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"I don't even know who the Raptors GM is," -Jason Kidd speaking on the comments made by Raptors GM pregame.
Casey on DeRozan: "We've got to make adjustments to help him. Nobody wants to win more than DeMar DeRozan. Everyone has off nights"
"I'm going to save my money by (not) speaking on the officials." Casey
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
Casey on fuck Brooklyn: "that should represent how we feel."
Casey thought Patterson gave them best chance to score. Explained Amir's lack of burn
Casey said with Garnett hedging, Demar basically faced triple teams. Adjustments coming
Casey: "We got the kinks out. The series is not won or lost in one game"
Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game"
Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game."
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
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
'Topes lose. 94-87.
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
It took that long to foul? Raps just beat themselves as many times today as BKN did.
Can't imagine either team will have nice things to say about the shot clock malfunction
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
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.
Paul Pierce has the Nets' last 9 points. Brooklyn lead is 7, 51.5 left
Paul Pierce. Good even when he doesn’t travel.
Pierce with three daggers now.
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
Well, I don't think anybody thought the GM would curse or the shot clock would stop working.
Lots, lots, lots of factors at play. But when everyone was asking about playoff experience, this was the exactly the game that was feared.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn has brought the D late. Lockdown mode.
I’m not sure I’ve seen worse reffing. I probably have, but atrocious at either end.
DeRozan isn’t coming hard off of off-ball screens or working to get open. Nets in his head in halfcourt sets.
As solid as Raptors were in fourth quarters of games (better than anybody) if those fourths were close, they stunk.
Inexperience is starting to shine through here. Raps aren’t executing.
Nets finally drill a 3: Pierce. 82-76 Nets with 2:57 left.
"Five, four, three, two, one, horn"- Herbie. Raptors shot clock violation
Paging DeMar DeRozan ….
Lowry's second drawn charge of the game
These refs stink. Might as well flop.
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.
Best Raptors today (in this order): Lowry (first playoff game in 5 years), JV (1st playoff game), Vasquez (1st meaningful playoff mins)
Nets: 3-for-23 from 3. Raps only 6-for-17, but those are nine huge points.
Raptors subbed late, refs weren’t going to allow Valanciunas to sub in, but Kidd timeout takes care of that.
TFC’s Bezbatchenko still standing
Chuck Hayes is eating up minutes that should be Amir's. If he were right, this wouldn't be happening.
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.
Lowry finds Patterson on the break to tie the game and again, this place is going crazy
To his credit, great defence by DeRozan on ISO-Joe sets up big dunk other way.
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
This shot clock thing is making the Raptors look horrible. Bad luck, but return to U.S. TV going poorly
Reminder: Toronto was by far NBA’s best fourth quarter team this season. +195
"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
Officials actually appear to be reviewing Lowry buzzer-beater… how? Beats me.
Heading into fourth, Raptors should be feeling very good, Nets very bad. Brooklyn should be up big. Raps have 17 TO, DeRozan/Amir AWOL
Kyle Lowry nails a three at the buzzer (and good luck reviewing that without shot clocks). Raptors trail by 5 going into 4th
Lowry with a big three right before the end of the third. Raps close gap to five.
Lowry drills a big 3 at the buzzer. Nets up 67-62 after 3.
Unless DeRozan does something in the fourth, this is the worst playoff debut for a Star Raptor ever
17 rebounds for JV, a franchise playoff record, besting previous mark set by Keon Clark (formally of the Raptors, currently of prison)
That clock delay has killed the Raptors momentum and smarts. Everything is one-on-one now.
Have to think the lack of clock kept Lowry from launching a 2-for-1 3.
Wondering why it's necessary to remind NBA players that each possession begins with 24 seconds
DeRozan's first career playoff field goal comes 33:30 into Game 1. He had missed his first 8 shots
DeRozan with his first bucket from the field. Yes, overdue.
DeRozan's first FG comes with 2:35 left in third.
Raps down 61-57 with 3:04 to go. Patterson in for Amir.
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
What if Herbie's microphone didn't work?
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.
This is the dumbest.
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'
"24"- PA-man Herbie says to begin every possession. FUN!
Apparently Herbie is just going to announce "twenty-four" at start of each new possession.
Play will resume sans shot clocks. Game time will be announced on the PA, I guess
We're back playing. The clocks aren't working. The clocks on the baseline are not working, either.
The shot clock malfunction is having everyone focused on some entertaining bloopers on the jumbotron.
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.
Good news: time for more bloopers.