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  • KeonClark
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    The spot light and pressure is on both of our stars, heavy. Getting out of the first and second rounds mostly on the backs of jv, biyombo, joseph and powell did nothing to change that. The pressure has been building every year since the brooklyn loss. It seems to compound as a vicious circle, pressure of being chokers causes them to be chokers.

    There's only one way out of it. Put this team on your back like you have all season, and go win. They both talk the talk "it's our team". They both never miss a chance to show up at all star dressed like the reservoir dogs. They want the max contracts, the recognition, the keys to the city. It's time to put up or shut up. They can either be remembered in 20, 30, 50 years..or go down like a footnote as a decent era of raps ball with decent players before being buried by a new crop of guys next generation.

    Time to put up, or shut the fuck up. Next year is year 5 of this core. They'll be all out of shit to say if they choke this year. This is truly a massive massive playoff.

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  • Axel
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    Everyone should read this. Even if you disagree with the Demar points, the overall insights seem bang on. Playoff ball is different

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  • golden
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    GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
    Interesting read, for sure. A lot of negative Derozan references. I've been thrilled with his continued ascent and development this season and I'm looking forward to seeing if he can continue to live outside the box in the postseason now as well. Can he make the necessary adjustments for how the game will change? I got faith.

    The supposition that the Raptors' game will always fail in the playoffs is based on the assumption that nothing changes and grows. Let's see what all this past playoff experience and in-season growth has amounted to. Figure it out, boys!!
    Would agree that DeMar has improved his ability to score against any defense, but now starting to worry a bit about Lowry. There was another interesting study referenced in that article that needs highlighting. It seems to suggest that the system the Raps use to win in the regular season is not all conducive to playoff basketball. The Raps system is built largely around around: (1) free throws, (2) lack of ball movement & (3) offensive rebounding, which the study suggests would be easier to neutralize in the playoffs.

    "He found that teams with higher defensive efficiency ratings tended to exceed expectations, and teams with higher offensive efficiency ratings performed worse than expected. (But teams with high effective field goal percentages also exceeded expectation, suggesting that teams that rely on free throws aren’t as dangerous in the postseason. Rockets fans, you can enjoy the uncertainty of rooting for a team that excels at both.) The study also found that teams with high offensive rebounding rates tended to perform worse come playoff time, and teams that shared the ball more tended to perform better."

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    Interesting read, for sure. A lot of negative Derozan references. I've been thrilled with his continued ascent and development this season and I'm looking forward to seeing if he can continue to live outside the box in the postseason now as well. Can he make the necessary adjustments for how the game will change? I got faith.

    The supposition that the Raptors' game will always fail in the playoffs is based on the assumption that nothing changes and grows. Let's see what all this past playoff experience and in-season growth has amounted to. Figure it out, boys!!

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  • golden
    started a topic Playoff Basketball vs. Regular Season Basketball

    Playoff Basketball vs. Regular Season Basketball

    VERY long, but very interesting article on the differences between regular season & playoffs. Lots of Raptor references in there. Worth the read....

    https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playo...s-ec1074245a89

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