HoopsHype Greivis Vasquez Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: January 31, 2015 | 08:37 PM

Payal Doshi

He looks younger when he shaves the beard. MT @talkhoops: Vasquez either needs to be beardier or get a shorter haircut. It’s throwing me off

Jorge Castillo

Raptors lead 65-50 at half. Wall = 15p, 6a, 4r. Beal = 11p. Wizards = 11 turnovers. Vasquez = 12p, Lowry = 11p. Raptors shooting 57.1%.

Jorge Castillo

Nene called for the tech. He joins Wittman, DeRozan, and Vasquez.

Josh Lewenberg

Big half for Greivis, the former Maryland star. Shooting 4-of-4 for a team-leading 12 pts & just took a charge. 42-30 Raps, biggest lead

Payal Doshi

Vasquez anticipates the defender and he takes the charge! Good things happen when you come back to your old stomping grounds!

Jorge Castillo

Raptors lead 33-30 after 1Q. Beal = 8p. Wall = 6p, 4a, 2r. Lowry = 9p, Vasquez = 8p, Patterson = 6p. Wizards shooting 68.8%, Raptors 68.4.

Jorge Castillo

Wonder if Wizards are going to have the Montrose Christian freshman team play at halftime in honor of Greivis Vasquez. He has 8 pts in 9 min

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry opens on Beal, Vasquez on Wall.

Payal Doshi

And Vasquez gets the first bucket as the kid who went to Maryland knows Washington pretty well. #rtz

Jorge Castillo

Greivis Vasquez, not Kyle Lowry, is guarding John Wall. Lowry is on Beal, DeRozan is on Pierce.

Josh Lewenberg

Wizards fans booing in attempt to drown out "Let's go Raptors" chants from the traveling Toronto fans. Vasquez puts Raps on the board

Ryan Wolstat

As always, lots of support for former Maryland star Greivis Vasquez here in D.C.

Jorge Castillo

#Wizards starters: Wall, Beal, Pierce, Nene, Gortat. #Raptors: Lowry, Vasquez, DeRozan, Johnson, Valanciunas.

Devin Kharpertian

Let’s go live to Andy Vasquez on deadline… http://t.co/zoqtpfGklH

Devin Kharpertian

Greivis Vasquez has hit two threes and airballed a third into Jonas Valanciunas’s hands for a layup. 8-0 Raptors lead.

Ryan Wolstat

Vasquez sang the praises of Chuck Hayes. “He's one of those leaders that you don't really see, but he's a big-time piece for our team."

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson had his revenge game in Sacramento earlier this season, Vasquez going off vs former team tonight. Just another game, right?

James Ham

The Sacramento Kings are turning Greivis Vasquez into Klay Thompson here in the third quarter. 12 points on four long balls.

Josh Lewenberg

Big night for Greivis, knocking down a corner 3 to give the Raps their biggest lead at 7. He's got 16/4/4 on 6-of-8 shooting, 4-for-5 from 3

Bill Herenda

Vasquez 4 3’s in Q3, Toronto 53% from 3 , up 73-66 on Sac, Cousins on bench w/4 fouls #Kings v #Raptors #NBA #SacKings #KingsTalk

Eric Koreen

Greivis hits another 3, stares down Kings bench. He loves Northern California though.

Jason Jones

Vasquez hits a 3 to give Toronto a 70-66 lead. Gay hasn't scored in the third with 6:32 left in the quarter.

Ryan Wolstat

I’m sure that shot felt extra sweet for Vasquez, who would be first to admit he didn’t enjoy his time as a King. Was injured, didn’t fit in.

James Ham

Greivis Vasquez with his third triple of the third quarter.

Eric Koreen

Greivis Vasquez with 13 (5-7 FG, 3-4 3FG) 4 rebounds and 4 assists against his favourite team, the Sacramento Kings.

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez on Ross: "Even though I'm in the starting lineup, I want to see him get back in the starting lineup and do what he do"

Steve Novak

Don't believe me...Just WATCH!!! #Sundance2015 #ElevenJames @Landry Fields @Greivis Vasquez http://t.co/01SLGLPyXt

Josh Lewenberg

Five Raptors (JV, DeRozan, Williams, Vasquez, Amir) have attempted more shots than Lowry (8) tonight. Lowry at 9 pts, 8 ast on 4/8 shooting

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have reached 20-assist plateau for the first time in 5 games (w/ 2:30 left in 3rdQ). Lowry (7) & Vasquez (7) have combined for 14

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson (remember him?) checks in for the first time tonight, should close out the half (3:10) with the starters (minus Vasquez)

Eric Smith

Amir-JV-Vasquez-DeRozan-Lowry will start today for the #Raptors. Augustin starts in place of Jennings for Detroit. #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

They need the shooting Vasquez provides, but he’s a turnstile defensively. Puts ton of pressure on bigs behind him.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors 2nd unit (mainly Lou, JJ, Patterson) featuring Greivis has been excellent. Outscoring Sixers bench 29-8

Ryan Wolstat

Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson spark Raptors to 48-41 lead at half over truly awful Sixers. Lowry/DeRozan awful nights.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors are on a 21-5 run... where those points have come from... Greivis: 8, Lou: 8, Patterson (or Peterson): 5

Ryan Wolstat

There is no internal issue between James Johnson and the Raptors for those asking. Byproduct of Vasquez starting. No, I’m not a fan of it.

Keith Pompey

So much for Sixers 15-point cushion. #Raptors knot the score at 30 on Vasquez basket with 9:48 left in half

Eric Smith

.#Raptors get an 18-foot runner from Vasquez at the buzzer to pull within 8 heading to Q2. #Sixers up 30-22. A ton of work for TOR to do

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan is 9 for his past 40 shot attempts. The struggle is real, as Greivis Vasquez says.

Ryan Wolstat

Battle of elite quotes between Tony Allen and Greivis tonight: “We can’t hide from the struggle.” “Maybe it was something in the water."

Eric Koreen

Lowry, Vasquez, DeRozan, Ross, Williams: 14-for-53. Problematic.

Ryan Wolstat

Vasquez on Lowry: "He might not be playing most efficient basketball over last week but he's done so much for us. He got all of us better"

Josh Lewenberg

Two quick fouls on Greivis. Ross, first Raptor off the bench, replaces him 6 minutes into the game.

Josh Lewenberg

Greivis says Raps have to get back to FUN: "We have to get back to us. The gestures we do when we make a shot, jumping up&down on the bench"

Eric Smith

Vasquez w/ an interesting quote RE: the fairytale the Raps were on/in & how the team is trying to get it back. I'll post via sound cloud

Payal Doshi

Vasquez shows us how he jumps off the bench and cheers for his team. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez in for the struggling DeRozan. Raps going with the Lowry/GV/Lou trio down stretch. DeMar is scoreless (0/9) in 26 mins

Ryan Wolstat

Say what you want about Vasquez, but the guy hits big shots. Talked some trash to fans after as well with a big grin.

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez promotion means his PT goes up, plays some w both units, meaning Ross and/or JJ loses mins. Still surprised not to see JJ at all tho

Josh Lewenberg

Remember, at least 1 of Lowry/Vasquez has to be on floor at all times so Ross cant simply take GV's PT off bench. Rotation had to be altered