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Playoff R3G4 Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors

Playoff R3G4 Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors

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Playoff R3G3 Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors

Playoff R3G3 Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors

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Playoff R3G2 Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks: Lin Ready, Nurse Not Ready Yet

Playoff R3G2 Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks: Lin Ready, Nurse Not Ready Yet

Jeremy Lin tweeted his gratefulness for the health  on May 16. Dear Lord, I just wanna say thank you for my health!! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #countyourblessings — Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) May 16, 2019   But unfortunately, Coach Nurse sounds like he is not ready to change any rotation including how the bench gave up 7-point lead quickly in the beginning of fourth quarter when Kahwi Leonard sat down. Nurse re narratives: "In the Game 1 loss to Orlando I didnt play everybody enough. In the Game 1 loss to Milwaukee I played everybody too much. So basically when you lose nobody's ever happy and neither are we. The narratives are narratives and to me they're just a pile of words" — Josh... »

Playoff R3G1 Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

Playoff R3G1 Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks

Jeremy Lin shared his prayer request email to his supporters. On the Raptors win, he shared that God wants themto continue playing so they are excited to go into the Eastern Conference Finals and give it all we have. JLin’s prayer request #46. DID YOU GUYS SEE GAME 7?!?? I’m so hyped to write this prayer letter right now! Maybe it’s an oversight on my part but I just feel like the way we won and the way Kawhi’s buzzer beater went in…just feels like God guided the ball in or something haha. What I do know is that God wants us to continue playing so we’re excited to go into the Eastern Conference Finals and give it all we have. Before I jump into the prayer reques... »

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 all his teammates get touches through excellent ball movement but he also did not hesitate to score through drives and 3pt shots if necessary. He missed a midrange jumper after a penetration but it was the right play that required him to take a short jumpshot when he was given enough space to shoot... »

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 personal fouls (7) than assists (4). — Chris Walder (@WalderSports) May 5, 2019 Although Lin is no longer listed in the injury list for his back spasm, it does not look like Coach Nurse has the confidence to play him ahead of McCaw. Perhaps the thought is McCaw would provide tall defender to make it ... »

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 (@JLew1050) May 4, 2019 The big question will be if Lin will play if Siakam cannot play or even to help the struggling bench unit. It’s unfortunate that Lin suffered back spasm in Game 3. Will Game 4 be the game that Lin can try to help the Raptors to win so they won’t trail 1-3 going back... »

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 resulted in a loss in Game 2 when starters started slow offensively. Will Lin Play? Will There be More Pick-and-Roll Plays for Point Guards? Coach Nick Nurse admitted it has been a pattern and a concern but it remains to be seen if he plans to play Jeremy Lin (playmaking) or Patrick McCaw (defense) to try ... »

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 the playoffs over the last 35 years. 8 of them went to the Finals. 3 won the championship. pic.twitter.com/MU0Fh3Ianp — Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) April 29, 2019 @JLin7 was surprised to hear Coach Nurse calling him to check in⛹️‍♂️. He immediately grabbed a rebound and made a nice passing🏀to i... »