Raptors lose OG Anunoby for start of playoffs after emergency surgery

Apr 14, 2019, 01:02
Raptors lose OG Anunoby for start of playoffs after emergency surgery

The 3rd year player who led the "bench mob" last year for the Raptors has become one of the most entertaining players to watch, becoming a favorite to win the Most Improved Player of the Year Award. Toronto, as the two-seed in 2016 and the one-seed a year ago, has managed an 8-5.

Since the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs went to a best-of-seven in 2003, the top two seeds in each conference are a combined 60-4 in those series. They have just never done it easily, these guys.

With their last win, the Magic clinched a playoff spot for the first time in seven years. He's been to the mountain top, as his 2014 Finals MVP award proves.

The Raptors won't be at full strength for Game 1, and probably won't be for a while. I cried before I came here", Johnson said "I am about to cry now. "I have more fun on the other side than on this side".

Danny Green knows what it takes to win it all.

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Anunoby appeared in 67 games for the Raptors this season, averaging 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 20.2 minutes per game.

"I thought about Dwyane Wade retiring [Wednesday], and I can't even tweet that out or be there", Johnson said. "It is just about who is going to be driving ship I guess at this point". Nurse and Raptors fans can't wait to see "playoff Kawhi". The hope is that Leonard can be the difference. This time around they have a new coach and a whole host of new players to help change their playoff fortunes.

Leonard won't be out there alone. For the Raptors to be as dominant as they've been all season, Siakam will have to be his normal Most-Improved-Player-Candidate self and not falter in the bright lights of the NBA Playoffs.

It's with all this in mind that we should consider the latest odds from Bovada on who will run the Lakers, with Griffin as the betting favorite at +175. I guess it's a lot of different emotions bottled up into one. Put him on the ball, it's hard. "My first thought is what a bad break for him, just freakish timing, and it doesn't even happen on the basketball court or have anything to do with it, so I feel bad for him", Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said.

"But it's a team effort. We'll get around to it". That's something we can rely on, this team. Last summer, they hired James Borrego as Head Coach, and I think he had a pretty solid first season in Charlotte.

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I think the Magic give the Raptors a bit of headache in this series. The Raptors had six players reach double figures and finished shooting 50 percent from the floor and 51 percent from the three-point line.

So do the Magic have any shot in the first round?

Remember when we were all certain Luke Walton was going to be fired?

"I think that's the biggest key of getting to that stage".

The Magic haven't made the playoffs since Dwight Howard was on the team. Hearing them talk about going to the Finals and realizing how tough it is to get back there it makes you appreciate their attitude towards having post-season success. We know he's an important piece and an important part of what we do every day here.

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