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Post#1 Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:17 am by TRaps1040

Looking at the schedule below has got to make you feel good as a Toronto fan. We're going to need to play at a high level, but assuming we do (based on recent trends) we have a good chance at sneaking in...

One of the glaring issues for old Milwaukee is the number of games vs. the west! (13 vs. our 4)

I think if we're serious about this, we need to show up and win both games against MIL. I was at the last game which, given the circumstances, was an absolute heartbreaker.

If we take care of business against MIL both times we could go 17-9. Split gets us to 16-10. That's either 39-43, or 40-42.

Its a great time to be a raptor fan everyone. Lets get behind ALL of our guys every chance we can get to see if we cant help push them into 8th.

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Feb-25 Wash
Feb-27 @Cle
Mar-01 Ind
Mar-02 @Mil
Mar-04 @GS
Mar-06 @Pho
Mar-08 @LAL
Mar-10 Cle
Mar-13 @Bos
Mar-15 Char
Mar-17 Mia
Mar-20 @Char
Mar-22 NY
Mar-23 @NY
Mar-27 Atl
Mar-29 @Det
Mar-31 @Wash
Apr-01 Det
Apr-03 Wash
Apr-05 @Min
Apr-06 @Mil
Apr-09 @Chi
Apr-12 Chi
Apr-14 Brook
Apr-16 @Atl
Apr-17 Bos


MIL
Feb-23 Atl
Feb-26 @Dal
Feb-27 @Hou
Mar-02 Tor
Mar-04 Utah
Mar-06 @LAC
Mar-09 @GS
Mar-10 @Sac
Mar-12 Dal
Mar-13 @Wash
Mar-15 Mia
Mar-17 Orl
Mar-19 Port
Mar-20 @Atl
Mar-22 @Ind
Mar-24 Atl
Mar-27 @Phi
Mar-28 LAL
Mar-30 OKC
Apr-01 Char
Apr-03 Min
Apr-05 @NY
Apr-06 Tor
Apr-09 @Mia
Apr-10 @Orl
Apr-12 @Atl
Apr-13 @Char
Apr-15 Den
Apr-17 @OKC
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Post#2 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:38 am by pbj

That Home-and-home against CHI in April might kill us, but I like that our last game is at home against Boston - I'd wager that they'll be resting their starters for that one.
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Post#3 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:41 am by TRaps1040

pbj wrote:That Home-and-home against CHI in April might kill us, but I like that our last game is at home against Boston - I'd wager that they'll be resting their starters for that one.


yeah hopefully the same can't be said for DEN and OKC...
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Post#4 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:50 am by Felixano

March 2nd and April 6th are MUST-WIN games.
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Post#5 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:53 am by J-Roc

If we only split vs the Bucks, we don't deserve to make the playoffs.
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Post#6 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:59 am by Jakay

J-Roc wrote:If we only split vs the Bucks, we don't deserve to make the playoffs.


It's not like they're getting a purple heart or swearing to a life of poverty here. Just make the playoffs, it's totally within reach. Don't pull the T.O. special midseason just kidding we're nothing but fodder trick.

Also against the Knicks. Come on... the Knicks. Take em to seven. How would that not be amazing?
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Post#7 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:02 am by mcgrady_1

Let's hope we start gelling and Rudy starts shooting for a better percentage because the last month of the season is going to be a little tough if we're still shooting inefficiently.
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Post#8 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:06 am by Superchunk

The bucks schedule looks really, really hard to me. Lots of trips out west, and almost all the lower tier teams on the road. For a team that is sliding downwards, this is a bad schedule because there is no opportunity to get a run going and get your confidence up. Washington, sure, but it's followed by Miami. Orlando is followed by Portland and on the road vs. Hawks and Pacers. Unless they really pull it together they could slide big time with that schedule, and it gives them every reason not to pull it together. I'm feeling confident.
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Post#9 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:18 am by robertjanssen007

Personally, I wouldn't be making a comparison to Milwaukee just yet. We're still one game behind of Philadelphia. Once we comfortably pass Philly in the standings, then I feel we should be eyeing Milwaukee.
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Post#10 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:19 am by pbj

Posted this in the Playoff Hope thread too.. Remaining Schedules

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Post#11 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:33 am by Green Backpack

Well, we have the easier schedule.. but we have a lot of ground to make up. Those 5 of 6 road games at the beginning of March could end us.
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Post#12 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:46 am by Rare

I'd like to have that 8 spot by the end of March, might be tough but April will be tough and we need to be playing great to come out plus 500 in those games.
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Post#13 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:49 am by Zeno

Green Backpack wrote:Well, we have the easier schedule.. but we have a lot of ground to make up. Those 5 of 6 road games at the beginning of March could end us.


Yep, that's the critical stretch. If the get past that in decent shape, let's say 3 games back, they need to at least pull even by the final showdown with the Bucks. I don't like their chances of making up ground in the final 5 games where I believe the Bucks have the scheduling edge assuming that Denver and OKC are packing it in by then. I think it's much more likely that Nets,Hawks and Celtics are fighting for positioning.
When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise….

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Post#14 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:11 am by Marksmen

There's a good chance that OKC and Denver is still fighting for a seed towards the end of the season, its tight at the top of the west. Here's hoping
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Post#15 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:15 am by BLKMASS

If you look at the first game against the bucks, Raptors only had 4 players actually show up. No help from Fields, no help from the bench . They were up 20 in the first quarter and blew that lead. I think Raptors are a better team and especially now with the acquisition of rudy gay. we will see. if sanders ever gets hurt again that could be huge, sanders is largely part of the reason they're in that 8th seed at all. they lost to the pistons and wizards with him out.
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Post#16 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:16 am by Duffman100

I don't want the playoffs this year. Let's get rid of owing this lottery pick, deal with Bargnani and take a stab next year.
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Post#17 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:25 am by Dalek

March 2- March 13 we play four of five on the road. This is Bargnani's time to get rhythm going while he is not under the spotlight of fans. I really hope he turns it on because he has a couple things in his favour: no Bogut on GS possibly, played well recently against LA and Pho. Our bench will be key during this stretch that should make or break the season.
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Post#18 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:35 am by Brinbe

robertjanssen007 wrote:Personally, I wouldn't be making a comparison to Milwaukee just yet. We're still one game behind of Philadelphia. Once we comfortably pass Philly in the standings, then I feel we should be eyeing Milwaukee.

Yep, not sure why this point is being ignored. Why the **** are you all talking playoffs when we're not even 9th at the moment? Puzzling. Don't get your hopes up, people.
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Post#19 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:35 am by TripleMKE

I tried predicted both record. Obviously I'm a little biased but i tried to be as fair as possible from a raptors fan's perspective.

TOR
Feb-25 Wash (Win)
Feb-27 @Cle (Win)
Mar-01 Ind (Win)
Mar-02 @Mil (Win)
Mar-04 @GS (Lose)
Mar-06 @Pho (Win)
Mar-08 @LAL (Lose)
Mar-10 Cle (Win)
Mar-13 @Bos (Lose)
Mar-15 Char (Win)
Mar-17 Mia (Lose)
Mar-20 @Char (Win)
Mar-22 NY (Win)
Mar-23 @NY (Lose)
Mar-27 Atl (Win)
Mar-29 @Det (Win)
Mar-31 @Wash (Win)
Apr-01 Det (Win)
Apr-03 Wash (Win)
Apr-05 @Min (Win)
Apr-06 @Mil (Win)
Apr-09 @Chi (Lose)
Apr-12 Chi (Win)
Apr-14 Brook (Lose)
Apr-16 @Atl (Lose)
Apr-17 Bos (Win)

FINAL: 41-41

MIL
Feb-23 Atl (Win)
Feb-26 @Dal (Lose)
Feb-27 @Hou (Lose)
Mar-02 Tor (Lose)
Mar-04 Utah (Win)
Mar-06 @LAC (Lose)
Mar-09 @GS (Lose)
Mar-10 @Sac (Win)
Mar-12 Dal (Win)
Mar-13 @Wash (Win)
Mar-15 Mia (Lose)
Mar-17 Orl (Win)
Mar-19 Port (Win)
Mar-20 @Atl (Lose)
Mar-22 @Ind (Lose)
Mar-24 Atl (Win)
Mar-27 @Phi (Win)
Mar-28 LAL (Lose)
Mar-30 OKC (Lose)
Apr-01 Char (Win)
Apr-03 Min (Win)
Apr-05 @NY (Lose)
Apr-06 Tor (Lose)
Apr-09 @Mia (Lose)
Apr-10 @Orl (Win)
Apr-12 @Atl (Lose)
Apr-13 @Char (Win)
Apr-15 Den (Lose)
Apr-17 @OKC (Lose)

FINAL: 39-43

I predict we just barley squeak into playoffs.
...and then upset miami and win the championship

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Post#20 Re: Remaining Games - MIL and TOR
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:44 am by TRaps1040

Brinbe wrote:
robertjanssen007 wrote:Personally, I wouldn't be making a comparison to Milwaukee just yet. We're still one game behind of Philadelphia. Once we comfortably pass Philly in the standings, then I feel we should be eyeing Milwaukee.

Yep, not sure why this point is being ignored. Why the **** are you all talking playoffs when we're not even 9th at the moment? Puzzling. Don't get your hopes up, people.



I see what you guys are saying, but Philly doesn't hold what we want. Milwaukee, however, does.

If we are able to overcome Milwaukee then chances are we've also overcome Philly unless they go for something better than 17-9 to finish season.
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