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Old 12-31-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Nuggets vs. Raps 7pm EST - i'm calling for an upset...

Call me crazy, I know. We've been playing horrible lately, against both good and bad teams, we just lost to the Thunder and the Warriors, and the Nuggets are the overwhelming favorite to win this game so it's definitely a stretch but i'm gonna call it.

The Nuggets are 3-5 in their last 8 games following a great start after the Billups trade. Melo isn't at 100%, Chauncey Billups is in a major shooting slump, and the team isn't doing so well in general...

In addition to that, this is the team that utterly embarrassed us before the Sam Mitchell firing so i'm sure that the coaching staff has thoroughly analyzed that game and looked for improvement, and the players SHOULD be motivated to take revenge and win this one for their new head coach.

And hey, we're due for an upset eventually right? right? anyone? Every dog has his day. I hope we can take this one going into the new year.

Raptors - 105
Nuggets -96

Raptors give a new years present to the fans at the ACC.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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we do have a chance with melo still crapping up with his elbow but with our luck who knows, he might caught fire.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
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I hope JO's gonna play, if he's not playing....we don't have a chance.

But I think Nene is also questionable for tonights game, so that might help us out.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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The Raptors might pull it off....but the Nuggets have a much better chance. Denver can take advantage of Toronto's bad defense.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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Default Re: Nuggets vs. Raps 7pm EST - i'm calling for an upset...

Nene and K-mart aren't starting (i don't know if they're playing at all) that definitely SHOULD play in our favor. Again, emphasis on "should"

edit: i take that back... they just had to play against us.

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:18 PM   #6
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:25 PM   #7
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go to www.atdhe.net then just look for the game and click on the link.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:24 PM   #8
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oh would you look at that. i was wrong, what a surprise, another loss when the game is in reach in the final minutes..............................
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:40 PM   #9
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that was an ugly a** ending
this team does not know how to finish games

It was good to see Jose and Will Solomon take it to the rim in the beginning. Jose did a good job running the ball but I don't think the team did a good job running their lanes and Jose did get away from running in at the end of the game.

Bargs had a good game. shot the ball well... hes still no good in T.O. trade him

defense could have been much better espically on the inside.. missing J.O.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:47 PM   #10
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that was an ugly a** ending
this team does not know how to finish games

It was good to see Jose and Will Solomon take it to the rim in the beginning. Jose did a good job running the ball but I don't think the team did a good job running their lanes and Jose did get away from running in at the end of the game.

Bargs had a good game. shot the ball well... hes still no good in T.O. trade him

defense could have been much better espically on the inside.. missing J.O.

Exactly! and here's the thing. People are talking about how much better Bargnani plays with a bigger role when JO is out, but is the trade off, shooting for defense a good one? Hell no! I'd rather have someone who sures up the paint and takes away easy layups and dunks but doesn't have a pure jumpshot to someone who shoots and can catch fire from the perimeter but has no back to the basket game and can't play D or rebound.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:26 PM   #11
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Next 2 games:

vs Houston
vs Orlando

Two games where the Raptors will BADLY need JO back. But even with him, they probably aren't talented enough to win. Another 5 game losing streak?
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:34 PM   #12
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Next 2 games:

vs Houston
vs Orlando

Two games where the Raptors will BADLY need JO back. But even with him, they probably aren't talented enough to win. Another 5 game losing streak?
I don't think anyone would be surprised with that at all.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:35 PM   #13
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Yao and Howard are gonna **** on us if JO doesn't get back.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:36 PM   #14
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Default Re: Nuggets vs. Raps 7pm EST - i'm calling for an upset...

Eh.. i dont like loosing now, i didnt even watch this after the 1st quarter lol.. I knew we were done already.

I was already mad when they lost to GSW.. that is a beatable team, but what is beatable to the Raps anymore?
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:42 PM   #15
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Eh.. i dont like loosing now, i didnt even watch this after the 1st quarter lol.. I knew we were done already.

I was already mad when they lost to GSW.. that is a beatable team, but what is beatable to the Raps anymore?
Exactly.. I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out how we beat the heat twice... and yet that team has beaten the Lakers, Magic, Cavs, Suns, Spurs, and Jazz.. I'm starting to wonder if part of the problem is a mental block, just like how the Suns can never manage to take out the Spurs.
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