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Deckie007
04-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Saturday, April 19 @ 1230PM - TSN

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I know this is a Leafs board, but we got tonnes of Raptors fans here, and I know we're all excited to see playoff basketball for the first time in 7 seasons. We deserve a GDT for supporting this mostly gawd awful team for the past 19 years. This year's edition is really a team to be proud of, however. These Raptors play great defense, efficient offense, and never seem to give up. Although still fairly young, there is some strong leadership on this team with Kyle Lowry willing this team to countless wins during the season. For the first time in our history, we have a coaching edge in the playoffs with Coach Casey vs Spilly Talker Ason Kidd.

The last time the Raptors were in the playoffs, no one had heard of Justin Bieber. The last time the Raptors were in the playoffs, Twitter was less than a year old, and not a thing. The last time the Raptors were in the playoffs, Chris Bosh was our best player and our 2nd leading playoff scorer was.....Jason Kapono.

Enough history, go Raps!


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Matrim
04-19-2014, 09:06 AM
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Deckie007
04-19-2014, 09:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RubBzkZzpUA

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Man do I want to kick the asses of the old man Nets.

da_next_kid
04-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Pretty excited for this. I haven't been this excited about a raptors game since the good ol' days.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 10:46 AM
Hard not to like the youth and coaching advantage that the Raptors have over the old man Nets. They say that experience wins in the playoffs but I dispute that. Talent and effective coaching wins in the playoffs and the Raptors have edges over Brooklyn in both areas.

DeMar and Lowry are going to put up dominant showings in this series and I agree with your Raptors in six prediction. Let's take this boys!

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MindzEye
04-19-2014, 10:48 AM
I realized how excited I was when I was freaking out on the plane coming in from Calgary last night because I thought the game was last night.....the whole plane trip with no cell or internet service, I'm losing my shit...frantically pulling up the TSN app as soon as I hit the ground and realizing that I'm a moron.

Good times.

Go mutha****ing Raptors, go.

Habsy
04-19-2014, 10:51 AM
I'm pulling for the Raptors because I'd like to see a series between them and the Heat.

CH1
04-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Raptors playoff experience will grow parabolically after 2 quarters. F U Kidd.

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Habsy
04-19-2014, 10:51 AM
I realized how excited I was when I was freaking out on the plane coming in from Calgary last night because I thought the game was last night.....the whole plane trip with no cell or internet service, I'm losing my shit...frantically pulling up the TSN app as soon as I hit the ground and realizing that I'm a moron.

Good times.

Go mutha****ing Raptors, go.

No internet service? What airline were you flying?

Fitzgerald#11
04-19-2014, 11:49 AM
3519

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 12:06 PM
No internet service? What airline were you flying?

Air Canada domestic bro....no in flight wi-fi yet

Jeremy
04-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Lets go Raps!!!

Raptors in 6

mbow30
04-19-2014, 12:38 PM
i'd let val just go straight at garnett. val has the size to push him around. show that ******* that anything is possible.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 12:39 PM
GREAT d from ross.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:40 PM
the emergence of Val.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 12:41 PM
time for the refs to take over.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Garnett is so toast. Him suddenly turning it on these playoffs was a bit of a worry, but he looks fricken awful.

plumlee actually causes problems for us, though.

Jeremy
04-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Val = Superman

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:44 PM
holy shit I love this.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:45 PM
val's gonna get a double double in the first Q.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 12:45 PM
8 points SEVEN REBOUNDS and a block in 6 minutes.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Jonas is an absolute beast.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Jval has been a monster... Hope his youth can have him keep this up. WOW. That's where I think we can win this game.

Let Hainsborough give JVal some rest and foul some guys hard.

Amir needs to only worry about Pierce on D

Matrim
04-19-2014, 12:46 PM
The Raptors need to settle down a little still, feel like they are a little jittery and rushing things. That said, Jonas is dominating the Nets right now.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 12:46 PM
Valanciunas is Lithuanian for "I have a horse cock"

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:47 PM
btw, our fans are the ****ing best. this is a madhouse.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Jval has been a monster... Hope his youth can have him keep this up. WOW. That's where I think we can win this game.

Let Hainsborough give JVal some rest and foul some guys hard.

Amir needs to only worry about Pierce on D

Wait until Garnett is on for that.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 12:48 PM
btw, our fans are the ****ing best. this is a madhouse.

During the Vince era, ACC crowds used to top out as the loudest in the association.

Theyyyy're baaaaack.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Let Hainsborough give JVal some rest and foul some guys hard.


no rest for the 21 year old.

we gotta ride him HARD these playoffs.

him dominating is our best chance not just of beating the nets, but of challenging the heat, too.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 12:49 PM
absolutely... I want him to be hurt.. and I want Amir to play Pierce closer to have him drive more... hopefully right into an elbow from Hains

Jeremy
04-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Jonas Love
Dwight Valanciunas

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:50 PM
the nets cannot keep up this pace. we're gonna wear them out.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:51 PM
if salmons can't D up at all, he can't play.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 12:52 PM
Raptors already getting ****ed on calls.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:52 PM
go to the bucket, demar.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 12:52 PM
demar needs to smarten up

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:53 PM
demar ruined us on that run.

if you're not gonna give it to val, at least get to the bucket.

only points scored in that run were by amir going deep into the lane, of course.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 12:53 PM
We suck when we settle for jump shots.

and john salmons is useless.

Matrim
04-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Demar forcing everything right now. The Raps just need to get this close to end the quarter and hopefully settle down a little heading into the 2nd. The ball movement that has been the staple of their offence just isn't happening right now, the guys are a little too hyped up.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Raptors already getting ****ed on calls.

They're not doing anything to help themselves though. When you chuck jumpers from the perimeter, you're a lot less likely to get calls when you do start going inside. The ball should get into the paint on every possession. If it moves back out from there, so be it, but it should go down low on every possession. Demar should be establishing his mid post game, Val should be getting iso'd. Amir should be getting iso'd. We can dominate the paint matchups in this series.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:56 PM
thank you, lowry.

moar of that.

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:58 PM
kyle ****ing lowry, folks.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 12:58 PM
You can tell Lowry et al said eff this spot shooting. Drive the lane and get hit a bit to get you in the game

Hoss
04-19-2014, 12:59 PM
As jonas get older his hands should get better. That's youth but would love to see him be able to get a bounce or two dribble

zeke
04-19-2014, 12:59 PM
they're already in the penalty?

**** the refs.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 01:01 PM
Lowry is damn good at taking a charge. That's one thing in the game that I had as well when I played in high school.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 01:02 PM
Not saying I'm a baller, but living in malvern I made it to the grade 10 team

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:02 PM
not a bad first quarter aside from Demar.

Matrim
04-19-2014, 01:03 PM
The Raps settle down and they can take this game, a lot of bad jumpers taken on offense and a little too wild on defence in that quarter.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:06 PM
better, demar.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Demar needs to settle down.

Val gives me boners though. Keep riding him. And I love our bench.

Don't think the Old Man Nets can keep this up.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:08 PM
better, demar.

drive every ****ing time. every time.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Demar's earned some respect in the league, starting to get calls.

Livingston looks good for the Nets so far.

And thank goodness we have Armstrong instead of Rautins.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:10 PM
de colo's gonna make an impression here.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:11 PM
there you go, demar.

learned his lesson quickly. good.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Glad derozan is starting to drive. Gotta take it a little harder to get the and 1

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:12 PM
Demar. Thank you. Previous iterations of this would have kept settling for jumpers. Love to see the aggression.

Have to take advantage with the Nets starters out. We have more depth than they do.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:12 PM
bullshit.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 01:12 PM
The bench is key. I like decolos foot speed. That was a bullshiite call

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:13 PM
BULLSHIT

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:13 PM
vazquez came to play.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Man it is so loud the refs have to blow the whistle three or four times.

Matrim
04-19-2014, 01:14 PM
This is gonna be a fun series.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:14 PM
Some pretty chintzy calls early

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Ross 3 fouls
DD 2
Amir, Salmons, Vazquez, Decolo 1

Livingston 2 fouls
plumlee 2
pierce, johnson,g arnett, blatche, teletovic 1

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Getting Livingston in foul trouble would be great. His perimeter defence has been pretty solid so far. Damn long-armed freak.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:18 PM
how long is this break?

what's going on?

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:19 PM
nice, see ya til the second half Livingston

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:19 PM
interesting hearing everyone saying that the nets had the bench and depth edge in this series.

nobody knows about our bench and just how awesome they are.

trujaysfan
04-19-2014, 01:19 PM
how long is this break?

what's going on?

playoffs have to squeeze in every commercial possible

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:21 PM
We have to start stopping Williams. Already made the adjustment on Johnson.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:22 PM
come on hansbro get those boards.

Matrim
04-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Deron Williams looks like his old self, which is scary.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Nets starters are gonna be gassed by the fourth at this rate.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:24 PM
put val in - we have to take advantage of garnett every time he's on the court. he's a liability.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Would be amazing if we could take advantage of having Pierce at the 4 defensively. Wear him the **** out.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:25 PM
interesting hearing everyone saying that the nets had the bench and depth edge in this series.

nobody knows about our bench and just how awesome they are.

people underestimate the raps' bench versatility.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:25 PM
and yeah - expose Pierce as a PF defensively.

I don't know why Amir has so much trouble attacking him. Pat does it just fine.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Raps getting raped under the basket by the refs.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:26 PM
people underestimate the raps' bench versatility.

not just versatility - Vazquez is a quality starting point guard, and Patterson is probably a legit starting PF as well.

and literally everyone on the bench can actually score - not just on open shots, but even if you give them an iso.

even hansbro can post people up well and get to the line.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Our starting back court needs to outplay their starting back court if we're going to have success here.

And keep pounding them inside. Without Lopez they suck in there.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:29 PM
garnett looks like he's going to pass out.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Garnett sucks. He's donezo.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:30 PM
retire, old man.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:30 PM
weak call on val but nice to see the refs make the call on kg for being an *******.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:31 PM
****in alan anderson

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:31 PM
val's gotta expect that pass there.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:31 PM
come on salmons

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:31 PM
Lowry looks like a man possessed. Needs to settle down a touch though.

And Salmons sucks.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:32 PM
keep shooting, Alan, keep shooting.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:33 PM
lookit garnett climbing on val with his left hand to block him with his right. come on refs.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:35 PM
nice thing about playing against anderson.. you know that no matter what he's just going to jack some. even when he's covered, cold, etc.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Free for all under the Nets basket, somebody blinks under ours and there's a foul.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:36 PM
nice, val has got plumlee and garnett both into foul trouble. that's huge.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:37 PM
Val came to play. Keep pumping it in there.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:38 PM
fricken garbage refs

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:38 PM
how is that a foul?

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:38 PM
These refs are a ****ing joke.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:38 PM
the nba needs to fine williams for that.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:39 PM
I love you kyle.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:41 PM
Aside from Lowry, our guards have been poop.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:41 PM
ach.

don't let them score here. keep it under 5 at the half.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:43 PM
I love Kyle Lowry

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:43 PM
honestly **** these cheap ****ing nets.

beat this ****ing clown team.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:44 PM
C'mon, bring it down to 2 before the half

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:44 PM
the raps just need to keep their composure. the nets are just thugging and the refs are calling them on it.

if you don't get suckered in, this all plays to the raps advantage.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Kidd is such a bitch. A loser player forever chasing a title. You all can love him for his past but he is from that generation of selfish ballers.

Matrim
04-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Impressive the Nets have made me hate them so much in just half. Cheap ****ing team.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Demar is going to take over in the second half. Him, Lowry, and Val.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Demar: 13min, 4pts (0/5, 0/2, 4/4)
Amir: 12min, 2pts (1/2), 3rb


gonna need more than that from them.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Kidd is such a bitch. A loser player forever chasing a title. You all can love him for his past but he is from that generation of selfish ballers.

Kidd won a title with Dallas... and Kidd was pretty much the antithesis of selfish ballers. Guy was a triple double machine.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 01:47 PM
The only Nets who have done much damage against us are Williams and Johnson. Casey already made the adjustment on Johnson, expecting they'll shut down D-Will in the second half. But he scares me, he can take over a game.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Okay....

Good news is that we've seen Brooklyn about as effective as they get, while the Raps were very disjointed at times and we're hanging with them. Brookyln has yet to see the best shots the Raps offence can give out. Val has been a pimp down low, and KG looks old and busted. Blatche sucks.

Bad news is that this is the officiating. Get used to it. We're not going to get the shit end of the stick on every call, but the Nets will get every reputation call given. We're still playing jittery but Lowry seems to have already gotten used to playoff basketball. If DD finds his marbles in the 2nd half, we win this game in a walk...they don't have anyone who can defend him and he hasn't made his presence felt yet in this game at all. As the most explosive scorer on either team, that's big.

D-Will showing up huge so far worries me. Dude was a serious difference maker in his Utah days and seeing that guy for the next 2 weeks could suck.

Jeremy
04-19-2014, 01:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlowIBQu-y4&sns=sms

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 01:54 PM
the nba needs to fine williams for that.

They should. I don't know if they have a mechanism for that though. There should be though.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:56 PM
lucic would fit well on the nets.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 01:56 PM
and yeah...I wish we had replaced Salmons at the trade deadline with a better guard who could either push Ross to the bench, or give us a legitimate option off the bench.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 01:57 PM
They should. I don't know if they have a mechanism for that though. There should be though.

i don't mind playing it up a bit, but grabbing your face and then rolling around on the ground like you're hurt when the guy didn't even touch you is 100% unadulterated faggotry.

zeke
04-19-2014, 01:57 PM
I'm a little dissappointed that we let them adjust so quickly to Val and kind of take him out of the offense in the 2nd Q.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 01:59 PM
I'm a little dissappointed that we let them adjust so quickly to Val and kind of take him out of the offense in the 2nd Q.

Our spacing has been poor imo. They're playing a heavy rotating defence like the Heat do and the best thing you can do against those defences is space properly, dribble penetrate and kick to the man the defence rotates off of. We're not doing it. I'm hoping that the assistants are going through game film right now and identifying it so Casey can make adjustments

Every time we've gotten Val the ball down low under control, we've telegraphed it, and Brookly's help is on top of him before he has a chance to set himself and make a move.

mbow30
04-19-2014, 02:00 PM
val hurt his own cause a bit with the turnovers, though.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 02:01 PM
i don't mind playing it up a bit, but grabbing your face and then rolling around on the ground like you're hurt when the guy didn't even touch you is 100% unadulterated faggotry.

It absolutely was. Disgraceful really.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 02:03 PM
val hurt his own cause a bit with the turnovers, though.

He did, but we have to kill the idea of getting val the ball as he cuts to the rim if there are defenders under it. KG & Plumlee are both too big and too long for Val to go over. Most of Val's turnovers were off of plays where he was cutting to the rim and the pass was either shit, or he had defenders between him and the rim. He's a quality pick and roll big man, but he's not athletic enough to finish over top of the rotating help.

Habspatrol
04-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Valanciunas is Lithuanian for "I have a horse cock"

That may be true... I'll ask my dad for the exact translation.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Keep giving KG looks Kidd, please.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Boss.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:07 PM
Don't settle for jumpers Demar

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:08 PM
yep, let val double down on JJ all night long. Garnett stinks.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:09 PM
ach turnovers.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:10 PM
clean block.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Nets have been doing a really good job defending us on the perimeter

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:10 PM
CLEAN BLOCK

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Man, raped under the basket by the refs.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:11 PM
4 on livingston.

The Green Hornet
04-19-2014, 02:12 PM
this is why i gave up on the nba in the first place. **** i hate nba refs

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Val is flying

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:14 PM
****ing long jumpers.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:14 PM
They need to make Pierce defend the 4.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Demar was given the screen and he still keeps taking the fade away jumper. ****ing take the contact

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 02:17 PM
They need to make Pierce defend the 4.

This. With the tempo our offence is playing at, we're not spacing well enough to take advantage of those matchups. Look at what Brooklyn is doing on the other end. When they want Joe Johnson to get someone on his back coming around a screen, they space, run their set and get what they want. We're settling for long jump shots.

DD & Ross need to wake the **** up and use their athleticism. Demar is being erased by Livingston's length, but keeps drawing fouls on him when he puts the ball on the deck.

Would love to see some Amir on Pierce iso's in the post

Hoss
04-19-2014, 02:20 PM
I'd blame Kidd on this delay. He probably had his thugs pull the plug

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:21 PM
C'mon ACC

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 02:22 PM
I'd blame Kidd on this delay. He probably had his thugs pull the plug

C'mon man...this is worse for the old guys than for the young guys. Old guy like Pierce gets nice and warm, a bunch of long delays can cool you down in a hurry. Young guys are way more elastic.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:24 PM
TOR: 13to
BKN: 3to

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:24 PM
raps have only made 14 field goals so far.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:25 PM
The fact that we're still in this game, despite our offensive being atrocious, and all the turnovers, is very encouraging. Hopefully they can figure it out in time.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:27 PM
****ing jumpers.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:29 PM
amir getting outbattled by alan anderson in the post. crap.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:29 PM
****, val.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:29 PM
****ing Joe Johnson

Bleedsblue&white
04-19-2014, 02:30 PM
We're keeping it close, and doing nothing special to be there.
I agree with wayward, that's a good thing.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Amir's been invisible today. Need him to be better.

And yeah, enough with the dumb jumpers already

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:30 PM
The Nets will have to take out Johnson and Williams at some point, and we damn better make a run when they do

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:31 PM
that's better.

Val's gonna go 20/20 today.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:31 PM
There we go Val. Lowry's gonna carry us

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlowIBQu-y4&sns=sms

the best.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:35 PM
I don't think Vasquez can defend D-Will, that match-up worries me.

And finally, Demar

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:35 PM
little worried that the nets are ahead without pierce doing his thing yet.

trujaysfan
04-19-2014, 02:36 PM
why is he shooting foul shots?

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:37 PM
yikes. ugly sequence

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:38 PM
uh oh.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 02:40 PM
Why did they call back that legitimate basket?

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Why did they call back that legitimate basket?

Val touched the ball before it came off the cylinder, was the right call

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:42 PM
oh thank you, kyle.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:42 PM
big shot Kyle, big shot

Blueman
04-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Clutch

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Val touched the ball before it came off the cylinder, was the right call

You're not allowed to do that?

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Lowry is the best. Huge three to make a game of it heading to the fourth.

Hoss
04-19-2014, 02:44 PM
Demar has to drive and Amir needs to get INVOLVED FFS

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:45 PM
offense has looked disjointed at best, but still very much in this game. Nets have been riding D-Will and Johnson pretty hard, think they're already close to their season averages for minutes. And the Nets bench has looked really poopy. Anderson's been chucking all day, Blatche takes most plays off, the rest have been just hucking.

Demar and Kyle gotta take us home in the fourth

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:45 PM
You're not allowed to do that?

Not sure how the rule is phrased specifically, but in general terms, no. Can't play it until it's entirely off the rim essentially

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:47 PM
can't believe they can't fix the ****ing shot clock

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:48 PM
stop hucking idiots

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:49 PM
huge shot P-Patt

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:49 PM
might need patterson to play more than amir.

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Not sure how the rule is phrased specifically, but in general terms, no. Can't play it until it's entirely off the rim essentially

the phrase used is "cylinder" - i.e. take the rim and extend it up.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:50 PM
casey's riding lowry hard, pretty sure he's played all of the second half. hope it doesn't come back to bite us

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:51 PM
**** we can't score.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 02:53 PM
at least our defence means we're still in the game. just need to get it going long enough to put together a run

zeke
04-19-2014, 02:58 PM
another tie.

this time don't instantly give up a mini run like we have every time so far.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 03:00 PM
It would be great if DeMar could heat up right about now.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:00 PM
would be nice if we actually went on a run and gave ourselves a 5+pt cushion for once.

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 03:00 PM
This ****ing team. Even when they're a complete fumble**** with the ball, even when they lapse on the defensive end for extended periods, even when they get passive and chuck up jump shots...it's almost ****ing impossible to put them away before the final shots of the game.

Blueman
04-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Great game to watch so far

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:00 PM
I don't think we've had the lead once this game actually.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:01 PM
This ****ing team. Even when they're a complete fumble**** with the ball, even when they lapse on the defensive end for extended periods, even when they get passive and chuck up jump shots...it's almost ****ing impossible to put them away before the final shots of the game.

yup, and we have the talent to go on a run and get it done at crunch time.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:02 PM
**** me every time we tie it up.

why wasn't val in there right after the timeout? we needed chuck hayes for one more possesion? christ

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Patterson, man.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:03 PM
****ing Joe Johnson

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:03 PM
ooh we got a call there.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:05 PM
that could be the dagger. and of course its pierce

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Yup, that's probably the game there.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:06 PM
experience.

goddammit.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:06 PM
game?

2 possesion game with 3:30 left.

nowhere close to game.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:08 PM
crunch time. would be nice if demar stepped up

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:09 PM
**** you ref.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:11 PM
garnett's such a piece of shit

Hoss
04-19-2014, 03:12 PM
I hate the arrogance of veteran players. Also d Williams is a bitch

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Demar 2/12 today.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:14 PM
and there's pierce. mother****er

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:14 PM
goddamn pierce.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 03:15 PM
I don't even know how Pierce is sinking these. That last one looked like it was nowhere near a good shot. His angle and shot mechanics are shit yet it's going in.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 03:15 PM
We'll win game two. No worries there.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:17 PM
not one foul call on the nets in the 4th quarter.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:18 PM
heh, Jack calling out the refs. Nets haven't committed a foul in the fourth

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:19 PM
I shudder to think about what the officiating will be like in Jersey

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Deron Williams is fooling nobody with that hair transplant.

Killer93
04-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Refs will give Nets this series in 6 games

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 03:22 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/1428ydl.png

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:22 PM
fack that's a big, big loss.

thing is I don't think the Nets can play much better than that, but we can.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:24 PM
fack that's a big, big loss.

thing is I don't think the Nets can play much better than that, but we can.

yeah, this. Even with shutdown defence from the Nets, forcing a ton of turnovers, keeping Demar quiet, the Raps still hung around.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:25 PM
in the end it was that first quarter 12-0 run that killed us. we played catchup the whole game and never could get over the hump.

CH1
04-19-2014, 03:27 PM
JV and DeRo looked like they used up all their energy in the first quarter. Lowry was frantic all game long.

Hopefully, they got these playoff jitters out of the way.

BTW, what planet is the commissioner from?

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 03:29 PM
That no call on the clear Pierce travel blew me away. Basketball is a much easier game to play when the refs are in the tank for you.

I don't think that we necessarily deserved to win that game, but it's pretty clear that with even up officiating in the 4th Q alone, just the 4th Q, we might have despite not deserving it.

zeke
04-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Showed Up: Val, Lowry, Vazquez, PPat
Disappeared: DD, Amir, Ross, Hansbro, Salmons, anyone else

Showed Up: JJ, Pierce, Williams, Livingston, Blatche
Disappeared: KG, Plumlee, Teletovic, Anderson, Thornton, anyone else

we needed one more guy to show up.

Bleedsblue&white
04-19-2014, 03:31 PM
Brooklyn played a smart game...but every time I try to get back into basketball the reffing loses me again. I do not think there is another professional sport where such obvious bias is allowed.
Makes me sick.

Raps still need to play better, smarter, and this first game can be just chalked up to nerves and inexperience, but how the **** do you beat the refs?

CH1
04-19-2014, 03:32 PM
Drake is such a nice host.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlmnOEjCYAAXiIi.jpg

MindzEye
04-19-2014, 03:37 PM
Brooklyn played a smart game...but every time I try to get back into basketball the reffing loses me again. I do not think there is another professional sport where such obvious bias is allowed.
Makes me sick.

Raps still need to play better, smarter, and this first game can be just chalked up to nerves and inexperience, but how the **** do you beat the refs?

As huge a fan as I obviously am, yeah, I stopped following the league for a few years because I was tired of the rampantly shit (corrupt??) officiating.

Wayward DP
04-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Showed Up: Val, Lowry, Vazquez, PPat
Disappeared: DD, Amir, Ross, Hansbro, Salmons, anyone else

Showed Up: JJ, Pierce, Williams, Livingston, Blatche
Disappeared: KG, Plumlee, Teletovic, Anderson, Thornton, anyone else

we needed one more guy to show up.

May take some of the kids a game or two to figure out what it takes in the playoffs. I expect Demar to step it up in game 2. And Lowry will get in the Nets heads. If Amir can go back to being Amir, we should be able to absolutely dominate the Nets down low, which would go a long way to neutralizing their perimeter defence.

CaptainBolduke
04-19-2014, 04:42 PM
No way we win this series if this is the trend for the officiating.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
04-19-2014, 06:05 PM
thing is I don't think the Nets can play much better than that, but we can.

+1

Raptors will win the series.

Leafin'
04-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Just got back from the game, what an atmosphere. We didn't play well overall. Couldn't make stops and the Nets were making some timely shots. No fouls against the Nets in the 4th quarter, refs helped them out quite a bit.

Val looked like a beast out there. Garnett looked like garbage. We need help with a better "big man" when Val goes to the bench. The team struggled mightily when he sat.

Derozan was a no show. Missed a couple shots early, got hit and didn't get a couple calls. Shoulders slouched, bad body language set the tempo for the rest of his game. Need him to have a better game 2.

The ACC was electric at times today. Amazing. Worth every penny spent.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
04-19-2014, 07:08 PM
Drake is such a nice host.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlmnOEjCYAAXiIi.jpg

http://www.drakepictures.net/albums/degrassi/normal_degrassi-drake-29.jpg

GEEMAN
04-19-2014, 07:32 PM
we arent going to get the benefit of any calls from the refs , we just dont have the experience , or team success to get calls that Pierce or JJ will get and thats the way the league is .

We need a longer winning atmosphere to get those easy calls . This is great , give the kids the experience they need to develop. Good to be a Raptor fan finally.

Matrim
04-19-2014, 08:09 PM
This series reminds me so much of that 2007 series with the Nets. And so far it's played out exactly the same. The difference though is that this Raptors team is much better overall than that 2007 squad. I still see the Raps taking this in 6, there going to win the next two games, lose the 2nd one in Brooklyn, then win the last two to finish them off.

Leafin'
04-19-2014, 08:13 PM
NBA playoffs go: 2-2-1-1-1?

Matrim
04-19-2014, 08:19 PM
NBA playoffs go: 2-2-1-1-1?

Yup.

soco22
04-19-2014, 08:46 PM
Surprised I didn't notice anyone talking about the lack of calls by these refs in the post game to try and get it into the minds of the league that this is horseshit.

So hard to get into the nba. Refs stink.

rated
04-19-2014, 08:50 PM
Surprised I didn't notice anyone talking about the lack of calls by these refs in the post game to try and get it into the minds of the league that this is horseshit.

So hard to get into the nba. Refs stink.

If anything, the calls will only get worse if they start calling out the refs.

soco22
04-19-2014, 08:54 PM
Why? What proof is there of that?

Cuban was famous for getting mad after games...not like it stopped them from winning games.

It's utter bullshit. If no one brings attention to it - we are screwed either way. Can't imagine what it'll be like when we are on the road.

JaysCyYoung
04-19-2014, 09:39 PM
https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1.0-9/1509937_10202835713928308_1578223314823111961_n.jp g

SundinsTooth
04-20-2014, 08:58 AM
we arent going to get the benefit of any calls from the refs , we just dont have the experience , or team success to get calls that Pierce or JJ will get and thats the way the league is .

We need a longer winning atmosphere to get those easy calls . This is great , give the kids the experience they need to develop. Good to be a Raptor fan finally.

If this is the true condition of the sport, why do people give it the time of day? Seems counter productive to reward corruption.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 10:33 AM
Whining about the officiating.

Delicious.

mbow30
04-20-2014, 10:39 AM
the raps lost the game because they repeatedly turned the ball over.

the refs gave the nets the calls, but everybody knew that was going to happen. the raps let it take them off their game and they lost, unsurprisingly.

TimHorton
04-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Whining about the officiating.

Delicious.

Totally agree Habsy it's sad that Raptor fans criticize the impeccable credentials of NBA officials. I mean if there was a history of bad officiating then maybe they'd have an argument, but this is the NBA. The officiating has never been an issue before. NEVER, ever.

Silly Raptor fans.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Totally agree Habsy it's sad that Raptor fans criticize the impeccable credentials of NBA officials. I mean if there was a history of bad officiating then maybe they'd have an argument, but this is the NBA. The officiating has never been an issue before. NEVER, ever.

Silly Raptor fans.

Glad you finally see the light.

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 10:53 AM
LOL @ the so-called Heat fan - the team that gets more beneficial officiating than any team in the history of the sport - complaining about the fanbase of a team that has historically been biased against from the officials being upset with the fact that not a single foul was called on Brookyln in the fourth.

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 10:57 AM
The good news for the Raptors is that if DeRozan was even remotely competent from the field they would have won yesterday's game in a walk, and that was with the officials against them and Brookyln playing about as well as one could expect.

I think they'll come out strong in game two and take it.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 10:59 AM
LOL @ the so-called Heat fan - the team that gets more beneficial officiating than any team in the history of the sport - complaining about the fanbase of a team that has historically been biased against from the officials being upset with the fact that not a single foul was called on Brookyln in the fourth.

Whiner. You so-called Raptors fan. I'm willing to bet I've been to more, probably 10 times more, Heat games live than you've been to Raptors games. Some fan.

The Heat know how to grease the refs with pussy and coke. It's South Beach baby!

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 11:02 AM
Yes because having an advantage in personal finances determines whether one is a fan or not. :lol

I dare you to say that in person to Leafs fans on here.

Or many Habs fans for that matter.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 11:02 AM
It's going to be so awesome reading why the Raptors lost. Too funny.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFldSKSCTkk

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Mask references? Why don't you throw out some Forrest Gump quotes while you're at it? Do you still use AOL and watch movies on VHS?

Habsy
04-20-2014, 11:04 AM
Yes because having an advantage in personal finances determines whether one is a fan or not. :lol

I dare you to say that in person to Leafs fans on here.

Or many Habs fans for that matter.

Bullshit. If you really loved the Raptors as you say you do you'd be there in the cheap nosebleeds. Go to the Trip A and you'll find plenty of people in the rafters that spend their money on their love, Basketball. So since you're such a huge Raptors fan and bleed with the team, why not save the spending on coffee and go to more games? Hmmm?

You're just another big-mouth that thinks he knows something. You know jack-shit kid.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 11:05 AM
Mask references? Why don't you throw out some Forrest Gump quotes while you're at it? Do you still use AOL and watch movies on VHS?

No, I watch a real basketball team whoop opponents... in HD. And it wasn't a mask reference. It was the Mask referencing a famous whiny quote.

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 11:05 AM
And how exactly, pray tell, do you suggest that I leave my work area in the Air Canada Centre while the game is going on, and sit in the upper deck of the arena while wearing my uniform?

Without getting fired.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 11:06 AM
So let's see, It's Easter and I will be at the Heat game. Naw not a fan.

Habsy
04-20-2014, 11:06 AM
And how exactly, pray tell, do you suggest that I leave my work area in the Air Canada Centre while the game is going on, and sit in the upper deck of the arena while wearing my uniform?

Without getting fired.

Simple. Put the mop and broom back in the custodial closet, take off the overalls and blend in.

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Yes, because you're so religious. Do you want a cookie?

JaysCyYoung
04-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Simple. Put the mop and broom back in the custodial closet, take off the overalls and blend in.

3/10 for aging Boomer go-to insult.