HoopsHype Toronto Raptors Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: April 01, 2015 | 11:08 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Eric Koreen

Again, on how a '90s kids movie has inspired the Raptors' tip-off routine designed to pump up Jonas Valanciunas: news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/tor…

Howard Chen

On Clint Capela's dunks from the Raptors game, Dwight Howard jokes he'd never allow Capela to do that to him in practice lol #Rockets

Darren Wolfson

Raptors MN connections: Casey, Bayno (miss his defensive brilliance), scout Brent Haskins, media guy @jlombo07, and Stiemsma. #twolves

Josh Lewenberg

ICYMI, Raptors look inward for motivation heading into deceptively difficult home stretch: tsn.ca/raptors-look-f…

Rick Bonnell

SporthSouth will televise the April 8 Hornets-Raptors game that ESPN dropped from its schedule.

Eric Koreen

Again, on the Raptors' Angels In The Outfield-inspired tip-off ritual: news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/tor…

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Something lost with the lack of a minor league Raptors team on.thestar.com/1ECXtCk

Eric Koreen

On the Raptors' pre-game ritual, designed to pump up Jonas Valanciunas, that was inspired by Angels In The Outfield: news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/tor…

Josh Lewenberg

On Raptors white board ahead of Monday's W: "If you ain't FIRST you're last. If you're LAST you were NEVER there" tsn.ca/raptors-look-f…

Michael Grange

This list of @Toronto Raptors performances by GameScore on @bball_ref is fun ... even if DeMar's 42 is 84th -- basketball-reference.com/play-index/pgl…

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan on Raptors recent slump: "Any great movie wouldn't be good if it didn't have no thrills or drama in it. You wouldn't wanna watch it"

Jimmy Spencer

I credit Raptors fans… they’re as passionate as Heat fans. The only difference is Toronto fans aren’t as blinded by their team colors.

Jimmy Spencer

What's crazy is someone is actually going to win that Raptors vs. Wizards 1st-round matchup. One of those teams is going to the conf semis…

Ryan Wolstat

Points Per Game blog looks at DeRozan’s huge March, relaxed Raptors locker room Amir Johnson and more: blogs.canoe.ca/courtside/bask…

Fabian Garcia

Mirá el resumen de Toronto Raptors 99 - Houston Rockets 96; VIDEO: basquetplus.com/video/mir%C3%A… #NBA http://t.co/NvDlyAIxWn

Chris Sheridan

DeMar DeRozan of #Raptors goes for a career high 42 with the clincher over #NBA MVP candidate James Harden sheridanhoops.com/2015/03/31/10-…

Demian Belmonte

Estadísticas, Box Score Houston Rockets Vs Toronto Raptors: bit.ly/1MsUKzN #NBA

Kurt Helin

DeMar DeRozan scores career-high 42 points in Raptors’ win over Rockets (VIDEO) dlvr.it/9BHp9s

Pascal LeBlanc

DeMar DeRozan marque 42 points dans la victoire des #Raptors contre les #Rockets lapresse.ca/sports/autres-… via @lp_lapresse #RTZ #WeTheNorth

Mark Followill

DeMar DeRozan had 42 in Raptors win vs Rockets, still 2nd to Brock Lesnar for biggest individual performance on TV tonight.

Royce Young

Rockets lose to Raptors, Grizzlies knock off Kings, Grizzlies back to 2nd seed by a half game.

Sean Highkin

Respective fanbase reactions to games from tonight are terrific bizarro-world versions of each other: Lakers-Sixers and Rockets-Raptors.

Josh Lewenberg

That was only the Raptors 4th win when trailing after three quarters this season. They had 11 last year.

Michael Scotto

James Harden scored 31 points in the loss to the Raptors tonight. Harden has now scored 30 or more points in 32 games, which leads the NBA.

Chip Crain

Thank you Raptors! Oh Canada

Roberto Martin

Final @Toronto Raptors 99-@Houston Rockets 96. Lo definió DeRozan en los tres últimos ataques. @Pablo Prigioni 3pts (1/1 t2 y 1/1 tl)+2reb+7as+2rec. #NBA

Eric Smith

Tor beats HOU 99-96. Big win for the #raptors ... Led by DeRozan's career high 42 pts. Tied career high in reb with 11 as well. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

First time the Raptors have defeated a winning team since Feb 20 (10 straight losses). They won't face another until the playoffs.

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza could not get a clean look on his first 3. Smith gave him another shot, but Ariza's 3 at buzzer misses. Raptors 99, Rockets 96.

Sean Highkin

Raptors move within one game of the Bulls for the 3 seed.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson checks Harden on final possession, denies him the ball forcing Ariza to launch a couple tough ones. Raptors WIN

David Hardisty

FINAL: Raptors 99, Rockets 96. Tough call on the timeout, but Rockets missed two three chances for the tie.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors win. Feels a bit like a turning point. We’ll see.

Royce Young

42 pts, 11 rebounds for DeMar DeRozan, who just hit a monster ISO pull-up jumper to put the Raptors up 3 on Houston.

Payal Doshi

What a game at the ACC! The Raptors looking to close out the homstand with a win. DeMar with ties a career-high in pts & rebs w/40 & 11.

Eli Savoie

Demar DeRozan not helping Grizzlies. Missed 2 free throws with 45 secs left against Houston. Raptors lead by 1

Josh Lewenberg

This has been 1 of the most entertaining Raptors games of the season, certainly of 2015. DeRozan/Harden battle alone is worth $ of admission

Eric Smith

95-93, #Raptors lead the #rockets with 1:54 to go. DeRozan w/ 38 pts & 10 reb. Harden: 31 pts. #RTZ

Jamal Crawford

Raptors/ Rockets great game!

Tom Liston

#Raptors are 16-2 when DeRozan makes 8 or more FTs. (9-1 when makes 10 or more). Has made 9 so far tonight... #RTZ

Michael Grange

Right now I'd say the Rockets did better getting unknown Cllint Capela at No.25 than Raptors did getting unknown Bruno Caboclo at No.20.

Josh Lewenberg

Meanwhile, DeRozan had 13 of his game-high 30 points in the 3rd. Raptors trail by 2 going into the 4th. They have 15 turnovers.

Jonathan Feigen

Raptors led by seven and looked like ready to blow it open, but Rockets scored final 9 pts of 3rd, 7 by Harden, to lead 76-74 after 3.

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan has 5 of the Raptors' 12 turnovers. That matches his season-high.

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan’s inability to stretch the floor forces Raptors to give Ross dozens of chances even though Johnson is the far better player.

Tom Liston

#Raptors James Johnson +13 in 10 min tonight. +11 last game. #PlayHim #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

DeMar DeRozan (made) fast-break slam cuts Raptors deficit to 3. 3:17 remaining in the half.

Ryan Wolstat

FWIW, heard Raptors had Capela pretty high on draft board (not Bruno or Ennis high but higher than guys like Hood and McDaniels).

Ryan Wolstat

Josh Smith keeping the Raptors in this game by being Josh Smith.