35 Burst results for "raptors"
Boston - Report Details ‘Heated Confrontation’ Between Marcus Smart And Jaylen Brown, Who ‘Needed To Be Separated’
"Air down to Oh, they have a huge game three tonight against the Heat. Their season rests on it because, of course, no MBA team has ever come back from a 30 Siri's deficit. And it's time to see you. The Celtics are. Of course you read the reports. The athletic had the story on Friday. Postgame blowup falling game to Marcus Smart, Jalen Brown having a heated confrontation inside of the locker room they needed to be separated by their teammates. They then talked it out with Jason Tatum and Kemba Walker and Bride Stevens's room around one in the morning agent which Morales give ESPN had that is well yesterday. So this is a turning point for the Celtics and Are they going to fall apart or just going to be a rallying cry for them? Because there is one thing that's for certain the Celtics are a team right now. That can't close their close, but they can't cause it struggled to close against the Toronto Raptors. And they've struggled mightily to close against the Miami heat in games one and two of the Eastern Conference finals. And that is the reason why they're currently down, and that extends To the sidelines next since the coach Brad Stevens. You talk about Mike Budenholzer and some mistakes he made with the Bucks. Brad Stevens, also struggling to close and adjust to Erik Spoelstra and the Heat. So is this a Celtic seemed, is falling apart. Or is this a turning points? We get ready for Game three of the Eastern Conference finals on the other side at
Houston Rockets fail to stave-off elimination in loss to the Los Angeles Lakers
"So, there's a whole list of ways to For a whole host of the culprits here. Right IF PEOPLE WANNA start scapegoating or pointing fingers at the reason for the rockets. Quick Demise. This postseason I might point to James Harden just say they're fundamentally flawed because of the the style that he plays and how how hardened centric they are that I will always key on that. I but there is the Russ Hardin experiment. There's small ball itself. There's the catch all analytics failed that there's there's the camp out there who wanted to blame analytics or Darrell Blame Mike Dan Tony. It's about maybe it's about his system although I don't think they were running what Mike is usually known for. Is there one thing that stands out to you? That was that the primary culprit for why they failed this particular postseason? Well I'll answer that two ways first and foremost is that it's very hard to win an NBA championship especially coming out of the Western conference I think people forget that think how you have to beat our. You know now with Lebron James Who's arguably the best player in the League one of the best of all time he is here, Wilde Leonard whose I believe has the best. Regular season win percentage in the NBA history who may be on the verge of leading his third different team to an NBA championship is the best player he's out here and the no. Forget the team in the bay that went to the finals five years in a row they're going to be back next year and how are those are the guys you have to just to get To the NBA finals out of the West. So I think in our winner, take all society it's easy to forget that as I mentioned, I think the rockets have been arguably the second best team in the NBA over the last four five years So they are close however to answer your question more directly. The biggest concern I have like I said is on the biggest stage look. Who sometimes as an executive coach or player, and sometimes it's not that's what happened to him a few years ago in game seven when they missed twenty seven consecutive threes or whatever it was that's part of the deal that way this thing goes the way it shouldn't go. Howard. If you'RE GONNA WANNA win anything at a high level is you always have to try you always have to compete. You always have to give your best effort. Now can Houston do that? Can they answer those questions that remains to be seen and unfortunately were they new head coach coming in? I think to some extent Howard whenever next season starts it doesn't really matter what they. Do in the regular season you and I both think the Houston Rockets as you know currently constructed or very likely to be playoff team again, the western conference but the questions are going to start again when they get to the playoffs and frankly I don't think they'll be able to answer those questions until the playoffs are ending as far as did they show up and compete every night because we have two examples in the last four years where they haven't done that in the big stage and has a lot of people myself included scratching their head as far as you know why James Harden, his teammates didn't even try to rise to the occasion. Yeah it's. You lay it out correctly or I would agree with the way you laid out, which is as you start looking forward. Immediately you have to think about. All right. Well, who who are we chasing and if we assume everything stays static that Lebron Anthony Davis are still together that Paul, George is still together. The nuggets aren't going anywhere. So there's a three teams at the top. Already, the warriors could very easily and should jump back into the top four. Even Gotten to Utah or the rising mavericks or anything else yet, and at best the rockets are V before we've even gotten through this season much less the off season and getting next. Look ahead like do we know how do we? How do you forecast them's anything better than that, and that's fine. If you're young team on the rise, if you're the mavericks and you look out an next year source, maybe somewhere in the four, five, six range. That's fine. You're young team on the rise you're you're you're building as you go the rockets are you know you're built around two stars in their early thirties? And if you're if you're not going forward, then you're going backward the you're sliding and I don't know that the flexibility is there to to really rebuild around those two guys on the fly here. So I don't know whether assuming darryl still in the job because there's been doubts about that too. But whatever. Whatever the Front Office does this off-season I I do not envy especially in an Arrow or in a year with potentially a shrinking cap with the little or two zero flexibility I don't I just don't know where they go from here unless you go and start entertaining the extremes and that's trading the stars and that that might be even harder. So maybe they have no choice but to just stay on the path, try to find some bargains and hope for the best I
Boston Celtics Beat Toronto Raptors In Game 7, Advance To Eastern Conference Finals
"The Celtics beat the Raptors last night. They'll move on to the Eastern Conference finals to stick on the Miami Heat. Game one starts on Tuesday and the
Boston Celtics next up for Miami Heat in NBA playoffs
"Now, when you do look at the Celtics moving on to face the Miami heat, I have difficulty you know. Usually I have a feeling on who I think is going to win a Siri's. I really have no idea who's going to win that series. At the moment, I might be leaning Miami but that just because the Raptor just pushed the Celtics and it was I think of valiant title defense from Toronto without co I, Leonard What's your early read on the Boston Miami. Siri's Well, my early read is that listen, I mean, they're certainly through the best teams playing the best at the right time in the year. I think it's going to be like Toronto. Siri's a bit of a defensive struggle. The Celtics are the best defensive team left in the playoffs. And you know the heat or the second or third best team, you know, in the playoffs, I think the real key is can can. Miami continued to score? At the level that they have been so far in the playoffs, but I agree with you. I think it's a total talks up. It's gonna be a lot of fun to watch, you know, in many respects very similar styles of play. You know you have stars on both sides. It's going to be fun stuff.
Celtics Beat Raptors In Game 7, Advance To Eastern Conference Finals
"To oust the Raptors, 90 to 87 in a game seven. Unbelievable that a man, those guys, they beat us fair and square made. They play the show hard. They made it tough on us. We made tough on them. You know, we had opportunities to win it, but they came on and did their job and they want me gone. That's Kyle. Larry is Boston got 29 points. 12 Board seven assist from Jason Tatum, along with 21. I'm Jalen Brown. They advanced to face the heat in the Eastern Conference finals. Meanwhile, nuggets down 15 in the second half
Millsap helps Nuggets rally, stun Clippers 111-105 in Game 5
"The nuggets staying alive staying alive mill sap helps the nuggets rally to stun the clippers. That's fair to say one eleven one. Oh, five in game five. Series three two but they still got a Chance Trade Kirby already professor Paul Millsap pissed off Paul home. You kidding me. I thought this one was over. A twelve point lead have for the clippers they were looking good quiet Leonard was doing his thing. Look really impressive. The defense was all right. And Paul millsap was honestly looking washed. In the first half and then Marcus Morris Wench. Chin with him you never go Chinda Chin. Forehead. Only, he went Chinda Chin and that set Paul millsap off fourteen points in the third quarter. Basically brought the nuggets back into the game they got into an incredible rhythm and then eventually the clippers just couldn't stop him. They stayed hot until the fourth quarter and it was all because Paul millsap like he's beefed with the Morris brother before I don't really know which one it was I think it was marquee, but I am not a guarantee. He has history with the family. Let's say that and it happened again tonight and somehow it cost the clippers the game pissing off Paul? You don't do it in down in the bubble. Like Paul Millsap was getting dragged in the first half. He was looking terrible and then you know unleashed the whole.
Celtics' young core heads back to East finals
"The Oh we lost to eat at. He's enough of us. There was a period think bruce off the tweeted at the raptors gave up a fifteen to two period to the celtics thirteen to zero period to the Celtics. If they're doing that I mean you're giving up twenty two points over any sort of period of this game. It's just very hard to stay in touch and the fact that the representing close enough to win is pretty remarkable. Really so I think we all knew that raptors weren't going to get blown out in this game. We're going to scrap for everything but the Celtics just had better defense I mean their defense I thought tonight was very fast. And on the offensive end, I mean, they end up a little bit there in the last couple of minutes the Celtics they couldn't quite get the shots I was looking for in the baskets trying to get but. Overall, their defense I mean the Raptors Ham, any tough contested shots did the raptors have to take and might a few they did make a few but overall that was the thing I think Boston's defensive just to go to and Pascal this series just had to win for him anyway to not.
"raptors" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Solve. Hitting a peak three light. I. Mean that just and Marcus all actually played better last night Indiana didn't play many minutes on the sixteen I think in the end but I think he's actually sixty minutes were better than what was saying for for the rest of the series allowed. For a veteran like that I mean you you've got to at least play out there but not him too many minutes if he's not playing well but thank God he finally hit a shot just sort of finally delivered because you know he's a legend he's just having a rough rough time not a great match up this recife aim to actually contribute. It was just a beautiful moment was a beautiful thing to see. The Raptors contributions from a lot of these guys you said, Sergia right tasks I think it's overlooked in this crazy game this thriller, the surge impact where he you know he was he caught fire from three and sort of kept the raptors alive og thought played phenomenal. He hit big shots. Of course down the stretch norm we've talked about kyle mother dog he's incredible and yeah just like the van Vliet not a great night from him looks dot com. Amazing defense hit one good shot. You know baseline jumper there see. CJ mccollum squeak CJ mccollum tweeted cows gotTA. Stop to buddy pretty sure I knew talking about Pascal. CEAC. Buddy. He just couldn't find it. Oh, man it was just leaving them short. That was a problem everyone he was going. He was pushing rather than shooting the best like hoping it would go robin shooting with any confidence in and that's the thing again, a credit to the way jalen Brown has played him logically in this series is like Has Not had any easy opportunity. So now he gets in there and he's like he kind of forget what to do. Just throwing it up there and he's like, is this going to go in and Oh my God when they leave him on the front of the Rim led this game was. The emotions I probably wasn't the best father of the year last. Not I have to say my son's fourth birthday. I'm trying to play Lego I'm trying to be a good dad, but I'm just like Oh my God where you put the ball in the. Brings out such incredible emotion. I. The thing is a funny thing is I think he tweeted this earlier this series, this Celtics team is not the Paul Pierce it celtics whether it's easy to hate those no Kimba Jalen Jason Marcus smart as well for me like these guys are like kind of are really respect these. Percent Agree with that? So. When you know in that position you like I mean, obviously you go for the raptors. Cheese is like you sort of want the celtics to do as so it's a it's an emotional rollercoaster. I tell you. Oh, my God I'd like to say this about Siaka five, nineteen over five from three. Defensively, I mean he did he he played a tournament play more minutes than lowry in this game, which is pretty mind boggling fifty four minutes. But with him at times as the GO-TO Guy I. regret anything bad ever said about Demar Derozan days as a Toronto Raptor. Play I do and I've said, you know my fair share things criticizing him some decisions Lee when he was the raptors to my God. Arkham isn't even close to A. And it's tough. It's tough and that's why you needed these contributions from the other guys. Because, he can't get anything going. Okay. Hit the shot hit one big shot. It's big every shot counts. Down, the stretch there but that was really yet besides. It almost looked like he was point shaving out there and the way he was he was missing layups all the time like he was getting open shots and the guy was still missing layups. But the good thing for the Celtics is that Jason Tatum really isn't playing in the past Games. They've done a very good job on tatum making his shots tough in Kemba Walker played fifty two minutes and scored five points that happen. That's a tough. That's pretty defense. If you're the raptors, they definitely like to switch things up in. Obviously they're making a point to eat playing a little bit smaller. It makes it tougher for those easy step in three pointers. Those easy jump shots, they threw him off a little bit and it has been big. You know he's had an up and down series. He's had a great game than a bad game then a great game than a bad game. So you know coming into game seven, you gotta be feeling a little confident that Kimble all bounce back but the raptors have done a really good job taken away the best offensive players on the Celtics. When Kemba I mean late in the game don't ask me when it was but Kemba a rough night. All night. You're right. Great job from the defense. You know there were some boxing in one of course and just completely just trying to shut him down giving them the curry treatment there in the finals but he got matched up on og tasks and he couldn't. He you went to a beautiful step that credible defender hit that and I was like oh now now. Kemba Zero Great. You know that's huge. That might be at somehow they still pull this l. but what did you think I'll let let's ask you this I know the beantown boys need us task. We gotta talk about the Camera Kimba was fouled late there in overtime. Did they swallow the whistle now and what's your opinion with the regulation relations? He's I can't keep track I. Understand I understand he listened he had a it was a rough night up until that point I like the the the the contrast in the reports from the coaches because they were playing box one on Kemba Walker, Nick, nurse airplane boxing wandering taken away A. Lot, of his stuff Brad Stevens said we're getting a lot of good looks 'cause they're playing box. Yeah. I like these guys and they're apparently they're hanging out even in the in the bubble in the hotels according to Sam Amick Brad, Stevens, and Nick nurse amicable. But then on the court, they don't like each other they don't like these box but yeah, two seconds left. What I talked about off the top. With Kemba Walker and O. Annon OBI. Non Calm shooting call those plays they're back to back two seconds left and zero point nine seconds left at the end of regulation. I like how the referee swallow whistle on the Kemba Walker play I know he was hit. He was definitely hit but he also had a chance at a layup it was he had to finish that play I think he. You don't want to finish this game on free throws to me. It sounds of stupid talking to both sides of my mouth. But at the same time, he could've finished that and he got up and he started yelling, Monty Monty Monty mccutchen who vice-president of referee development and training according to the athletic reporting who's sitting there courtside he wasn't yelling at the referees but he's yelling at the guy who runs the rest supervisor. Yeah. But at the same time. There was a sort of a makeup call on the other end because it was an. Attempt for Markelle soul inbound to og. Annan ob who touched the ball at the rim and it wasn't called a shooting foul again I liked how it wasn't decided on free throws. They're probably should've been more time put on the clock instead of zero point like one point nine really for the last ditch attempt by Pascal CEAC. But it wasn't a shooting attempt either.
"raptors" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Survived the Celtics in double overtime fashion and force a game seven. Record to himself. Game seven indeed. It was always going to be this way I've said this before tasked with games like this when we get into double overtime thrillers. Their next to impossible for me to like break down because I can't remember when things. End of regulation first overtime, second overtime. There's so many big plays in this game shots. Turnovers interesting calls or non calls from the official it's a mess. It's a jumble in my head. So please what's your big takeaway? Do you are you in the same boat as me or can you? Make. A little more sense of this crazy crazy entertaining game a we are only capable of processing forty eight minutes of basketball. It's totally true when you go back and you look at what happened or you read stories on the athletic about it, you see Whoa that happen well, that happened. These these memories come flooding back that happened eight minutes ago but it just seemed like in this game of the ball game of the playoffs game of the nineteen twenty season so far it just seems like there was backbreaking moment after Brac backbreaking moment, it should have ended so many times, right? But. I'm glad that it ended the way to the players. decided it. Was Ripe in about referees at the end of the fourth quarter, and maybe there is a makeup call for a non call. Totally that could be the case I don't care I like basketball more than I like referees if you WanNa Talk. You WanNa talk about the referees go listen to the last two minutes podcast breakdown line by line. What happened in the last couple of minutes? Is there a podcast called? No because basketball is better than referees and I think in the end of the Celtics missed a great chance to end this series because. The good thing about trying to wrap your head around this game skeets is that there weren't a lot of baskets towards the end of the game right. and. So there weren't that many moments. Celtics just had such an opportunity with the raptors not hitting a bucket for the last four, twenty, four of regulation. That is bonkers seventeen points of a fourth quarter game in a closed opportunity for the Celtics I think the Celtics are really really we're gonNA going to regret missing this one I, think it's just going to give the raptors momentum going into game seven like it did after and Obi hit. That game three big shot going into game four plus you got guys going which sort of reminded me last year the guys who weren't going for the Toronto Raptors until collide drag them along they finally started going for family was terrible in the first couple of series, and then he five found his way after the raptor started winning and that's how it felt for with Markelle soul hitting his first three against the Boston Celtics this season but normally. Normally, our the big story is absolutely norm. Powell, Calorie. Got Them there but Norman. Powell. nobody likes this shot a saw Lee very upset at the end of the first overtime without isolation. But Norman Powell ten points in the second overtime I'd to look up again ten points in a five minute period bonkers. Can we call him norm now? skeets yes. That's norm with an exclamation mark for sure you've been norman for a good chunk of this bubble run really ended the postseason. Yeah. That was amazing. Twenty three points on always eleven shots and like you said, fifteen in the in the overtime periods and yeah, you're right. I tweeted it as well. Didn't love the I. Loved the Ice Oh on Kemba. I like that I mean, that's the weakest defender on the Celtics go at him. I thought norm completely just bailed them out with the. Of step back three it just like you could have got a better look for sure you didn't need a three of course, but he made up for it doesn't matter. and. I will say this game task I dunno interested to hear your thoughts as a raptors fan. It just felt like every quarter and then into every overtime, this is what it felt like. Raptors around three or four all that was a big play by the Celtics I'm freaking out. I. Think the season's over. Oh, wait a celtics the ball score here. It's really over await. Somehow they turned it over we got steal raptor shot. We're still alive. We're still alive. That's what it felt like. No, I don't like twenty times in this game now admit I'll admit early on Brad wanamaker hit some threes onsite. Gresham it hard. Hard man when he had the second three and the raptors. Looked like they were playing underwater basketball. That's what it looked like it was so slow everything was such such a difficult shot nothing was easy. Of course, Celtics Defense I mean everywhere. I did not like the chances again like all game long us like. I don't know it's like you get to four five like that. Obviously late minutes it's like Oh my God they have everything has to go right here. They have to get a stop and they did a lot of the times and then they have to score and you know big big shots from a lot of guys. Og bigshots obviously kyle huge. Just I mean, there are three huge buckets for 'em. Late in these games in the games I mean beams, I say regulation overtime in double overtime and then playoff p but. That was a way. WHO's no. Way. Off. Yes yes. Play it. I love it. He yeah he showed up norm did. Who Cares about missing that that shot at the end of the time it was a terrible play but you know a tie game and there was no time left on the clock. He kind of got what you wanted. It would have been awesome if it went in. But whatever he came in showed up just like Norman Powell does once a playoffs he's GonNa win you a game and luckily for the Raptors was in a must win game. Six. That was just that was awesome to watch. But you're exactly right to ask how do you keep track of the things that happen here's how you do it subscribe to the athletic at the athletic dot com slash notes and read all the great work from the Raptors and Celtics writers because yeah, I forgot grant Williams making to corner threes..
Leonard, Clippers beat Nuggets 96-85, take 3-1 series lead
"Raptors beat the Celtics and double overtime one, twenty, five, one, twenty, two series, even three and three eight guys over fifty minutes in that game four for each team and the heart of a championship. Championship team showed itself last night without Kawhi Leonard Kyle Lowry at Thirty Three Hawaii thirty eleven nine assists four steals clippers beat the nuggets ninety, six, eighty, five they're up three games to one there. You got game four Lakers rockettes tonight
Thrilling Raptors and Celtics series heading to a game 7
"I want to switch gears. Now to the Toronto Raptors game versus the Boston Celtics obviously, it was gained six I really thought the Celtics were closed. One out. There are a lot of questionable calls this game specifically at the end of regulation there was a no call on a Kemba Walker left and I was clearly a foul, the Raptors one, one, twenty, five, the one, twenty, two in. A double overtime game to push this series to seven games. The best player was Kyle lowry man played fifty three minutes got thirty point three, hundred, thirty, three points, eight rebounds six assists absolutely incredible employed twenty-one Norman Powell had twenty three. He had a big and one after a steal one of the big places the game on the Boston Celtics side Marcus Smart. Twenty three he's been electric lately. Jaylen. Brown continues to improve after that bad game two games ago. He's at back to back bounce back game thirty, one points, sixteen rebounds and two assists Tatum at twenty, nine and fourteen and nine almost twenty nine point triple double ties with eighteen and seven Kemba. Walker was really the only no show for the Boston Celtics, tonight. At Five, points seven assists to eleven from the field and fifty one minutes. Only five points that's abysmal for Kemba. Walker. Especially going into team that I don't really necessarily think somebody that can guard him a guy like, Caldera. Maybe for advance leak got the assignment a couple of times and a couple possessions I understand that but I don't know. Big Win for the Toronto Raptors I really do believe this game simplicitas if I told you from the beginning of the series of toss up obviously the Celtics went up to all Toronto responded to go to tie it to to Boston got a big game five victory I thought that would really seal the series I thought the Celtics would win tonight the close up at the rafters just won't quit man they won't die one of the scrappy EST teams in the NBA. One. Of the best defensive teams than the to hold a team to what only one hundred and what twenty two points in double overtime keep in mind in double overtime. That's impressive. That's playing. Basketball essentially more that's playing what? No about five quarts of basketball the hold somebody to one hundred, twenty, two points is impressive stuff. Can they get it done and gained seven? I'm not sure I'm still going to have to take the Celtics I. Think the Celtics probably should have won this game I thought for a majority of the game. They were the better team and again that no call and Kemba Walker at the end of regulation was a brutal. No call I thought two free throws, and then obviously maybe Toronto a game winner I game tire and not sure. Again Kemba Walker should have gone two free throws at the end of the game. My opinion was a close one but all is fair in love and war the referees for pretty much every game are always going to be considered bad right. Every single playoff game fans are going to have a disagreement with it but specifically, that can no call that was poor that was a bad call.
Boston Celtics Dismantle Raptors In Game 5, Take 3-2 Series Lead
"So the Celtics dominate. The Raptors in game five last night's put the reigning champs on the verge of Elimination Boston never trailed in the one eleven eighty nine win and how to lead his biggest thirty points in the third quarter. The Celtics starters outs for the raptors starters by a staggering ninety, three to forty five, and now they have a chance to punch their ticket to the eastern finals on Wednesday leading the series three to. The gave the raptors a little bit of life with that last seconds walk shots they should have won that game and then the series would have a little different look to it I I'm really kind of surprised at how the Raptors of looked in this series though I thought. Played. particularly. Well. They've really they've really been very. Unlike the raptors very down. There, they haven't had their consistent player but walkers for Boston. Yes. But Boston also has been great defensively, which is which is why they look the way that they do in the series is gone away has gone I obviously, I think the Celtics are going to win this series now, but it's just kind of a very. There's the raptors just looked. Completely unwrapped her life is very dysfunctional throwing anything up it didn't look great last night.
Celtics roll in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead on Raptors
"End the playoffs Game five Eastern Conference semifinals, the Celtics beat the Raptors 1 11 89 Jalen Brown 27 points for Boston as all five starters scored in double digits. Celtics starters outscored Toronto starters 93 45 Boston takes a three to Siri's league game three Western Conference semifinals Clippers over the Nuggets. 1 13 107 Paul George 32 points to win for away Coolio gets 30 points, 12 rebounds and lost. Denver layout score. Denver 29 19 in the fourth quarter rally for the win and grab 21 serious advantage.
Celtics roll in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead on Raptors
"The Toronto Raptors Tonight. The seas they won 1 11 89 down in the N B a bubble. They now have a 3 to 2 lead in the best of seven series there, one win away from the Eastern Conference finals. It's 70 degrees in Boston at
Toronto Raptors to Face Boston Celtics for Game 5
"And Celtics resume their second round Siri's tonight with a crucial game five in that series tied up to a few Nuggets Center Cola. Yokich questionable for Game three against the Clippers tonight with a sprained wrist coverage. A 30 Eastern ESPN radio and the ESPN F Buck star for Johannes wanted
Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak frustrated with his health, Celtics continue series following loss to Rapors
"Continue their exit interviews today and after dealing with nagging injuries to end the last couple of seasons, David Posture Knock was asked if he's been frustrated with his health to be well. It is very frustrating, obviously so much more fun money feeling healthy and you feel like you can contribute more and and help your team more after a buzzer beating lost of the Raptors last night, the Celtics will continue their Siri's tomorrow night at 6 30 this easily that best of seven series two games to none. Brian Antonelli, W
OG Anunoby's buzzer beater lifts Raptors over Celtics
"I thought it was about to be midnight for the rafters last night you're down to you lose that game no teams ever overcome through ever in the NBA playoffs in a best of seven but Jay in three point shooting League wouldn't it? Data three, by a guy that had just a dozen points comes through and suddenly. Whole, the Raptors are finished somebody else will be the champs suddenly cut right in half third straight night that the NBA has delivered an absolute. Awesome. Stunning finish miscommunication by the Boston Celtics is wide jalen Brown was pissed off Jason Tatum. Yeah Jason Tatum. You're supposed to switching everything you're switching when you actually get screened is what they were doing and Jason Tatum for some reason I don't know if they were in his own or if they're a man to man, it seemed like they were in a man to man. And tatum didn't get screened and just pointed opposite side. Nobody was man and Toronto. Now, all of a sudden is in the series to two one man Taco should jump go do something Taco wave your arms seven. No. He was waving his arms but I thought he should have jumped. You know jump up and down and waving. He was able to get that ball over there in straight shocks I mean look there's norms zones up. Catch and shoot perfect. He pushed at the to the mass was incredible though I mean to pass. It was a Tom Brady pass from Kyle lowry over the wings eight four Wingspan of seven six TACO fall right in the pocket of og on OBI. That's incredible in indeed it was ten fifty tsn there on the call
Max Has NO FEAR FOR THE DEER + Nick Nurse ‘Coaching Clinic’
"That's not a bad shot wasn't a bad shopping to see not it was a bad shot. But how did they beat Philly? Was that a good shot? Just tell me that was was that a Nick nerve-wracking. This is the best coach you can do we need to Coalinga. Is that the best player you go? Okay. So this is what is what I wanted to hear from you mind me getting that. I mean running off the corner going all the way following the way from the three-point line that that was the way you designed. This is where I'm getting that thing. Okay. So then let's talk about that. Then ignorant didn't have a play lined up in that situation or at least we maybe didn't have the the player. Maybe maybe that's it. In my opinion. He said, you know what they figure things out up to this point. I'm going to let them just keep going cuz I have nothing and that's a problem that's off. Can't be that kind of Coach into play. I believe in this situation that Brad Stevens to me and although Nick nurse is the coach of the year. I like Brad Stevens home is a knows better now like next Nur Nick nurses X's and O's I think he is. I think he gets guys in places. They need to be and it has really worked out well for so so I don't I don't necessarily think that yeah, you want some people that call timeout. Okay, you can call timeout but now you give the other team opportunity to self esteem. So if I promise up until you come down to your file before guy gets into the act of shooting Mean there are a bunch of things. You can talk about that. You can't talk about on the flyer. So that's a good point because you if you're Brad Stevens, I'm telling my guys to foul. They needed three follow. Yeah, but they they going to do that. They did not going to do that because they didn't have that opportunity to think about it. They just play what time on the situation you have more time to think about. Absolutely so that maybe it's why Nick nurse doesn't call a time-out init work off. All you were trying to do is get a decent. Look at it three point shot got a decent Loop. Don't miss don't miss out on this one. It's your chance. You know, Cedric Maxwell says go down absolutely had to betonline.ag today and take advantage of all the great signup bonuses betonline.ag your online sportsbooks experts and it now I don't know man. just feel like when it comes down like you say like when it comes out and accessing those late-game situations, I'm taking Brad Stevens over over Nick nurse all day them, but when Nick nurse but some guy told me later on or off. Yeah, some guy told me the other day on the radio from Toronto said Nick nurses by the arrestee was a give him a clinic in coaching. Okay. Oh, I thought that goes but this is my thing with him. This beef with Nick you you played out that situation, right? It didn't pan out obviously depend on welfare. But you know, you played that card whatever it is what it is right off of 20 minutes later. So it was a microphone in your face and you're gonna complain about oh Jason Tatum got their free throw line too many times all the favors. I mean, excuse me, all the referees gave him that one come on and while you're trying to put up there and you're trying to put something in somebody's you're trying to put some because if it's not working you're down to well, you're trying to put your grabbing it whatever you can grab that actually the course of the year. You're trying that your job. Well, you're grabbing it what you can grab it. See I can really hasn't been that guy you know that said, oh my God, there's no way to stop. I'll come David Jaylen Brown has done a nice job. I'm just I sewing being one off. Woman with G acha you gotta yeah, and they haven't really had to double-team. That's true. So, you know what Jaylen brown hair but his defense has been underrated. How about the time that Jaylen Brown? I mean you're talking about quickness thought he ripped off calorie calories was dribbling and it was like stripping. Well, yeah look like look like brown was in The Matrix the way he went across and grabbed the basketball game. Carolina was sent he was going back the other way know when the ball on the floor you you ain't got it no more. I looked at him. Where did it go with so long? I mean, it's been it's been eye-opening to see some of the some of the situations and even now down that bubble people talk about or you know, what's going on with Milwaukee Milwaukee is trademark what they do. They give up three's what does what does Miami like to do? Oh you take the reason you're walking Milwaukee is given that more FAQ. To anybody else. So Miami's Forte there strip is shoot the three. Yeah. So if you ever team does knocking down threes in a regular area off and you you're struggling right now with, you know, Yiannis and Middleton and you know, they play great against the Celtics but they've had a you know, Jonas has been if they use the series honest is going to be exposed again time to time MVP. I agree with that. Well, the biggest reason why I agree with that is because you you got a 27-point performance out of Chris Middleton office and you couldn't make that a win like that's a big. Well somebody else involved in this. Well, that's what I'm saying. You know his Lopez involved. Where is Lopez build out. 1 game? Okay lower game loading again if off on your scores Seventeen eighteen, you're in trouble. Well, we're we're and that's the thing about picking up your teammates like somebody who's like Kimba. Okay. Kimball didn't was barely scored and Marcus fairly score. Yep. You had somebody else that kind of shoulder the load until those guys got it together and you look at blood. So what's blessed done during the series always been a little banged up. So I don't I don't trust them this man. This is obviously I've never been like like that's always in my thing Milwaukee. Yiannis is going to be honest, but I don't trust your boys like your squad is shaky Milton will give you those 30.93 here and there but need to make sure those are wins you can give those up Jerry has travels big man. I really like Miami and new series. I just like their Focus right now, too. Yeah. I totally agree. I think again to see to me, it's Jimmy Butler Factor. Yeah, because they those dudes right now bam alabado guys, like they're they're taking on that same Persona is Jimmy Butler like, you know jumping off. Yeah. I mean Jimmy brother man. I mean he said about when you asked about guests and family come into the bubble was you said he I'm not bringing anybody man. 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"raptors" Discussed on The Jump
"He's one of the best in the League right. Paul one team can't win on the road but has that kind of success at home. How much of it's up here in? This has a lot to do. I'm telling you mental toughness and you know they're young team so I don't know if it has something to do with them hanging out on the road this is serviceable guys. Go out on the road and you know tend to get more rest at home so I don't know if that's it or is just the mental toughness part. I still think Philly has all all the tools to get out of these. They are the team to get out of the east. They are the team that can push Milwaukee they have all the pieces this is in place they have the link they have athleticism. They have the talent can they were going to see but if they play with that fire the pulse talking about on the road once the playoffs start and then you come back home and you go. Oh well we know we got here. I think Philly is that team that is going to have a whole different level of you've confidence Going into those last couple of games when they need it the most slow. They're up to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. If they can just climb into the top four they can. At least we start the playoffs with record advantage. That would help things out. I do think the lineup changed really help them. I'm curious to see the chemistry long-term how that fits Al Horford obviously did not come into the sixers to come off the bench. He said all the right things after the game yesterday He said look. I'm a good teammate. I'll do what I'm told it's we'll have to see if that just can settle in and be comfortable so for him he is. He is someone who is interesting. Thing there so dominant at home and the best home team if they could be dominant in the playoffs at home. You only got one Rogaine and you can get the series if you go undefeated that take care of business at home regardless whatever see they are they can take care of thinking about it. They want every home game but just we'll have to win one roll game series. They can win every city. Can you imagine if they go and win game. I'm one of a series. When they're they're not having that homecourt advantage you go on the road you get that? I wanted to stay at home right now. Are you cool Paul with Philly fans booing embiid during player introductions and when he first touch the ball absolutely I mean his actions speak volumes when he sends since these sweet and been goes back and forth with Jimmy Butler. They're like oh.
"raptors" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"The. Greetings, and congratulations to the Toronto Raptors. I'm Ryan russillo. My podcast. Thank you. For downloading, here's the plan. Normally we'd never do this Friday deal. But it's just the way it broke. And that means we watch so very excited to come on, and speaking of which, by the way, the wo- JR podcast is come to ESPN July burst just in time for free agency. Get all the information reaction to which stars going, where guests who his first guest is going to be. What's up? We think I mean unless you bought Myers, I'll get bumper Bob Myers. Although nobody likes bonfires now. So I have so many things to deal with here. I can't wait to do this whole podcast. I actually was in San Francisco slash Oakland. What last night for game six it was the last deal again. So that's why we did this Friday. He's back in Connecticut. So, yeah, we'll have. Oh, John a little bit later and kind of look ahead. But there's a lot for me to do. And I don't know where I really wanna start. I should start with Toronto because they one right? Well. No, I mean, I don't know if I should have you on the podcast today. I'm afraid why? Just because, you know we both agree to much. It's not even that we agree to much both like Golden State fair. That's right. But I have some things that I just find the warriors injury thing, a little bit more interesting. Yeah. I mean I, I don't know. Yeah, but we start with Toronto. Okay. Let's start with Toronto respect for Toronto because despite all this. I think it's always kind of funny, how all of this works now is that if you like one team or whatever I've never hated Toronto. I think it's pretty clear. I've not enjoyed the Kyle Lowry stuff over the years, plural. But look that guy came out game six was on fire. We're looking around just give you some perspective. I did the hoop stream show pre-game from the core. Really cool to be in that building. I did tweet out that I don't know if anybody's been oracle more than one game and has zero wins that's me. So for Mr. warrior over here have made it twice in a week for the first time ever, they lost both times, so to see the raptors come out. The greatest. There's so many different things about this raptors team that admire one that when it's new, you, you saw team that never really got that flustered..
"raptors" Discussed on Around the Horn
"The architect of the NBA, who could everybody would want, and what do you page and Kevin black stone the tiebreaker here is going to go in favor of Israel Gutierrez because he had the Toronto Raptors in in the finals. Is that absolutely? It is. Yes, we haven't seen any. Videotape. You don't want to see the video. I got tapes. I. So Dan Gutierrez showdown only time for one and it's going to be USA versus Chile Sunday, all the goals, all the celebrations versus Thailand early this week. Todd was ranked thirty fourth in the world, Chile is ranked thirty nine now, they play in different confederations, whether that means one's better than the other you guys can ascertain that on your own. But the question I have for you and George, you could start us off. You think the way the game for Thailand played out will change the way US plays Sunday and react Sunday. What would that mean? I don't think it changes the way they play, they're gonna keep attacking and scoring as much as possible. But I do think the way they celebrate could be different but they won't admit to that part of it. They'll just say, hey look, we had people who scored their first goal in that first match. That's no longer the case. We've been there and we've done that. And that's why it'll be muted. I don't think that they will, and I don't think that they should this, this team has a group of leaders that are defiant. They're not passive this. Is the stuff that these women have worked their entire lives for? And if they are on the verge of the most dominant World Cup run ever, which after that first game you never really know. It could be the may should celebrate every single goal because this is what they're going to remember most for their entire believe the criticism in any way is a conversation in the back of their heads at this point right now, Israel. I do and I do, but I do think they're going to be defined about it, and they're going to celebrate at the level, whatever that feels normal and natural. Well, let's see what your celebrators level normal natural for you. Is there a good Sierras take the FaceTime? Thank you very much. I'd like to spend a little bit of time talking about this Tyson fury. Tom Schwartz fight. It's on ESPN plus on Saturday, just wanted to let you guys know what it feels like to watch Tyson fury, man, who's been very open about it beliefs. Including the fact that homosexuality and the acceptance of it is a sign that the world is ending. It makes me feel like I don't matter. It makes me feel like my friends don't matter. It makes me feel like my partner doesn't matter. It takes me right back from my teenage years in my early childhood. When I looked around and thought everybody was looking down on me that, that I'm lesser than just because this way, I was born, but I'm still gonna watch and I'm going to hope that it strengthens me because it's because of guys like that, that I have to fight every single day. Thank you very much, Israel, Golan, anybody else to find where you are. The monday..
"raptors" Discussed on Around the Horn
"It's still going to be remembered as the first championship that he won after San Antonio. Toronto's first championship and cetera. But just like you can't ignore the fact that only play twelve minutes in this series and Klay miss some time as well. You can't ignore the fact that these injuries are part of who this team is they've played one hundred plus games for five plus seasons. It was going to happen at some point, and this is the way it happened. Collapsing ugly right before our eyes. That's part of what this team because they weren't so good for so beacon you put it percentage on it percentage of the series was raptors percentage. It was the injuries. The warriors had well right now it certainly seems kind of overwhelming when you see Kevin Durant go down with a blown Aquiles when you see clay go down with an ACL that it has. So. Much to do with injuries. But let me remind everyone that in two thousand fifteen the Cavaliers came into the finals against these warriors without Kevin love who'd been hurting the play offs and then had kyri urban go down in the middle of those finals and had to have had to have a Belva, Dover, a join up with, with LeBron and then try those warriors. How many people look back on that and say, oh, the warriors won that heavenly right about is this one different because it's Durant? And because it's Klay Thompson, and a happened right before our eyes on the court what key moments at probably has they're probably has a lot to do with it. But I think that when you look back, five years from now, I don't think that everybody is going to be remembering that the rewards get your arms around that Toronto really I'm actually going to give you percentages is no one has sixty five percent the raptors thirty five percent for the injuries with the warriors. Here's the deal, man. The, the raptors were seventeen and five this regular season. Without Kawhi Leonard. They are really good team. They won more games than the warriors in the regular season. Even if Kevin Durant was healthy they were as good as anyone this year as far as one through ten on their roster. So you gotta give them a ton of credit. Would he page? I'm a could sixty forty because they won three games on the road. They won five consecutive road games. I mean you gotta give them a great deal of credit for that. The fact again that they look at the warriors they looked old and tired last night worn out curry didn't play very well. I mean what was left of that team? Just the remnants of it just didn't play well the rafters continued to get better. If you think about it during the series, they got stronger. So give them sixty percent forty percent because of what happened. Just pick it up storylines here finals, MBP qui-. How does winning the title change his president is future, and one more thing, and this will take some self reflection on your part, but you guys are you guys a game? Right. Not quite as part. But on your part, what does it tell you about how you viewed him before the way he was talked about through all of last year in San Antonio, the way the work quitter and not a team player was attached to George? I. Well, personally, I was very much side the whole time I always felt like look, these guys know their bodies better than we do. And if they didn't if you didn't feel comfortable in that situation in San Antonio. We should give him the benefit of the doubt in hindsight. We've now seen that with Kevin Durant here recently. Right. And I think that's where we are as people in the media who cover these sports and talk to people. We have to understand that these guys bodies there a temple man..
"raptors" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"He is Jalen, Anthony rose. What about I'm David Jacoby? The cool check here sooner stage, though, Mike. It's news. Jalen and Jacoby. What do we do Mr. rose? We Get. get. It is finally time the NBA finals are upon us game one is tonight in Toronto where you are. Jalen, you said something on the show yesterday that you really need to explain you really think Katie or no. K D, the raptors will win the NBA finals. I do I do do do do do do do do do do do. Here's what KBA playing game one and the way walked to the airplane don't look like you'd be ready for game two for me team with homecourt advantage. A lot of depth up front like the Toronto Raptors half in this series gives them the opportunity to actually win it all this year. That's why. I'm surprised to hear you say this, because even without Katie, you know, this worst seem one seventy three regular season games. You know that. Right. Draymond klay. Steph, how will the rare earth boats play? The same team. This is not the same team. That's what their motto was strength in numbers and wild that model has continued to carry. It's not what you see on the floor. They don't have the, the level of depth that they used to have. So again, I and -ticipant the raptors winning this series, number one, because they don't have K D plan for the warriors. Number two, all of the bodies that you could throw Edry mind. Green up front co- walking gets a minute. So can pass cow siato Serge Ibaka waxing play really well versus the Golden State Warriors in both games this year, and even Mark the Sola different points of the game, all of those files, all of those bodies, all of that lint all of that physicality to each of those guys came bring in that lettuces them to opposed. Not only dream on, but looney ev- bogut. I think the advantage without Katie of front. Clearly is with the Toronto Raptors. So I know how this works you played into Ronco you love t dot you love the six you love Drake..
"raptors" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"She didn't give pass calcium in the deal in Pasco Ceac is kind of a safety net if Leonard leaves that's the guy you try to develop to be your next star. Oh, janet. Obese and other guys at kind of curse season. He's had a really sad off season. But another guy they have high hopes for. There's still something here if Kawai leaves. But if you leave your ceiling drops dramatically, it's not even close to the same thing for the raptors. I absolutely was worth going for quite because you don't get chances at guys like this ever like if you call up that they didn't even bother me gonna call Anthony Davis because the pelicans weren't gonna trade him even even when he was trying to get out. He wasn't kind of lined up for Toronto. If you get a chance to get a superstar like this, you take a swing so many general managers in so many sports, don't put themselves out on a limb. They don't go for the biggest risks. They try to manage to keep their job for another year and another year reason worried about his job. He's not worried about the future so much. I mean he wants to set up the future of choline stays changes everything. But if he doesn't, then they keep going, and they had a shot at a championship, and I think like they're in the NBA finals, they have a shot at a championship so five thirty eight. Has the represent a fifty five percent chance of winning the series, which I think with the prize. Everyone considering they're going up against one of the great juggernaut squads in history of the NBA and also team that seems to be getting better as a playoffs playoffs progress, even as they seem to lose bigger and bigger pieces. Right. They left the markets cousins in the first round loss, Katie for. He's still out. He's I think he's not gonna play in game one. What is going on there? I mean, you know, co is been worldly, obviously as everyone said, but the raptors would at least have to hold serve at home to win the series. The warriors Ozzy amazing. So I mean, does that surprise you favorite ones in thirty eight? Yeah, that number is a little high for me. Because I haven't at about fifty percent to be honest. If you're gonna make the argument for the raptors and I say, this knowing Golden State Warriors panic they've seen every situation, they are absolute champions, Steve Kerr said it really well they're effing giants. Right. The raptors don't expect Kevin Durant series and even despite that I think that Golden State is Golden State, and that's a that's the team. But if I'm making our argument for the raptors. I think this is the best defensive team in the playoffs. They have to defensive players of the year in your starting line-up, plus PASCAL. Ceac moon is going to be an all defense guy. Danny green who is in a slump, but is a borderline all defense guy. Kyle lowry. Excellent defensive point guard. Fred. Vanfleet searcher Baca. There's no one to attack on this team. And when you look at the warriors, the warriors have two scores right now they have clay Steph and those guys are unbelievable. But I think the raptors can take away dream on green. I think they can take away a lot of the, the other members of the Golden State Warriors. I think are going to be overmatched a lot of situations. The real question for me with Rapids, are they're gonna make shots 'cause people underrate, how good the Philadelphia, seventy Sixers were that starting lineup was in Nyland force. I think but walkie was a really good team. This raptors team Milwaukee one sixty and they tried to win every game Yannis misleading ten but they tried to win every game team this raptors team sat Kuiper quarter of the season..
"raptors" Discussed on Through the Wire
"Like Conley does not going to take away from your starters, automatic buck them, but in the raptors where the tops they were amazing the favorites. I think that that would probably push them over the tax. Yeah. I think to be honest. I think they were headed them just because I had the raptors winning Calar. But my car was out of fell way more confident with that. I was a big I'm a big fan of those teams because of what they have. That's when we talked about those teams before the second round even started. My biggest thing was. The bus don't have. He he to me. He means a lot of things he means more than OJ means that around, but I like both of them for those things because it gives you the adept gives you more versatility. Because our g is not some I don't want to pretend like he's some argue monster not like that. But he can guard multiple positions. He and he can't hit. He's up three Andy do and he's had an end the playoffs before. That's all. I'm saying. I don't you know, like, I said, I don't look at Conley. As. John wall Kim will Walker acquired he's here. He's here. He's here. Reclosed? It's here too, though. I think contended team he was carrying that grizzlies team there in the second half. And he's he so she gets for all NBA but during the regular season, nobody was looking to Lowry. Like, oh, we got to get rid of. He was doing. He was an ASTA, and it was winning games. Without Kawhi meet the war reason, why I had it's not it's not I was depending on Carleen Kyle Lowry at all. I don't I don't know what he's going to raise him. He can give me twenty. He can give me zero points. Now. But the thing was I thought this point casper, the Toronto Raptors we'd be a lot better than what they are defensively. When I was somebody pulled up two hours. I think how we're gonna have some diplomas because this team is different than the previous teams in a previous playoff teams with the roles, and he was literally the second guy after like what you're saying you have Kawai then you have PASCAL. And now you have all these pieces that there is no pressure really for him. All he really has to do show up. He's still the natural. What up his shoes, I know? I don't I don't really know. What was going on it? So it wasn't a flagrant foul on. Why he got fined if you really watch the cavalry literally cetera that man here. And that means they get off of me and he got hit. How can I don't know how you can intentionally hit somebody in that part without looking at them. So he still got the raptors coming out. I think they're going to look back in kind of realized that they're still the one of the best teams in the NBA. And they got to continue what they did in the regular season. They they shouldn't be the second game. The game too. Was the game. They should have one year. I think that was kind of an excuse Buso. In a mindset, you could say maybe this series at one one for them. I know they down to one, but they got to come in this women's like, they just gonna blow them out every time. They can't they can't let it go down. Everyone decant let support in case you can't let somebody's here is start rolling. Even the ones of the much of their star is really like, you know, we can kind of maybe allow him to school hundred ten points. It's the Peru problem is that there's only one guy on his raptors team that showed up last night on Koa Pasco had twenty but his points are in transition when they put Joel and beat on pass. He hasn't been able to do anything in the half court all of his points coming transition. And of course, we talked about cow. Danny green is struggling from three this entire playoff series. Margot saw is afraid to take shots, which is crazy. He's been opened so often this series. He just won't take the shot. And I hate that he's fallen for. Joel Embiid pump fake Scott that Tommy he's got that. Tommy puff man is hard. That's awful lizards weren't they just let him shoot three..
"raptors" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
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"raptors" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"The best young players in the NBA a candidate for the NBA's most improved player award and really one of the most remarkable stories in this NBA. We're here with PASCAL on his twenty fifth birthday less than ten years after he started playing the game of basketball, an amazing journey from Cameroon to New Mexico state to the raptors and a player on the brink of legit stardom in the league terrific visit with PASCAL. I think you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Here's PASCAL Ceac. Here in New York with the raptors PASCAL Ceac him on his twenty fifth birthday. So I first of all happy birthday has gal second of all. I know this. What you always imagine. How your birthday podcast over for this special man, this is special special day, special view, special people, and we and we've had a few boxes of these for people who don't know like teams when they're promoting is for awards, they'll put together different promotional deals in the raptors rightly so are pushing you hard and you're right. There is one of the top couple of candidates for most improved player in the league. But it's the spicy p hot sauce and a big red box. It's not bad. I mean, this isn't what you imagine and get to the NBA have your own. Definitely not imagine this. It was pretty surprising. When I saw it this show me the spicy stats on the side of the box. Instead of like the ingredients it's got all your numbers improvements. Pretty. That's pretty impressive. Hi level promotion. Yeah. Yeah. Definitely. Yeah. Is dope is pretty dope. I like it is different. You know, daily expected didn't see it. But I like so twenty fifth birthday what what are your in New York? So that's not a bad place. Celebrated. Yeah. I'm in New York. My bread is here. I mean, my Asians here. Is a practically like yesterday was a celebration. I would say was a home we had dinner, and you know, are definitely fun. And now, a New York probably on dinner tonight too. And I think that's mostly I feel like I feel like I'm old. I mean, I'm twenty five years old out off like a like, I'm getting old. And and I just want to like I just wanted to relax and was all the time man with people that I care about. And and you know, just have have dinner, you know, and enjoy kinda like just kind of like set up we set up every day, but this is a little special day, but Arado just beyond my family. And I care about is that how you your brothers and sisters, and you go up and Cameroon a lot of birthdays in a house seven, and that's people. I don't people know your number. Forty three comes from what the photo three comes from a family of four from my dad and my three brothers three my mom two sisters. So a birthday in Cameroon is cake is usually just a lot of food. I mean. Like, my parents, always try to like make it special and like kind of like invite people, and and and depending not every birthday was like that. But most birthdays, we had like cake we had food. We had like our friends come over and e-, and it's funny. How birthday was spent this time of the year scall-, especially for teams like Toronto Milwaukee. I saw how tall in the lobby the mucks are role in through here. Right. Like, wait. Wait, how marks on the raptors and realize I wasn't thinking about the bucks being at the same hotel. Philadelphia. Like, you guys are ready for the playoffs to start these games. Lot of people are going to be arrested down the stretch here. I mean, this is really the hardest stretch of the season..
"raptors" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"It's Brian win wars. Then the collect featuring Tim Bon temps brand new ESPN employee and own young miscue. And joining us later if it works out. Mcmanamon? It works out. We're in the LA office, the LA base free SPN within the company, it's known as the L A. But is that important the podcast? It's important that everyone knows that you're all in the room. Yes. We're all together. We've just watched the Lakers play the raptors on Sunday night. So the raptors moved to nine one tonight co I did not play and they still got up forty one to fourteen or was it worse was a forty six to four forty forty one to ten forty one ten thirty one points as forty two seventeen after one. It said a whole bunch of records. But we don't want those too much on this game. Because it really in the grand scheme of doesn't mean that much. But I was a matter. Stuck with the Lakers little bit later in dating. It's here you said in the grand scheme of things this game. Doesn't matter. How many games has have to be played before you decide? Something matters. Good question. Alm? How many games have to be? I would probably say. I'm gonna go with like forty five forty forty two forty five. I let's say ten ten. The Lakers played ten. Oh. I think the raptors I think that's true. I think you know, a lot about team twenty games in twenty games. Officially I would. Remember when the nets are under a kid, and Garnett and Pierce. What what was that start? It was horrible. That was passed twenty games. It was passed funny games. They very bad that also was very strange season, including. But it's not it's not it's not a uniform rule because like the Lakers, for example, could be a lot different as a teen when their makeup as a team come February. I think you know, a good amount of team ten games in. And I think a quarter of the twenty games. I think is when you have a really solid a really solid team. I also think that the twenty game thing is something that front office is kind of dude because well now we start early because trade season really begins to summer fifteenth. That is when all the guys who signed it free agency are able to be traded usually it's roughly twenty five percent of the league. And so you can't trade and before then was kind of hard to do some traits. Right. So usually about December fifteenth is usually around the twenty to twenty five game marvel now we started mid October two little actually more than that. But usually that's where the you know when trade season begins Tracy's and goes from December fifteenth to the first week of February where the trade deadline is. And that's the. Twenty game usually marple now, it's more. So that's two months, right? February mid February to mid December. Yes. Two months, I twenty games. Like, I feel like you could be in a relationship with somebody. You wouldn't even know that person for two months, you're still this very hard. Right. I don't feel like in the first week of November. We have there's anything that you can say for sure other than the warriors are really good and the raptors are really good. They're really good. Although Mr. Bontemps said to me tonight that the raptors are the team that's gonna come out of the east, and we'll be in the NBA possible. I believe I think I think this team. team let us not even that hot of the take the best team in the east. Right now, there's certain circumstances involving very long lanky forward who is missing games here and there, but if he's healthy, and they're out the the best thing you still have a coach who's never been there before. And you also have a team that's never really gotten over the hump before. And I get it demar doors is gone, and you've got like a new store there. But I don't know. I mean that the the cast around them. Yes, they are deep. They have young guys who learned last year and LeBron is not in the east. But I still until I just see I've been bitten too many times by the Toronto. Raptors there I've seen too many failures in the postseason. So I know I probably sound Canadian right now..
"raptors" Discussed on Get Up!
"Okay the right wizards because this is what loss i always find to the ratner's fascinating y'all how in six after games having in the now first watched nine of this year's this playoffs team basically they have the former for three number one years overall in a row pick just in john get booted wall he's been there and now this eight last years one they've having never ended gotten last past night the second round seemingly he with just up zero signed front a huge pride extension lou i last mean they gray just ally was went a out he's really there under good and we're draft like less pick team yes in control a first get through round this twenty over twenty with oughta we three know porter we're done julia there are other camby all if stars you're a the productive bradley gm of beal another player he signed he through just twenty not twenty asked one productive so because it's he a doesn't similar get a question chance to play make wha they've john done wall even on the less floor i guess which than is something again to coaching they have has got to let adjust have to then the raptors anjaan just wall as frustrating has to but adjust you wanna to break them so up what do you add what what do you need and i'm maybe such the a really a reactionary super quick question is if sometimes they've underachieved i think i whose might fault be a is four that year old because if in my mind the i'm players like does not got an see op pledge since see breaking here's up and start what ends over up but happening realistically in his sports you can't trade it all at a players so it was like who do we move ms dynamic is not the coach is the players each guy got a look themselves in they is in the mirror greenie ebeid's and say what can i do better the only changed at air prodi make his gore atop they'll keep they should keep moore's they should keep boob rave away water in vat raptors.
"raptors" Discussed on Get Up!
"Well i'll play why not 'cause you you didn't even show up for this this was a pride game cabs came into the series as an underdog i don't know if it's that lebrons is that cain amazing night bud the way in i'm the just earth going to pretend to you sit on holding lebron that james while looked fatigue we i did not say are that the raptors for that bad people what happened i here want them so to understand something there were people speaking playoff in the microphones basketball is the truly actually about said matches that the raptors the av would enna be takata's paces are that's really ath letting they play really hard on defense against one were we never tributed to them in their series quitting no we did not that's all we saw from the toronto raptors yesterday you don't lose about thirty points in a suite game when you're the number one see that just doesn't happen again three the marguerite roles and impl a the last fourteen minutes and game four he gets ojectives surge a bachayurt was invisible this series carl lowry didn't score a double figures yesterday of course i'm going to have the next six weeks to all hell the king of riflery soul but i'm really disappointed with us off on the route yeah you allow a team to shoot sixty percent from the floor you didn't play defense and that's what the raptors didn't do last night and i didn't like the comments frankly that i heard after the game from casey either someday we're going to knock that well this.
"raptors" Discussed on First Take
"Together this the toronto raptors why win let me tell you playoff this season yes they were well put together they're better put together every year maasai jira them stemmed every year now tell you what they're going to do in the playoffs stephen a smith they are going to run their offense which they haven't been doing the regular season right at lebron james that are going to make him work on the defensive end in a way they haven't in the regular season that will limit his offense toronto will overcome their emotional problems against the cavs to teach you about this about basketball you cannot make lebron james work if you are damore derosa and i don't say that disrespectfully the maud arosa can bowl he's a stud but what makes his game successful and special doesn't work against le bron that's the problem the if the mod the rose amac's was some lethal marksmen from the outside and be more problematic for lebron then what what the more brings to the table toronto raptors half is that then one offensive option then no one weapon authencity is a guy who's gain is tailored for lebron james that's the problem if the let me give you example let's say for example bradley beal had the more derozen size okay that would be more of a nightmare for lebron the damore rosa because bradley beal can shoot in the real the problem is is that the more roses pregame it's predicated on slashing and getting to the basket and he has good enough size in its lettuces them to take advantage against almost anybody his problem is when you go up against the lebron when you go up against a durant guys at a big enough to play the three.
"raptors" Discussed on First Take
"What i'm saying go ahead molly go wait wait till you all right so max have you changed your mind now after these last couple of games i have indeed raptors will not beat the cavs in six they will beat them in seven and i will explain what the raptors are in some trouble here there in some troubles the cavs have psychological whammy on them that's really what's going on the analytics is i mentioned yesterday our friends at second spectrum shoutout ben alamar here at analytics only date anybody else don't do that too now the whole raptors heaven eighty seven percent chance to beat the cavs in the seven game series as i mentioned a nineteen percent chance to sweep them but there is a human element here this does not get played on a computer it does get laid on a court between human beings among among people and literally toronto gets tight playing the cash go i will say that the cavs will be able to split it toronto but i believe ronna will split right back with the cats and by the time you in cleveland and by the time you get to a game seven you would think well in a game seven the raptors are going to be so tight obviously the cavs we're going to win but i'm telling you that the raptors are in fact so superior to the cavs that psychological whammy will take the cavs to a game seven but by then the raptors will have beaten cleveland at least once on the road they will have more confidence and they will beat the cavs playoff max man.
"raptors" Discussed on Open Floor
"Okay well as a counterpoint to this raptors he'll turn from you which i really do appreciate i'm glad that you're in on the rafters we're long overdue from some for some optimism from you i have an announcement to make and really it's more of an apology to the listeners because i made a mistake and i wasn't totally forthcoming last week and i need to own it because we've been so down on the raptors over the course of the year and i think you were being pretty negative about them and i just didn't i didn't wanna pile on i didn't wanna be that guy and but when we were talking about the two thousand fifteen hawks last week i think i said that the indiana pacers were this year's version of two thousand fifteen hawks and really the truth is and it's indisputable that the rafters are this year's hawks and maybe lebron is more vulnerable this year but we're talking about a team that has been praised relentlessly for chemistry for depth for playing the right way and then like every story about the raptors for the last month or six weeks has been the raptors are for real it's time to start taking this team seriously and i just saying we went through all of this with the hawks and so i hope that the story is different for the raptors because i think it would be fun to get some new blood in the in the finals.