Ni Valencia ni Unics, q busca base y no un 3-4 ya que tienen a White y Sanikidze, se han interesado por Claver para lo q queda de temporada
Khimki signs Victor Claver.
DeRozan was 1-for-10 on contested field goal attempts.
With Raptors slumping, Casey said some of their misses, like DeRozan's blown 360 attempt, are like a golfer with the yips.
Weird how Casey says some players were taking threes that shouldn’t (read Amir and James Johnson) but never says DeRozan is taking bad shots
Casey said he won’t get on DeRozan for missed dunk. Said his confidence lacking, needs support, says a lot of it is mental.
Marc Gasol in the 4th: 11 pts 4-4 FG, 4 rebs, 2 assists
DeRozan keeps repeating that once things turn around, Raptors will be “a scary sight.” As opposed to just being a scary sight currently.
Patterson says Raptors have to get back to where they were earlier: “moving, sharing the ball (Lou, Lowry, DeRozan playing like stars)"
They've been through rough patches but DeRozan said this one feels different. "We know this is not us at all", says it feels like "bad luck"
Amir: We’re still good I told DeMar, it's been worse… Just because we go on a little losing streak, it doesn't mean we lose our confidence"
DeMar: "It sucks. It feels like crap, honestly, to be on a losing streak like this, coming here & losing. But we've got to fight through it"
Goran Dragic (back) was in a lot of pain but said he is hopeful for Monday's game against the Suns.
Should the Spurs hold this lead and win, the Suns will fall to 2-4 since trading away Dragic and Thomas.
Casey on DeMar: "He needs that more than criticism. He needs a pat on the back, an arm around him more so than he needs a foot in the butt"
Casey on DeRozan's missed 360 dunk in transition: "It wasn't advised, no. You don't want that to happen at all. And he knows better"
Goran Dragic has a sore back. Was hit in the back in the first half.
Bucks more aggressive in third and Giannis with monster putback. Now MCW ties it on drive to hoop.
Minny goes zone after getting eaten alive for the last 6+ mins by Gasol and ZBo, then Conley makes a three. GG.
Plumlee called for a goaltend and a technical for inadvertently hitting the net? Is that the rule?
Giannis scoreless in 18 first-half minutes and did not attempt a shot. Hasn't looked same since all-star break.
Antetokounmpo, who has been in a horrendous shooting slump, didn't take a single shot in 18 minutes in 1st half.
Galloway makes like Jet Terry. The Knicks are about to win. That missed 360 by DeMar kinda loomed large, huh.
Heat loses 93-91 to Hawks, now 25-33,10-17 at home; 23 Heat TOs (Deng 8). Walker shoots 3-16;Dragic & Deng 2-7; Beasley 4-12.
To be clear, Raps are 25-12 with DeRozan, 12-9 without. They're not better without him, they need to get him right, somehow.
DeRozan gets beat off the dribble, JV comes over to help, gets called for his 6th foul and that'll end his night. Pat in for him.
Valanciunas fouls out with 3:11 remaining. Raptors down six.
Ryan Saunders bleeding with Gorgui Dieng to calm down after foul call on Marc Gasol after five technical fouls have been called in game.
Ball gets stuck on the top of the backboard. This is our best chance to see Giannis on Rudy's shoulders.
You gotta be kidding me with the foul/tech on M Gasol. Booooooooooooo
Gasol gets T'ed up now. Crowd trying to egg him into a second. I'd take that trade. Joerger gets a T too
Awful. Marc Gasol just wanted an explanation on a call and James Williams just T'd him up.
Rodney Hood tried to punch on Miles Plumlee...