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Raps first 4 games, US TV: ESPN, NBA TV, ESPN 2, TNT
Is it wrong that I want to be there when the people that never cover the NBA try to get sound bytes from KG during this series?
Wonder how many Knicks writers come up for the games here?
Multiple days off before Game 1, in between 1 and 2 and in between 2 and 3. Not ideal, although NBA sked always spread out.
If there is a Game 5 it's Wed April 30 in Tor. Game 6 is Fri May 2 in Brk and Game 7 Sun May 4 in Tor (All times TBD).
Game 5 in Toronto, April 30; Game 6 in Brooklyn, May 2; Game 7 in Toronto, May 4. Those times TBD.
Game 1 in Toronto, Saturday, 12:30; Game 2 in Toronto, Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Game 3 in BKN, Friday, 7 p.m.; Game 4 in BKN, Sunday 27th, 7 p.m.
Raptors also play on Tuesday at 8 p.m., Fri., Sun., *Wed., *Fri., *Sun.
Raptors/Nets sched: Game 1- Sat, G2- Tue, G3- Fri, G4- Sun (if necessary: G5- Wed Apr 30, G6- Fri May 2, G7- Sun May 4)
All official now: Raptors-Nets, Sat 12:30, Tues 8 p.m.; Fri 7 p.m.; Sun 7 p.m. and then Weds-Fri-Sun with times TBA
Raptors start at 12:30 Saturday
Raps sked: SAT, TUE, FRI, SUN, WED, FRI, SUN
Raps begin Rd 1 Saturday 12:30, Tues 8 p.m. and then in Brooklyn Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
Well, as many Canadian NBA teams made the playoffs as Canadian NHL teams. SO there's that.
Casey: "Experience is one thing but you’ve got to go play… it's why they play the games. Our guys are going to be ready"
…BKN has players that know how to execute in the postseason and guys that aren’t phased by rnd one. First Playoffs for most Raps.
Well, the Raps get to go against an old pseudo-nemesis in the Nets. The biggest fear has to be experience disparity…
If only the Raptors went 0-7 in OT games instead of 1-6, they'd be playing the Wiz.
Sources, and they would know, put Raptors-Nets Game 1 at 12:30 Saturday afternoon
Both Casey and Lowry say they dont feel slighted by Nets decision to rest players, maintain they like their chances vs any opponent
In regular season, Raptors shot seven more free throws than Nets in the four meetings. Shot 10 more in one of the games
My early pick would be Raptors in 7. We’ll see, depends if the defence returns and which Deron and which Amir shows up.
In last meeting, bench struggled and Nets pulled away.
Covered all 4 meetings this yr, they were excellent. Nets stole win thanks to Rudy stinker. Then Raptors cruised. Then DWill threw ball away
X-factor for series? Maybe Deron Williams. Looked like a dog at times this season. Old self in last meeting in BK. Killed Raps.
Win or lose, this is definitely the best opponent to get Raptors the recognition franchise craves. Win and then Miami series would be huge
I wonder if Paul Pierce will bring his wheelchair to Toronto? Going to be some awesome flop calls in this series. Lowry’s a pro too.
Raptors drop season finale, which means little-to-nothing in the grand scheme of things. They'll finish the campaign 48-34
Raps lose. 48-34. And now, the Nets.
Nets have: Champ experience, Raptor-killer Paul Pierce, KG’s scowl, best DJ in league, all of the calls, Livingston’s 2-way game, confidence
At this rate the Raptors/Knicks season finale may run into Game 1 of Raptors/Nets. Can we just host it here?
If the Raps don't attempt a 3 here, all Raps beat writers in attendance will immediately file "Nets in 4" predictions.
There's still time, Dwight Buycks.
I do believe @smithraps is going mental right now.
DeRozan vs Nets this season (3 gms): 22.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 50% FG, 56% 3pt. Lowry vs Nets: 22.0 points, 6.0 assists, 50% FG, 48% 3pt
Indy vs atl. Mia vs cha. Tor vs bkn. Chi vs was.
Novak with two air balls. That is unheard of. Personally I believe he's saving them for the playoffs.
For @smithraps sake, I pray this game doesn't go into OT.
It's official, Nets/Raptors begins at the ACC Saturday (full sched TBD). They split the 4-game season series, each winning 1 on road
SOME believe Nets MAY actually be best match up for TOR. Experienced yes. But slow. Avg. front court. Wiz & Cats: speed+tough bigs for TOR
Another positive: so much national media is based in New York. Shower us with your validation!
Now, all that's left is for Dwight Buycks to end the Knicks' season.
Average age- Nets starters: 32.4 (Nets roster: 29.2), Raptors starters: 24.4 (Raptors roster: 26.5)
Look at it this way: If Raptors can beat the Nets, they'll have definitely accomplished something, no asterisks.
With Wizards looking like they will beat Boston and Nets rolling over in Cleveland; looks like #3 Raptors vs. #6 Nets on Saturday.
Raptors have young legs, considerable length advantage, in form star PG, experienced coach, home-court, better bench... still will be battle
Also: seven-time all-star Joe Johnson vs. zero-time all-star Kyle Lowry
Raptors have 3 starters that have never played in a postseason game. Nets have 4 players w/o postseason experience on their entire roster
Games of playoff experience- Nets starting five: 399, Raps starting five: 24
In their four games this year: Raps 397, Nets 386.
So many good storylines, though: Casey vs. his old charge, Kidd; playing team that might have angled for 'em; DeMar vs. old Celts
With Nets likely, Raps should petition league to have back-to-back games vs. old squad.
This will all be irrelevant in 45 minutes when Raps/Nets is locked in.
13th time's a charm.
Nets W/Wiz W= Raps vs. Wiz; Nets L/Wiz L = Raps vs. Bobs; Nets W + Wiz L= Raps vs. Bobs; Nets L/Wiz W= Raps vs. Nets
Raptors third, Bulls fourth
I AM WRONG AGAIN
So Raptors would play Brooklyn with Nets loss/Wiz win, play Washington with Nets win/Wiz win, play Charlotte with Wiz loss
Ignore that. Wiz win + Nets win = Raps vs. Wiz. Wiz loss + Nets win = Raps vs. Bobs. Wiz win + Nets loss= Raps vs. Bobs
So: Washington win plus Nets loss = Raps vs. Nets. Any other results in those games = Raps vs. Bobs.
With the win, the Bobcats are still in play for the 6th seed, should Washington lose (currently up 5 in Boston, midway thru 3rdQ)
It's official, with the Bulls' OT loss in Charlotte, the Toronto Raptors are your 3rd seed, await 6th seed opponent
Charlotte defeats Chicago. Raps will finish third. Now we wait to see what the Nets do.
Assuming Brooklyn loses, it will come down to Wizards/Celtics game. Wiz win and Raps play Nets. Wiz currently up 6.
Bulls lose. Raptors are your third seed.
Washington up 12 at half. Brooklyn down two at half. If Wizards win and Nets lose, Brooklyn finishes sixth. Sixth is likely Raps opponent.
Bobcats/Bulls going to OT in Charlotte. Raptors clinch 3rd with Chicago loss
Raptors lead by 13, Nets trail by 2, Wizards lead by 12, all at the half
No. More. Tweets. About. The. Nets. Or. Anyone. Else. Til. Games. Are. DONE. Nets were up 41-40. They may lose. They may win. Ditto for Wiz
Scoreboard watching: Nets have comeback to pull within 2 of Cavs midway through 2nd, Celts also making a run, down 5 to Wiz
This is only the third game in which Buycks has played since the 4 ex-Kings arrived on Dec. 13