FINAL: Toronto Raptors 99 - Cleveland Cavaliers 93
Old 02-24-2014, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any word on the severity of Amir's injury from last night?
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Vegas doesn't have anyone listed as questionable.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's going to take a much better effort to win this time, as I expect Kyrie to really want to prove something after one of his worst games of the season last time vs the Raps. I still like our chances though.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is a must win !
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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PLEASE WIN!

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If not for work, was going to go to the game with some of my Cavs fans but that got shot down earlier this week! So now I hope they watch the Raptors win in person without me.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Because they will be looking for revenge against us and if we could pull out this win, it would prove that we're in good condition right now.

Feeling optimistic about the raps.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Kyrie deserves a better team
And we could lose anyway without Amir
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Kyrie deserves a better team
And we could lose anyway without Amir
Kyrie doesn't deserve s***.
That team is deeper and more talented than ours.
They shouldn't be in the position they're in right now...
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Kyrie doesn't deserve s***.
That team is deeper and more talented than ours.
They shouldn't be in the position they're in right now...
Agree .... talent is not the issue with Cavs ....
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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And we could lose anyway without Amir
Man, still amazed at the over rating of Amir. And why does Kyrie deserve a better team? What is this, his third season? He needs to grow the fuck up.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Man, still amazed at the over rating of Amir. And why does Kyrie deserve a better team? What is this, his third season? He needs to grow the fuck up.
What overrating of Amir? He is one of the best defenders in the league..
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What overrating of Amir? He is one of the best defenders in the league..
To say we could lose to Cleveland because Amir is out....sorry but that is overrating him imo. You don't think he's even the slightest bit overrated around here?

Edit; Just heard on the radio, Amir is expected to play.....guess we should win now.


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Old 02-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Seems to be a trend that Toronto fans either over rate or under rate their players.

Amir is exactly what he thinks he is. A role playing big that doesn't mind doing the dirty work and trusts his teammates to use him as an advantage. He's a 100% team guy that wont win you games on his own, but everyone misses him when he isn't there.

It's def a positive when he is in the line up.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Seems to be a trend that Toronto fans either over rate or under rate their players.

Amir is exactly what he thinks he is. A role playing big that doesn't mind doing the dirty work and trusts his teammates to use him as an advantage. He's a 100% team guy that wont win you games on his own, but everyone misses him when he isn't there.

It's def a positive when he is in the line up.
Well said. His drop off in play the past month or more is some cause for concern although I feel that he's been battling injuries. Guy is tough and always wants to play.

Only thing I'd add is that I think most NBA teams over/under rate their own players. When you watch every game that a team plays it's easy to develop a bias one way or the other.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I think when people talk about Amir's importance to the team they mean his glue-guy role and blue collar play, and those are hard things to measure. I don't know how the Raps would fare without him, not something I'm eager to find out either...
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:58 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I like Amir a lot, but even if he was out tonight, I trust Psycho T and Patterson enough to do the job against the Cavs. I think we're fine with either of these two in the starting line-up.

Just have to pound that rock!

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