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After 31 games, the Raptors have THE BEST offense of all time

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by omgTHEpotential, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. omgTHEpotential

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    http://www.basketball-reference.com...al=&c4stat=&c4comp=gt&c4val=&order_by=off_rtg

    '86-'87 Lakers:
    Record - 65-17
    Result - NBA Championship

    '91-'92 Bulls:
    Record - 67-15
    Result - NBA Championship

    '87-'88 Celtics:
    Record - 57-25
    Result - Lost in Eastern Conference Finals

    09'-'10 Suns:
    Record - 54-28
    Result - Lost in Western Conference Finals

    '95-'96 Bulls:
    Record - 72-10
    Result - NBA Championship

    '94-'95 Magic:
    Record - 57-25
    Result - Lost in NBA Finals

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    How are they doing this with 0 superstars?
     
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    Team basketball and a fast paced, open offense. Lowery is the straw that stirs the drink. He's basically the modern day chancy Billups (Maybe not in terms of style but importance to his team)
     
  3. omgTHEpotential

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    Is there even an offensive drop-off when they sub-in their bench?
     
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    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    If the Raptors go all the way, I will tattoo Jontro on my body and tip $100 to the tip jar. Please don't signature this cause I hate to follow through on it honestly.
     
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  7. omgTHEpotential

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    They're 9-2 against the WEST. So...
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It was a good run, Mavs, but there's a new No. 1 offense in the NBA this morning: <a href="http://t.co/09uvS69q5L">pic.twitter.com/09uvS69q5L</a></p>&mdash; John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) <a href="https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/549573066582687744">December 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    9-2 vs the west

    15-5 vs the east

    win% better vs big bad west
     
  10. Jontro

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    Can you also add Yung-T in there? That way we can be together forevers :)

    <3
     
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    I don't watch the Raptors often but must say one thing: It doesn't surprise me one bit their offense is better without DeRozan. For a guy that some say is an overlooked star, he sure doesn't look like one to me.

    DeRozan is reasonably athletic, not particularly skilled and doesn't play within himself. He reminds me of a Klay Thompson type of player (who can't shoot, LOL) that tries to play like Harden. Maybe he has observed what's happened and will change his approach after returning.

    They are primed for a deep playoff run in the EC, but I can imagine DeRozan becoming a choking chucker in the playoffs that kills them.
     
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    Lowry > Melo

    Too bad Morey didn't think so.
     
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    Deroseanne would be a good fit for the rockets
     
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    lol if Raptors wins the championship
     
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    We were going for Bosh.

    This needs to be adjusted for eras. We have offense friendly rules now.
     
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    Patrick Patterson 50% FG, 47% 3pt
     
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    That's two eras - pre and post hand-checking. They still have the best offense in post hand-checking era. There's no denying it.
     
  18. omgTHEpotential

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    Carl Herrera:

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    And?

    Wins against Memphis and LAC are nice. Rest of their west schedule is garbage or a L.

    A good record does not equate to offensive or defensive efficiency.

    Just like Dallas earlier in the season was just destroying garbage teams and unable to crack 100 against the west playoff teams, I bet Toronto is doing some similar things.

    Not to take away or say I don't think they are good, I just look at their schedule and they have had one of the easiest and havent played much of any of the best west teams.
     
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    I second this. Brehs forever. <3
     

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