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Old 03-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Raptors have lost 5 straight games

Take the Raptors’ last three games, defeats against the Pacers, Bucks and Warriors: Toronto appeared to be a different team in all three. Against Indiana, the Raptors were listless, playing a half-court battle with the Pacers, a team that plays that style better. In Oakland on Monday night, the story was the same — but substitute “defensive-optional contest” for “half-court battle.” In Milwaukee, the Raptors gave their best effort of the three — a nice blend of pace and offensive style — but fell at the end. Unanswered in the stretch, a microcosm of the entire season: What do these Raptors do well?

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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I think questions of "identity" fall on the shoulders of the GM and the coach. If you listen to coach Spoelstra's interviews and interviews of Heat players they say we are a grind it out, gritty, defensive team. You don't have to have their type of personnel though to have an identity. It all depends on the lineups, and what is stressed/emphasized in practice. Casey seems to be a guy who SAYS one particular thing is important but when it's game time the team just looks like their going out there and doing whatever. Some games JL3 will play 25 mins and some he won't get off the bench. Sometimes Ross is in the rotation sometimes he isn't. Sometimes Val gets a good chunk of mins most of the time he doesn't. Randomly Bargs is getting more minutes now with no justification for it. It just seems like one giant mess.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the update Jeff
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