Eric Koreen

This time, I have boldly included the correct link: on DeMar DeRozan and the free-throw line news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/26/tor…

Eric Koreen

A dumpy Caribbean place has opened downstairs in our office. I declare myself the victor of life.

Ryan Wolstat

Sitting Valanciunas makes sense often, but didn’t against Detroit and more at today’s Raptors blog: blogs.canoe.ca/courtside/bask…

Eric Koreen

A lot of nice details from @Michael_Traikos within this Phil Kessel feature: news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/25/is-…

Eric Koreen

It would be amazing if two different teams charged the Jays with tampering. Our cable bills are gonna SKYROCKET.

Josh Lewenberg

From last night: Still not perfect, but Raptors respond to coach's criticism in win over Pistons tsn.ca/talent/raptors…

Eric Koreen

HOW NICE ARE YOU NOW, PAU? RT @mangomateo: @Eric Koreen I say you toss out all the other players and have the Gasols go one on one for the cash

Eric Koreen

All-star game proposal: East plays West's second team for right to play West's first team. Winner splits $12-million pot.

Greivis Vasquez

Good Morning! Thank you God for another day to get better!! Let's have a productive day!! #Blessed

Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias!! Gracias a Dios Por Otro dia mas de Vida para seguir trabajando y mejorando.. Que tengan el mejor dia posible! #Bendecido

Eric Smith

Terrible game...but a FANTASTIC moment. We need to celebrate these gems in sports (in life) more often. facebook.com/video.php?v=10… #sutter

Eric Koreen

LRT: It's possible we are not totally post-racism here in Canada.

Eric Koreen

One last time, from the weekend, my feature on a week in the life of Raps veteran Chuck Hayes: news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/23/a-w…

Eric Koreen

From last night, on the Raptors' power forward spot, and trying to find the right fit next to Jonas Valanciunas: news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/25/tor…

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Three things from one Raptors game, as usual on.thestar.com/1tg2YlO

Eric Smith

Happy Birthday (54) to the greatest ever. #Gretzky instagram.com/p/yUaCIQI23b/

Eric Smith

Sunday night tune before Zzz's ... From 1989 ... Trent Reznor (and NIN) at his best. youtube.com/watch?v=WAGAoy… - Pure emotion. G'night.

Tim Chisholm

A little late-night podcast action for ya. It’s me on @raptorsrepublic w/ @CornerSniper talking all things Raptors: soundcloud.com/raptorsrepubli…

Eric Koreen

There have been an approximate 931 deuces in this game.

Eric Koreen

Potential Australian Open classic setting up right now. Serena's in tough. Some great rallies.

Greivis Vasquez

Happy birthday to @iluvlola -- Feliz cumpleaños @iluvlola y que cumplas muchos mas... #TeamVasquez instagram.com/p/yTbxVlJA1N/

Eric Koreen

On Patrick Patterson learning to play with JV, and whether he might eventually be better fit in starting 5 than Amir: news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/25/tor…

Eric Smith

Busy stretch for the #Raptors...5 games in 7 days...starts w/ a win today vs DET. Toronto off to Indy tomorrow...home vs SAC on wed. #RTZ

Eric Smith

saw the 'highlights' of the NHL all star game. What a joke. NBA at least plays D & tries in *Q4*. NFL/MLB...ok. NHL game today...awful

Josh Lewenberg

DeMar said he felt like himself, more than previous gms since return from injury, joked: "I almost forgot how I used to get to the FT line"

Eric Smith

Augustin career high (35) against the #Raptors ...But TOR beats DET 114-110. DET loses 2 in a row for 1st time since J. Smith cut #RTZ

Paul Jones

Unofficially over last 2 seasons #Raptors are 31-12 when DeRozan has 4+ assists. Will check that with @RaptorsMR #rtz

Payal Doshi

Coach Casey throws down the #IHOP reference and then mentions for those that don't know it's like #TimHortons.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors finally found a way to get Terrence Ross to free throw line: throw it to him when opponent has no choice but to foul him late.

Josh Lewenberg

Solid outing and a valiant response to Casey's strong words. Much-needed bounce-back from DeRozan. Still things to correct on D

Ryan Wolstat

SVG has Pistons playing hard. Raptors far from perfect in this one, but overall, a solid win. No JV is what it is, but why not ride him?

Eric Koreen

Topes win! Topes don't convince, but he they win. 114-110.

Eric Smith

Late 3 and a foul (ft) for Detroit. Cuts Toronto lead to two. Free throes for ross good. Raps up 4

Eric Koreen

Ruh roh. KCP has a chance for a four-point play. Raps up 2. Ross will shoot 2 with 10.7 left.

Josh Lewenberg

Career-high 35 points for D.J. Augustin, a guy I still have difficulty referencing as "former Raptor"

Eric Koreen

Career high for DJ Augustin: 35.

Paul Jones

2nd half #Raptors holding Pistons to under 40% from floor z #rtz

Eric Koreen

Doesn't mean it's right. But Detroit has a big and four 3P shooters on floor. Doesn't trust JV's mobility, p&r defence.

Eric Koreen

JV not playing in these moments is a story as old as time. It's not changing, regardless of how well JV is playing in any given, soon.

Josh Lewenberg

Called Patterson "The Worm" on Fri. He'll be going home to Washington this week, said mother wouldnt be happy if he dyed hair funky colours

Eric Koreen

Defence. RT @emzedee: @Eric Koreen Why is JV not in this game right now?

Eric Koreen

It's been a while since we've gotten both Final Countdown and Right Now. #gameops

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson flies in for his 6 rebound (4 of them coming in 4th). He's now grabbed 41 and counting in last 4 games.

Eric Koreen

Great job by DeRozan to get KCP to bite on a pump fake. Shoots 2.

Eric Smith

103-99 #Raptors with 2:08 to go in q4. Toronto ball coming out of timeout #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Five Raptors (JV, DeRozan, Williams, Vasquez, Amir) have attempted more shots than Lowry (8) tonight. Lowry at 9 pts, 8 ast on 4/8 shooting

Eric Koreen

Raps up 103-99 with 128 seconds left. Lowry's made questionable decisions last two possessions.

Payal Doshi

Amir Johnson with a respectable 15 points and counting. He’s doing the little things in the paint to help the @raptors. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan with 6 FTA tonight. Still below pre-injury average but double his combined total from previous 3 games. It's a start.

Eric Koreen

The Pistons' first foul of the Q, on the other hand, comes 8:21 in.

Eric Koreen

Chuck hayes goes 0-for-2 in his four minutes. I guess there goes any hope for establishing the @Eric Koreen bump.

Eric Smith

Detroit trying to make another push. 6:40 to go, the #Raptors double digit lead cut to 96-89. #rtz

Eric Smith

Love the @SportChek #myNorth campaign (in-arena & etc). But places like Burlington & Oakville too. Heck, everywhere in 905 that supports 416

Eric Koreen

Raps have four team fouls through 2:19. Ungood.

Michael Grange

Loving @LeoRautins giving some props on the broadcast to Norm Clarke; Toronto basketball royalty.

Eric Koreen

JV quickly picks up fourth. It's Chuck time!

Eric Koreen

Valanciunas starts fourth quarter. Hasn't sat in second half.

Eric Smith

The #Raptors go to q4 with an 89-79 lead over Detroit ... In spite of 29 pts from augustin. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Looking like the Raptors of old thru 3Q - 89 pts, 57% FG, 21 assists, 5 turnovers. D still a concern. Raps up by 10 going into the 4th

Eric Koreen

Raps up 89-79. Lou gave up shot at end of quarter, quick pass to PP, who kicked to wide-open Ross. He missed, but was good read by all.

Payal Doshi

Patman doing the other things as he attempts to establish his position in the paint! #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have reached 20-assist plateau for the first time in 5 games (w/ 2:30 left in 3rdQ). Lowry (7) & Vasquez (7) have combined for 14

Mike Ganter

Not to be an alarmist, but Lowry is still shaking out that right arm/shoulder.

Josh Lewenberg

All 10 of Augustin's field goals have come in the paint (5) or from three (5) #AnalyticDarling

Eric Koreen

DeRozan just got fouled while attacking rim. Believe!

Mike Ganter

Lowry is back out there. False alarm.

Josh Lewenberg

D.J. Augustin vs the world. 27 points on 16 shots (10/16 FG, 5/8 3P) in 25 minutes (4 rebounds, 4 assists)

Eric Koreen

Lowry has hurt hand or arm going for steal off of DET rebound. Favouring it heading into timeout. Raps up 5.

Mike Ganter

Kyle Lowry just jammed his right shoulder and appears to be in some discomfort. He's on the bench for now.

Josh Lewenberg

After a quiet first half, Amir has come on in the third quarter, where he's scored 7 of his 11 pts in just over 6 mins. Hasn't missed a FG

Eric Koreen

"How Rudez!" - Steph Tanner RT @NBA: Damjan Rudez explodes for 16 points in the 4th quarter to power the @Indiana Pacers past the @Orlando Magic.

Josh Lewenberg

Valanciunas records his 14 double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds and counting) 3 minutes into the 2nd half. Has 3 in his last 4 games

Eric Koreen

Double-double for Valanciunas. 16 and 10. Loves playing the Pistons, apparently.

Michael Grange

If I ever get in an argument w/ an NBA front office guy, I'll just say: "Hassan Whiteside" @Steve Aschburner): on.nba.com/1wx26Eg

Josh Lewenberg

6-0 Raptors run leads to a quick Detroit timeout less than 2 minutes into the 3rd Q. Raps up 11, their biggest advantage of the game

Josh Lewenberg

Raps outscored the Pistons in both the 1st and 2nd - 1st time they've won back-to-back quarters since Jan 14 vs Philly (span of 6 games)

Josh Lewenberg

Augustin (18)/Monroe (15) have scored 33 of Detroit's 53 1st-half points. DeRozan (13), JV (12) have 25 for Raps. Bounce back half for DeMar

Josh Lewenberg

Both teams getting roughed up around the rim. Pistons have scored 32 of their 53 1st-half pts in paint - most it: Augustin/Monroe

Mike Ganter

I swear the Raptors game ops are cheeping out with all these heritage night halftime shows. Where the hell are the dogs?

Mike Ganter

D.J. Augustin is doing a great job of helping the Pistons get over the Jennings loss. He has 18 to lad all scorers.

Mike Ganter

DeRozan shooting slump is also history. He's 5-for-8 from field for team high 13 points.

Mike Ganter

Raps up 58-53 at the half. Pistons slow start is history. Raps are going to have to work for this one.

Eric Koreen

Despite 33 between Augustin and Monroe, Raps up 58-53 at half. DeRozan has 13, JV 12-6.

Payal Doshi

It’s shaping up to be like one in Toronto with this close game. RT @MichelleDBeadle: Let's get ready to rumble!!!! #RoyalRumble2015

Josh Lewenberg

Raps offence has come to life (55% FG, 5/9 3P) but again, its coming at the expense of D (DET: 54%, 5/11 3P). Still searching for balance

Eric Koreen

Lowry is having an awful lot of trouble staying in front of any guard these days.

Payal Doshi

Awesome! RT @Hoopistani: Gallery: Sacramento Kings' owner Vivek Ranadive is in India joining Barack Obama's trip buff.ly/1JKbU5f

Mike Ganter

Nice to see James Johnson in a game.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson (remember him?) checks in for the first time tonight, should close out the half (3:10) with the starters (minus Vasquez)

Eric Koreen

Hey, it's James Johnson!

Eric Smith

Raps went up 7 in q2. Detroit fought back again. Tied the game. 3:28 til half pistons now up 48-47

Payal Doshi

Lou Williams shakes off his defender and gets the fadeaway to fall. He’s got 7 points early on for the #raptors. #rtz

Eric Koreen

I have heard nothing of JJ doing something behind the scenes to get himself benched, for everybody who keeps asking about it.

Eric Koreen

2 PG in starters has shortened the rotation. He should be playing. RT @AbdiOmerr: @Eric Koreen any idea on why JJ is barely playing anymore?

Payal Doshi

He scored a double-double last time these two teams met. RT @Detroit Pistons: Feed the Moose! Greg going to work here in the second

Eric Koreen

Time to play, Can Tyler Hansbrough Check Greg Monroe? It's not a very dramatic game.

Eric Smith

The #raptors were up 18-9. Detroit fought back. Toronto ends q1 with a 26-25 lead. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

Casey is hell, fire and brimstone in the huddle right now. He is, uhh, non-plussed.

Mike Ganter

Raps have a 26-25 lead after a quarter. Good news they are shooting 52%. Bad news they can't sustain any separation.