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Old 05-03-2016, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

This series is going to be back and forth. There isn't much between us, but I like the fact they're not a great 3pt shooting team, given our defensive woes against Indiana.

Dragic shouldn't give Lowry the same problems Hill did, that said, Lowry offense went missing some time ago, so who knows if he can produce.

Hopefully we see some more small ball line up with DMC playing the 4.

First game tonight, it's going to be huge, let's hope our opener woes don't follow us.

What's everyone thinking? I have the Raps in 7.
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I'd love to see the Raps in 7 but I'm unconvinced either way. Miami has been hot in the second half of the season but is it enough to up against the Raps firing on all fronts? I don't think so.... but that means we have to play to potential and that's a 50/50 bet. Looking forward to seeing JV & Biyombo up against Whiteside. DeRozan against weaker defenders with more confidence. Lowry (even hurt, he knows what to do). Joseph, Powell, Carroll, Patterson (keeping it up) ..... Ross is the only non producer at this point but luckily we're not depending on him .... and of course seeing Bosh on the sidelines.... Thank God!!
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

Toronto is the better team, but the NBA will want a Miami-Cleveland ECF.
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We've outplayed them on the first qtr but we need to be hitting our shots.
Defense is wonderfully stifling and I'm not seeing them outclass us at any position.
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Finally some life to T.Ross!! First two baskets in quite a while.
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It seems to me like this is a "fun" game ... not really controlling the ball or playing with too much strategy or intent. Sloppy ... that's the word for it. I think they're both just a bit too relaxed here.
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

If this is how Lowry plays the rest of the playoffs there is no way we win this series. I would like to see more of Powell or Ross because at least they can get their own shot unlike guys like Carroll and Patterson.
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

I just love the reaction of DWade on that Lowry shot to force overtime.
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Good game overall. It'll be a great series as both teams have more to give and the Raps a bit more as they've missed far too many looks.
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

As suspected, this will go back and forth.

Lowry. Honestly, Lowry? DeFumble strikes again.

Our defense for the most part was very good, it's only Wade hitting the midrange PnR over JV that is hurting us, but if JV hedges, then it's a certain lob for Whiteside. I'm not sure what we can really do against that, teams have been trying to stop Wade doing it for years. Offensively, we're honestly atrocious without Lowry hitting anything.

Valanciunas continues his stellar Playoff performances, we need this from everybody. Perhaps this offseason will be the time to shake up the deck and focus on the winners.
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

Yeah I think this one is def. going to go back and forth. But I actually see the Raps coming out on top in the end. We played a horrible game but we were still somehow in it until the last two minutes of the 4th quarter (the miracle chuck and OT don't really count cause we shoulda lost).

But considering all the matchups Jonas vs. Whiteside .... Jonas!

Wade+Dragic vs. Lowry+Demar .... def. Wade+Dragic .. no contest, but at 50 points we've already seen the best of them and we haven't even touched on what we can do.
Then throw in the rest Johnson, Richardson, Deng vs. Carroll, Joseph, Powell and we still have Patterson, Ross and Biyombo to bring up the rear and I really think we're deeper.

Raps in 7 !!! (We'll die with Cleveland .. but at least we will make it that far)
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Excellent game for us so far!! Doing all the big and small things to totally take this game!!
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All the drama you could possibly want in a game :-)
Ohhh and going to South Beach tied is good too !!!
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re: 2016 NBA Playoffs: (4) Toronto Raptors vs (3) Miami Heat

Casey with the genius move of bringing in James Johnson. Completely messed up the rhythm of iso-Joe as he doesn't score another basket the rest of the game.
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