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“Shout out to those guys for paying attention in shootaround and paying attention to detail with gameplan” I love Tony Allen (on Gasol/Z-Bo)
Lowry: "I know Canadian fans did a great job of voting for me & I appreciate them. Hopefully they did their job & something special happens"
Lowry on possibility of being named AllStar starter tmrw "Honestly I wouldnt even know what to say. Id be shocked. Not really banking on it"
"I know CDN fans did a great job of voting for me and I appreciate them Hopefully they did their job and something special happens from it"
Lowry on finger: "It hurts really bad. But no excuses. I'm not going to complain about it. I'm going to go out there & do my job as always"
Lowry thanked Canada for their support and said he hoped for the best as far as being all-star starter.
DeRozan said it’s the team-wide shooting woes, as well as his struggles to get back from injury that have him frustrated.
Lowry gave. DeRozan some words of encouragement, but he isn't really in mood for encouragement.
Have rarely seen DeRozan as upset as he is right now post-game. Just staring into space and at the floor looking for answers
Good night from Graceland. Talk to ya in Philly
Look around the league. Many are struggling. Wanna admit it or not, Jan is traditionally when a lot of funks happen. TOR must battle out
Raptors have won 3 quarters over the last 4 games
Raptors score a season-low 86 pts in tonight's loss. They've been held under 100 in 4 straight games for first time since Nov of LAST season
Raps had their chances. Their D was solid. They battled on the road. But their offence let em down. Tons of open looks missed. MEM 92-86
Is Zach Randolph the most under-appreciated player in the NBA?
Raptors from 3 over last 4 games: 23-for-99 (23%). They've 4-for-25 (16%) tonight
Fans giving it to Lowry for a “cheap shot” on Gasol. Casey and Lowry stare daggers at the fan.
Raptors season-low for points in a game is 89 vs ATL last week. They'll set a new mark tonight. Have scored 73 with 1:27 left
Maybe could have used Chuck Hayes on Z-Bo, but can’t quibble with anything else besides insane love of the three-point shot this team has.
Grizz pulling away in final minutes. Raptors showed a lot of fight against a quality opponent tonight but hard to win games w/o breaking 80
Lowry, Vasquez, DeRozan, Ross, Williams: 14-for-53. Problematic.
Grizz built for playoffs, going to be one tough out, even against stellar offensive squads like Warriors or Thunder.
First three of the night for Memphis comes from Mike Conley with two minutes remaining. Dagger-esque.
Casey arguing, ref Gary Zielinski says: “You weren’t even looking there, you were looking over here."
Lowry had made 1 of 22 three-point attempts over 3+ games, missing his first 4 tonight, before hitting his last 2. Raps within 4, 2:53 left
Feels like a moral victory coming up, which is a lot better than moral and actual defeats of past few weeks.
DeRozan's not himself right now. Playing hard but just doesnt have it. Wonder if Casey sticks w/ him after pulling him in crunch time Monday
Tough call for Casey. DeRozan was all-star and top scorer, but huge negative with ball right now. Take him out or let him fight through?
Fourth quarter minutes against Marc Gasol for JV. This is good.
Even the shots that are going in are touching every part of the rim.
Raptors on the ropes. Just 2-for-21 from three, continuing a trend of horrawfulness.
8-0 Grizzlies run to start the 4th, which, in a game like this, could be the difference
Through 36 mins, Raps are beating the Grizz at their own game. They've matched Memphis' trademark physicality & then some. 1pt lead into 4th
The Raptors can’t shoot, but playing their asses off tonight against very good opponent that isn’t in peak form either.
Everybody in this building except the media is furious with the referees. This is kind of amusing, actually.
Lowry is 3-of-4 in the paint tonight, 1-of-10 everywhere else
Not sure what’s gotten into Patterson, but the historically poor rebounder has been fantastic past week or two on boards.
Thought Lowry would get a T for jawing at Koufos at layup, but just a delay of game warning.
Another gritty performance from Lowry. Dislocated/relocated finger. Shots still not falling. Playing his tail off. Rebounding, defending
Grizz and Raptors players have no clue how or why the calls are being made the way they are.
The refs have butchered this game. Didn’t define how they’d call things early. Result is players on both teams chirping them all game.
To be fair, Mozgov does everything else better besides that.
The type of game where a 4-0 run seems monumental.
Koufos has made three excellent plays guarding the rim in a row now. That’s why Cavs were after him. Far better at it than Mozgov.
Kosta Koufos, one of league’s best rim protectors, blocked Valanciunas inside. Valanciunas needs to work on his lift.
Gasol and Green both go to the bench with 4 fouls early in the 3rd quarter. Big break for Raps. Have to take advantage
Casey worked ref hard a few minutes back … Raptors get two highly debatable calls in their favour not long after ...
Dwane Casey clapping his hands after fine offensive rebound by Valanciunas. He drew third foul on Gasol. Only Raptor efficient besides Lou.
Quite pleased to be back courtside... not sure what Vince Carter is doing, besides photo-bombing. http://t.co/PdqaJBaxew
Vasquez on Lowry: "He might not be playing most efficient basketball over last week but he's done so much for us. He got all of us better"
Lowry and DeRozan are a combined 2-for-12 with 4 points at the half and the Raps are within 3
Raps shooting 33% from field, 14% from 3 but D (Grizz: 42%) and rebounding (27-18, 10-2 oreb) have been excellent. Grizz by 3 at half
Raptors trail 41-38 at the half, shot 33%. Casey gave ref an earful for bizarre offensive foul call on Patterson that negated DeRozan dunk.
Lowry’s a train wreck right now. Every point guard is blowing past him and he can’t make a shot. Matty D put the hex on him!
DeRozan's first points in nearly 1.5 games comes with 51 seconds remaining in the 2ndQ
Marc Gasol doesn’t get enough love. Mighty close to being one of 10 best players in league. Top centre?
DeMar DeRozan hasn’t scored in six quarters. He is 0 for past 14 attempts.
Offensive boards are 10-1 Raptors. Bizarre.
Amir's put-back gives the Raptors a 9-1 edge on the offensive boards. They grabbed 20, a season-best, in Monday's win over the Bucks
Who are these guys? Raptors up 23-13 on the boards. Keeping them in game.
Fan in timeout had to recite alphabet backwards to win a prize. Couldn't do it. Host said do it normal...dude got it wrong, and lost. Wow
Lowry has completely lost shooting touch. 18% from three past four games, 50% from line. 0-for-2 from both so far.
Lowry has made 1 of his last 20 attempts from 3-point range
Refs letting both teams play, Lowry pointing to his elbow, wants a call.
Lowry to the scorer's table
JV in first Q: 3-for-4, 6 points. Rest: 2-for-14, 10 points
Raptors offensive woes continue. They shot 5-for-18 from the field, 1-for-6 from 3 in the 1st Q but D keeping 'em in it. Tied at 16.
James Johnson gets set to check in with 1:08 left in the 1st Q. Was a DNP CD in Milwaukee Monday. Gets nice hand here from crowd in Memphis
A lot of love for James Johnson for the Memphis crowd after his strong play here last year. Far different than Sacramento crowd.
Lowry back on the bench, James Johnson checking in after a DNP against Milwaukee.
Ring finger on Lowry's right hand popped out going for a loose ball. They popped it back in place and he's returned to the bench
Yep, was finger for Lowry. Ring finger popped out, got it taped, will be back.
Not sure what happened. Lowry may have jammed a finger but knew immediately something was wrong, bolted for the locker room. Stay tuned
Lowry just dove for a ball that was squirting out of bounds. May have popped a finger out of joint. Got up & ran straight to Locker room
Lowry dives for a ball by the bench, comes up holding his hand/wrist and runs straight to the locker room
The Grizz, the anti-Raptors, went big, replacing Courtney Lee with Jeff Green. Meanwhile, Lowry just ran to the locker room after a spill.
Two quick fouls on Greivis. Ross, first Raptor off the bench, replaces him 6 minutes into the game.
Grizzlies have scored 8 of their first 12 points in the paint. They lead the NBA in that category. 6-0 Grizz run. Raps down 6 early.
Tony Allen (inactive with illness in first meeting) has given DeRozan fits in the past. He opens on Lowry tonight.
Another exciting instalment of Naismith Cup. Three of greatest Raptors ever played for both franchises: Damon, VC and … Benoit Benjamin.
Greivis says Raps have to get back to FUN: "We have to get back to us. The gestures we do when we make a shot, jumping up&down on the bench"
Casey says starting lineup change isn’t permanent, but he likes it for now. Team needs to push pace against grind it out Grizz.
Valanciunas said Team USA vs. World instead of rookie/sophomore game would have been a lot of fun.