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    MIAMI— It says something about how far they’ve come over the last month that after losing a fair fight against the Heat, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was accentuating the negative.“We missed a lot of easy shots we should make. You shoot …” — and here he held the final stats sheet out in front of him like it had been dipped in something contagious — “… 57 per cent from the free throw line, you’re not going to beat too many people. I don’t care if it’s the Miami Heat or Miami-Dade High School.”Offered the chance to slip out the rhetorical back door when someone threw out the (quite reasonable) suggestion that it had been a “moral victory”, Casey screwed up his face like he’d been hit with a strong smell.“You don’t get any medals for losing.”When someone else brought up offensive rebounds, Casey interrupted him to say, “… to the 30th-ranked offensive rebounding team in the league.”For two-and-a-half years, we’ve seen Casey play out one of two post-game pantos: Raptors win — tepid praise; Raptors lose — tepid praise. More of the latter than the former; which is to say, more of the same.But this team is ready to see more of the whip

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    oh lawd.... "Miami-Dade High School"

    Casey got a mouth on him.

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    Quote Nosike wrote: View Post
    oh lawd.... "Miami-Dade High School"

    Casey got a mouth on him.
    at least there's no more moral victories hahah

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    Quote 4hunnit_degreez wrote: View Post
    at least there's no more moral victories hahah
    I already cheer for the Dallas Cowboys, I don't have anymore time for "moral" victories. They don't mean shit. Thank gosh we have a competent GM. "In Masai I Fucking Trust"
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    You can watch the interview here btw http://www.nba.com/raptors/video/pla...apsheat_010514

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    I liked it. It was nice to see him being hard on his team, but also not single anyone out. The little things add up, especially in playoff type basketball. Can't afford a couple of missed layups/gimmies. Or shooting 20% below your normal team FT%. Or 3rd chance opportunities for the other team. The trick is getting that message through to the team without getting them to start overthinking everything they do.
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    Best reaction I've seen from him after a loss OR win.

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    I think it was the right move by him. Since the Gay trade that Raptors have played at a consistently high level. The effort and hustle is now base standard, and to get to that next level you need hustle and execution.

    FTR I don't think the raps can beat either indy or miami in a 7 game series, but if they can play at the level they are currently playing at they should at least win a game or two and make it competitive.
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    A coach is always going to say something, that's how he keeps control.

    But everything he said was true, execution sucked particularly in the late fourth, and we missed free throws, which we shouldn't. Other than that were competing which he said he liked, he is simply trying to get these young guys to be pros, and realise the success can continue if we keep working on the small things(offensive rebounding last night). Small things are what win games, and of course free throws. But were almost there a few more games like this, especially INDY and I think the Raps will have everyone afraid of us.

    If we can only establish our home court, we would be a sick team, cause we don't play afraid on the road. We play a little nervous at home, but starting to come around.

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    Dwane Casey is a G.

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    He's not wrong. Derozen really screwed the pooch there in the fourth.
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    Nice to see some fire out of Casey. As good of a game as it was it was weird to see how tired Raptors were when it was Miami that on the second half of a back to back. I really thought we would kill them on the boards and in the paint.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    He's not wrong. Derozen really screwed the pooch there in the fourth.
    He had a good all around game though and he wasn't the reason they lost. Miami turned it up defensively and Toronto went almost exclusively pick and roll even though the Heat had adjusted and taken most of it away. Also, they had no answer for Lebron down the stretch (who does?).

    One thing that seemed to work really well in bursts was Amir in the high post and Val down low. They need more of that but JV has to establish and hold position inside more consistently for it to be effective throughout games.

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    I love it.
    “The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King

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    Quote slaw wrote: View Post
    He had a good all around game though and he wasn't the reason they lost. Miami turned it up defensively and Toronto went almost exclusively pick and roll even though the Heat had adjusted and taken most of it away. Also, they had no answer for Lebron down the stretch (who does?).

    One thing that seemed to work really well in bursts was Amir in the high post and Val down low. They need more of that but JV has to establish and hold position inside more consistently for it to be effective throughout games.
    Exactly, poor free throw shooting and rebounding ultimately killed us in that game. You lose big on the offensive glass to the worst offensive rebounding team in the league and it gonna be a tough win.

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    I'd offer that the team is a bit tired as well. The Wizards game 4th qtr was a bad/tired one too...it makes for mind tricks and weary legs. Hope they have some juice left for Indy.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    I'd offer that the team is a bit tired as well. The Wizards game 4th qtr was a bad/tired one too...it makes for mind tricks and weary legs. Hope they have some juice left for Indy.
    This has been a recurring thought for me - I hope I'm wrong on this.

    Matt and Jack kept talking about the "playoff atmosphere" when the Pacers were in Toronto. Which was true - the Raps have been playing "playoff basketball." Only there's a reason the really good teams don't play in high gear all season long - you burn yourself out, become more prone to injuries, etc. Really good teams play as well as they need to in the regular season to achieve their goals and be ready, fresh, and healthy for the playoffs. Is the Raps intensity level sustainable? Can they keep this level of effort up for the entire remainder of the season? Are they gonna burn out or have a let down once they start playing crappy teams after the next Indy game? I'm not sure.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    He's not wrong. Derozen really screwed the pooch there in the fourth.
    DeRozan is the reason they were IN it.
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    Quote GameBreaker wrote: View Post
    DeRozan is the reason they were IN it.
    Up until the fourth DD played well, made some poor decisions in the 4th though

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    Casey's contract is expiring.

    He knows that he needs to prove that he can do more than develop a team if he wants to keep his job. He has to demonstrate the potential to coach a contender. Part of that is holding the team to a higher standard.

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