ECF | P2: (1) Milwaukee Bucks vs (2) Toronto Raptors | Bucks lead 2-0

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Who will win the series?

Milwaukee in 4
40
16%
Milwaukee in 5
106
41%
Milwaukee in 6
54
21%
Milwaukee in 7
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5%
Toronto in 5
3
1%
Toronto in 6
16
6%
Toronto in 7
27
10%
 
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Post#1 » by Domejandro » Thu May 16, 2019 8:58 am

Continued from here....

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Post#2 » by KingDavid » Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 am

I'm first?
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Post#3 » by KingDavid » Thu May 16, 2019 9:01 am

Well, second.

Wait, this isn't YouTube.

Anywell, I'm gonna watch the game in a few hours. Looking forward to an exciting 7 game series...

...and next year's rematch.
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Post#4 » by Domejandro » Thu May 16, 2019 9:02 am

KingDavid wrote:Well, second.

Technically third, I count too! :nonono:
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Post#5 » by Ayt » Thu May 16, 2019 9:04 am

Bucks in 3.
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Post#6 » by Dante80 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:08 am

Since this is a new poll, I'll reiterate. I think that the Bucks can get this in six games, provided they do win the second one. And also play much better than they did on this one. None of the above is guaranteed, far from it. They are playing against an exceptional opponent, especially in defense.

The Raps need to split 1-1 both to boost morale and to enter two home games with an advantage. I think that this second game is going to be more difficult for them.

Let's see how this unfolds. I wish good health to both teams.
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Post#7 » by skones » Thu May 16, 2019 9:19 am

Missed most of the last thread, talked to a few Toronto dudes tonight, nice guys, gracious.

Got the best deal possible on seatgeek tonight. Panorama deck (bar above the bleeds) ticket face: 325, price paid: 99. Just wasn't a section on ANY seating chart. Included premium food and top shelf beverage.
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Post#8 » by skones » Thu May 16, 2019 9:25 am

STILL Bucks in 6. Can easily see the Bucks going up 2-0, then Toronto evening at Home 2-2.
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Post#9 » by skones » Thu May 16, 2019 9:28 am

Surprised Duncan very much jumped off the Raptors bandwagon so quickly.

For those who don't listen: Dunc'd On is probably the most level headed podcast out there, no severe biases. He's not always right, but he IS the next Lowe if he can figure out how to be a little funnier. For a guy who covers the league in total, he actually provides insight, rather than buzzy media driven narratives. Seems to watch a lot of basketball, and actually take care in doing so. It's refreshing.
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Post#10 » by Tacoma » Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 am

Lol at each team's fans arguing which team played worse. :roll:

Both teams will play differently next game for better or worse. The only thing that matters as a Raps fan is this was a winnable game that we lost. Now we have to win 4 of the next 6 games to advance which will require all of our players to play at their best which we have not done consistently in the playoffs so far.

The Bucks, on the other hand, just need to continue their playoff pace they've shown so far. They are clearly in the driver's seat. To me, the Raps need to win Game 2 to have a chance. If they don't, they will have to win 4 of 5 remaining games which I don't see happening.
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Post#11 » by Matty » Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 am

Still not sure why Nurse didn't start the 4th with the same lineup he had to start the 2nd quarter.

That FVV-Powell-Siakam-Ibaka-Gasol lineup weren't special but they maintained the lead. Why play that dreadful Fred-Powell-Lowry line knowing thats our achellles heel.

That was the momentum shifter, we had the Bucks locked down the entire game. They were Moose lost in the highway waiting to be run over by our truck, and then we give them a freakin breather. Why did he had to fix something that wasn't broken is what I will never understand.
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Post#12 » by Kabookalu » Thu May 16, 2019 9:39 am

At the tail end of Ersan Illyasova's shooting form, if you're watching him from behind, he looks like he's getting tackled.
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Post#13 » by Vlade Divac » Thu May 16, 2019 9:40 am

Significant maturation of Bucks fans in arena, I admit. Last time two years back when we played them they were chanting “U S A, U S A”.

How moronic is that - all Raptors players were Americans but their best is not! LOL


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Post#14 » by java051997 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:52 am

I think Nurse has to use Kawhi wisely.
He was gassed last night. Fatigue was the factor why he was scoreless in that 4th
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Post#15 » by skones » Thu May 16, 2019 9:53 am

Kabookalu wrote:At the tail end of Ersan Illyasova's shooting form, if you're watching him from behind, he looks like he's getting tackled.


The guys a smart player, but I've ALWAYS hated his shooting form from an aesthetic standpoint. He jumps so short it always looks like he releases as he's coming down rather than the apex. BUT he's from the 05 draft, and we took Bogut who's one of my favorite players ever, so I love that he's one of the OG treadmill Bucks back for the run.
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Post#16 » by stopstandthere » Thu May 16, 2019 9:56 am

I would not like to see game 7 of this series as I want either of them to have plenty of energy to fight against GSW.
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Post#17 » by hege53190 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:02 am

If they continue to play this pace and the Raptors continue to play all their starters 40+ minutes I think we will see a lot of 4th quarters like we just saw.
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Post#18 » by DutchManDanFan » Thu May 16, 2019 10:19 am

Reading the last pages of the other thread most I saw was Raps fans with their head in the sand. They think they can be better than they were yesterday. But none of them saying it has to be with less minutes for Kawhi.
This was a typical Bucks game. Bad 1st q, making runs in the next quarters. Raptors were able to counter twice but not the 3rd time. Bucks pace for 48 minutes was just too much. This won’t get better with only 1 day between games. Raptors need to start trusting their bench.

Both teams played great defense. Offensively they did what you can expect against great defense. Bucks missed more (open) 3’s. Raptors were more open (especially in q1) and made more. The Raptors defense dropped in q4. That’s what fatigue does. I felt confident all game as long as Bucks were within 10 because I knew Kawhi was going to play 40+ minutes. Raps fans thought (and seem to still think) that would be good in the play-offs. Not so against the Bucks pace. Hate to say it, but I told you so.
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Post#19 » by DutchManDanFan » Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am

A smart Nurse would have played his bench a lot yesterday, risk a blowout loss, but go all in for game 2. In fact I was afraid for this because Bucks can get sloppy if it goes too easy. Now I expect a blowout win in game 2 and Bucks win one or both games in Toronto. Unless the Raptors bench starts to play more and play well. Big ifs if you ask me...
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Post#20 » by SweetTouch » Thu May 16, 2019 10:45 am

Kawhi has gone from Jordan to Kobe

Damn you hate to see it happen

He’s been exposed
Stop being so disrespectful.

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