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02.09.2019 10:27
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TORONTO - In NBA playoff history only 16 teams, of a total 255, have comeback from an 0-2 hole to win a seven-game series. Teams that have taken the first two games go on to claim the series 94 per cent of the time. Just as damning, only 27 lower-seeded teams have ever won the first two contests on the road in a seven-game series. 24 of them moved on. The Raptors know whats at stake going into Tuesdays Game 2, having dropped the opener to Brooklyn three days prior. "Its a lot better to be 1-1 than 0-2," said Kentucky grad Patrick Patterson, crunching the numbers following a second straight afternoon of practice Monday. "I like to think it is (a must-win). Listen to Josh Lewenberg and Duane Watson weigh the importance of Game 2 and discuss the keys to evening the series in a playoff edition of TSN 1050s Raptors Report podcast. If Game 2 is not a must-win, its pretty close. Of course, Toronto is not dead in the water should Tuesdays rematch go the way of Saturdays disappointing loss. The Raptors have proven to be resilient all season long, at their best with their back up against the wall, but Dwane Casey knows this is not the time to be tempting fate. "Its important we win," the Raptors coach said. "Going down 0-2 is very difficult to come out of. Must win? I dont think that means were done (if we lose). We want to win (Tuesday) but we still have games to be played. It would make it very difficult. I wouldnt say its dire. Its tough, but its not over with if (we lose)." A second straight defeat on Tuesday would require the Raptors to win at least two games in Brooklyn to advance, a difficult proposition despite their success on the road this season. The Nets have won 22 of their last 26 games at Barclays Center, good for the leagues best home record in 2014. With one postseason game under their belt, Casey and his team are hopeful that any playoff jitters they may have experienced on the weekend have subsided. The obstacles havent changed. Theyre still fighting a battle-tested group - and by extension, the officials - but they should know what to expect, and be better prepared as a result. "We dont feel pressure, man, at all," said Greivis Vasquez, who was the first to refer to Game 2 as a must-win, shortly after Saturdays loss. "We feel like the first game, we were anxious. I havent been in the playoffs in two years. A couple of guys have been in the playoffs, too, but havent been out there in a couple years." "We got it out of our system. Now were going to play Raptors basketball. Were going to defend, were going to rebound, were going to pass, were going to share the ball, were going to get the fans involved (and) were going to have fun. No pressure. This is basketball. This is fun." The Raptors have had a couple days to regroup, to watch film, to study and make adjustments. At this juncture it would be counterproductive to reinvent themselves, the tweaks that theyve made are minor. Ultimately it will come down to execution, on both ends of the floor. "Were disappointed but were anxious to get a second chance at it," Casey said. "I think the second time around well get the first game jitters away, out of us. We know were fighting a veteran, crusty team thats been there before. We worked on some things, made some adjustments in certain situations that we know we can do better." One such adjustment could include Landry Fields, who has fallen out of Caseys rotation - for the most part - since the team acquired four serviceable reserves from Sacramento in early December. In an attempt to neutralize Joe Johnson or Paul Pierce, Casey could turn to Fields off the bench Tuesday. "Weve thought about it," he admitted. "Thats one of the match-ups well look at, one of the personnel adjustments well have to look at. Not only on Joe Johnson, could be on Paul Pierce, could be (Shaun) Livingston. Thats what they try to do, get the weak link matchup-wise and go at him, so we might have to use (Fields) on one of those guys." Fields has played sparingly and is still limited offensively, often hesitant to shoot following mid-season wrist surgery. When called upon hes been ready and reliable, an active body on offence and a versatile defender off Torontos bench. Pierce and Johnson were responsible for 15 of the Nets 27 fourth-quarter points Saturday, as Brooklyn went the entire frame without being whistled for a single defensive foul. The Raptors, on the other hand, were called for six. "Im not going to comment on officiating," Casey maintained, "except to say I went back to watch the calls in the fourth quarter and we didnt get any and thats unusual." "If youre too physical, the refs are going to call fouls and youll get in foul trouble," Patterson said. "If youre not physical enough, then (the Nets will) take advantage of you on the offensive and defensive end. We have to find the right amount of physicality to have out there as far as defensive pressure and our intensity offensively. The first game is under our belt and were just concentrating on the second game." Alex English Jersey . On the eve of the 2013-14 NBA season, he can finally take a step back and allow his team to do the talking. Gary Harris Nuggets Jersey . Tensions rose in the first period when Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik hit Bruins forward Loui Eriksson with what appeared to be a clean hit. . Of course that doesnt mean hes ignoring it. Thats actually rather impossible given the behind-the-scenes access to the Toronto Maple Leafs the network is getting. Tyler Lydon Jersey . So he and his Toronto FC teammates say they will have no problem getting up for their Amway Canadian Championship final against rival Montreal Impact, even if the result doesnt count toward Major League Soccer standings. Paul Millsap Jersey . Catch the action live on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Wild lead the Northwest Division and look to get back into the win column after having a season-high seven-game winning streak cut short with Tuesdays 2-1 loss at Winnipeg in the finale of a five-game road trip (4-1-0).The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders get familiar with each other as they play the first of two games, in a span of just four days, this afternoon at McMahon Stadium. Watch the Labour Day game unfold on TSN and TSN Mobile TV, beginning with the pre-game show live NOW. These two West Division programs, which will again meet up on Friday in Edmonton, couldnt be more different after eight games here in 2013. The Stampeders have dropped just two decisions, putting them in second place in the standings behind Saskatchewan, while the Eskimos are suffering from a six- game slide since their first and only win of the campaign versus Hamilton back in early July. However, Edmonton did show some signs of life last Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium when it went down to the wire versus the Roughriders in what became a 30-27 setback at home. The outcome spoiled the efforts of quarterback Mike Reilly who converted 19-of-29 pass attempts for 303 yards and three touchdowns, although he was sacked three times and tossed a couple of interceptions along the way. Reilly also generated a team-best 76 yards on the ground as he carried the ball eight times. Receiver Fred Stamps had a strong game as well for the Esks, reeling in eight ball for 111 yards and two scores. While Edmonton was suffering yet another defeat, dropping it even further behind in the standings, the Riders remained close to the top of the division with a 35-14 romp over Toronto on the road in Week 9 action. The victory also served to snap what had been a six-game losing streak for Calgary at Rogers Centre. Quarterback Kevin Glenn hit on 14-of-20 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns for the visitors, while backup signal-caller Bo Levi Mitchell completed four of his six pass attempts and also ran for a score in the lopsided decision that saw Toronto QB Ricky Ray exit with an injury. Marquay McDaniel caught seven passes for 106 yards and a score, while the other notable performance involved kicker Rene Paredes who made three of his four field goal attempts, which means his CFL record of consecutive field goal conversions was snapped at 39 in a row. Nevertheless, before the run could end for Paredes, he also passed former NFL kicker Gary Anderson for pro footballs all-time consecutive field goals marrk in the regular season and playoffs combined with a staggering 47 straight.dddddddddddd. The impressive win for Calgary took place without several key defensive players who were suffering from injury, as well as receiver Nik Lewis who suffered a broken leg and ankle tendon damage against British Columbia in the middle of the month. With Lewis unavailable, the next best option to move the ball further down the field is now McDaniel who has reeled in 36 passes for 419 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Also out of action last week for Calgary was star running back Jon Cornish who was dealing with a thigh bruise. The CFLs Canadian player of the month for June/July, Cornish is second in the league in rushing with 749 yards, leading to eight touchdowns, while averaging a shade under seven yards per carry. His return to the lineup this week would certainly take some of the pressure off Glenn and the passing attack for Calgary. On the subject of passing the ball, Reilly is actually second in the league in total passing yardage with 2,031 for Edmonton, resulting in 12 touchdowns, but it is his eight interceptions that take away from his overall performance. As a whole, the Eskimos are averaging only 23.5 ppg, second-fewest in the league, while Calgary is at the other end of the chart with 32.6 ppg, just fractions of a point behind Saskatchewan. For a team that is just 1-7 at the moment, there are very few positives that can be taken away from the performance of the Esks, but one bright spot involves their ability to hold onto the football as they lead the CFL in fewest lost fumbles with three. Unfortunately, Edmonton is still minus-four in the turnover department, compared to Calgary which has a plus-13 thanks to a league-high 22 takeaways. While Edmonton may own a 123-86-3 advantage in the all-time series between the clubs, taking into consideration only regular-season matchups dating back to 1949, the Eskimos have been landing in the loss column quite a bit against Calgary of late. The Stamps won the most recent meeting in November by a score of 30-27, giving them five straight victories and 11 and in the last 13 versus Edmonton. The teams will play each other later this week in Edmonton, and then at the same site on Oct. 18 as well. ' ' '

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