Tim Bontemps

Kyle Lowry & Lionel Hollins hug on the way off the court, & then Greivis Vasquez runs over, hugs Hollins & throws his arm over his shoulder

Tim Bontemps

Bruno Caboclo, the Raptors' first round pick and human victory cigar, checks into the game.

Lenn Robbins

Same old story for the #Nets..game gets tight, they get stagnant on offense..#Raptors on their way to a blowout win.. Next up, #Cavs

Tim Bontemps

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

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets are 0-8 when allowing 100-plus points.

Mike Mazzeo

The #Nets will get the #Cavs, who were blown out tonight, on Friday night.

Devin Kharpertian

Last week, I wrote about how the Nets lack any semblance of hope: thebrooklyngame.com/nets-nba-hope/ Somehow it’s gotten worse since then.

Tim Bontemps

Fans inside Air Canada Centre chanting "Brooklyn Sucks" as Joe Johnson misses all three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer.

Devin Kharpertian

“Brooklyn Sucks” chants audible on the broadcast. Joe Johnson misses three consecutive free throws. This is the nadir.

Stefan Bondy

"Brooklyn Sucks" chant now going on all over the arena.

Mike Mazzeo

If this holds, as expected, #Nets would drop to 1-12 against .500 or better teams and 10 games behind #Raptors in the Atlantic Division.

Devin Kharpertian

The one thing Deron Williams still has: many of Plumlee’s easy baskets are/were created by him. Beyond that, it’s been ugly.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets were once up 11. Now down 11. Getting dominated in the fourth.

Tim Bontemps

Since the Nets went 13-for-22 in the first quarter, they have gone 19-for-55 (34.5 percent)

Mike Mazzeo

Don't really get this lineup the #Nets have on the court, but if Jerome Jordan is gonna make driving three-point plays I guess it works.

Devin Kharpertian

JJ and JJ miss bad J’s, but then the other JJ gets a nice and-1.

Stefan Bondy

Bogdanovic hit his rookie wall. And now he's pounding his head against it.

Devin Kharpertian

Mason Plumlee is not as talented as Brook Lopez, which is what makes him more effective in this lineup right now.

Devin Kharpertian

Mason Plumlee has had back to back 20-point games this season and Brook Lopez has not.

Tim Bontemps

Good stat by @BKN_NETSPR – Mason Plumlee now has back-to-back 20-point games after having one in his first 95 games as a pro.

Mike Mazzeo

This part of the game is called hope Joe and Mason can carry us to a win. #Nets had six turnovers in the third -- D-Will four in the game.

Tim Bontemps

Mason Plumlee really has been excellent since moving back into the starting lineup. Already up to 20 points in this one.

Devin Kharpertian

Jarrett Jack calls one of the Nets plays, then pulls up for a contested midrange jumper. Why even call a play?

Stefan Bondy

At what point do the Raptors start the Hack-A=Plums?

Devin Kharpertian

Seriously, I think the most common thing ever said about Deron Williams the player is that he has problems finishing at the rim.

Devin Kharpertian

People always talk about it. RT @chrisbk80: Deron has to be one of the worst finishers at the rim I've seen and nobody talks about it

Devin Kharpertian

Which… would still be wrong. RT @smoke91: @Devin Kharpertian @SJMoss41 i think he meant eastern conference finals

Devin Kharpertian

Bad night for Deron Williams, again.

Devin Kharpertian

Whoops RT @SJMoss41: @Devin Kharpertian Jon Berry just said the nets went to 2 straight finals right after the VC trade. So yeah....

Devin Kharpertian

Plumlee & Valanciunas each struggling to guard the other at what they do best. Been a fascinating battle between the two.

Mike Mazzeo

Valanciunas is having a field day inside. Still, Plumlee should stay in the starting lineup/heavy minutes the way he's playing #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams shooting 3-9 from inside the arc. Bad running theme.

Lenn Robbins

Got to come clean.,#Drake seems like a genuinely good dude. Poses for selfies w #Raptors fans, #DrakeNight good for #NBA

Stefan Bondy

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.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets outscored 31-22 in the second quarter and trail 53-52 at the half. Plumlee with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks.

Lenn Robbins

After a 30-point 1st quarter, #Nets held to 22 in the 2nd..#Raptors take a 53-52 lead by outscoring #Nets 11-4 from the line.

Devin Kharpertian

Raptors up 1,123-1,122 in the last 10.5 Nets-Raptors games.

Tim Bontemps

Was wondering where Mirza Teletovic had been, and here he comes back into the game. Had a big ice pack on his hip.

Lenn Robbins

Based on the results, every #nets player should have a chat w Lionel Hollins. Plum w 10 pts, 4 boards, 1 assist #Nets #Raptors

Lenn Robbins

The 11-point #Nets lead is down to 44-42..#Raptors going to the line w a chance to tie. 13 free throws for #Raptors; 2 for

Drake on Joe Johnson: “he’s got my haircut. He’s too old for that haircut."

Mike Mazzeo

Oh snap. Drake reiterates he chose Brooklyn for Drake Night so the #Raptors could exact some payback.

Tim Bontemps

Looks like Drake is going to join the ESPN broadcast. We'll see if he discusses the Nets some more.

Devin Kharpertian

“Are you just showing up without any knowledge of how the game works?” #IanEagleOutOfContext

Lenn Robbins

The loudest fan in @AirCanada center is getting a signed #drake shirt on #Drakenight, which is not about #Drake, according to

Jerome Jordan’s wingspan is approximately huge-foot-ridiculous.

Lenn Robbins

Once again, @CoryJay34 enters the game and doesn't play like a rookie...great assist to @44Bojan for a 3, 33-27 #Nets #Raptors

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets put together a 30-point, 59.1-percent shooting, one-turnover first quarter. Outscored the #Raptors 18-6 in the paint.

Lenn Robbins

Very entertaining to hear a Canadian PA voice using a Spanish accent to introduce @Greivis Vasquez . #Nets up 30-22 after 1. #Raptors

Devin Kharpertian

This eerily reminds me of the first half against the Suns. That’s the good news. That’s also the bad news.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets w 13 baskets and 8 assists,,,when they play this way..#Raptors

Devin Kharpertian

The Raptors can double off Mirza from across the court all day long. That’s a sound strategy for them. Keep doing it.

Mike Mazzeo

Plumlee's athleticism/ability to finish at rim in pick-and-rolls is such a difference-maker as far as offense running smoothly.

Devin Kharpertian

I’m out RT @Stefan Bondy: Drake compared Raptors to cast of Degrassi High

Stefan Bondy

Drake compared Raptors to cast of Degrassi High: "There were 12 kids trying to co-exist...things clicked when we had a common goal."

Devin Kharpertian

I could watch Vince Carter Nets highlights all night long.

Lenn Robbins

If I could pick 1 #NBA player to walk down a dark alley w, it would b #KyleLowry. 2nd @Alan Anderson matched up tonight #Nets #Raptors

Lot of HORNS for Nets in first Q with Mirza cutting up and Plumlee cutting down. Both effective early.

Mike Mazzeo

#Nets have been executing on offense, but Deron just picked up his second foul and Mirza may have re-tweaked his hip pointer.

Lenn Robbins

#Raptors go from here to Detroit, where it;s always #Motown night!

#Drake said #Drakenight is not about #Drake. But he wanted

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.

Tim Bontemps

Drake is now doing the introductions.

Devin Kharpertian

“COACH! 'I ain’t a shooter but my clip bored’ What you think!?" “Aubrey, I’m trying to coach” http://t.co/VO3X1CRma1

Mike Mazzeo

#Raptors averaging 107.4 points per game. #Nets 0-7 when giving up 100-plus points.

Stefan Bondy

Drake: "If there's anybody I want to beat, it's the Nets."

Stefan Bondy

Drake says he is designing clothing "to adorn you."

Devin Kharpertian

“And they don’t have no award for that" “Drake, we just lost Game 7.” “Trophies. Trophies." http://t.co/p5CYtjmKxT

Stefan Bondy

Drake was asked, "why the haters gone hate?"

Tim Bontemps

Also, for the second straight year, Drake declared that Drake Night is not, in fact, about Drake.

Tim Bontemps

And that moment happened because he tried to get @Andy Vasquez to say it and he wouldn't. @Stefan Bondy had no such worries, though.

Tim Bontemps

Underrated moment of Drake press conference: him making @Stefan Bondy actually say "Fuck Brooklyn."

Stefan Bondy

After he calls Alice Cooper "she," Drake says he doesn't want talk about Puff Daddy.

Tim Bontemps

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has stopped into Drake's press conference.

Tim Bontemps

Drake appears to not know that Alice Cooper is a man.

Tim Bontemps

Drake: "If we have one rival right now, it's the Nets."

Tim Bontemps

Drake on why he chose Brooklyn: "If there's anybody I want to beat, it's the Nets."

Tim Bontemps

Drake says he was able to choose which game was going to be "Drake Night" this year.

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at Toronto Raptors, 8:00 PM sbnation.com/e/7175380 http://t.co/trfMhCUKdv

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.

Devin Kharpertian

Kevin Garnett joins Sergey Karasev on the inactive list (rest) tonight vs. Raptors.

Mike Mazzeo

The last time the #Nets used the same starting lineup in consecutive games was Nov. 30 and Dec. 2

Lenn Robbins

"Kyle has gone over the top in terms of his consistency." Lionel Hollins on #raptors PG Kyle Lowry #nets

Tim Bontemps

No KG tonight. Alan Anderson and Mirza Teletovic will start.

Tim Bontemps

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.

Lenn Robbins

"Is it a playoff game tonight or something?" Asks #raptors coach facing a throng of media #nets

Tim Bontemps

Dwane Casey says Game 7 "feels like forever ago."

Lenn Robbins

Here we go #nets #raptors on #drakenight #jayz would never go for this http://t.co/vu5CQlp5iS

Lenn Robbins

I know it's not a playoff game but where did the #Raptors fans go? Last season there were 10,000 lined up to unwelcome the #Nets. Criquets

Devin Kharpertian

Lord’s work here. RT @KennyDucey: Carmelo Anthony’s stats based on what hat he wears postgame: wfuv.org/sports/profess… http://t.co/2e4LXc3AtP

Devin Kharpertian

How the Kim Jong Stole Christmas

Devin Kharpertian

If only I had something else to do that day RT @AP: BREAKING: Sony Pictures cancels Dec. 25 release of 'The Interview'