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Playoff R1G4 Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic

Playoff R1G4 Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic

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Playoff R1G3 Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic: A Chance To Regain Home-Court Advantage

Playoff R1G3 Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic: A Chance To Regain Home-Court Advantage

The Raptors managed to dominate the Magic with 111-82 win in Game 2 but they still need to win one game in Orlando to regain the home-court advantage. Will the Raptors be able to repeat the strong defense to slow down Orlando Magic on the road? Lin played well finishing with 4 points/1 assist in 4 minutes of garbage time but it is less likely Lin will play in a close game unless Coach Nurse needs ... »

Playoff R1G2 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: Will the Raptors Use Jeremy Lin’s Defense to Guard DJ Augustin After Raptors Game 1 Loss?

Playoff R1G2 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: Will the Raptors Use Jeremy Lin’s Defense to Guard DJ Augustin After Raptors Game 1 Loss?

  It is ironic that only after the #2 seed Toronto Raptors got shocked with a Game 1 loss at their home court against the 7th seed Orlando Magic, they started talking about the importance of defense in order to win championship. Prior to the loss, there were aspirations about going to the NBA Finals but not much emphasis on crucial defense to win championships. Is it too late for the Raptors ... »

Playoff R1G1 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: The Quest for NBA Finals Begins!

Playoff R1G1 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: The Quest for NBA Finals Begins!

With Anunoby (emergency appendectomy) is expected to be out for at least 2 weeks and McCaw (sprained right thumb) out another week, Toronto Raptors will be a little short-handed to start the playoff by hosting Orlando Magic. Will the Raptors get off to a quick start? And will Jeremy Lin play well enough to exceed the expected 8-10 minutes in the 2nd unit? It’s time to find out how the Raptor... »

#2 Toronto Raptors vs #7 Orlando Magic Playoff Matchup: What We Can Expect From Jeremy Lin’s Role

#2 Toronto Raptors vs #7 Orlando Magic Playoff Matchup: What We Can Expect From Jeremy Lin’s Role

  82 games of 2018-19 regular season has concluded and the 2nd seed Toronto Raptors will meet the 7th seed Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Playoff. The winner of this first round will meet the winner of Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets matchup. It is a good matchup for the Raptors who will avoid meeting #1 seed Milwaukee Bucks and #4 seed Boston Celtics until the Eastern Conference... »

Game 82 Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Last Game To Impress Before The Playoff

Game 82 Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves: Last Game To Impress Before The Playoff

After the DNP-CD (Did Not Play-Coach Decision), will Jeremy Lin play in the last game of the regular season to impress before the playoff? Jeremy Lin did not play in the Raptors 117-109 OT Win over Miami Heat. In the 2nd unit, Norm Powell played well with perfect 7-7 shooting to finish with 23 points but Anunoby struggled with 0 points in 17 minutes. If Lin plays, this game will be the last game f... »

Game 81 Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: Disappearing Touches

Game 81 Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: Disappearing Touches

Disappearing Touches for Lin With disappearing touches for Lin in the past few games, the struggle is very real. With sporadic minutes amounting to 10-11 minutes per game without Lin touching the ball, the Raptors did not leverage his strength of distributing the ball and giving him rhythm to be involved in the Raptors offense. Has time run out for Lin to be involved and contributing to the Raptor... »

Game 80 Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: A Prayer Request For Playoff Miracle

Game 80 Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets: A Prayer Request For Playoff Miracle

In Jeremy Lin’s Prayer Request #42, one of them is for a miracle end to the Raptors season, for his team and himself in the playoff. He also requested to a prayer to find the balance between self-confidence and surrender. Spiritually, he felt God called him to Toronto to invest his time for the city and also someone in the Toronto organization.¬†Perhaps he might feel called to invest his time... »

Game 79 Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets: Lin Understands His Limited Offensive Role, Prioritizes Team Win

Game 79 Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets: Lin Understands His Limited Offensive Role, Prioritizes Team Win

With 4 games remaining in the regular season, Jeremy Lin’s role seems to be at the 9th or 10th spot of the depth chart for the playoff. With Anunoby out in the Magic game, Lin was tied at 8th place with Norm Powell on 17 minutes of playing time. Lin finished with 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block on 1-4 shooting (3-4 FTs) while Powell finished with 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist on 3-6 shooting. ... »

Game 78 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: A Much Comfortable Lin From 3-Point Line

Game 78 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: A Much Comfortable Lin From 3-Point Line

Jeremy Lin has made his last three 3-point shots in the last 2 games against NY Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Granted, these are bottom-rank teams in the Eastern Conference but Jeremy also missed all five 3-pt shots (0-5) in the Bulls game prior to these 2 games so there’s definitely improvement in how comfortable he has been to take his shots in the Raptors system. The Orlando Magic game would ... »