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Curry's 35 points send Warriors past Raptors, 129-117
"Steph Curry's 35 points at 11 assists helped the warriors beat the raptors one 29 one 17. Klay Thompson knocked down 6 three pointers after going zero for 5 from beyond the arc. He had 29 points for the warriors, whose bench out scored Toronto's backups 39 26. Jonathan cameo led the bench attack with 15 points. Kevon Looney returned to the starting lineup and had 12 points and 8 boards. Fred van vliet had 28 points in ten assists for the raptors, Scotty Barnes had 24 points and Pascal siakam had 21. I'm Dave ferry.
VanVleet scores 28, Raptors hand Knicks 4th straight loss
"The raptors had four players score at least 19 points in their first win in four games. One 25 one 16 versus the Knicks. Fred van vliet led the way with 28 points while Gary Trent junior and Pascal siakam at 24 apiece. Scotty Barnes chipped in 19 points for Toronto, which scored 26 off 17 New York turnovers. The raptors squandered a 17 point lead in the second half and were tied entering the fourth quarter before scoring 11 straight. The Knicks dropped their fourth in a row despite RJ Barrett and Julius Randle, Barrett led all scores with 30 points Randall at a 23 with 19 boards. I'm Dave ferry.
Grant Williams has career-high 25, Celtics' streak reaches 9
"The injury played Celtics needed to hang on for their 9th straight win, edging the raptors one O 6 one O four at Scotiabank arena. Trailing with three seconds left Torres county Barnes inbounded to Pascal siakam, who turned it over to seal the final. Jaylen Brown played just under 42 minutes, he led Boston with 27 points. To win an NBA is hard enough in his health and to win on the road down a bunch of guys, you know, it's hard to do. So you don't want to take it for granted. Brad Williams came off the bench to chip in 25 as the Celtics were without Jason Tatum due to injury and lost Marcus smart with an ankle sprain and Robert Williams with a knee hyperextension in the first half. John leatherbee, Toronto.
Holiday scores season-high 37, Bucks beat Raptors 130-122
"Drew holiday has eclipsed his season high two nights in a row, his 37 points helped lead the box past the raptors one 30 to one 22. The bucks played without Yanis on it at coupon for a fourth straight game and turned a 7 point halftime deficit into an 8 point lead by late third quarter. Fred van vliet had 39 for the losing raptor.
Raptors recover after Barrett tying slam, edge Knicks in OT
"Fred van vliet in Scottie Barnes pushed the raptors past the Knicks one 23 one 21 and overtime. They had fleet finished with 33 points and Barnes added 26 as Toronto ended New York's three game winning streak. The raptors wasted a 6 point lead in the last minute of the fourth quarter, allowing RJ Barrett slam with .6 seconds left in regulation, but OG Anna nobi hit two three pointers in OT is Toronto rebuilt its 6 point lead. Pascal siakam had 20 points 9 assists and 8 rebounds for the raptors before fouling out. Barrett delivered 32 points to Jalen Brunson had 26 for the Knicks. I'm Dave ferry.
Antetokounmpo has career-high 55 points, Bucks beat Wizards
"With 10.8 seconds left in overtime as the bucks down the raptors one O four one O one and tend to Cooper provided 30 points ten assists and a season high 21 rebounds. One night after scoring a career high 55 points against the wizards, the bucks blew a 21 point lead in the final three 50 in the fourth quarter before getting the win. Alan chipped in 16 points. Fred van vliet had 28 points and 12 assists for Toronto. Gary Trent junior had 22 points, including the tying three pointer that forced OT. I'm Dave fairy.
Morant has career-high 17 assists, Grizzlies rout Raptors
"The grizzly snapped a two game skid by dumping the raptors one 19 one O 6, John morant scored 19 points and had a career high 17 assists Dylan Brooks was high man for Memphis with 25 points and Desmond bane had 16 before fouling out. Steven Adams chipped in 14 points and 17 boards for the grizzlies who outscored the raptor 70 50 in the paint. Pascal siakam reached the 25 point mark for the 6th straight game and had ten rebounds for Toronto. Gary Trent junior had 20 points in the raptor's 5th straight home loss. I'm Dave ferry.
The latest in sports
"AP sports arm Tom Miriam, Monday Night Football, the packers kept their slim playoff hopes alive by defeating the reeling rams 24 to 12. Aaron Rodgers 22 at 30 for 229 yards and the touchdown to fuel optimism over the seasons last month in Green Bay. So I won two and just about everything we've needed to happen has gone our way. Just about, right? So things are looking up. And NFL injury news eagles quarterback Jalen hurts is hurting. The MVP candidate hurt his shoulder and Sunday's win over the bears and his questionable to start Saturday's game against the cowboys. NBA Donovan Mitchell scored a team high 23 points in his first game against the jazz and his trade to the Cavaliers over the summer and Cleveland's went over Utah. It was just a lot of fun just being out there playing against guys I've been playing with and coaching staff that I've been with my whole career and really helped me grow to be who I am today. Joel embiid scored 28 points as the 76ers staved off a second half raptors rally. At the end of the third and the beginning of the fort, but we've reacted. Also victorious, the sun's hawk spurs thunder Timberwolves hornets, and the box who defeated the pelicans as Giannis poured in 42. NHL, Alex Ovechkin remains one goal behind Gordie Howe for second all time in NHL history as he went scoreless in the capitals overtime win over the team for whom Howe played almost his entire NHL career, the red wings, but Nick dowd scored twice for the caps. To come from behind and then come from behind again, the very next shift. And then win in overtime, especially that was one of our biggest crowds of the year. So that felt really good for our team. The league leading bruins got two third period goals from Patrice bergeron to deny a Panthers come back. Sitting on leaves and I think we have to get away from that and keep being on our toes and keep pushing, you know, no matter what the score is. Other NHL winners, the avalanche stars, Sabres, Canadians, predators and blues. I'm Tom, AP sports.
Harris, Embiid carry 76ers past Raptors 104-101 in overtime
"Tobias Harris at a three point basket with two 12 to go in the overtime to get the 70s 6 to say one O four one O one went over the raptors Philadelphia trail in the fourth quarter when they went on a ten nothing run taking a three point lead on a basket by James Harden only to have Toronto come back and tied the game at 99 on a layup by Pascal siakam. The game winner by Harris enabled the sixers to pick up their 5th straight win. A lot of ups and downs in the game were for us to come out of here and get a victory. You know, we feel good, but we know we have to be better. Harris at 21 points. Joel embiid on a team high 28. Michael luongo, Philadelphia.
Poole scores career-high 43, Warriors win 1st without Curry
"What a night for Jordan Poole, the warriors guard had a career high 43 points to lead Golden State to a one 26 one ten thrashing of the raptors at Scotiabank arena. Poole, when 14 of 23 from the field and hit 5 threes and has now averaging almost 31 points per game without Steph Curry in the lineup this season. Just trying to get easy baskets. Automate the right place and just try to execute. Draymond green and Klay Thompson added 17 each. Pascal siakam led all point getters for the home side with 27, Fred van vliet added 22 as the raptors losing streak climbed to 5 games. Jonathan, to run
Tatum has 31, Celtics beat Raptors 116-110 for 7th win in 8
"Jason Tatum had 31 points while Jalen Brown checked him with 22 as Boston hung on for a one 16 one ten win at Scotiabank arena. Marco smart added 18 for the winners while Pascal's actor had a team high 29 for Toronto, Boston has won 7 of its last 8 games.
Siakam scores 18 in return, Raptors beat Cavaliers 100-88
"He had 18 points and 11 rebounds after missing the last ten games with a strained adductor muscle. OG and OB led Ultron scores about 20, while Scotty Barnes chipped in 11 points off the bench. Darius Garland was the Cavs leading score 18 points in ten assists, while Donovan Mitchell was held to just 8 points in 25 minutes of action.
Anunoby scores 12 of his 26 in 4th, Raptors top Mavs 105-100
"Fred van vliet returned to the Toronto lineup and scored 26 points while OG got a nobi added 26 as well. If a one O 5 100 win against Dallas at Scotiabank arena. Van vliet was hot from the charity strike going 9 of ten after missing Wednesday's loss against Brooklyn with an illness. You know, you just got to try to get as many of these as you can early on in the season and continue to build and grow your team. And it'll be played 43 minutes and just shy of a double double, he added 9 rebounds. Luka Dončić had a jumper to close the raptors lead to one with just 18 seconds remaining, he finished with 24 points, the Mavericks head into Milwaukee to play the box Sunday. John Luther B Toronto
Young hits Griffin for OT buzzer-beater, Hawks top Raptors
"Trae Young and AJ Griffin hooked up for a buzzer beating layup to give the hawks a one 24 one 22 overtime win against the raptors Young threw a long pass to Griffin for the winning bucket one of young's ten assists He also had 29 points for the hawks who trailed one O 8 one O one with two 36 remaining in regulation We've got to go on Ryan They want to run We went on run So long game So we just can't stop at any time And we knew we had a chance come back in the game we just kept learning Griffin scored 8 of his 17 points in OT Scotty Barnes dropped in a season high 26 points and OG I don't know be had 23 for Toronto I'm Dave ferry
Anunoby has season-high 32 points, Raptors beat Heat 112-104
"Had a game high 32 points as Toronto took care of Miami one 12 one O four at Scotiabank arena I don't know we capped off a double double knight but ten rebounds as the raptors went on a 21 old run in the third quarter Fred van vliet returned to the lineup after battling a non COVID illness he chipped in with 19 The heaters are always fun to play against they do a lot of the same things we do that we have tremendous respect for them So it was just a fun night and we were able to come out with the win Max drews had 20 points to lead Miami while former raptor Kyle Lowry had 19 points in 36 minutes of action I'm John leathery
Update on the latest in sports
"AP sports on time Miriam The nets played the first of the 5 games since they suspended Kyrie Irving and rattled the wizards one 28 86 in Washington for their first win this year under interim coach Jacques Vaughn We show we were there for each other tonight and there's a mental piece to that for sure We really talked about winning today's game The latest shoot of fall for Irving has Nike suspending its relationship with the nets star guard The bucks have started the season with 8 straight victories downing the Timberwolves one 15 one O two The Cavaliers of one 7 straight after an opening game loss crushing the pistons one 1288 even without star guards Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland Senator Jared Allen let the caps with 23 Everybody did excellent tonight And I think that contributes to how deep we are It doesn't matter how much talent you have as long as you play as a team you can pull out games like this On the flip side 5 straight losses for the warriors who lost the pelicans by 9 Luca Dončić became the only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to score at least 30 points in his team's first 8 games dropping 35 in a mavericks win over the raptors Other NBA winners the Celtics grizzlies clippers jazz pacers trailblazers and the Knicks who topped the 6s behind RJ Barrett's 22 points Everybody got in on the action which was just you know it's fun basketball and everybody just everybody gets their numbers everybody's contributing that's how we want to play Just two NHL games the hurricanes blew past the Sabres 5 three a hat trick for Sebastian aho The avalanche button down the blue jacket 6 three a hat trick for Niko ranton in Two points obviously the biggest thing and got some good passes today from the guys and was able to score a few also Obviously happy with that too Baseball the Astros can win their second World Series in 6 seasons when they host the Phillies in game 6 in Houston Saturday night Zach Wheeler will try to extend the fill season Try to be a stopper and give our team one more chance after tomorrow So tomorrow's a must win It Philadelphia wins game 7 would be Sunday Night Tom Arian AP sports
Doncic's 30-point streak hits 8 games as Mavs beat Raptors
"Luka Dončić reporting 35 points to lead the Mavericks past the raptors one 11 one ten Dončić joined will Chamberlain is the only players to score at least 30 points in their first 8 games of the season The Dallas guard had 30 by the end of the third quarter Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points and 7 assists for the Mavericks who have won three straight after splitting their first 6 The raptors cut a 19 point third quarter deficit to one O 8 one O 5 with 35 and a half seconds left OG and OB scored 27 points and Pascal siakam had 18 for Toronto I'm Dave ferry
Maxey has career-high 44, 76ers beat Raptors without Embiid
"Maxi had a career high 44 points including 27 from three point range in Philadelphia's one 1290 victory at Scotiabank arena The sixers guards 9 trays also a career high tying the franchise mark co owned by Danny Green and Dana barros It was getting good looks like me and myself and the team included We played got to the paint Sprayed off for threes I got in transition and once you get stopped you know the game becomes way easier The Anthony Melton lived Tobias Harris shipped in 13 apiece on a night Joel embiid was sidelined with the right knee injury John leatherby to run
"raptors" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Again, that promo code, CL and S 50 for a 50% well bonus to get you started, see LNS 50 over at bet online dot AG. That's what he said in response to somebody who said, right. Report. Facts, my dog. That's my dog. John Sanders reporting from the floor. John, what do you got? Whenever you put my dog. Robert Williams, quote, that's my dog. Facts, my dog. You're hoping that the path that I will come back. You're hoping that shit. There it is. Damn, bro all right, we get it, man. Reporting. This is reporting live right here folks. You're hoping that his car's gonna do a Joel embiid hat. Right. You're hoping you're hoping his path is similar to what Joel embiid had when he had a torn meniscus where he was back in no time. You're hoping a guy that is not Lonzo Ball like. Well, sure. I hate to tell you. Yeah, you do. So I have a feeling it's not going to be. I know. It's not going to quite be that way. I'm saying somewhere in between somewhere in between those two parameters. Hopefully a little bit closer towards Joelle is what you're hoping for. Because I mean, it's an Alberta. They need him if they're going to have any shot at making a de puff run. They're not going to do it without him. They just can't. Yeah, no question. No question. Now look, look, it's the sky falling. I don't know. I mean, the first round, I think maybe this one's going to put that together, but after that, I don't see any opponent whether something any situation whether something could actually win a series without rob Williams. I don't see that happening. I'm with you, Gerard on that one. But also, look, I also think the tear, how big it is always going to be a big factor in this, but at the same time, you got to think about rob's threshold for page, right? I mean, in the past, I know we've made jokes. That's been an issue in the past. That has been an issue. Yeah, you may even threw a shot in a way being like, look, guys need to sort of injuries and how much can you help the club from the top just way? How much can you deal with the pain, you know? And how much does that dog? That's a whole other conversation. You know what I mean? So I think it's tough, man, but it's not looking good. The best of can we just have Bill extra my dog away for the tournament next year? Can we just kind of tuck that away as one?.
"raptors" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"But I think it was either the agenda Jimmy made the point. They needed that one closer. The one guy that could give them something and look, it wasn't like they didn't have opportunities. I mean, Derek white missed a couple of easy shots at the rim. Marcus smart missed some lightly contested the wide open shots down the stretch rent, Williams turning the ball over, and again, as the game were on, you could just see that the Celtics, they were losing some of that tightness that we saw early on as far as execution and things like that. You're not going to lose sleep over loss like this. If anything, if you're the self that you're encouraged because guess what? Sam, how's it going to actually step on the floor and knock destroy you? I'm surprised when he misses. I had a silver lining. I'm not going to you got 20 minutes out there. Yeah, I'm not going to. I'm not going to get mad. You don't get his ass. No, I mean, Sam, he didn't get his ass kicked on defense. That was my word. He hung in there. But you don't get in there. Yeah. Blue cornet, I wish Bobby was here. So that we could get, you know, praise Luke, but he's not so we won't. So let's keep it moving. No, moving on. Look, I mean, he'll hope that he does it again. I was talking about I'm not getting mad about I'm not getting mad about this loss. I mean, it's just, it's silly. It's just, they drew you in and when they had it, like I had a buddy, I had a buddy I used to play cards with all the time. And you know, anytime somebody would be in a hand that they weren't supposed to be in and they, you know, he had this saying where he would just go, no business. You have no business being in this hand. You know, like what are you doing here? Why'd you stay in with those cards? No business. And so this was like a no business game. They had no business, you know, keeping it close, having a 7 point lead late in the fourth. It's just when you had it, you wanted it, you know? But this was, you know, it's hard to get into it. I mean, we'll put a quick bow on a couple of different things. You know, niche Smith continues on his march towards trying to kill himself. And everybody in his way. We'll just call it the death march. That's what we'll just call the death. But you know, again, you have a liability, right? I thought I thought that three was going to be the signature moment of the game that needs to be me too. He is missing snow many of those corner threes and it's not even close and he hit it and you can see he was like, you know, like he was and everybody. I don't like I don't yell like after big shots, but that one actually got came out of me. I was like, boom, I was like, yeah, like, that was just a big shot that I was like, I really wanted that to go down and it did..
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Stanley Johnson gets pushed in the back by, I believe it was by pressure to chew up, got pushed into another raptors player and then they called the foul and Stanley Johnson, and then the refs huddled up to talk about it because the Lakers said, hey, wait, that's not right. He got shoved into him by another raptors player. The refs huddled up to talk about it, including the ref that was standing right there on the baseline, and they still didn't get the call, right? They still missed the push that threw Stanley Johnson into the raptors player. And that was just one instance. There were a number of different things overall, again, the Lakers. Go ahead. Now it's just going to add us to reads literally does get any calls. At least three times, he just attacked the rim and got absolutely whacked in the head, but he's a rookie, so whatever. Thanks, Russ. But go on my bed. But that's not supposed to be a thing, right? We all know, we all know, hey, there's something called a rookie whistle. Rookie calls. You don't get the respect for the referees, all that. But that's not supposed to be a thing. If you ask referees, they'll tell you that's not a thing. And yet we see a play out that way. So again, I don't want to complain too much about the officiating or anything. Just if I had to put a master lock on something, that's what it is. That's what it is. All right guys, appreciate everybody joining us tonight coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter. Again, we always love being able to celebrate a Lakers win this was a fun one, going to OT, getting an unexpected win. We didn't expect the Lakers to win this again. They were the heavy underdog coming into this game, the raptors and 8 and a half point favorite at the start of the night, and the Lakers pull off the W it overtime big moment for Russell Westbrook. And I think a big moment for the Lakers and perhaps Lakers fans, too. I think we all kind of needed a night like this. Thank you everybody for joining us. Make sure you do subscribe to the Lakers nation YouTube channel..
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"A starter, you're probably going to go small against Utah. Because it's worked against Utah. Again, going state even you could probably go small. Washington tomorrow night, they went small last time, at least to start against Washington, so if they did that, I wouldn't be too upset, but they could also go big. Cleveland, you're probably going to have to go big and get Cleveland. So with this team, because of the how suboptimal the roster is, it's going to have to be more game to game match with matchup based, whereas, and that's not ideal. You rather have a group of guys who are like, okay, for the most part, we feel confident that these 5 guys, we could put them up against 85 guys in the league and maybe we'll make some adjustments. But for the most part, to start the game, we feel confident in these 5 guys. And there isn't that lineup. And if there is, I mean, hopefully, I would have published Frank Vogler found it. In January, but I just don't think there is that lineup where you're like, okay, this 5 guys we're confident in them, we get to anybody let's roll with it. Yeah, I mean, what's the Lakers best starting 5? You asked ten different Lakers fans? You're probably going to get at least 6 different answers, maybe 7 different answers. Who should be closing games for the Lakers? You're going to get a ton of different answers. Kind of different answers. Have not had that consistency this season. Carlos Ramirez says, what a great win. You don't win this game without Russ, facts, easily 360 award goes to Russ, happy for him. Hope he gets the praise he deserves. I don't know, absolutely. We love being able to praise players when they are deserving of it and have great games. That's fantastic. We love that. And Russ certainly does tonight. I won't say that it easily goes to him for 360 because LeBron was great as well, but LeBron. This was, this was a good night for Ross. A great night for him, really. And I'm glad that we can celebrate that. Yeah, Russell's great. Joe and all of us said this win feels great. It feels like negative energy has been lifted from the shoulders. Happy for us. Do you think size played a role in winning? What we did just kind of go over that, the size, I do think it mattered in this game because and I talked about this on the pregame, the raptors are really good at a few things. Crashing the offensive boards, getting out in transition and running, and these are areas where the Lakers are weaker. So having a little bit more size, particularly when the raptors are attacking you with these bigger wings like Scotty Barnes like siakam, you need to have that size in order to help contend with them. And even with the size on the floor, the Lakers lost the offensive rebounding battle. 16 to 13 are some of those offensive boards from the Lakers came later on, but still the raptors were a factor on the glass even with the size out there. So it was a factor for this game in getting this win..
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Lakers. Your Lakers just won a game. They got a win over the Toronto Raptors in over a time around her team that was the heavy favorite 8 and a half point favorite I believe. Last I looked heading into the one into this one and the Lakers walk away with the overtime went what a performance looked like a different team tonight a team with confidence, a team that was decisive, made some big plays, including a Russell Westbrook three pointer to send it into OT. We've got a lot to talk about tonight. So if you're joining us coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome in, joining me live is Sean Davis from Lakers station dot com. Sean, it's so much more fun when we get to talk about a Lakers win, right? I'm already excited to get into this show. Absolutely, man. It's so fun. First of all, thank you very Mac on, obviously. And yet it's so much more fun when you get to talk about liquors when if they had lost this game, I guess it could have been you would have been not as down as if I've gotten blown out. But it's so much more fun when you can talk about a good win. It gets a really good Toronto Raptors team. Yeah, I mean, this is a raptors team that not only are they are they a good team, but they're also good at the areas where the Lakers are weak. They're good at crashing the offensive glass and that was a factor tonight. We'll get into that stat. There are also really good just having big wings that can overpower you inside and that's where the Lakers are weak. We saw a number of times where the raptors would get Malik monks, switched over onto Scotty Barnes. Avery Bradley, some of their smaller guys, switched over onto these big wings at Toronto halves and that could be a challenge for the Lakers to deal with. But the Lakers scrapped clawed and managed to come up with a much, much needed win. Look, this team has been, Steve's been down, right? I mean, you've got no Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony was sick. Wayne Ellington, who had been getting some minutes recently, he's out. You had, of course, Taylor Horton Tucker out with an ankle injury, so now you've got not only are you missing a key piece in Anthony Davis, but you've got other role players that are out as well..
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"So that's a problem, but no, no denying it, it's been brutal. It's definitely been brutal. And that's why you need just a second guy and I keep talking about it. That's why losing Jared Dudley was so huge. Just as a locker room guy, because respectfully, there's nobody on this team. Absolutely nobody. That's going to call, like you don't have a unicycle anymore. Jared Dudley was your downsides on who's just respected that probably won't play much, but you know, we'll just casually throw a chair in the huddle every now and then to tell get your star's attention and those players are also more than likely the only guys on the team outside of the stars that can kind of call the stars out. And because now like and that's why I think part of the reason why is that while LeBron, the team is so reliant on Lebrons energy. In Afro. If he's bringing it, okay, LeBron's bring it. I'll type a few games. You're probably going to win. Right? But if he's not, that's why it's so rare for the Lakers to win games to see win games this season, Les Lebrons bring it. I mean, it takes LeBron having a really, really exceptional game in order for them to get wins right now. Lakers are in trouble YP hustle said Lakers are in trouble. We could end up going another 5 game losing streak with no Kendrick nun update in the Lakers just keep getting embarrassed. I think it's not fun. And yes, they are in trouble. They understand that. They know. They know the things are not good. Things are not good right now, and we'll see they have the most difficult schedule down the stretch of any team. They squandered the early schedule that the NBA gave to them full of just easy matchups. And they took too many nights off where they just said, no, we're not going to compete tonight. We're going to wait for the other team to beat themselves. And that didn't happen. And they're paying the price for it right now. We said it at the beginning of the season, that these losses to teams that they should not lose to will come back to haunt them, and now is when you're really starting to hurt from not putting those wins, just taking those wins saying thank you, stacking it on your record, and then having that to buffer the tougher stretches of the season. Well, here we are now. And it makes it makes it that much more painful. So Trevor, apparently the chat saying not going to stay. San Antonio, there are really climate on the Lakers. Now the Lake is I think are only one game up on the ten sea now. But you have one that you have a one game lead for the Tennessee for 9 seats or pelicans only one game back, the blazes are only two and a half back of 9 in the spurs are only three and a half back. Of 9. So the Lakers are going through a brutal stretch right now. The spurs have lost their last two and the blazers lost tonight. So yeah, look, they are creepy a little bit closer. If they go on a win streak, okay, but like the Lakers are two and 8 in their last ten, the blazers are three and 7, this version of three and 7. The pelicans are 5 to 5. The pelicans are the.
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Had to say it not right because you're also going to probably face his team in the first round if you make it that far. But then also going on to the Russell Westbrook thing and finding a potential trade in potentially having another star next season. Like you mentioned, I'm glad you brought up the video because I was going to reference it. We already did it for me. The Lakers got away from it. And I don't understand why the need to have we have to go get our star because regardless the whole point of getting Russell Westbrook was for, okay, when LeBron's off the floor or this happens or maybe just help alleviate the pressure of LeBron. LeBron's going to have the ball in his hands anyway. So like trading for Russell Westbrook and offloading coups to do a KCP mantra hero letting Alex Caruso walk for cap reasons and money. None of that made sense. And then if you go on all the way back to the championship roster, JaVale McGee walks, you don't think you could really afford him anyway. JaVale McGee walks. What am I missing? I'm guessing something. Danny Green, you trade him. But guess what? If you don't trade Danny Green, we get Desmond bane. Yay. I keep reminding me of that. You could have had Danny Green and Desmond, but yes, but at the time the trade made sense, most people were crediting the Lakers for making that move and gave sure. Looking back now. It hasn't worked out. Mother fatality said, it all caps. Trevor's hanging around with Matt too much because I, it was a quasi relationship style. And joke there. All right, and the Trevor, I decided, like, come on, trev. That was a rap brand. I love you guys. I gave you guys didn't join. We had a whole, this is all depressing that first half or so of the game was. A half time. We had a whole like 5 minute part of the show where people were just trying to guess my age is still Trevor decided to add fuel to the fire a little bit. So Russell Westbrook, this is coming in from our own Ryan ward just tweeted out that Russell Westbrook's presser lasted a minute and 30 seconds. The last one only lasted two minutes. I mean, that may not sound that should sound short no matter what most pressors are somewhere in the ten ish minute range, like 7 to ten minutes right in there. Sometimes a little bit longer depends. A minute and 30 seconds is he really did not want to talk. That's what that tells you. Said at the start announcer's yell are you ready? I think no. So when Bruce buffer, it gets on the mic, you say no, thank you, Bruce. Mauricio villa royal said the man oh man, this is brutal. That LeBron's frustration summarizes it all. There's no excuses to not match LeBron's energy and effort. If only we could do that, yeah. LeBron himself has had energy and effort issues at certain times. But again, he's 37. He's been carrying this team for much of the season. I think there's a reason why we've seen that sometimes. Is it frustrating? Sometimes when he stays behind the play, absolutely. Unfortunately, this team very much follows LeBron. If LeBron's low energy, the team's low energy and vice.
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Many voices and all that, maybe. But we don't know, right? I mean, when we look at this, we hear Jill Jackson's involved. The rib eye and the curtain Linda rambe is rob palinka, Magic Johnson, right? All these different people are involved. I don't know what the decision making process is though. Is it Genie talks to rob and then she has to go talk to magic and then she has talked to Phil that she does talk to Linda rambus and then she has talked to Kurt rambis and everybody has to have their say or is it Genie and rob work on something? Every once in a while, once a month or something, she calls up magic and says, hey, what are you seeing right now? What do you think? That is a very different system than the first one is. I don't know how many people have a steady, everyday voice in the decision making process. They keep that stuff behind closed doors. However, in terms of ten years being at stake here, you're right, you're right. And that's why I've been saying, this is going to be, I say it every year. But this is going to be the most important off season. That we've seen in quite a while. And again, every off season feels that way. But this, especially so. Because things are so perilous. They're teetering on the edge, and if you go and you trade the 2027 and 2029 first round picks and whatever you do, whether it's to move Ross or bring somebody, whatever it is, if it does not work, we could be talking about a really extended rough stretch for the Los Angeles Lakers, you've got to be careful with what you do and you've got to make sure that it works. Yeah, I think that's been our takeaway from it and the biggest off season is the next one, right? Because you never know assigning whether it be the world dang. You know we're finally getting rid of that one this year, but things can really get set your franchise forward and put you in a positive direction for the next 5 to ten years. Or if they botch the Russell Westbrook, trade or however they decide to upload them in the off season. If they botch that, you're really setting your franchise back at least 5 years, probably. You mean a 5 is but like the good next three to 5 seasons, especially post LeBron, you're really saying your franchise back. And then going back to the clip to the original point about the clippers, yeah, it's kind of what I was saying earlier, man, like the clippers, there doesn't seem to be anything off, right? It seems like it's almost like you know like those little jokes or like if we're talking, we figure she charged senses. That's probably what happens in a clipper's meeting. They're all so locked in on the same page that ty Lucas started sentence. It's Steve Ballmer. He finishes it. He yells at me. Yeah, he's yelling the sentence. The end of it. So I agree. I agree with both demons. So the Lakers, this off season, there's a lot of work to do. There's a lot of work to do..
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"I was like, my thing is, if you're going to be bottom ten in rebounding with a big or a true big or going small, you might as well go small because then you have a little bit more versatility defensively, you can stretch the floor a little bit more. You can't really switch Dwight Howard Deandre and the anticipating off the check, but if you are not rebounding anyway, which is typically the biggest frustration with bands because like, oh hey, we have the 6 11 pretty much 7 foot dude on the floor. Use them. There's cases where you can use them and you can play 15, 20 minutes for you. But it's not like it's not some glaring thing where he is obviously a starter for the Lakers. No, because you're not even rebounding with him on the floor. So let's get into some of this other stuff. Oh, looked like we got disconnected for just a moment there. But we should be back up and running at this point. This is Chauncey, said this is the most frustrated I've seen LeBron this season. And now I'm just hearing from Ryan ward and from Daniel stark and who are covering the postgame that LeBron James the Lakers announced LeBron James is not talking after this game. LeBron Ryan's response. LeBron is really good at dealing with media. He's done it since he was a teenager. He's done it for a long time. When he doesn't talk, that says a lot. Because LeBron is asked to speak after every single game. He's LeBron. Him not talking. Says a lot about how he's feeling right now and how frustrated he actually is. I can only recall this is the second time, only the second time. I think the season LeBron's not talking to the media. The only other time was after the Portland game going into the all star break. I mean, going to the deadline my bad. Or what's the Milwaukee game, 'cause I know they had the back to back or whatever, but the point is like LeBron very rarely. Just avoid the media and whenever he does do it, you know, it's something not worthy. I'm not gonna look too too much into it 'cause I mean if I'm LeBron I'd be upset too, but definitely interesting. Dan the man said, it's pretty certain the super chat, but why not say none is out for the season. The trade deadline has passed, what could be the reason. So I think they really believe that he's going to have an opportunity to play. It's been a bone bruise. He's been out all season. They said, end of March, I think if there's any chance that he can get on the floor, they're going to hang on to that. Internally, maybe they are approaching it as, hey, it's unlikely he plays, but they just want to leave that little bit of possibility out there. Again, so I talked about this a little bit on our game stream. What's happening over on playback with Kendrick nunn is so far. The Lakers have tried multiple times this season to ramp him back up in order to return to the floor..
"raptors" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Him a traditional point guard, and he is, he is the ball plenty, but this team wants Pascal siakam create a good kicking to Fred van fleet or to Gary Trent junior and so the way to naturally get that happening more is to have the ball in siakam's hands or unseat them could do it a number of ways. In the half court, but right now, it's really, you know, there's a bit of post creation from Scotty Barnes, but it's more him at sort of the top of the ark at the free throw line with off ball movement. So I think that's getting more intricate there is probably the way to go to spice up what they're doing. Have they already won the Gary trend for norm Powell trade? I love that trade. That's a really fun trade for both teams. I love Gary Trent is you can really shoot, he's got a little old school mid range game. He's got big cojones as Tim McMahon would say, that's an interesting choice. But how has either of you done the oral history of the gravest Vasquez? That trade needs like a 4000 word oral history for people who don't know the raptors somehow swindled the bucks into taking grave as fast as an exchange for a first round pick that became anon ob, and a second round pick that became norm Powell who is now going to here's why that oral history can't happen. First of all, masalia Jerry will never say God the record. Yeah, gravest might be the entire oral history. He'll just talk for he'll do a 20 minute battle and that will be the oral history, but also John Hammond I believe was the box GM at that time, and now he's the top aide to Jeff waltman, who was mess closest for added basketball pretty much. So I don't think that's going to happen unless we're heavily on the OG Adobe quotes, which seems worrisome from my perspective. You ask gravest about it and I guarantee starts with, well, you see a couple seasons before I had led the league in assists. Which is basically his catch phrase. Right? Or yeah, there were the hornets at that point I think still, but yeah, he had 700 assists that year. One of the reasons I like talking to you guys is there are going to conservatively say 38 people in the world who still have fond memories of the raptors bench mob involving delon Wright and siakam and pearl in like three of them are here right now and Eric karine, it's gonna be 2050 and somehow you're gonna find a way to refer to Ed Davis is boss without even his last name. You'll just tweet starting for the Cavs tonight. Darius Garland, or like available for the capsule and just boss. And the number of raptors fans who get that is dwindling, but the fact that you do not care, just like I don't care that people don't get my Seinfeld jokes anymore. I want to reward the people who have been paying attention. That's what like any good, you know, let's face it, we're providing entertainment for the people, whether it's, you know, fancy stats on our tablet or narrative based on our table. It's just a television show. So let's reward the people who really care. That's what I'm saying. Yeah, by the end of the first run of Arrested Development before they did the reboots, it was basically just all winks to the audience that had stuck around at that point. It's fine. And hey, it's not like at Davis's irrelevant. Didn't I see his contract got guaranteed for the rest of the season the other day? Yeah, veteran veteran leader. That's a real thing. At Davis, get that playoff share, baby. All right, well, before I let you guys go, let's open the floor to either of you. Is there any element of this team or this franchise that we have not discussed? It sounds like we all sort of agree holding pattern and that's good and this team has an interesting single season upside next season upside. They've played I'm looking up now. They played the fourth toughest schedule in the league. It's been a little heavy on home games for whatever that means for the raptors. I don't know, but whenever they've played a tough schedule, I don't put too much stock into playoff odds and all that, but they've got a decent chance of being in the top 6. Is there either of you before we close? Is there any aspect of this team any player we haven't talked about that you think is particularly salient? Yeah, I think the most interesting thing about them for this next month is are they a completely stand pat team or are they tweak at the margins team? And this doesn't include drag to they're gonna flip him for matching salary in a second or they're gonna buy them out after with enough wiggle room to be able to sign a 14th and 15th guy onto the tax, like one of those things will happen. I don't think it's really related to what we're talking about here, but you look at this team and right now, they start that really interesting 5 man lineup when everyone's healthy and then three of their top four guys off the bench are quote unquote small centers or large power forwards. So there's obviously an imbalance there which you can maybe resolve by starting Cambridge and bringing Gary Trent junior off the bench. But Gary Trent junior has overperformed that discussion at this point. You work that out with rotations and stuff. You don't demote quote unquote to moat. Gary Trent junior to the bench. But what you may be look at is like a guy like Chris Boucher, we talk about the timeline of siakam and van vleet. Boucher's turns 29 on Tuesday. And he's on an expiring contract. He would come with bird rights if you trade him. And I don't love the value management of giving up on a guy like malachi Flynn a year and a half into his career. But if you're not going to trust him with backup point guard minutes, even when you're really, really thinned out, maybe the move is you try to find a home for Boucher that gets you back a functional bench guard so that you can balance out those two units a little bit and have a little less playmaking responsibility on your big wings if you get to a playoff situation. So I'm not saying that's necessarily has to be done, but I do think it's an interesting discussion for the raptors of like, hey, are we standing pat standing pat or do we think we're good enough that there's a basketball trade to be made here that doesn't pull from future assets, but maybe isn't entirely like it can be present oriented as well..
"raptors" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Playing in Brazil, I think. I hope he's living out a mope he's living his best life. First round contract, baby. Beside gets no no pushback for the Bruno pick, and I think that's, by the way, correct. You brought a title to Toronto and some of those picks if you take shots are gonna miss that was a shot on another 6 8 positionless dude. And it didn't work out, that's fine. The pick, by the way, that hurts right now is not that one. It's malachi flew in over Desmond bay and they're one of like 55 teams with Desmond Bain envy, including international teams, I guess. So I agree with both of you. I am in no hurry to break up this team. I think the raptors are decent. I think this 6 game winning streak I need to put the brakes on myself because Toronto is has sort of fallen into the strangest position ever where they have no fans, but also the greatest home court advantage possible in the NBA, where teams are not bringing their best players into the country for fear of a positive test popping in Toronto. So they've gotten a little lucky schedule is, but I think this team is decent, and what is one, what is trading Pascal's the outcome for draft picks doing for me like I'm getting draft picks sure, but I'm not gonna be that bad. I'm letting this team ride. I think they're decent. Like I said they're 7th in the east spitting distance of third. They are 9th and offense. That's a shocker. 9th and offense, 20th in defense is like also a minor shocker the other way. So Eric, I'll start with you. Just how good is this team actually and what's the biggest thing like if they want to ascend to we avoid the plan and we're actually a semi frisky first round opponent. What's the biggest thing that has to improve for them in the last 40 games? First of all, I don't really get why teams are afraid to send their players to Canada, especially with the shortened, the shortened protocols, what's the difference in being in a hotel room in Toronto and Boston or anyway? That's besides the point. I don't think it should be a huge deal. I think it's been a convenient excuse for only two teams have notably done it, Golden State and Utah, and then Utah lost on the back end of a back to back against Indiana as well. So as you would like to say, Zach, don't mess with the basketball gods or the protocol gods as it might be. And Toronto, Toronto, another win in the street just to put a ball on that was in Milwaukee, no Giannis. So and that has nothing to do. Yeah, no, the last 6 wins have all been with their opponents missing a very important, if not their best player, even San Antonio didn't have to jump Murray. In terms of the thing they need to improve on the most, I think it's gotta be defense. And I asked Nick nurse and wrote about it for Monday in the athletic. And they just don't have the wraps, I think, to know what to do when they're not switching. And so some of the stuff that's happening on pick and rolls was how much attention goes to the role man. How much how far am I leaving the guy in the corner? Like sometimes like I'm always surprised when I look at the opponent three point numbers and they're not quite as bad as I expect because it seems like they are there are games where they're just getting its corner three corner three corner three above the break three to elite shooter. It seems like that's the game, but like the major things for them are offensive or defensive rebounding before last night they were the worst defensive rebounding team in the league by a hair. And fouling, which has been a problem of theirs for years, and I think as they play like this, which is aggressive ball pressure is going to continue to be a problem. So the one, I don't know if it's correctable, but the biggest issue I would say is defensive rebounding, but I don't think they're going to say, well, let's get a 7 footer to solve that problem because I think playing can birch and playing pressures at you and more to the point playing Ana no B siakam and barns across the front line like that is a feature, not a bug of what they're doing this year. So if it comes with a sacrifice, then that's fine. They don't want to be 30th, but the experiment is such that it requires finding out the limits of what they can do with this, I think. Yeah, they're trying kind of for dearth of amazing offensive talent or spacing. Like the half court offense is clunky, even when Fred's in the game. I think it's a bottom ten, half court offense. They're trying to win the possession game, right? So they're one of the lowest turnover teams in the league on offense and I think they force the second most on defense. There's four possessions right there. They're number two in offensive rebounding and we can talk about this. One of the things that makes them interesting is they've gone all in. I mean, they are all the way in, crashing the offensive glass. You can crash from the top of the arc, you can crash from the corners. There are rules. I'm sure there are strict rules that I just haven't really cared enough to figure out, but they are crashing from all directions, not all directions, but lots of directions. But they're undermining the possession advantage by being 29th in defensive rebounding. I don't know, Blake, I don't watch this team. I get what Eric is saying, they are giving up lots of threes, giving up lots of threes has been a feature of Nick nurse defense for three years now..
"raptors" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Kind of like the no look where he was. The next thing you know the ball is in mark as his hand for this. Markets are just like, oh, what's this doing here? He didn't even he didn't see it coming. They did a really good job. I thought it was just really not only just playing with the leader and not letting it get away from him. But they played under control. And I thought defensively, they were as locked in as we've seen them. You didn't feel as if that Toronto moving the ball will create a matchup that Toronto could exploit because they tried that. And the Celtics had accounted for everything Toronto did. And that's really when you're playing a team like the raptors who've got a number of guys who can easily get it cooking. The fact that they never allowed any of those guys to get into a rhythm. That was huge. That was, you know what? I'm going to get that. I'm going to give a lot of the credit of that to the second unit. I mean, you look at someone like the combination of the youth and a veteran like Josh Richardson getting in there getting his hands dirty, you know, get in buckets on the other end, of course, Romeo Langford coming off the bench, banging the three from the corner that came from Jason Tatum. I mean, that's the kind of production that he made needs to know that he can rely on from the second unit. Regardless of what combination of players that get it done. But having that having that strength, you know, off the bench in the second quarter while the starter's rest. I thought that was huge. And especially in the second half, 'cause these guys were gassed out there, Sharon. I don't know if you noticed that, but it was something that Mike Goldman brought up and obviously you didn't hear that, but Mike was like, these guys look tired. I'm like, yeah, Mike is right, 'cause I spotted that too. And then you saw the momentum start to shift, but when the second unit guys came back in, back came that strength on the defensive end. I thought that was a big part of this one. Well, one of the big things they did, and it's a really simple thing that we talk about, but we see teams screw it up all the time. Make open shots. Like literally make an open shot. You look at the way Tatum was able to dribble drive and kick out the Romeo or kick out the Jay Richardson coming off the bench. Those guys made open shots. And if they do that more times than not, what we saw tonight isn't going to be something that happens every once in a blue moon. It'll become a regular thing with them winning games that they're supposed to win. When you're at home and you're playing a team like Toronto, no disrespect to the raptors, but you should win that game. A team, that's how the world beat team. You're not talking about they beat you up a couple weeks ago, right?.
"raptors" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"1111. 6 blocks in this game. 2016, 2017. Who's got a bigger agenda? Me with rob or Bobby with Horford. Bobbi Horford. There's no hesitation as you can tell in my opinion. I love what Alvin tonight. And I think they're going to need. But the idea of him being more and more and more of a facilitator in the transition game bothers me. Because I think from time to time, it's a good thing, but if I'm relying on him to be my offensive initiator, we got problems. We got bigger. I think he can be most impactful offensively. I like him in a half court set, where he's got the ball in a block forcing the defense to adjust to what he's going to do because he can either score or he can pass. But when I have when I'm asking him to bring the ball down, play half core point guard. How is him Bill for that anymore? He can't do that for like 25 30, 35 minutes. That's the problem. And it's not fair to him, ask him to do that. He brings something. He brings what they need, but he's not at the point in his career where he can do that at the scale that they need it right now. When I will take like a 97, 90 seconds first, where he'll grab a rebound, who go coast to coast, who get it and he'll come back. He'll force eternal. And then next thing, you know, you just went on like a little 6 7 spurt, and that's, look, I'm good. So let's compare that to rob. And you'll like this, John, because rob and by the way, I don't know if you guys talked about rob before I came home, but the athleticism was real tonight. Oh, he was so good. It was back John. Now guys, it's at about 65 to 70%. It's not even close. I don't remember. You're not remember what he looked like last year, guys. I do. That's a smarter player. No, look, it's not a player player means it's still in reserve. If you need it, I went back and I looked and I freeze frame, not alley oop, but everyone is like the one that almost dunked it. And everyone's like, oh, that would have been amazing. And I looked where he was. Okay, we have video evidence of Robert Williams head above the rim last year, okay? He went up for that one and he was this his head was this far below the rim. He wasn't even close. He's literally a foot less on his vertical right now. It is not even close. He had moments. He's not not jumping at all. He had another one where he, from a standing position, he can not get off the ground yet guys. He's still can't do it. He had another one where he rim rattled a dunk. You know, and he couldn't get it up and over. He had a couple of moments. That was a moment of telling when that happened. There were a couple of moves that were better, but like I said, I went back to look, I was like, where was he on that? He wasn't even close. It looked big because his arm was back here. His head was this far below the rim. Last year he was up and over on those things. I mean, like I tweeted it, they threw that to they threw that love to last season's rob. And he did, and he didn't get it. Last season's rob throws that thing down with his teeth. Yeah, but anyway, we got four files in the first 8 minutes he's on the court too..
"raptors" Discussed on Front Burner
"We know that that of course you want the raptors twin another championship we all we all want that of course but i guess one question that i hear a lot of people talk about when they talk about you is what might come next. I guess we talked about some people that you're very close with brock obama. You know you were just on the campaign trail with justin trudeau. Do you see yourself. Maybe pursuing a future in politics people talk about that a lot and they talked way. They do they do. I hear it all the time. Yeah i i am interested in knowing what goes on in the world the way i look at it as i have a good voice where i am today and i'm appreciative of that and i don't take it for granted and so we'll see what the future brings. So maybe so. I'm telling you i'm already a politician from your perfect final question. I i'm hoping that we can end this conversation. Which has been wonderful. Thank you so much with the high point of your professional career. The nba championship night. In oakland and i wonder if there's a quiet moment that you might be willing to share with us a about that night that will stay with you forever. They're a couple moments of it. And because of what happened in oakland the moment on the court was taken away from me but i will never ever forget my wife ordering account remember if it was in and out all chicks filling and we had to fly back to toronto because my daughter was graduating from when you have five. What are you graduating from him. Yes in the guy so but when we got on the plane we had the burgers and the pilots had champagne for us. No air was the moment just two of us you know like there and all the texts that you got you got from friends people well-wishers everybody pray us from africa and then you take off and i can't remember if we had wi fi on the plano we slept off and then you wake up in the morning in toronto and there's another billions of tax that came in that moment those moments way incredible you know like to just sit back and you are not even been bothered by anybody but this to see my kids you know like when you walk into the door and we came in from san francisco of come from the airport..
"raptors" Discussed on Front Burner
"Kyle. Lowry know in the best. I wonder how you think his story and his trajectory might fit into sort of the larger story of the raptors evolution. Maybe especially as a team works to rebuild down you know. I want to hope that there's going to be bigger. I'm better than kyle lowry. Because he has opened up that door. Yeah he's yeah all these records and what he's done you know these things. He broke other people's records. You know like they are the people that were spoken of as the best raptors of all times. You know like you can argue vince. Carter and how we made. Young players wanted to agree setup. Corey joseph's the wiggins and all these guys the barrett rj barron the latest and some say the biggest name in basketball the amount of canada. He's already got the hardware including a recent harry jerome award and actually usually reserved for people so much. Further into their careers may watched vince. Carter right one point. You could argue the mar- you know like what do i did. Incredible and it was unfortunate. How we think everything went you know like but i still see him that way. You know like he's erupted. That stands out in an incredible way. And then you look at people that way here. Too that dean. Stay that long. You know like kawhi. Leonard might arguably to be you know like a one year greatest her of all time i mean like so and then the talents of the tracy mcgrady's or chris bosh is you know like so but kyle just came on you know and the took off and what gives the most credit to that championship. Do you think he was also also talking about leadership. He was a leader on the team. And is there a deficit on the team. Now do you have to kind of rebuild rebuild that no. We're going to rebuild as a team. Where a young team. But we there is no deficit in leadership. You know. fred is an unbelievable leader. Yeah this is where everybody is going to see now in the kind of leader. Here's another team of now. There's going to be growing pains. Trust me you know like it's not sometimes it's gonna be tough to watch like but we know what's coming we know you know. Why excited about the young talent. They're excited to play. I think to see how or g pascal fred. going to evolve is leaders as lead players and then the young guys you know like the binds the malachi. The delay knows in sports people. Think now right you know and this is where we have to be patient. You know like let it grow right right. Maybe it's not just sports. That people are so obsessed with the now. But you're saying this is long a long game. You're not only known for the work that you do with the raptors but you also have the reputation for helping african players find their path within the nba players like pascal like surge arguably the biggest star from the last nba season. Janas says running the floor once again comes out of nowhere. Brill's it off the backboard yata staff. The tax breaks no doubt given the two time. Mvp in the league. This year's bill russell finals. Mvp at tenneco is originally from nigeria. As are you and can. Can you talk to me a little bit about your connection with him. you know. i don't talk to publicly about thou one yannis and his family so dear to me. We just have a unique relationship and friendship. That honestly now goes beyond basketball. Know so i leave it at that. Might you talk about what it what it meant to you when you saw him. Crowned last season's mvp. Yeah in incredible. I i remember watching watching it and filling incredibly proud of what the young mind accomplished. You know like that.
"raptors" Discussed on Front Burner
"Wanna take a step back to going back to before Calorie arrived and became a toronto raptor. What was the state of the franchise at that time. And can you tell me a bit. About how lowry change that. Yes so you know at the time. Bryan colangelo was the general manager. So this was before just before masai jerry came and this was a few years after chris. Bosh had left toronto in free agency and gone to miami to to team up and win two championships with lebron james and to in weight. And if we go back before. Chris bosh it was a dark period after the raptors had traded. Vince carter who requested out of toronto to go to new jersey. So you're talking about probably a decade of reno raptors basketball on the pos. Vince carter era where they made the playoffs. A few times were eliminated in the first round but clearly. Just we're not in the conversation in the nba. They were just not a relevant franchise. And you know cal came here and obviously there was a series of other moves to you know. I think we can't talk about this era without mentioning dhamar rosen's impact as well but once colin damara was here. You know they turned the raptors along with head coach. doing casey. Into a winning program coincidence the rappers. Greatest years coincided with kyle lower on the floor and you know messiah juries arrival helped with that. You know the all star game came here. They got a new practice facility And the raptors just became a more credible franchise and they started to win behind. Kyle and demars well and if you jump forward now nine years after Arrived here people around the league. Talk about the raptors as one of the most respected organizations and kyle lowry's fingerprints are all over that and it just felt like it was a gradual process. I don't have the exact years in my head but it felt like they would make the playoffs losing a first round to brooklyn for example when they have kevin garnett if leading up to that championship. It was just a gradual process of the rapper rafters. Getting just a little bit better every year. Yeah and then you know. There was a lot of heartbreak along the way. Like you mentioned you know getting swept in the first round by the washington wizards losing to lebron james in what seemed like you know every single year and you know it seemed like the raptors had really reached a ceiling in terms of what they had built and obviously the trade for kawhi leonard. Really push them over the top. But you know for me. The twenty nineteen championship. Run will obviously be about kawhi but for me. It's always about calorie. Because he represented the journey of these raptors. You know he had been criticized leading up to the twenty nineteen playoff run about his up and down performances in the playoffs. You know there was one series when they played against the miami heat. Where you know. He was in such a shooting slump. That after a game one loss he went back onto the court to get shots up after a playoff game. Which is something that you just never saw before you know from from players and you know for him to have the performance that he had in two thousand nineteen during the championship bronze score the first eleven points in the.
"raptors" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"All right, Matt broad. So who is your next man up for the Lakers for this game? And I love that. We've got a lot of options. We we've got so many options that I'm so tempted to pick something against the grain. Like can I pick Ben McLemore for the shooting boost? Even though he didn't suit up tonight? Is that a thing the Lakers or 45% free since Ben McLemore signed think that's a hell. Yeah. So we we talked about how he would address the three-point shooting need we didn't necessarily say he'd be the ones hitting all the threes right now. Okay, I'm going to be serious. I think I think that there's there are a few good options here. I think I'm actually going to go with THD tonight surprisingly just saw the staff from lakerfilmroom. This is actually the first game that teach these ever led the Lakers in scoring with sixteen which again not much of a not much of a high-scoring not much of a high scoring night. But that just comes to speak to how well balanced the offensive attack was but I thought tht was good tonight does what he does gets to the rim knock down to three had a couple of ones but we're going to just ignore those and focus on the good ones. Yeah. I thought he had us all at night all around gave the team scoring punch kept the Raptors at Bay when they looked like they might go on a little bit of Rome. Make it more of a game. So Props it to you. See you tonight good for him. That's a great pic. And I would I would pick somebody else right just a mix it up a little bit. I think there's some guys we could certainly say Markieff Morris with dead birds and 15.6. My second shooting. He was was also great. But I mean if I'm being realized that tht was the bigger Difference Maker on the night, he was tremendous and here's what I really love is not seen a Talen horton-tucker that has been may be hesitant is the word I want to use for as a three-point shooter right THD has been a little bit reluctant to take that shot because he hasn't shot it very well. He's been the worst 3-point shooter on the Lakers sitting right around the mid-20s twenty-five twenty-six percent right in there tonight. We saw an aggressive Talen Horton Tucker. That was not only taking the shots, but the shot looked better looked like he was shooting it with confidence. He was shooting it knowing he was going to make it rather than shooting at hoping he didn't miss it and there is a difference there. And so Talen Horton Tucker tonight. I thought was tremendous did have four turnovers. But again, The amount of of time he spent handling the ball 26 minutes tonight. I think we'll be okay with that 6 is this for board 17 points? Like you said, he was fantastic fantastic and this is now three good games in Iraq. Then I have to wonder, you know, we talk about revenge games Matt. Is there such a thing as like like an anti revenge like the Raptors were trying to trade for Taylor Tucker and they couldn't couldn't get that done at 5ghz had to go out and show them just how good he really is. I think that might be part of it. It's like hey, look what you guys could have had but I'm going to just decide to destroy you tonight..