2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

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Raps in 4
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Raptors in 5
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Raptors in 6
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Raptors in 7
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Wizards in 4
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Wizards in 5
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Wizards in 6
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2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Lamrock on Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:48 pm

The Wizards lose at home to Orlando, and back into a first round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. I doubt either team is thrilled about this. The Wizards swept the Raps in 2015, and tend to be a tough out in the first round. Washington had an opportunity to play the depleted Celtics in round 1, but instead will face the top-seeded Raptors.

After their obligatory game 1 loss, I think Toronto wins this one in 6. It's gonna be painful at times, but I think Toronto is just too good for a Wizards team that just doesn't have its shit together.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby JaoSming on Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:51 pm

Raptors in a tough 6 games.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Kevin on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:15 pm

Get the brooms, this might be a sweep.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Brave Sir Rubin on Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Raps in 6. Wizards are a strong team that are better than the #8 seed they ended up taking.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:28 pm

The Wizards have had the Raptors' number in the past, but they've also sputtered to a 3-7 finish in the final ten games of the regular season. The Raptors have had perhaps the quietest 59-23 season in NBA history, and I think that's got a lot of people writing them off as a fluke. The Wizards will probably give them some trouble, but I don't think we'll see another upset by an eighth seed. Raptors in 6.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby shadowgrin on Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:24 pm

It's not 2015 anymore son. Raptors in 5, assuming Lowry only has one game where he forgets how to shoot.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby SoF'nAwesome on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:53 am

Wizard just signed Ty Lawson...anyway Raptors in 6
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby NovU on Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:14 am

No match. Individual match up much favors the Raptors.

Raps in easy 6.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:34 am

I feel like Washington is going to get beat up inside in this series. Raptors in 6.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Andrew on Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Game 1 curse has been broken.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Kevin on Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 pm

17 years ayyyy.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Andrew on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:08 pm

Raptors up 2-0. I'm starting to think they can get the job done in five games.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 am

As I said before the series started, WAS was going to get beat up inside.

Gortat is a non factor, and Ian Mahinmi is just not good enough. Jonas had his way. I still think this is an interesting series, and wouldn't be surprised if WAS evens it up 2-2 winning both games at home.

I wonder what's next for Washington (Offseason), clearly this formula is not working.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:31 am

I'm guessing the cap will rise again this offseason, but with over $124 million in salaries, Washington should still be over it. That doesn't leave them with a lot of options that don't involve trading one of their core players, so I guess it'll come down to who has the most value, and who they're willing to give up. They have the fifth highest payroll in the league, yet they're mired in mediocrity; not an enviable position at all.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby shadowgrin on Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:52 am

They really fucked themselves up matching that Nets max offer to Porter and that Mahinmi contract.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:04 am

shadowgrin wrote:They really fucked themselves up matching that Nets max offer to Porter and that Mahinmi contract.


Paying Mahinmi $16 mil last year, this year, and through 18-19 and 19-20... is really stupid.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Andrew on Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:13 am

Even with the way salaries have ballooned, those are some bad contracts (more so Mahinmi). If nothing else, it's locked them into the current core, barring them pulling off a shrewd trade.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Lamrock on Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:45 pm

Congratulations to Toronto for winning the NBA TV bowl in six games. I'm sure the rest of the East is shaking in their boots.
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Re: 2018 PLAYOFFS: (1) Toronto vs. (8) Washington

Postby Andrew on Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:47 pm

I take it you no longer feel they have a good shot at coming out of the East?
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