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Old 03-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Let's be serious for a moment. What do the Raptors have to do during this 5 game road trip in order to be somewhat successful or should we write them off now considering Bosh is likely gone for the next 5 games?

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You hate to be all negative, but for those with a vested outcome when it comes to the Raptors – fans in other words -- you have to think that yesterday afternoon might be as good as it gets for a while. Does anyone really see the Raptors beating the Lakers? Golden State? Utah? Denver? When they’re all gunning for playoff position? Sacramento maybe, but they have a better home record than the Raptors do. So yes, a nice win. But just don’t get used to it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll say one thing as a life time Raptor fan. As soon as you think they are cooked, they surprise with a freak win.

Of course that goes hand in hand with thinking they cant be stopped and losing to the likes of Charlotte, Washington, Pacers etc.

Such is the life of a Raptors fan.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We have a chance against Sacramento and Denver, however, I wouldn't our boys a shot against the Lakers, Golden State (back to back), or next Monday in Utah, even with the snazzy green uni's that we're gonna sport for St. Paddy's day.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We dont have a shot in hell vs DEN unless Bosh plays. Theyve been as tough as anyone at home lately. Unless we go for one of those 70% 15 3 pter games against them we have 0 chance. TJ had like a 20+20 game vs them last year and we still didnt win.
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We dont have a shot in hell vs DEN unless Bosh plays. Theyve been as tough as anyone at home lately. Unless we go for one of those 70% 15 3 pter games against them we have 0 chance. TJ had like a 20+20 game vs them last year and we still didnt win.
I have a gut feeling. Something about that night tells me that we can win taht game. Every other game (with the exception of Sacto) not so much..
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I think they'll eke out a couple wins.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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At this point I'd be OK if we just win Sacramento, TJ getting things back together, and Bargs continuing to play solid. We'd still be 36-32 assuming we beat Miami at home the game after Utah. I was hoping we'd break away from the 4-5 games above mark, but the last week derailed that, it's what we deserve.

I think the games after are more important. @ Cleveland (hopefully with Bosh), Denver at home, Detroit at home, the Knicks at home, New Orleans at home... and then from that point there's 8 mediocore teams and one game at Detroit (which we can still win because they'll probably play their scrubs like last year). If we can stay around 5 games above .500 before that stretch run, we'll be in pretty good shape. The last 9 easy games might be the most important actually because it can serve as a confidence booster to get us playing at our highest level for the playoffs.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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1 win is what I'm hoping for. Very unlikely we would get more than 1, with or without Bosh. I actually see us having a decent chance against Utah. Boozer has killed Bosh in the past, but I have a feeling Andreea will do better against him. Sacramento has played well lately, but we have a chance there as well. Against Lakers/Denver/GSW we have no chance, those will be blowouts, 20+ difference.
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I dunno..Denver plays crap against us lately and i just read AI broke a finger on his shooting hand...i wouldn't call that one a walk just yet. We'd need to shoot the lights out but i think it's a possibility.
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1 win is what I'm hoping for. Very unlikely we would get more than 1, with or without Bosh. I actually see us having a decent chance against Utah. Boozer has killed Bosh in the past, but I have a feeling Andreea will do better against him. Sacramento has played well lately, but we have a chance there as well. Against Lakers/Denver/GSW we have no chance, those will be blowouts, 20+ difference.
No chance against Utah on the road. 25-3, something like 17 straight games. If they were playing in Toronto, it'd be a question, but it takes a miracle to take a game from them in their building this year.
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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we always have close games against them, although we usually lose ... They will probably look down on us, if we get hot we will have a chance. Denver will annihilate us, we have nobody who can stop iverson, carmelo or martin. Parker is too slow for iverson, moon is too weak for carmelo and andreea is also underpowered vs k-mart. Plus, we're playing at 10.000 ft or so ...
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