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Old 10-29-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Raps Opening Day Has Arrived!

Philly up first. The key to a win is to make sure you have either Bosch or Jermaine on the floor at all times. Go inside, go inside, go inside! Get the sixers in foul trouble. Jamario must also keep a lid on Iguodala who seems to relish games against the Raptors. Defending the fast break will be key. If they play inside out, i say they win this one. Interested in other peoples opinion what they think will be keys to the start of this season and on the Raps chance of winning this one?
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Iggy will go for 30+ points and eat the raptors ALIVE!
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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Keeping J.O. or CB on the floor at all times isn't the key to victory.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:07 PM   #4
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The key for me is who wins on the boards, how bad is our bench out scored and containment of Iggy/Lou/Thad against our wings.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #5
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I'm so glad this game's at 6! I get to watch it then go to my own game later tonight.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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i think the key is stopping sixer's fast break.. and also D on andre miller (more than Iggy), coz andre breaks the defence down
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Wow early start...I guess I will have to download the game later and watch it.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:01 PM   #8
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The key for me is who wins on the boards, how bad is our bench out scored and containment of Iggy/Lou/Thad against our wings.
according to you, this is a playoff top 4 LOCK vs a borderline lottery team... so i'm a little surprised to here you saying this like there's a chance of us winning (in your opinion).
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #9
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Wow early start...I guess I will have to download the game later and watch it.
hey, where do you usually DL the games. Do you use gamedayreplay or another torrent site? The reason i'm asking is because i'm on a college network and they disallow P2P.. so i'd like to now if theres anywhere that gives a direct download.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:51 PM   #10
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hey, where do you usually DL the games. Do you use gamedayreplay or another torrent site? The reason i'm asking is because i'm on a college network and they disallow P2P.. so i'd like to now if theres anywhere that gives a direct download.

I used to watch it through NBA archives but I don't know if they still have that. Now I just use torrents, I get them at this site.... http://www.mininova.org/rss.xml?user=raptorfan

The quality is really good and the games are uploaded a few hours after it's over.

There's also http://bballvideos.blogspot.com/ , the games are uploaded on megaupload, which I feel is faster than torrents.

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:41 PM   #11
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according to you, this is a playoff top 4 LOCK vs a borderline lottery team... so i'm a little surprised to here you saying this like there's a chance of us winning (in your opinion).


Haha. Anything can happen. Even though it's just one game, this I think will be important for both teams. We could be that top 4 lock and them in the battle, or vice versa.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #12
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Iggy will go for 30+ points and eat the raptors ALIVE!

yeahh you guessed that one right
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:25 PM   #13
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The key for me is who wins on the boards, how bad is our bench out scored and containment of Iggy/Lou/Thad against our wings.
I know it's only one game, but I remember saying a couple months ago that strengthening our frontcourt was vital to our sucess. We have some decent backcourt players but even if we had a ton of great guards who could create off the dribble, it still wouldn't help us in the playoffs if we didn't have any players capable of rebounding/defending. Granted, JO doesn't suddenly make us the greatest defense/rebounding team in the league as demonstrated by getting beat on the boards 56-33, but to me this team didn't look nearly as soft as it has for the past 2 years when our primary goal was to put up points and outscore people.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #14
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Default Re: Raps Opening Day Has Arrived!

I wasn't able to catch the game, as I was stuck at my office tonight. But this was a very good win. The rebounding is a big concern, as it could have gone either way if Philly didn't shoot terribly. Was it bad shooting or our D?

Bosh and JO were great, statistically. Did they attack or shoot a lot of jumpers?

Very good start to the year.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:14 PM   #15
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Very encouraging start. Should be more to come from O'Neal, but he is on the right track. Bosh is already flying. Calderon won't let anyone down. The best thing is that most of the players many of us are nervous about showed promise- Ukic, Kapono, Bargnani, even Graham did some things to give us hope.
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