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Chip
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Post Raptors Need a Change in Chemistry
on: November 28, 2012, 00:06
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When I look at the Raptors I see a team that is struggling to find a way to win games despite playing a lot of teams very tight. They've lost 5 consecutive games but two were by a single point and one was in double OT. They have played teams tough but haven't figured out how to close games yet.

That likely has to do with their team's lack of chemistry. Kyle Lowry is new to the roster, they start a rookie at Center and there is a black hole at SF. When the Raptors figure out how to make teams react to their inside scoring point guard and perimeter shooting PF they could make some noise in the league. They are a tough nut to crack when operating on all fronts but their inexperience both in the league and with each other make this season more of a learning curve than a serious contending team.

The Grizzlies need to knock them down early since Toronto played Houston last night. Don't give them any opportunity to believe they have a chance and they could fold up tent and head back to Canada emotionally early.

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Post Re: Raptors Need a Change in Chemistry
on: November 28, 2012, 09:25
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Teams with talent are always dangerous, but I agree with Chip, a 5 game losing streek and flights from Canada to Houston to Memphis is pretty demoralizing in the first place. They might already be looking forward to getting home & regrouping. If the Grizz can put them down early, they might punch their tickets back to Toronto early.

Chip
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Post Re: Raptors Need a Change in Chemistry
on: November 28, 2012, 17:23
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This is another in a string of dangerous games for the Grizzlies. On paper they should win tonight and Friday with ease but they don't play games on paper. The team needs to come out hard to end this game early.

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Post Re: Raptors Need a Change in Chemistry
on: November 28, 2012, 20:25
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Yep, games aren't played on paper, and look at this one tonight. Same song from the Grizzlies as it has always been. They're not stepping up against "lesser" competition. Not to take anything away from the Raptors, but I'm not really liking what I've seen from the Grizz thus far.

Aside from Mike Conley connecting on 3 from beyond the arc, that is!

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Post Re: Raptors Need a Change in Chemistry
on: November 28, 2012, 20:58
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Looks like I spoke too soon!

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