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Don Cherry: right idea, wrong delivery. Inspire, don't insult. We've already delivered. Build on it.
Raptors were 6-1 against NBA teams in preseason, yet quite unhappy with work on boards. Outrebounded 76-59 on Oboards, 300-275 overall.
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Raptors 15th man Greg Stiemsma has blocked 2.8 shots per 36 minutes over his career, twice what Jonas Valanciunas has managed. 6 foulsper 36
As expected, Raptors waive Hamilton and Cherry, keep Stiemsma while I'm on plane. Continues find tradition of stuff getting done while I fly
Decision was always going to be based on need more than anything else. Stiemsma fills need - situational rim protector off bench
Way late with roster minutia but Greg Stiemsma is a Raptor and Jordan Hamilton and Will Cherry are not. Carry on with your lives now
No surprise, Raps hang onto Greg Stiemsma, waive Jordan Hamilton/Will Cherry, who made strong cases for themselves & should have NBA future
Raptors waive Hamilton, Cherry. Stiemsma will get 15th spot.
Masai’s keeping it real, re: Bruno/Bebe. That’s a good thing.
"They'll be practising hard, they'll be learning English, they'll be going to the D-League. Trust me, their schedule will be full."
"it's going to take a while … They love to play the game and they have the talent so we'll see if it turns out into something."
Masai on Bruno/Bebe at present: “They've shown stints of brilliance,and then they've shown sometimes that they can't play basketball."
Masai said again yesterday there was “no genius” in the Rudy Gay trade. They thought they’d sink, instead, players emerged “found chemistry"
Raptors want to get their own D-League affiliate, but it’s a mid-term goal, apparently and not happening anytime soon.
Masai Ujiri said it’s been tough to get a D-League team worked out based on location. Said "We'll have to grind it out the next year or two"
Even Schwartz's has Nash fever http://t.co/7jarHejsvM
“Was (Acy) talking out there?” DeRozan: “Man, Q’s always talking out there. He’s a jump shooter now."
"They got loud. A lot of time I couldn't hear coach, I couldn't hear our guards running plays. Just kudos to the fans.” Johnson on crowd
“Different roles for different players, if coach is happy, I’m happy,” James Johnson
Lowry on the crowd: "Unbelievable. I mean here and Vancouver, I just think it's crazy."
"Development is over, it's about production. Especially in the paint and on the boards.” - Dwane Casey on Valanciunas (and the others)
Casey: "Exhibition, you can take this record and - I can't say what I want to say. But exhibition doesn't mean anything"
Casey said he wasn’t trying to show up Knicks by playing starters at end, wanted to play them 28-30 minutes
Casey praised James Johnson post-game, said despite not scoring it was his best exhibition outing thanks in large part to his D on Melo
Pre-season highlight could be Dikembe in Raptors room chatting with his old Rockets guy Lowry
Raptors win by 3, OT averted, pre-season over!!! Salut!!!!
Masai, from earlier: "We don't get a trophy for this?"
Raptors: kings of the preseason. They'll finish exhibition 7-1, best record in NBA, matching franchise best for most wins in the fall
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Valanciunas bothered Aldrich with his length, forcing bad shot, then came back, posted him up and scored easily on a nice move.
5 mins remaining. Casey going with all 5 starters down the stretch, as promised. Knicks, on the other hand, primarily with subs. Raps up 5
Think Lowry’s about to introduce Montreal to KLOE
Quincy Acy has been a force tonight. Yes, it is true. Jason Smith better not get comfortable with that starting spot.
4th quarter minutes for Raptors starting five; Casey said he'd stretch 'em out a little bit
If James Johnson is happy in this role and doesn’t fret when the points/shots don’t come, Raptors far better than last year’s version.
James Johnson has been one of the better Raptors tonight, despite not scoring a point.
The Knicks ran the Isosceles Triangle in the third quarter. The result was 16% shooting (3-for-19).
Raptors up 63-57 on Knicks after 3; trying to find scissors to use to cut down nets when pre-season ends
Raptors held the Knicks to 3/19 shooting in the third quarter, besting them 14-7 on the boards and outscoring them 25-11. They lead 63-57
Can you have the sophomore jinx in the pre-season? Because Timmy Jr. looks turrible
The Raptors have never lost to the Knicks in the pre-season (8-0).
Fisher not happy, wants to talk it over. Knicks losing their cool & I think I just caught a rare in-game Casey smirk. Raps on 21-3 run/up 10
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Prigioni gets a technical. All of the technical fouls are happening!
Angry/engaged JV > other versions. 9pts/3reb in 3rdQ after 2pts/0reb in 1st half. Think message was received. Credit Casey for sending it
17-2 run after another DeRozan slam. MTL is loving it. Raps up 55-48
Ex-Raptor Haywoode Workman is getting an earful from Raptors tonight. Letting them play. JV latest. DeRozan wanted and-one too
Correction, 10-2 run. Now 13-2 run.
We've seen former Raptor Haywoode Workman and the rest of the officiating crew correct a few calls this evening. Pre-season for refs too
DeRozan caps off 8-2 run by tearing thru the lane for the dunk. Was very frustrated at the end of the 2ndQ. Light switch on for he & JV both
10-0 run for Raptors out of break capped by DeRozan dunk forces Knicks’ Fisher to call timeout.
JV back on the floor to begin 2nd half after spending most of 1st on bench. Goes straight to offensive glass for a putback on 1st possession
DeRozan was sitting on a chair, looking angry, shaking his head, possibly muttering before post-half warmups
Sure, they may have stuff like this at the Bell Centre but NOTHING FOR BON JOVI! http://t.co/uCvy4l7Xsi