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^ Yeah .... Exactly!!
Funny thing is after 6 games and 24 quarters the series is tied at 3 games a piece ... But in reality the Raps were only dominant in 9 of those quarters. In the rest they were either breaking even or getting their asses kicked. That doesn't bode well for us in game 7 I'm afraid.
Now the bigger problem is, (and it hurts like hell to admit it) even if we do win game 7 every single team out there knows exactly how to shut us down... Lowry is injured and can't do it on his own, shut down Derozan and only under absolutely perfect circumstances will the rest of the team be able to beat you. Do it consistently yourself and you'll walk over the Raptors to the next round���� ��
 

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Time to blow this team up. How many more first round exits is it going to take?
 

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Now the bigger problem is, (and it hurts like hell to admit it) even if we do win game 7 every single team out there knows exactly how to shut us down.
As true as this may be, I simply don't care. As sad as this is to say about a number 2 seed, I just want the Raptors to win a damn series. The rest can be dealt with later. Just don't lose again in the first round as a top seed.
 

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I just want the Raptors to win a damn series. The rest can be dealt with later. Just don't lose again in the first round as a top seed.
I hear you on that one!! We'll know who we face next by this afternoon before we tip off. So who knows, maybe we learn something extra from this series, maybe the next team won't be able to shut us down so effectively, maybe Lowry's elbow gets better.....

Fingers still crossed !!!
 

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^ Yeah .... Exactly!!
Funny thing is after 6 games and 24 quarters the series is tied at 3 games a piece ... But in reality the Raps were only dominant in 9 of those quarters. In the rest they were either breaking even or getting their asses kicked. That doesn't bode well for us in game 7 I'm afraid.
Now the bigger problem is, (and it hurts like hell to admit it) even if we do win game 7 every single team out there knows exactly how to shut us down... Lowry is injured and can't do it on his own, shut down Derozan and only under absolutely perfect circumstances will the rest of the team be able to beat you. Do it consistently yourself and you'll walk over the Raptors to the next round���� ��
It just goes to show that DD isn't nearly worth a max contract.....

Paul George is showing us what a Max player truly is, and what they are capable of. He is a threat all over the court and on D, while DD can be contained in the playoffs and we have to hide him on the defensive end. Hopefully a sign and trade can be done.
 

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Raps still up by 4 closing out the 2nd quarter.
Good ball movement, good defense too ... so far :-/
Just gotta keep it up
 

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I think the fact that we won't be starting Scola in the Heat series will make us a lot better out the gate. Carroll is also improving with every game and he will be crucial in stopping Joe Johnson(who always kills us). I would like to see more of Powell as he might be our best defender for Wade.
 

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I'm impressed. Didn't think this team had it in them but they finally closed the series. Pacers is not an easy out as they have PG and turner, two of the most valuable players in this series. When Turner matures a bit more he's going to be quite the formidable force.
 

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I'm impressed. Didn't think this team had it in them but they finally closed the series. Pacers is not an easy out as they have PG and turner, two of the most valuable players in this series. When Turner matures a bit more he's going to be quite the formidable force.
Turner was incredible. Every time the Pacers run the pick and pop with him he's money from 18-20 feet. It's a matter of time before he can shoot 3s and he'll likely shoot it at a good percentage (he has great shooting form).
 
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