Valanciunas and DeRozan back to try to prevent Knicks from closing within 24.5 games of the Raptors.
The Knicks lead the Raptors after 1. The Knicks lead the Raptors at half. The Knicks lead the Raptors after 3.
Only 2 of the other 8 Raptors to play tonight (Ross, Hansbrough) have attempted fewer shots than Valanciunas, who is 3-for-4 in 19 minutes
Signs of life from Lou Williams and the Raptors' bench. Toronto, down 10 earlier in the Q, is now within 3
Raptors starters have 2 assists after 12 minutes tonight after recording 1 in 48 last night, so there's that.
Here at MSG, there have been Let's Go Raptors chants and boos of Bargnani. Also the Knicks are up seven after the first quarter.
DeRozen booed by both Knicks and Raptors fans after missing breakaway 360 dunk attempt.
Now lots of laughter from the crowd as Bargnani has shot blocked - again, can't figure out if it's Raptors or Knicks fans.
Lots of Raptors fans at MSG tonight - but can't tell whether it's pro-Raps or anti-Bargs as fans boo him at FT line.
A fairly loud "Let's go Raptors chant" around the stands as the game tips off at MSG.
Raptors fans are booing Bargnani here at MSG … at least I think they are Raptors fans.
Let’s go Raptors starts on first possession. Knicks fans boo.
Moment of silence before Knicks' game vs. Raptors. Many former Knicks posted about him on Twitter today, extremely popular within franchise.
Raptors say Greivis Vasquez will start tonight against Knicks in place of Lowry (rest).
Raptors will rest Lowry tonight
NBA says Warriors' Festus Ezeli is suspended 1 game w/o pay for initiating altercation with Raptors' Tyler Hansbrough by grabbing his throat
NBA suspends Warriors C Festus Ezeli one game w/out pay for initiating an altercation w/Raptors big Tyler Hansbrough by grabbing his throat.
Warriors’ Festus Ezeli suspended one game for “initiating an altercation” with Raptors’ Tyler Hansbrough, league announces.
Can’t see it happening, especially with four-game losing streak, but Raptors should consider resting Lowry against Knicks and Sixers.
Knicks played a double-OT game last night, while Raptors barely played. Rest advantage goes to Toronto
At Oakland, Raptors let Warriors shoot 70%, get 13 assists, just one turnover in first quarter. Yesterday, Raptors shot 5% in 1st quarter.
Dwane Casey said he started Patrick Patterson to give the Raptors an offensive punch going up against Draymond Green.
Bulls down TWolves, move 1/2 game ahead of Cavs for 3rd in East and within 1/2 game of Raptors for 2nd.
Cavs lose. Wizards lose 6th straight. Raptors getting crushed by Warriors. Good night for a Rose-less victory from Bulls.