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JeffB
Siakam shooting 28% from three in 5 playoff games, surprisingly the same as last years playoffs. I thought he shot better in the playoffs last year.
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DocHolliday
https://twitter.com/chrisgrenham/status/1300164736143765509
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moremilk
from blake

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Ironically, the Raptors looked at their best Sunday when Gasol and Ibaka played together. Those larger lineups were able to eat up a lot of space with a zone defence, one that Boston will probably figure out with more repetitions against it. Playing that big also threatens a transition attack that was already struggling to get much going against the Celtics’ excellent transition defence efforts.


100% agree, we kind of did it by force, with siakam in foul trouble, but it was very effective defensively. In my opinion, that's partly because our guards/wings were so terrible that anything would have been better today, but also siakam had a pretty bad night on defense too - especially with the early fouls.

Probably not a lineup that works over long stretches, but I feel we're going to see it again.

Not sure sacrificing the transition game is an issue, since we had none anyway - and we won't have much of it against this defense.

Later in the article he talks about maybe playing small, which is a bit of an admission of defeat, but I feel it's more likely to see it happen if things keep this way. However, that lineup would kill us on the boards, unless siakam shifts more of his effort on the defensive end, just 3 rebounds is not acceptable when you bring nothing on the other end either.
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elT
I don't see a need for major tactical/strategic adjustments. Have to play with tons more energy, force, discipline, aggressiveness first and foremost. That is what was lacking.
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LX
Yep. At least match Boston’s energy and then see where it goes. This one felt like they mostly beat themselves. 
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Northern Neighbour
One tactical adjustment I would make is flipping Lowry's and Siakam's defensive assignments. Smart got under Siakam's skin on both ends, but Lowry won't get easily as riled. If anything, Lowry may use Smart's aggressiveness as a spark. This is of no disrespect to any of the players, but rather the Raps need to find a way to get Siakam better focused. Tatum's more even-keel mentality may be better for Siakam, and maybe the Raptors' PF will use the match-up as motivation to work harder on the defensive side.
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JeffB
https://twitter.com/JLew1050/status/1300272681733025792?s=19
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JeffB
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CEjzXd2BNX4/?igshid=1w1z0dyuj6w18
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moremilk
what's with the bizarre start time, all other games are 6:30. I thought this series was high profile ...
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moremilk
my empirical observation during the game appears to hold true, according to zach lowe, when accounting for shot condition and shooter, our expected field goal percentage was higher than boston's. We got better shots, just couldn't make them, while they made a ton of tough shots, like smart hitting 5 of 7 on corner 3s where he's a 33% shooter on the season.

doesn't mean that next game we'll shoot better, but at least we're getting decent shots, giving us a chance.
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JeffB
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LX
moremilk wrote:
what's with the bizarre start time, all other games are 6:30. I thought this series was high profile ...


not more high profile than a game 7 - gotta have that in primetime 
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