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    Are the Raptors mentally tough enough for the playoffs

    I am starting to feel bad for Raptor fans. They have been a regular season team for the past few years. They regressed position wise this season and with the additions of Ibaka and fillers I thought they were going to do some damage this offseason.

    Then i remembered they just know how to choke and play down to the opposition. My question is simple:

    Do you feel the Bucks are truly a matchup nightmare for the Raptors or are the Raptors simply not mentally tough enough for the playoffs?

    If you feel its the latter is it even worth resigning Kyle "I never show up in the first round of the postseason" Lowry in the offseason?
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    Lin has spectacular alley oops, gets tons of steals, game winners and clutch play are unmatched by Rubio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latinofire21 View Post
    I am starting to feel bad for Raptor fans. They have been a regular season team for the past few years. They regressed position wise this season and with the additions of Ibaka and fillers I thought they were going to do some damage this offseason.

    Then i remembered they just know how to choke and play down to the opposition. My question is simple:

    Do you feel the Bucks are truly a matchup nightmare for the Raptors or are the Raptors simply not mentally tough enough for the playoffs?

    If you feel its the latter is it even worth resigning Kyle "I never show up in the first round of the postseason" Lowry in the offseason?

    Nothing to worry about... The league is just trying to promote their product, Giannis. Bucks winning a couple of games is just to show case Giannis to the casual basketball fan. Raps will win the series.







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    As a rookie Micheal Beasley averaged 13.9pts per game on .472 shooting. Do you know how many times Kobe Bryant or Tracy Mcgrady shot at that percent or better? Never in there whole careers. If Beas can be what he was when he was a rookie (he won't hell be better) then the heat are coming away with another steal.

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    I have no idea what happens to Kyle Lowry in the playoffs, but he's a completely different player. He's much more passive, almost scared to play and make a mistake. It's not fatigue or injury either because he was out for a long period of time and then came back at the end of the season and played well.

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    The Raptors will win this series.
    “It’s about winning,” Stoudemire said. “You win, you’re going to get on national TV. Simple. In Phoenix, we won — Western Conference finals three, four years, playoffs every year. We won. If you don’t win, nobody really wants to see you.”

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    Still got a lot more games to play but I wonder if Chronz will come to my side about Lowry.

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    I'm a Raptors fan, but I've been critical of them. They had a tough time last year getting to the conference finals, at least tougher than they should have. But they played well against the Cavs.

    They've proven they got it, and they have experience, but at the end of the day, even though they play well, they really aren't that talented a squad. I mean... there are teams in the league that have 2 or 3 guys who are in the top five in their position, and I would't argue that the Raptors even have one such player, depending on who you count as a PG or SG in this league (the lines are so blurred).

    So... kudos for them playing well on the regular season, and best of luck to them in the playoffs. But I don't expect much in this round, or any round.
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    They got just about the worst possible matchup they could have pulled in round 1.

    PROCESSING

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    They play an ugly style that will probably go to game 6 or 7.

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    Lowry is a choker. How can players like him be all-stars and players like Damian Lillard get snubbed.

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    Its one game. Lowry looks fragile and tentative. Will take him a few games to get back in game shape. Derozan looked fine. If the Raps can get better interior D and hit some more 3s they will be fine. Raps missed a ton of free throws as well. All this said the Bucks are a decent team. Could surprise all of us.

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    it was game 1. Id worry if they lose game 2. Which i doubt will happen.

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    Because their offense is drive and/or kick with either Lowry or DeRozan, both who rely on regular season foul calls that aren't so frequently whistled


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    They are lucky Jabari Parker is injured. Still a series they should win though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latinofire21 View Post
    I am starting to feel bad for Raptor fans. They have been a regular season team for the past few years. They regressed position wise this season and with the additions of Ibaka and fillers I thought they were going to do some damage this offseason.

    Then i remembered they just know how to choke and play down to the opposition. My question is simple:

    Do you feel the Bucks are truly a matchup nightmare for the Raptors or are the Raptors simply not mentally tough enough for the playoffs?

    If you feel its the latter is it even worth resigning Kyle "I never show up in the first round of the postseason" Lowry in the offseason?
    They've been a contender for the last few years, if you have been paying attention.

    I'm not worried. They lost one game in a 7 game series. They also lost the first game of the series twice last seasons playoffs and came back to win the series and advance, and that was a lesser team than this one. They will reach the finals.


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    Edited the thread title to reflect what's being asked

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