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Series Thread: 3) Toronto Raptors vs 6) Milwaukee Bucks

Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by Bloody Brian Burke, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. bksballer89

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    At least the Raptors offense been consistent.

    1st Quarter- 15 points
    2nd Quarter- 15 Points
    3rd Quarter- 16 points
     



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    ah, nothing quite like consistency...
     
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    Will the Raptors score 70?
     
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    The Beas train!
     
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    The Raptors got their asses kicked big time.
     
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    Lmao at the Raptors.

    Don't even feel like commenting on this one. No need to. Just had to have a little giggle before going to bed.
     
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    You don't get analysis like that just anywhere, folks
     
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    I look at it as more of a consistent Bucks defense. It was a great game
     
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    Did you ever think it was more balanced? Lol the 7 and 8 seed as good or better as some of the higher seeds.
     
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    Win or lose, the Raptors should just go ahead and fire Dwyane Casey
     
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    Take it how you want.

    I think that there is little margin between the lower seeded playoff teams and the top. 12 games in the standings separate 1 and 8. That is both an indictment of the high seeds and praise for the low. They are fairly evenly matched.
     
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    It's probably not his fault that Demar and Lowry simply aren't capable of playing quality playoff basketball but he's also clueless as to how to manage that.

    I didn't like the matchup but there's absolutely zero excuse for your team getting humiliated this badly.
     
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    The Raptors been such a disappointment that I now hope they lose. Bucks can challenge Cleveland more than they can
     
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    lets go Bucks!!!!

    much rather face the Bucks than Toronto.
     
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    Bucks are clearly a team on the rise--- I was a year early on them last year---- but they look really good at times

    still so young though

    Giannis is 22
    Brogdon is 24 and a rook
    Delly is 26
    Henson is 26
    Maker is 20
    Middleton is 25
    Monroe is 26
    Jabari is 22
    Snell is 25

    this team is in line with Boston to one day threaten the Cavs going forward----- but as of right now--- I would be more threatened with a veteran team with Lowry, DeRozan, and a fairly deep supporting cast.

    To beat LeBron and the Cavs you need to have gone through some battles I think. I think this year wil be really good for the Bucks- esp. if they can finish off this series- but i dont seee them having the experience and mental strength to have what it takes to threaten the Cavs.

    Toronto has been through battles- has a lot of vets and understands that.


    the Bucks are awfully talented- but it becomes a lot different when you are playing from ahead and have pressure on you. Pretty soon this attention they are getting for their goodp lay will start being pressure on them. Ill be very interested to see if they can handle it.
     
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    Don't know why you're saying this. The Bucks are a much better defensive team than the Raptors, and Giannis is the best player in this series. The Bucks have playoff experience with some of their key players in Delly and Monroe, not as much as the Raps, but we see how that's working out for Toronto.

    Toronto's 2 best players are just inconsistent - particularly Lowry who's night and day in the playoffs.
     
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    Toronto took the Cavs to 6 last year-- without a healthy DeMarre Carroll.

    They added PJ Tucker who i think was a very underated acquisition. They got Ibaka who - while is no where NEAR a game changer- has playoff experience, and filled a huge need for rebounding and a big that can shoot a jumper.


    I think the Bucks offer some unique challenges- and Giannis is a beast no doubt- but i dont think mentally they are ready to take on a team like the Cavs. They are too young. Entering the playoffs they had zero expectations- everyone picked Toronto to beat them. If they continue to play well the pressure is going to grow on them.

    put a young team like that with some pressure on them and have them face LeBron- and it could get ugly. I think Kyrie is a really good matchup vs. the Bucks as well since they dont have a PG that can make the Cavs pay defensively for Irving's weaknesses defensively. They really dont have a big that is ideal for chasing love on the outside- while I think Ibaka could do a decent job doing that


    Giannis would have to cover LeBron a LOT which would take a lot of effort and prob take away from him on the offensive end. The Raptors have Carroll, Tucker, Patterson, who they can all throw at LeBron. After Giannis- who do the Bucks throw at Lebron? rookie Brogdon? who covers Kyrie? delly?
     
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    If you go to the beginning of the thread, I have the Bucks in 6, so not everyone picked the Raptors - I recognized the Raptors as a team that took a step back this year. Giannis would likely have to guard Lebron, there are other players that could go about guarding him. The other side of the equation is, who from Cleveland is guarding Giannis for an entire series? Lebron. And I'm not worried about the Bucks defense making it competitive with Cleveland, their defense is pretty sound and a major step up from the Pacers.