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moremilk
Good win, the bench, again, super impressive
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DocHolliday
moremilk wrote:
He's a bruiser who can score and very good rebounder. If Poeltl is in foul trouble, who will defend him, miles? OG? He will kill us on the boards.



[thumb]   [biggrin] JK.  Nurk's one of my favorite players however he could have gone in either direction, he just hasn't seemed himself this season.
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JeffB
Great effort by everyone tonight. Impressed by our defense
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LKeet6
What a great W

That second Q has to be one of the best we've done?! It wasn't some crap team missing open shots, it was a decent team, at home, who'd made a good start shooting. Our D was sooooo good, and LOVED the way we completed plays and cleaned the glass almost every time. Rebounding has improved in last couple.

Did bebe only get credited with 3 blocks?? He altered WAY more than that anyway; he had a terrific game. We are so deep! I also felt sorry for Wright; his decision making was impeccable all game, but things just kept going wrong for him. Siakam is my fav of the Bench guys, and his mins are still questionable! That's how deep we are...

I am loving us this season! So fun to watch.
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7shikamaru7
OG is gonna be a stud. I hope we have the same player development coaches as Spurs coz I realllyy see Kawhi in him. He may even have a better post up game and handles at this point than Kawhi. 

Leonard: 
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2011-1220SASNBASF643924.03.16.3.4930.61.7.3762.54.6.536.5431.11.4.7731.63.55.11.11.30.40.71.47.9

OG: 
SeasonAgeTmLgPosGGSMPFGFGAFG%3P3PA3P%2P2PA2P%eFG%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS
2017-1820TORNBASF6017.72.26.0.3610.83.2.2631.32.8.471.4310.70.8.8001.31.22.51.30.70.00.21.75.8
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JeffB
7shikamaru7 wrote:
OG is gonna be a stud. I hope we have the same player development coaches as Spurs coz I realllyy see Kawhi in him. He may even have a better post up game and handles at this point than Kawhi. 

Leonard: 
SeasonAgeTmLgPosGGSMPFGFGAFG%3P3PA3P%2P2PA2P%eFG%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS
2011-1220SASNBASF643924.03.16.3.4930.61.7.3762.54.6.536.5431.11.4.7731.63.55.11.11.30.40.71.47.9

OG: 
SeasonAgeTmLgPosGGSMPFGFGAFG%3P3PA3P%2P2PA2P%eFG%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS
2017-1820TORNBASF6017.72.26.0.3610.83.2.2631.32.8.471.4310.70.8.8001.31.22.51.30.70.00.21.75.8


Kawhi was a far better shooter in his rookie year. I really like what I'm seeing from OG but I'm not sure he'll ever be a high volume scorer like Leonard. His shot is ugly
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Toby
6 point 2nd quarter..... geezuz. Team meeting time. Good job Toronto, you guys have my squad something to think about the rest of the season. Defense can indeed win ballgames.
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Toby
just read that Toronto made Portland miss 20 shots in a row during that 2nd quarter Raptors defensive barricade.
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MikeToronto
@Toby: I believe I've said it before, but it bears repeating - you, sir, bring the honour to the word "fan". I don't think I could be as cool as you are while my team is being hammered by the one whose forum you are on at the moment. Classy, level-headed - bravo! [thumb]
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LX
I was in a poker tourny last night. Made the final table but was the first out after that, which got me home in time for the end of the second quarter. Portland looked incredibly shook at that point. Such a shame that the Blazers got that basket with 5 seconds left. The Raptors were one rebound away from a completely unforgettable sort of domination. Ah well. I just finished watching the first half. Really liked that they controlled the boards in spite of that one with 5 seconds to go. Transition d really showing the promise I was seeing earlier, even getting back to defend some bad perimeter turnovers up high. And the overall turnover numbers were impressive. Nice to see them taking care of the ball like we're used to seeing. It was more like the offense we're used to seeing, though the pace was pretty good and the ball moved pretty well. They just used the drive and took what was there.

I'm so happy to see the defense in full effect. The offense will still evolve. With that kind of defense they have the luxury of tweaking the offense as much as they like. It feels like they can win in a lot of different ways.

It was tough to see Ppat go - though it felt that his knee was not going to allow him to be the same player that added so much to the defense. And I just hated seeing Tucker leaving. But I don't feel the slightest twinge of missing those guys right now. I almost lost my mind over how either OG or Delon or both, would at the very least get a hand on the ball off the dribble or on the pass - ON EVERY POSSESSION! So disruptive. And Bebe and Poeltl adding to that as well. Then you have Norm, Freddie Vees and Pascal being quetly solid. Man they killed a really good offense.

In years past they played this team much like they did in the first quarter. Lots of scoring and playing them even, and then wearing down late. They really turned that pattern on its head. And in the end it didn't feel like they over-extended themselves. There was some tiredness in the second half, but nothing that couldn't be solved with a timeout and substitution. Lowry was landing in so many courtside laps that he should have charged them extra, but he was fresh and ready for the next game at the end. He didn't have to sacrifice his body to the point of no return. There are now multiple guys that can disrupt things, and that leaves Lowry in a great position to almost coast, relative to what he's had to do in the past, particularly in places like Portland.
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edki
This game must have confidence boost effect on guys like OG and Siakam. I really liked how active our young guys played.
Finally Lowry and Derozan played well offensively at the same time.

I'm also happy for Norman. He's having hard time scoring lately. Scoring some easy baskets should help him to recover. 
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edki
JeffB_STR82DVD wrote:
Kawhi was a far better shooter in his rookie year. I really like what I'm seeing from OG but I'm not sure he'll ever be a high volume scorer like Leonard. His shot is ugly


let's just hope he defends like Kawhi
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DocHolliday
LX wrote:
I was in a poker tourny last night. Made the final table but was the first out after that, which got me home in time for the end of the second quarter. Portland looked incredibly shook at that point. Such a shame that the Blazers got that basket with 5 seconds left. The Raptors were one rebound away from a completely unforgettable sort of domination. Ah well. I just finished watching the first half. Really liked that they controlled the boards in spite of that one with 5 seconds to go. Transition d really showing the promise I was seeing earlier, even getting back to defend some bad perimeter turnovers up high. And the overall turnover numbers were impressive. Nice to see them taking care of the ball like we're used to seeing. It was more like the offense we're used to seeing, though the pace was pretty good and the ball moved pretty well. They just used the drive and took what was there. I'm so happy to see the defense in full effect. The offense will still evolve. With that kind of defense they have the luxury of tweaking the offense as much as they like. It feels like they can win in a lot of different ways. It was tough to see Ppat go - though it felt that his knee was not going to allow him to be the same player that added so much to the defense. And I just hated seeing Tucker leaving. But I don't feel the slightest twinge of missing those guys right now. I almost lost my mind over how either OG or Delon or both, would at the very least get a hand on the ball off the dribble or on the pass - ON EVERY POSSESSION! So disruptive. And Bebe and Poeltl adding to that as well. Then you have Norm, Freddie Vees and Pascal being quetly solid. Man they killed a really good offense. In years past they played this team much like they did in the first quarter. Lots of scoring and playing them even, and then wearing down late. They really turned that pattern on its head. And in the end it didn't feel like they over-extended themselves. There was some tiredness in the second half, but nothing that couldn't be solved with a timeout and substitution. Lowry was landing in so many courtside laps that he should have charged them extra, but he was fresh and ready for the next game at the end. He didn't have to sacrifice his body to the point of no return. There are now multiple guys that can disrupt things, and that leaves Lowry in a great position to almost coast, relative to what he's had to do in the past, particularly in places like Portland.


Smashed that out of the court.  I'm glad your back.  Love the insight.
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LX
DocHolliday wrote:


Smashed that out of the court.  I'm glad your back.  Love the insight.


Thanks man. Appreciate it.
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Toby
MikeToronto wrote:
@Toby: I believe I've said it before, but it bears repeating - you, sir, bring the honour to the word "fan". I don't think I could be as cool as you are while my team is being hammered by the one whose forum you are on at the moment. Classy, level-headed - bravo! [thumb]


Thanx homey. My dad turned the game off early. He couldn't take the thrashing. But I stuck with it till the end. I like watching good basketball, and it was nice to see one team playing exceptionally well.
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