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Game 1 of the ECF. Raps @ Bucks. Wednesday May 15th 8:30pm on Sportsnet and TNT

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  • Game 1 of the ECF. Raps @ Bucks. Wednesday May 15th 8:30pm on Sportsnet and TNT



    Feel familiar?

    It hasn't even been 24 hours since Kawhi's last shot went in. Well, it's been 24 hours since his last shot but there's still a few more minutes before it actually goes in. So that means it's time for the next step. On to the Conference Finals!

    Now, the executives at ESPN may have had some initial misgivings about a final four featuring Toronto, Milwaukee, Portland and Oakland...



    ...but then they realized they might be onto something


    Or more specifically..
    V

    But, there's still a bunch of other players involved so let's get into the match up. To start with, our Raptors find themselves in a bit of an unfamiliar place. Since we restarted doing this whole playoff thing back in 2013/14, we have been the favourite in every single playoff series not involving Lebron James. And even in one that did. That's 10 series we started at home and 2 in Cleveland. Starting on the road is going to be....different.

    As for the opponent, the Bucks have been kicking back after getting through their first two series in 9 games. Not sure about the lineup because I don't think Brogdan is starting yet. Too bad because I was getting ready to find a good Malcolm in the Middleton image for the introductions. I'm here all week (hopefully). Anyways, the likely starters are...


    (G) (G) (C)(F)
    and...


    (F) (for your 2021 Toronto Raptors)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/torontorapt...ummary_of_the/
    (it's on reddit....it must be true)

    And, for your Toronto Raptors...

    KYLE
    DANNY


    PASCAL
    MARC

    and...


    KAWHI

    Plenty of things to discuss. Apparently Danny and Pascal were our best Giannis defenders during the year. Thon is gone but Snell is still lurking. The Bucks have 3 players shooting over 35% from 3 (with at least one shot per game) and that doesn't include Brogdon who shot 42% from 3 this year. But Splash Mountain may be cooling off (no pun intended) with BLo only shooting 28% from 3 (tying him with Bledsoe). I keep reading that in both the playoffs and regular season, we are the top pick 'n roll defending team which seems odd. But throw this all out the window. Time to get on with the games.

    THE KEY MATCH UP


    (or if you like, the low-key match up)



    Either way, it should be a fun ride. I think we all hit the top of the mountain watching that ball bounce around the rim and erase (in a snap?) all of the potential angst of losing before getting to the Conference Finals. Now let's enjoy the rest. According to the pundits, and the bookies, this may be my last thread for a bit. But hey, we've been underdogs before.



    Go Raps!

  • Puffer
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    He has referred several times about having a hard time dunking. The other guys even kid him about it when he does dunk. I think he has some issues, whether he is tired or muscles being sore or hurt I'm not sure.

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  • G__Deane
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    Raptor Jesus wrote: View Post

    I'm not unsympathetic to your hypothetically not ungenius take, I just prefer to imagine playing 43 minutes of 2 way ECF basketball could take your legs out of a shot.
    "ungenius"? LOL

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post

    Whatever it is. I want him gone next season. We need more playoff performers and less of playoff chokers on this team. Tired of this shit.

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  • MixxAOR
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    Zak24gege wrote: View Post

    I wonder what other parts he is talking about? He can't even do what he is there to do!
    Whatever it is. I want him gone next season. We need more playoff performers and less of playoff chokers on this team. Tired of this shit.

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  • Zainab
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Consmap may have had appendix surgery. This comes down to either old school joey or long live scrappy.
    Joey, you're up next!

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  • KeonClark
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    Consmap may have had appendix surgery. This comes down to either old school joey or long live scrappy.

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  • Zak24gege
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Nah. It's not an excuse. He's just admitting that he's a "system player". He needs more scripted plays, even though on his pod he talked about enjoying the new-found freedom to develop other parts of his game, under Nurse. It sounded like a very light shot at Pop. But it looks like Green is another guy that needs a role card and he excels at that. There's a reason why Pop is the GOAT coach. He makes guys stay in their lane, even if it bruises their egos a bit.
    I wonder what other parts he is talking about? He can't even do what he is there to do!

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  • golden
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    Zak24gege wrote: View Post

    I'm getting tired of Danny Green's excuses. He said he wasn't "shot ready". Now I know why they shipped him out of San Antonio. In late game situations when it comes to making shots or plays on offense it's hot potato time. He is supposedly our best 3pt shooter, lol The guy is afraid to shoot. When was the last time he has made a late game 3? I can't remember. Certainly not this playoff year. Last night at crunch time, he committed a brutal turnover. Missed horribly (one air-ball) on 2 3's and even missed that free throw at the end of the game. Start Norm.
    Nah. It's not an excuse. He's just admitting that he's a "system player". He needs more scripted plays, even though on his pod he talked about enjoying the new-found freedom to develop other parts of his game, under Nurse. It sounded like a very light shot at Pop. But it looks like Green is another guy that needs a role card and he excels at that. There's a reason why Pop is the GOAT coach. He makes guys stay in their lane, even if it bruises their egos a bit.

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  • Zak24gege
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    golden wrote: View Post

    The idea was that if your superstars get blitzed in the playoffs, the role players need to be able to make plays. That was the gamble. Doesn't look like it's working at all. It completely destroys a bench unit - they need rigid role definitions and a tight script as a system.
    I'm getting tired of Danny Green's excuses. He said he wasn't "shot ready". Now I know why they shipped him out of San Antonio. In late game situations when it comes to making shots or plays on offense it's hot potato time. He is supposedly our best 3pt shooter, lol The guy is afraid to shoot. When was the last time he has made a late game 3? I can't remember. Certainly not this playoff year. Last night at crunch time, he committed a brutal turnover. Missed horribly (one air-ball) on 2 3's and even missed that free throw at the end of the game. Start Norm.

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  • Zainab
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    Who's got next? Or have we gone through our lineup? If there isn't one by tonight I'll throw together my oldest of old OG Game Threads. Lol
    Take us to the promised land.

    Do it!

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  • Joey
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    Who's got next? Or have we gone through our lineup? If there isn't one by tonight I'll throw together my oldest of old OG Game Threads. Lol

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  • Zak24gege
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post
    4th quarter Lowry 5-7 rest of the team 0-15
    I hate all this talk about "tired"
    1/ They're highly trained professional athletes in phenomenol shape
    2/ They just had 3 days off and a short flight to Milwaukee, this isn't Toronto to Oakland
    3/ They're only halfway to the chip

    I'm not unsympathetic to this being a grind, I just don't like the excuse; it was more likely that the Bucks should have been rusty.
    I'm on your page. We were up by 2 points and then Green and Gasol failed when called upon! That Green turnover was horrific. He fell over himself.

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  • hotfuzz
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    So who's got game 2? From DanH's stats:

    GT Starter Wins Losses Win%
    inthepaint 1 0 1
    Scraptor 9 2 0.818182
    Trex 9 2 0.818182
    Jclaw 8 2 0.8
    bertarapsfan 7 2 0.777778
    consmap 6 2 0.75
    MixxAOR 8 3 0.727273
    Joey 2 1 0.666667
    KeonClark 2 1 0.666667
    DanH 1 1 0.5
    Zainab 1 1 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    Maury 2 2 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    planetmars 0 1 0
    Demographic Shift 0 1 0
    Goldblum 0 2 0


    Looks like consmap for game 2? Unless we want to go back to inthepaint which I'm cool with as well.
    We need some scraptor magic. He won us 4 straight last time.

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  • bertarapsfan
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    planetmars wrote: View Post
    So who's got game 2? From DanH's stats:

    GT Starter Wins Losses Win%
    inthepaint 1 0 1
    Scraptor 9 2 0.818182
    Trex 9 2 0.818182
    Jclaw 8 2 0.8
    bertarapsfan 7 2 0.777778
    consmap 6 2 0.75
    MixxAOR 8 3 0.727273
    Joey 2 1 0.666667
    KeonClark 2 1 0.666667
    DanH 1 1 0.5
    Zainab 1 1 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    Maury 2 2 0.5
    007 1 1 0.5
    planetmars 0 1 0
    Demographic Shift 0 1 0
    Goldblum 0 2 0


    Looks like consmap for game 2? Unless we want to go back to inthepaint which I'm cool with as well.
    Consmap if he's around deserves a shot. If not i say we start going back to the playoff performers. Scraptor reeled of 5 wins the last time we lost a game 1... Keep that in mind.

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