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Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2018, 08:29:10 PM »

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There's now way Toronto is better than Boston with Kyrie and Smart healthy.  They're just not.

It looks like the same old Raptors. Lowry folds in the big moments, that's way they call him The Valet...

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2018, 08:29:26 PM »

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Raptors just look like completely different team once half court playoff basketball rolls around.

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2018, 08:30:55 PM »

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Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range. 

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2018, 08:31:39 PM »

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derozen stepped out of bounds on that baseline!

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2018, 08:31:42 PM »

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These refs  ::)
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Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2018, 08:31:54 PM »

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Yeah, while the Rockets look legit and actually could make the Finals (even with GSW in the West), the Raptors are proving to be choke artists again.

No way this Raptors team beats Cleveland, and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if a team like PHI or WAS (w/healthy Wall) bounces them out in one of the early rounds.

I thought this Raptors team was honestly legit with a deep bench but idk anymore... still a great team but maybe not as elite as we thought.

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Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2018, 08:32:00 PM »

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Look like Derozan stepped out of bounds before the foul

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2018, 08:32:12 PM »

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derozen stepped out of bounds on that baseline!

Another cheap call.

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2018, 08:33:13 PM »

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Terry Rozier is tremendous.  SO much improved.  In addition to making things happen offensively, he's already pulled down 2 defensive boards that were pure grit boards.

He's an asset for sure.  I think he's pushing his trade value into the Jaylen Brown range.

Hey, if Kawhi becomes available and Rozier = Jaylen to them, and we keep both Brown + Tatum, that would be HUGE.  ;D
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Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2018, 08:33:46 PM »

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Raptors just look like completely different team once half court playoff basketball rolls around.

No matter how hard they've tried this year to change their play style and identity, and for much of the year succeeded at it, they always revert back to their old ways in the big moments.  In other words, way too much your-turn-my-turn isolation offense from Lowry and DeRozan.  They just bog down trying to force things instead of moving the basketball.

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2018, 08:34:12 PM »

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Kadeem allen has my attention

Made a hustle play in defensive transition altering a pass. Seems to be long. Good instincts on D. I like what I see

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2018, 08:34:24 PM »

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Semi broke up the allaeyopp!

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2018, 08:35:16 PM »

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Kadeem allen has my attention

Made a hustle play in defensive transition altering a pass. Seems to be long. Good instincts on D. I like what I see

Oh, I thought that was Semi, thanks for correction...

Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2018, 08:35:36 PM »

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WOW. Keeping the Raptors to under 20 points in the 1st. #Defense
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Re: Celtics (53-24) at Raptors (55-22) Game #78 4/4/18
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2018, 08:35:40 PM »

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Lowest scoring first quarter all season for raptors. Kadeem allen on defense stopped that van fleet 3.