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    After two losses to depleted, terrible lineups I'm now terrified at the prospect of playing Charlotte without Kemba Walker tonight.

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    You mean today


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    Quote psrs1 wrote: View Post
    Can someone explain to me what happened to JV in the fourth quarter?
    He was getting owned by Gasol all game. Honestly, he deserved to be benched.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    What ticked me off the most about the Laker game was that it started at 1pm in Toronto. That's the equivalent of the Lakers playing on the road @10 am. The Raptors have always made a habit of losing these types of games. Ugh!

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    The Boston and LA games were very different losses but one commonality was the ineffectiveness of the starting front line. Ross, Amir and JV have to play better. Otherwise, it becomes the Demar Derozan show and we have a couple seasons to show us how that usually turns out....

    This week just confirms how small the margin of error for this group is right now.

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    Quote BigCamB wrote: View Post
    After two losses to depleted, terrible lineups I'm now terrified at the prospect of playing Charlotte without Kemba Walker tonight.
    im calling it! jeff adrien dropping 30 on us!

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    Also shows ineffective coaching with 2 large leads allowed to dissipate (one of 17 in the third qtr.). The excerpt below illustrates how some coaches handle even a hint of "suspect" play. There are of course reasons why the comparison maybe somewhat unfair but can anyone see Casey come even close to player admonition for some fundamental team rules re: style of play not being followed? See player involved!

    This happened (Dec 31) end of first qtr. against the Nets which was eventually won by the Spurs by nearly 20 pts.

    Popovich was upset with Ginobili for failing to pass the ball on a 2-on-1 break against Mirza Teletovic to close the first quarter. Ginobili missed a contested layup, with the buzzer sounding as the ball bounced away. Popovich immediately stormed the court and began berating Ginobili, who gestured he thought he had a scoop layup. Popovich followed Ginobili to the bench, but was held back by Duncan momentarily. Popovich eventually worked his way around Duncan and yelled at Ginobili on the bench between quarters. Duncan, who wasn't in the lineup at the time, consoled a visibly upset Ginobili prior to the start of the second quarter.

    Good teams just dont let up. The raining of inappropriate 3s early in the shot clock was atrocious...and no one did anything about it.

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    Our starting frontline is playing really suspect right now......I don't know what to make of it. If we had a legit post scorer, we would be a way better team. When our starting bigs are playing this poorly (offensively and defensively), we will lose more than we win. KL and DD can't pull this team on their own.

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    Quote special1 wrote: View Post
    Our starting frontline is playing really suspect right now......I don't know what to make of it. If we had a legit post scorer, we would be a way better team. When our starting bigs are playing this poorly (offensively and defensively), we will lose more than we win. KL and DD can't pull this team on their own.
    I agree, but DD needs to find a way how to contribute in 4Q. He's drowning team with hero ball ( talking only about 4 qs. )

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    Amir is playing above what he can do and what makes him so invaluable on the team this past year and a half. No shame in being able to defend and be a garbage man for 30 minutes a game, amir we love you for that keep doing it and stop thinking you're goddam Dirk Nowitzki.

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Amir is playing above what he can do and what makes him so invaluable on the team this past year and a half. No shame in being able to defend and be a garbage man for 30 minutes a game, amir we love you for that keep doing it and stop thinking you're goddam Dirk Nowitzki.
    If good Amir doesnt show up, we will lose bad to Dallas (but of course with a spirited, pointless run after its too late)

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