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kdspurman
04-13-2017, 04:17 PM
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All games in EST

Game 1 -- Satuday, April 15 Milwaukee at Toronto, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 2 -- Tuesday, April 18 Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Game 3 -- Thursday, April 20 Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m., NBA TV

Game 4 -- Saturday, April 22 Toronto at Milwaukee, 3 p.m., TNT

Game 5 -- Monday, April 24 Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m., NBA TV

Game 6 -- Thursday, April 27 Toronto at Milwaukee, TBD

Game 7 -- Saturday, April 29 Milwaukee at Toronto, TBD, TNT

* If Necessary



Projected Starting Lineups:
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C: Thon Maker
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
SF: Tony Snell
SG: Khris Middleton
PG: Matthew Dellavedoa



Projected Starting Lineups:

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C: Jonas Valanciunas
PF: Serge Ibaka
SF: Demarre Carroll
SG: DeMar Derozan
PG: Kyle Lowry




BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee

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Air Canada Centre, Toronto

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Heediot
04-13-2017, 04:55 PM
If Casey is smart he'll pound it inside with Jonas. The Bucks weakness on D is covering size and or skill inside.

Vee-Rex
04-13-2017, 05:02 PM
Lowry is fully healthy with strong performances since his return and fresh energy. He's pretty much on a contract year since he's gonna opt out. No more excuses.

DeRozan has been tearing it up all year and looks to have turned a corner. No more excuses.

Their talent level is high and when you compare the Raptors with every other East team, they should be the clear #2 team. If Lowry and DeRozan (not just one or the other) can both at least MATCH their regular season production, Raps are easily ECF bound and probably pushing the Cavs to 7 games.

Bucks can be a dangerous playoff team though. We will have answers soon.

Heediot
04-13-2017, 05:09 PM
Lowry is fully healthy with strong performances since his return and fresh energy. He's pretty much on a contract year since he's gonna opt out. No more excuses.

DeRozan has been tearing it up all year and looks to have turned a corner. No more excuses.

Their talent level is high and when you compare the Raptors with every other East team, they should be the clear #2 team. If Lowry and DeRozan (not just one or the other) can both at least MATCH their regular season production, Raps are easily ECF bound and probably pushing the Cavs to 7 games.

Bucks can be a dangerous playoff team though. We will have answers soon.

I think they would ace the Cavs if they adavnce so I don't think ecf is in their cards.

Vee-Rex
04-13-2017, 05:15 PM
I think they would ace the Cavs if they adavnce so I don't think ecf is in their cards.

Haha wow, I completely had a blonde moment.

I think they push the Cavs to 7 games in the semi-finals if Lowry + Derozan can play like their regular season versions. Maybe that Raps team wins in 5 or 6 if they faced the Cavs team that limped into the playoffs - but I'm expecting a different Cavs team.

Quinnsanity
04-13-2017, 06:11 PM
PJ Tucker vs. Giannis reminds me so much of KD vs. Tony Allen a few years ago, where Allen was so physical it just totally threw KD off his game. Tucker is such a dirty, physical defender that he's going to bother the **** out of Giannis.

TylerSL
04-13-2017, 09:35 PM
Raptors in 7 because Giannis is great

aman_13
04-13-2017, 11:40 PM
Middleton will be a handful as well. I'm hopeful it's a 6 games series at max but you just never know with the Raptors.

JasonJohnHorn
04-13-2017, 11:50 PM
Raps have been playing well headed into the post season, but I don't see a sweep happening here. I expect the Bucks to pull out a couple, but not to be in a position to really challenge them in the series.

Raps18-19 Champ
04-14-2017, 12:04 AM
Giannis and Middleton will be a nightmare for Demar.

Lowry, JV and Ibaka need a step up offensively to make up for it.

aman_13
04-14-2017, 09:28 AM
Giannis and Middleton will be a nightmare for Demar.

Lowry, JV and Ibaka need a step up offensively to make up for it.

Yeah I can see DeMar having tough shooting nights. He likes to shoot over defenders and is really good at it because of his height but he won't have that advantage over Giannis and Middleton.

heat3X
04-14-2017, 04:23 PM
I think if there is a team other than the Cavs that win the east its going to be the raptors. Love the Ibaka move. Really interested to see how they do in the playoffs.

Think they win this series in 6, move on, and the Bucks get great playoff experience for their future. Hate that Jabari got hurt though. Wish they could have gotten healthy all at the same time this year.

mike_noodles
04-14-2017, 05:39 PM
Raps in 6.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 03:41 AM
Raptors are still my Finals pick and I will be here to quote this post when it happens.

Raptors take every game against the Bucks as they begin a tear through the playoffs we haven't seen since Shaq was a Laker.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 05:07 PM
I fcking love giannis.. i hope this is the series that takes him to the next level. He's probably the best player in this series, right?

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:44 PM
Bucks starting 2 rooks

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:45 PM
I fcking love giannis.. i hope this is the series that takes him to the next level. He's probably the best player in this series, right?


Without a doubt and he's only 22, crazy!

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 05:46 PM
Bucks starting 2 rooks

brogdon doesn't play like a rookie though. Dude reminds me of Conley. People don't realize Brogdon is 24 years old.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:46 PM
Omg Giannis only 32% outside of 10 feet? He's got to dedicate his whole summer to shooting.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:47 PM
brogdon doesn't play like a rookie though. Dude reminds me of Conley. People don't realize Brogdon is 24 years old.

Yea that's pretty crazy too. 2 years older than Giannis. He will be a hell of a player, unsure how high his cieling is due to age.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 05:49 PM
Omg Giannis only 32% outside of 10 feet? He's got to dedicate his whole summer to shooting.

yup. if this guy even lebron shooting capabilities, he would be on another level. Sadly, I think he's so good at every other part of the game that he relies on those instead.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:49 PM
If the Bucks had Parker they would win the series but I think the Raps take it in 6

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 05:51 PM
If the Bucks had Parker they would win the series but I think the Raps take it in 6

if bucks had Parker, I think they are the 2nd best team in the East. KM, parker, Brogdon, Monroe, Giannis.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:51 PM
yup. if this guy even lebron shooting capabilities, he would be on another level. Sadly, I think he's so good at every other part of the game that he relies on those instead.

Yea but he needs to be able to take any shot in any situation. LeBron could still step out and shoot the 3 when needed. I mean it is damn near impossible to stop Giannis as it is but add a nice mid range/post fadeaway game and there would be no way to guard him.

tredigs
04-15-2017, 05:51 PM
This should be a matchup that JV dominates, but so far they're not looking for him on Thon.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:54 PM
if bucks had Parker, I think they are the 2nd best team in the East. KM, parker, Brogdon, Monroe, Giannis.

I think so too. Middleton has been playing well since he returned for the most part which is a plus for them.

On a side note, the Raptors should look in to trading for Melo this summer using Carroll and some picks or something, maybe one of their young guys. Melo as a 3rd option could be pretty efficient.

Lowry-Derozan-Melo-Ibaka-Val

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:54 PM
This should be a matchup that JV dominates, but so far they're not looking for him on Thon.

JV is a monster they just don't use him for some reason.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 05:56 PM
Hell these East contenders need one if Wade, Melo, or CP3. Someone who isn't scared of LeBron and can damn near go toe-to-toe with him on any given night because of that. I think it's underrated what that could mentally do to LeBron too.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Hell these East contenders need one if Wade, Melo, or CP3. Someone who isn't scared of LeBron and can damn near go toe-to-toe with him on any given night because of that. I think it's underrated what that could mentally do to LeBron too.

LMFAO, what? Melo doesn't do crap to LeBron. I'll give you the Wade one just because I think Wade knows how to plan against Lebron but i haven't seen enough of CP3 vs LeBron to attribute anything to that. Melo is definitely not a good choice vs LeBron. every time they play against each other, melo seems like a LeBron fan rather than an NBA player.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 06:03 PM
LMFAO, what? Melo doesn't do crap to LeBron. I'll give you the Wade one just because I think Wade knows how to plan against Lebron but i haven't seen enough of CP3 vs LeBron to attribute anything to that. Melo is definitely not a good choice vs LeBron. every time they play against each other, melo seems like a LeBron fan rather than an NBA player.

Yea you're right on Melo. I feel Wade and CP3 almost always play great against him though. Melo may be that way because he's surrounded by garbage. I'd like to see what being on a good team could do for him.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 06:11 PM
Wow idk. The Bucks look good.

Raps18-19 Champ
04-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Giannis having his way inside.

Raps18-19 Champ
04-15-2017, 06:31 PM
Man if Demar made that.

aman_13
04-15-2017, 06:46 PM
Omg Giannis only 32% outside of 10 feet? He's got to dedicate his whole summer to shooting.

It's no wonder he only takes it to the rim. I liked how the Raps slowed him down when Tucker was in but boy is he a handful.

aman_13
04-15-2017, 06:47 PM
This should be a matchup that JV dominates, but so far they're not looking for him on Thon.

Yeah I didn't get that either. JV should dominate inside

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 06:57 PM
Giannis getting zero help...

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 06:59 PM
i hate ibaka so im happy he's hurt!

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:08 PM
Leeeet's goooooooooooooo Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaptors!!!!!


THEY THE NORTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

europagnpilgrim
04-15-2017, 07:09 PM
Bucks will face the Rockets in the Finals

talk about a super bold prediction, most I would bet on this is a steak dinner, I wouldn't put any $ bills on the line

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:10 PM
wow. I used to drive up to toronto every few months. Never saw a Raptors fan at all. Crazy how huge basketball has gotten there lately.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:12 PM
Bucks will face the Rockets in the Finals

talk about a super bold prediction, most I would bet on this is a steak dinner, I wouldn't put any $ bills on the line

I would bet you a steak dinner in a heartbeat that the Finals will be the Warriors vs the Raptors and it will go to 7, if we were close enough to each other to come through either way it ends up.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:14 PM
i hate ibaka so im happy he's hurt!

That's messed up dude, why do you hate Ibaka?

:confused:

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:14 PM
That's messed up dude, why do you hate Ibaka?

:confused:

cause we lost harden for him and he's been a total scrub since we made that move!

TRIUMPHATOR
04-15-2017, 07:16 PM
wow. I used to drive up to toronto every few months. Never saw a Raptors fan at all. Crazy how huge basketball has gotten there lately.

LOL...you obviously haven't been here since before the VC Era, because it's been big since then. It's only because the team sucked for so long. But this team has nationwide appeal right now which is fun. And the fan base is a feisty good natured one for the most part.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:20 PM
LOL...you obviously haven't been here since before the VC Era, because it's been big since then. It's only because the team sucked for so long. But this team has nationwide appeal right now which is fun. And the fan base is a feisty good natured one for the most part.

I never said there weren't any but I personally haven't seen many. It was about three years ago and I haven't been there since. It's changed a lot. My uncle owned a home there and the prices have skyrocketed in richmond hill.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:20 PM
Clutch 3 by Delly, but look for DeRozan to put this team on his back and finish strong.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:22 PM
Clutch 3 by Delly, but look for DeRozan to put this team on his back and finish strong.

Not if he keeps taking threes. What is he thinking?

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:24 PM
Brogdon will be a fcking stud.. wish we had this guy.

Heediot
04-15-2017, 07:27 PM
Bucks have a nice future. They just need health and time. Cp3 would be a nice addition, too bad he prolly wouldn't consider them.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:31 PM
Bucks have a nice future. They just need health and time. Cp3 would be a nice addition, too bad he prolly wouldn't consider them.
Edit: sorry, thought you meant the Raptors.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:34 PM
Phantom foul on Lowry :facepalm:

Heediot
04-15-2017, 07:37 PM
Lowry's been trash. He is still dissapointing in the playoffs. at least DD looked like he improved a bit from the past.

Raptors lack floor spacers, so they are easy to defend right now. Lowry can't get past his man.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:43 PM
Goaltending? GTFOH

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:49 PM
Lowry chokes it up every playoff.. this guy has the worst playoff dropoff I've ever seen from a "star." I'll give him a slight pass because he was injured and is still coming back but he's notoriously awful in the playoffs.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:49 PM
Lowry playoff averages: 15/4/5 on under 40% shooting. Turrible.

tredigs
04-15-2017, 07:49 PM
Playoff Lowry misses a layup. Shocker. This one's a wrap. GG Bucks. Giannis definitely the best player on the floor.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 07:52 PM
i thought raptors in 7. Might be bucks in five.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:54 PM
Lowry definitely had an awful game, but lol @ Bucks in 5.

aman_13
04-15-2017, 07:55 PM
Lowry chokes it up every playoff.. this guy has the worst playoff dropoff I've ever seen from a "star." I'll give him a slight pass because he was injured and is still coming back but he's notoriously awful in the playoffs.

Nah no excuses. They are not losing because of him but he has to be better than this.

I would be shocked if the Raptors lose this series but it's incredible how flat they can get when the other team adjusts defensively. Pathetic performance.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 07:57 PM
Stupid technical on Giannis, he's having a heck of a game but I expect the Raptors to win in 5. It's one game, lol @ overreactions.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 07:57 PM
I meant to say Bucks in 6 earlier lol.

Lowry and Derozan completely choke in the playoffs. I've never seen anything like it.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 08:01 PM
lol @ people changing picks after one game in a 7 game series.

:laugh2:

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 08:04 PM
lol @ people changing picks after one game in a 7 game series.

:laugh2:

It just hit me that Lowry/DeRozan are huge underachievers in the playoffs. And Giannis is still the best player in this series. I was kidding. I still think Toronto wins in 7.

WaDe03
04-15-2017, 08:05 PM
lol @ people changing picks after one game in a 7 game series.

:laugh2:

I don't have a dog in this fight but why do you have such ridiculous confidence in the Raptors?

aman_13
04-15-2017, 08:07 PM
I really want to see this team with another coach.

aman_13
04-15-2017, 08:07 PM
I don't have a dog in this fight but why do you have such ridiculous confidence in the Raptors?


He's trolling. Raptors are second round and out.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 08:10 PM
I don't have a dog in this fight but why do you have such ridiculous confidence in the Raptors?
Lowry and DeRozan have gotten better by the season and when everyone shows up not many teams can hang with them offensively. Valanciunas is healthy, and the addition of Ibaka is HUGE and adds an outside threat.

lol, please
04-15-2017, 08:11 PM
He's trolling. Raptors are second round and out.

Not one post I've made in here about them or them in general has been in jest. The raptors will reach the finals or I am prepared to eat major crow.

zn23
04-15-2017, 08:11 PM
Kyle Lowry continues his playoff struggles. He was a total disaster. Also, Thon Maker might be a huge factor in this series.

europagnpilgrim
04-15-2017, 08:16 PM
wow. I used to drive up to toronto every few months. Never saw a Raptors fan at all. Crazy how huge basketball has gotten there lately.

There is your definition of what true band-wagon fans are made of

europagnpilgrim
04-15-2017, 08:19 PM
I would bet you a steak dinner in a heartbeat that the Finals will be the Warriors vs the Raptors and it will go to 7, if we were close enough to each other to come through either way it ends up.

we would probably both make it out even since I would bet you a steak dinner that Warriors vs Raptors wouldn't happen, but it would be cool just to see either of our Finals prediction, I don't mind seeing Warriors or Cavs make it I just want a new team to play one of those teams and not the same Finals 3 yrs in a row

Heediot
04-15-2017, 08:19 PM
There is your definition of what true band-wagon fans are made of

That time square thing they do is chock full of high schoolers and kids that just hit puberty. Toronto is a big sports city with loyal fans though.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 08:25 PM
That time square thing they do is chock full of high schoolers and kids that just hit puberty. Toronto is a big sports city with loyal fans though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR3NhE8fBs8

You can't possibly tell me that there hasn't been a huge boom in basketball fans from toronto.. Drake probably had a lot to do with that too

Heediot
04-15-2017, 08:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR3NhE8fBs8

You can't possibly tell me that there hasn't been a huge boom in basketball fans from toronto.. Drake probably had a lot to do with that too

I'm not denying there isn't a boom. It's just that time square thing/jurassic park is cheesy as **** and played out to me. It does give the youth a chance to get closer to the action, but I'm tired of seeing it on the tsn broadcast lol.

Scoots
04-15-2017, 08:36 PM
Brogdon will be a fcking stud.. wish we had this guy.

My choice for ROY.

Vee-Rex
04-15-2017, 08:55 PM
I don't have a dog in this fight but why do you have such ridiculous confidence in the Raptors?

His entire existence is anti-LeBron. I think he once admitted that he hates LeBron more than he loves the Lakers and Dubs.

Each year he selects an East team or two and ride them while declaring they will smash Lebron. 2 years ago it was Bulls and Hawks. Last year was Raptors. This year it's the Raptors.

ewing
04-15-2017, 09:25 PM
The Raps seem dependent on two streaky one on one players. I expect them to rebound. we'll see.

FlashBolt
04-15-2017, 09:39 PM
His entire existence is anti-LeBron. I think he once admitted that he hates LeBron more than he loves the Lakers and Dubs.

Each year he selects an East team or two and ride them while declaring they will smash Lebron. 2 years ago it was Bulls and Hawks. Last year was Raptors. This year it's the Raptors.

I remember the one with Hawks.. that one was hilarious.

ewing
04-15-2017, 11:07 PM
His entire existence is anti-LeBron. I think he once admitted that he hates LeBron more than he loves the Lakers and Dubs.

Each year he selects an East team or two and ride them while declaring they will smash Lebron. 2 years ago it was Bulls and Hawks. Last year was Raptors. This year it's the Raptors.

I always root against you guys i don't always pick against you guys. This year i am picking the Wiz

zn23
04-16-2017, 12:20 AM
If Kyle Lowry is going to continue to play like a bum in the playoffs, then the Raps will lose in the first round.

smith&wesson
04-16-2017, 01:13 AM
Nah no excuses. They are not losing because of him but he has to be better than this.

I would be shocked if the Raptors lose this series but it's incredible how flat they can get when the other team adjusts defensively. Pathetic performance.

I've said all along the raptors go as far as Lowry takes them. NBA is a star driven league. If your best player doesn't perform well there is a high chance you lose that game..

ewing
04-16-2017, 01:18 AM
I've said all along the raptors go as far as Lowry takes them. NBA is a star driven league. If your best player doesn't perform well there is a high chance you lose that game..

no doubt. people are like if he sucks they are going to lose. yep

KnicksorBust
04-17-2017, 12:37 PM
Raps are the shakiest of the favorites. Wish Jabari was healthy. Lowry was looking amazing early in the year

Tg11
04-17-2017, 01:43 PM
Raptors how do they lose to a team like Milwaukee? I mean seriously? This is a series that the Raptors should win easily but yet they lose Game 1 to the Bucks but if the Bucks go up 2-0 then the Raptors have no chance but Game 2 I don't see the Raptors winning

Vee-Rex
04-18-2017, 04:58 PM
Raptors how do they lose to a team like Milwaukee? I mean seriously? This is a series that the Raptors should win easily but yet they lose Game 1 to the Bucks but if the Bucks go up 2-0 then the Raptors have no chance but Game 2 I don't see the Raptors winning

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9fhgBhUMAE_FtB.jpg

Regular Season /= Playoffs.

With that said - I'm rooting for Lowry to overcome this. I like him as a player and don't want to see him playing this badly.

lol, please
04-18-2017, 08:03 PM
Anyone else who doesn't get NBA TV pissed this game isn't on a more accessible channel?

:confused:

Pittz
04-18-2017, 08:43 PM
Anyone else who doesn't get NBA TV pissed this game isn't on a more accessible channel?

:confused:

Yes, this is ********. I would not have bet on the game if I realized I wouldn't be able to ****ing watch it.

bomber0104
04-18-2017, 08:50 PM
Yes, this is ********. I would not have bet on the game if I realized I wouldn't be able to ****ing watch it.

what kind of gambler doesn't know how to utilize online streams?

Pittz
04-18-2017, 08:53 PM
what kind of gambler doesn't know how to utilize online streams?

The kind who also bet on a variety of other games I can watch.

The kind who has a problem.

But seriously, wtf, NBA TV only?

bomber0104
04-18-2017, 09:28 PM
The kind who also bet on a variety of other games I can watch.

The kind who has a problem.

But seriously, wtf, NBA TV only?

im right there with u.. but i watch everything online. Hell i can find soccer streams for 2nd division columbian league games

zn23
04-18-2017, 10:05 PM
If Kyle Lowry continues to play this (His regular season level) It's a wrap, enjoy the offseason Milwaukee...

Toxeryll
04-18-2017, 10:12 PM
If Kyle Lowry continues to play this (His regular season level) It's a wrap, enjoy the offseason Milwaukee...

I thought he was still tentative but he played better no doubt.

DanG
04-20-2017, 08:28 PM
Kyle Lowry is so overrated. Give someone like CP3 a deep team like this in the East and you're a legitimate threat to Cavs. With Lowry they have problems getting past the Bucks.

zn23
04-20-2017, 09:13 PM
The Raps have 25 points 2 minutes to halftime... This might be the worst performance I've ever seen by a team in one half...

bucketss
04-20-2017, 09:23 PM
raps lose this series might be a blessing in disguise cause i don't want to pay 31 year old lowry a max, but in his defense hes been injured and just came back and his conditioning isn't there.

Heediot
04-20-2017, 09:29 PM
The Raps have 25 points 2 minutes to halftime... This might be the worst performance I've ever seen by a team in one half...

If they weren't in the early bonus in the 2nd, they'd probably be lucky to hit 20.

tredigs
04-20-2017, 10:14 PM
The Eastern Conference ladies and gentlemen.

tredigs
04-20-2017, 10:23 PM
Giannis flailing all over the place crashing to the ground right now. They are up 30 with 6 to go in the game. Wtf am I missing here?

WaDe03
04-20-2017, 10:26 PM
Giannis flailing all over the place crashing to the ground right now. They are up 30 with 6 to go in the game. Wtf am I missing here?

Can't take the heart out of a player regardless of the situation. Those things have been drilled in to his head.

FlashBolt
04-20-2017, 10:28 PM
Lowry/DeRozan. I don't want these two anywhere near my team. I wouldn't even take DeRozan if he wanted to come here.. How do you suck THAT bad in the playoffs? Christ's sake, Mario Chalmers would play better than Lowry at this point.

Vee-Rex
04-20-2017, 10:37 PM
DeRozan is 0/8 from the field?

But he's 8/8 from the free throw line. That's where he earns his money. Smh.

Vee-Rex
04-20-2017, 10:52 PM
https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/855226630007947264

goingfor28
04-20-2017, 11:34 PM
They played the Barney theme song during Raptors intros :laugh2: then Lowry and DD did exactly what they do every year in the playoffs...Nothing.

Pure gold. Love it

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JAZZNC
04-21-2017, 06:27 AM
Wow, just when you think Lowry and Derozan couldn't get ant worse they go and do something like this....

MILLERHIGHLIFE
04-21-2017, 08:18 AM
I'm moving today. So I wont even know the outcome of this series. Go Bucks!

MILLERHIGHLIFE
04-21-2017, 08:22 AM
Good to see our bench players waking up. Delly, Beasley, Vaughn rained some 3's!

TheDish87
04-21-2017, 01:40 PM
credit to the Bucks for never taking their foot off the peddle. Dudes were still draining 3s in the final mins up 25-30. Raps should be embarrassed with their performance thus far in the series.

aman_13
04-21-2017, 01:47 PM
Smh.

FlashBolt
04-22-2017, 12:18 PM
Giannis goes over DeRozan's statline and pretty much sums it up.. 8 points, all from FT's. What a "star" he is! I feel bad for Toronto fans! Probably the worst leaders you can have on your team.

zn23
04-22-2017, 12:48 PM
Part of me hopes the raps lose and then get blown out at home in 5. I want the crowd to be very vocal about the Dwane Casey- Lowry- Derozan combo. I don't think you can win with them. Casey should definitely be on the hot seat if they get bounced in the first round.

lol, please
04-22-2017, 03:07 PM
Raptors will win today and win out the series to move on.

I love how even Raptors fans are already bailing on their team. Pathetic.

FOXHOUND
04-22-2017, 05:12 PM
Raptors will win today and win out the series to move on.

I love how even Raptors fans are already bailing on their team. Pathetic.

Prediction not looking bad, so far. DeRozan is pretty good at basketball lol.

They can't help their defeatist attitude. It's that French influence in them... :D

zn23
04-22-2017, 05:30 PM
Derozan and Lowry came up big tonight.

GodsSon
04-22-2017, 05:38 PM
Raps just punched their ticket to the 2nd round.

Pfeifer
04-22-2017, 06:25 PM
The whole feeling of the series changed half way through the 3rd q.

smith&wesson
04-22-2017, 09:11 PM
Raptors will win today and win out the series to move on.

I love how even Raptors fans are already bailing on their team. Pathetic.

Lol were not bailing.. i think we just expected to walk through the Bucks and they have looked strong. Our fan base really measures the team up vs the Cavs .. so it's kinda disappointing to see them struggle vs the Bucks.

FlashBolt
04-22-2017, 09:30 PM
Wow, DeRozan showed up. Shocker

smith&wesson
04-23-2017, 02:11 AM
Part of me hopes the raps lose and then get blown out at home in 5. I want the crowd to be very vocal about the Dwane Casey- Lowry- Derozan combo. I don't think you can win with them. Casey should definitely be on the hot seat if they get bounced in the first round.

Wow what a huge over reaction.. raptors just came off their best season in franchise history and we're the only team to beat the Champions twice in the post season.

The raptors can get to the next round and face the cavs where the true test awaits, but this franchise has finally been pretty good the last couple seasons and there's no need to be a Debbie Downer at this point.

Tg11
04-23-2017, 02:08 PM
Raptors have no chance it is as simple as that...Game 5 back at the ACC I see the Raptors choking at home

lol, please
04-23-2017, 03:24 PM
Wow what a huge over reaction.. raptors just came off their best season in franchise history and we're the only team to beat the Champions twice in the post season.

The raptors can get to the next round and face the cavs where the true test awaits, but this franchise has finally been pretty good the last couple seasons and there's no need to be a Debbie Downer at this point.

Well said.

Tg11
04-23-2017, 03:30 PM
Raptors should have Barney's theme played as their theme song HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAA dying of laughter

KnicksorBust
04-24-2017, 11:52 AM
Predicted Raps in 6. I still like it.

TheDish87
04-24-2017, 01:37 PM
Raptors have no chance it is as simple as that...Game 5 back at the ACC I see the Raptors choking at home

how do they have no chance?

Vee-Rex
04-24-2017, 03:30 PM
Welp, Milwaukee squandered their opportunity to take a commanding 3-1 lead (though we all know how unreliable those are amirite amirite). Missing Jabari hurts them in a number of ways.

But you gotta give credit to Toronto's defense. Was bored at work Saturday and watched the whole game. They played very well and putting Tucker on Giannis (while packing the paint) helped a ton. Starting Norman Powell was a bit of a game-changer. Though, Milwaukee didn't use their size advantage as much as I would have expected them to.

For the first time in the series I saw the spotlight on Giannis's flaws and I don't really see him overcoming them. He can't do **** in the half-court if the defense stays in front and protects the paint. He doesn't look to shoot because he can't. Regardless, even though he can't shoot, he would benefit strongly from a post game. Back down your man and spread that floor so that you can get easier one-on-one opportunities or wide open looks at the perimeter if doubled.

I picked Toronto in 6 - Lolwry needs to be consistent and Derozan has to have more games 4s instead of game 3s. If Milwaukee/Giannis can't adjust and find a way to gain more transition buckets then they're done.

lol, please
04-24-2017, 08:08 PM
I love how people think the Raptors can actually lose this series.

:laugh2:

Never thought I would meet a team more underrated than the pre-'ship Warriors. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Toronto Raptors.

Jamiecballer
04-24-2017, 08:09 PM
You are tough to listen to

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Scoots
04-24-2017, 09:00 PM
Norman Powell ... is outplaying Giannis?

NFLAccess
04-24-2017, 09:17 PM
Toronto will win this series

GodsSon
04-24-2017, 10:29 PM
A star is born...

lol, please
04-24-2017, 11:34 PM
Toronto will win this series

:cheers: been saying it all along.

Raptors are going for this deep run, and there isn't a darn thing LeBron, or anyone else in the east is going to do about it but roll over, and take it.

TheDish87
04-25-2017, 10:50 AM
lol you act like its some shock for the Raps to win a series they are favored in.

eDush
04-25-2017, 11:29 AM
lol you act like its some shock for the Raps to win a series they are favored in.Some people here had said the Raps were a joke and they were confident the Bucks would win that series. He might've assumed most everyone thought that but not me as I was like :crazy:.

The Raptors are scary in the playoffs unless they missed last year. I have little confidence that the Bucks can play at that high intensity level in the postseason when many never been before imo :(

TheDish87
04-25-2017, 11:48 AM
i dont recall many people picking the Bucks but Toronto is far from scary, they are lucky to be facing such an inexperienced team right now. The Wiz have a better shot to beat the Cavs than the Raps.

eDush
04-25-2017, 12:13 PM
i dont recall many people picking the Bucks but Toronto is far from scary, they are lucky to be facing such an inexperienced team right now. The Wiz have a better shot to beat the Cavs than the Raps.Not scary scary like my Dubs but I disagree as the Wiz are not as strong mentally as the Raps. If both teams are playing their best, Wiz should win the game but the intangibles goes to the Raps where they are able to stay in a firefight and not choke the final quarter away by making better in game adjustments like play calling and having the right players on the court which are part of on the game management credited by their able coaching staff which I consider important. I could be wrong but I do factor all of this that could make an impact during a series matchup instead of just picking a winner based on the result of the last game :laugh:

Pfeifer
04-25-2017, 12:17 PM
To me it feels like the Raps success will depend on their ability to defend the 3. Just my opinion.

TheDish87
04-25-2017, 01:26 PM
Not scary scary like my Dubs but I disagree as the Wiz are not as strong mentally as the Raps. If both teams are playing their best, Wiz should win the game but the intangibles goes to the Raps where they are able to stay in a firefight and not choke the final quarter away by making better in game adjustments like play calling and having the right players on the court which are part of on the game management credited by their able coaching staff which I consider important. I could be wrong but I do factor all of this that could make an impact during a series matchup instead of just picking a winner based on the result of the last game :laugh:

i have no idea what you just said.

lol, please
04-25-2017, 03:48 PM
i dont recall many people picking the Bucks but Toronto is far from scary, they are lucky to be facing such an inexperienced team right now. The Wiz have a better shot to beat the Cavs than the Raps.

Just ridiculous imo.

The only clear-cut better team than the Raptors is the Warriors, and hopefully when the Raptors make the finals this year they will earn your (overdue) respect.

Just lol @ expecting the Wizards or Cavaliers to go farther.

TheDish87
04-25-2017, 03:59 PM
lol ok dude. youre really full of ****. quite annoying just throwing some different **** at the wall and hoping it sticks. sig bet the raps dont make the finals?

lol, please
04-26-2017, 02:20 AM
lol ok dude. youre really full of ****. quite annoying just throwing some different **** at the wall and hoping it sticks. sig bet the raps dont make the finals?
If the Raptors make the finals will you wear a DeRozan sig?

smith&wesson
04-26-2017, 04:09 AM
i have no idea what you just said.

Raptors are deeper. Don't count them out ..

TheDish87
04-26-2017, 08:53 AM
Raptors are deeper. Don't count them out ..

sure but theyre not scary. like is aid theyre lucky to be facing an inexperienced team round 1.

TheDish87
04-26-2017, 08:56 AM
If the Raptors make the finals will you wear a DeRozan sig?

sure. ill come up with yours later.

lol, please
04-26-2017, 11:29 AM
sure but theyre not scary. like is aid theyre lucky to be facing an inexperienced team round 1.

"scary" is just your opinion of a team, it has no bearing on if the team is good or not. I don't consider the Warriors scary but I do consider them the best team by a very wide margin.

KnicksorBust
04-26-2017, 11:40 AM
As long as they are healthy the Raps are clearly better than the Bucks and a legit contender. I love their team. Feelin great about my Raps in 6 prediction.

TheDish87
04-26-2017, 12:15 PM
"scary" is just your opinion of a team, it has no bearing on if the team is good or not. I don't consider the Warriors scary but I do consider them the best team by a very wide margin.

ummm GSW is the very definition of a scary team. When KD can be your 6th leading scorer in a blowout playoff win, thats downright scary (and pathetic for KD).

eDush
04-26-2017, 01:14 PM
Raptors are deeper. Don't count them out ..

sure but theyre not scary. like is aid theyre lucky to be facing an inexperienced team round 1.Their intangibles are scary to me as they don't fall apart after a lose or being down double digits but continue to play hard. They are a very resolve team unlike say OKC for most of their players when down :(.

Not my fault you're not able to see that...
:shrug:

TheDish87
04-26-2017, 01:24 PM
i have an even less of an idea what you are trying to say this time.

eDush
04-26-2017, 01:40 PM
i have an even less of an idea what you are trying to say this time.That's cause you hate the Raps for some reason which prevents you from understanding since I doubt you're an idiot. When I hate a team say the CheatHawks, it prevents me from seeing things clearly or objectively since that's how they win by cheating along with the refs which I still maintain. See what I mean....:(

smith&wesson
04-26-2017, 01:42 PM
sure but theyre not scary. like is aid theyre lucky to be facing an inexperienced team round 1.

You do understand how seeding works right ? Luck doesn't have much to do with it. You play 82 games to put your team in better position.. lucky?

No team is "scary" in the nba accept for the GSW's so I don't really see your point. At all..

smith&wesson
04-26-2017, 01:46 PM
"scary" is just your opinion of a team, it has no bearing on if the team is good or not. I don't consider the Warriors scary but I do consider them the best team by a very wide margin.

So what's a scary team ? You need to have the boogie man? You've discredited yourself.

TheDish87
04-26-2017, 02:26 PM
You do understand how seeding works right ? Luck doesn't have much to do with it. You play 82 games to put your team in better position.. lucky?

No team is "scary" in the nba accept for the GSW's so I don't really see your point. At all..

the other weirdo called the raps scary. as we both know, theyre not. I actually came into the playoffs believing they could make in interesting vs the Cavs but im not so sure now. I didnt say anything about seeding, vet experienced teams just always have a big advantage in the playoffs against a newbie team like the Bucks and Giannis.

TheDish87
04-26-2017, 02:28 PM
That's cause you hate the Raps for some reason which prevents you from understanding since I doubt you're an idiot. When I hate a team say the CheatHawks, it prevents me from seeing things clearly or objectively since that's how they win by cheating along with the refs which I still maintain. See what I mean....:(

when did i say i hate the raps?

lol, please
04-26-2017, 03:48 PM
You do understand how seeding works right ? Luck doesn't have much to do with it. You play 82 games to put your team in better position.. lucky?

No team is "scary" in the nba accept for the GSW's so I don't really see your point. At all..

If the Warriors are scary then the Raptors definitely are. If Derozan and Lowry play well and Valanciunas and Ibaka are healthy, I don't think any team can beat them, any. I'm dead serious too.


So what's a scary team ? You need to have the boogie man? You've discredited yourself.

The Bad Boy Pistons come to mind.

To me scary isn't just offensive firepower, or depth, it's the physicality, and intimidation on the floor.

FlashBolt
04-26-2017, 08:40 PM
raptors couldn't even scare barney.. stop it. they lost Biyombo - who was the only reason they won two games. They will get swept by the Cavs.

Toxeryll
04-26-2017, 08:48 PM
^I know Raps are more like pretenders than contenders but come on, this current Raps team is better than last year. You would know that if youre following the team which I dont expect you to. I dont see them getting swept.

FlashBolt
04-26-2017, 09:17 PM
^I know Raps are more like pretenders than contenders but come on, this current Raps team is better than last year. You would know that if youre following the team which I dont expect you to. I dont see them getting swept.

I don't see how they got better. And Cavs ALSO got better as well. It might not seem like it but Cavs are deeper than last year. LeBron is also playing better. Love has fit into the system somewhat better. Raptors won two games last season purely because of Biyombo. WIth him gone, good luck relying on Ibaka. Trust me, Ibaka was a total bum for us when it mattered. If I had to say the next sweep, I would say Raptors get swept by Cavs.

Toxeryll
04-26-2017, 10:04 PM
Ibaka is a perfect fit for us believe it or not. We had Scola in the rotation last year, he even started some playoff games for us lol. Ibaka's shotblocking is probably on par with Biyombo's. Sure, he doesnt rebound the ball as well as Biyombo but his 3 point shooting was money for us during the season. We also did not have someone who can go one on one with Lebron. We basically relied on an injured Carroll last year but we have Tucker this year. Im confident he'll do better than what Carroll did last year.

Im sure you are in the minority as I dont believe Cavs got better this year. But theyre still better than anyone in the East.

lol, please
04-27-2017, 08:45 PM
Let's do this boyos!! Just got to the bar, checking in.

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lol, please
04-27-2017, 08:51 PM
But the Raptors don't know how to close out on the road doe...

Up by 20+. LMAO

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lol, please
04-27-2017, 09:00 PM
Epic comeback from the Celtics, but the future eastern conference champs are still up by 13.

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lol, please
04-27-2017, 09:13 PM
How do you let Terrry run around inside unchecked

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lol, please
04-27-2017, 09:14 PM
That was a clean block, and a good one

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lol, please
04-27-2017, 09:19 PM
Six mins. Be great Derozan, be great.

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GodsSon
04-27-2017, 09:23 PM
Refs trying hard at this point to close that spread...

lol, please
04-27-2017, 09:25 PM
Refs are just going to blow the whistle every time Giannis enters the paint. That's cool

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Crackadalic
04-27-2017, 09:31 PM
Wow what a damn game

Crackadalic
04-27-2017, 09:31 PM
34-7 scoring run.

lol, please
04-27-2017, 09:31 PM
Not sure if Casey wanted to teach his team a lesson or what but a timeout was long overdue.

Poor shot selection, shady refs, an inspiring performance by Giannis, and terrible defense, all lead to the Bucks mounting an epic comeback and taking the lead.

4 mins is a long time though. Raptors will close out strong.

FlashBolt
04-27-2017, 09:34 PM
wtf is reggie miller talking about? He said jason terry was playing incredible.. the guy has 5 points on 2-7 shooting...

GodsSon
04-27-2017, 09:35 PM
Boom!!!

GodsSon
04-27-2017, 09:40 PM
Bye bye Bucks :)

GodsSon
04-27-2017, 09:43 PM
NBA showing zero integrity here

****ing pathetic

Mikeleafs
04-27-2017, 09:54 PM
Foul on DeRozan by Terry...

Bucks fans chanting USA lol Dumb red necks haha

aman_13
04-27-2017, 10:07 PM
The Raptors played perfect basketball for 2 and a half quarters and then lost composure.

They got it done though. The refs were brutal down the stretch. You can't just let everything go all of a sudden.

lol, please
04-27-2017, 10:18 PM
wtf is reggie miller talking about? He said jason terry was playing incredible.. the guy has 5 points on 2-7 shooting...

Is that all he had?

:laugh2:

I only caught the last quarter and a few mins but it seemed like Terry was just dropping clutch shot after clutch shot.

pebloemer
04-27-2017, 10:38 PM
Nice to be through. Not sure how many Bucks fans are on these forums, but an early nod of appreciation to your future. Gonna be a heck of a run moving forward for that franchise.

Jamiecballer
04-27-2017, 10:49 PM
that was quite the gift Giannis gave the Raptors in the last 10 seconds. phew. tough finish.

FlashBolt
04-28-2017, 02:29 PM
Bucks lost because of inexperience and Giannis couldn't shoot. I'm a bit surprised DeRozan was able to step up but Lowry still looks awful. I don't see Toronto giving Cavs a battle.

aman_13
04-28-2017, 03:08 PM
Bucks lost because of inexperience and Giannis couldn't shoot. I'm a bit surprised DeRozan was able to step up but Lowry still looks awful. I don't see Toronto giving Cavs a battle.

The Bucks lost because they can't score in the half court. Experience played a part but the Raptors shut them down from after game 3. The Raptors went 5 small so they can switch defensively and the Bucks had trouble with that.

Lowry needs to better for sure, although he's played well in the games they won. Hopefully his back gets better. He's got some time to rest.

aman_13
04-28-2017, 03:10 PM
DeMar has been fantastic all yr. I don't think any Raptor fan is surprised with the way he responded from game 3.

smith&wesson
04-28-2017, 03:32 PM
DeMar has been fantastic all yr. I don't think any Raptor fan is surprised with the way he responded from game 3.

Expected it .. hopefully he keeps it going vs the cavs