HoopsHype Toronto Raptors Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: April 02, 2015 | 12:21 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Josh Lewenberg

Trial by fire has Wiggins on fast track to NBA stardom, while Raptors have taken long-term approach with Bruno: tsn.ca/trial-by-fire-…

Andy Greder

Early game story: Without KG infusion, Target Center might as well have been annexed to Canada in easy Raptors win. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Eric Koreen

With the Bulls loss, the Raptors are currently the third seed as they have tie-breaker with Bulls as division winner.

Paul Jones

A couple of guys that know a thing or two about coaching in Minnesota and Toronto. #Raptors head… instagram.com/p/09PiM7SNNr/

Payal Doshi

Congratulations to coach Casey for victory number 150 as a #Raptors head coach. #rtz #WeTheNorth

Mike McGraw

If the playoffs started tomorrow, Bucks would play Raptors & #Bulls vs Wizards

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors will finish the season 16-14 against the Western Conference, matching last year's record and a franchise best for wins vs the West

Jerry Zgoda

It's a final: Raptors 113, Wolves 99. Wiggins w/ 25 on 8/20, LaVine 22 on 10/17, Budinger 19

Eric Smith

TOR wins 113-99 over MIN. Double double for Hansbrough. 7 Raps in double figures. #raptors now 45-30. #nets up next on FRI. #RTZ

Paul Jones

With a season high 10 rebs and 10 pts Tyler Hansbrough has his 1st double double of the season as #Raptors defeated Min 113-99. #rtz

Andy Greder

Final: #Raptors 113, #Twolves 99. After trailing by 31 points in the fourth, Minnesota makes it a gam--

Jerry Zgoda

Raptors fans outnumber Wolves' fans tonight, at least in noise they do. And Casey just gave 'em what they wanted: Bruno Caboclo, of course

Josh Lewenberg

Bruno checks in with 3:33 remaining, gets standing ovation from traveling Raptors fans. Seriously.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors by 29. Largest lead of the game. 6:29 left #BrunoWatch

Josh Lewenberg

Traveling Raptors fans want BRUNO. Chants have started with 9 minutes remaining. Raps by 24. Give the people what they want!

Andy Greder

End 3Q: #Raptors 86, #Twolves 69. Toronto is 11 of 24 from three-point range, while Minnesota is 3 of 11 from deep.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors lead by 17 going into the 4th. We're officially on #BrunoWatch

Payal Doshi

The heart and soul of the Raptors, @Amir Johnson has 6 assists and is 2/3 from beyond the arc. #SummerThree #BalMovement #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Looks like the Raptors have finally realized that Justin Hamilton is... Justin Hamilton. JV has 8 of his 13 pts in the first 4:30 of the 3rd

Eric Smith

8 PTS in 4:23 in Q3 for Valanciunas. He's got 13 in the game and the #Raptors are up 75-50 with 7:37 to go in the frame. #RTZ on @fan590

Eric Smith

71-50 #Raptors lead the #Wolves. 11-4 start to Q3 for TOR. Raps shooting 61.4% for the game. 8:56 to go in the frame. #RTZ on @fan590.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors got 8 first-half assists from the PF position (Amir & Pat have 4 apiece). Team has 16 assists on 22 buckets.

Josh Lewenberg

Six different Raptors have hit a 3-ball, including both Johnsons (Amir has 2). As a team, Raps are 10-of-19 from distance.

Andy Greder

Half: #Raptors 60, #Twolves 46. DeMar DeRozan has 13 points for Toronto, while Justin Hamilton has 13 for Minn. Toronto shooting 59 percent.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors lead 60-46 at the break. Starting backcourt (DeRozan/Vasquez) has combined for 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Raps shooting 60%

Jerry Zgoda

Justin Hamilton has made 6 of first 7 shots tonight, has 13 points & a rebound so far. Raptors lead 60-46 at the half

Josh Lewenberg

10-2 Wolves run, led by Anthony Bennett who has 6 points in 7 minutes. Raptors 19-point lead is down to 11. 2:49 left in the 1st half.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip just patted AB on the head. Bennett's got 6 pts on 3/4 shooting in 7 mins off bench. Raptors lead 52-41 w/ 2:49 left before halftime

Paul Jones

#Raptors with good ball mvmt leading to open 3's. Tor is 21-5 this season when making 10+ 3ptfg in a game. #rtz

Paul Jones

#Raptors good ball mvmt to get open looks from 3. Hitting 8/13 right now. #Raptors 21-5 this season when making 10+ 3ptfg in a game #rtz

Payal Doshi

Since 2005 as per @Matt__Devlin the @raptors are 19-1 vs. @Minnesota Timberwolves

Eric Smith

6;17 to go til half, the #raptors have their largest lead of the night (17). #wolves down 48-31. TOR outscoring MIN 17-4 in Q2. #RTZ

Eric Smith

Vasquez explodes for 8 PTS in 1;58 to start Q2, and the #Raptors suddenly lead the #Wolves 39-29 w/ 10:02 to go til half. #RTZ

Payal Doshi

Jump shooting at it’s finest my friend. RT @Kyle_Ratke: Raptors have already hit 6 3 pointers this game.

Eric Smith

From down 6 to up 7. TOR had a 13-pt swing in Q1. As Q2 gets set to start, the #Raptors lead the #Wolves 31-27. 10 asst on 12 FGs for TOR

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors assisted on 10 of 12 first-quarter buckets. DeRozan and Amir each have 3 dimes. Ross leads Raps in scoring with 7 points.

Andy Greder

End 1Q: #Raptors 31, #Twolves 27. Justin Hamilton, yup, Justin Hamilton leads all scorers with 11 points. Both teams shoot plus-55 percent.

Jerry Zgoda

Raptors 31, Wolves 27 after a quarter at Target Center

Josh Lewenberg

In a matchup of 2 bottom 6 defensive teams both the Raptors & Wolves are shooting over 55% after 1Q. Raps are at 60%, 5/9 from 3, lead 31-27

Josh Lewenberg

A ton of traveling Toronto fans in Minnesota tonight and some late first-quarter "Let's go Raptors chants" as the Raps go up by 4

Andy Greder

A "let's go Raptors!" chant breaks out at Target Center. That's the most life there's been in the first quarter tonight. #Twolves

Eric Smith

TOR's D not great thus far: MIN shooting 62.5% FG. But after trailing by 6, #Raptors (60% FG) have come back. 24-24. Q1, 2:33. #RTZ

Eric Smith

the #Raptors trail the #Wolves 14-10. LaVine leads all scorers w/ 5. #RTZ 6:45 to go in Q1

Eric Smith

Interesting: TONS of @raptors in Minny YELLED out "True North" during O Canada (a Winnipeg Jets thing). Would love to hear that in TOR. #RTZ

Eric Smith

Interesting: the TONS of @raptors in Minny YELLED out "True North" during O Canada (a Winnipeg Jets thing). Would love to hear that in TOR

Jerry Zgoda

No Kyle Lowry for Raptors tonight, btw

Eric Smith

Garnett, Rubio, and Martin all out for the #Twolves tonight. #raptors & MIN tip it off in an hour on @fan590. Lowry n/a for TOR. #RTZ

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said no changes to lineup tonight, which means no Ricky, no KG, no KMartin vs Raptors

Eric Smith

Gotta find space where ya can. Multi purpose rooms in arenas all around the league! #Raptors #rtz instagram.com/p/08wjsYo20D/