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Old 02-06-2011, 02:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fresh n' spicy View Post
yes LX, a fast-paced game does the hurt the raps a bit defensively but i think its needed in order for the raps to get easy baskets on the offensive end. when this team plays half court offence it always seems other teams are able to grind out against the Raptors and get the win because there talent level is better (besides cleveland, sacramento of course!)
I agree that a quicker pace gives them a chance at stealing a few games. But I think it hampers overall development. I also think it has to do with a certain amount of stubbornness, as they played the same way last season when they had the players that could execute in the half-court, and constantly gassed them out by the end of the third quarter. It doesn't just hurt a bit defensively, it gives them no chance defensively, and ultimately betrays the idea that they are a team that focusses on defense.
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