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Kyle Lowry & Lionel Hollins hug on the way off the court, & then Greivis Vasquez runs over, hugs Hollins & throws his arm over his shoulder
Bruno Caboclo, the Raptors' first round pick and human victory cigar, checks into the game.
The fans here are thrilled with the way this one is going. Doesn't make up for the way the playoffs ended, I'm sure, but they're enjoying it
Fans inside Air Canada Centre chanting "Brooklyn Sucks" as Joe Johnson misses all three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer.
“Brooklyn Sucks” chants audible on the broadcast. Joe Johnson misses three consecutive free throws. This is the nadir.
"Brooklyn Sucks" chant now going on all over the arena.
The one thing Deron Williams still has: many of Plumlee’s easy baskets are/were created by him. Beyond that, it’s been ugly.
Since the Nets went 13-for-22 in the first quarter, they have gone 19-for-55 (34.5 percent)
JJ and JJ miss bad J’s, but then the other JJ gets a nice and-1.
Bogdanovic hit his rookie wall. And now he's pounding his head against it.
Mason Plumlee is not as talented as Brook Lopez, which is what makes him more effective in this lineup right now.
Mason Plumlee has had back to back 20-point games this season and Brook Lopez has not.
Mason Plumlee really has been excellent since moving back into the starting lineup. Already up to 20 points in this one.
Jarrett Jack calls one of the Nets plays, then pulls up for a contested midrange jumper. Why even call a play?
At what point do the Raptors start the Hack-A=Plums?
Seriously, I think the most common thing ever said about Deron Williams the player is that he has problems finishing at the rim.
Bad night for Deron Williams, again.
Plumlee & Valanciunas each struggling to guard the other at what they do best. Been a fascinating battle between the two.
Deron Williams shooting 3-9 from inside the arc. Bad running theme.
In response to what Lowry told Grantland, Hollins said "there's two sides to every story." Said earlier Lowry asked to be traded from Griz.
Raptors up 1,123-1,122 in the last 10.5 Nets-Raptors games.
Was wondering where Mirza Teletovic had been, and here he comes back into the game. Had a big ice pack on his hip.
Drake on Joe Johnson: “he’s got my haircut. He’s too old for that haircut."
Looks like Drake is going to join the ESPN broadcast. We'll see if he discusses the Nets some more.
Jerome Jordan’s wingspan is approximately huge-foot-ridiculous.
This eerily reminds me of the first half against the Suns. That’s the good news. That’s also the bad news.
The Raptors can double off Mirza from across the court all day long. That’s a sound strategy for them. Keep doing it.
Plumlee's athleticism/ability to finish at rim in pick-and-rolls is such a difference-maker as far as offense running smoothly.
Drake compared Raptors to cast of Degrassi High: "There were 12 kids trying to co-exist...things clicked when we had a common goal."
I could watch Vince Carter Nets highlights all night long.
Lot of HORNS for Nets in first Q with Mirza cutting up and Plumlee cutting down. Both effective early.
It's always fun to be back here in Toronto. Covering the playoff series between these teams last year was the most fun I've had in this job.
Drake is now doing the introductions.
“COACH! 'I ain’t a shooter but my clip bored’ What you think!?" “Aubrey, I’m trying to coach” http://t.co/VO3X1CRma1
Drake: "If there's anybody I want to beat, it's the Nets."
Drake says he is designing clothing "to adorn you."
“And they don’t have no award for that" “Drake, we just lost Game 7.” “Trophies. Trophies." http://t.co/p5CYtjmKxT
Drake was asked, "why the haters gone hate?"
Also, for the second straight year, Drake declared that Drake Night is not, in fact, about Drake.
After he calls Alice Cooper "she," Drake says he doesn't want talk about Puff Daddy.
Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has stopped into Drake's press conference.
Drake appears to not know that Alice Cooper is a man.
Drake: "If we have one rival right now, it's the Nets."
Drake on why he chose Brooklyn: "If there's anybody I want to beat, it's the Nets."
Drake says he was able to choose which game was going to be "Drake Night" this year.
Think it's now safe to say Garnett shouldn't be expected to play the second half of back-to-backs. This is the fourth in a row he's missed.
Kevin Garnett joins Sergey Karasev on the inactive list (rest) tonight vs. Raptors.
No KG tonight. Alan Anderson and Mirza Teletovic will start.
Weird juxtaposition: as Dwane Casey is talking about Game 7, a replay of it is playing on NBATV on the TV in the media room.
Dwane Casey says Game 7 "feels like forever ago."
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