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Forum: Toronto Raptors 06-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,194
Posted By solartear
It is not a question of "is he any good" or "can...

It is not a question of "is he any good" or "can he offer anything". The problem is how he affects the other guys on the team.

If he does an ok job at making shots in some games, and then it causes...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 04-17-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By solartear
Why no game 1 thread?

Less than 20 hours until tipoff for first game of the playoffs and there is no game thread. Why?

Did I miss the thread, or are people just too busy to focus on this game?
Forum: Toronto Raptors 04-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,534
Posted By solartear
Tor 5. Wizards have been just as bad as Raptors...

Tor 5.

Wizards have been just as bad as Raptors for the latter part of the season. All but one be close games, but Toronto wins from more daggers and finally putting effort into their defence. Will...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 04-16-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,534
Posted By solartear
Coach Casey up now.

Coach Casey up now.
Forum: Toronto Raptors 04-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,534
Posted By solartear
LIVE: Raptors GM Ujiri, players to address media...

LIVE: Raptors GM Ujiri, players to address media - Sportsnet.ca (http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/live-raptors-gm-ujiri-players-to-address-media/)

Sportnet link works great for me. The NBA...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 04-10-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,022
Posted By solartear
Initially preferred 4th, but 3rd is better from a...

Initially preferred 4th, but 3rd is better from a development perspective since they will not win it all this year anyway.

Go for easiest first round to establish some good winning and confidence in...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
Raptors swept the Wiz this season, and always...

Raptors swept the Wiz this season, and always match up well. Whereas Raptors lost to Bucks this season, and lost series to Kidd's team last post-season.

No second round home court, so the only...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-26-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,954
Posted By solartear
Love your stats work, but the Detroit Overall...

Love your stats work, but the Detroit Overall looks off. Not sure if it trickled down into the other stats too.
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-25-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
Playoff berth (not division) secured! :yeah: in...

Playoff berth (not division) secured! :yeah: in the worst way :dead:

Raptors, Celtics and Hornets lose -> playoff berth

Still need another Raptor win or Celtic loss to clinch division. Should win...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-25-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
1 There is a Celtics-Hornets game remaining, the...

1

There is a Celtics-Hornets game remaining, the current 8 and '9' seeds, and both have 39 losses. So at least one is max 42 wins and Raptors currently have 42 wins.

Tonight features all 3 relevant...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-24-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 5,158
Posted By solartear
Really nice game to win. If Raptors win it,...

Really nice game to win. If Raptors win it, then:

Hornets loss tomorrow clinches Raptors playoff berth.
Celtics loss tomorrow clinches Raptors division title and playoff berth.
Raptors win tomorrow...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-24-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 5,158
Posted By solartear
Because they are looking at the second round and...

Because they are looking at the second round and much prefer to face the Hawks who the Raptors beat 3 of 4 times, rather than the Cavaliers who beat the Raptors 3 of 4 times. The only real scary team...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
Raptors (42-28) get 9 wins, finish 51-31. Wizards...

Raptors (42-28) get 9 wins, finish 51-31.
Wizards (40-30) win all 12, finish 52-30.
Bulls (42-29) win all 11, finish 53-29.
Cavs (46-26) win 8, finish 54-28.

Thus teams 2,3,5 have better record....
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
2 Magic number for playoffs is down to 2 after...

2

Magic number for playoffs is down to 2 after tonight's Raptor (42-28) win and Celtic (30-39) loss. Could be wrapped up Tuesday, but I expect Wednesday.

Home court magic number at 10....
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-19-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
If there was no bottom (min 4 seed) then a...

If there was no bottom (min 4 seed) then a divisional winner could play a 3 or even 1 in the first round, which is even lower odds of homecourt and winning. It used to be 3 seed min, which meant...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-18-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
5 Magic number down to 5 after Raptor win and...

5

Magic number down to 5 after Raptor win and Celtic loss. Could be in playoffs by Sunday (March 22), though likely be a week from now.

With such an easy schedule remaining, they better get...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-14-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,389
Posted By solartear
How do you calculate the magic number at "2"...

How do you calculate the magic number at "2" now?

There are 17 games remaining with a 10.5 games lead over Boston for the division. Miami is 10 games back at 9th position in conference.
Forum: Toronto Raptors 03-04-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,176
Posted By solartear
Raptors seem to stick him down there when the...

Raptors seem to stick him down there when the team has a long stretch of road games so the coaches and player have no time/facilities to practice with him. I guess they are hoping he can get a...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 01-12-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By solartear
Curry closes gap on James for All-Star Game votes...

Curry closes gap on James for All-Star Game votes lead | NBA.com (http://www.nba.com/2015/news/01/08/2015-third-all-star-game-voting-returns/index.html?ls=iref:nba:specialst3a)

> In the *final*...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 12-31-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,473
Posted By solartear
Might Bruno come back to Toronto on...

Might Bruno come back to Toronto on Sunday?

Raptors finish up their long road trip on Sunday, then have 3 days off to start 2 weeks of all home games.

The Ants play this Saturday, then Tuesday, so...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 12-19-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,032
Posted By solartear
IMHO, the biggest factor is lack of a superstar...

IMHO, the biggest factor is lack of a superstar to cause a shift in the defence, particularly double teams. This leaves less openings for passing to get easy shots. This is particularly true with the...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 12-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 3,360
Posted By solartear
Sure, they played last night in overtime, but the...

Sure, they played last night in overtime, but the only player over 34 minutes was Lowry with 39. They have no excuse for weak performance, and should put out a strong start thanks to their...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 12-05-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 6,923
Posted By solartear
Ross needs the practice before the playoffs come...

Ross needs the practice before the playoffs come around. JJ will guard him most of the time when both (JJ & LJ) are on the court, but much less overlap than Ross & LJ, provided fouls are not a...
Forum: Toronto Raptors 12-03-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 4,814
Posted By solartear
Raptors at Kings - December 2, 2014 - Game...

Raptors at Kings - December 2, 2014 - Game Preview, Play by Play, Scores and Recap on NBA.com (http://www.nba.com/games/20141202/TORSAC/gameinfo.html)



That Grievis, always the comedian.
Forum: Toronto Raptors 11-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,625
Posted By solartear
If Raptors stay over .500 while DD is out, it...

If Raptors stay over .500 while DD is out, it should greatly improve Lowry's MVP consideration :dancing:
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