Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Everything Round 1: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Deems
    replied
    S.R. wrote: View Post
    He is now a guy who can drive the ball and dunk on Thon Maker and Giannis in crunch time to put the game away. That is amazing.
    DeMar has earned my respect this game, he took it into his own hands like a leader is supposed to and won it. WITH THAT SAID.... I am highly disappointed in Lowry, you can say all you want how he did the little things...but he's supposed to be THE guy beside DeMar leading this team to victory. You're in a close out game, you are the leader...and you take 9 shots in 44 minutes??? 4 assists??? His body language in the playoffs is of someone who is outright SCARED.

    If we do not beat the Cavs this round, I do not want Lowry back on this team; This is DeRozan's team, build around him with players who do not wilt under the lights.

    Leave a comment:


  • golden
    replied
    Jclaw is the damn truth!

    Leave a comment:


  • Mack North
    replied
    DeRozan in a rout - 31 votes and all for him.

    "Other" should have at least one vote - Jclaw!

    Leave a comment:


  • S.R.
    replied
    JimiCliff wrote: View Post
    Man oh man, what a roller coaster. Never experienced a swing in a game like that before. They went from playing like world champions to playing like a rec league team of guys who can't dribble with their left hands.

    I'm not as angry at the collapse as some - I chalk it up to some combination of luck, an inevitable in-game momentum turn, home court advantage, a future all-time top-10 NBA great, the inevitable tightness that comes with the nightmarish realization that you might be yakking up a series that you'd won 20 minutes ago, poor coaching strategy, and a lack of mental toughness/
    togetherness that's been a defining feature of this team for the past few years. And the latter two points, I'm so used to them that they don't make me angry anymore, just disappointed.

    What I liked best about this game was that Demar won it at the end. He's never responded so strongly in such an adverse situation, with the stakes so high. Between this game and his bounce-back performance after game 4, he's shown a level of skill, resolve and execution that I didn't think he'd ever reach, and that few professional athletes ever do.
    He is now a guy who can drive the ball and dunk on Thon Maker and Giannis in crunch time to put the game away. That is amazing.

    Leave a comment:


  • JimiCliff
    replied
    Man oh man, what a roller coaster. Never experienced a swing in a game like that before. They went from playing like world champions to playing like a rec league team of guys who can't dribble with their left hands.

    I'm not as angry at the collapse as some - I chalk it up to some combination of luck, an inevitable in-game momentum turn, home court advantage, a future all-time top-10 NBA great, the inevitable tightness that comes with the nightmarish realization that you might be yakking up a series that you'd won 20 minutes ago, poor coaching strategy, and a lack of mental toughness/
    togetherness that's been a defining feature of this team for the past few years. And the latter two points, I'm so used to them that they don't make me angry anymore, just disappointed.

    What I liked best about this game was that Demar won it at the end. He's never responded so strongly in such an adverse situation, with the stakes so high. Between this game and his bounce-back performance after game 4, he's shown a level of skill, resolve and execution that I didn't think he'd ever reach, and that few professional athletes ever do.

    Leave a comment:


  • S.R.
    replied
    KHD wrote: View Post
    well, i'm cooled down after last night but i'm still pretty infuriated with casey's second half coaching. when has running the clock EVER worked for us with more than 6 minutes left in the game? and yet, here's dwane casey putting a lineup with joseph as the primary ballhandler, and running no motion in the offence with 15 minutes left. no wonder we lost the lead.

    Anyways, i think we have to start Tucker and JV against cleveland (i'm assuming they still start Love/Thompson in the frontcourt) or else we're going to get destroyed by lebron and rebounding. The one thing about lebron vs. giannis is that tucker should be able to keep him off the glass alone, and he's not usually crashing. The cavs don't have the length that milwaukee does, so i'm looking to go inside with our guards and with pick and rolls with JV. Hope lowry will be healed up and take some pride in defending because otherwise it doesn't matter which big we put at the 5, we're getting PnR-ed to death. Match the 2pat/JV sub to the thompson/frye subs and see where it goes.

    All academic if we don't move the ball, though. if we play tentatively like we did in the 2nd half last night, we're toast anyway.
    Half the team in their postgames admitted they built the lead moving the ball, lost it by holding it, won by moving it. Really hope that game finally pounds that lesson into their heads.

    Leave a comment:


  • special1
    replied
    And I didn't even vote yet..... hmmmm who should I pick? lol

    Demar for sure! He was amazing in round 1.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Leave a comment:


  • Axel
    replied
    Joey wrote: View Post
    I honestly did not expect a unanimous Vote here ... Haha
    Have we EVER been in unanimous agreement about ANYTHING on this board?? Haha
    Well maybe if Giannis had been an option, we would have seen more discrepancy in the votes lol

    Leave a comment:


  • KHD
    replied
    well, i'm cooled down after last night but i'm still pretty infuriated with casey's second half coaching. when has running the clock EVER worked for us with more than 6 minutes left in the game? and yet, here's dwane casey putting a lineup with joseph as the primary ballhandler, and running no motion in the offence with 15 minutes left. no wonder we lost the lead.

    Anyways, i think we have to start Tucker and JV against cleveland (i'm assuming they still start Love/Thompson in the frontcourt) or else we're going to get destroyed by lebron and rebounding. The one thing about lebron vs. giannis is that tucker should be able to keep him off the glass alone, and he's not usually crashing. The cavs don't have the length that milwaukee does, so i'm looking to go inside with our guards and with pick and rolls with JV. Hope lowry will be healed up and take some pride in defending because otherwise it doesn't matter which big we put at the 5, we're getting PnR-ed to death. Match the 2pat/JV sub to the thompson/frye subs and see where it goes.

    All academic if we don't move the ball, though. if we play tentatively like we did in the 2nd half last night, we're toast anyway.

    Leave a comment:


  • Joey
    replied
    hotfuzz wrote: View Post
    So, who's ready to be destroyed by the Cavs?

    Leave a comment:


  • golden
    replied
    GLF wrote: View Post
    I didn't even take in the fact that they went away from Tucker playing the 4 against Giannis. I did notice that we went away from the third ball handler though which mad absolutely no sense. Casey man, never seizes to amaze. And then he wonders why we always end up reverting back to iso ball.
    I think Casey just freezes up or something under pressure and thinks that going ISO is the safe, conservative thing to do. It's OK when the offense sputters to give it to Demar to go get a basket. And, sure, it's a great closing technique, but you can't start to close out a team for 18 damn minutes. That's insane.

    Leave a comment:


  • Joey
    replied
    Axel wrote: View Post
    Jeez Joey, 100% of the votes on one option, maybe we need a better question lol.
    I honestly did not expect a unanimous Vote here ... Haha
    Have we EVER been in unanimous agreement about ANYTHING on this board?? Haha

    Leave a comment:


  • Axel
    replied
    Jeez Joey, 100% of the votes on one option, maybe we need a better question lol.

    Leave a comment:


  • Chr1s1anL
    replied
    DeMar DeRozan is the best Raptor ever. This is his team.

    Sent from my LG-H831 using Tapatalk

    Leave a comment:


  • suspenders
    replied
    TRex wrote: View Post
    OT - Spurs just eliminated the Grizzlies. Vince Carter is a UFA after this season correct? bring him home?
    Yes.

    Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X