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  • JawsGT
    started a topic Everything Round 2: Raps vs Sixers

    Everything Round 2: Raps vs Sixers

    Alright, so both teams readily dispatched their opponents after dropping the first game and now the real playoffs begin. All tough games going forward and lets get down to business discussing this matchup. I am particularly interested in the Raps defensive assignments. Kawhi had great success against Simmons this season so maybe the Raps maintain that matchup. Gasol obviously guards Embiid, what to do with the other 3? Is Lowry suitable to chasing Reddick around the court all game, and if not can he slow Butler or Harris? Can Lowry handle Simmons for stretches? The Sixers seem to be in a situation where they can pick on Lowry regardless of who he guards, but Lowry is a tenacious defender and surprisingly good post defender despite his height disadvantage. I dont think he's the best option for chasing Reddick around screens, considering the energy required to do so and that Lowry is one of our main ball handlers. No need to sap his energy with that matchup. Maybe Danny can handle that and undoubtably the Raps will switch alot to keep Reddick from getting clean looks. Pascal is interesting too causr hr can basically guard anyone besidex Embiid and Boban. Gonna be a fun series. Go Raps!,

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  • Joey
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    Open Gym comes through with a great capture of the 2nd Round:

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  • KeonClark
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    As octothorp said, Kawhi caught the ball and during that motion you're allowed to "gather" yourself...once we had full possession and began taking a new route, he only takes 2 steps before the first dribble leaves his hand.

    It's not traveling. It's KIND OF close, but if Tony Brothers called Kawhi for traveling in that moment, giving Philly the last shot, he better get to traveling, FAST. He might need a police escort all the way out of Canada.

    Besides, he was good. Philly already covered the spread, and the biggest star in the series was set to advance. His work here was done

  • slaw
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    Tmac2darak wrote: View Post

    Excuses.

    players travel all the time.
    The refs could call travelling on every other possession if they wanted to do so.... just like they could call fouls basically every time down the floor. But some people have to try to diminish everything.

  • Torassic1
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    octothorp wrote: View Post

    Yeah, I've seen that comment. L2M report didn't call it a missed call. (Only acknowledged incorrect call was a missed shooting foul on Reddick at :41 that could have put Toronto up 5, so bitter Sixers fans should realize that they definitely did benefit from a missed call). A player who catches a pass while on the move is allowed until his second step to begin his dribble. I think his right foot is down when he catches the pass, he steps with his left, and then steps with his right again (the step on the logo) around the same time he releases the ball to begin his dribble. It's extremely close by the letter of the law, but the reality is that far more egregious catch-and-dribble violations go uncalled all the time, and the NBA isn't about to crack down on those.
    Thanks for this insight!

  • octothorp
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    Torassic1 wrote: View Post
    What are some people's thoughts/opinions on the claim (from embittered Philly fans and Americans in general), that Kawhi travelled after the inbound pass?
    Yeah, I've seen that comment. L2M report didn't call it a missed call. (Only acknowledged incorrect call was a missed shooting foul on Reddick at :41 that could have put Toronto up 5, so bitter Sixers fans should realize that they definitely did benefit from a missed call). A player who catches a pass while on the move is allowed until his second step to begin his dribble. I think his right foot is down when he catches the pass, he steps with his left, and then steps with his right again (the step on the logo) around the same time he releases the ball to begin his dribble. It's extremely close by the letter of the law, but the reality is that far more egregious catch-and-dribble violations go uncalled all the time, and the NBA isn't about to crack down on those.

  • Tmac2darak
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    Torassic1 wrote: View Post
    What are some people's thoughts/opinions on the claim (from embittered Philly fans and Americans in general), that Kawhi travelled after the inbound pass?
    Excuses.

    players travel all the time.


  • Torassic1
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    What are some people's thoughts/opinions on the claim (from embittered Philly fans and Americans in general), that Kawhi travelled after the inbound pass?

  • consmap
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    Zainab wrote: View Post
    Lol Embiid

  • GOLDBLUM
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    007 wrote: View Post
    I literally smacked a hole in my drywall after that Lowry behind the back pass to Serge. They better win now hahaha
    Also on p35. LOL

    Looks like that hole in your drywall wasn't in vain.

  • GOLDBLUM
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    Zainab wrote: View Post
    This. This is the one. Best photo yet.

  • KeonClark
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    Jangles wrote: View Post
    I can't believe Kawhi fucked us there, wowww
    This post was made 2 min before the buzzer beater haha

    page 35 of this thread is epic, it has my prophetic post if I should toot my own horn, and the final post of the page is the first reaction, rocwell who I think collapsed on his keyboard

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  • The Claw Reborn
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    If Kawhi stays, I would not mind snatching players like Mike Scott, Ennis and the Celtics Morris, long players with decent defense and threat from the outside. These kind of players to round out the bench supporting Superman.
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