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Old 04-29-2018, 04:19 PM   #1
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Arrow 2018 Playoffs Round 2: (1) Toronto Raptors vs (4) Cleveland Cavaliers Game Thread

Starts in 2 days! No rest for Cleveland, at all.

Game 1: May 1 @ TOR
Game 2: May 3 @ TOR
Game 3: May 5 @ CLE
Game 4: May 7 @ CLE

If necessary:
Game 5: May 9 @ TOR
Game 6: May 11 @ CLE
Game 7: May 13 @ TOR

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Old 04-29-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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Derozan and Lowry finally show up against Cleveland?
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:21 PM   #3
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Derozan and Lowry finally show up against Cleveland?

its gonna go 6+ gms
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:26 PM   #4
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If the Toronto Raptors have a sudden case of amnesia, forgetting their history with the Cavaliers, this series will be over in 5 games or less. But since it's James barreling down the fast break, the Raptors will suffer flashbacks to all those beatings in the playoffs.

If the Cavaliers play solid defense, and show up every game, they can beat the Raptors. But they struggled to eliminate an inferior team in the Pacers, so I think they'll lose in 6 to a hungrier and better balanced team. No matter how often James drops 45+ points.

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Old 04-29-2018, 04:50 PM   #5
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First Cavs thread has more replies and views than everything else combined.

The Cavs could get sweeped by the Raptors and this thread will still have the most views/replies out of the second round threads.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:17 PM   #6
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Not having homecourt advantage is going to hurt Cleveland.

It will be tough for the Cavs. LeBron is going to have to score 45+ every game for them to win.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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Hoping for the most brutal seven-game series in history here. OTs, hard fouls, all that good stuff.
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:44 PM   #8
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Cavs sweep or in 5.



Is this series gonna be on NBAtv? TruTV? This is a requirement for Toronto series, no?
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:04 PM   #9
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Raptors barely beat a headcase, depthless Wizards team. There's like a 60% chance LeBron and a better Kevin Love take this in 5 or 6. The Raptors think because of their 59 wins they're the Rockets, and they're not. They could have lost this post-season to any team in the playoff East besides the Bucks.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:40 PM   #10
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Cavs in 6. The Raptors are one of those teams with a lot of good players but no real superstars. Teams like that are built for the regular season, but almost always get exposed in the playoffs ('04 Pistons are the exception that proves the rule).

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Old 04-29-2018, 06:41 PM   #11
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Toronto start off as heaving favorites in Vegas. Understandably so. 2nd best record in the league. 2nd best SRS. Rank top 5 on both ends. 2 All Stars, ridiculous bench and well coached. Took care of a good Washington team in 6 with sound team play whereas Cleveland looked like the definition of a 1 man team. Really don't see how this series goes past 5 barring a miracle for Cleveland (like Love actually playing like an All Star).
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:46 PM   #12
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Let me get this straight... Raptors have an all-star PG, the best bench in the league BY FAR, and the equivalent of peak MJ at SG..... yet people are STILL picking the Cavs?!!!! In 4-5 games?! After barely beating the Pacers in a grueling 7-game series???!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old 04-29-2018, 06:49 PM   #13
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It will be more of the same; refs and league bailing out LeBron to get ratings.

Ultimately that's what everyone on this forum wants too; either to see LeBron win or to see him fail. Take out LeBron and you have all the LeBron homers giving up on the playoffs and the part time fans will just go back to watching their other favourite teams.

Raptors aren't winning. Especially them. League won't allow some low market team from Canada that nobody but Torontonians give a shit about. Nobody's going to watch them in the finals or semis.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:57 PM   #14
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It will be more of the same; refs and league bailing out LeBron to get ratings.

Ultimately that's what everyone on this forum wants too; either to see LeBron win or to see him fail. Take out LeBron and you have all the LeBron homers giving up on the playoffs and the part time fans will just go back to watching their other favourite teams.

Raptors aren't winning. Especially them. League won't allow some low market team from Canada that nobody but Torontonians give a shit about. Nobody's going to watch them in the finals or semis.

Agreed, except Toronto isnít a small/low market, rather itís that CDN eyeballs donít count towards US tv ratings and a victory outside the us is bad for business both for the networks and the league.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:01 PM   #15
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It will be more of the same; refs and league bailing out LeBron to get ratings.

Ultimately that's what everyone on this forum wants too; either to see LeBron win or to see him fail. Take out LeBron and you have all the LeBron homers giving up on the playoffs and the part time fans will just go back to watching their other favourite teams.

Raptors aren't winning. Especially them. League won't allow some low market team from Canada that nobody but Torontonians give a shit about. Nobody's going to watch them in the finals or semis.

The NBA thinks we WANT to see Cavs/Warriors again?
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