2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

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Cavaliers in 4
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Cavaliers in 5
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Cavaliers in 6
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Raptors in 6
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2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Lamrock on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:47 am

In a rematch of last year's conference finals, the Raptors take another shot at the Cavs. On paper, this should be a closer series, where the Raptors took Cleveland to 6 games despite being blown out in all their losses.. You can't say enough about the additions of Ibaka and Tucker, and Norman Powell is finally getting minutes.

However, I think the Cavs are still a much better team. Throw in a little gambler's fallacy with Kyrie rebounding from his awful series against the Pacers, and you get Cleveland in 5 games, albeit with a much closer point differential.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Andrew on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:49 am

I'm inclined to take the Cavs in 5 as well.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:00 am

Raptors in 6.

Atleast that's what I'm hoping.

But I'm also giving the Raptors a vote because I don't think anyone else will. Hopefully the extra pieces make a difference and they give themselves a fighting chance in this series.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby JaoSming on Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:11 am

Same as before, Cavs in 6
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby big-shot-ROB on Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:22 am

Lebum in 6.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby PeacemanNOT on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:38 am

Even though this will probably be very close series I don't really like what I've been seeing from the Raptors recently, on paper you would expect them to do well but I have my doubts. I may be undermining them a little bit.

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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby deihatein on Mon May 01, 2017 3:18 pm

The purple dinosaurs in six. They are my Eastern Conference team since the first time reaching the playoffs after many years or so, despite being inconsistent and that's not going to change even when facing Lebron this year.

If they lose then fuck the East
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby I Hate Mondays on Tue May 02, 2017 6:27 am

Let's go Raptooooors. Favourite team since '14. Cavs in 6 though
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Andrew on Tue May 02, 2017 11:16 am

Looks like the Cavs are taking Game 1 comfortably.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Dee4Three on Thu May 04, 2017 8:00 am

I want to see the Raptors show the toughness that was present immediately after the acquisition of PJ Tucker. They were playing physically, and with confidence.

I feel like they can steal home court tonight if they play physical basketball for 48 minutes.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Andrew on Thu May 04, 2017 11:19 am

Raptors don't seem that keen to make this a series.

Also, LeBron passes Kobe for most 30 point games in the Playoffs, now trailing MJ by 20 in that regard. Despite the fact this number was highlighted, LeBron fans on Twitter are saying he'll pass MJ either in the next game, or by the end of the next round...apparently, one game counts for 20 when it's LeBron.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby cavs4872 on Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 am

...so why is this such a bad matchup for the Raptors? Every game in Cleveland is a given 20-point loss, dating back to last year's series, whereas the Pistons (last year) and the Pacers where competitive home and away.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Andrew on Sat May 06, 2017 12:01 pm

Raptors were in it for about three quarters, and then, another blowout.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby zzcoolj21 on Mon May 08, 2017 8:15 am

It was nice of Kyrie to put the Raptors out of their misery in the end.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby PeacemanNOT on Mon May 08, 2017 10:00 am

Really thought the Raptors could get a game. It's amazing at what LeBron is doing right now, even at this stage of his career and I'm glad I can say that I got to watch it.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Andrew on Mon May 08, 2017 11:07 am

Lowry's injuries didn't help matters, I suppose.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Lamrock on Mon May 08, 2017 11:10 am

Might as well make the Cavs/Warriors series thread now.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Andrew on Mon May 08, 2017 11:10 am

Lamrock wrote:Might as well make the Cavs/Warriors series thread now.


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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby NovU on Mon May 08, 2017 3:49 pm

Addition of Ibaka did pretty much nada. :salty:
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Stress Fracture on Mon May 08, 2017 6:10 pm

NovU wrote:Addition of Ibaka did pretty much nada. :salty:


I thought him and PJ Tucker would've made a difference.
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby I Hate Mondays on Mon May 08, 2017 6:58 pm

Well damn
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby air gordon on Tue May 09, 2017 12:23 am

Stress Fracture wrote:
NovU wrote:Addition of Ibaka did pretty much nada. :salty:


I thought him and PJ Tucker would've made a difference.

Too bad Casey waited until game 4 to start tucker. Smh

And why not run some pick and roll with Ibaka whenever love was guarding him. Some crap offensive sets Casey likes to run. :salty:
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Re: 2017 Conf. Semis: (2) Cleveland vs. (3) Toronto

Postby Stress Fracture on Tue May 09, 2017 5:20 pm

air gordon wrote:Too bad Casey waited until game 4 to start tucker. Smh

And why not run some pick and roll with Ibaka whenever love was guarding him. Some crap offensive sets Casey likes to run. :salty:


That would probably just turn into pick and pop plays, he fell in love with jump shots already.
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