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Ivytalk wrote:They can’t let a Canadian team win the National Basketball Association title! It’s un-American! :ohno:

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It would be interesting this year if the NHL is won by an American team and the NBA is won by a Canadian team.

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Looking better for Toronto with Durant out. But the fans cheering when he got hurt could fire up the Warriors.
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Raptors finish off Warriors. Great championship finals.
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How hard is it to beat a Warriors team that doesn't have Durant, and has the other half of the roster injured?

Toronto should feel slighted even they know the Warriors are a better team, Raptors barely beat a team down half its roster.........Yea!

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Tough for the Warriors - two of their best players not only lost to injury during the season, but injuries so severe (Achilles for Durant and ACL for Thompson) that those two guys are likely out for a good chunk of next season as well. Certainly puts the whole free agency period into a different light considering those guys were both lined up for huge deals.
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ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:How hard is it to beat a Warriors team that doesn't have Durant, and has the other half of the roster injured?

Toronto should feel slighted even they know the Warriors are a better team, Raptors barely beat a team down half its roster.........Yea!
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ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:How hard is it to beat a Warriors team that doesn't have Durant, and has the other half of the roster injured?

Toronto should feel slighted even they know the Warriors are a better team, Raptors barely beat a team down half its roster.........Yea!

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Warriors didn't build a deep roster.

Blew their load on the main 4 and didn't spend anything behind them.

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clenz wrote:
ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:How hard is it to beat a Warriors team that doesn't have Durant, and has the other half of the roster injured?

Toronto should feel slighted even they know the Warriors are a better team, Raptors barely beat a team down half its roster.........Yea!

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Warriors didn't build a deep roster.

Blew their load on the main 4 and didn't spend anything behind them.

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Curry
Thompson
KD
Cousins
Green
Igoudala
Livingston

That's a much, much better first 7 than any other team in the country. WAY better.

Compare Toronto's first 7:

Leonard
Danny Green - old as fuck
Pascal Siakam - WHO?
Kyle Lowry
Marc Gasol - Journeyman
Serge Ibaka
Fred Van Fleet

I mean it's like the Harlem Globetrotters against the Washington Generals. They literally should have stood no chance, even with GS's injuries. Leonard and a bunch of scrubs versus an all-star team.
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Toronto won but they didn't really win and THEY know it

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ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:Toronto won but they didn't really win and THEY know it

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AZGrizFan wrote:
clenz wrote:Warriors didn't build a deep roster.

Blew their load on the main 4 and didn't spend anything behind them.

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Curry
Thompson
KD
Cousins
Green
Igoudala
Livingston

That's a much, much better first 7 than any other team in the country. WAY better.

Compare Toronto's first 7:

Leonard
Danny Green - old as ****
Pascal Siakam - WHO?
Kyle Lowry
Marc Gasol - Journeyman
Serge Ibaka
Fred Van Fleet

I mean it's like the Harlem Globetrotters against the Washington Generals. They literally should have stood no chance, even with GS's injuries. Leonard and a bunch of scrubs versus an all-star team.
Livingston is 2 years older than Danny Green, and his best days are behind him. Leonard is one of the top players in the game, Lowry an All-Star, Gasol is solid in the middle, Ibaka ain't shabby either. Van Fleet is the one that stepped up in the Championship.

Golden State lost 2/3's of it's offense, but Toronto may have been the only team that could have been them, even with the injuries. There bench wasn't that bad, just not super. Livingston, Cousins, Iggy and Cook.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
AZGrizFan wrote:
Curry
Thompson
KD
Cousins
Green
Igoudala
Livingston

That's a much, much better first 7 than any other team in the country. WAY better.

Compare Toronto's first 7:

Leonard
Danny Green - old as ****
Pascal Siakam - WHO?
Kyle Lowry
Marc Gasol - Journeyman
Serge Ibaka
Fred Van Fleet

I mean it's like the Harlem Globetrotters against the Washington Generals. They literally should have stood no chance, even with GS's injuries. Leonard and a bunch of scrubs versus an all-star team.
Livingston is 2 years older than Danny Green, and his best days are behind him. Leonard is one of the top players in the game, Lowry an All-Star, Gasol is solid in the middle, Ibaka ain't shabby either. Van Fleet is the one that stepped up in the Championship.

Golden State lost 2/3's of it's offense, but Toronto may have been the only team that could have been them, even with the injuries. There bench wasn't that bad, just not super. Livingston, Cousins, Iggy and Cook.
No Durant and no Klay - I think there could've been a good handful of teams that could've beaten the Warriors with that reality. Fortunately they ended it in Game 6 because Game 7 would've been a blowout without Klay in there - Warriors were running out of guys who could even give an imitation of playing defense. The fact that Van Fleet was such a big part of the Raptors offense in the Finals goes to show the problems the Warriors were having playing defense - it was the first time Van Fleet showed up in the entire playoffs.
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ALPHAGRIZ1 wrote:Toronto won but they didn't really win and THEY know it

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I guess the Warriors didn't really win it in 2015

They didn't really deserve to be in the finals in 2016 either because Durant went missing in that playoff series against them. After taking a 3-2 lead

2017 Leonard went down against them and completed changed the series by a cheap ass take out shot by Zaza Pacheulia. They didn't really win it that year.

They didn't really win it last year either. CP3 going down in the WCF won Golden State that series. Houston had that series wrapped up and when CP went down and missed games 6 and 7 it allowed Golden State to come back.

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JALMOND wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:They can’t let a Canadian team win the National Basketball Association title! It’s un-American! :ohno:

:mrgreen:

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It would be interesting this year if the NHL is won by an American team and the NBA is won by a Canadian team.
When was the last time a Canadian team won the NHL?

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AshevilleApp wrote:
JALMOND wrote:
It would be interesting this year if the NHL is won by an American team and the NBA is won by a Canadian team.
When was the last time a Canadian team won the NHL?
Montreal in ‘93. :shock:
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Ivytalk wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:
When was the last time a Canadian team won the NHL?
Montreal in ‘93. :shock:
Dayum! I didn't guess that it was that long ago.

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AshevilleApp wrote:
Ivytalk wrote: Montreal in ‘93. :shock:
Dayum! I didn't guess that it was that long ago.
Yup. Edmonton won a few before that. Toronto hasn’t won since 1967.
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Jimmie Bulter?????
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Ivytalk wrote:
AshevilleApp wrote:
When was the last time a Canadian team won the NHL?
Montreal in ‘93. :shock:
Last year or year before not a single Canadian team made the playoffs.
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