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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #60 on: May 01, 2018, 11:34:39 PM »

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
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I know Casey is flawed, but surely that 4th quarter is largely on the players?

The inability to make any shots in the fourth was criminal.

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2018, 03:23:10 AM »
Well, they"ll have another shot at it for Game 2 Thursday night.  Raptors better win one at home at least before heading out for Games 3 & 4 at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cavs definitely stole this one, and it wasn't supposed to end this way.  It's a case of the Raptors not doing what they had to do to get it done rather then the Cavs getting lucky:

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“I think, considering the circumstances, we definitely stole one,” said Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue. “I don’t think we played our best game and I think they know that as well.”

Game story:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raptors-game-1-loss-cavs-raises-questions-fosters-doubts/
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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2018, 09:07:46 AM »

Has a coach ever been fired mid-series before? Asking for a friend.

How about mid game????

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I know Casey is flawed, but surely that 4th quarter is largely on the players?

I think there's enough blame to go around and you can't fire the players.
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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2018, 08:27:59 PM »
It strikes me that the raptors may be the senators of the NBA.

Keep in mind I know next to nothing about the basketball.

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2018, 08:34:54 PM »
By all accounts this is their best chance to get to the finals and they're crapping the bed again. Guess it's time to blow it up?  They aren't done yet but they show no signs of this going past 4 games after this effort in a must win tonight.

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2018, 02:52:58 AM »
We can kiss the Raptors goodbye.  Hear that Mr. Marchand?  Oh wait, this isn't hockey, it's basketball...

..make that LeBron James basketball. Big #23 beat the Raptors in the last few seconds remaining in regulation with the final score, a heartbreaking 105-103 in favour of the Cavs Saturday night.

The Raptors did everything right throwing whatever they could at the Cavs but the kitchen sink.  They contained LeBron or think they did, but, alas, the best player in the game will always find a flaw and run with it, which is exactly what Monsieur James did.

Over.  Finit.  Cavs now lead 3 games to 0. It will take a miracle and a half for Toronto to prevent elimination so soon, so fast.  Better still, it will take a perfect game on all fronts to even eke out a win, otherwise consider it kaput.

Game story:
https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/opinion/2018/05/05/raptors-drop-game-3-to-cavaliers-at-the-buzzer.html
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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #68 on: May 06, 2018, 03:12:43 AM »
What's really wrong with the Toronto Raptors.  Hint:  It starts with the "D...

The Raptors’ defence was better than it’s been for most of the series on Saturday night. And DeRozan showed flashes of defensive prowess. Matched a couple of times against James, DeRozan more than once played some active, physical, heady defence. But showing those flashes actually made his overall defensive performance even more of a disappointment. Those flashing only confirmed that DeRozan clearly has the all the tools to do the job. It’s something else that’s lacking. Call it desire, interest, passion. Defence has never been DeRozan’s thing. And it’s killing his team.

The Raptors, who ranked fifth in the league in defensive rating during the regular season, came into Saturday’s Game 3 ranked 13th of 16 playoff teams in the same stat. It’s a recurring pattern. Five straight years the Raptors have been in the playoffs. And five straight years their defence has regressed in the post-season. Thursday’s thud of a Game 2 loss, wherein the Cavaliers shot 60 per cent from the field and committed a mere three turnovers, was a particularly egregious case in point.


More here:
https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/opinion/2018/05/05/raptors-shaky-defence-the-real-issue-here.html
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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #69 on: May 07, 2018, 10:33:40 PM »
Ugh..........time for big changes.

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #70 on: May 07, 2018, 11:32:58 PM »
Ugh..........time for big changes.
Yup they've been together for 5 years now and still can't get it down. Swept in back to back series. Horrible effort tonight to. Time for a major change.

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2018, 03:04:14 PM »
I regret watching the 4th quarter of Game 1 vs Clevand the only basketball I watched this year.
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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2018, 08:05:29 AM »

I can't believe somebody actually thought that this kind of humour would work anywhere but in Canada.

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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2018, 08:11:44 AM »
One of the reasons for but not the only one...


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Re: 2017-2018 Toronto Raptors Thread: "O.G...Change Is In the Air!"
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2018, 08:18:04 AM »
Initiating change needs to start somewhere...


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