HoopsHype Toronto Raptors Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: February 01, 2015 | 01:00 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Mike Mazzeo

Raptors showed tremendous resolve tonight blowing a 21-point lead and still taking care of the Wizards in OT

Alex Kennedy

Hawks finished January undefeated (17-0), including quality wins over Blazers (twice), Clippers, Grizzlies, Wizards, Raptors, Bulls, Thunder

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors survive in Washington. Early gamer: torontosun.com/2015/01/31/rap… Will be updated. Casey was proud of effort 4 games in 5 nights.

Eric Smith

Nope, the sky didn't fall in DC. @raptors win in OT again. #rtz #raptors instagram.com/p/yiwG-nI2xj/

Eric Smith

.#raptors win in OT 120-116. Ya, they blew a big lead. But as Lowry told us on @FAN590, 4 gms in 5 nights a big factor. TOR (33-15) #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry scored 7 of the Raptors' 11 pts in OT. DeRozan shot 5/16 on night but had 9 reb & 7 ast - both team-highs. Now 22 ast in last 3 games.

Josh Lewenberg

2 nights, 2 massive fourth-quarter collapses, 2 wins. Not pretty but the Raptors are getting it done. 6th straight win, matches season-best

Josh Lewenberg

Back-to-back buckets for Lowry. Raptors go up by 5 with 2:25 left in OT

Jorge Castillo

Wizards still haven’t led in this game. Raptors once led by 21 points.

Josh Lewenberg

Do the Raptors have a rival in the Nets? No. But, man, Paul Pierce has been a thorn in their side

Paul Jones

Lol.... thanks... if u know anything faster please tell me"@bala_mr: @Paul Jones John Wall #fasterthangossip... #amazing #Raptors

A wise man named @Sherman Hamilton said at the half you can’t rely on threes … Raptors 0-for-8 from deep since.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have been outscored 51-35 in 4th quarter of last 2 games (26-13 tonight). They had won 5 of the 6 other quarters.

Ryan Wolstat

Fine line between going into prevent mode and blowing lead due to complacency and just playing dumb basketball. Raptors must figure out.

Paul Jones

#Raptors fighting Wizards comeback with heavy legs in 2nd half Classic back to back scenario. Need to be disciplined and mentally tough #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Wizards finally on a run, down by just five near midway point of fourth. What kind of response will tired Raptors have?

Josh Lewenberg

Deja vu? Wizards open the 4th on a 15-4 run. Raptors lead, once 21, is down to 5 with 7:06 left.

Rashad Mobley

John Wall literally outran the entire Raptors lineup on that fastbreak. How did they not know that was coming?

Ryan Wolstat

Call me crazy, but if the Raptors used Lou as a decoy for end of quarter plays, I feel like it would be far more effective.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors did not make a 3 in the 3rd, attempting only 4 after going 11-for-18 in 1st half. Still, they outscored Wiz 29-28 in the Q, lead 16

Ryan Wolstat

Crucial stretch of season looms for Raptors against good teams starting tonight. Making big statement against Wizards.

Michael Lee

#wizards-#raptors is showing me importance matchups will play in the postseason. More than just being good, some teams have others' numbers

Josh Lewenberg

Have only been outscored 9 times in 47 games this season RT @RGriffinStar The #raptors impressive second unit outscoring the #wizards 33-6

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors defence only forced Nets into seven turnovers last night, a season-low for Nets. Wizards already have 13 turnovers.

Eric Smith

TOR 1 3pt shot shy of tying a team a team record for 3's in a half. They were 11-18. Toronto leads wiz at half 65-50. #raptors #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors dropped 65 points on NBA’s seventh-best defence in first half. Impressive.

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%.

Josh Lewenberg

Ridiculous offensive half for the Raptors - 57% FG, 11-for-18 3P, 18 assists on 24 FGM, 5 players with 8+ pts. They lead 15 at the break

Ryan Wolstat

Dinosaur dunks tonight: Pierce, 1. Raptors, 0.

Eric Smith

Raps have not trailed in the half at any point. 2:20 til half. 62-45 #raptors @FAN590

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson gets away with a travel for second night in a row. Meanwhile, Raptors a three away from tying franchise mark for makes in half

Eric Smith

Toronto was up 17. It's now 47-33 raps. 7:24 to go in q2. Wiz have 0 fg's in q2 and only 3 pts. Game on @FAN590 #rtZ #raptors

Ryan Wolstat

Wizards came in 16th in NBA in three-point defence. Raptors have started 10-for-12 from three.

Payal Doshi

Love it @Matt__Devlin, “The @raptors are like surgeons right now.”

Eric Smith

Tune in to the #raptors and wiz on @FAN590 ....Toronto up 12

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors were out-rebounded 6-3 in the 1st Q. No rebounds to be had.

Paul Jones

#Raptors hitting from 3 early ...7/8 from distance in 1st qtr & lead 33-30 after 1st qtr This season Tor is 13-3 when making 10+ 3ptfg #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors shot 68% from field, 7-for-8 from 3 with 10 assists on 13 FGM, lead by only 3 after 1Q. Wiz at 69%, 8 ast on 11 FGM

Eric Smith

TOR 7/8 from 3pt in q1. #raptors lead wiz 33-30. Heading to q2

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.

Ali Traore

"F**k all the rap to pay my bill s**t,I'm on some raptors pay my bill s**t" http://t.co/YrmcQAncmH

Jorge Castillo

The Raptors are shooting 7-for-8 from 3. That’s probably not sustainable.

Eric Smith

Tied at 26. 2:10 to go in q1. #Raptors

Payal Doshi

Toronto going the distance! They nailed 6/7 from beyond the arc. RT @talkhoops: #LeaguePassAlert Raptors-Wizards is fun.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have hit all 4 of their attempts from 3, lead 20-15 early

Paul Jones

On the road the #Raptors don't acknowledge individuals during starting intros. They circle together #rtz #15strong http://t.co/Hwi0CatPPB

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

Far more resistance here in Washington to early ‘Let’s go Raptors’ chant compared to last night in Brooklyn. Louder boos.

Jorge Castillo

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

Payal Doshi

Oh Canada get ready for #Raptors action tonight on #SN360 and follow along with @NBACanada!