Turning Point of the Season?
Old 12-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The last two wins by this team have largely shaped the confidence of the Raps. We see DeRozan attacking the rim, we see Amir play some stellar defense, and we also see Jack, playing with the desire to win. With Bosh excelling at a rapid pace, and our role players (Beli, Rasho in particular) rounding up in their places, are these last two wins enough to spark the team to a level of play that we witnessed oh-so-long ago (3 years?). Are we able to put a string of consistent defense efforts to finally qualify as a "feared" team? The talent is definitely there, but is there enough desire?
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well jose got injured, so this might be pretty bad actually.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well jose got injured, so this might be pretty bad actually.
I doubt it's anything serious. He could break a bone, as long as its not his hammy
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Actually Jose was available in the 4th quarter if needed. lol

So i guess it's not serious.


But let's not get carried away just yet. A bad week ahead and this means nothing. The next week if we can sustain this kinda play, then maybe we can say it turned around. And even then??
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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two wins means nothing, we did this in the clippers game then pooped the next few. ill watch the next 20 to see what happens before i jump to any excitement
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Definitely excited about the W's but it's too early to say whether this is the turning point. Their next 2 games are against Minnesota and Milwaukee. If they can take those two games they'd have a four game winning streak going into next Friday's game against the hawks. I think how they play and respond in that game after being humiliated by them will show what this team is made of. One game at time man. One game at a time.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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two wins means nothing, we did this in the clippers game then pooped the next few. ill watch the next 20 to see what happens before i jump to any excitement
20??

If we're playing well by Christmas and are over or around .500 i'll be thrilled.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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let's hope - the schedule will definitely get easier, so it could be important
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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we're playing the Hawks next week. Scaryyyy
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we've already finished the hardest part of our schedule, just one more road trip left. If we finish over .500 by Christmas then we'll prob end up with 47-50 wins since March and April are so darn easy.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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IMO if we can get the game against Minny and Milwaukee then I can imagine our selves getting into a good flow and fplaying really good. Tonight was a great confidence booster. I just don't want to be like last time after the Cleveland game where we all got excited just to be let down afterwards
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yup. Next Friday. Time for some payback!

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Old 12-05-2009, 11:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Actually Jose was available in the 4th quarter if needed. lol

So i guess it's not serious.


But let's not get carried away just yet. A bad week ahead and this means nothing. The next week if we can sustain this kinda play, then maybe we can say it turned around. And even then??
I hear he played with a tear in his hammy all of last season. Should we be more precautions and go after a player like rafer alston???
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I hear he played with a tear in his hammy all of last season. Should we be more precautions and go after a player like rafer alston???
What for, it's not serious apparently and we have guys like Jack, Beli, Turk who are good playmakers. We have alot of depth when it comes to players that can create. Plus Banks can even play a little for defensive purposes. Guard depth isn't an issue unless a couple of them go down.

*Knocks on Wood*
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Too early to get excited but Minny and beer city should be wins.
Atlanta a good team don't think they will be whipped again.

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Old 12-05-2009, 11:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What for, it's not serious apparently and we have guys like Jack, Beli, Turk who are good playmakers. We have alot of depth when it comes to players that can create. Plus Banks can even play a little for defensive purposes. Guard depth isn't an issue unless a couple of them go down.

*Knocks on Wood*
I still want him gone anyways. Miller would be an upgrade
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Turning point is when Evans comes back and everyone grows from balls to brass pairs.
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Yes this could possibly be a turning point but I wouldn't consider it as one for now. Let's hope the 2 wins they picked up makes them hungrier for more so that they can stay dedicated to this level of play.

If they lose against the Wolves, I can see them going back into another slump.
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:44 AM   #19 (permalink)
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it could be...but not right now..baby steps lol

i hope they realize that EVERYTHING is better when you are winning, and they will want to continue to do so.
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