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Playoff R2G7 Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: Decision Time

Playoff R2G7 Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: Decision Time

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Playoff R2G6 Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Jeremy Lin Looks Ready To Contribute If His Number is Called

Playoff R2G6 Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Jeremy Lin Looks Ready To Contribute If His Number is Called

It was only 5 minutes during garbage time in Game 5 blowout but it is encouraging to see Lin did not look hesitant to be a great playmaker and scorer for his teammates, creating beautiful wrap-around pass after a drive to Moreland followed by a no-hesitation pull-up 3-point shot. It did not look like his back issue is hampering his plays anymore. The nice thing to see was also his desire to ensure... »

Playoff R2G5 Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: With 3 Games in 5 Days, Will Lin’s Number Be Called?

Playoff R2G5 Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors: With 3 Games in 5 Days, Will Lin’s Number Be Called?

With Fred VanVleet continuing to struggle, Coach Nurse reduced his minutes to 7 minutes in Game 4 and play Patrick McCaw and Kahwi for the rest of his minutes in the 2nd half. Fred VanVleet averages in 4 games vs. Sixers: 1 point on 7.7 percent shooting, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 0.8 steals in 17.6 minutes off the bench. He's 1-of-13 from the field with a plus-minus of -31 and has more persona... »

Playoff R2G4: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Siakam is Doubtful, Will Lin Play?

Playoff R2G4: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Siakam is Doubtful, Will Lin Play?

With Raptors trailing 1-2 after Game 3 embarrassing 116-95 loss, Siakam is listed as doubtful with calf injury. Nurse said there's nothing seriously or structurally wrong with Siakam's calf, stresses he hasn't been ruled out yet. He mentioned VanVleet, Powell, Ibaka and McCaw as potential starters if Pascal is out. "None of it is ideal matchup-wise." — Josh Lewenberg (@... »

Playoff R2G3: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Will Jeremy Lin Play to Help Cure Bench Woes?

Playoff R2G3: Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers: Will Jeremy Lin Play to Help Cure Bench Woes?

The Toronto bench has been criticized after mustering only 5 points in Game 2 Loss against Philadelphia 76ers. They were outscored 5-26 by 76ers bench. James Ennis III (13 points) and Greg Monroe (10 points) managed to outscore Toronto 2nd unit by themselves. The 2nd unit also only scored 10 points in Game 1 win so it put extra pressure for the starters to carry the game offensively and it resulte... »

Playoff R2G2 Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors

Playoff R2G2 Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors

The Raptors defense has been very impressive to create 5-game winning streak¬†while holding their opponent under 100 points and 42% shooting. Only 11 other teams have done that in the playoffs over the last 35 years. 8 of them went to the Finals. 3 won the championship. The Raptors have held their opponent under 100 points and 42% shooting in 5 straight games. Only 11 other teams have done that in ... »

Playoff R1G5 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors

Playoff R1G5 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors

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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 ... »