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  • 2020 Playoffs Round 1 Game 3 Raptors at Nets Friday August 21st 1:30pm on SN

    Serge does Art








    Norm is Art





    And just like that, we are up 2-0
    (I typed that in smallish font just in case the Lakers, Bucks or Clippers were listening. Being a good sport and all)

    Now some may say we got lucky and stole a win.
    But no....







    Did anyone ever really feel thaaaaat worried yesterday? I mean, a bit. But not like the old days.

    Because these are your Championship Toronto Raptors.
    The Raps shot 50% from 3 on 40+ attempts and going 32 for 33 from the line in game one.
    I had a feeling that might not be repeated.
    Was I expecting 25% from 3 and less than 70% from the line?
    Nope. But they still had enough to win

    There's been a bit of rumbling about "alpha dog" status on playoff teams.
    But the team that scores the most points wins.
    It doesn't matter how you score them.
    If you have a guy who score most of them, great.
    But if you've got a team where anyone can do it, I'll take that too.

    Step up to the wheel..
    Who's going to be the hero of game 3?






    Freddy had game 1.
    Norm had game 2.
    Let me know who you think will be next.

    But it's not all about which player gets the most points.
    Sometimes it's about when you get them.

    For example, check out this sequence of events

    BKN
    83
    TOR
    82

    9:19

    Rodions Kurucs offensive foul (OG Anunoby draws the foul)
    9:19

    Rodions Kurucs turnover (offensive foul)
    9:19






    9:00

    OG Anunoby makes two point driving dunk (Norman Powell assists)
    BKN
    83
    TOR
    84







    For a guy who doesn't say much, that said a lot.
    But this also sums it up pretty well





    But now it's on to game 3.
    As weird as this bubble is, I'm happy that we won't be hearing this pep talk from the team down 0-2
    "Well, they held home court. That's what they were supposed to do. We're going to go home and do the same"

    Once again, let's not underestimate things.
    Sure the Nets sustained another blow with Joe Harris leaving the bubble,
    but we've seen teams be a little too cocky being up 2-0



    (I will never get tired of this one)

    Here's my guess at the Joe-less Nets

    PG






    SG







    SG

    Can we just talk about the Sixers again?



    They are getting killed by the guy they traded away while they had to pay to get rid of the guy they got for him.
    And if you're still following, that other guy just helped beat the Bucks in game 1.

    C#^*tics schadenfreude is one thing but the Sixers version is pretty good too.
    Anyways,




    PF




    C





    As for us?




    That's right. 3-0 is waiting for us. It's not as easy as it seems.
    Just ask the aforementioned Lakers, Bucks and Clippers.
    But we can do it.

    They may be on the road in the bubble.
    But we've got them




    Go Raps
    Last edited by Jclaw; Thu Aug 20, 2020, 12:52 PM.

  • #2
    The Nets are down to 9 players. Keep the pressure on and this series is over.

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    • #3
      Siakam goes off in Game 3 and doesn't look back.

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      • #4
        Good job taking both home games, now we gotta take care of business on the road
        The name's Bond, James Bond.

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        • #5
          007 wrote: View Post
          Good job taking both home games, now we gotta take care of business on the road
          Yeah we better watch out - the projected logo on the court will now be the Nets' and they will now pipe in "that's too many steps" when one of our guys travel, and also have the Super Mario coin sound when there's a free throw. Hopefully our guys won't crack under that kind of pressure
          2019 NBA Champions. Glad to have doubted the doubters.

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          • #6
            So who's replacing Harris in the opening line up? Nets went 8 deep last time.

            My guess is Tyler Johnson, because Kurucs is terrible but also replaces Allen when he's resting. So that's a really small line up for them.

            If any Net gets in foul trouble they will be so screwed tomorrow.


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            • #7
              JClaw just keeps rolling, rolling, rolling...

              Honestly hard to imagine a worse outing than last game. And we won. Real championship confidence going right now.
              twitter.com/dhackett1565

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              • #8
                KLOE game incoming.
                No way he lets Freddy get the press.
                Plus he'll be on a mission to drop a few dimes to marc.

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                • #9
                  G__Deane wrote: View Post
                  KLOE game incoming.
                  No way he lets Freddy get the press.
                  Plus he'll be on a mission to drop a few dimes to marc.
                  Fully expect a 10 point Marc 1st Q. Nick will have come up with ways to get Gasol the ball deep in the post to discourage the switching early.
                  twitter.com/dhackett1565

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                  • #10
                    I'll go with a weird choice because I feel like it - Serge is gonna have a 20+ pt game
                    OG is our king

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                    • #11
                      wow JClaw that was a mouthful. But awesome intro. Depending on you to carry us to the promised land.

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                      • #12
                        Matt thomas game
                        To be the champs you got to beat the champs

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                        • #13
                          bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
                          Matt thomas game
                          Interesting. We need our bench to go off.

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                          • #14
                            WTF was that Bucks twitter flex all about? Are they still shook about being up 2-0 and getting swept?

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                            • #15
                              bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
                              Matt thomas game
                              Fun fact per The Athletic:

                              Matt Thomas is a +58.6 net rating in the series so far.

                              Hopefully he can get some space to go off for some triples. 😎

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