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    12 of them are offensive
    12 offensive rebounds? I didn't notice that before... He must have been steamrolling over David Lee the whole game.

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    I'm not mad. Toronto really competed tonight, and we saw the best performance from Andrea Bargnani tonight. Really happy with him this evening, while I've been hard on him all season. But, consistency.

    Again, another game that flew away from us because of talent. Rudy Gay, you were brilliant tonight. Just pass the ball a little more.

    Defense made too one too many defensive lapses, and against a team like the Warriors, it's gotta be at a minimum.
    There are only a couple of players on this team that understand that concept...

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    Huge win by Golden State! Huge game by my boy Steph Curry and the "Black Falcon" Harrison Barnes i thought hit the biggest shot of the game!

    As for the Raps, it's the same old, same old. Their execution in the 4th is brutal. Too many 1 on 1. Their D in the 1st, 2nd and 4th were atrocious. DeRozan is GARBAGE. And like i said before, he's the SG version of Bargnani. If he's not scoring he shouldn't be on the floor because what else does he do well? his defense is pathetic, he can't rebound, horrible 3pt shooter. He and AB are two of the most inefficient player in the NBA.
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    I'm not mad. Toronto really competed tonight, and we saw the best performance from Andrea Bargnani tonight. Really happy with him this evening, while I've been hard on him all season. But, consistency.

    Again, another game that flew away from us because of talent. Rudy Gay, you were brilliant tonight. Just pass the ball a little more.

    Defense made too one too many defensive lapses, and against a team like the Warriors, it's gotta be at a minimum.
    I'm proud of them, playoff wise it's no contest, next season. Golden State was amazing Stephen Curry = LEGEND.

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    Tonight was a great game. I have no problems with how they played. I'm proud of them, and of Andrea

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    Tonight was a great game. I have no problems with how they played. I'm proud of them, and of Andrea
    Agreed. These guys battled hard, and they just didn't have enough talent to separate or get over the hump. This team seriously lacks an inside presence. The majority of scoring came from the perimeter - although, Amir had an awesome game in the paint off of offensive rebounding.

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    great game wish we always had THAT Andrea wish he was always "Il Mago" played good D and crashed the glass tonight gave it on both ends great game. Man Stephen Curry though! MONSTER! again though besides Amir the bench did relatively nothing resulting in a loss they got lit up. Andrea had it going Jonas didnt miss some silly baskets but its all good hes a rookie.

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    Ezeli isn't that great. He played 20 mins the other night and put up like 2 points and 3 boards or something. They lack a lot of skilled bigs when Bogut is out. Val should get 30 mins tonight, but you never know with casey
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    Ezeli isn't a guy you rely on anything but defense. He's a big body. Points I'm not worried about, 3 rebounds in 20 minutes isn't great, but it's definitely better than Bargnani who made the impossible happen, getting 0 boards in 33 minutes of playing time.
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    I think you both missed the point: rookies contribute to GSWs success. They are getting a chance to play and develop on a PLAYOFF. Not happening for Toronto and there is no playoffs associated with this team for the 5th consecutive season.
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    Congrats on mod RR.

    I think you both missed the point: rookies contribute to GSWs success. They are getting a chance to play and develop on a PLAYOFF. Not happening for Toronto and there is no playoffs associated with this team for the 5th consecutive season.
    Yea I have no idea what is going on. Ross doesn't get to play, neither does jv In the 4th and Quincy at all. I say we look for a younger coach who will play rookies and develop the team and grow with them. I honestly have no idea what Casey is doing anymore
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    Congrats on mod RR.

    I think you both missed the point: rookies contribute to GSWs success. They are getting a chance to play and develop on a PLAYOFF. Not happening for Toronto and there is no playoffs associated with this team for the 5th consecutive season.
    Thank you Matt. And yes, how I wish Casey would run the team with the rookies playing... Barnes, Green did a solid job for them last night, & I don't think their overall rookie talent is better than JV/Ross/Acy either..

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    Thank you Matt. And yes, how I wish Casey would run the team with the rookies playing... Barnes, Green did a solid job for them last night, & I don't think their overall rookie talent is better than JV/Ross/Acy either..
    Not even close..
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    Thank you Matt. And yes, how I wish Casey would run the team with the rookies playing... Barnes, Green did a solid job for them last night, & I don't think their overall rookie talent is better than JV/Ross/Acy either..
    JV is better than any of the GS rookies. Barnes is a lot better than Ross though. And i think the Black Falcon has a chance to be a star in this league just like JV. Draymond Green on the other hand is a heck of a defender. He's a guy that guard opposing team's best wing guy late in the game.

    And oh Ezeli > Acy.
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    JV is better than any of the GS rookies. Barnes is a lot better than Ross though. And i think the Black Falcon has a chance to be a star in this league just like JV. Draymond Green on the other hand is a heck of a defender. He's a guy that guard opposing team's best wing guy late in the game.

    And oh Ezeli > Acy.
    I disagree. If anything, they're the same players. Role players, rebounders, defenders, hard workers. Nothing more nothing less.

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    Congrats on mod RR.

    I think you both missed the point: rookies contribute to GSWs success. They are getting a chance to play and develop on a PLAYOFF. Not happening for Toronto and there is no playoffs associated with this team for the 5th consecutive season.
    Yup, and the implications are huge for them. They've got a bunch of bad contracts on that team (Beidrens, Jefferson, Rush) but they don't need to panic because they can make do with the young guys now, and then when all those bad contracts come off the books, they can add another key piece to a great young core. In two years, they could be hitting the offseason paying only $35 million for a playoff-tested core of Lee, Curry, Barnes, Thompson, Ezeli, and Green. Maybe $50 million if they re-sign Bogut. Either way, that's potentially a great core that's maybe one elite veteran away from being a contender.

    (It's not inconceivable that they could make a pitch for LeBron if he opts out in 2014. Can you imagine a starting unit of Curry, Thompson, James, Lee, and Bogut, with Barnes, Ezeli, and Green off the bench? That's a lineup I'd love watching and hate playing.)

    We, on the other hand, seem to want to play our bad contract guys to death. When they expire, we're just going to be trying to replace the guys who are expiring, rather than trying to add to a core that we've already built.

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    JV is better than any of the GS rookies. Barnes is a lot better than Ross though. And i think the Black Falcon has a chance to be a star in this league just like JV. Draymond Green on the other hand is a heck of a defender. He's a guy that guard opposing team's best wing guy late in the game.

    And oh Ezeli > Acy.
    Draymond green isn't that good he looks like a tweener to me. He cant' defend perimeter players at all, DeRozan was schooling him when he was defending him. Acy is probably better than both Green and Ezeli but dwane casey is allergic to rookies. Barnes is pretty good but i don't see star in him, JV has more potential definitely. Barnes is only averaging 3 more points than ross, 0.7 more assists, and 2 more boards while playing 10 more minutes per game. He isn't that much better than Ross, if Ross got his minutes he'd be lighting it up probably averaging 10 points off the bench. Barnes has a good nba body though, he just needs to put it to good use.
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    Yup, and the implications are huge for them. They've got a bunch of bad contracts on that team (Beidrens, Jefferson, Rush) but they don't need to panic because they can make do with the young guys now, and then when all those bad contracts come off the books, they can add another key piece to a great young core. In two years, they could be hitting the offseason paying only $35 million for a playoff-tested core of Lee, Curry, Barnes, Thompson, Ezeli, and Green. Maybe $50 million if they re-sign Bogut. Either way, that's potentially a great core that's maybe one elite veteran away from being a contender.

    (It's not inconceivable that they could make a pitch for LeBron if he opts out in 2014. Can you imagine a starting unit of Curry, Thompson, James, Lee, and Bogut, with Barnes, Ezeli, and Green off the bench? That's a lineup I'd love watching and hate playing.)

    We, on the other hand, seem to want to play our bad contract guys to death. When they expire, we're just going to be trying to replace the guys who are expiring, rather than trying to add to a core that we've already built.
    Way to ruin my night.

    I have been envious of Orlando and Cleveland of late. I never realized Golden Sdtate was in this situation.

    Bloody hell.

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    Default Raps vs Warrior (Nearly front row seat)

    Still haven't figured out how to get the pics i took in here. Try to figure that out tomorrow. Sorry i'm late but I am on the west coast.

    Really cool being at the game. We were within an earshot of the bench. I KNEW they could here what i was yelling.I'll give more examples of that later. Not in order of importance.

    *A lot of politics*
    We arrived early & BC was sitting at the bench. I yelled "We need a center, we're counting on you." He turned and waved. Warrior security then backed me off. I was shocked that I didn't do more yelling, but I figured if i'd get kick out BEFORE THE GAME STARTED if i verbally kept abusing BC. Devlin came over to BC & was quickly ignored when Ric Bucher came over (Insert pic i don't know how to post). They talked for a long time. Amir was sucking up to the refs. Guess it's part of the game.

    Rudy, DD, and Kleiza were warming up before everyone came out. You could see Rudy was hurting. I yelled and asked him "Are you gonna play? Are you gonna play?" Didn't get a response. I started getting pissed off cause only DD was practicing contested shots inside the arch. (i have posted MANY complaints that we have one person rebounding & four(4) players at the 3 point line). So i started whipping on my punching bag for the night...Linas Kleiza.
    "The 3 looks good Kleiza...why don't you practice rebounding & driving?"
    "Hopefully you don't get anymore shots in a Raptor uniform, but if you do...they should be closer to the basket."
    "No matter how much you jump, your not getting out of that deep hole your in on the bench Klaiza."
    What I said later really pissed him off.

    When they all came out it was sensory overload. i couldn't handle it. They were all there. My wife noticed Acy wasn't there. We learned later they tossed him out of the plane & he's now in Bakersfield. We yelled encouragement (I thought it was a winnable game), but were concerned cause we didn't see Rudy right away.

    I am the biggest Bargs hater in the world, but i felt sorry for him. Bargs looked very very very isolated. Everyone seemed loose, cracking jokes, playful. Talking with Jerrett Jack, punching each other, etc etc. Bargs looked like he didn't have a friend in the world. I was shocked at myself. Yelled at Ross to give me a dunk during warm ups & he did. Amir was throwing down tomahawks like crazy. My feelings quickly changed when I realize that bargs was starting. I yelled a piercing booooo when they introduced them into the starting lineup. Amir high fived everyone before the game started. As usual the raptors had a decent start.

    Casey punished Jonas not driving and put him on the bench. When Arron Grey went in I knew Jv's night was over.

    Dd seemed to be going throw the motions. I'll give Him a pass because he was in his home state. Let's say I had to play in Niagara Falls. I might not be the same if I could spend the previous day in Toronto and could fly into Niagara Falls couple hours before the game. He just didn't seem to have his usual energy level. Hopefully he'll wan play well in Staples. (Flying to LA for the game as well)

    I really started letting Casey have it in the 2nd qtr.
    John Lucas is in the game Casey ends the 1st qtr with a small line up. Curry starts going off. We have Ross & Fields in and he's trying ride them. Casey always bothers me letting the bench stay in to long and letting the game slip away or allowing us to lose starters lead. Lowry needs rest I understand, but we can't lose the game if he's not ready. In my opinion we should have been playing staters 50 minutes before we lost our playoff hopes.
    "Hey Casey! If Lucas isn't scoring, why is he in the game? We're too small. Amir is limping up the court. Take Lucas out. Why is he in? Use Telfair or put Lowry back in. Bring back the starters Casey!!!! Soon he took out Ross for Gay then put Lowry back in the game.

    Ross was acting like a spoiled brat last night. Lost a little respect for him. Not paying attention in the huddles, yawning, totally distracted. Obviously KNOWING he was not going to be in there for the 3rd & 4th qtrs is getting to him. I agree he should be used more but his attitude last night SUCKED.

    What bothered me the most last night was Kleiza. He never once payed attention to a single huddle. I told you Amir high fived all his teammates at the beginning of the half. Kleiza looked like he had to beg him to get involved. He was checking out cheerleaders, watching the dunkers jump on the trampoline & even the guys trying to win $2000 to make a half court shot. I was enraged. "Hey Kleiza, if your not going to even pay attention in the huddle just sit on the bench." Next huddle he looked in to the crowd. "Have a seat buddy, pay attention to what your team is trying to do or go back to Lithuania." I think he even tried to rat me out to try to get me kicked out.


    All in all, I honestly think the Raptors couldn't have played any better. Here is where we lost the game.
    Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 04:13 {BAD SHOT}

    [GSW 105-100]
    Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 03:36 {WIDE OPEN}

    Bargnani Jump Shot: Missed 02:51 {FORCED}

    02:50 Team Timeout : Regular
    {I yelled at the top of my lungs. "WE NEED DEFENSE. PUT IN REBOUNDING TO GET THE BALL BACK. PUT IN JV!!!}

    02:17 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed
    02:14 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
    [GSW 111-103] Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)

    [GSW 113-105] Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)
    Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 01:07
    [GSW 114-105] Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)
    {This was RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE LANE. You don't deserve to win if you allow people to do that in the 4th qtr.}

    Got pics with Devlin & Jack. Wanted to tell Devlin to stop yelling but he gave my wife a picture so i had to be nice. He's FAT.

    My TAKEAWAYS/ Impressions
    Warrior fans were impressed by Bargs. I was like "Call up the front office. You've got a deal." Bargs was making a better effort than usual. I'll give him credit for that. But he is still no where close to the key when a shot goes up. He's getting better at trapping when they come to his section in the zone. But he is always backing up & you can see he is still getting used to being back. Lowry was telling him where to go & I know Lowry isn't sugar coating it for him.

    Casey is being FORCED to start Bargs & give him minutes. He was brought in to create a defense with a "Dirk-type" of player. They are going to do it for the rest of the season to see if it works. It does not look good for Ross & JV.

    I'll put more pics in later
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    Quote RepRaptorsintheUSA wrote: View Post
    Still haven't figured out how to get the pics i took in here. Try to figure that out tomorrow. Sorry i'm late but I am on the west coast.

    Really cool being at the game. We were within an earshot of the bench. I KNEW they could here what i was yelling.I'll give more examples of that later. Not in order of importance.

    *A lot of politics*
    We arrived early & BC was sitting at the bench. I yelled "We need a center, we're counting on you." He turned and waved. Warrior security then backed me off. I was shocked that I didn't do more yelling, but I figured if i'd get kick out BEFORE THE GAME STARTED if i verbally kept abusing BC. Devlin came over to BC & was quickly ignored when Ric Bucher came over (Insert pic i don't know how to post). They talked for a long time. Amir was sucking up to the refs. Guess it's part of the game.

    Rudy, DD, and Kleiza were warming up before everyone came out. You could see Rudy was hurting. I yelled and asked him "Are you gonna play? Are you gonna play?" Didn't get a response. I started getting pissed off cause only DD was practicing contested shots inside the arch. (i have posted MANY complaints that we have one person rebounding & four(4) players at the 3 point line). So i started whipping on my punching bag for the night...Linas Kleiza.
    "The 3 looks good Kleiza...why don't you practice rebounding & driving?"
    "Hopefully you don't get anymore shots in a Raptor uniform, but if you do...they should be closer to the basket."
    "No matter how much you jump, your not getting out of that deep hole your in on the bench Klaiza."
    What I said later really pissed him off.

    When they all came out it was sensory overload. i couldn't handle it. They were all there. My wife noticed Acy wasn't there. We learned later they tossed him out of the plane & he's now in Bakersfield. We yelled encouragement (I thought it was a winnable game), but were concerned cause we didn't see Rudy right away.

    I am the biggest Bargs hater in the world, but i felt sorry for him. Bargs looked very very very isolated. Everyone seemed loose, cracking jokes, playful. Talking with Jerrett Jack, punching each other, etc etc. Bargs looked like he didn't have a friend in the world. I was shocked at myself. Yelled at Ross to give me a dunk during warm ups & he did. Amir was Amir was throwing down tomahawks like crazy. My feelings quickly changed when I realize that bargs was starting. I yelled a piercing booooo when they introduced them into the starting lineup. Amir high fived everyone before the game started. As usual the raptors had a decent start.
    Casey punished Jonas not driving and put him on the bench. When Arron Grey went in I knew Jv's night was over.

    Dd was seemed to be going throw the motions. I'll give Him a pass because he was in his home state. Let's say I had to play in Niagara Falls. I might not be the same if I could spend the previous day in Toronto and could fly into Niagara Falls couple hours before the game. He just didn't seem to have his usual energy level. Hopefully he'll wan play well in Staples. (Flying to LA for the game as well)

    I really started letting Casey have it in the 2nd qtr.
    John Lucas is in the game Casey ends the 1st qtr with a small line up. Curry starts going off. We have Ross & Fields in and he's trying ride them. Casey always bothers me letting the bench stay in to long and letting the game slip away or allowing us to lose starters lead. Lowry needs rest I understand, but we can't lose the game if he's not ready. In my opinion we should have been playing staters 50 minutes before we lost our playoff hopes.
    "Hey Casey! If Lucas isn't scoring, why is he in the game? We're too small. Amir is limping up the court. Take Lucas out. Why is he in? Use Telfair or put Lowry back in. Bring back the starters Casey!!!! Soon he took out Ross for Gay then put Lowry back in the game.

    Ross was acting like a spoiled brat last night. Lost a little respect for him. Not paying attention in the huddles, yawning, totally distracted. Obviously KNOWING he was not going to be in there for the 3rd & 4th qtrs is getting to him. I agree he should be used more but his attitude last night SUCKED.

    What bothered me the most last night was Kleiza. He never once payed attention to a single huddle. I told you Amir high fived all his teammates at the beginning of the half. Kleiza looked like he had to beg him to get involved. He was checking out cheerleaders, watching the dunkers jump on the trampoline & even the guys trying to win $2000 to make a half court shot. I was enraged. "Hey Kleiza, if your not going to even pay attention in the huddle just sit on the bench." Next huddle he looked in to the crowd. "Have a seat buddy, pay attention to what your team is trying to do or go back to Lithuania." I think he even tried to rat me out to try to get me kicked out.


    All in all, I honestly think the Raptors couldn't have played any better. Here is where we lost the game.
    Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 04:13 {BAD SHOT}

    [GSW 105-100]
    Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 03:36 {WIDE OPEN}

    Bargnani Jump Shot: Missed 02:51 {FORCED}

    02:50 Team Timeout : Regular
    {I yelled at the top of my lungs. "WE NEED DEFENSE. PUT IN REBOUNDING TO GET THE BALL BACK. PUT IN JV!!!}

    02:17 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed
    02:14 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
    [GSW 111-103] Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)

    [GSW 113-105] Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)
    Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 01:07
    [GSW 114-105] Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)
    {This was RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE LANE. You don't deserve to win if you allow people to do that in the 4th qtr.}

    Got pics with Devlin & Jack. Wanted to tell Devlin to stop yelling but he gave my wife a picture so i had to be nice. He's FAT.

    My TAKEAWAYS/ Impressions
    Warrior fans were impressed by Bargs. I was like "Call up the front office. You've got a deal." Bargs was making a better effort than usual. I'll give him credit for that. But he is still no where close to the key when a shot goes up. He's getting better at trapping when they come to his section in the zone. But he is always backing up & you can see he is still getting used to being back. Lowry was telling him where to go & I know Lowry isn't sugar coating it for him.

    Casey is being FORCED to start Bargs & give him minutes. He was brought in to create a defense with a "Dirk-type" of player. They are going to do it for the rest of the season to see if it works. It does not look good for Ross & JV.

    I'll put more pics in later
    I enjoyed this

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    Quote RepRaptorsintheUSA wrote: View Post
    Still haven't figured out how to get the pics i took in here. Try to figure that out tomorrow. Sorry i'm late but I am on the west coast.

    Really cool being at the game. We were within an earshot of the bench. I KNEW they could here what i was yelling.I'll give more examples of that later. Not in order of importance.

    *A lot of politics*
    We arrived early & BC was sitting at the bench. I yelled "We need a center, we're counting on you." He turned and waved. Warrior security then backed me off. I was shocked that I didn't do more yelling, but I figured if i'd get kick out BEFORE THE GAME STARTED if i verbally kept abusing BC. Devlin came over to BC & was quickly ignored when Ric Bucher came over (Insert pic i don't know how to post). They talked for a long time. Amir was sucking up to the refs. Guess it's part of the game.

    Rudy, DD, and Kleiza were warming up before everyone came out. You could see Rudy was hurting. I yelled and asked him "Are you gonna play? Are you gonna play?" Didn't get a response. I started getting pissed off cause only DD was practicing contested shots inside the arch. (i have posted MANY complaints that we have one person rebounding & four(4) players at the 3 point line). So i started whipping on my punching bag for the night...Linas Kleiza.
    "The 3 looks good Kleiza...why don't you practice rebounding & driving?"
    "Hopefully you don't get anymore shots in a Raptor uniform, but if you do...they should be closer to the basket."
    "No matter how much you jump, your not getting out of that deep hole your in on the bench Klaiza."
    What I said later really pissed him off.

    When they all came out it was sensory overload. i couldn't handle it. They were all there. My wife noticed Acy wasn't there. We learned later they tossed him out of the plane & he's now in Bakersfield. We yelled encouragement (I thought it was a winnable game), but were concerned cause we didn't see Rudy right away.

    I am the biggest Bargs hater in the world, but i felt sorry for him. Bargs looked very very very isolated. Everyone seemed loose, cracking jokes, playful. Talking with Jerrett Jack, punching each other, etc etc. Bargs looked like he didn't have a friend in the world. I was shocked at myself. Yelled at Ross to give me a dunk during warm ups & he did. Amir was throwing down tomahawks like crazy. My feelings quickly changed when I realize that bargs was starting. I yelled a piercing booooo when they introduced them into the starting lineup. Amir high fived everyone before the game started. As usual the raptors had a decent start.

    Casey punished Jonas not driving and put him on the bench. When Arron Grey went in I knew Jv's night was over.

    Dd seemed to be going throw the motions. I'll give Him a pass because he was in his home state. Let's say I had to play in Niagara Falls. I might not be the same if I could spend the previous day in Toronto and could fly into Niagara Falls couple hours before the game. He just didn't seem to have his usual energy level. Hopefully he'll wan play well in Staples. (Flying to LA for the game as well)

    I really started letting Casey have it in the 2nd qtr.
    John Lucas is in the game Casey ends the 1st qtr with a small line up. Curry starts going off. We have Ross & Fields in and he's trying ride them. Casey always bothers me letting the bench stay in to long and letting the game slip away or allowing us to lose starters lead. Lowry needs rest I understand, but we can't lose the game if he's not ready. In my opinion we should have been playing staters 50 minutes before we lost our playoff hopes.
    "Hey Casey! If Lucas isn't scoring, why is he in the game? We're too small. Amir is limping up the court. Take Lucas out. Why is he in? Use Telfair or put Lowry back in. Bring back the starters Casey!!!! Soon he took out Ross for Gay then put Lowry back in the game.

    Ross was acting like a spoiled brat last night. Lost a little respect for him. Not paying attention in the huddles, yawning, totally distracted. Obviously KNOWING he was not going to be in there for the 3rd & 4th qtrs is getting to him. I agree he should be used more but his attitude last night SUCKED.

    What bothered me the most last night was Kleiza. He never once payed attention to a single huddle. I told you Amir high fived all his teammates at the beginning of the half. Kleiza looked like he had to beg him to get involved. He was checking out cheerleaders, watching the dunkers jump on the trampoline & even the guys trying to win $2000 to make a half court shot. I was enraged. "Hey Kleiza, if your not going to even pay attention in the huddle just sit on the bench." Next huddle he looked in to the crowd. "Have a seat buddy, pay attention to what your team is trying to do or go back to Lithuania." I think he even tried to rat me out to try to get me kicked out.


    All in all, I honestly think the Raptors couldn't have played any better. Here is where we lost the game.
    Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 04:13 {BAD SHOT}

    [GSW 105-100]
    Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 03:36 {WIDE OPEN}

    Bargnani Jump Shot: Missed 02:51 {FORCED}

    02:50 Team Timeout : Regular
    {I yelled at the top of my lungs. "WE NEED DEFENSE. PUT IN REBOUNDING TO GET THE BALL BACK. PUT IN JV!!!}

    02:17 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed
    02:14 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
    [GSW 111-103] Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)

    [GSW 113-105] Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)
    Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 01:07
    [GSW 114-105] Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)
    {This was RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE LANE. You don't deserve to win if you allow people to do that in the 4th qtr.}

    Got pics with Devlin & Jack. Wanted to tell Devlin to stop yelling but he gave my wife a picture so i had to be nice. He's FAT.

    My TAKEAWAYS/ Impressions
    Warrior fans were impressed by Bargs. I was like "Call up the front office. You've got a deal." Bargs was making a better effort than usual. I'll give him credit for that. But he is still no where close to the key when a shot goes up. He's getting better at trapping when they come to his section in the zone. But he is always backing up & you can see he is still getting used to being back. Lowry was telling him where to go & I know Lowry isn't sugar coating it for him.

    Casey is being FORCED to start Bargs & give him minutes. He was brought in to create a defense with a "Dirk-type" of player. They are going to do it for the rest of the season to see if it works. It does not look good for Ross & JV.

    I'll put more pics in later
    Nice, I had a good time reading this. Good post Rep.

    Anyways, I agree about the bold. He's a rookie, not all rookies are going to get playing time. And while he SHOULD be playing at least 18 minutes or a game, he's got to stay positive and be ready whenever the coaching staff DOES decide to put him in. He did not look ready when he checked into the game.

    Also, be careful with what you say to Kleiza! He's going to come after you BRUH!

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    Still haven't figured out how to get the pics i took in here. Try to figure that out tomorrow. Sorry i'm late but I am on the west coast.

    Really cool being at the game. We were within an earshot of the bench. I KNEW they could here what i was yelling.I'll give more examples of that later. Not in order of importance.

    *A lot of politics*
    We arrived early & BC was sitting at the bench. I yelled "We need a center, we're counting on you." He turned and waved. Warrior security then backed me off. I was shocked that I didn't do more yelling, but I figured if i'd get kick out BEFORE THE GAME STARTED if i verbally kept abusing BC. Devlin came over to BC & was quickly ignored when Ric Bucher came over (Insert pic i don't know how to post). They talked for a long time. Amir was sucking up to the refs. Guess it's part of the game.

    Rudy, DD, and Kleiza were warming up before everyone came out. You could see Rudy was hurting. I yelled and asked him "Are you gonna play? Are you gonna play?" Didn't get a response. I started getting pissed off cause only DD was practicing contested shots inside the arch. (i have posted MANY complaints that we have one person rebounding & four(4) players at the 3 point line). So i started whipping on my punching bag for the night...Linas Kleiza.
    "The 3 looks good Kleiza...why don't you practice rebounding & driving?"
    "Hopefully you don't get anymore shots in a Raptor uniform, but if you do...they should be closer to the basket."
    "No matter how much you jump, your not getting out of that deep hole your in on the bench Klaiza."
    What I said later really pissed him off.

    When they all came out it was sensory overload. i couldn't handle it. They were all there. My wife noticed Acy wasn't there. We learned later they tossed him out of the plane & he's now in Bakersfield. We yelled encouragement (I thought it was a winnable game), but were concerned cause we didn't see Rudy right away.

    I am the biggest Bargs hater in the world, but i felt sorry for him. Bargs looked very very very isolated. Everyone seemed loose, cracking jokes, playful. Talking with Jerrett Jack, punching each other, etc etc. Bargs looked like he didn't have a friend in the world. I was shocked at myself. Yelled at Ross to give me a dunk during warm ups & he did. Amir was throwing down tomahawks like crazy. My feelings quickly changed when I realize that bargs was starting. I yelled a piercing booooo when they introduced them into the starting lineup. Amir high fived everyone before the game started. As usual the raptors had a decent start.

    Casey punished Jonas not driving and put him on the bench. When Arron Grey went in I knew Jv's night was over.

    Dd seemed to be going throw the motions. I'll give Him a pass because he was in his home state. Let's say I had to play in Niagara Falls. I might not be the same if I could spend the previous day in Toronto and could fly into Niagara Falls couple hours before the game. He just didn't seem to have his usual energy level. Hopefully he'll wan play well in Staples. (Flying to LA for the game as well)

    I really started letting Casey have it in the 2nd qtr.
    John Lucas is in the game Casey ends the 1st qtr with a small line up. Curry starts going off. We have Ross & Fields in and he's trying ride them. Casey always bothers me letting the bench stay in to long and letting the game slip away or allowing us to lose starters lead. Lowry needs rest I understand, but we can't lose the game if he's not ready. In my opinion we should have been playing staters 50 minutes before we lost our playoff hopes.
    "Hey Casey! If Lucas isn't scoring, why is he in the game? We're too small. Amir is limping up the court. Take Lucas out. Why is he in? Use Telfair or put Lowry back in. Bring back the starters Casey!!!! Soon he took out Ross for Gay then put Lowry back in the game.

    Ross was acting like a spoiled brat last night. Lost a little respect for him. Not paying attention in the huddles, yawning, totally distracted. Obviously KNOWING he was not going to be in there for the 3rd & 4th qtrs is getting to him. I agree he should be used more but his attitude last night SUCKED.

    What bothered me the most last night was Kleiza. He never once payed attention to a single huddle. I told you Amir high fived all his teammates at the beginning of the half. Kleiza looked like he had to beg him to get involved. He was checking out cheerleaders, watching the dunkers jump on the trampoline & even the guys trying to win $2000 to make a half court shot. I was enraged. "Hey Kleiza, if your not going to even pay attention in the huddle just sit on the bench." Next huddle he looked in to the crowd. "Have a seat buddy, pay attention to what your team is trying to do or go back to Lithuania." I think he even tried to rat me out to try to get me kicked out.


    All in all, I honestly think the Raptors couldn't have played any better. Here is where we lost the game.
    Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 04:13 {BAD SHOT}

    [GSW 105-100]
    Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 03:36 {WIDE OPEN}

    Bargnani Jump Shot: Missed 02:51 {FORCED}

    02:50 Team Timeout : Regular
    {I yelled at the top of my lungs. "WE NEED DEFENSE. PUT IN REBOUNDING TO GET THE BALL BACK. PUT IN JV!!!}

    02:17 Jack 3pt Shot: Missed
    02:14 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
    [GSW 111-103] Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)

    [GSW 113-105] Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)
    Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 01:07
    [GSW 114-105] Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)
    {This was RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE LANE. You don't deserve to win if you allow people to do that in the 4th qtr.}

    Got pics with Devlin & Jack. Wanted to tell Devlin to stop yelling but he gave my wife a picture so i had to be nice. He's FAT.

    My TAKEAWAYS/ Impressions
    Warrior fans were impressed by Bargs. I was like "Call up the front office. You've got a deal." Bargs was making a better effort than usual. I'll give him credit for that. But he is still no where close to the key when a shot goes up. He's getting better at trapping when they come to his section in the zone. But he is always backing up & you can see he is still getting used to being back. Lowry was telling him where to go & I know Lowry isn't sugar coating it for him.

    Casey is being FORCED to start Bargs & give him minutes. He was brought in to create a defense with a "Dirk-type" of player. They are going to do it for the rest of the season to see if it works. It does not look good for Ross & JV.

    I'll put more pics in later
    Thanks for the report... Looking forward to the photos!

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