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Game 23: Golden State Warriors (15-8) 128 - Toronto Raptors 131 (19-4)

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    • I thought Lowry was pretty good in the clutch. He hit that big 3 to go up 6 in the 4th quarter before KD stole the show.

      He had that pinpoint pass to Green for that big 3. He had that steal against Iggy and almost setup an "and-1" but Siakam failed to get it at the rim. He bobbled the ball a bit with 4-5 seconds left in the clock and missed badly at the rim. But overall I think he had a good game.

      OG needed to hit his big shots.. he made that against the Cavs in game 2 last year. I like having him take those shots. He's one of those guys that can make back braker 3's.. and I would prefer that he keeps making those.

      KD was just really fucking good. And we still won. Best game of the season probably. Just intense through out.

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      • planetmars wrote: View Post
        I thought Lowry was pretty good in the clutch. He hit that big 3 to go up 6 in the 4th quarter before KD stole the show.

        He had that pinpoint pass to Green for that big 3. He had that steal against Iggy and almost setup an "and-1" but Siakam failed to get it at the rim. He bobbled the ball a bit with 4-5 seconds left in the clock and missed badly at the rim. But overall I think he had a good game.

        OG needed to hit his big shots.. he made that against the Cavs in game 2 last year. I like having him take those shots. He's one of those guys that can make back braker 3's.. and I would prefer that he keeps making those.

        KD was just really fucking good. And we still won. Best game of the season probably. Just intense through out.
        Its over exaggerated that only Kawhi and Green stepped up in the clutch. The whole starting unit did for the most part.

        Kyle made some big plays, Ibaka made shots and played good defense and Siakam was his usual self.

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        • rocwell wrote: View Post

          Got him on my fantasy team!

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          • A.I wrote: View Post
            Its over exaggerated that only Kawhi and Green stepped up in the clutch. The whole starting unit did for the most part.

            Kyle made some big plays, Ibaka made shots and played good defense and Siakam was his usual self.
            I only caught the last 4 minutes of the 4th plus OT, but from what I saw Leonard, Green, PSkills and Ibaka were the difference makers (except for Ibaka's game winning attempt, but you could blame a bad pass that was too late for that). The biggest thing that stands out to me about Lowry was him passing up a shot at the top of the 3 point line, opting to hand it off to Ibaka who for some reason was standing next to him. What happened there? Did someone forget where they were supposed to stand? Anyways, that is Lowry's shot to take. And he passed that ball like it was a hot potato and makes me wonder if that's why Leonard didn't pass it to him in the dying seconds of the 4th. Lowry's defender doubled Leonard so the obvious pass was to a wide open Lowry, and instead Leonard drove into the paint, ate up too many seconds on the clock and passed to Ibaka instead with no time on the clock left.
            Last edited by nubreed000; Fri Nov 30th, 2018, 10:19 AM.

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            • In advance of next Wednesday's game thread, I'm posting this here:

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              • Game 23: Golden State Warriors @ Toronto Raptors - Thursday, Nov 29th 8pm ET TSN/TNT

                nubreed000 wrote: View Post
                I only caught the last 4 minutes of the 4th plus OT, but from what I saw Leonard, Green, PSkills and Ibaka were the difference makers (except for Ibaka's game winning attempt, but you could blame a bad pass that was too late for that). The biggest thing that stands out to me about Lowry was him passing up a shot at the top of the 3 point line, opting to hand it off to Ibaka who for some reason was standing next to him. What happened there? Did someone forget where they were supposed to stand? Anyways, that is Lowry's shot to take. And he passed that ball like it was a hot potato and makes me wonder if that's why Leonard didn't pass it to him in the dying seconds of the 4th. Lowry's defender doubled Leonard so the obvious pass was to a wide open Lowry, and instead Leonard drove into the paint, ate up too many seconds on the clock and passed to Ibaka instead with no time on the clock left.
                Last edited by A.I; Fri Nov 30th, 2018, 10:44 AM.

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                  • G__Deane wrote: View Post
                    Durant hit EVERYTHING. That's not just having Klay alongside, c'mon man. He was great tonight.
                    But we won and that's all that counts

                    Kawhi's team is 19-4. Durant's team is 5-6 without Curry.

                    Kawhi > Durant.
                    Mamba Mentality

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                    • Agreed. The jitters were definitely there. Lowry passing up a shot and bobbing the all, for example. At the same time, Lowry made several clutch plays including passes, rebounds, and steals and nearly had a triple double.

                      Not everything is going to go perfectly, but I don't want to see the jitters anymore. That's something they need to get over.
                      "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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                      • Game 23: Golden State Warriors @ Toronto Raptors - Thursday, Nov 29th 8pm ET TSN/TNT

                        S.R. wrote: View Post
                        Agreed. The jitters were definitely there. Lowry passing up a shot and bobbing the all, for example. At the same time, Lowry made several clutch plays including passes, rebounds, and steals and nearly had a triple double.

                        Not everything is going to go perfectly, but I don't want to see the jitters anymore. That's something they need to get over.

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                        • they were wondering why Raps didn't foul Durant when they were up in 3 in regulation.
                          Only one thing matters: We The Champs.

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                          • MixxAOR wrote: View Post


                            they were wondering why Raps didn't foul Durant when they were up in 3 in regulation.

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                            • MixxAOR wrote: View Post


                              they were wondering why Raps didn't foul Durant when they were up in 3 in regulation.
                              Yeah, Jack thought we would/should foul during the broadcast.
                              If we knew half as much about coaching an NBA team as we think, we"d know twice as much as we do.

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                              • Result aside, a great NBA regular season game for the record books. Thoroughly appreciated the effort from both teams in this game. In echoing the same sentiment as other internet commentators, this game should be viewed in the context of character building rather than "Can we realistically beat the Warriors in a 7 game series?". We showed that not only can we beat the best team in basketball the past 5 seasons, we can also hold on to a lead for the better part of 48 minutes against them. We also proved that we can win in OT when it seemed that the momentum had been shifting. This is not small stuff that should be pushed aside during a regular season building phase; just listen to Kawhi mention how guys are "buying in" to Nurse when he was asked after the game.

                                I'd also like to sound off on the hypothetical scenarios being thrown around. To those mentioning the Curry/Draymond situations and that the outcome would almost certainly be different if they'd played, how about our guys? What if FVV had scored his season average of 9 points? What if Lowry had 5 more points? What if Curry had played and KD couldn't get that hot since he couldn't touch the ball? These scenarios can go on forever (literally) and yet we're still non the wiser. We should take this game for what is was and not what is wasn't.

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