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2015-2016 NBA/Raps Thread

Wiseman

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Well Miami doesn't have anyone like Paul George to defend DeRozan. He should be more free to play his game which is great because he is pretty bad when he has to adjust.

Much better chance of beating them without Bosh but it would have been great to play against him.

I think this series is pretty evenly matched and will go to 7.

We better win because I want to see Norman Powell defend Lebron.
 

Wiseman

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Pearl Jam is playing at the ACC the night of game 5 we'll probably see an afternoon game on a wednesday?
That is the second night of back to back concerts for Pearl Jam. I think it takes a day for both Basketball/Concert setup/teardown so I am pretty sure the Pearl Jam Concert will be bumped. AFAIK ACC has a clause in contracts indicating Playoff games take priority.

I guess Pearl Jam is hoping for a Raptors sweep of Miami.
 

KickIT

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MLSE teams have right of first refusal at the ACC. Its also why the Argos were bumped from the Rogers Centre during the Jays playoff run last year.

The WHO concert was also bumped by Game 5 Raps/Indy.
 

KickIT

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Key takeaway from that article:

The possibility of a rematch with their ex-maestro, whose Cavs sit on the other side of the bracket, certainly has the league’s television brass jacked up.
 

juice

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Yeah the NBA would LOVE to see the Cavs vs. Miami ....

Last night was pretty amazing and as a season ticket holder for a while I have seen a lot of heartbreaking things in the past few years (I also traveled to Washington for the two away playoff games last year). It was an ugly but really special win. I feel like they just needed this first round monkey off their back, I am oddly more optimistic about the Miami series compared to the Indiana series.

It is super awkward in my section as there is a ton of family in the section, so I was high giving Patterson's mom while Johnson's brothers / cousins and Scola's family just sat there, they were happy but you know they aren't loving it that their boys aren't seeing the court. I like Casey's short bench though, hell Ross should sit on it a bit longer but we'll see if he has any better match ups against Miami.

As it has been said here a few times already their quarter close outs are brutal and Casey's play calling out of timeouts are just next level garbage. I am not sure if it is player execution on the plays or not but that aspect really held us back again Indiana and I hope it improves against Miami.
 

KickIT

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Lowry garbage.
DD decent but dude needs to learn to dish off to the open man and stop forcing it.
Casey deer in the headlights.

DD 0 for 1,344,055 quarter ending isolation plays
 

SneakyPete

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dude needs to learn to dish off to the open man and stop forcing it.
This. He's setting for a lot of long jumpers that he's not hitting. The offense was decent in the first half when they were running the floor. When they slow it down their half court offense stagnates. This is mostly because they run isos for Demar and he doesn't pass it off when there's nowhere to go. This works in the regular season when you're getting foul calls but you're not going to get calls in the playoffs.

Feel bad for Lowry, he obviously has an elbow injury. Here's him putting up shots at 12:30am after the game.

http://video.twimg.com//ext_tw_video//727717069962268672//pu//vid//720x720//OH9ZX3HKFz4P6Z4G.mp4
 

Aaron Bradley

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Timeout!

"Okay guys they're increasing their lead. We gotta go out there and get no offensive rebounds and start launching the 3's. It's the only thing left for us to do!"

Yeah, you can go to the casino and get lucky with a random spin but over time you're gonna f'n lose. How stupid can some of the best teams in the world be????
 

StarvinMarvin

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Lowry or the carcass out there that used to be Lowry needs to sit the F down if it is not working

Casey is a joke

I am done so angry after that game I am checking out
 

KickIT

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I love Lowry. Despite his bad shooting at least he does other things unlike Demar. But, Lowry if your injury is really affecting your shot, you need to let COJO start and take the minutes until you're healthy.
 

StarvinMarvin

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yesterday he did not do much of those other things he had more turnovers than anything else at a half

either the coach or Klow need to have the balls and or brains to make an adjustment
 

KickIT

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Yeah Dragic torched him in the 4Q. Judging by this morning's videos of KLOW putting up shots by himself after the game, his elbow seems fine, so its got to be mental. I notice that he's rushing his shot.

My vitriol is mostly aimed at DD. He's proving that he does NOT command max money and you can see why when playing against guys like PG and Wade. They make shots when it counts and come up with big time defensive plays. If DD is stupid enough to opt out this summer, I'd rather let him go or sign and trade than re-up him for max money.
 

Illogistix

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Last night's game was peak Raptors. Still, what a moment. With all the late-game craziness of the NBA playoffs the past few nights, I was almost expecting Lowry to hit that prayer. When he let it go, I was like "he shot it too high, no chance...." And then, BAM! I definitely leaped off my sofa, high-fived my brother, and enjoyed that moment. One of the best in Raps history (sadly). And almost as good as Bautista's bat flip. Too bad, I immediately said to him, "Means nothing if they don't win the game."

And then the Raptors reverted to their no flow, horrible offense, stunted attempts at ball. So ugly. Watching the Heat run their plays in OT vs. how awful the Raps looked at getting good shots, it's clear that Casey and his staff cannot coach offense. They can't run a set play. They can't create open looks when the game is on the line (end of quarter plays are abysmal). It's been like that all season, though they routinely got bailed out by fouls and could make threes in the regular season, both of which they are not doing in the playoffs.

I still love this team and hope they can at least extend the series, but they need to win tomorrow and steal one in Miami. Not going to happen without Lowry playing way better. I'm sure his elbow hurts, but c'mon, it's the playoffs. Suck it up. Nobody is truly healthy. Whiteside's knee was almost snapped in half, and Wade is on the limp. Raps 100% should goon it up next game. Hard fouls everywhere, maybe even send in Johnson to start some shit and inject some life into the team. The Heat are old, and wearing them down has to be a legit strategy.
 

StarvinMarvin

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Mine is aimed at Casey, DD is exactly the player he has always been he will be a MAX money player in this NBA if we don't pay him someone else will

I'm not ok with losing him without having another max player or something close to it replacing him and that is not guaranteed so I'm on the fence when it comes to DD but that's for the offseason
 
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