NBA 2018-19: Dynasty Season 5; Can The Carrington Warriors Defend???

F

FRV

Guest
Anyways guys, check out my serve and vote in the poll on that thread. I'm thinking I could've gone pro.
 

True Fanerer

G.O.A.T.
The Draymond tech and his over/back would be what I remember. I love the competitive streak in him but he already cost them a ring three years ago. Check the rage at the door.
Yeah he is a ticking time bomb. Never know when something is going to happen with him, but I love his hustle. He doesn't mind bringing the ball down the floor either.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
I don't think this is guaranteed to go 7 unless this loss hurts the Raptors mentally which it might, but Toronto's been resilient all post season, and they've proven more than capable of hanging with this team on the floor for GS right now. They're actually beating them when they shoot well so I wouldn't sleep on the Raptors winning game 6.
 
  • Like
Reactions: FRV
Raptors still in pretty good shape. Another home game guaranteed and a completely spent GSW team who will probably be without Looney again.

60 pts from 3 for GS and they only won by a point.

Gotta figure Raptors will have many more chances to close this out. But Warriors are not going to make it easy. Obviously.

Great effort from them.
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
What an absolute clusterf**k for the Raptors in the last 5 mins,now watch GSW waltz away with the title. God damn it,this is like when a player blows match points against Djokovic. You know it's all over most likely...
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Raptors still in pretty good shape. Another home game guaranteed and a completely spent GSW team who will probably be without Looney again.

60 pts from 3 and they only won by a point.

Gotta figure Raptors will have many more chances to close this out. But Warriors are not going to make it easy. Obviously.

Great effort from them.
Don't like the Raptors in Game 7. Even with KD likely out. Even at home.
So much pressure for a team that has never been in the finals, while the Warriors have all the experience.
Raptors needed to close this out as Warriors will only continue to get more dangerous in Games 6 and 7.
This was such a heartbreaker. How do they even fly back to Oakland for Game 6 after this disaster?
 
Last edited:

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Big shout out to the courageous effort by Kavon Looney tonight. He is in some serious pain with that rib cartilage damage and can barely lift his right arm but had productive minutes. If he’s gone for Thursday they are going to need better play from the rest of the bench. Jerebko was a wise DNP/CD but Kerr won’t have that luxury without Looney. Same for Bell, who did get minutes and a bucket. Bogut has to rekindle 2015 toughness too.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
What an absolute clusterf**k for the Raptors in the last 5 mins,now watch GSW waltz away with the title. God damn it,this is like when a player blows match points against Djokovic. You know it's all over most likely...
I can't believe Kawhi was scoreless in the final 3:28. Not even a free throw. :(
 

donquijote

Legend
Fantastic defence and 3 pt shooting from GSW, bad performance from both Kawhi and Siskam on both ends (except for that 3 minute burst), yet they lost by 1 pt. They will be the hungry side next game.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Big shout out to the courageous effort by Kavon Looney tonight. He is in some serious pain with that rib cartilage damage and can barely lift his right arm but had productive minutes. If he’s gone for Thursday they are going to need better play from the rest of the bench. Jerebko was a wise DNP/CD but Kerr won’t have that luxury without Looney. Same for Bell, who did get minutes and a bucket. Bogut has to rekindle 2015 toughness too.
Home team has lost the last four games. Any precedent for that in an NBA finals?

:unsure:
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
GSW PBO Bob Myers was in tears during his presser about KD’s injury...”If you have to place blame, it’s on me.” Almost a TO moment:

 

Raul_SJ

Legend
GSW PBO Bob Myers was in tears during his presser about KD’s injury...”If you have to place blame, it’s on me.” Almost a TO moment:

Press were reporting rumours that there were grumblings from KD's teammates regarding the extent of his injury, why he wasn't playing and questioning his commitment.
I was inclined to believe it but then I saw Curry and Iggy carrying him off in Game 5... Maybe it is fake news and KD is actually loved and respected by his teammates.
 
Last edited:

Raul_SJ

Legend
Must agree with SAS. What in the world was Nurse thinking calling that time out with 3:00 left, when Raptors had everything going their way, up 6 and Kawhi finally getting hot. I felt like the game would've been practically over with one more score to go up 8 or 9. But he called time out, gave Warriors time to rest and scored only two points in the final 3:00 (on a goal-tend).

What a mess.

 
Last edited:

donquijote

Legend
Must agree with SAS. What in the world was Nurse thinking calling that time out with 3:00 left, when Raptors had everything going their way, up 6 and Kawhi finally getting hot. I felt like the game would've been practically over with one more score to go up 8 or 9. But he called time out, gave Warriors time to rest and scored only two points in the final 3:00 (on a goal-tend).

What a mess.

Agreed. Also Nurse didn't use the timeout in the last possession and wasted valuable seconds too. If they had no timeouts left than that TO you mentioned was even worse. He could also use a timeout before the offense where Lowry lost the ball.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Agreed. Also Nurse didn't use the timeout in the last possession and wasted valuable seconds too. If they had no timeouts left than that TO you mentioned was even worse. He could also use a timeout before the offense where Lowry lost the ball.
Watching it in real-time, that TO just felt awkward. Can't ever recall a time out feeling that inappropriate. Raptors finally taking a lead after being down the whole game. Initially thought it was Warriors calling TO, which would have made more sense... Although Kerr could have justifiably saved his TO, down by 6 with 3:00 left... Bottom line for the Raptors is that you'd much rather have Warriors come down the floor, down by 6, instead of calling time out and giving them time to rest and plan a play.
 
Last edited:
Top