Tomorrow's Game Could Be A Post-Season Preview
Old 04-12-2008, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A Raptors vs. Pistons first round seems very feasible right now. With that being said, here is Tim Legler's preview on what we couple possibly expect.

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If the Pistons and Raptors do, in fact, meet up next weekend in the first round, you can expect a tough series.

Toronto has one of the premier low post threats in the game in Chris Bosh. He will force Rasheed Wallace to focus defensively every possession. If Bosh is able to be effective in the paint and draw early fouls on Sheed it will hinder Detroit's ability to run their offense effectively. Without Wallace on the floor to go back at Bosh in the low post as well as provide spacing with his three point shooting, the Pistons could have problems.

T.J. Ford will be critical to establish Toronto's transition opportunities which are essential in order to avoid long possessions against the Pistons' half court "D". In addition, Jose Calderon's size will come in handy trying to defend Billups in late game situations. One final "must have" for Toronto is effective three point shooting. Detroit makes every possession a war for survival. That means their opponent must be efficient offensively. Open looks are rare so they must be taken advantage of. That will put pressure on Jason Kapono, Carlos Delfino, and Anthony Parker to make the Pistons pay for double-teaming Bosh.

While I have just presented the game plan for the Raptors, carrying it out against a team with this much playoff experience and balance will be too much to expect from a group that has had virtually no post-season success. The Pistons may be cruising right now, but they have several more gears under the hood.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Legler clearly hasnt watched our matchups this year, they own us.

And to reply to your title, it aint happening!!!! woooooo
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thriller's right, Philly won't, I repeat, won't catch us. But then again if we move on in the first round we'll play them then.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The only way we beat a team from Detroit in the playoffs is if it say Shock on their jerseys and even then we'd still be in tough.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Why say your a Raptors fan if you dont have the ability to believe that they are capable of beating the pistons...we have beat teams like that before...we beat boston when there team was fully healthy...in terms of defence we have a team that can hold the pistons....fine they are difficult team to beat...but they are not unbeatable...if the Raptors become more confident themselves and trust thier shots then we have a strong chance of beating them....Toronto is one of the most under rated teams in the league...
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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First of all welcome aboard, secondly it's called being realistic.

The Pistons are a finely tuned, playoff savy, killing machine. The Raps are currently a inconsistent, inexperienced bunch of pansies.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Honestly, I'm curious what makes us an underrated team?

Right now, I think we're playing at out highest level. Last year we were extremely overrated. This season, well, we're at our peak.

Common denominator? We're not good enough.
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Why say your a Raptors fan if you dont have the ability to believe that they are capable of beating the pistons...we have beat teams like that before...we beat boston when there team was fully healthy...in terms of defence we have a team that can hold the pistons....fine they are difficult team to beat...but they are not unbeatable...if the Raptors become more confident themselves and trust thier shots then we have a strong chance of beating them....Toronto is one of the most under rated teams in the league...
Welcome to RF JayJay!!!

I do appreciate your optimism, but based on what we've seen during the 2nd half of the season its really hard to get too upbeat regarding this team. Doesn't mean I'm not fan, but as ACIE alluded too ... I'm trying to be realistic.
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