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Thread: Game #40: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 - Toronto Raptors 133

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    I like fighting. Can have 2 guys show emotion without turning into malice at the Palace

    It doesn't matter. TV contracts are talking here, not fans.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    It doesn't matter. TV contracts are talking here, not fans.
    You would think TV networks would appreciated the heightened drama though.

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    Hilarious that Ibaka and Johnson are suspended while IT gets away with a fine (which is somehow less than DeMar's)

    And now we get to take on Cleveland without two of our best three players. Hooray
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    You would think TV networks would appreciated the heightened drama though.
    If fighting was legal - yes, but now TV networks can be sued and fined/closed down if they ignore FCC/customer complaints. Family friendly show
    Last edited by rocwell; Wed Jan 10th, 2018 at 04:17 PM.

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    Get ready for the ultimate "empty the clip" game from DeMar. He's gonna get 35 points or die trying
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    Quote 007 wrote: View Post
    Get ready for the ultimate "empty the clip" game from DeMar. He's gonna get 35 points or die trying
    35 points on 50 shots?? #RideOrDie

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    Stop it.

    We have OG and he is the Lebron stopper. Demar gonna go Kobe mode. JV gonna go Shaq mode with rebounds. We gonna win by 12. Book it.

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    Quote Zainab wrote: View Post
    Stop it.

    We have OG and he is the Lebron stopper. Demar gonna go Kobe mode. JV gonna go Shaq mode with rebounds. We gonna win by 12. Book it.

    There's obviously still a chance, but we're really going to need to ramp up the intensity. Step up the rebounding, remember how to finish at the rim, find some way to make LeBron's life difficult, and it's possible

    I am very concerned about our three-point shooting, however. Lowry and Ibaka are out, and Miles and OG are slumping. If those two can't pick it up this game, who else is there? DeMar? FVV? Delon? Norm?
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    Quote 007 wrote: View Post
    There's obviously still a chance, but we're really going to need to ramp up the intensity. Step up the rebounding, remember how to finish at the rim, find some way to make LeBron's life difficult, and it's possible

    I am very concerned about our three-point shooting, however. Lowry and Ibaka are out, and Miles and OG are slumping. If those two can't pick it up this game, who else is there? DeMar? FVV? Delon? Norm?
    Lorenzo Brown.

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    Quote Zainab wrote: View Post
    Lorenzo Brown.
    Lorenzo? I thought his name was Alfonzo! Or was it Deangelo
    #WhiteHouseDown

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    With all that's happened I don't expect a win but I would like to see an indication that the Raptors can do better containing Lebron (and now ITs) dribble penetration and the 3 point shot attack. I believe they've been defending the three reasonably well this year but the dribble penetration remains a huge issue as does giving up offensive rebounds. Missing Lowry and Ibaka it will be a challenge to score more than 100 points so they'd better be able to keep the Cavs down. I didn't mind the idea to rest Demar. It would be a nice F YOU to the league who clearly should have suspended Thomas for the clothesline. What IF someone did that to Lebron? Not that anyone would dare....that could be scary. Do we have anyone who could try and tear Kevin Love's arm off again?

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    Victory is the only option. Failure is not

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    Quote MixxAOR wrote: View Post
    Victory is the only option. Failure is not
    Nah failure is the key to success.

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    Quote Zainab wrote: View Post
    Lorenzo Brown.
    Still not sure if I've seen him take a shot lol
    The name's Bond, James Bond.

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    Quote Maury wrote: View Post
    Itís just bad for the league when a little scuffle like that results in $30k lost and two entertaining players being sidelined, one for a big conference game. They should let players go at each other a bit more, it makes for more entertaining games.
    Yes. They barely more than tickled each other and no punches were thrown

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    Quote KeonClark wrote: View Post
    Lorenzo? I thought his name was Alfonzo! Or was it Deangelo
    Alfonzo is McKinnie.

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    Hilarious that Ibaka and Johnson are suspended while IT gets away with a fine (which is somehow less than DeMar's)

    And now we get to take on Cleveland without two of our best three players. Hooray
    DD barely SHOVES Dragic and gets fined more than IT who chopped a guys throat with intent to injure ..... the NBA is SOOOOOOOO crooked

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    JV will get two immediate fouls, at least one big will foul out. LeWhiner goes to the line 38X with phantom fouls

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    Alfonzo is McKinnie.
    Alfonzo and Lorenzo..There's a buddy comedy there somewhere. They could call it "The bench warmers"
    #WhiteHouseDown

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    Quote G__Deane wrote: View Post
    DD barely SHOVES Dragic and gets fined more than IT who chopped a guys throat with intent to injure ..... the NBA is SOOOOOOOO crooked
    Thomas said he was going for the steal. Wiggins apparently agreed that it was accidental. Really??

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