Raptors: Shaq just learned Pascal Siakam’s first name at halftime

Raptors: Shaq just learned Pascal Siakam’s first name at halftime

While the “Inside the NBA” crew had rightly drawn praise for their blend of humor and analysis in their NBA coverage, Shaquille O’Neal and the crew have been criticized, sometimes by players, for their occasional lapses in knowledge. Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam learned how unintentionally hilarious O’Neal’s style of commentary can be. Siakam was […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Point Man #30: D’Angelo and Schroder make the scene — and trouble follows

While one crew comes at Silverstern from the wing, D’Angelo and Schroder bring the heat straight down the middle. It means trouble for everyone just as the job gets going. While Lowry, Conley and the rest make their move on Silverstern, the remains of Kidd’s Trio, D’Angelo Russell and Dennis Schroder, make the scene too. And they’re already making far too much noise.
Catch up on Pages 29 of POINT MAN here.
Words: Daniel Reynolds
Art: Michael Kennedy (on Instagram)
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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ

Point Man #26: Beal watches the door and the job starts anew

We begin Volume 2 of Point Man with the crew together and the job just beginning. Here comes Lowry, Conley and the rest looking to pull off the Silverstern job. Here it is, the start of Point Man Volume 2. Conley and Lowry have teamed up to take down the Silverstern job. Taurasi may still be in league with Kidd while his underlings D’Angelo and Schroder are still at large. Detective Brogdon chases after the whole gang. And behind it all looms Stockton, the kingpin. We begin today with Bradley Beal getting things rolling.
Who will make it out with the loot? Who will make it out alive? Read on to find out — every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Catch up on Pages 24-25 of POINT MAN here.
Read all of Volume 1 of POINT MAN here.
Words: Daniel Reynolds
Art: Michael Kennedy (on Instagram)
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Author: Daniel Reynolds / Raptors HQ

Listen to That’s A Rap #13: Post-Game 1 vs. Magic Reaction

The Rap crew get together to react to Toronto’s deflating Game 1 loss to the Magic. It’s time to listen to the first Playoff Edition of That’s A Rap. Well, kids, how was that for a Magic trick? It took the Raptors all of one game to be reminded that nothing will be easy on their road to the NBA Finals. Listen as the boys break down game one of Raptors-Magic.

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Toronto got off to a slow start from beyond the arc, showed some fight in overcoming an early 16-point deficit, and, ultimately, fell short in the final minute. Kyle Lowry will not-quite-deservedly receive a ton of criticism for going scoreless, despite producing some good (non-shooting) stats. The Raptors were able to shut down Nikola Vucevic. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with Forever Raptor Killer, DJ Augustin.
As deflating as this loss was, there were lots of positives that emerged. Playoff Kawhi was unleashed, Siakam out-performed, and great ball movement generated a lot of open looks in the first half.
Sometimes the simplest explanations can be the most effective. The Raptors simply need to knock down shots. Toronto ranked in the top five …

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Author: JayRosales / Raptors HQ