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    @chicago
    Vs Indiana
    @ Washington
    @ Miami
    @ Indiana

    Realistically I only expect us to win two of these games at most. That being said this team has pulled off shockers all season so who knows.

    The key will be to somehow win the home game against Indiana and make sure we win against Chicago and Washington. Those away games against Miami and Indiana are going to be close to unwinnable.

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    Yeah I see the team winning 2 and maybe 3 if they can steal the game at home vs Indiana on the second night of a back 2 back

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    we havent beat the heat in years. i think its about time that happens. sacramento got lucky with birdman/wade/allen sitting.

    technically it would be the heat going on a back to back as well so maybe wade will sit again.

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    we havent beat the heat in years. i think its about time that happens. sacramento got lucky with birdman/wade/allen sitting.
    Would be crazy to beat the heat in Miami. That would be two road wins against arguably the best two teams in the league (Miami and Okc).

    We actually could IMO if we play correctly. Jonas was FEEDING on them early the first time we played them, as everyone knows they don't really defend big centres well. Run our offence through him, get hot from three, and use derozan to get some of their key guys in foul trouble and we COULD walk out of there with a W.

    Gotta have excellent ball movement though. Only way to beat the heat is to make that trapping defense move or you're not gonna score and/or they will be scoring off turnovers all night.

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    Would be crazy to beat the heat in Miami. That would be two road wins against arguably the best two teams in the league (Miami and Okc).

    We actually could IMO if we play correctly. Jonas was FEEDING on them early the first time we played them, as everyone knows they don't really defend big centres well. Run our offence through him, get hot from three, and use derozan to get some of their key guys in foul trouble and we COULD walk out of there with a W.

    Gotta have excellent ball movement though. Only way to beat the heat is to make that trapping defense move or you're not gonna score and/or they will be scoring off turnovers all night.
    I highly doubt that we can win. The heat beat Portland on the road today without Lebron James

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    Quote 4hunnit_degreez wrote: View Post
    I highly doubt that we can win. The heat beat Portland on the road today without Lebron James
    and sacramento beat the heat with lebron james.

    they're gonna be on a back to back. this could mean wade will be sitting.
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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    and sacramento beat the heat with lebron james.

    they're gonna be on a back to back. this probably means wade will be sitting.
    Just watched that game.. the Heat treated it like pickup basketball, forced overtime, and only lost by 5. If they actually tried every night, they could challenge the '95-'96 Bulls...
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    Raps match up well against the Pacers. I think we'll win 1 of the 2.

    Heat are tough. So i wouldn't even keep my hopes alive. They just beat the Blazers tonight without LeBron.

    The Bulls game is the one they need to get. Very winnable. And the Wiz don't have Beal who always play well against the Raps. Winnable game as well IMO.
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Raps match up well against the Pacers. I think we'll win 1 of the 2.

    Heat are tough. So i wouldn't even keep my hopes alive. They just beat the Blazers tonight without LeBron.

    The Bulls game is the one they need to get. Very winnable. And the Wiz don't have Beal who always play well against the Raps. Winnable game as well IMO.
    So 3/5. I suppose I can accept that.

    Just reminding myself that unwinnable doesn't have the same meaning anymore after Dallas and OKC road wins.


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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Raps match up well against the Pacers. I think we'll win 1 of the 2.

    Heat are tough. So i wouldn't even keep my hopes alive. They just beat the Blazers tonight without LeBron.

    The Bulls game is the one they need to get. Very winnable. And the Wiz don't have Beal who always play well against the Raps. Winnable game as well IMO.
    Wiz do have Beal what you talking about he played today....

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    and sacramento beat the heat with lebron james.

    they're gonna be on a back to back. this could mean wade will be sitting.
    Sacramento was also at home lool imo beating the heat on there home court would be the hardest game of the season

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    They've lost at home to the Celtics and Pistons, and lost to the Kings and Nets and Sixers. You're a better chance of beating them by being a mediocre team and getting lucky that they are in one of their "cruise mode" games IMO
    But yeh raps could easily go 0-5 with that schedule. Depends if the TERRIBLE Chicago shows up, or the "gritty" Chicago that can randomly win vs anyone, that's the one game the raps are favoured to win.
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    I think the next five games should prove to Masai the legitimacy of the team. If we can pull of minimum three, I say he might re-tool and try to make a statement in the playoffs. On the other hand we go 0-5 or even 1-4, 2-3, then we're that much closer to tanking.

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    whole January
    1st - @Indiana
    3rd - @Washington
    5th - @Miami
    7th - @Indiana
    8th - Detroit
    11th - Brooklyn
    13th - Millwaukee
    15th - @Boston
    17th - Minnesota
    19th - Lakers
    20th - Charlotte
    22nd - Dallas
    24th - @Philly
    25th - Clippers
    27th - @Brooklyn
    29th - Orlando
    31st - @Denver

    we could potentially go for 10-7

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    Quote Qasim311 wrote: View Post
    I think the next five games should prove to Masai the legitimacy of the team. If we can pull of minimum three, I say he might re-tool and try to make a statement in the playoffs. On the other hand we go 0-5 or even 1-4, 2-3, then we're that much closer to tanking.
    Umm no, Masai isn't an idiot and his whole gameplan isn't going to change due to the result of five games.

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    3 wins and 2 loss.

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    Quote Nosike wrote: View Post
    Umm no, Masai isn't an idiot and his whole gameplan isn't going to change due to the result of five games.
    And you do realize that with every game we win, the tank is exponentially harder to pull of? If that is Masai's endgame anyways..
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    Wins and losses aside, it's going to be an interesting 5 game stretch, isn't it?

    It's nice to know that whatever happens, the plotline isn't going to be:
    Raptors continue to be dysfunctional.

    This is shaping up to be a very entertaining season.

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    And it wasnt a 4-19 start to dig our way out of just 2 under 500 go Raps!

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    Quote Qasim311 wrote: View Post
    And you do realize that with every game we win, the tank is exponentially harder to pull of? If that is Masai's endgame anyways..
    There is no tank. If there was a tank it is now over. The raps already have 45% more wins than the bottom 6, and 30% more wins than the bottom 8. Lets see how these guys can play together.

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