Behind the Net Podcast Episode 39: Is That Loud Enough? (ft. Vivek Jacob)

In this week’s episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I react to the NBA player’s boycotting their games, why it is important that happened, and what they hope follows it. They are later joined by Vivek Jacob, a freelance writer for Complex Canada and Raptors Republic, to discuss the significance of the boycott, why it occurred, and previewing a Raptors-Celtics should it continue as scheduled. Afterwards, we both share our perspective on the NHL’s initial decision to continue playing, why the league missed the mark, and how they can take better action for future moments.
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Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation

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