Payal Doshi

"I don't even know who the Raptors GM is," -Jason Kidd speaking on the comments made by Raptors GM pregame.

Eric Smith

"You gotta tell me who the GM even is..." -- Kidd, again when a follow up questions is asked about Ujiri's comments. #rtz #raptors #nets

Eric Smith

Kidd re: Ujiri pre game comments...said it didn't affect his team. Adds: "I don't even know who the (Toronto) GM is." #raptors #rtz #nets

Paul Jones

Thanks Pete. Thanks for tuning in @MoBroPete: @Paul Jones - great call today Jonesy! Well be back for game 2! Go Raps Go!"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on DeRozan: "We've got to make adjustments to help him. Nobody wants to win more than DeMar DeRozan. Everyone has off nights"

Eric Koreen

"I'm going to save my money by (not) speaking on the officials." Casey

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "I thought Jonas played big time. He grew up today". Says they'll have to look at running more plays for him in post

Eric Koreen

Casey on fuck Brooklyn: "that should represent how we feel."

Eric Koreen

Casey thought Patterson gave them best chance to score. Explained Amir's lack of burn

Eric Koreen

Casey said with Garnett hedging, Demar basically faced triple teams. Adjustments coming

Eric Smith

Casey post game. #rtz #raptors http://t.co/RYanpB22cL

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "We got the kinks out. The series is not won or lost in one game"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game"

Eric Koreen

Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game."

Tim Chisholm

BKN had shot fewer free throws than TOR until the Raps had to start fouling late. Fouls nearly even, too (BKN 23-19) considering late fouls

Tom Liston

#Raptors minus 10 in turnover differential - close that gap and it's a win. #RTZ

Tim Chisholm

I feared DeRozan would follow in Carter/Bosh footsteps a couple of weeks ago. So far not good. raptorsrepublic.com/2014/03/31/can…

Eric Smith

The #nets take game 1, beating the #raptors 94-87. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Nets win Game 1, 94-87. As the final buzzer sounds, one of the shot clocks starts working - not kidding. One of those days. G2 on Tues

Eric Koreen

'Topes lose. 94-87.

Josh Lewenberg

As much as he tried to fight it, this game hit DeRozan hard, as many feared it might. Learning experience. Raps need him to be better in G2

Tim Chisholm

It took that long to foul? Raps just beat themselves as many times today as BKN did.

Josh Lewenberg

Can't imagine either team will have nice things to say about the shot clock malfunction

Tom Liston

#Raptors Armstrong notes the officials have yet to call a BKN foul the entire fourth quarter. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

If your leading scorer and best defender do nothing, hard to win. Raptors gave it a shot, but need to be much better. Amir a huge concern

Michael Grange

Paul Pierce's thing is he'll wake you up out of a sound sleep to make sure you're looking in his eyes before choking you out.

Eric Smith

Another pierce bucket. Vasquez 3pt. Another Pierce bucket. He has taken over. 88-81 #nets with 51.5 sec to go. #rtz #raptors

Josh Lewenberg

Paul Pierce has the Nets' last 9 points. Brooklyn lead is 7, 51.5 left

Ryan Wolstat

Paul Pierce. Good even when he doesn’t travel.

Eric Koreen

Pierce with three daggers now.

Tim Chisholm

The Nets have played far from a perfect game here but have basically been in control since the tip. Absolutely nothing TOR did phased ‘em

Eric Smith

11-5 #nets run after game was tied at 73. I believe kg/Pierce have the last 7 for bkn. 84-78. Quiet all day but big in crunch-time #raptors

Eric Koreen

Well, I don't think anybody thought the GM would curse or the shot clock would stop working.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Paul Pierce - 3 steps are allowed without a shot clock. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

Lots, lots, lots of factors at play. But when everyone was asking about playoff experience, this was the exactly the game that was feared.

Ryan Wolstat

Meanwhile, Brooklyn has brought the D late. Lockdown mode.

Ryan Wolstat

I’m not sure I’ve seen worse reffing. I probably have, but atrocious at either end.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Paul Pierce is the most swaggeristic 2 for 9 shooting man going. #RTZ

Tim Chisholm

DeRozan isn’t coming hard off of off-ball screens or working to get open. Nets in his head in halfcourt sets.

Ryan Wolstat

As solid as Raptors were in fourth quarters of games (better than anybody) if those fourths were close, they stunk.

Tim Chisholm

Inexperience is starting to shine through here. Raps aren’t executing.

Eric Smith

9-3 run by the #nets over the last 3:30. Kg and Pierce, quiet all day, a big part of that mini run. 82-76, #raptors down w/ 2:57 left. #rtz

Eric Koreen

Nets finally drill a 3: Pierce. 82-76 Nets with 2:57 left.

Josh Lewenberg

"Five, four, three, two, one, horn"- Herbie. Raptors shot clock violation

Ryan Wolstat

Paging DeMar DeRozan ….

Tom Liston

#Raptors Big break there - wasn't a charge. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry's second drawn charge of the game

Eric Koreen

These refs stink. Might as well flop.

Tim Chisholm

Despite ALL the issues for TOR this game I am terribly impressed that they’ve found a way to be in a position to win.

Josh Lewenberg

Best Raptors today (in this order): Lowry (first playoff game in 5 years), JV (1st playoff game), Vasquez (1st meaningful playoff mins)

Eric Koreen

Nets: 3-for-23 from 3. Raps only 6-for-17, but those are nine huge points.

Eric Smith

6:25 to go. Game tied at 73. Whatever happened to this point doesn't matter. NOW...it's go-time. final 6 min. #rtz #nets #raptors

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors subbed late, refs weren’t going to allow Valanciunas to sub in, but Kidd timeout takes care of that.

Ryan Wolstat

TFC’s Bezbatchenko still standing

Eric Koreen

Chuck Hayes is eating up minutes that should be Amir's. If he were right, this wouldn't be happening.

Eric Koreen

#gameops Game of Thrones theme.

Josh Lewenberg

Is there any doubt that this game is coming down to a final, un-reviewable, buzzer-beating play? It's fate. Don't fight it.

Eric Smith

A 3pt by patterson and then a dunk by pp too. #raptors tie it at 67. Livingston then 2/2 ft. #nets back up 2.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry finds Patterson on the break to tie the game and again, this place is going crazy

Ryan Wolstat

To his credit, great defence by DeRozan on ISO-Joe sets up big dunk other way.

Josh Lewenberg

Chuck Hayes in the game. Told us yesterday playoffs were about mental over physical strength. He's got more than the regular amount of both

Ryan Wolstat

This shot clock thing is making the Raptors look horrible. Bad luck, but return to U.S. TV going poorly

Ryan Wolstat

Reminder: Toronto was by far NBA’s best fourth quarter team this season. +195

Ryan Wolstat

"More excited, more nervous, but it's the same game so you've got to play the same way.” Valanciuns pre-game. He has 17 rebounds through 3

Josh Lewenberg

Officials actually appear to be reviewing Lowry buzzer-beater… how? Beats me.

Eric Smith

Lowry with a buzzer beating 3pt to end Q3. #raptors down 67-62 heading to q4. #nets #rtz #wethenorth

Ryan Wolstat

Heading into fourth, Raptors should be feeling very good, Nets very bad. Brooklyn should be up big. Raps have 17 TO, DeRozan/Amir AWOL

Josh Lewenberg

Kyle Lowry nails a three at the buzzer (and good luck reviewing that without shot clocks). Raptors trail by 5 going into 4th

Mike Ganter

Lowry with a big three right before the end of the third. Raps close gap to five.

Eric Koreen

Lowry drills a big 3 at the buzzer. Nets up 67-62 after 3.

Ryan Wolstat

Unless DeRozan does something in the fourth, this is the worst playoff debut for a Star Raptor ever

Josh Lewenberg

17 rebounds for JV, a franchise playoff record, besting previous mark set by Keon Clark (formally of the Raptors, currently of prison)

Ryan Wolstat

I hope nobody sues the shot clock mechanics #raptorsplayoffhistory

Tim Chisholm

That clock delay has killed the Raptors momentum and smarts. Everything is one-on-one now.

Eric Smith

Valanciunas with a #raptors playoff record 17 rebounds. And counting. #nets up 8, late 3rd. #rtz #wethenorth

Eric Koreen

Have to think the lack of clock kept Lowry from launching a 2-for-1 3.

Josh Lewenberg

Wondering why it's necessary to remind NBA players that each possession begins with 24 seconds

Eric Smith

2:30 to go in q3, DeRozan hits his 1st fg. Deron williams back with 2/2 ft. #nets up 6

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan's first career playoff field goal comes 33:30 into Game 1. He had missed his first 8 shots

Mike Ganter

DeRozan with his first bucket from the field. Yes, overdue.

Eric Koreen

DeRozan's first FG comes with 2:35 left in third.

Mike Ganter

Raps down 61-57 with 3:04 to go. Patterson in for Amir.

Josh Lewenberg

JV's career-high is 21 rebounds, set earlier this month. He has 15 in 26 minutes, 3:04 left in the 3rdQ of his 1st playoff game

Eric Koreen

What if Herbie's microphone didn't work?

Paul Jones

JV putting in work!!! 13 pts 15 rebound #grownmanball today. #Raptors #rtz #northernuprising

Payal Doshi

Mason Plumlee picks up his 5th personal foul and got the first two in the new non-shot clock era for BKN. Announcer timing this game.

Josh Lewenberg

Nets writers having a good laugh at the expense of our Canadian technical difficulties #WeTheNorth

Eric Koreen

This is the dumbest.

Eric Smith

Game resumes with 5:46 to go in q3 and the shot clocks are NOT on. Nor are the portable ones they rolled in. Players playing 'blind'

Josh Lewenberg

"24"- PA-man Herbie says to begin every possession. FUN!

Eric Koreen

Apparently Herbie is just going to announce "twenty-four" at start of each new possession.

Josh Lewenberg

Play will resume sans shot clocks. Game time will be announced on the PA, I guess

Eric Koreen

We're back playing. The clocks aren't working. The clocks on the baseline are not working, either.

Paul Jones

Shot clocks above hoops are down. Looks like we're going old school with the shots clocks in the corners #Raptors #rtz

Payal Doshi

The shot clock malfunction is having everyone focused on some entertaining bloopers on the jumbotron.

Mike Ganter

Kid dancing with the Raptor during this timeout was good. He got so turned around though he couldn't find his way back to his seat.

Eric Koreen

Good news: time for more bloopers.