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LX
I thought Serge was player of the game. Great two way play. Hit his shots and did a really solid job of giving KAT no space to operate. And he looked for the pass, even forced on to JV that wasn't there, which is a great error of commission from a guy with a rep for not passing. Jonas did a job again as well.

Nice play in clutch time. They executed. On both ends.

Could have been the blowout moremilk wanted if Minny didn't hit a crazy amount of tough shots. They hardly got any looks from deep. Everything was a long two. Dieng looked like peak Bosh in the first half. It was not exactly an exhibition of scoring off slack defense or a lack of hustle. Quite the opposite. It was more like taking the only thing they could get. It was like classic Spurs defense. Let them take the bad shots with the lesser players. Make everything else extremely hard. Great preparation and execution of the gameplan. A really satisfying win in my eyes, particularly with DeMar not looking particularly stellar. He looked tired. Not sure if that would be from travel back to LA or just dealing with news of his dad from here, or maybe just the energy he applied to defense, which was really nic3. In any case, he got the assists, and made the good impact defensively, and the team got it done without him getting the shots to fall. That seems really positive to me.

I went from wondering if a crisis in confidence with the offense was going to be something that could drag them down for a while, to being really happy that they were simply able to stick to the plan and gain enough advantages over the full 48 minutes, like they are going to be required to do in playoff games.
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deaner
elT wrote:


I don't know man, it is a Tom Thibodou team, tough to blow them out unless you are red hot from all over the floor. 


I don’t know....Thibs seems to be not staying with the times. That team fails to value the 3 ball. They have Crawford but fail to have him in the end of the game? Silly.
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edki
Dskotek wrote:
I dont recall us ever sharing the ball this well at the end of a close game.


me either... perhaps it is because the ball was in FVV hands rather than in Demar's hands to start possessions
I would've exploded from inside if I saw another DD vs Butler ISO in the end the game

as much as I like Lowry's efforts I think his decision making is not helping the team. FVV is better managing the ball and controlling our offensive pace. playing Lowry and FVV is a risky defensive move but it pays off on the other end of the floor. Lowry can shoot and drive so he will not be left alone which gives much more space for FVV to penetrate and DD to play without double team. Good job by Casey for finding this combination and sticking to it.
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Mobaigz6
VV will be the x factor come playoff time. He's our secret weapon

I remember watching the Wolves feed and the announcers were talking about how VV has been a huge part of our success and how we're up even with VV on the bench lol. They made it sound like he's some superstar in the league
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moremilk
Acie wrote:
Casey just said they were soft as tissue in the first half. lol


Such a negative Nancy [wink]

How about Kerr calling gsw's performance disgusting, after calling his team one of the best ever last year
Can't believe all the flip flopping :)
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moremilk
LX wrote:
I thought Serge was player of the game. Great two way play. Hit his shots and did a really solid job of giving KAT no space to operate. And he looked for the pass, even forced on to JV that wasn't there, which is a great error of commission from a guy with a rep for not passing. Jonas did a job again as well.

Nice play in clutch time. They executed. On both ends.

Could have been the blowout moremilk wanted if Minny didn't hit a crazy amount of tough shots. They hardly got any looks from deep. Everything was a long two. Dieng looked like peak Bosh in the first half. It was not exactly an exhibition of scoring off slack defense or a lack of hustle. Quite the opposite. It was more like taking the only thing they could get. It was like classic Spurs defense. Let them take the bad shots with the lesser players. Make everything else extremely hard. Great preparation and execution of the gameplan. A really satisfying win in my eyes, particularly with DeMar not looking particularly stellar. He looked tired. Not sure if that would be from travel back to LA or just dealing with news of his dad from here, or maybe just the energy he applied to defense, which was really nic3. In any case, he got the assists, and made the good impact defensively, and the team got it done without him getting the shots to fall. That seems really positive to me.

I went from wondering if a crisis in confidence with the offense was going to be something that could drag them down for a while, to being really happy that they were simply able to stick to the plan and gain enough advantages over the full 48 minutes, like they are going to be required to do in playoff games.


It's not the blowout I wanted, it's the fire. This month, too many games we've been out-hustled and it's annoying. And somewhat worrying, given the experience of the past few seasons. To be outrebounding even by this tired wolves team is just bad.
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elT
moremilk wrote:
It's not the blowout I wanted, it's the fire. This month, too many games we've been out-hustled and it's annoying. And somewhat worrying, given the experience of the past few seasons. To be outrebounding even by this tired wolves team is just bad.


Yeah, outrebounded. Wolves had 40 total rebounds(30d,10o), Raptors had 39(30d,9o). 
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Rudy-T
The greatest part of this game was not winning a very good team while not even playing that well, but learning that there is a team that we have won at ACC every time since I was there to see it (the great game in 2004 😉).


But it was a good win. Ibaka deserves some credit as this was his best game for a long time, but mostly it was the second unit that got us the lead in second half and the decent offense (very non-Raptors like) at the end to seal it. 

 
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