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 Which Eastern Conference team do you fear the most and why? votes

 Milwaukee 3 votes
50%
 Boston 2 votes
33%
 Miami 1 vote
16%
 Indiana 0 votes
0%
 Philadelphia 0 votes
0%
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A series against Milwaukee, Boston, or Miami would be fun to watch and could go either way but I’m most worried about Miami, with Boston a close second.

Butler can get you a bucket when you need it and draws defenders, opening up their excellent perimeter shooters.

Adebayo is a beast on both ends of the floor.

Dragic is Lowry’s kryptonite.  Maybe it’s me, but it seems like Dragic bests Lowry more than not.

Their defence is good.

Boston is a close second. Their defence is great. I feel like Tatum and Walker are not there yet.

I think the raps have figured out Milwaukee.

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JeffB
How have we figured out Milwaukee? Lol

I don't really fear anyone but Milwaukee tbh. They have the best player in the conference.

Boston has no frontcourt to matchup vs Siakam/Gasol/Ibaka imo and I think OG can limit Tatum.
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DanH
Uhh, Milwaukee is the best team in the league, so them?

I do think we can take them, but it would require playing over our heads in the ECF. Definitely not favourites against them like I thought we were last year.

I do think we are favourites over everyone else in the East, though a series against BOS would probably be hard fought.
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JeffB
DanH wrote:
Uhh, Milwaukee is the best team in the league, so them?

I do think we can take them, but it would require playing over our heads in the ECF. Definitely not favourites against them like I thought we were last year.

I do think we are favourites over everyone else in the East, though a series against BOS would probably be hard fought.


Think Boston and Miami would be hard fought,  but we should be able to beat both.
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Northern Neighbour
Honestly, no one. The Raptors match up well against every opponent. I'm not saying the Raptors will win the East and run roughshod over its opponents, but they'll be in every series and go out fighting. The Raps do need a lot of things to go right for them to win (Siakam regaining his form, the bench consistently performing, OG emerging as a legitimate offensive threat, the 3-point shooting remains among the League's best), but their defense might be enough to carry them.
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moremilk
milwaukee by a large margin, I'm not really sure why woudn't we be afraid of pretty much any of the top 6 teams in the east to be honest. Outside milwaukee who is significantly better, we don't really have any argument that we're better than anybody else - maybe indiana. The only advantage we have over these other teams is a few extra wins in the regular season, and we should know by now how meaningless that is - especially since all those extra wins have come against bottom feeders.

I would probably have the raptors as slight favourites against miami, indiana and philly without simmons, slight underdogs against boston and heavy underdogs against philly with simmons and milwaukee. 

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Northern Neighbour
You respect the opponent, but you don't fear them. If you fear the opponent, then you've already lost.
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LOG
Not scared of anyone. Are we better than the rest of the east? I'd say yes, i don't think Giannis can beat us in the 7 game series with so many defenders to throw at him, and the rest of that team is not that good. Boston meh..
Miami would be tough and the rest we have a clear advantage. 

I think Moremilk is way off with his prediction, but he usually is so thats that.
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KAWHACTUS
None of the above. I fear the Raptors. If they shoot cold, they may have a hard time on the defensive end. Other than that, they will go 4-5-5-6 to the chip.
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Mo_fusion
'To the chip' so another win in the finals in 6 games, regardless of finals opponent?

I say 4 - 6 - 6 - 7 to the chip...with dip 😉
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