HoopsHype Toronto Raptors Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 22, 2014 | 09:14 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Eric Smith

the #Raptors lead the #Bulls 66-60 at the half. On the @fan590 halftime show, I go 1 on 1 with @Chuck Swirsky. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry's shooting 3/8, Amir 0/4, still, Raptors up 6. JV/JJ/Ross picking up slack. Valanciunas w/ 14 FGA at half, 2 shy of career-high

Steve Aschburner

Raptors just 7 assists on 23 FGs. But up 66-60, 6/11 3FGAs. VAlanciunas 16p, Ross/J.Johnson 12p each. Butler 15p for Bulls.

Sherman Hamilton

#raptors lead but wil lhave to pick up the d.#bulls shooting 51.4% for the half. good thing is they've been good in 3rd quarters as of late.

Sam Smith

Thibodeau technical with 32.2 seconds left in 1st half. If not for that, Raptors would only have had 65. 66-60 Toronto at halftime. Whew!

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry, quiet for most of the half, scores the Raptors' last 6 points and gives Toronto a 6-point lead at the break. Raps: 48% FG, 6/11 3P

Mike McGraw

Hard to get used to these 60-point halves. #Bulls trail Raptors 66-60 at halftime, season-high for a Bulls opponent.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors lead 66-60 at the half. Valanciunas, James Johnson and Ross 16-for-25 from the field. Rest 7-for-23

Sean Highkin

Raptors lead 66-60 at the half.

Nick Friedell

Raptors up 66-60 at the half. Defense optional.

Sam Smith

With Raptors leading 57-56 late in first half, Golden State and Oklahoma City asking how they score so much in the East

Eric Smith

tied at 33 going to Q2, the #Raptors have had the lead for the entire frame. Their lead was once as high as 11. 3:07 til half, TOR up 57-52

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry/Amir Johnson: 1-for-9, 4 points. Other 3 Raptors starters (Valanciunas, JV, Ross): 15-for-24, 37 points. Raps by 5, 3:07 left in half

Sam Smith

These Raptors looking more like Jurassic Park ones than Barney the Dinosaur guys we are more familiar with. 50-41 Tor w/6:22 left in 1st

Mike McGraw

Ex-Bull James Johnson w/ 10 pts for Raptors. This is his 2nd start of season. Landry Fields was starter until getting concussion 2 games ago

Eric Smith

6:37 to go in the 2nd QRT and the #Raptors lead the #Bulls 49-41. #RTZ Hear the game on @fan590.

Eric Smith

the #Raptors go up 45-37 with 8:38 to go in Q2. 12-4 run to start Q2 for Toronto. #bulls 1/5 FG in Q2. J. Johnson 4/4 FG (10 PTS). #RTZ

Sam Smith

Bulls matching point for point, 33-33, in wild first quarter with Raptors. Raptors loosening up in warmer Chicago

Sherman Hamilton

Tied at 33 the #bulls shot 57.9% in the 1st quarter. The #raptors attempted nine more fg's. #rtz #raptors<

Steve Aschburner

Valanciunas' career-high, FGA in game: 16. He's 5/12 after 1Q, 11p, in Chicago. Raptors 33, Bulls 33.

Eric Smith

.#Bulls early 5 pt lead wiped out. #Raptors 9pt lead wiped out. We go to Q2 w/ TOR & CHI tied at 33. JV: 11 PTS, 4 REB. #RTZ CHI: 58% FG

Ryan Wolstat

Tied at 33 after a quarter. Neither coach pleased. Raptors again having issues on defensive boards.

Mike McGraw

Didn't expect a shootout tonight. #Bulls and Raptors tied 33-33 after 1stQ. Butler has 11 points, Rose 9.

Eric Smith

2:16 to go in Q1, the #raptors lead the #Bulls 28-25. TOR has been up by as many as 9 (CHI had a 5-pt lead early in Q1). #RTZ on @fan590

Mike McGraw

Raptors' game plan seems obvious. Center Jonas Valanciunas took 9 of their first 17 shots, working against Gasol. #Bulls

Eric Smith

23-17, the #Raptors lead the #Bulls with 5:35 to go in Q1. Valanciunas leading all scorers with 8 PTS. #RTZ

Nick Friedell

The Raptors have 23 in the fist six minutes of this game. They're doing whatever they want offensively right now.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors establishing Valanciunas early, smart. But Bulls looking to get him in foul trouble at other end.

Steve Aschburner

Pregame Raptors C Dwane Casey said he's had a "man-crush" on Jimmy Butler for a while. There's one possible East All-Star reserve vote.

Doug Smith

Dee Snider -- yes DEE SNIDER -- sang (or rather screamed) the anthems at Raptors-Bulls; a moment in anthem history, indeed

Doug Smith

We'll be here about 8 p.m. to talk Raptors-Bulls if you're interested: thestar.com/sports/raptors…

Payal Doshi

The @raptors are now 9-3 without DeMar DeRozan in the line-up.

Paul Jones

James Johnson will start tonight for the #Raptors vs Bulls. Derrick Rose will start tonight for the Bulls #rtz @Toronto Raptors

Paul Jones

Rose Noah and Gibson getting ready to take on the #Raptors in Chicago tonight #rtz 1st of 6 on road for TO keek.com/!R9ypeab

Paul Jones

DeMar DeRozan continues his rehab with #raptors director of sport sciences Alex McKechnie #rtz keek.com/!v9ypeab

Sean Highkin

Bulls starters: DRose, Butler, MDJ, Pau, Noah. Raptors: Lowry, Ross, James Johnson, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas.

Eric Smith

Gibson & Rose back for the #Bulls. Fields sidelined for the 2nd straight game for the #Raptors (J. Johnson starts again). Game on @fan590

Paul Jones

ICYMI "@RaptorsMR: Landry Fields did not pass his concussion testing today and will not dress for tonight's game at Chicago. #raptors #rtz"

Paul Jones

When asked about about star players in #nba Casey said I think we have stars in guys like Lowry & DeRozan They're stars to me #Raptors #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Teeing up Raptors/Bulls with @simmonssteve and @Bruce Arthur on @TSNDrive in a couple minutes.

Eric Smith

With @Chuck Swirsky in Chicago. And...then photo bombed by @Matt__Devlin too! #rtz #bulls #raptors @Toronto Raptors http://t.co/A

Josh Lewenberg

108 of Raptors 228 pts (47%) over last 2 games have come from the bench. Toronto ranks 3rd in bench scoring (40.0). 19-3 when they score 30+

Ryan Wolstat

At United Centre again. I’m sure the Raptors will turn in a better performance than the Leafs did last night. Always good to see the Swirsk.

Eric Smith

Nice! Dee Snider doing the CDN & US anthems tonight. Here's part of the rehearsal. @deesnider #raptorsinstagram.com/p/w7WFNfo27Z/

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have been held under 100 points just 5 times in first 28 games. The first of those games: a 100-93 loss to Chicago Nov. 13

Greivis Vasquez

Shout out to @BeatsByDre for hooking @raptors up with these dope wireless headphones! Thanks GW for… instagram.com/p/w7UPC8JA4a/

Tim Chisholm

iCYMI, my look at how this road trip for the Raptors is just another stretch of season: bit.ly/1sQQtrp

Eric Smith

Tonight, I've got the call of the #Bulls & @raptors on @fan590 at 8pm ET. Join the pre-Xmas party from CHI. cc: @Paul__jones #Raptors #RTZ

Pau Gasol

Tonight, tough game at home against the #Raptors. Good test facing the leaders in our conference! #SeeRed #ProtectOurHome

Pau Gasol

Esta noche, partido duro en casa contra los #Raptors. Buen test contra el líder del nuestra conferencia. #SeeRed #ProtectOurHome