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4 hours ago, Amos said:

I mean seriously, what happened between 9-2 and 1-8? I haven't been watching much since the 9-2 start. 

Is the predicted Dwight Howard cancer progressing to stage 4 status already?

I'm beginning to think so :(

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Dwight Howard aint the problem. I feel bad that he'll be blamed because he's Dwight Howard.. but Dwight isn't causing Baze to play out of control on offense and miss open shots. That's what Baze is. And Dwight isn't making Korver be awful on both sides of the ball. Kyle is 35 years old and was never known for athleticism. Worst wing combination in the NBA

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6 minutes ago, Amos said:

There is a precedent of firing coaches that oversee epic fails early in a season. Could it happen to Bud? 

I think Bud is safe but he needs to re-evaluate his roster.

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7 minutes ago, HEIST said:

Dwight Howard aint the problem. I feel bad that he'll be blamed because he's Dwight Howard.. but Dwight isn't causing Baze to play out of control on offense and miss open shots. That's what Baze is. And Dwight isn't making Korver be awful on both sides of the ball. Kyle is 35 years old and was never known for athleticism. Worst wing combination in the NBA

Couldn't agree more and I think Bud has to realize that he needs to shake up this roster.

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WTF is going on? This team beat the Cavs a few weeks ago, we were playing pretty good even with the turnovers. does tape on us give away something? I just don;t see how this same team that was playing pretty well and still gelling is now one of the worst teams in the NBA. How does that happen? DH doesn't seem to be causing this.

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2 minutes ago, MAD597 said:

WTF is going on? This team beat the Cavs a few weeks ago, we were playing pretty good even with the turnovers. does tape on us give away something? I just don;t see how this same team that was playing pretty well and still gelling is now one of the worst teams in the NBA. How does that happen? DH doesn't seem to be causing this.

It was really just the second team that was playing the old offense that was succeeding, but it came with Muscala and Sefolosha playing over their heads, they've come back down to earth.

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Man, its simple. Bud has surrounded D12 with a bunch of guys who can't shoot the ball, the exact OPPOSITE of how you play with him. Then, to complicate it more, your point guard can't break down a defense.

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22 minutes ago, VoiceofReason95 said:

It was really just the second team that was playing the old offense that was succeeding, but it came with Muscala and Sefolosha playing over their heads, they've come back down to earth.

Muscala needs to shoot more. He is way to passive.

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I'm not even mad about this team right now. I'm just focused on the Falcons. I stopped watching the games over a week ago. Didn't look like I missed anything. Lose a (albeit predictable) close game to the Warriors on the road and then lose back to back games by 30+ with Mr. Triple Double licking his chops at how he's going to utterly embarrass this team.

Yeah, back to futility. Hopefully this time it results in a top pick and a franchise player, and a much needed roster purge.

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Raptors rout Hawks 128-94 for 6th straight victory

  • Associated Press

TORONTO -- A balanced attack was the difference in a matchup of teams heading in opposite directions.

DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, and Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson each added 17 in the Toronto Raptors' 128-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.

It was Toronto's sixth straight win, and Atlanta's sixth loss in a row.

"Everybody's an elite scorer here," said Raptors forward Terrence Ross, who had 15 points, including three 3s, as Toronto (14-6) took the lead for good midway through the first quarter. "Tonight was just one of those nights everybody had it going."

Lowry also had eight assists and eight rebounds to help Toronto tie Cleveland for the Eastern Conference lead. The NBA champion Cavaliers will be in Toronto on Monday night in an Eastern Conference Finals rematch.

Dennis Schroder had 15 points and six assists for the Hawks (10-11), Dwight Howard had 10 points and 17 rebounds, and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points. The Hawks are 1-9 in their last 10 games.

"There's not a lot to say," Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "They thoroughly outplayed us, credit to them. That's it." (Do something about it Coach, SMH)

The Raptors were up by 15 at the half and led 86-70 after three quarters before turning it into a laugher early in the fourth quarter. Both teams, playing on back-to-back nights, turned the final minutes into a game for the reserves.

The 44-point win was the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

"I thought the first six, seven, eight, nine minutes of the third quarter was kind of back and forth competitive and then it got away from us," said Budenholzer. "The fourth quarter is the fourth quarter." (I think me and Coach Bud were looking at a different game, lol)

On the night, Toronto hit 58 percent from the field, including 13 for 24, or 54 percent, from 3.

"Like I always say, it's clich�, but it's a make or miss league," said Toronto head coach Dwane Casey. "Guys are making shots, making their shots. The ball's finding energy moving.

"They are trying to double team Kyle (Lowry) and DeMar (DeRozan) and they're finding people and the ball is finding the right person."

The Hawks shot 40 percent from the field, including 7 for 28, or 25 percent, from 3.

"We just have to stop getting frustrated with each other," said Howard. "I think we got a little frustrated at times on the floor and it showed.

"I think we need to do a little better job holding our composure and understand that it won't like this the whole season." (This is interesting and worth watching because there is something going on with these guys in my opinion.)

TIP-INS:

Hawks: Forward Paul Millsap missed his third straight game due to a left hip injury. Schroder had 15 points, the 19th time in 21 starts he's scored in double figures. Forward Kris Humphries, who came in averaging 4.0 points, scored 10 off the bench for the second straight game.

Raptors: Forward DeMarre Carrollhad 10 points, the ninth time in the past games he has reached double figures in scoring. Toronto had 60 points in the points in the paint to 36 for the Hawks. The Raptors led in bench scoring 64-38.

DOUBLE DUTY:

Howard had 10 points and 17 rebounds for his 627th career double-double, the most among active NBA players.

RAINING 3S:

The Raptors hit 13 3s, tying a franchise record with 10-plus 3s in six straight games.

HE SAID IT:

"I just think we need to get out of our own heads. You're frustrated, you miss a shot you're like,'Oh man, I can't make a shot' or `Oh man, I just messed up again." -- Howard of the Hawks' slide.

UP NEXT:

Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Monday night.

Raptors: Host Cleveland on Monday night.

Check out the team sites for the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors for more game coverage.

 

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11 hours ago, JerseyNo12 said:

I'm not even mad about this team right now. I'm just focused on the Falcons. I stopped watching the games over a week ago. Didn't look like I missed anything. Lose a (albeit predictable) close game to the Warriors on the road and then lose back to back games by 30+ with Mr. Triple Double licking his chops at how he's going to utterly embarrass this team.

Yeah, back to futility. Hopefully this time it results in a top pick and a franchise player, and a much needed roster purge.

Me too man it's just frustrating as he11 to watch them right now.  I don't know if we get a total purge but I can think of a few guys that we can do without on this team.

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If it's just not working with Howard in, just go small with Millsap at C. That was working well.

I suspect if it doesn't get better with two more players (Howard and Bazemore) we're going to see a lot of Schroder/Hardaway Jr/Korver/Sefolosha/Millsap as the main lineup.

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