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View Poll Results: How high can the Raptors climb up the conference rankings over the next few weeks?
2nd 3 5.08%
3rd 4 6.78%
4th 23 38.98%
5th (status quo) 29 49.15%
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Raptors can make a push up the rankings if they go at least 7-1 over the next 8, against sub .500 teams + Memphis.

How high do you think they can jump up the rankings over the next few weeks?

Current Standings.
Cleveland 36 11
Boston 29 14
Atlanta 29 15
Orlando 30 16
Toronto 25 22

Boston has a lot of tough games coming up (Atlanta, Lakers x 2, Orlando, Denver, Cleveland).

Atlanta has a lot of road games 4H-8A and some tough games (Boston, Orlando, Memphis, Phoenix, Utah).

Orlando has (Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland x2, Dallas)
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They certainly have the schedule to do it.

I just hate having to depend upon another team losing to make up ground.

It's possible to go all the way to 2nd, sure. Not likely.

But you know, one of the other teams could crash...... so who knows
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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we could get close to 4th but then our schedule will get tougher and theirs will get easier and they'll pull away a bit
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the differences in the current records make it seem like anything better than fifth is too steep a challenge. Not so much on our end, but because the other teams have to fall back the same amount.

I'll be happy with a 5th place ranking. That said, i don't want Orlando to finish 4th.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Presuming they get at least 7 of 8 wins for them to get to 4th in the next month one of the 3 will need to really stumble with a sub .500 performance.

They should have caught up substantially though and be in striking distance of 2nd-4th.

Food for thought. We're 18-9 since the 7-13 start. Presuming that was mostly due to geting used to each other, they are currently playing as if they were a 31-16 team which would put them in 2nd.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Damn I thought this was going to be a fun thread talking about each players verticle on the raptors. But anyways I dont think we'll jump into the top 4.
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To me 4th is the most feasible and it should be the target. They are now 5 and a half games back of the Magic which is a tough call. I don't think it will happen and I think holding on to 5th is going to be the reality
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We must think to every singe game, play a good basket and look at the end of the regular season which is our position. One month ago we were under .500... we haven't yet the mentality to win every match
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We must think to every singe game, play a good basket and look at the end of the regular season which is our position. One month ago we were under .500... we haven't yet the mentality to win every match
I think we go into every game now expecting to win
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I voted 4th which is anoutside shot but other than Clevland the other 3 are exhibiting weaknesses and one key injury ( not hoping ) could cement 4th for the Raptors
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Don't forget the teams just behind Toronto. Chicago is on a hot streak. 5 on the road out West.
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Raps have to watch out for the Bobcats and Bulls. Both teams are on fire.
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Damn I thought this was going to be a fun thread talking about each players verticle on the raptors. But anyways I dont think we'll jump into the top 4.
yeah i was ready to comment on the 6 inch vertical leaping ability Turk showed on his dunks last night lol
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The only team I can see faultering is the Celtics due to their age..
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Damn I thought this was going to be a fun thread talking about each players verticle on the raptors. But anyways I dont think we'll jump into the top 4.
lolol I thought the same thing <_>
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Damn I thought this was going to be a fun thread talking about each players verticle on the raptors. But anyways I dont think we'll jump into the top 4.
Ya me too I wanted to know how unathletic the team is heh
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