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Berimbolo
LX wrote:
They are trash if they can't help a guy up when he's played his ass off all season and is doing all he can on a bum ankle. Fuck that. You won't see that with the lowest of our summer league scrubs.




 lol what a random, silly way to look at things. That team battled in the yoff last year for each other, been battling thru crazy injuries this year for each other. next man up for months on end.


  maybe he didnt see him, maybe there is history, maybe he thought was ok. we dont know  but you have this deep insight off one 5 second moment in a season lol
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elT
LX wrote:
They are trash if they can't help a guy up when he's played his ass off all season and is doing all he can on a bum ankle. Fuck that. You won't see that with the lowest of our summer league scrubs.


I read that Stevens has designed that exercise to emphasize individuality. Apparently he coached them so well into being a team they melted into single, uniform entity not unlike North Korean parades.
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MikeToronto
Two words: because defence!
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JeffB
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhLHtWtnKUI/
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Tommy C


Class act.
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Mo_fusion
All is well in Raptorland!

Finals here we come baby!
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Rudy-T
I got most of what I wanted from the game. Concentration, good defense (excelent in second Q), less tension, strong finishes (OG and Bebe dunking instead of soft layups), and even the win. CJ was still crappy and our shooting wasnt great in general, but Id much rather win this way than by hot three point shooting that can vanish overnight. We showed we can play good defense (of course Celticts arent the best offensive team) and that should help going further. The only worrisome thing is that its still the second unit that brings the defense. I wish I could see the same intensity in D from starters. 

With first place pretty much locked now, we can rest some guys and try to give some time to CJ to get his groove back without so much pressure. Would also like to see Powel and Bebe get minutes because they can become important role players for game or two in playoffs due to foul trouble etc.

Still hard being a Raps fan though 😉
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Northern Neighbour
The starters were good defensively. They held Boston to 20 points in the first. They just couldn’t hit a shot. In the third, they extended the lead to 16 or 17. Boston actually whittled the lead down to 10 against the bench but then Lowry returned and the lead was back to 14.

The starters - sans Lowry - didn’t force as many turnovers, but he d was good. JV and Ibaka were presence in the paint, and JV even had a good couple of defensive plays out on the perimeter.
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7shikamaru7
Lucas Nogueira. What a great player to have far down your bench. I love his pick and roll defense and shot blocking ability. He caused turnovers (deflections, active hands and feet) and turned into fastbreak points. I wish Poeltl and could just fuse together.[34copy_zpsb43dd9e7]
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LX
7shikamaru7 wrote:
Lucas Nogueira. What a great player to have far down your bench. I love his pick and roll defense and shot blocking ability. He caused turnovers (deflections, active hands and feet) and turned into fastbreak points. I wish Poeltl and could just fuse together.[34copy_zpsb43dd9e7]


He really surprised me when he unloaded on his teammates for not providing help on a Horford drive (i think it was Horford). I mean he was pissed, and for good reason, and felt empowered enough to provide some leadership in terms of holding guys accountable. What a great example of how far this team has come.
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Rudy-T
LX wrote:
He really surprised me when he unloaded on his teammates for not providing help on a Horford drive (i think it was Horford). I mean he was pissed, and for good reason, and felt empowered enough to provide some leadership in terms of holding guys accountable. What a great example of how far this team has come.


Funny how people can see things differently. I thought he got caught up too much on that play and kept raising his hands while Fred (or someone else dribbling the ball up) try to tell him to forget it and concentrate on the next play. I think in general Bebe sometimes lets defensive blunders haunt him a bit too much. He gets deflated which shows very clearly. 

He was probably right about someone missing their help assignment, but throwing his hands in the air ten times, isn't helping it.

Anyway he had a great game and as usual was a positive impact for his short stint. 
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LX
Rudy-T wrote:


Funny how people can see things differently. I thought he got caught up too much on that play and kept raising his hands while Fred (or someone else dribbling the ball up) try to tell him to forget it and concentrate on the next play. I think in general Bebe sometimes lets defensive blunders haunt him a bit too much. He gets deflated which shows very clearly. 

He was probably right about someone missing their help assignment, but throwing his hands in the air ten times, isn't helping it.

Anyway he had a great game and as usual was a positive impact for his short stint. 


No I agree that he can get too down, but usually he internalizes everything. Seeing him release the frustration was really good in that the deflation didn't get out of hand. And it was good to have Fred help with that. Just good communication from that point on, and maybe more leadership from Fred than from Lucas, but with the overall effect being strong all around.
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7shikamaru7
Yeah I seen that play...looks like CJ Miles missed the rotation...he was the closest to the basket and he could've drawn a charge or at least make Monroe pass the ball. I wish Norm can have the same impact as Bebe on the wing. That short burst of energy, defense and spot up shots...I can't wait to see Playoffs Powell!
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LKeet6
At first I thought bebe carried on too long and was letting it affect the next play (and yeah he does do that sometimes) but I think he could see the timeout was about to be called anyway...

Thought it was pretty cool he was kept in after that and carried on playing well.
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