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So how many guys sit tomorrow in NYC? Could see Brad sitting Hayward and Kyrie all together.
Brown has been bad on both ends these last 2 games. He still misses shots at the rim. And he has not done much defensively. He forces 3s and really to me is the weak link as a starter. Would be fine if he was moved to the bench.
I think they came out of half time wanting it more than us. Leonard was amazing at the beginning of the second half. They clearly were sending us a message that they are tog dog in the east.I am not worried. Because I believe Ibaka will break down as the season goes on. Also, they seemed to have adjusted to their talent quicker than we have to our returning talent. But one thing is certain, Philly is a marginal threat now compared to the Raptors. It will come down to us and TOR.
Looking through the box score, nothing jumps out too bad.. meaning the defense was probably the main reason we lostAlso, we had a worse FG % than Toronto.. Can't have smart going 1-6, rozier 2-7, and Barnes going 2-8. Kyrie with the worst +/- at -16. We had too many fouls prob due to being on road (27), slightly too many turnovers (14). I just see this as needing more effort on defensive tuning from coaches. Defense needs to be hammered in. Clean up the fouls and turnovers a bit and we should be good
craziest thing about the Leonard trade. They got Danny Green as a throw in, and he's playing like it's 2014. Green is the perfect addition because the Raptors' have small guards who can't switch onto a guy like Tatum. Green filled a big Toronto weakness. No disrespect to DeRozan, but Green is a huge upgrade to their defense. Toronto got two starters for one and made the bench even better by moving Anunoby and Valanciunas to the bench
Very important that the Celtics have homecourt against the raptors in the playoffs
Fun game to watch. At least for 3 quarters anyways. Seemed like the Cs folded in the 4th quarter. Their offensive and defensive execution was not very good. Overall, bad games by Smart and Tatum imo. Toronto gonna be a problem with Kawhi. This would be quite the playoff series between these 2 teams if it were to happen. Think these are the 2 best teams in the East by a wide margin.