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  • GAME #2: Toronto Raptors 110 - Portland Trailblazers 104



    AND NOW FOR YOUR TORONTO RAPTORS STARTING LINE UP (BUT WITH NURSE WHO KNOWS)







    VS

    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS








    GAME NOTES:

    In advance of the 2019-20 Season Restart at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, all 22 teams participat-ing will play three scrimmages before the restart officially tips off on July 30. The Raptors will face the Port-land Trail Blazers on Sunday in their second scrimmage game. The two teams split the 2019-20 season-series with each team winning on the road.

    The Raptors scrimmaged against Houston on Friday, defeating the Rockets 94-83 in the first game back for both teams. Toronto finished with 25 assists on 34 field goals and had a +18 advantage in bench scor-ing (41-to-23). Serge Ibaka led the Raptors with 18 points, while rookie Terence Davis added 15 points off the bench in the victory. Toronto outscored Houston 22-10 in the fourth quarter.

    Torontos last regular season game was Mar. 9 at Utah when the team completed a five-game Western Conference road trip. The Raptors returned home after the game and had the next day off. Players and travel staff were tested for COVID-19 the Wednesday night (Mar. 11) after the Jazzs game at Oklahoma City was cancelled and the season was suspended. Due to travel restrictions in Canada, the team recon-vened on June 22 in Fort Myers, Florida, to prepare for a resumption to the 2019-20 season. Toronto trained at Florida Gulf Coast University before arriving in Orlando.

    Toronto will begin the restart with a 3.0 game lead over Boston for second in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors are looking to capture their sixth Atlantic Division title in the last seven seasons.

    Prior to the NBA suspending the season, the Raptors (46-18, .719) were on pace to tie the single season franchise record with 59 wins. This despite their top five leading scorers all missing at least 10 games -Pascal Siakam (11), Kyle Lowry (12), Fred VanVleet (16), Norman Powell (20) and Serge Ibaka (14)

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    Toronto needs four victories in its eight seedinggames to reach 50 wins for the fifth straight season. The Raptors never won 50 games in their first 20 NBA seasons. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Toron-tos .689 (270W-122L) winning percentage during the regular season is tops in the NBA.

    Pascal Siakamis averaging career highs of 23.6 points and 7.5 rebounds through 53 games played this season. Only two players in Raptors history have finished a season averaging at least 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds: Chris Bosh in 200910 (24.0, 10.8) and Kawhi Leonard in 201819 (26.6, 7.3)

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    The Raptors have held their opponent to fewer than 100 points in 19 games this season -most in the NBA. Toronto is 15-4 in those contests. The Raptors currently lead the NBA in points allowed per game (106.5) and opponent three-point percentage (.337) and rank second in opponent field goal percentage (.429)

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    In 52 games this season, Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.7 points; +5.5 points from last season (14.2 ppg in 2018-19).Lowry has scored 20 or more points 27 times, including six games with 30+ points.

    The Raptors have a different statistical leader in total points (Pascal Siakam -1,253), rebounds (Serge Ibaka-414), assists (Kyle Lowry -399), steals (Fred VanVleet -91) and blocks (Chris Boucher -53)


    Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

  • #2
    Should be a fun game, Portland has to come out strong for a chance to make the playoffs. Thought theyd have a chance getting Collins and Nurkic back - then I saw the Pelicans schedule. I believe Ariza said he wouldnt play in the reset too.

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    • #3
      Assuming Pascal plays I'm hoping for a better version of him tonight. He looked very rusty versus the Rockets. Also very excited to see "Skinny Marc Gasol" make his return to the court. Curious to see who looks bigger now. Gasol or Slimm Duck?

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      • #4
        Slim Duck still looks skinny. Needs another 20 lbs, at least

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        • #5
          Doc wrote: View Post
          Assuming Pascal plays I'm hoping for a better version of him tonight. He looked very rusty versus the Rockets. Also very excited to see "Skinny Marc Gasol" make his return to the court. Curious to see who looks bigger now. Gasol or Slimm Duck?
          I'm gonna guess Marc still looks like 3 x Boucher's size.

          And Marc playing always makes offence easier for Pascal. So that should help him. Assuming Pascal doesn't get the night off.
          twitter.com/dhackett1565

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          • #6
            She was the highlight in this gif! Damn.



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            • #7
              Dame out. Gasol in, starting?

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              • #8
                McCaw is out with an undisclosed minor injury. Everyone else is set to play
                The name's Bond, James Bond.

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                • #9
                  Matt Devlin just called Carmelo Anthony a future hall of famer.

                  agree or disagree?

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                  • #10
                    Looks like they're just going through the motions. Yawn.

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                    • #11
                      Nurse got the mad scientist hat on already
                      The name's Bond, James Bond.

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                      • #12
                        Lol Lowry defends Carmelo and hits a pull up 3

                        Lowry is king
                        OG is our king

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                        • #13
                          Kloe is our engine. Our little V6 lol
                          Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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                          • #14
                            Portland got a little flopper being annoying
                            Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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                            • #15
                              Serge with a forgettable first quarter

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