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Old 04-13-2018, 11:44 PM   #1
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Arrow 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

Game 1: Apr 14 WAS @ TOR
Game 2: Apr 17 WAS @ TOR
Game 3: Apr 20 TOR @ WAS
Game 4: Apr 22 TOR @ WAS
Game 5: Apr 25 WAS @ TOR
Game 6: Apr 27 TOR @ WAS *
Game 7: Apr 29 WAS @ TOR *

* If necessary

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Old 04-14-2018, 01:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

I just don't see the Wizards pulling off even a single win in this series. They have the necessary experience and talent to play with the Raptors but they are stricken with chemistry issues and John Wall isn't 100%.

Raptors are too focused and balanced whereas the Wiz can only play in spurts.

Toronto 4-0
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

I honestly think the Raptors will engineer their first respectable playoffs run this year; the best predictor will be this series, which the Raptors should make haste with if so.

Even if the "Brick Brothers" falter in the playoffs yet again, it's not as if they live and (more often than not) die by their iso-play; there's a much better sense of direction on the Raptor's offense and more systematic ball movement, meaning they shouldn't suffer the same ruts as long as the rest of the team continues to execute.

Lowry and DeRozan will obviously need to step up to the plate if they want to make the Finals, but they should be able to take care of their business until then without being tasked to a Game 6/7 as was the case with all underdogs they've played.

If the Raptors dispatch the Wizards, then maybe we can start re-evaluating them; otherwise, if they labor through this series, we can probably conclude that they're the same paper tigers.

Bottom-line prediction: Raptors in 5 until further notice.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

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I honestly think the Raptors will engineer their first respectable playoffs run this year; the best predictor will be this series, which the Raptors should make haste with if so.

Even if the "Brick Brothers" falter in the playoffs yet again, it's not as if they live and (more often than not) die by their iso-play; there's a much better sense of direction on the Raptor's offense and more systematic ball movement, meaning they shouldn't suffer the same ruts as long as the rest of the team continues to execute.

Lowry and DeRozan will obviously need to step up to the plate if they want to make the Finals, but they should be able to take care of their business until then without being tasked to a Game 6/7 as was the case with all underdogs they've played.

If the Raptors dispatch the Wizards, then maybe we can start re-evaluating them; otherwise, if they labor through this series, we can probably expect the same paper tigers.

Bottom-line prediction: Raptors in 5 until further notice.
No one's reading your bs. Wizards in 7, /Thread.
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Old 04-14-2018, 02:11 AM   #5
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People are massively overrating the Raptors and it's going to look embarrassing. Have the Wizards underachieved this season? Sure. Have they been erratic chemistry-wise? Sure. Have the Raptors played against Wall this season? No. Does Wall look fast as hell again? Yes. Beal and Wall could easily show up and make Lowry/Derozan look like punks.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:02 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

raps in 6
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:06 AM   #7
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

OP you forgot to put Beastern conference 1st round in the title.

Can you edit that please?
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

Wiz is actually a better team than number 8 seed would suggest, so they might win a game.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:42 AM   #9
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Wiz is actually a better team than number 8 seed would suggest, so they might win a game.
The Wizards are ****ing awful and their best players are hated within the team. Then again, it's the Raptors so I'd fully expect it to go 7.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:14 AM   #10
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

The Raptors have lost 10 straight game 1's? 6 at home? WTF, did that I hear that correctly?
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:17 AM   #11
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As much as I **** with the Raptors lack of playoff success you would have to assume they beat the Wizards in 5 or 6 at worst right?

Wall can win the Wizards one game. And Beal and Porter can probably win another on a good shooting night. But I wouldnt expect Toronto to actually lose the series even thought the Wizards should have been better than 8th seed.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:24 AM   #12
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As much as I **** with the Raptors lack of playoff success you would have to assume they beat the Wizards in 5 or 6 at worst right?

Wall can win the Wizards one game. And Beal and Porter can probably win another on a good shooting night. But I wouldnt expect Toronto to actually lose the series even thought the Wizards should have been better than 8th seed.
Porter's hurt isn't he?
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:43 PM   #13
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No one's reading your bs. Wizards in 7, /Thread.

It was an accurate summary.

I could still see Raps losing game 1yet again but then winning in 5 or 6.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:50 PM   #14
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Default Re: 2018 NBA Playoffs 1st Round GT: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (8) Washington Wizards

Raptors just don't win game 1s for whatever reason

Raps should win this series, Wizards will put up a scare as always.
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Raptors choke... in... 5
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