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Post#741 » by TheAlchemist » Sat Aug 1, 2020 9:43 pm

Part of me wishes we got Chris Paul this year. His contract is hideously bad, but I'm sure Masai would've found a way to make things work.

Having Paul integrated with this year's Raptors, I think we'd make the finals for sure. It's like Lowry X2, except Paul still can create his own shot and others.

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Post#742 » by Kabookalu » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:29 am

lolol so one of the Tatum's only makes was an accidental basket by Milwaukee, and Tatum only got credit because he was the closest one to it.

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Post#743 » by will » Sun Aug 2, 2020 1:42 pm

TheAlchemist wrote:Part of me wishes we got Chris Paul this year. His contract is hideously bad, but I'm sure Masai would've found a way to make things work.

Having Paul integrated with this year's Raptors, I think we'd make the finals for sure. It's like Lowry X2, except Paul still can create his own shot and others.

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Seems like a finals team to me.

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Post#744 » by GooniesNeverDie » Sun Aug 2, 2020 8:25 pm

gotta stop underrating the Celtics.. elite D, strong coach and lots of guys that can get their own shots

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Post#745 » by Syd-TK3 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 8:27 pm

Well looks like Tatum is back to normal after a horrible 1st game.
Hopefully Siakam can do the same offensively tommorow against a tuff heat defense
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Post#746 » by Son Goku 25 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 8:36 pm

Only difference is that the blazers suck a88 on defense
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Post#747 » by Kabookalu » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:13 pm

This may not be the best game to say this given how dog**** Portland is on defense, but Boston's offense is built to be momentum/snowball proof. Their sets are always so diverse and has a plethora of different scoring options available to them, and they do an excellent job of setting themselves up for easy shots. Milwaukee played excellent defense on them, and it kind of didn't matter. It makes their offense unpredictable, the anti Casey. It was true in years past too, but Kyrie Irving's ISO ball made them more predictable.




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Post#748 » by RaptorsNorth » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:23 pm

That was a JR smith level pass out of bounds right there :lol:
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Post#749 » by Kevin Willis » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:24 pm

First half shooting percentages on both sides were not sustainable. I had a feeling this was going to be a lot closer.
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Post#750 » by Randle McMurphy » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:37 pm

GooniesNeverDie wrote:gotta stop underrating the Celtics.. elite D, strong coach and lots of guys that can get their own shots

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Post#751 » by RaptorsNorth » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:41 pm

Man whiteside fell of fast.
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Post#752 » by Randle McMurphy » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:43 pm

Boston still getting their calls in the bubble. Disgusting.
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Post#753 » by Syd-TK3 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:56 pm

Celtics can't miss
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Post#754 » by Randle McMurphy » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:57 pm

Syd-TK3 wrote:Celtics can't miss

Portland plays no defense whatsoever.
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Post#755 » by TrustFundBaby » Sun Aug 2, 2020 9:58 pm

RaptorsNorth wrote:Man whiteside fell of fast.


Nah he was always trash. JV made him look like a gleague guy in the 2016 series
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Syd-TK3 wrote:Celtics can't miss

Portland plays no defense whatsoever.


Yeah, outside of Nurkic I'm seeing either a bucket or a foul every time down the stretch. Of course BOS wings went off tonight
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Post#756 » by Randle McMurphy » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:01 pm

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RaptorsNorth wrote:Man whiteside fell of fast.


Nah he was always trash. JV made him look like a gleague guy in the 2016 series
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Syd-TK3 wrote:Celtics can't miss

Portland plays no defense whatsoever.


Yeah, outside of Nurkic I'm seeing either a bucket or a foul every time down the stretch. Of course BOS wings went off tonight

They’ve had to put Lillard of all people on Tatum because nobody else can make it even mildly difficult for him.
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Post#757 » by RaptorsNorth » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:02 pm

Win or lose Dame has to request A trade out of Portland if he wants to win. They just don’t have the right pieces there and there’s no telling where to start.
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Post#758 » by RaptorsNorth » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:03 pm

That was A Casey decision :lol: :lol:
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Post#759 » by 720 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:05 pm

Celtics overrated garbage. Brown not getting off that many threes off on us back to back with his slow ass release. Idc if Kemba barely played, he’s a fraud that’ll get exposed in the playoffs.Tatum takes dumbass shots. Smart also. Not even worried.
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Post#760 » by AndreasLeftCalf » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:06 pm

wtf inbound lol
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