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Series Thread: 4) Philadelphia 76ers vs. 5) Toronto Raptors

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Sixers in 7
 

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I could see this going either way. It all depends on whether Harden has been cruising so far and has another gear or not.

No Thybulle in the Toronto games hurts.
 

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I'm ok with his take.
I'm not. He's a rotten teammate. When the Sixers lose on Tuesday night and it becomes apparent that there is a better than 90% chance that the Sixers will play Toronto, it's time to get the second shot. He had no problem with the first shot. Get the second shot so that you can be there for your team. He is done in Philadelphia. He is getting the Simmons treatment from here on out.
 

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I'm not. He's a rotten teammate. When the Sixers lose on Tuesday night and it becomes apparent that there is a better than 90% chance that the Sixers will play Toronto, it's time to get the second shot. He had no problem with the first shot. Get the second shot so that you can be there for your team. He is done in Philadelphia. He is getting the Simmons treatment from here on out.
Meh.

Disagree with his principles all you want, but the mere presence of Thybulle isn't deciding this series.
This will blow over and Thybulle will be fine with the fans of Philadelphia.
Especially if they win the series.
 
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Meh.

Disagree with his principles all you want, but the mere presence of Thybulle isn't deciding this series.
This will blow over and Thybulle will be fine with the fans of Philadelphia.
Especially if they win the series.
I disagree. Their defense is hanging by a thread. Maxey, Harden, and Harris are all guys that have the potential to get worked off the dribble in any series but especially this one with the athleticism that the Raptors have. This puts immense pressure on Embiid to defend the rim. It causes the defense to collapse leaving three-point shooters open. With no Thybulle, everybody has to guard one higher of a level of offensive player. And long term? The dude comes into the league and in year one shoots 34% from three. Now he shoots 30% from three and takes even less. He was an old rookie, to begin with, and he has struggled to add anything to his offensive game. I'm done with the dude. His value will never be higher than it is this off-season. I say trade him for someone who may not be as elite defensively but is more of a two-way player.
 

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This is tough, I definitely could see the Sixers winning a long series but tough matchup for Philly. I'm going with Raptors in 7
 

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You too, Fredo?
James Harden makes me nervous.

Dude does not look the same.

Joel gonna do his thang.

But, the way they swarm you on defense, he's gonna need more than Maxey.

Tobias is gonna have to swing this in your favor because I don't trust Harden.
 

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Sixers in 5.
Take the first two at home.
Split in Toronto.
Finish them off at home.

The longer the series goes, the more of an advantage Toronto has with their coaching adjustments.

I also predict there will be some second guessing of Doc Rivers and his decisions in this series........
 
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