it was used twice. The first time they had a nice run (at one time 12 - 0) and the second time not so dominating. What I observed, along the initial success, they looked unsure of where to position themselves and same with running through the offense. Of interest Nick had them playing \one, possibly to help with rebounding? Probably see some of the two bigs playing together over next 6 games .

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  • Zak24gege
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    Hotshot wrote: View Post

    They didn't let him go.

    They had a handshake agreement with him to sign for the reminder of the year, it was just that they wanted to save some money in luxury tax.
    Thanks, understood.

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  • planetmars
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    Knicks are bad.. but Toronto was just toying with them. 3pt shot was lethal. Danny was amazing as usual (must have been happy doing that near his home town). Siakam just continues to do his thing.. 31 points and a team high +31 as well.. he just turned into an all-star over night. So crazy.

    Liked that Nurse played the big lineup. Serge/Marc/Siakam. I believe it was with Fred and Danny. They were rockin'. Hope we see more of that.

    The defense on Knox in that one possession by Fred was so good. Fred has really bounced back from a terrible start of the season. I normally would cringe seeing Fred take Kawhi's spot in the starting unit, but he fits so well with Marc and Kyle.

    And like others said above.. would be nice to see Miller get some more reps. I really like him. Just seems calm and collected all the time. It's all about opportunity and we have so many wings on this roster. He'll get moved one day to some other team and if given the opportunity will turn into a real player I bet.

    Lin played better in the second half. But still meh. We got good Norm today. Didn't really notice McCaw at all.. surprised he played. Marc and Serge were both good. I like that Nurse had Lowry play with the bench more.. didn't seem to pop like it used to earlier in the year.. but that's what we need more of going into the stretch. Lowry getting 25 minutes was perfect though for load management.

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  • Hotshot
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    Zak24gege wrote: View Post
    Wonder why they let Meeks go and now bring him back? I thought they should have just kept him on.
    They didn't let him go.

    They had a handshake agreement with him to sign for the reminder of the year, it was just that they wanted to save some money in luxury tax.

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  • Gonzz
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    golden wrote: View Post
    Miller needs more non-garbage time minutes to see if he's for real.
    Miller and Boucher both some crunch minutes against the Long Island Nets tomorrow.

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  • Zak24gege
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    Wonder why they let Meeks go and now bring him back? I thought they should have just kept him on.

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  • Zak24gege
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    golden wrote: View Post
    Miller needs more non-garbage time minutes to see if he's for real.
    Yes he should.

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  • golden
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    Miller needs more non-garbage time minutes to see if he's for real.

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  • golden
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    Miller & Meeks > Lin & McCaw

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  • Zak24gege
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    CB is Mr. I M Cool

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  • G__Deane
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    Zak24gege wrote: View Post

    I would also add defensive rebounding. He gets shots and if he made some he probably would get more!
    Rebounding is a huge part of what Gasol needs to improve on for the post season

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  • Zak24gege
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    There is Miller again, makes his 2nd 3ball attempt.

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