The Raptors are so bright right now. http://t.co/RjciAVvqNT
Raptors lead is 13, matching their largest of the game. They have 118 pts, approaching season-high (124 vs MIL) with 3:29 to go
The Raptors have …. stolen the game (in the last minute) *Caruso voice.*
Raptors have hit 14-28 from three (50%), Hawks at 48% (10 makes). Bananas.
Backcourt Player _______ has been huge for the Raptors tonight.
Scouting report must have said leave Vasquez open. He was shooting 33%, but that’s a bad call. Just nailed another three as Raptors up 10.
Chuck Hayes just got called for an offensive foul, but game-best +14, has given Raptors great minutes again.
Vasquez has scored the Raptors first 9 fourth-quarter points. Season-high 18 points in just 13 minutes. Raps back up 10.
The Raptors are used to dealing with clock issues. See: last year's playoffs. They're good.
Lou 3-ball gives Raptors a 3pt lead after 3Q. Those "when leading into the 4th" stats will be tested here. Hawks not going away
Almost another Lou Williams buzzer beater and two huge Patrick Patterson blocks in the quarter help Raptors to a 91-88 lead through three.
Raptors lead Hawks 64-61 at the half - we think.
Hawks cut Raptors lead to 1 before Ross ripped off 5 straight. Lead back to 6 with 2:06 left in the half
Raptors mid-pack (15th in NBA) defending the three. Last two games sending them in the wrong direction though.
Raptors lead down to three thanks to Hawks going insane from three (kind of like the Suns did).
Raptors have some weapons
During his first Raptors go-around, JJ was more like “hyperactive James Johnson.” He’s toned it down and been far better this time around.
Lou scores Raps' final 4 points, Raptors lead 34-24. Thanks to the lack of stats in ATL that's all I can tell you. Basically, Raptors = good
Lou triple gives the Raptors 32 first-quarter points, puts them up by 10 late in the frame
Raptors: Basically, they don't make help mistakes, have simple sets that work strengths, release valves when those fail, and they work hard.
Bully Kyle Lowry takes “Schrooder” to post-up school. The stats are not working here in Atlanta, but Raptors starters playing well.
DeJuan Blair is about to check in for the 1st time since Nov. 7 loss to Raptors.
The high point total for any Magic opponent in a half this season is 59 points (Raptors). The Warriors are about to shatter that.
Coach Bud's three basic takeaways from opening night vs. Raptors: - Rebound better - Keep them off FT line - Take care of the ball