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We're getting, arguably, the best Vasquez minutes of the year right now. Raps have missed a few bunnies to rob him of some dimes.
Nice sequence by GV there ... Should have had 3 straight assists.
We get: Chuck Hayes/Zaza jump ball. We’d love to see: Chuck/ZaZa bare knuckle boxing.
Chuck/Zaza jump ball is happening!
CHUCK HAYES JUMP BALL! *grabs popcorn*
Bucks are shooting 53%, still trail by 10. Raptors 11 FTA is 2 shy of their total on Wednesday. Raps +13 (15-2) in 2nd chance points
Lou Williams buzzer-beater - check. Raps drop 37 first-quarter points on the Bucks, 1 shy of their season-high for a Q. Lead is 10.
Raptors hang 37 first-quarter points on Milwaukee, fourth in the NBA in defensive rating heading in. Lead 37-27
This is not a recording: Lou makes a silly shot to end quarter. 37-27 Raps.
Terrence scoffed when we asked if Giannis/Milwaukee’s length bothers him. Sure enough, dusted Giannis with a crossover/stepback
Ross just crossed over Giannis, drilled j. Filthy.
With Hansbrough out, Folk Hero Chuck Hayes is set to check in for JV, who leaves with 12 and 5.
First quarter Chuckwagon!
Kyle Lowry seems ornery tonight. Well, ornerier.
Before the game Raptors asst. coaches were showing Bruno Caboclo vid. of Giannnis as inspiration. Raps fans commence fantasies.
Best 2-way Q JV has had in a while. Dominating boards, overpowering Bucks inside. Biggest/strongest on the court tonight - playing like it
Kyle Lowry has five first quarter rebounds, or, what that other, 7-foot No. 7 used to get over entire games for the Raptors.
Jonas Valanciunas dominating Milwaukee in the early going. They are struggling to keep him off the boards.
Lowry (5) and JV (4) have all 9 of the Raptors' rebounds. Solid start for both.
Noted lightning rod Jonas Valanciunas is besting out so far.
TRoss and JV w 11 pts on 4/6 shooting to give Raps 19-7 lead at 6 min. Young bucks giving it to the Bucks. I await your applause.
Eff a trap. Raps off to their best start in a while, up 19-7.
In comes Giannis. J-Kidd fake-out.
Kidd has seen enough with Bucks trailing 17-7. Giannis about to check in.
Ross picks up where he left off. After his red-hot 4thQ on Wednesday he's hit his first 2 shots tonight. Has Raps last 5 pts. 17-7 Toronto
Amir Johnson off to a good start. Huge block and nails an open three.
Raptors first FG comes nearly three minutes in, a Lowry 3-ball, JV follows with a put-back on next possession. Early 9-3 lead
Larry Sanders is a factor defensively. Just swallowed up DeRozan there.
Hope u like errant passes.
EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE (Giannis/Bruno lives).
Kidd calls an audible. Bucks say Giannis (ankle) will dress and is available tonight after all. We'll see if he can go
Raptors now say Giannis is dressing AND available for Bucks.
Giannis is dressing and available for Milwaukee. Sweet
Nas Made You Look remains for the seventh and final game of this homestand.
Loud boos for Jason Kidd as F—— Brooklyn has staying power.
Jabari Parker’s Toronto debut. We’ll have to wait a while yet for Andrew Wiggins to come home.
I'm suspending all of you from Twitter.
Dwane Casey said something he doesn't say often about playing Bucks: "We want the tempo fast."
I just wanna Dance
Casey seems a little fatigued with daily questions about his usage of Jonas Valanciunas.
Casey said "If we're looking (ahead) to Cleveland, shame on us, we deserve to get our butts whupped.” Said Bucks are dangerous.
He actually gave me a minute-long answer about it. I feel bad about it.
Asked Casey a question about "Giannis." He heard "Jonas," and answered thusly. Sitcom?
Casey said Jabari Parker reminds him a lot of Carmelo Anthony. “He’s a big, power 3, so to speak."
No Hansbrough (shoulder) tonight. No Giannis (ankle), either :(
Tweet for tomorrow today: LeBron James has won 25 of past 27 meetings with Raptors (16 straight) and is 32-7 overall against them.
Don’t like that I’ve missed seeing Giannis twice now, once because the floor in Milwaukee was an ice rink.
Asked Bruno if he sees any comparisons w/ Giannis. He said they're diff. players, but he does look to things he does well to try to improve.
No Giannis tonight for the Bucks. Former Raptor Jerryd Bayless starts in his place.
Bucks PR says Giannis is out. That’s a shame. Looked fine at warmup and leaving the court when I saw him. Saving him for tomorrow.
Asked about "Giannis", Casey gives 1:08 long answer. Wasnt until 56-second mark that it became clear he misheard, was talking about "Jonas"
Casey preaches focus vs surprising Bucks tonight: "If we're looking ahead to Cleveland then shame on us, we deserve to get our butts kicked"
Hansbrough is out tonight after hurting his shoulder on a hard fall Wednesday vs Memphis
I hope the Raptors salute the crowd with hockey sticks tonight.
Casey says Giannis has huge potential. Mentions Pippen. But, says he isn't as long as "our Bruno."
Hansbrough out (shoulder). Bruno and Bebe both active for Raptors
Bucks (7-5) didnt win their 7th game until Dec 31 last year. Have won 3 straight for first time since Mar 2013 (3rd was an OT win over Raps)
TSN4, as far as I understand, is the regional main network in Toronto.
TSN has moved five games — vs. Dal, two vs. Cle (Dec. 5, March 4), @ Cle (Dec 9) and @ SA from TSN2 to other TSN properties, including TSN4.
Love this! If you're able to put something together to donate tonight, the wives will be @ Gate 1 to collect them :) http://t.co/W1700Imp3O
Comic book idea: Dude Diligence. His super power is making well-reasoned, prudent decisions.
Can't even get ALL CAPS right today. Man.
Regarding that piece, it's possible/probable I should have used opponents' final record, and not record at time of game. So it goes.
The 15-minute Leafs meeting appears to have been to make sure everyone speaking about salute-gate says the same thing. Teamwork!
Lupul says he's day-to-day with his hand injury ...
Thinking of bribing Raptors to grab sticks and salute crowd after next home win. My bribing ability is undercut by certain realities, though
Is this controversy Peak Leafs? I think it might be Peak Leafs.
Phaneuf: 'it was no attack on fans ... It was about changing our routine'
Leafs have been off the ice for 15 mins at MCC and room remains closed.