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Game 2, NBA FINALS: Golden State Warriors @ Toronto Raptors - Sunday June 2nd, 8pm ET TSN

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  • Apollo
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    We're merely spectators. We have no responsibilities and so therefore no cop out. The refs fucked with the momentum of the game many times, its just stating facts. Could they have overcome if it they hit more shots? Sure. Should they have to deal with this at this level? No.

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  • KeonClark
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    Blaming the refs is a cop out. Raps had every chance to win and blew it.

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  • inthepaint
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    Raptors have had multiple games this year where the crowd is flat at the beginning of the second half because no one is at their seats. The team worked hard for home court advantage, but no one is there to cheer them at the bgiining of the second half, which is a time GS usually comes out gunning after hashing it out at half time.

    If you consider how high the prices were on the lower bowl, if someone paid say, 10,000 for their seat, and miss the first 6 minutes of the 3rd waiting in line for a beer, that beer just cost $1,250. (Which is probably close to what they're selling the beer for anyway lol , but you know what mean..)
    Last edited by inthepaint; Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:44 PM.

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  • Apollo
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    Scraptor wrote: View Post

    Because it's the NBA. Perfectly fair calls without star treatment and makeup calls doesn't exist in the league.

    It's not like we were down 15 free throws is all I'm saying. The refs may have put us behind the eight ball, but we dug our own graves yesterday.
    I knew you were going to say 'because its the NBA'. That's not good enough. The league shouldn't be in the business of handing out competitive advantages.

    To defeat the Warriors I don't know if they can do it if they also must defeat the refs.

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  • KeonClark
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    whateverx2019 wrote: View Post

    perhaps MLSE ought to have more restrooms and concession stands .
    Can confirm that in Calgary its not physically possible to get food and use the washroom in one intermission. Unless you get a head start on the crowd.

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  • Scraptor
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    Apollo wrote: View Post

    That doesn't mean the calls were fair. If things were called down the middle the fouls would have looked lopsided towards the Raptors. They weren't rewarded for aggression on offense and were penalized for aggression on defense. Why isn't a foul a foul?
    Because it's the NBA. Perfectly fair calls without star treatment and makeup calls doesn't exist in the league.

    It's not like we were down 15 free throws is all I'm saying. The refs may have put us behind the eight ball, but we dug our own graves yesterday.

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  • whateverx2019
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    The Great One wrote: View Post
    And also, Stephen A is right, the arena was half empty to start the 3rd. There was no energy in the arena to start the 3rd. Smh. Stay in your seats and cheer for your team.

    Jack Armstrong has called out Raptors fans about this in the past as well.
    perhaps MLSE ought to have more restrooms and concession stands .

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  • Raptor Jesus
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    The concessions stands and merch stalls pay kawhi's salary if people using the 20 min break to get food/merch or use the facilities and get held up until a break in play on their return is the reason our team couldn't get a stop or not commit 6 turnovers and give up an 18-0 run in 6 minutes and 25-2 run if you count the last 3 minutes of 2nd; we're in big trouble here.

    The crowd was great, the game was great, Kawhi will have film on the trap + blitz unconventional defence Kerr cooked up and he might be able to score 34 and Dish 7-10 dimes to go with his 14 rebs next game.

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  • Zak24gege
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    The Great One wrote: View Post

    Disagree. The Raptors need him to score. If Lowry didn't average 20ppg in the Milwaukee series, the Raps would've lost that series.
    He had problems beating anybody (even centers) on dribble drives. It seemed he was in foul hunting mode vs trying to score. Also most of his fouls were reaching in type or slapping at the ball. He also tried to block a layup. I say aggressive D is fine but don't reach-in, slap at the ball. It's not just this game he was in foul trouble.
    Last edited by Zak24gege; Mon Jun 3, 2019, 04:40 PM.

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  • Rudy Bargnani
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    Just read that Steph Curry did not attempt a shot in the 4th quarter. Klay didn’t play the last 5 minutes...that hurts

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  • Apollo
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    I will also point out that judging by the tickets still on sale for game three, the Warrior won't have a huge home court advantage either. There are better seats available for game three in San Fran than game five in Toronto.

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  • Apollo
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    The Great One wrote: View Post
    And also, Stephen A is right, the arena was half empty to start the 3rd. There was no energy in the arena to start the 3rd. Smh. Stay in your seats and cheer for your team.

    Jack Armstrong has called out Raptors fans about this in the past as well.
    When considering the ticket prices. When considering this is a global event. Though it is impossible to know, I would guess that those in attendance was not the crowd typically showing up to watch Raptors games.

    I would also guess that in general the crowd who showed up last night won't hear what SAS said, also doesn't care and possible doesn't even know who he is.

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  • The Claw Reborn
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    What a deflating loss. But this is one of the two in the post season that I thought the officiating changed the complexion of the game. The first one was the game against the Bucks when Zach Zarba took the podium and introduced himself to the world that he belongs with the corrupted NBA elites (Tony Brothers/Marc Davis/ Scott Foster).

    Last night was the 2nd game with Too many calls that flipped the momentum in favor of the darlings of the NBA. Adam Silver was well aware of the poor TV ratings in the US so the only way to recoup losses is to somewhat extend the series.

    Aside from that:

    Lowry with his aggressive nature on defense, he gets swallowed into that blackhole of silly fouls. He just have to pick his spots.

    Eventhough he scored enough but I thought this was one of the inefficient game of Kawhi accompanied by numerous turnovers. Giving Credit to the Warriors lock down defense, our Super Alien showed that can be mere more mortal sometimes.

    Draymond took the onus and limited Pascal. He owned the blame post game 1 and he backed it up with a tremendous all around game 2.

    But what made the difference IMO is the contribution of Cousins, Bogut and Cook. They were instrumental in that 18-0 run.

    P.S. Nurse or Lowry should stop posting up Danny Green. I think the success rate of that play resulting to a basket is zero to nil.


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  • The Great One
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    And also, Stephen A is right, the arena was half empty to start the 3rd. There was no energy in the arena to start the 3rd. Smh. Stay in your seats and cheer for your team.

    Jack Armstrong has called out Raptors fans about this in the past as well.

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  • The Great One
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    golden wrote: View Post

    I'm even okay with Lowry scoring only 9 points, as long as he does his job as a floor general and keeps the team composed when Golden State makes their 3rd quarter surge. Lowry was clearly rattled during that run and that can't happen to your all-star PG. It ended up being the difference in the game.

    For the fouls, we have to live with that if we want to keep up the aggressive defense. Nurse wants the team to be "handsy" and I'm sure Kerr sent tape to the NBA to watch out for that before game 2.
    Disagree. The Raptors need him to score. If Lowry didn't average 20ppg in the Milwaukee series, the Raps would've lost that series.

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