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A dumpy Caribbean place has opened downstairs in our office. I declare myself the victor of life.
It would be amazing if two different teams charged the Jays with tampering. Our cable bills are gonna SKYROCKET.
All-star game proposal: East plays West's second team for right to play West's first team. Winner splits $12-million pot.
LRT: It's possible we are not totally post-racism here in Canada.
There have been an approximate 931 deuces in this game.
Potential Australian Open classic setting up right now. Serena's in tough. Some great rallies.
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
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"
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.
Solid outing and a valiant response to Casey's strong words. Much-needed bounce-back from DeRozan. Still things to correct on D
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?
Topes win! Topes don't convince, but he they win. 114-110.
Late 3 and a foul (ft) for Detroit. Cuts Toronto lead to two. Free throes for ross good. Raps up 4
Ruh roh. KCP has a chance for a four-point play. Raps up 2. Ross will shoot 2 with 10.7 left.
Career-high 35 points for D.J. Augustin, a guy I still have difficulty referencing as "former Raptor"
Career high for DJ Augustin: 35.
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.
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.
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
Patterson flies in for his 6 rebound (4 of them coming in 4th). He's now grabbed 41 and counting in last 4 games.
Great job by DeRozan to get KCP to bite on a pump fake. Shoots 2.
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
Raps up 103-99 with 128 seconds left. Lowry's made questionable decisions last two possessions.
DeRozan with 6 FTA tonight. Still below pre-injury average but double his combined total from previous 3 games. It's a start.
The Pistons' first foul of the Q, on the other hand, comes 8:21 in.
There's number 5.
Raps have four team fouls through 2:19. Ungood.
JV quickly picks up fourth. It's Chuck time!
Valanciunas starts fourth quarter. Hasn't sat in second half.
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
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.
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
Not to be an alarmist, but Lowry is still shaking out that right arm/shoulder.
DeRozan just got fouled while attacking rim. Believe!
Lowry is back out there. False alarm.
D.J. Augustin vs the world. 27 points on 16 shots (10/16 FG, 5/8 3P) in 25 minutes (4 rebounds, 4 assists)
Lowry has hurt hand or arm going for steal off of DET rebound. Favouring it heading into timeout. Raps up 5.
Kyle Lowry just jammed his right shoulder and appears to be in some discomfort. He's on the bench for now.
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
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
Double-double for Valanciunas. 16 and 10. Loves playing the Pistons, apparently.
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
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)
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
Both teams getting roughed up around the rim. Pistons have scored 32 of their 53 1st-half pts in paint - most it: Augustin/Monroe
I swear the Raptors game ops are cheeping out with all these heritage night halftime shows. Where the hell are the dogs?
D.J. Augustin is doing a great job of helping the Pistons get over the Jennings loss. He has 18 to lad all scorers.
DeRozan shooting slump is also history. He's 5-for-8 from field for team high 13 points.
Raps up 58-53 at the half. Pistons slow start is history. Raps are going to have to work for this one.
Despite 33 between Augustin and Monroe, Raps up 58-53 at half. DeRozan has 13, JV 12-6.
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
Lowry is having an awful lot of trouble staying in front of any guard these days.
Nice to see James Johnson in a game.
James Johnson (remember him?) checks in for the first time tonight, should close out the half (3:10) with the starters (minus Vasquez)
Hey, it's James Johnson!
Raps went up 7 in q2. Detroit fought back again. Tied the game. 3:28 til half pistons now up 48-47
I have heard nothing of JJ doing something behind the scenes to get himself benched, for everybody who keeps asking about it.
Time to play, Can Tyler Hansbrough Check Greg Monroe? It's not a very dramatic game.
Casey is hell, fire and brimstone in the huddle right now. He is, uhh, non-plussed.
Raps have a 26-25 lead after a quarter. Good news they are shooting 52%. Bad news they can't sustain any separation.