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Magic Numbers 

Post#1 » by True North » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:41 pm

Update after Aug 7 games

For Raptors

To clinch 3rd = clinched
To clinch 2nd = 1

For Bucks

To clinch 1st = clinched

1 Raptors win or 1 Celtics loss will clinch 2nd for the Raptors
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Post#2 » by Mikistan » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:21 pm

as long as 76ers end up against bucks in 2nd round as the most likely outcome i can live with it

a raptors/celtics playoff series has been long overdue - and without a true home court advantage (boston gets a looooot of cookin' in the garden) it will be a fun one
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Post#3 » by dgr81 » Sat Aug 1, 2020 1:19 am

magic number now 5 for 2nd
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Post#4 » by RaptorsNorth » Sat Aug 1, 2020 2:14 am

Those are still a lot of games to clinch 2nd when you look at our brutal schedule.
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Post#5 » by True North » Sat Aug 1, 2020 3:15 am

Update after July 31 games

For Raptors

To clinch 4th = 1
To clinch 3rd = 3
To clinch 2nd = 5

For Bucks

To clinch 1st = 1
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Post#6 » by Tor_Raps » Sat Aug 1, 2020 3:25 am

Dream scenario would be:

1 bucks
2 raptors
3 heat
4 celtics
5 sixers
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Post#7 » by S.W.A.N » Sat Aug 1, 2020 9:51 am

Tor_Raps wrote:Dream scenario would be:

1 bucks
2 raptors
3 heat
4 celtics
5 sixers
6 pacers


I think I'd rather play celtics than heat...
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Post#8 » by JShuttlesworth » Sat Aug 1, 2020 12:40 pm

Celtics have Portland and the Heat next - Both teams will be motivated to beat the Celts
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Post#9 » by Psubs » Sat Aug 1, 2020 3:38 pm

S.W.A.N wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:Dream scenario would be:

1 bucks
2 raptors
3 heat
4 celtics
5 sixers
6 pacers


I think I'd rather play celtics than heat...


I agree. I think we beat the Celtics in 5/6 while the Heat might be 6/7.

The main reason is the Heat could take out the Bucks for us. Bucks are 0-2 vs Miami.
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Post#10 » by Tor_Raps » Sat Aug 1, 2020 3:49 pm

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S.W.A.N wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:Dream scenario would be:

1 bucks
2 raptors
3 heat
4 celtics
5 sixers
6 pacers


I think I'd rather play celtics than heat...


I agree. I think we beat the Celtics in 5/6 while the Heat might be 6/7.

The main reason is the Heat could take out the Bucks for us. Bucks are 0-2 vs Miami.


While I love Bam and Butler, the rest of the Heat roster is so unproven. Celtics have more guys that scare you in the playoffs with shorter rotations.

I do think Bam is the best match against Giannis in the NBA so that could be an interesting series.
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Post#11 » by Metallikid » Sat Aug 1, 2020 5:36 pm

S.W.A.N wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:Dream scenario would be:

1 bucks
2 raptors
3 heat
4 celtics
5 sixers
6 pacers


I think I'd rather play celtics than heat...


I'd rather the Bucks play the Heat after having to take down the Sixers in the first round with the Celtics playing the Pacers. Let's get ourselves a RAPS IN 4 in round one.
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Post#12 » by antonaki1 » Sat Aug 1, 2020 6:08 pm

Tough schedule or not if we fail to hold second that means we aren't playing very good basketball and in that case not going anywhere in the playoffs anyways.
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Post#13 » by Clay Davis » Sat Aug 1, 2020 9:06 pm

I am going to use these as my numbers in the next lotto draw.
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Post#14 » by dgr81 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:15 am

magic number now 4 to clinch 2nd
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Post#15 » by True North » Sun Aug 2, 2020 7:23 am

Update after Aug 1 games

For Raptors

To clinch 4th = clinched
To clinch 3rd = 2
To clinch 2nd = 4

For Bucks

To clinch 1st = 1
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Post#16 » by Parataxis » Sun Aug 2, 2020 10:39 pm

Well, with the Celtics's win today, it looks like the Raptors-Celtics game will be one that matters - or at least that 2nd seed won't be decided before the game.
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Post#17 » by True North » Mon Aug 3, 2020 3:38 am

Update after Aug 2 games (unchanged)

For Raptors

To clinch 4th = clinched
To clinch 3rd = 2
To clinch 2nd = 4

For Bucks

To clinch 1st = 1
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Post#18 » by dgr81 » Mon Aug 3, 2020 8:17 pm

Raptors clinch 3rd and magic number to clinch 2nd down to 3.
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Post#19 » by True North » Tue Aug 4, 2020 2:52 am

Update after Aug 3 games

For Raptors

To clinch 3rd = clinched
To clinch 2nd = 3

For Bucks

To clinch 1st = 1
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Re: Magic Numbers 

Post#20 » by True North » Tue Aug 4, 2020 8:09 pm

Bucks once again fail to clinch the top seed

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