Ryan Wolstat

Patterson nails a three, gives a little bump to Caron Butler, Jonas Valanciunas’ arch-enemy. Butler keeps walking.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors saying Fields is receiving stitches to the back of his head. Done for the night.

Ryan Wolstat

Pistons score and PA guy woofs (I think). He’s right, they are a bunch of dogs.

Paul Jones

#Raptors pick up d in 3rd qtr hold Detroit to 7/20 at 35% outscoring them 29-18. "big science" JV with 11 pts on 4/5 from floor #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Big 3rdQ. Raptors out-score Detroit 29-18 in the frame. They had 9 assists on 12 FGM (50%), forcing 7 turnovers and holding Pistons to 35%

Eric Smith

Patterson about 3 tenths of a second too late on the Q3 buzzer beater. the #Raptors instead go to Q4 leading 81-70. #RTZ #Pistons

Michael Grange

That was a ridiculous pass by Lowry on that 'oop to @Patrick Patterson Wow.

Ryan Wolstat

Greg Monroe cannot guard Valanciunas down low. Neither can Josh Smith. Drummond hasn’t been able to either.

Paul Jones

The #Raptors are at it again. Choking the Pistons in the 3rd quarter outscoring them 23-9 holding them to 4/14 from field #rtz

Eric Smith

23-9 #Raptors in Q3. #Pistons now down 75-61. Toronto getting 8 PTS In Q3 (13 total) from Valanciunas. #RTZ 3:33, Q3.

Ryan Wolstat

Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry James Johnson and Terrence Ross are destroying the Pistons.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors doing their thing, on a tear to begin second half. 23-9 in third quarter. 45-20 run going back to late 2ndQ. Toronto lead is 14

Josh Lewenberg

Fields may be most well-liked player in the Raps locker room. Emotional, scary moment for the team. Freak play led to dangerous fall.

Ryan Wolstat

And here’s the final version of my new Raptors logo story: torontosun.com/2014/12/19/new…

Ryan Wolstat

From earlier today, the Raptors won’t miss Rajon Rondo and Lou Williams thinks he and Monta will thrive: torontosun.com/2014/12/19/rap…

Ryan Wolstat

We the North the latest chant here.

Josh Lewenberg

Trainers help Fields up and to the locker room, holding a towel to his head.

Eric Smith

Fields after 3-4 min on the floor, sits up. Fans chanting Landry, Landry. As he leaves the floor with ice on the back of head/neck.

Ryan Wolstat

Looks like Fields is bleeding from back of head. Helped to the locker room with fans chanting his name.

Eric Smith

Fields just took a nasty fall; went to contest a Singler 3PT. Went flying over Singler on the up-fake. Came down awkward & hit head/neck

Josh Lewenberg

Entire team standing around Fields, who remains sprawled out on the court. Fans chanting "Landry, Landry". Scary moment.

Ryan Wolstat

Landry chant breaks out here at the Palace.

Josh Lewenberg

Fields takes a hard and scary fall attempting to close out on a Pistons shooter. He's still down, motionless. Trainers taking a look

Ryan Wolstat

Landry Fields with the two-handed facial. To quote the Swirsk: “Oh my goodness.” Then Fields goes down awfully hard. Still down.

Paul Jones

Halftime at Palace was great George Clinton funking da house 1nation under a groove, atomic dog flashlight #boyudontknowmusic @Rick Mahorn

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry turnaround jumper and we do believe: giphy.com/gifs/basketbal…

Ryan Wolstat

Pistons game ops favour Gangstarr. Thumbs up.

Josh Lewenberg

Ross gives the Raptors their first lead of the game early in the second half before hitting another on the next possession to increase it

Ryan Wolstat

George Clinton bringing the funk http://t.co/FZRMqrvgcl

Josh Lewenberg

Pistons w/ 17 ast on 24 first-half FGs and only 2 turnovers. 1-for-9 from 3P range hurts. Raps with twice as many FTA (9/10 to DET's 3/5)

Eric Smith

After trailing by 5 after 1 QRT...and falling down by as many as 11 in the 1st half, the #Raptors go into the half tied at 52. #Pistons #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Tied at 52 going into the break. Raptors have never led but closed the half strong (22-11 run). Lowry leads all scorers with 11

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors and Pistons even at 52 at the half. Not the best, not the worst we’ve seen #analysis

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors closing the gap as first half winds down. Much better stretch, now within 3. Again, second unit (featuring Hayes) getting it done

Eric Smith

49-46, the #Raptors have cut the #Pistons lead to 3. Q2, 3:03 to go. #RTZ

Paul Jones

Det doing good job in s/r situations. Drummond getting good looks and Pistons getting into lane 36 of 49 pts r in paint. #raptors #rtz

Eric Smith

49-41 the #Raptors trail the #Pistons with 4:48 to go in Q2. Detroit shooting 53.5% FG. Monroe topping all scorers w/ 10. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Been talking about this re: Fields recently. Hayes had played 17 mins in 2 gms during December before getting nod today. Making a difference

Ryan Wolstat

Chuck Hayes, you’re a pro. Hayes rode the pince for past four games, enters this one and immediately makes an impact.

Ryan Wolstat

Meeks just caught Lowry with an elbow. Lowry basically shrugged, eyes wide, then tried to swipe at him when he drove by him.

Josh Lewenberg

First action for Chuck Hayes in 5 games. He's in to wrestle with Greg Monroe. Could see him on Drummond too.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors fans helping Pistons? Detroit’s lost 11 straight at home, but this must feel like a bit of a road game for them.

Eric Smith

9:46 to go in Q2, the #Raptors trail the #Pistons 37-28. Toronto playing sloppily and Detroit playing with confidence as a result. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Pistons score 6 of the first 8 2ndQ points, extend lead to a game-high 9. Quick timeout for Casey and the Raps

Ryan Wolstat

Amir on Masai’s bus ride: "Masai's great. To have a GM do something like that, that's unheard of. Masai's a great GM. We all love him."

Eric Smith

another poor 1st qrt for the #Raptors. Detroit leads 31-26. TOR's 1 on 1 D was not good in Q1. #Pistons shooting 52% FG. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have been fortunate to get away w/ some ugly starts vs bad teams. Testing their luck again tonight. Pistons (52%) up 31-26 after 1Q

Ryan Wolstat

Lousolation adapted for Auburn Hills features an unexpected dump-off to Tyler Hansbrough. Casey will be mad these Pistons dropped 31 in 1st.

Ryan Wolstat

Jennings tries hard but he’s just not a starter.

Eric Smith

25-22, the #Raptors trail the #Pistons with 2:33 to go in Q1. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

With all of today’s excitement, I nearly forgot that George Clinton would be bringing the funk at halftime.

Josh Lewenberg

Looked like Amir tweaked something, maybe ankle. Patterson comes in for him as he tries to walk it off behind bench. Trainer looking at it

Ryan Wolstat

Cancel that, Amir went half-way to the room, turned around, now standing behind bench.

Ryan Wolstat

Amir going to the locker room with training staff.

Ryan Wolstat

Amir hobbling around a bit, trying to walk off another knock. Looked like ankle. Patterson in for him.

Josh Lewenberg

Thunderous MVP chants for Lowry at the free throw line courtesy the Raptors' faithful here in Detroit

Ryan Wolstat

Loud MVP chants for Kyle Lowry as he goes to the line at the Palace. Some Pistons fans boo.

Paul Jones

JV's challenge tonight will be running the floor with Drummond. #Raptors #rtz

Eric Smith

13-8, the #Raptors trail the #Pistons with 6:48 to go in Q1. Ross 0/5 for Toronto. Raps overall, 4/15 FG (26.7%). #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Brandon Jennings has always been an erratic player but has reached new levels of terrible as Piston. Shooting 24% in December.

Ryan Wolstat

This is like a Final Four college game. Fans equally loud for both teams.

Josh Lewenberg

Amir becomes 7th player in franchise history to reach 400 gms as Raptor. DeRozan would've gotten there 1st if not for injury - stuck at 399

Ryan Wolstat

Amir looked at his jersey before the game: “I guess these are going to be throw-backs."

Paul Jones

For sure...with my flashlight... lol gonna be dancing...lol "@therunawaymusic: Apparently, @Paul Jones WANTS the funk!"

Ryan Wolstat

Asked someone in the know here: “What’s up with the Pistons?” “They’re bad.” And that was the conversation. Sums it up.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai said he was teaching fans on the bus Liverpool chants, adapted for the Raptors. Said it was a great ride.

Ryan Wolstat

Sweet new scoreboard here at the Palace. Unfortunately, progress has reached Auburn Hills and media has been moved back here too.

Paul Jones

Gonna stay in my seat at halftime st the Palace #Raptors v Pistons. George Clinton to perform at halftime #fridaynightout #oldschool

Eric Smith

My guesstimate at fans in detroit now stands at close to 500. #rtz #raptors #WeTheNorth

Doug Smith

We're here talking Raptors-Pistons if you want to stop by: thestar.com/sports/raptors…

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors new primary logo will be the one with red circle, silver ball, white lettering, black background. Black/gold version is alternate

Josh Lewenberg

Amir on Masai: "That shows you he's all in. He's 100% about this team and winning. To have a GM do something like that, that's unheard of"

Josh Lewenberg

Masai & members of front office surprised a bus of Raps fans, riding with them to the game in Detroit tonight - singing, trivia, free shirts

Josh Lewenberg

Amir was surprised to hear he'll be playing in his 400th game as a Raptor tonight. "Is it? 400? Wow. Its a blessing, 6 years w/ the Raptors"

Eric Smith

Masai Ujiri signing autographs in detroit. #rtz #raptors #WeTheNorth http://t.co/PqdklXR6o1

Ryan Wolstat

Of course someone else said: “They stole Vince Carter, we stole their logo."

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors staffers, including Masai, seem confident that once fans see the new jerseys (in the summer) everyone will come around to new look

Josh Lewenberg

Consensus in locker room - most players dont seem to have a strong opinion on logo, one way or another. Say colors/uniforms more important

Ryan Wolstat

Landry Fields is a fan of the new logo. James Johnson too. Amir Johnson didn’t seem to care one way or the other. Some said meh.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai also said there were two buses to Detroit. Part-way he boarded the second bus and the fans “went nuts.” Did a Q-and-A.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai told us once you see the uniforms, it doesn’t look anything like Brooklyn’s design.

Josh Lewenberg

Hearing the "claw" in the basketball of new logo, which I thought was strangely wavy, is actually "claw scratch marks". Okay then

Ryan Wolstat

Hey, the Raptors logo has claw marks on it, not an arthritic claw. Just clarifying

Eric Smith

I would guesstimate there are already about 200 #raptors fans inside the Palace. It's gonna be loud in here -- pro-Toronto. #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Patrick Patterson signs a Canadian flag at the Palace http://t.co/Q9y6Xtk1zG

Ryan Wolstat

Would say 80% of the fans here at Palace early are Raptors fans

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said he'll wear whatever they give him. Didn't seem too concerned about the new logo. Said he hadn't seen it.

Ryan Wolstat

Asked Casey about logo: "Did we get a new logo?" the man is dialed in. Hadn't seen it

Eric Smith

Hear tonight's #raptors VS #pistons game on @fan590 at 730pm ET with @paul__jones & yours truly. Pre game at 7pm ET. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Going to get reaction from Raptors on new logo. First one from DeMar DeRozan was a shrug

Ryan Wolstat

Pat Patterson hinted at this today 2 RT @Marc J. Spears: Kendrick Perkins says Rondo wanted out of Boston. yhoo.it/1CewGI0/s/7RUo

Patrick Patterson

What is your honest opinion on the #Raptors new logo?

Landry Fields

Will miss the The Colbert Report... @DrewShiller @GLiffmann thanks for the introduction years ago! #CollegeAvenueCrew

Eric Koreen

So, yeah: gold and silver, too. RT @Toronto Raptors: Now that we've got your attention... http://t.co/K58y8rSGlZ

Eric Koreen

JV remains terrible at hiding his emotions, which is both endearing and perhaps not ideal.

Eric Koreen

Re-reading my Oct. 2012 profile of JV. "Sometimes I get pissed off at myself because I'm not doing well on the court or in life."