Raptors lead 65-50 at half. Wall = 15p, 6a, 4r. Beal = 11p. Wizards = 11 turnovers. Vasquez = 12p, Lowry = 11p. Raptors shooting 57.1%.
Nene called for the tech. He joins Wittman, DeRozan, and Vasquez.
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
Vasquez anticipates the defender and he takes the charge! Good things happen when you come back to your old stomping grounds!
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.
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
Lowry opens on Beal, Vasquez on Wall.
Greivis Vasquez, not Kyle Lowry, is guarding John Wall. Lowry is on Beal, DeRozan is on Pierce.
Wizards fans booing in attempt to drown out "Let's go Raptors" chants from the traveling Toronto fans. Vasquez puts Raps on the board
As always, lots of support for former Maryland star Greivis Vasquez here in D.C.
Let’s go live to Andy Vasquez on deadline… http://t.co/zoqtpfGklH
Greivis Vasquez has hit two threes and airballed a third into Jonas Valanciunas’s hands for a layup. 8-0 Raptors lead.
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."
James Johnson had his revenge game in Sacramento earlier this season, Vasquez going off vs former team tonight. Just another game, right?
The Sacramento Kings are turning Greivis Vasquez into Klay Thompson here in the third quarter. 12 points on four long balls.
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
Greivis hits another 3, stares down Kings bench. He loves Northern California though.
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.
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.
Greivis Vasquez with his third triple of the third quarter.
Greivis Vasquez with 13 (5-7 FG, 3-4 3FG) 4 rebounds and 4 assists against his favourite team, the Sacramento Kings.
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"
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
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
James Johnson (remember him?) checks in for the first time tonight, should close out the half (3:10) with the starters (minus Vasquez)
They need the shooting Vasquez provides, but he’s a turnstile defensively. Puts ton of pressure on bigs behind him.
Raptors 2nd unit (mainly Lou, JJ, Patterson) featuring Greivis has been excellent. Outscoring Sixers bench 29-8
Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson spark Raptors to 48-41 lead at half over truly awful Sixers. Lowry/DeRozan awful nights.
Raptors are on a 21-5 run... where those points have come from... Greivis: 8, Lou: 8, Patterson (or Peterson): 5
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.
DeRozan is 9 for his past 40 shot attempts. The struggle is real, as Greivis Vasquez says.
Battle of elite quotes between Tony Allen and Greivis tonight: “We can’t hide from the struggle.” “Maybe it was something in the water."
Lowry, Vasquez, DeRozan, Ross, Williams: 14-for-53. Problematic.
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"
Two quick fouls on Greivis. Ross, first Raptor off the bench, replaces him 6 minutes into the game.
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"
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
Vasquez in for the struggling DeRozan. Raps going with the Lowry/GV/Lou trio down stretch. DeMar is scoreless (0/9) in 26 mins
Say what you want about Vasquez, but the guy hits big shots. Talked some trash to fans after as well with a big grin.
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
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