Eric Koreen

Raps first 4 games, US TV: ESPN, NBA TV, ESPN 2, TNT

Payal Doshi

What a game! Raptors vs Knicks at MSG checked off the bucket list! Can't wait for the first round match up vs Nets! #wearenorth

Ryan Wolstat

Is it wrong that I want to be there when the people that never cover the NBA try to get sound bytes from KG during this series?

Eric Koreen

Playing the Nets is a short-term bummer for the Raptors. It might be very useful for the long-term, though: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/16/tor…

Ryan Wolstat

Wonder how many Knicks writers come up for the games here?

Eric Koreen

Multiple days off before Game 1, in between 1 and 2 and in between 2 and 3. Not ideal, although NBA sked always spread out.

Mike Ganter

If there is a Game 5 it's Wed April 30 in Tor. Game 6 is Fri May 2 in Brk and Game 7 Sun May 4 in Tor (All times TBD).

Eric Koreen

Game 5 in Toronto, April 30; Game 6 in Brooklyn, May 2; Game 7 in Toronto, May 4. Those times TBD.

Paul Jones

Confirmed Sat 12:30 Tues 8:00 Fri 7:00 and Sun 7:00 time for 1st four games in #Raptors Nets series #rtz #northernuprising

Eric Koreen

Game 1 in Toronto, Saturday, 12:30; Game 2 in Toronto, Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Game 3 in BKN, Friday, 7 p.m.; Game 4 in BKN, Sunday 27th, 7 p.m.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors also play on Tuesday at 8 p.m., Fri., Sun., *Wed., *Fri., *Sun.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors/Nets sched: Game 1- Sat, G2- Tue, G3- Fri, G4- Sun (if necessary: G5- Wed Apr 30, G6- Fri May 2, G7- Sun May 4)

Eric Smith

The #raptors 1st four games are set. Saturday 1230pm. Tuesday 8pm. Friday 7pm. Sunday 7pm. Games 5-7 tbd. #rtz

Doug Smith

All official now: Raptors-Nets, Sat 12:30, Tues 8 p.m.; Fri 7 p.m.; Sun 7 p.m. and then Weds-Fri-Sun with times TBA

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors start at 12:30 Saturday

Eric Koreen

Raps sked: SAT, TUE, FRI, SUN, WED, FRI, SUN

Mike Ganter

Raps begin Rd 1 Saturday 12:30, Tues 8 p.m. and then in Brooklyn Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Eric Koreen

Well, as many Canadian NBA teams made the playoffs as Canadian NHL teams. SO there's that.

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "Experience is one thing but you’ve got to go play… it's why they play the games. Our guys are going to be ready"

Paul Jones

#Raptors Lowry on neutralizing some of Bkn's expence: play defense we play together. Vasquez said same thing & added we share the ball #rtz

Paul Jones

#Raptors DeRozan when asked what team can hang it's hat on in playoffs : we're together on both ends. Not all on 1 guy #rtz

Tim Chisholm

…BKN has players that know how to execute in the postseason and guys that aren’t phased by rnd one. First Playoffs for most Raps.

Tim Chisholm

Well, the Raps get to go against an old pseudo-nemesis in the Nets. The biggest fear has to be experience disparity…

Eric Koreen

If only the Raptors went 0-7 in OT games instead of 1-6, they'd be playing the Wiz.

Josh Lewenberg

Game 1 of Raptors/Nets will go from the ACC at 12:30pm Saturday. You can hear it live on @TSN1050Radio

Doug Smith

Sources, and they would know, put Raptors-Nets Game 1 at 12:30 Saturday afternoon

Josh Lewenberg

Both Casey and Lowry say they dont feel slighted by Nets decision to rest players, maintain they like their chances vs any opponent

Ryan Wolstat

In regular season, Raptors shot seven more free throws than Nets in the four meetings. Shot 10 more in one of the games

Ryan Wolstat

My early pick would be Raptors in 7. We’ll see, depends if the defence returns and which Deron and which Amir shows up.

Ryan Wolstat

In last meeting, bench struggled and Nets pulled away.

Ryan Wolstat

Covered all 4 meetings this yr, they were excellent. Nets stole win thanks to Rudy stinker. Then Raptors cruised. Then DWill threw ball away

Ryan Wolstat

X-factor for series? Maybe Deron Williams. Looked like a dog at times this season. Old self in last meeting in BK. Killed Raps.

Ryan Wolstat

Win or lose, this is definitely the best opponent to get Raptors the recognition franchise craves. Win and then Miami series would be huge

Ryan Wolstat

I wonder if Paul Pierce will bring his wheelchair to Toronto? Going to be some awesome flop calls in this series. Lowry’s a pro too.

Eric Smith

The #raptors lose 95-92 to the #knicks. Toronto finishes the yr 48-34. Raps host the #nets in gm 1 of the 1st rnd on Sat. (time tba). #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors drop season finale, which means little-to-nothing in the grand scheme of things. They'll finish the campaign 48-34

Eric Koreen

Raps lose. 48-34. And now, the Nets.

Ryan Wolstat

Nets have: Champ experience, Raptor-killer Paul Pierce, KG’s scowl, best DJ in league, all of the calls, Livingston’s 2-way game, confidence

Ryan Wolstat

Team payrolls per @ShamSports Brooklyn: $102.8M. Raptors: $68.6M … and Nets $30M+ over luxury tax = $$$

Josh Lewenberg

At this rate the Raptors/Knicks season finale may run into Game 1 of Raptors/Nets. Can we just host it here?

Eric Koreen

If the Raps don't attempt a 3 here, all Raps beat writers in attendance will immediately file "Nets in 4" predictions.

Eric Koreen

There's still time, Dwight Buycks.

Mike Ganter

I do believe @smithraps is going mental right now.

Paul Jones

East is set #1 Ind vs #8 Atl. #2 Mia vs #7 Cha #3 #Raptors v #6 Bkn #4 Chi vs #5 Was...Raptors Nets Sat at ACC time TBA #rtz.

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan vs Nets this season (3 gms): 22.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 50% FG, 56% 3pt. Lowry vs Nets: 22.0 points, 6.0 assists, 50% FG, 48% 3pt

Eric Smith

Indy vs atl. Mia vs cha. Tor vs bkn. Chi vs was.

Mike Ganter

Novak with two air balls. That is unheard of. Personally I believe he's saving them for the playoffs.

Eric Koreen

For @smithraps sake, I pray this game doesn't go into OT.

Josh Lewenberg

It's official, Nets/Raptors begins at the ACC Saturday (full sched TBD). They split the 4-game season series, each winning 1 on road

Eric Smith

SOME believe Nets MAY actually be best match up for TOR. Experienced yes. But slow. Avg. front court. Wiz & Cats: speed+tough bigs for TOR

Eric Koreen

Another positive: so much national media is based in New York. Shower us with your validation!

Eric Koreen

Now, all that's left is for Dwight Buycks to end the Knicks' season.

Josh Lewenberg

Average age- Nets starters: 32.4 (Nets roster: 29.2), Raptors starters: 24.4 (Raptors roster: 26.5)

Eric Koreen

Look at it this way: If Raptors can beat the Nets, they'll have definitely accomplished something, no asterisks.

Michael Grange

With Wizards looking like they will beat Boston and Nets rolling over in Cleveland; looks like #3 Raptors vs. #6 Nets on Saturday.

Tom Liston

#NBA Brooklyn - see you soon: ow.ly/vShCb

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors have young legs, considerable length advantage, in form star PG, experienced coach, home-court, better bench... still will be battle

Paul Jones

Looks like we're headed for a #Raptors Bkn first round series as Cavs lead Bkn by 25 and Was leads Boston by 20 #rtz

Eric Koreen

Also: seven-time all-star Joe Johnson vs. zero-time all-star Kyle Lowry

Eric Koreen

The rotations have changed a little bit since this, but Nets have played about 16x as many playoff minutes as Raps: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/03/12/tor…

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have 3 starters that have never played in a postseason game. Nets have 4 players w/o postseason experience on their entire roster

Josh Lewenberg

Games of playoff experience- Nets starting five: 399, Raps starting five: 24

Eric Koreen

In their four games this year: Raps 397, Nets 386.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Brooklyn Nets have scored 23 points in the last 19 minutes. Blatche -32 in 32 min of play. Superb tanking. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Brooklynnnn zuuuuh

Eric Koreen

Most of all: Kyle Lowry tries to outscowl Kevin Garnett. #Believe

Eric Koreen

So many good storylines, though: Casey vs. his old charge, Kidd; playing team that might have angled for 'em; DeMar vs. old Celts

Eric Koreen

With Nets likely, Raps should petition league to have back-to-back games vs. old squad.

Eric Smith

End of q3 the #raptors and #knicks are tied at 74. #rtz

Payal Doshi

Well, this game just became a little to close for comfort. Here at the Garden! #rtz http://t.co/h3tulBTqeU

Eric Koreen

This will all be irrelevant in 45 minutes when Raps/Nets is locked in.

Eric Koreen

13th time's a charm.

Eric Koreen

Nets W/Wiz W= Raps vs. Wiz; Nets L/Wiz L = Raps vs. Bobs; Nets W + Wiz L= Raps vs. Bobs; Nets L/Wiz W= Raps vs. Nets

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors third, Bulls fourth

Eric Koreen

I AM WRONG AGAIN

Josh Lewenberg

So Raptors would play Brooklyn with Nets loss/Wiz win, play Washington with Nets win/Wiz win, play Charlotte with Wiz loss

Eric Koreen

Sorry for the confusion. @Ryan Wolstat taught me math.

Eric Koreen

Ignore that. Wiz win + Nets win = Raps vs. Wiz. Wiz loss + Nets win = Raps vs. Bobs. Wiz win + Nets loss= Raps vs. Bobs

Tom Liston

#Raptors CHA wins over CHI. Which means its sit DeRozan and Lowry time. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

So: Washington win plus Nets loss = Raps vs. Nets. Any other results in those games = Raps vs. Bobs.

Paul Jones

With the Bobcats OT win over the Bulls. #Raptors will finish 3rd in East. Opponent could still be any of Cha Bkn or Was #rtz

Eric Smith

The #bulls lose to #bobcats in OT. So win or lose tonight, the #raptors finish 3rd in the East. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

With the win, the Bobcats are still in play for the 6th seed, should Washington lose (currently up 5 in Boston, midway thru 3rdQ)

Josh Lewenberg

It's official, with the Bulls' OT loss in Charlotte, the Toronto Raptors are your 3rd seed, await 6th seed opponent

Mike Ganter

Charlotte defeats Chicago. Raps will finish third. Now we wait to see what the Nets do.

Eric Koreen

Assuming Brooklyn loses, it will come down to Wizards/Celtics game. Wiz win and Raps play Nets. Wiz currently up 6.

Eric Koreen

Bulls lose. Raptors are your third seed.

Tom Liston

#Raptors CHA likely to win -> puts pressure for WAS to win -> BKN mailing it in = Raptors will face the Nets #CarefulWhatYouWishForBKN #RTZ

Eric Smith

The #raptors lead has been chopped to 5. #knicks down 59-54 with 8:35 to go in q3 #rtz

Mike Ganter

Washington up 12 at half. Brooklyn down two at half. If Wizards win and Nets lose, Brooklyn finishes sixth. Sixth is likely Raps opponent.

Eric Smith

The #raptors lead the #knicks at the half 57-44. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Bobcats/Bulls going to OT in Charlotte. Raptors clinch 3rd with Chicago loss

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors lead by 13, Nets trail by 2, Wizards lead by 12, all at the half

Eric Smith

55-36, #raptors lead the #knicks with 2:43 to go in q2. #rtz

Payal Doshi

While Lowry sizzles from the field 6/8. Buycks is currently a +12 on the floor right now. #rtz

Eric Smith

No. More. Tweets. About. The. Nets. Or. Anyone. Else. Til. Games. Are. DONE. Nets were up 41-40. They may lose. They may win. Ditto for Wiz

Josh Lewenberg

Scoreboard watching: Nets have comeback to pull within 2 of Cavs midway through 2nd, Celts also making a run, down 5 to Wiz

Tom Liston

#Raptors @Steve Smith says Dwane Casey should be Coach of the Year: ow.ly/vScKH #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

This is only the third game in which Buycks has played since the 4 ex-Kings arrived on Dec. 13