This week on The Doctor is In with Phdsteve, I have called in the boys from the world wide roundtable to talk ball and we talk playoffs!  Joined by my brother Mike, Greg Mason, and Blair Miller we discuss:

  • Before we go forward and look at game 6- we do a quick recap of game 5
  • The tweet I never sent @therealphdsteve “Classic Raptors fans, always crying. Even when they are winning 3-2 in a best of 7 series with home court”
  • So did the Raps win this game or did BKN loose it?
  • What’s the bigger story: Raps up 91-69 at the end of 3 quarters OR BKN Scoring 44 in the 4th to tie the game with 2 mins remaining
  • Who has the momentum going into Game 6?
  •  Are the refs still an issue? Do conspiracy theories to remove the Raps from the playoffs still hold true?
  • Who starts for the Raps and what does Casey’s rotation look like in this pivotal game?
  • The new #morecowbell sound byte gets introduced
  • Mike, Greg, Blair all take turns finishing these sentences:
  1. “Raps win this game if…..”
  2. “BKN wins this game if….”
  • A quick look at the other side of the Eastern Conference playoffs bracket and then over to the West
  • Friend of the podcast Anthony Q. Farrell  wrote a great piece here on the 1st round.
  • Win or lose the Raptors have gained immense experience that will help them going forward.  Way better than tanking

Don’t forget to visit Blair’s site The Fifth Quarter Blog and be sure to download and listen to his new weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @TFQuarter

You can follow Greg on Twitter @votaryofhoops and my brother Mike @michaelgennaro and check out their work on the NBA Draft’s top prospects on ESPN True Hoop Affiliate

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  • c_bcm

    Let’s be honest…not so hostile setting…

    • Guest

      “Hostile” = lol.
      Probably more comforting to the Raps than playing at home.

    • ckh26

      Good point. Its not like we are coming off the boats and hitting the beaches at Dieppe. Unless ones version of hostile ground is cutting off some “hipster in skinny jeans” as they are ordering up a double mocha macchiato at the concession stands.

    • DrDeRozan

      LOL, even the Nets official twitter page called out the Nets “fans”

  • jason

    If Terrence Ross scores in double figures, and T-DOT stays out of foul trouble this game should be a DUB cause you can count on Lowry to bring the heat and Valley to own the paint and Derozan to hit some big free throws. RAPS IN 6, Pack your bags for Miami cause the playoffs are about to HEAT UP!!!

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  • Wes mantooth

    Please tell me u think this game is being called fair. Conspiracy or not!!