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Thread: Game #43 Hawks (12-27) @ Raptors (30-12) Tuesday January 8th 2019. TSN 230 am(Vilnius, Lithuania) 900pm(St Johns) 830pm(Halifax) 730pm(Toronto) 630pm(Winnipeg) 530pm(Calgary) 430pm(Vancouver)

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    Default Game #43 Hawks (12-27) @ Raptors (30-12) Tuesday January 8th 2019. TSN 230 am(Vilnius, Lithuania) 900pm(St Johns) 830pm(Halifax) 730pm(Toronto) 630pm(Winnipeg) 530pm(Calgary) 430pm(Vancouver)



    Starting Lineups
    HAWKS
    PG- Trae "Meth Curry" Young
    SG- Kevin "Red Rocket Jr" Huerter
    SF- DeAndre Bembry
    PF- John "Philadelphia" Collins
    C- Dewayne Dedmon

    RAPS
    PG- Kyle "The Bulldog" Lowry
    SG- Danny Green "Ranger"
    SF- "The Klaw" Kawhi Leonard
    PF- "Spicy P" Pascal Siakam
    C- Serge "From the Motherland, Mafuzzy, Mafuzzy Chef, Avec Classe, 100% Pure" Ibaka

    Atlanta comes to the North riding high off a 24 point beat down of the Miami Heat. Right in the thick of the tankathon race of the east, a visit from the Hawks lacks the robust storylines we've seen in recent days. Last time these teams met, Toronto walked away with an 18 point victory as Vince Carter threw down a buzzer-beating dunk for his 25,000 career point in the NBA. The return of Vince will likely take the head billing in this one.

    The Raptors are rolling right now pulling off back to back gritty victories against potential playoff match-ups over the weekend. A Tuesday night showdown against the 12th place team in the East may not be as exciting as the past 2, but the Raptors need to come out with the same energy to avoid the dreaded trap game. The potential return of both KL's should be enough for any fan to look forward to this one. The biggest threat to a Raptors victory is not taking the Hawks seriously. If they play with the same hunger as of late we should be seeing Boucher and Co. in the 4th quarter.

    GO RAPS!

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    Lol these thread titles just get better and better.

    Go get em bertarapsfan!

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    First game (hopefully) with both Kawhi and Lowry in over a month?

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    bertarapsfan!!!
    A MAN FOR ALL TIMEZONES!
    Git it!!!!!!!

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    Would like to see Ibaka get a rest day soon

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    MVP MVP MVP (shoutout for including my timezone).
    Official Pope of the Raptors sponsored by MLSE.

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    Bertarapsfan is the hero we needed.

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    i just realized that "berta" is referring to alberta so there's that.

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    Quote Rudy Bargnani wrote: View Post
    Would like to see Ibaka get a rest day soon
    Tough in that JV is on the shelf for a couple more weeks...but...Schedule lightens up a bit in the next few games..a couple of stretches with 2 days off between games and they ar3 at home...

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    Quote GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
    bertarapsfan!!!
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    Git it!!!!!!!
    There would be something weird about watching a Raptors game at 4:30 in the afternoon on a Week day ... Lol

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    Quote KHD wrote: View Post
    i just realized that "berta" is referring to alberta so there's that.
    lol. Took me awhile too. Shout out to 'Bertara PS fan' for stepping up outta nowhere like Linsanity.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    There would be something weird about watching a Raptors game at 4:30 in the afternoon on a Week day ... Lol
    The Alberta 5 or 5:30 starts are awesome though, I'm tellin ya! You get home from work and the games just starting, over by 8 pm and you can do something else with the wife/kids/yourself
    It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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    Maybe Berta (like JV) hails from Vilnius? The team does have players from eg. African time zones which don't get a mention? Reveal yerself Berta!
    “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?” J.M. Keynes

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    We've just waived Lorenzo

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    We've just waived Lorenzo
    Thank you, Norman.

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    Oh snap sad day for danh his favorite raptor just got waived

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    We've just waived Lorenzo
    Which is interesting, because there's no serious reason to waive him right now unless Masai is planning a move soon. We were already at only 14 main roster slots (since Boucher and Lloyd are on two-ways). If the Raps plan to convert Boucher to a full NBA contract (which seems likely) they didn't need a roster spot to do it, so clearly Masai has targets in trade that see us taking back an extra player or he's got plans for the buyout market.

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    This may be heartless but I don’t care. Wooooooo

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    We've just waived Lorenzo
    Hopefully Masai didn't do him wrong and told him beforehand
    First Team All Nonsense

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    Quote magoon wrote: View Post
    Which is interesting, because there's no serious reason to waive him right now unless Masai is planning a move soon. We were already at only 14 main roster slots (since Boucher and Lloyd are on two-ways). If the Raps plan to convert Boucher to a full NBA contract (which seems likely) they didn't need a roster spot to do it, so clearly Masai has targets in trade that see us taking back an extra player or he's got plans for the buyout market.
    There actually is a deadline to waive Brown today. Per ESPN....

    Keep an eye on the 5PM EST waiver wire. Monday is the last day to waive a player on a non-guaranteed/partial contract and not get charged the full salary. The list of 20 players include Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaquille Harrison, Alfonzo McKinnie, Michael Carter-Williams, Patrick Beverley, Tyrone Wallace, Christian Wood, Tim Frazier, Jahlil Okafor, Kenrich Williams, Trey Burke, Noah Vonleh, Isaiah Briscoe, TJ McConnell, Richaun Holmes, Quincy Pondexter, Lorenzo Brown, Royce O'Neale, Ron Baker and Chasson Randle.
    Powell's emergence as a reliable secondary ball-handler is making this possible. I wonder who/what they are looking for. Shooters? Rebounders? More ball handling? Toughness? The trade deadline will be interesting and I doubt that Masai stands pat.

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