ESPN: How concerned should the Raptors be?
Old 04-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
is the baby faced assassin

Senior Member
 
jeffb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: YO MAMMA
Posts: 76,170
Representing:
Raptors ESPN: How concerned should the Raptors be?

Quote:
On a scale of 1 to 10, how concerned should the Raptors be?

Gutierrez: 7. The Raptors' best chance in this series is to make the Nets run, but Toronto, despite its athleticism on the wings, is one of the least productive teams in transition. However, if the Raptors can get a better performance from DeMar DeRozan -- he's not the most efficient shooter, but he is top-10 in terms of points scored off jump shots -- they'll realize they have a chance against Brooklyn.

Herbert: 4. Dropping Game 1 at home was not ideal, but there's still a good chance this will be a long series. Toronto came close the first time out, despite three starters contributing next to nothing. It just can't afford to lose the next one.

Thorpe: 8. These are very even teams, and Toronto knows it can get hot and win a few straight, just as it knows Brooklyn can do the same. I think the Raptors' "underdog" mindset -- because of their lack of playoff experience against a team with so much experience -- will help them avoid the extra pressure often associated with potential "upsets."

Wallace: 5. This is a team that doesn't have much playoff experience, outside of a couple of veterans who gained it elsewhere. The savvy Nets are a tough draw, even if they played well short of their best game in the series opener. If the Raptors can get back to playing at their pace and with the balance we've come to know, they should recover in Game 2.

Weidie: 6. The Raptors are a darn good team. If they can shed the "happy to be here" stigma and kick the playoff jitters to the curb, there's no reason they can't cut down on the 17 turnovers from Game 1 and punch Brooklyn back in the mouth. Age catches up to humans at random times in mysterious ways -- if Toronto can prove it has the better bench (which it does), its youthful legs should be able to win one at home and steal one in Brooklyn to tie the series up heading into Game 5.
2014 NBA Playoffs: Biggest threat to Miami Heat in East? - ESPN
jeffb is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
is.....

Tai-Pan
 
m5racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,903
Representing:
Default

Heard on Tim and Sid that the two of the refs tonight are big Homers....so as long as the crowd is half as good as game 1......:6. The Raps need to win tonight period. Now that the 'game 1 jitters' are out of their system, we can look forward to more production from guys like DeRozen and Ross. More importantly, these guys are pretty much playing for their playoff lives and if we lose this one, I'm not sure if these guys will be mentally tough enough to go the distance.
m5racer is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
in Masai I trust

Member
 
cheekykent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 451
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by m5racer View Post
Heard on Tim and Sid that the two of the refs tonight are big Homers....so as long as the crowd is half as good as game 1......:6. The Raps need to win tonight period. Now that the 'game 1 jitters' are out of their system, we can look forward to more production from guys like DeRozen and Ross. More importantly, these guys are pretty much playing for their playoff lives and if we lose this one, I'm not sure if these guys will be mentally tough enough to go the distance.
i'll have the BULLSHIT chant ready on stand by
cheekykent is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
and that's the bottom line, cause JV said so!!!

This is how U(jiri) do it
 
Carlos Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Halifax
Posts: 3,928
Representing:
Default

Enough with blaming the referees for our troubles. I've never seen a fan base so hell bent on finding a reason to lose and have it not be the fault of our own players. Was the officiating great last game? No, but I've come to realize that more often than not in the NBA, the refs are going to make some bad calls.

If the Raptors lose this series, they have no one to blame but themselves. No refs, no shot clocks, no crazy Doug Smith tin-foil hat conspiracies.
Carlos Danger is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
#NorthernUprising

Next year...
 
js12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: T.O.
Posts: 5,581
Representing:
Default

Must win tonight. If we lose, the series will be much, much shorter than everyone thinks.
js12 is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
and that's the bottom line, cause JV said so!!!

This is how U(jiri) do it
 
Carlos Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Halifax
Posts: 3,928
Representing:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by js12 View Post
Must win tonight. If we lose, the series will be much, much shorter than everyone thinks.
Oh yeah, going down 2-0 heading into Brooklyn, I'd be surprised to see the series go to six.
Carlos Danger is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24