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Spotted @kingjames in the building for Big Z retirement ceremony
What a game in Ann Arbor.
Another huge day for Canadians in the NCAA. Wichita State sure looking like a No.1, as is Andrew Wiggins. Stauskas/Mich holding off Hoosiers
Remember when Kanye and 50 Cent had a competition to see who would sell the most records, and nobody knew who would win?
Anyway: go pizza.
Also: I have no doubt that PIZZA PIZZA wants that moment — the booing or the cheering — to bring attention. What a stupid thing to think on.
It's a silly ongoing "controversy" that the team doesn't care enough to fix, so fans should continue to be silly about it.
In other words: all mocking is of the organization, not the fans.
So the Jays' plan this year is basically Hope For The Best, right?
Melvin Ejim (48 points) and Anthony Bennett (No. 1 pick) still have CIA Bounce bragging rights over Wiggins. For now.
Slightly worried it will be a media gong show, but really hope to be covering Kansas at Final Four in Texas next month.
I’m missing Wiggins going Full Wiggins today, apparently. Bad day to travel. Still think he goes No. 1, going to be so much better in NBA
En route to Minneapolis. Important trip for Raps. Tough matchup vs physical, high-scoring T-Wolves team, big game v Nets on 2nd night of b2b
Terminal 3 remains horrible. Wifi horror delaying the PPG. Coming later from Minny.
I ripped Rogers for not spending a tiny bit more to give Jays a chance, so only fair to give them credit if Santana deal happens.
Morning world.. Stay blessed..
That concludes 17 Hours Later: Thoughts On A Raptors Win Over The Kings
Also, credit to Casey for putting Amir on DMC to start, not JV. Allowed everybody best opportunity to get into the game.
After game last night, one of ex-Kings came up to me, put hand on shoulder: "See, it wasn't personal. We just needed the win!" Big smile.
Officially predicting Raps finish 47-35. Boy, those final six games are nice and soft: @ MIL, PHI, NY, @ DET, MIL, @ NY
No truth to rumour that in honour of @BeezerSun's impending marriage, Rogers is going to spend money on a baseball player today.
Still amazing that Lowry/DeRozan shot 6-for-24 last night, and Raps blew out a team they historically have trouble with.
To all the ladies out there: Happy International Women's Day. Fellas, take a moment to appreciate those in your life - family, friends et al
Happy Women's Day
Good morning world.
The Salmons thing was me just hearing the bad audio wrong. Thought Salmons, a very religious man, swore in appreciation of Ross' abilities
Nearly had a great moments in transcribing horror show involving John Salmons. HE would not have been happy if the misquote went to print
Next stop, the original home of the Lakers.
Lots of praise for Ross post-game. "I had no idea he could shoot like that… At times it seems effortless to him"- Patterson
Meanwhile, Terrence Ross again opined on the Trailer Park Boys. Is worried the upcoming work won’t be as good because of deaths/defections
Valanciunas said getting to 56 wins would be asking a lot (winning remaining 22 games). Then dropped another Borat.
Patman: "We all have friends on that team… We have to treat them like they’re the villain and we’re the superhero, pretty much"
Patterson: "I thought the way that we approached the game last time was too friendly, too cool, too lackadaisical, too laid-back"
Salmons said they knew what they had to do this time around, after getting embarrassed in Sacramento, they had a more professional approach
Salmons "I think we let go of the personal stuff. We thought were doing that the 1st game, clearly we didnt. So this time we just let it go"
Actual Rudy Gay quote: "We weren't making plays for each other and it showed on the stat sheet. Proof is in the pudding." / shuts up
“I thought that we were awful tonight.” - Kings coach Mike Malone
Patterson on playing friends in SAC: "We have to treat them like they’re the villain and we’re the superhero, pretty much.”
Salmons said ex-Kings were “just more professional this time around.” Not worrying about revenge factor
Topes win! 99-87. I am a prophet.
Aaaaaand the fans embarrass themselves again! (Some fans)
I LOVE THIS ARENA.
YES YES YES YES
99-87. WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Raptors match last season’s win total, move eight games above .500 for first time since April of 2007
Raptors will pick up victory #34, matching last season's win total in 60 games. Still 22 to go.
This is going to end with Raptors fans booing because they don't take a final shot to aim for pizza.
This one is done, spiritually speaking.
Valanciunas impressive tonight against Cousins. Taking him down low and beating him with some nifty footwork
DeMar DeRozan has recorded 4+ assists in a career-high matching 6 straight games. He has 5 (and counting) tonight
Salmons has made some pretty crafty passes late in the last two games.
Casey might as well give DeRozan the rest of the night off. Should bring in Stone soon for Lowry as well. Wonder if Nets rest KG on Sunday
Kyle Lowry draws a charge, up 21, because, of course
Barring an “Oakland game” Raptors will equal last season’s win total in about 20 minutes.
Patterson has been huge tonight. 15 pts/6 reb. He told me (check @sportsnet dot CA) that TOR had to lower the boom vs SAC & they are. 84-63
Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and even Chuck Hayes giving it to their old team. Greivis only one of four struggling
SALMONS TO PATTERSON ALLEY-OOP DRINK ALL OF THE DRINKS
Ross had 9 of his 15 in the 3rd (3/4 from three in the Q), Patterson 7 of his 13. Pat has hit 5 of 7 FGA tonight, 3 of 4 from distance
Raps outscored Kings 29-19 in the 3rdQ, holding Sacto to 6/15 shooting and forcing 8 turnovers. Their 80-63 lead is the largest of the night
As talented as Cousins and Gay are - and few have their natural gifts - if your best players aren’t reliable every night, hard to be good.
Raps with that 2:11 by five. Huge. They're up 80-63 after three.
Sacramento’s record seems well-earned. Cousins is as mercurial as they come.
Two great defensive plays by Chuck Hayes on Cousins. Cousins frustrated, fails to run back, allowing pal Patrick Patterson to get a outback