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Old 12-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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last time we got such a beating, as far as I remember, was a few years ago in Atlanta, in CB's last season here. After that game, we went through a really nice stretch and eventually we got back to a few games over .500 until things went down the toilet again after Bosh got injured.

I wonder if history will repeat itself, just like then, we're following with a b2b on the road and I think we won both those games.


Looking at the schedule, things will really get easier now and would be really nice if we could win 6 or 7 of our next 8 games if we can win these next 2 games. LA sometimes struggles with bad teams and they'll be on a B2B and Portland is a winnable game too, even on a b2b.

Not saying is likely, and it definitely won't happen if keep playing like we did recently. But, if Utah's game is a wake up call for us, this is the time to make our stand. Because this next stretch is our last chance to do something this season, if we don't win at least 5, ideally more, our season is over.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe. they had a long meeting in which Derozan said everyone aid what they needed to say. I have a hard time picturing Lowry not seizing an opportunity to torch the loafers in front of teammates. But how that translates????
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe. they had a long meeting in which Derozan said everyone aid what they needed to say. I have a hard time picturing Lowry not seizing an opportunity to torch the loafers in front of teammates. But how that translates????
I can really see Derozan becoming a leader on this team if given the opportunity. Leader A/B with lowry. that'd be really nice to have. he's really matured and you can see it not only in his game but how he handles himself in front of the press, etc. I really like this kid. 10 million is what he's at, if he can get better, all the better. I personally think we have position 1, 2, and 5 sorted for the future. now either trade bargnani's ass to get some solid two way players for the bench or a strong player at the 4 or 3 to start. I still have faith in this team. DC needs to step up. BC's been fine in acquiring talent, now it's time to let the talent win games by doing it on the DEFENSIVE END.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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last time we got such a beating, as far as I remember, was a few years ago in Atlanta, in CB's last season here. After that game, we went through a really nice stretch and eventually we got back to a few games over .500 until things went down the toilet again after Bosh got injured.

I wonder if history will repeat itself, just like then, we're following with a b2b on the road and I think we won both those games.


Looking at the schedule, things will really get easier now and would be really nice if we could win 6 or 7 of our next 8 games if we can win these next 2 games. LA sometimes struggles with bad teams and they'll be on a B2B and Portland is a winnable game too, even on a b2b.

Not saying is likely, and it definitely won't happen if keep playing like we did recently. But, if Utah's game is a wake up call for us, this is the time to make our stand. Because this next stretch is our last chance to do something this season, if we don't win at least 5, ideally more, our season is over.
You remember incorrectly. It was last year in Boston.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I remember too many similar beat downs to keep track of.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I remember too many similar beat downs to keep track of.
The sad truth
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You remember incorrectly. It was last year in Boston.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I remember too many similar beat downs to keep track of.
And yet we keep coming back for more lol

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I predict we have yet to hit absolute bottom. The Clipps are a DEEP team. They should embarrass the Raps on the scoreboard and the highlight reel.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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we lost 138-100 at Golden State in March 2011

we went on to win 2 more game for the rest of the season
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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here is my bold prediction:
@ LAC got beaten by 30
@ POR lost by 15
vs Nets lost by 10
vs DAL lost (close game)
vs HOU lost (close game)
@CLE lost by 12
vs DET win (close game)
vs ORL win by 12
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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we lost 138-100 at Golden State in March 2011

we went on to win 2 more game for the rest of the season
Oh Man, is that your bold prediction?! its possibly not that far off
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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last time we got such a beating, as far as I remember, was a few years ago in Atlanta, in CB's last season here. After that game, we went through a really nice stretch and eventually we got back to a few games over .500 until things went down the toilet again after Bosh got injured.

I wonder if history will repeat itself, just like then, we're following with a b2b on the road and I think we won both those games.


Looking at the schedule, things will really get easier now and would be really nice if we could win 6 or 7 of our next 8 games if we can win these next 2 games. LA sometimes struggles with bad teams and they'll be on a B2B and Portland is a winnable game too, even on a b2b.

Not saying is likely, and it definitely won't happen if keep playing like we did recently. But, if Utah's game is a wake up call for us, this is the time to make our stand. Because this next stretch is our last chance to do something this season, if we don't win at least 5, ideally more, our season is over.
There are a few similarities between this team and that 2009-2010 season but there are also some important differences. That was the year of the "to all the doubters" thread. Maybe if we beat Indiana on opening night we would have had another one.

That thumping to Atlanta came at the 20 game mark too, which is an interesting coincidence. But it put the Raps at 7-13, so they were doing better than this year. But, yeah, with the exception of opening night, the team looked bad at times during the first 20 games and people were panicking big time. Our defense was dead last in the league. It was awful. And it stayed that way, despite the huge winning streak.

That season we had a prized new player (Turkoglu) and a rookie (Derozan) in the starting lineup. Deja vu, eh?

The Raps did have a team meeting after the loss to Atlanta. I think the meeting occured before the beginning of the next game, though. Then they pulled out a big OT win against Washington, who had its own problems. It was an intense game, because the Wizards were also underachieving and had big hopes that year. After that win, the Raps completely stomped Chicago. Like just pounded them badly. Interestingly enough, Chicago would also turn their season around and eventually take the last playoff spot from the Raps after Bosh got hurt.

Anyway, in the following 35 games, they went 24-11, to put them at 31-24 after 55 games. They were challenging for the 4th seed. We do not have a Bosh level player beasting with an efficient 24 ppg. The reason the Raps racked up all those easy wins against the weaker teams was because the offense was very, very good. They had more than enough playmaking, between Jose, Jack and Turkoglu and they shot the ball extremely well from 3 point land. And they also got to the line frequently. It all added up to a top 5 offense.

This team still doesn't have an identity like that one did. At least that team knew it could score a shitload of points, especially against bad teams. What does this year's team do really well, aside from lose close games to mediocre teams? For this team to rack up a bunch of wins, the defense probably has to improve a bajillion percent, or Bargnani has to flip a switch and go into god mode (highly unlikely).
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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that season had a very different atmosphere; there was alwasy hope but tis season here's f*****g apocalypse
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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this team has no Bosh level player, this season's nba has too many strong teams compared to the season op has in mind

I say #4 draft pick for us
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this team has no Bosh level player, this season's nba has too many strong teams compared to the season op has in mind

I say #4 draft pick for us
which means no pick for us
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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which means no pick for us
Thats the worst case scenario right?

I honestly wouldn't be too mad if that happened.

Its a weak draft, and we already have 2 rookies on the team this year. We would have 2 sophomores next year. Meh. I can live with that.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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After the game against the Clippers, 7 of our next 12 games are at home and 9 of 12 are against teams below 500
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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my bold prediction? we smash the clipper by double digits, and go on to win more than 90 percent of our next 12 games thanks to lowry and Bargnani beasting together. we then are in contention for sixth spot, and all the doubters shut up about Bargnani and lowry


both lowry and Bargnani then get injured in a tussle for an offensive board, we go on to lose 95 percent of all our games, end up with the number 1 pick, get shabazz, and make it to the confrence finals the next year, re-sign lowry, and go on to win not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4... but 5 championships. \


I can dream right?
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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clippers are even on a bigger winning streak than Raptors are on a loosing streak. and they play at home. you can't hope for a victory, not even at dream

also, weak draft as in no superstar potential players, but it doesn't mean there won't be solid NBA starters.
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