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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#941 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:16 am

ScotlandRed wrote:Are the raptors better without kawhi?


Regular season you can ask this but come playoff time... what that man did last season was historically great.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#942 » by tdotrep2 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:16 am

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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#943 » by Hello Brooklyn » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:16 am

People been sleeping on the Raptors. I don't know why people keep acting like the Celtics should be discussed as a serious contender and not the Raptors.

East will come down to Bucks v Raptors in my eyes. I would take the Bucks, but would not be that surprised if the Raps beat them.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#944 » by Lunartic » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:17 am

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Lunartic wrote:The raptors are one 20ppg perimeter scorer away from winning the East, someone like CJ McCollum would be a good fit

His first name is Ogugua.



Ogugua Leonard, Kawhi's younger brother?

Only other Ogugua I know of averages 10points a game and isn't ready to have the offense run through him
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#945 » by Nocturne » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:17 am

ScotlandRed wrote:Are the raptors better without kawhi?


Raptors were always a solid team without Kawhi and players like Siakam and OG has gotten better this season to help make up some of the gap. But no, this team would better with Kawhi. Kawhi, out of all the superstars, just fits this team so well. He fills the SF position which is our weakest position. He is a go-to scorer that can create his own shots consistently but can also play within the system. He fits the defense first mentality of this team.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#946 » by infinite11285 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:17 am

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infinite11285 wrote:LeBron's pissed.


Because he knows there is nothing he can do about this Raptors team. They just play better basketball. Period.


I think it has to do more with his starters not showing up, but go off. You guys earned the win.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#947 » by SpaceCenter » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:18 am

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themoneyteam2 wrote:Nobody talks about Raptors being able to take out MIL in the East and frankly I have no idea if these media heads have watched them this year. They’re gonna be a damn tough out in the playoffs


With the caveat that I think the Bucks will still win. Beating the Raptors in a best of 7 is going to be tough.

That being said, a matchup between the Celtics and the Raptor will be a battle.


Hopefully Celtics/Miami will beat them for us. I'm not sure how the standings will play out though.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#948 » by themoneyteam2 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:18 am

Hello Brooklyn wrote:People been sleeping on the Raptors. I don't know why people keep acting like the Celtics should be discussed as a serious contender and not the Raptors.

East will come down to Bucks v Raptors in my eyes. I would take the Bucks, but would not be that surprised if the Raps beat them.


I think it depends on matchups. I see Celtics-Raptors as a toss up in playoffs if Kemba is healthy. I’d maybe lean towards Toronto but man they’re both so evenly matched.
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Post#949 » by Metallikid » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:18 am

themoneyteam2 wrote:Raptors just have championship pedigree. Insane chemistry and everyone on the same page.


I see what's going on now. You're fishing for And-1s from Raps fans, aren't you?
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#950 » by mtcan » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:18 am

Lunartic wrote:
mtcan wrote:
Lunartic wrote:The raptors are one 20ppg perimeter scorer away from winning the East, someone like CJ McCollum would be a good fit

His first name is Ogugua.



Ogugua Leonard, Kawhi's younger brother?

Only other Ogugua I know of averages 10points a game and isn't ready to have the offense run through him

Be on the look out for Bubble Ogugua...this guy has been working on his game.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#951 » by themoneyteam2 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:18 am

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Duffman100 wrote:
themoneyteam2 wrote:Nobody talks about Raptors being able to take out MIL in the East and frankly I have no idea if these media heads have watched them this year. They’re gonna be a damn tough out in the playoffs


With the caveat that I think the Bucks will still win. Beating the Raptors in a best of 7 is going to be tough.

That being said, a matchup between the Celtics and the Raptor will be a battle.


Hopefully Celtics/Miami will beat them for us. I'm not sure how the standings will play out though.


Celtics are all but locked into 3 seed so it’ll have to be Miami knocking out MIL
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Post#952 » by RyderMike » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:18 am

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Post#953 » by Ill News » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:19 am

I didn't get to watch the whole game, can anyone explain to me how Anthony Davis just shot 2-7? Is it because he faced a true front court of Gasol, Siakam, and Ibaka tonight instead of the midgets he had to face against the Clippers?
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#954 » by themoneyteam2 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:19 am

Metallikid wrote:
themoneyteam2 wrote:Raptors just have championship pedigree. Insane chemistry and everyone on the same page.


I see what's going on now. You're fishing for And-1s from Raps fans, aren't you?


Not at all. I actually like Toronto and the way they play. Always have. If Celtics don’t come out of East I want the Raptors.

And I hate the Lakers so enjoy seeing them get their ass beat
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#955 » by Chandan » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:20 am

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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#956 » by SpaceCenter » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:20 am

SFour wrote:
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OG needs serious all-NBA defense consideration...it'd be a shame if he's not on there


Its because he's not consistent. On average he doesn't affect the opposing players FG% at all.


I don't know what the stats say, but the eye ball test tells me that OG is the Raptors best defender, and the Raptors are one of the best defensive teams in the league so it'd be weird if they don't even have ONE player on the all-NBA defensive teams.


He has good games and bad games but overall he's pretty average. He needs to play like he did today consistently for us to win the title.

https://stats.nba.com/player/1628384/defense-dash/
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#957 » by infinite11285 » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:20 am

Ill News wrote:I didn't get to watch the whole game, can anyone explain to me how Anthony Davis just shot 2-7? Is it because he faced a true front court of Gasol, Siakam, and Ibaka tonight instead of the midgets he had to face against the Clippers?


Raps doubled him with smalls every time he touched the ball.
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Post#958 » by xyztech » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:20 am

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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#959 » by ItsDanger » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:21 am

Raps are a better regular season team without Kawhi this season. Will be hard to be better as a playoff team though when the rotations get shorter.
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Re: 8-1 NBA Bubble GT (5 games) 

Post#960 » by Tracymcgoaty » Sun Aug 2, 2020 3:21 am

Ill News wrote:I didn't get to watch the whole game, can anyone explain to me how Anthony Davis just shot 2-7? Is it because he faced a true front court of Gasol, Siakam, and Ibaka tonight instead of the midgets he had to face against the Clippers?


Looked passive as hell to be honest. Raps play great defense aswell but i didn't see AD exert himself either. Lebron im actually done with trying to judge because half the time i feel he's analyzing opposing teams. I'll judge him during the playoffs.
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