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Game 4, Eastern Conference Finals: Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto Raptors - Tuesday May 21st, 8:30pm ET, TSN

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  • bertarapsfan
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    Bold prediction of the night: We get game 7 serge tonight. He gets 15 points and a couple big blocks

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  • KeonClark
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    Odds are stacked against Raps. But out of all Raps teams that existed this one has a chance.
    Why not you, Kyle? Why not us?

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  • KeonClark
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    Zach Lowe has thoughts. Most of the game 4 preview is spent praising Milwaukee, but 'I'll paste the end of the article for what we can do at the offensive end

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...ete-win-game-4

    An aggressive, involved Gasol is a must. The best way for the other Raptors to help Leonard is to, like, help Leonard. Lowry needs to be meaner exploiting Lopez on Lowry/Gasol pick-and-rolls. Lopez wants to corral Lowry, and rush back to Gasol along the arc. He's antsy. Hit him with a hesitation dribble -- make him think his job is done -- and burn his ass. If Lowry generates a switch, he has to punish it with hard drives and step-back 3s.

    Danny Green needs to keep running when Mirotic is on him. The Raptors are getting open looks almost every time they slingshot Green -- or Powell -- off a baseline screen while the Bucks are focused on a high pick-and-roll.

    Monitor the Raptors' assist rate in Game 4. They assisted on 28 of 40 buckets in Game 3 -- a Warriors-esque 70 percent. In 14 prior playoff games, Toronto had assisted on just 53 percent of baskets with Leonard and Gasol on the floor -- a mark that would have ranked 29th, way below the 67 percent rate the Raptors posted with Gasol on the court during the regular season.

    An uptick in assists is a symptom of producing better overall looks. That might amount to only five or six shots per game, but when you're fighting for your playoff life against an elite team, every bit matters.

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  • MixxAOR
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    Odds are stacked against Raps. But out of all Raps teams that existed this one has a chance.

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  • The Great One
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    Kawhi not even in the top 15

    https://mobile.twitter.com/espn/stat...31560465739776

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