Ryan Wolstat

That’s the trouble with Johnson, great skill-set and potential, but tries to do too much, lacks great feel for the game.

Eric Koreen

Just so you know I'm not on the take, James Johnson has done some pretty silly things since checking into the second half. Bad silly.

Ryan Wolstat

James Johnson was great early on, terrible in this quarter, mistake after mistake after mistake.

Eric Koreen

DeMar DeRozan has 30 points.

Ryan Wolstat

James Johnson gamble = easy James Harden foray to the hoop. Casey won’t like that.

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan has grabbed 7 or more rebounds in 7 of his last 8 games. Has 9 and counting tonight. Career-high is 11. Also has 26 pts in 17 mins

Eric Koreen

Terrence Ross picks up his fourth foul. I have a joke, but it's too snarky.

Eric Koreen

Refs don't know what they're doing, so they're calling everything. Might be a good time to drive relentlessly.

Ryan Wolstat

We’ve reached “worse than MLS level” officiating now. Just horrid.

Josh Lewenberg

For now, JV sits. He just picked up his 4th foul. Won't see him until the 4th (hopefully)

Eric Koreen

Jonas picks up his fourth, and asks to stay on. Casey doesn't listen. Patterson in. The foul call was pretty crappy, I think.

Josh Lewenberg

Thinking ahead here but will be interesting to see what Casey does with JV if/when Rockets go small down the stretch. He's been excellent

Eric Koreen

This has not been Greivis Vasquez's finest evening.

Ryan Wolstat

They will not be writing odes about this Greivis Vasquez performance.

Josh Lewenberg

4 blocks for Valanciunas, also matches a season-high.

Eric Koreen

Jonas has been rad tonight against a banged-up front line.

Ryan Wolstat

Valanciunas sweet pass to Ross for three. Drink.

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan has 5 of the Raptors' 12 turnovers. That matches his season-high.

Eric Koreen

Jonas took (and made) a jumper without pump faking. Feel free to drink.

Ryan Wolstat

Wiggins looked like young Vince on that last one.

Ryan Wolstat

Rudy Gobert is the best rim protector in the NBA, statistically. Andrew Wiggins has dunked viciously on his head twice tonight. Wow.

Josh Lewenberg

Also, if you haven't seen the Wiggins dunk you're not using Twitter right.

Josh Lewenberg

Where Raps miss Lowry: W/ Lou playing well Casey may prefer to use him off ball, meaning more PT for Vasquez, who's not having a good night

Eric Koreen

CLIMBS THE STIFLE TOWER AGAIN RT @RaptorsHQ: CANADIAN BASKETBALL UPDATE FEAT. ANDREW WIGGINS REDUX: vine.co/v/OLHBDWhEMgd

Eric Koreen

Quick Change performing to Shake It Off 4eva

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan’s inability to stretch the floor forces Raptors to give Ross dozens of chances even though Johnson is the far better player.

Eric Koreen

Quick Change the real MVP!

Eric Koreen

Music cut out for Quick Change! And they're keeping the routine going. What pros!

Eric Koreen

As noted by a few followers, Ross was a -18 in that first half. James Johnson was +14.

Eric Smith

TOR goes into the half down 4 to HOU

Eric Koreen

Raps trail 52-48 at the half. Seems OK, until you remember Rockets missed 9 free throws that half.

Tom Liston

#Raptors James Johnson +13 in 10 min tonight. +11 last game. #PlayHim #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson is working his tail off defending Harden. He and Ross have pretty much kept him under control. Biggest reason Raps are in this

Eric Koreen

Rockets playing small(er than usual), forcing Amir to cover Ariza. It is not going awesomely.

Josh Lewenberg

DeMar DeRozan (made) fast-break slam cuts Raptors deficit to 3. 3:17 remaining in the half.

Eric Koreen

James Johnson's defence on Harden is improving things. Raps within 10 after DeRozan doesn't miss uncontested dunk.

Ryan Wolstat

DeMar DeRozan threw down a breakaway dunk. Progress.

Michael Grange

James Harden getting indignant about being called for a touch foul is pretty funny ...

Paul Jones

Clint Capela has some bounce!! dang!! #hops #puteminthehole

Ryan Wolstat

Hello RT @RaptorsHQ: Canadian Basketball Update feat. Andrew Wiggins: vine.co/v/OLXFQlEheB9

Ryan Wolstat

These refs worked the TFC game on the weekend, right?

Eric Koreen

A tech for DeRozan. This is going well.

Ryan Wolstat

FWIW, heard Raptors had Capela pretty high on draft board (not Bruno or Ennis high but higher than guys like Hood and McDaniels).

Josh Lewenberg

Again, Raps having difficulty defending the pick and roll/guarding the rim. Rockets are outscoring them 22-10 in the paint, lead by 7

Ryan Wolstat

Josh Smith keeping the Raptors in this game by being Josh Smith.

Eric Koreen

Lou just posted up Nick Johnson for about seven seconds, and took a turn-around 16-footer. It went in, natch.

Ryan Wolstat

I dropped that Kurtis Blow reference other day and now (no long ‘Lil) Bow Wow is here at Raptors game. At least they didn’t play his version

Payal Doshi

#TheSwiss Clint Capela has found his power game with two massive dunks that got the bench up out of their seats for Houston.

Josh Lewenberg

Too early to award Clint Capela Raptor Killer status?

Eric Smith

Sloppy start for Toronto. Strong(er) finish. #Raptors go to q2 Tied with the #Rockets. 27-27. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors end the 1st Q on a 17-8 run to tie it up at 27 going into the 2nd. Lou has 8 pts on 3 shots in 5 minutes off the bench. Harden w/ 9

Eric Koreen

Raps bench does Raps bench things, and we're tied 27-27 through a frame. Lou has 8.

Josh Lewenberg

Capela is as raw as they come but athleticism is no joke. Has looked good in pick and roll. Just dunked on Patterson.

Eric Koreen

Get yourself on ESPN, Clint Capela!

Ryan Wolstat

Remember those Baby Ibaka comparisons for Clint Capela? Looked a bit like Ibaka on a posterization.

Eric Koreen

Clint Capela has long arms and can jump high. #scouting

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson into the game. He'll take the Harden assignment from Ross, who did a decent job in opening 8 mins

Ryan Wolstat

One of best passing plays in a while for Raptors. James Johnson didn’t force the issue and found Lou Williams for three.

Eric Koreen

James Harden just James Hardened Terrence Ross.

Josh Lewenberg

One helluva pass from Ross to Valanciunas for the open lay-up. Go ahead and frame this tweet.

Payal Doshi

Patrick Patterson and DeRozan talk strategy prior to the JV throw down from T-Ross. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Amazingly, Capela (who worked out for Raps before last summer's draft) was 0-for-11 from the field, 0-for-8 from the line before that dunk

Josh Lewenberg

Rockets rook Clint Capela recorded his 1st NBA pts (alley-oop dunk) vs Raps. Had missed his first 10 shots in 20 mins coming into the game

Eric Koreen

Raps on pace for 30 turnovers, give or take.

Payal Doshi

Pregame in the #Rockets locker room Nick Johnson and K.J. McDaniels were getting ready to tonight’s game playing a little #playstation.

Eric Koreen

Joey Dorsey has been denying Jonas positioning in the post. Jonas has taken no shots through 4:40, with zero meaningful touches.

Michael Grange

Raptors turned it over 25 times when they lost to Houston in Feb; have 3 in 4:40 so far. Plus shooting 1-of-5. Lucky to be down just 10-4.

Josh Lewenberg

Raps had season-high 25 turnovers in last month's meeting w/ HOU. They've committed 3 in 4+ minutes, forcing Casey to burn an early timeout

Ryan Wolstat

Just about five minutes into the game and James Harden has yet to shoot a free throw. Must be some kind of record.

Eric Koreen

Two early swats for JV. The Raptors offence looks less than good.

Ryan Wolstat

To prove I’m not always negative - calling a Raptors win over Houston tonight.

Josh Lewenberg

Herbie has the night off so the TFC PA guy is here instead. That's gotta be a good omen, right?

Eric Koreen

The TFC PA announcer is here in place of the absent Herbie.

Eric Koreen

It's Gonna Be A Great Night, Part 2: Quick Change is here!

Eric Koreen

Pre-game Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It's gonna be a great night.

Josh Lewenberg

Jumping on @TSN1050Radio's Countdown to Tip-off with @jimtatti and @DuaneWatson, looking ahead to Raptors/Rockets

Michael Grange

ICYMI -- Casey says that Lowry (back) wouldn't play tonight even it was a playoff game "he's not sore, he's hurt."

Eric Smith

2 beards are better than one! Had to grab a cheesy pic as I waited to go on @Sportsnet. #rtz instagram.com/p/03oSg5I285/

Josh Lewenberg

So, it's not just a precautionary/rest thing for Lowry. It's the injury thats keeping him out. Raptors don't have a timetable for his return

Payal Doshi

"Every year two of three guys have phenomenal years. This is his year," - Coach McHale on Harden. #Rockets

Ryan Wolstat

Casey said Lou Williams has done good job at point. They'll need him for a while with Lowry out. Takes away from his scoring though.

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said if tonight's was a playoff game, Lowry probably wouldn't be able to play. "He's hurt. It's not just something where he's sore"

Eric Koreen

Casey said if this were a playoff game, lowry (back) would probably not play. Should let you know how far away he is

Ryan Wolstat

No Lowry for Raptors and no timetable for return

Ryan Wolstat

From today’s Sun, Duke returns to Final Four, Gonzaga’s dream season ends just short and more: torontosun.com/2015/03/29/duk… http://t.co/GBU1RXr2Dc

Eric Koreen

There is a scenario in which this is the last time the Raptors play a +.500 team until the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

Josh Lewenberg

Still, Raps remaining sched is tougher than most think. 6 of 8 on road in Apr. 6 of 8 vs teams vying for 7/8 seeds in East (MIA/BRK/BOS/CHA)

Josh Lewenberg

When the Raptors last played Houston on Feb 21 they had won 5 of 6 vs teams over .500. They've lost 10 straight since.

Josh Lewenberg

Tonight's the last time Raptors will face an opponent with a winning record until the playoffs. Haven't defeated a team over .500 in 5 weeks

Greivis Vasquez

Let's have a great one today!!! Que tengan un excelente dia!! #TeamVasquez instagram.com/p/03W3xMJA6t/

Landry Fields

Without a healthy knowledge of God's wrath on sin, we risk diminishing the 'good' in the "good news" of the Gospel. #HolyWeek

Eric Smith

Interesting poll from ESPN on top 30 PG's in #NBA (note: it's on "Insider"). 1-Westbrook, 2-Curry, 3-CP3.....8-Lowry. insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Greivis Vasquez

Hey @WValderrama While in Toronto you really need 2 hang out with my friends #RozandMocha on @KiSS925 you'll love it!follow @DamnitMaurie

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry is listed as out for tonight's game, by the way. No Dwight Howard (rest), Patrick Beverley, Terrence Jones or Motiejunas for Rockets

Eric Koreen

Does making purposely low-maintenance media requests make likelihood of them being filled more or less likely? Asking for myself.

Josh Lewenberg

Believe it or not: the only NBA player (min 25.0 mpg) who gets less of their points from the line than Ross (5.6%) is Rajon Rondo (4.6%)

Josh Lewenberg

JV has the 2nd worst assist rate (2.8) in the NBA (min 25.0 mpg), only Tristan Thompson is lower. Ross (6.1) has lowest rate of any non-big

Josh Lewenberg

Another interesting one... Raps starting lineup features 2 players who have the worst assist rate at their position in NBA: Ross (SF) JV (C)