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Post#511 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:01 am by stro

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Camboflage wrote:Good looks overdose. I think we could steal 1-2 from either Boston and NY certainly.

Chicago is one i can see us losing both because they usually match our bigs energy.

LA is iffy, especially in their house but we got a few guys showcasing for family.

Nonetheless, i am confident going into any game as long as play hard off the bat.


Keep waiting for the Celtics to crash. Their winning streak has been unbelievable.



Everyone says this every year. They start out slow and everyone claims their too old and their window is closed. Then they always go on some crazy run to finish the regular season and go deep in the playoffs. I won't count Boston out until KG retires
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Post#512 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:17 am by pbj

Here you go.. Remaining schedule definitely favours us..

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Post#513 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:36 am by Brinbe

How bout Philly?
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Post#514 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:46 am by MagnusPinus

The Raptors are playing like ****.. but are winning.. so there is hope. This is the new Nba.. The worse and more individual game u play the most chances u have to win
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People do not understand Curry's reason for wanting to be a ballerina. He wanted to be able to contort his body to be able to fit in the fridge.
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Post#515 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:00 pm by Oakville_Raptor

The fact that the Raptors would have potentially had 4 more wins right now had the refs not screwed them. Let that sink in for a bit fellow Raptors fans...
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Post#516 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:11 pm by WalterCronkite

Oakville_Raptor wrote:The fact that the Raptors would have potentially had 4 more wins right now had the refs not screwed them. Let that sink in for a bit fellow Raptors fans...


Or if they didn't play like complete D-Leaguer's for the first 23 games. You chose your own fate.
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Post#517 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:12 pm by Neutral 123

MagnusPinus wrote:The Raptors are playing like ****.. but are winning.. so there is hope. This is the new Nba.. The worse and more individual game u play the most chances u have to win

LOL, if playing awful meant better results, Barfs would be the greatest player in NBA history!
To them, it's like everyone wants the money they are never going to make. amluvinit2 on the tea party..
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Post#518 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:15 pm by stro

WalterCronkite wrote:
Oakville_Raptor wrote:The fact that the Raptors would have potentially had 4 more wins right now had the refs not screwed them. Let that sink in for a bit fellow Raptors fans...


Or if they didn't play like complete D-Leaguer's for the first 23 games. You chose your own fate.



LOL

True enough. That start to the season really killed us :(
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Post#519 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:25 pm by Parataxis

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overdose wrote:Just think how important those 4 stolen games are now smh


If we don't make the playoffs, it will definitely be because of those 4 games. no question about it.

And we'll give OKC our late lottery pick. Honestly I won't be that upset.


If we keep our pick this year, it's unlikely they'll get anything better than a late lottery pick next year; even more likely is that we keep our 2014 pick as well.
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Post#520 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:29 pm by stro

The scary thing though, is that, if we don't give it up soon, eventually it will have NO protection. Similar situation to how Detroit ended up with the 2nd overall pick in the 2003 draft from a trade they made with the Grizzlies YEARS prior. I'd die if that happened to Toronto, especially in such a deep draft lol
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Post#521 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:38 pm by Parataxis

stro wrote:The scary thing though, is that, if we don't give it up soon, eventually it will have NO protection. Similar situation to how Detroit ended up with the 2nd overall pick in the 2003 draft from a trade they made with the Grizzlies YEARS prior. I'd die if that happened to Toronto, especially in such a deep draft lol


Really? You don't want us to make the playoffs because you're afraid of 2018? Really?

Look, even if we do somehow make it to the 2018 draft without having conveyed our pick, it's extremely unlikely that we'll go from a team that made the playoffs in 5 consecutive years, to a team that's winning the draft lottery.

*sigh*
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Post#522 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:59 pm by RapsFanInVA

Parataxis wrote:
stro wrote:The scary thing though, is that, if we don't give it up soon, eventually it will have NO protection. Similar situation to how Detroit ended up with the 2nd overall pick in the 2003 draft from a trade they made with the Grizzlies YEARS prior. I'd die if that happened to Toronto, especially in such a deep draft lol


Really? You don't want us to make the playoffs because you're afraid of 2018? Really?

Look, even if we do somehow make it to the 2018 draft without having conveyed our pick, it's extremely unlikely that we'll go from a team that made the playoffs in 5 consecutive years, to a team that's winning the draft lottery.

*sigh*

It's about giving up a top 5 pick in a potentially great draft down the road, versus giving up the 10th or 11th pick in a consensus weak draft this year. How do people not understand this risk? Look to the past and imagine we were in a similar scenario where we went all in to win, not worried about conveying a pick in the future because we assumed we were building a winner and would never immediately fall hard into the lottery.

1999-2000 Raptors 45-37
2000-2001 Raptors 47-35
2001-2002 Raptors 42-40
2002-2003 Raptors 24-58, give away 4th overall pick (Bosh) after making the playoffs 3 straight years, then falling deep into the lottery. This is the kind of risk you are overlooking. Think this is a fluke? It almost happened again recently.

2009-20010 Raptors 40-42, missed the playoffs by one game after going "win-now" mode in Bosh's last season + Hedo. Bosh leaves. Imagine Bosh doesn't get hurt and we win one more game to make the playoffs and keep our pick. He was leaving no matter what. Next season:
2010-2011 Raptors 22-60 but it's cool, our pick is top 3 protected and we are projected 3rd. Whoops, we get jumped twice and fall to 5th, handing over the 5th pick (Jonas)

What's to stop something like this from happening 2 years from now if Rudy Gay leaves? Or what if we can't resign Lowry? It's much easier than you think to fall off dramatically in just a few seasons.
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Post#523 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:44 pm by Jval17

28% chance now according to Hollinger's playoff odds
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Post#524 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:02 pm by Chaos Engine

Bynum is practicing with the Sixers, and they get Thad Young back soon as well. Let's not forget about them.
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Post#525 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:12 pm by Inevitable

Chaos Engine wrote:Bynum is practicing with the Sixers, and they get Thad Young back soon as well. Let's not forget about them.


They play Miami, New York, Chicago and GS in the next 4/5 games. Tough break for them.
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Post#526 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:26 pm by ThereIsNoSpork

Bucks / Hawks is on NBA TV tonight for those who have it :winkgrin:
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Post#527 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:33 pm by StopitLeo

In the first post can we make the losses red?

I think it is going to come down to the last 2 games of the year.
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Post#528 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:34 pm by BLKMASS

Drake playing in Philadelphia. I think it's a sign
Raps in the playoffs, book it
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Post#529 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:36 pm by Jval17

Tanger wrote:In the first post can we make the losses red?

I think it is going to come down to the last 2 games of the year.


Sure il change it now
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Post#530 Re: Playoff Hope Thread
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:46 pm by Young Buck

Jval17 wrote:
Tanger wrote:In the first post can we make the losses red?

I think it is going to come down to the last 2 games of the year.


Sure il change it now


How much did you pay for all those followers on twitter there Kevin Bryant?
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