Raptors players already closely watching the playoff race
Old 02-26-2014, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Very interesting scene in the post-game locker room and if you think the HOTH aren’t paying attention to what’s going on around them, you’re dead wrong.
We get in after chatting with Dwane and in the corner of the tiny locker room, Kyle Lowry’s got a game blaring off his phone while Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan are craning their necks to get a look at what’s going on.

It’s the Bulls-Hawks game and the only reason they’re watching so closely is that they know how close Chicago is behind them and they are just keeping tabs.

It goes to what I’ve heard from a couple of people on more than one occasion this year: These guys are so anxious to get to the playoffs, get a good seeding, win a division and do something none has ever done in Toronto that they are paying rapt attention to every game that has an impact on teams around them, and have been for a while.

I’m not sure it’s the healthiest of things for them; I think it’s far too early to start looking at things like matchups and the day-to-day Eastern Conference results but it’s the first time in years and years that it’s gone around a Raptors team and it’s kind of fun to see.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think it's too early to be checking in on the other teams around them in the standings. I do it every morning.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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at least they care, and that said, it means they will do whatever to get all their goal !

good for the Raptors ! good news for all the fan !
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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But if ending up in the 4th spot would give us a more favorable matchup than the 3rd spot, would you allow the Raps to intentionally lose a few games if needed?????

Even if that meant not winning the Atl Div title???

Does this happen, ever? Is it worth it?
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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But if ending up in the 4th spot would give us a more favorable matchup than the 3rd spot, would you allow the Raps to intentionally lose a few games if needed?????

Even if that meant not winning the Atl Div title???

Does this happen, ever? Is it worth it?
It is never worth it. Have to get in a winning groove going into the post-season.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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miami will get top spot by the end of the season anyway
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