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Warriors just too good in Game 2 victory over Cavaliers

OAKLAND, Calif. — The good news for the Cleveland Cavaliers is that there was no chance J.R. Smith did not know who was winning late in Game 2. 949 weitere Wörter

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SIMMONS: Raptors without game or answers as they're eliminated by Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — And now, after a nearly silent playoff series, a shocking series, a series that began with promise, here comes the noise.

The noise of defeat. 952 weitere Wörter

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James leaves Raptors no wiggle room heading into Game 4

CLEVELAND — If you were like me, you watched the Cleveland Cavaliers battle against the Indiana Pacers in Round 1 and thought: ‚Well, they’re either going to get beaten by the upstart Pacers or the Pacers are going to do the Raptors a huge favour and wear the Cavs down. 675 weitere Wörter

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SIMMONS: Time for DeRozan to regain his reputation, or is he out of time?

CLEVELAND — The text was sent at 1 a.m., back in late December, the message from Masai Ujiri to Dwane Casey.

They needed to meet that morning. 1.026 weitere Wörter

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Woz Blog: Are these Raptors fatally flawed, or is it just LeBron?

One of the biggest challenges Masai Ujiri will face moving forward is figuring out exactly what he has in these Raptors.

He’s been evaluating for years and been rewarded for his unusual patience in the regular season (franchise bests after franchise bests, boffo attendance and merchandise sales, etc.), but what now? 1.162 weitere Wörter

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SIMMONS: Raptors fought right to the end

CLEVELAND — Dwane Casey ran onto the court with player-like speed on a stoppage of play, his arms waving, his voice screaming, his eyes wide open and partially crazed. 690 weitere Wörter

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Raps’ best effort still not enough to topple James and Cavs

CLEVELAND — This was everything the Raptors fans had hoped in Games 1 and 2 back home.

And no it still wasn’t enough, but it’s far, far more acceptable than what went on in Toronto. 1.429 weitere Wörter

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