Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan hits an elbow three. Was 1-for-16 on that shot in regular season.

Eric Koreen

DeRozan with an elbow 3, a shot he basically never takes.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry from 3 in first 2 games of the series: 0-for-6. In 4 minutes tonight: 2-for-2. Good sign.

Mike Ganter

Raps fans in Washington helping Valanciunas "Get up Bird" http://t.co/TclNodOpgm

Michael Grange

Lowry seems to be feeling better.

Eric Koreen

Wall waltzes by Ross with no screen. Yeesh.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry knocks down his 2nd shot of the night and first 3-ball of the series. He and DeRozan were 0-for-8 from distance to that point.

Ryan Wolstat

Took Tony Brothers 45 seconds to screw up a call. Meanwhile, Bruno doing Get Up Bird when Valanciunas scores.

Eric Smith

Could be a late arriving crowd ... But the game just tipped off in DC and there are a ton of empty seats. A ton

Payal Doshi

Bradley Beal high fives every single person courtside. #RAPTORSvWIZARDS

Ryan Wolstat

Some fans here in Washington doing Get Up Bird

Ryan Wolstat

Crowds in seats playoff rating - Toronto 10/10 Brooklyn 5/10 Washington 7/10

Mike Ganter

The lengths people will go to to see Raptors playoff basketball eh @LeoRautins http://t.co/3MmtJQvJL1

Eric Koreen

Verizon Centre is maybe 80% full during intros. Maybe.

Ryan Wolstat

Might have just called him Yoko Valanciunas.

Eric Koreen

Say this for the Raptors: They always win the mascot battle.

Eric Koreen

A lil' bit. #playoffs RT @ElizGrace: @Eric Koreen Was there booing during the Canadian anthem? I think I heard booing.

Ryan Wolstat

Jumped the gun! Wolf is now!

Ryan Wolstat

Three minutes until Wolf Blitzer.

Eric Koreen

Weird version of The Star Spangled Banner. Can't quite describe level of its weirdness.

Ryan Wolstat

If the Wizards play like that lady sang the U.S. anthem the Raptors will be in good shape.

Ryan Wolstat

Some classy Wizards fans booing Canadian anthem.

Ryan Wolstat

“Let’s go Raptors” call met with boos and “go back to Canada."

Payal Doshi

#RaptorsAlert James Johnson goes back to his regular hair colour. #rtz

Payal Doshi

The Raptors are victorious when DeMar DeRozan goes to the line 10+ times. #rtz

Michael Grange

Raptors get booed on to the floor at Verizon Center, countered by a faint-but-determined "Let's go Raptors" ...

Eric Koreen

There are a fair number of Raptors fans here, as expected.

Josh Lewenberg

Jumping on @TSN1050Radio's Countdown to Tip-off with @jimtatti @DuaneWatson at 7:45 then stay tuned for Raptors/Wizards Game 3 at 8pm

Paul Jones

Broadcast crews hanging out. Always good to see lil bro @markjonesespn heydb @jadande from earn.… instagram.com/p/14FCcqyNFU/

Eric Koreen

My guess is Hansbrough falls completely out of the rotation tonight.

Doug Smith

A wee bit removed from the action in the Verizon Center seats http://t.co/lkf32ssOWd

Eric Koreen

If the Raptors lose tonight, I'm probably just going to write about Bruno tomorrow.

Eric Koreen

I'm not sure of that rumour's origin, but a few people asked about it. Good work, somebody out there!

Eric Koreen

Apparently there was a rumour out there that Kyle Lowry wasn't playing. He is. He's starting.

Eric Koreen

The NBA is starting a game in Dallas at 6 p.m. local time and a game in Washington at 8 p.m., in case you're wondering about priorities.

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson in Tyler Hansbrough out. Expect lots of Patrick Patterson too. He’s been excellent.

Eric Smith

Amir Johnson into the starting line up ...for Tyler hansbrough. #RTZ #Raptors

Josh Lewenberg

Top priority (offensively) is getting DeMar/Lowry/Lou going. They have to make better reads out of coverage but Raps need bigs to make plays

Doug Smith

We'll be here about 8 p.m. to talk Raptors-Wizards Game 3 if you'd like to stop by: thestar.com/sports/doug_sm…

Paul Jones

There have been 2 lead changes in entire series. Both happened in 2nd qtr. Wiz had 14-2 run gm 1 and 13-0 in gm 2 #Raptors #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Starts haven't been the problem but with Wiz loading up on DeRozan/Lowry & playoff off the bigs, Amir gives them another capable shot-maker

Paul Jones

Slow starts for the Wizards they have been 1/10 fg in 1st qtr gm 1 and 1/7 1st qtr gm 2. #Raptors #rtz

Eric Smith

Tip off in less than an hour in DC. #Raptors #RTZ @raptors http://t.co/I6vGbiGlh4

Doug Smith

RaptorsMR tells us Amir Johnson starts, Tyler Hansbrough doesn't, for Toronto at Washington tonight

Eric Koreen

LRT: The Toronto Raptors can't not work blue.

Josh Lewenberg

Amir replaces Hansbrough in the starting lineup tonight, as expected.

Eric Koreen

Amir Johnson starts in place of Tyler Hansbrough, per @RaptorsMR.

Eric Koreen

Game 3. The setting changes. The Hayes pregame floaters remain the same. http://t.co/48pRmTckiv

Ryan Wolstat

Kyle Lowry's flu game

Ryan Wolstat

James Johnson has black hair again

Tom Liston

#CanTech @BNN Rise in mobile payment technology ow.ly/M5DPV feat @CartaWorldwide CEO Brian Semkiw | CW is @diffcap portfolio co

Eric Koreen

It was a good run for @Ryan Wolstat http://t.co/sdwTkFc22B

Payal Doshi

Teams that go up 3-0 in the #NBAPlayoffs go on to win the series 100% of the time. Let’s hope the Raptors pull out the W tonight! #rtz

Eric Smith

Red, white or blue "DC Rising" t-shirts draped over all of the seats in Washington. #Raptors @raptors #RTZ http://t.co/90JRutwAuZ

Eric Koreen

On Jonas Valanciunas, and a stylistic choice on the horizon for Masai Ujiri: news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/as-…

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Raptors-Wizards Game 3 playoff blog on.thestar.com/1E0aGCi

Eric Smith

The #Raptors might even have to use this tonight too. Leave it all on the floor in DC. Can't go down 0-3. #RTZ http://t.co/700BdA26UW

Payal Doshi

Cashing in on my free birthday drink @StarbucksCanada. I am just hoping the lactose free caramel macciato tastes delightful.

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry on the Raptors being written off: "Let them count us out. At the end of the day, they still have to win two more games."

Ryan Wolstat

"I'm 100%, I'm not hurt. I'm not hurt at all. I'm 100% healthy. (Lowry laughs, knowing we aren’t buying it)."

Ryan Wolstat

The players are who they are, generally me-first, get my shots bunch. They aren’t inclined to pass it to him + JV needs to be in right spots

Ryan Wolstat

Question of the day: Why is it so hard for so many of you to grasp that the Valanciunas usage issue isn’t just a Casey thing?

Eric Koreen

To be clear, the usage % thing isn't totally on Raptors; JV could to things to better integrate himself. But.

Eric Koreen

Who had a higher usage % this year: Tyler Zeller or Jonas Valanciunas? Hint: it's the one that will annoy Raptors fans.

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Raptors vs. Wizards, Game 3 game-day Dino-bytes on.thestar.com/1bBgn0r

Josh Lewenberg

Greivis: "I’m not going to back down. I might not be the greatest athlete but I will hit some big shots and I’m going to hit somebody"

Josh Lewenberg

Greivis: "You know what? I woke up this morning & I was like, regardless of the outcome, personally I think we have to show more toughness"

Josh Lewenberg

Greivis says we'll see more of the "Maryland shimmy" if they win four games in a row. So, there's that.

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson: "The odds are against us but everyone on this team believes in one another and we don’t want to go home."

Josh Lewenberg

Pat on Casey's challenge: "I wasn’t taken aback because I know I want to compete. I know I want to play for this team... give it my all"

Josh Lewenberg

Pat on Casey challenge: “It was something he felt needed to be said. All my teammates were no the plane... Everybody must want to compete”

Ryan Wolstat

Bruno haircut. Not best angle (looks like Norris Cole): http://t.co/Jc73vvywAb

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry gamely said he’s feeling great though.

Ryan Wolstat

Another thing from shootaround: Kyle Lowry wasn’t doing much on-court stuff. Was clearly sick. As one reporter put it “frog in throat."

Ryan Wolstat

Georgetown is one awesome campus.

Eric Koreen

… sorts of platitudes. Words are nice, but even more meaningless than usual. We'll see at tip.

Eric Koreen

It's tough for teams to get into specifics during playoffs, because of paranoia about opponent listening. So, we're left with those...

Eric Koreen

More general talk about desperation and the like from Raps this morning at beautiful Georgetown University.

Josh Lewenberg

Wouldn't be surprised to see Casey start Amir or Pat over Hansbrough tonight. Wiz have loaded up on DeRozan/Lowry. Need another shot-maker

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry said he’s fine. Just has to stay in game. Said hasn’t been that bad (other than shooting) when in. Casey said everyone got on plane.

Michael Grange

Lowry: "I'm 100% healthy. I understand the questions ... I have to pick it up, simple as that."

Eric Smith

Game day shoot around is underway at Georgetown. @raptors #RTZ #Raptors http://t.co/lIvg4MKKur

Michael Grange

Nice setting for Raptors shoot around http://t.co/X2DBR3QKFq

Tom Liston

#CanTech @CartaWorldwide CEO Brian Semkiw on @BNN today at noon. Topic: Apple Watch and mobile payments. Carta is @DiffCap portfolio company

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Wondering if the Raptors believe what they say on.thestar.com/1PuKdlC

Eric Koreen

From @SeanFitz_Gerald, the Raptors are searching for swag or confidence or another synonym news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/tor…

Eric Koreen

Again, I spoke with @John Schuhmann about JV's value and @Holly MacKenzie pretended she could hear me on this week's Post-Up news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/tor…

Josh Lewenberg

On Casey's message to his players ahead of Game 3 and a desperate Raptors team hoping to save their season: tsn.ca/raptors-adopt-…

Ryan Wolstat

Pellies losing like that takes some pressure off Raptors who are no longer team rest of league is laughing and pointing at.

Eric Smith

He/his teammates acknowledged it over the last couple of days. But I anticipate a battle tonight & a return to form twitter.com/kaylacharris/s…

Eric Smith

3 things: Steph was fouled too (no call). Dell's reaction is great. How/why did NOLA not foul before 3pt (2 vs 3)? twitter.com/nba/status/591…

Ryan Wolstat

Turns out turning Warriors-Pellies off with like 35 seconds left in fourth was a bad call! I thought Pels had survived epic collapse.

Payal Doshi

Steph Curry just makes me speechless! #Splash