Two home losses to begin their series with the Cavaliers put the Raptors in an uncomfortably familiar place - staring up at the greatness of LeBron James. Really, what did it matter?
Comparing the shot to a three-pointer, James also explained the reasoning behind proceeding with the play from the Cavaliers' side of the court instead of taking a timeout. It gets harder and harder to argue. If they give him too much space, he's shooting it. And no matter how they try to spin it, it's time for the citizens of LeBronto to come to a harsh truth: it's time to blow it up.
Imagine if the Raptors were able to get by in Game 1 or tonight, this would be a different narrative but now down 0-3, the chances look rather tough. In Game 2 their defence was as comfortable to inhabit as a silk robe.
The Raptors rank second in blocks per game (6.1) while the Cavaliers rank 27th (3.8).
But they couldn't do it all. "When do I decide what shot to take?"
Next comes the formality of Game 4 on Monday. It was like everyone was waiting for someone else to do it first. They stormed to 59 wins with the fifth-best defence in the National Basketball Association as measured by points allowed per 100 possessions, and stout play on that end of the court has been a staple of Casey's squads over the last few years. Cleveland is going to score, but you have to at least make it uncomfortable.
But they made it work pairing Ibaka with Pascal Siakam and basically benching Jakob Poelt who has struggled in this series. They did, and it still wasn't enough. It was a 16-2 Cavaliers run.
Lowry noted that the offence hadn't been bad at all through two games against Cleveland, and yet they were, staring at a daunting hole. Toronto recovered from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to make it a one-possession game.
He was trying to break them with their own discarded weapon, with their own scouting report.
The three-time victor has successfully completed the Raptors' beyond 2 seasons, and despite playing with a different supporting cast, James is one win against a Toronto trifecta.
"It's been a while since we've felt good (defensively) for a full 48 minutes", DeRozan said on Saturday morning. "That's disappointing to hear. you know, you guys talk about it". It's a similar situation we are with Cleveland.
The Raptors are reminiscent of those Cavs' team who couldn't get past Jordan in the playoffs. "That's what we're going to do".
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Heavy Israeli gunfire was heard Friday afternoon as the crowd broke away from a larger protest and moved toward the fence. It said troops "had operated in accordance with the rules of engagement" to stop people crossing the border.
Officers in riot gear were seen wading into the crowd in Moscow , grabbing some demonstrators and leading them way. Police made arrests at demonstrations in some other cities, but there was no overall figure immediately available.
Thunderstorms with gusty winds were expected Thursday across northern India , the Meteorological Department said in its forecast. He also announced compensation of up to Rs.4 lakh to the families of the deceased and Rs.50,000 for each of the injured.
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Britain, France and Germany reaffirmed their backing for the Iran nuclear deal , despite Donald Trump 's threat to walk away. In 2015 the U.S. and other nations struck a deal with Iran to end a 12-year standoff over that country's nuclear program.
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Modi is expected to address a minimum of 16 public rallies at district levels right upto the end of campaign until May 10. Yeddyurappa said BJP's electoral campaign would get a major fillip once Modi begins his electioneering later this week.
Pompeo expressed pride in the administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. He also said that Iran was destabilizing the region by providing Houthis with weapons in Yemen.
At a 3 p.m. news conference, Paine said everyone within a 3-mile radius of the refinery should evacuate and stay out. A contractor who was inside the building told WDIO-TV that the explosion sounded like "a sonic boom".
Uganda recently backtracked on a deal with Israel to absorb several thousand migrants following days of negotiations in Kampala. However, Israel's immigration authorities are still seeking ways to deport migrants voluntarily, it said.
"We are aware that the SEC is seeking information on Iconix's financial reporting ", says a representative for Jay-Z. The company, whose retail brands include Joe Boxer and Candie's, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Trump will also attend the convention on Friday, a senior White House aide said but did not give a time. The NRA did not respond to a request for comment. "You can't have it both ways, guys", she wrote.
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Visitors to the park are able to watch animals being fed up close, with at least a dozen big cats living on the property. A graphic video posted on the News24 website on Tuesday shows Hodge running for a gate when the lion runs toward him.
Several roads have already been closed and drivers have been advised to look for alternative routes towards their destinations. APS said Saturday it was de-energizing about 1,500 customers in the Blue Ridge community as part of fire mitigation efforts.
Kardashian, 33, hasn't publicly commented on the rumours, but reportedly has forgiven Thompson for cheating. Despite the sad situation, they all rooting for Khloe to come out strong afte this cheating storm.
James Comey is still denying that he leaked classified information about a conversation he had with President Donald Trump . A few Republicans have supported it, but most have opposed it, arguing that it is unconstitutional or unnecessary.
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According to Kensho, an analytics company, Caterpillar's stock has had a 0.81 correlation with the Dow over the last six months. On Wednesday Goodyear Tire & Rubber said higher raw materials costs and weaker demand hurt its business in the first quarter.