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Bruno 3-ball from the corner gives the Raptors a 50-point lead. What's happening?
Now Bruno nails a three. ACC is going berserk. Raptors bench all standing.
This can't be happening ...
BRUNO THREE OH MY LORD
Fans chanting "BRUNO" in place of defence and the Raptors' rook gets his first NBA basket on the next possession - a dunk on the break
I'm going to pass out ...
Instead of de-fence, Raptors fans chanting Bru-no. He obliges with a dunk.
BRUNO ALLEY-OOP GET OUT YOUR DEAD
Bruno's first shot, an open three, rims out
'Substitution for Toronto, No. 5 Bruno Caboclo' ... Life is good.
Nice cheer for Bruno's intro. Fans chanting "Bru-No" during defence chant, and literally cheered when he touched the ball.
Huge roar and some fans on their seat as Bruno Caboclo makes NBA debut. Buzz in the air.
It’s time for BRUNO!!!
November 21, 2014: Bruno Caboclo makes NBA debut
Lou has scored the Raptors final 3 points in each of the first three quarters. 2 buzzer-beating 3-balls and three FTs to end the 3rd
LET'S DO THIS
BRUNO IS IN
Fans will get pizza unless Bucks erase a 44-point deficit. 101-57 after 3.
101-57 at the end of 3Q. Bruno watch is ON.
Raptors up 45. It's their largest lead in franchise history
The Raptors currently have their largest lead in franchise history: 45.
This is the largest lead the Raptors have ever had in a game. Ever.
The fans now yell “Lou” when Lou Williams has the ball to end quarters. Toronto’s come a long way in 20 years as a hoops town.
Giannis hasn't played in the third q. Got to presume, considering the ankle, he's done.
The crowd chanting LOU for the final shot!
Lowry checks out with 20 points (on 10 shots), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 turnovers in 26 minutes. Impressive performance.
Lowry’s night has to be done. 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 turnovers, +32, 3-for-5 from three is a good sign.
If Bruno doesn't get in I can only conclude Casey is anti-Brazilian.
Friendly reminder, Raptors largest margin of victory is +42 vs Miami in 2008. They lead by 41 with 3:07 left in the 3rdQ
Bucks might go from fourth to 14th in defensive rating after this one.
The Raptors are up by 43 points on the Bucks. Ross and Williams have both hit shots tonight from close to half-court.
This is going to be another game in which Kyle Lowry was the best player on the floor, but we ask no questions about him b/c it's old news.
Back-to-back Lowry 3-balls. Raptors lead is 40
Two of JV's better outings of the year (tonight, Sat vs UTA) have come directly after two of his worst (CHI/MEM). Somewhat encouraging trend
They have some faults, the schedule hasn’t been too tough, but these Raptors are pretty good. Especially in the East.
'We want Bruno' chant goes up. I didn't start it but might join it .
And the "We want Bruno" chants have started just over 5 minutes into the 3rdQ. Raps up 31
This Raptors game is boring because they are winning by 30 with 7 mins to play in the third. How is this happening
A vocal minority is chanting "We Want Bruno."
DeRozan has one field goal, Amir doesn’t have a rebound, yet the Raptors lead by 31 points. “We want Bruno” chant getting louder.
Valanciunas needs just 18 mins to record his 3rd double-double of the season. 16 points, 10 rebounds & counting, less than 5 mins into 3rdQ
Double-double for Jonas. 16 and 10.
Passing aside, DeRozan’s been terrible. But, it doesn’t matter in the slightest tonight because Lowry/Valanciunas/Williams have gone off
Valanciunas looks like he’s back playing against teenagers for Lithuania. Man against boys tonight.
DeRozan's first FG, a lay-up, comes 42 seconds into the second half to give the Raptors their largest lead at 28. JV follows, Raps up 30
This is different, Casey is used to screaming at the Raptors to get it in gear after a bad half, not about keeping a foot on the gas pedal.
Kendall Marshall starts in place of Jerryd Bayless in second half. More like BayLESS.
Raps starters are outscoring Bucks 1st unit 44-25 but story has been the bench. Bucks shot 53% in 1stQ, subs came in & clamped down
I know the fans want this blowout to continue to get some Bruno and Bebe, but I just want to drop the golden tweet I’ve got on deck.
No wonder Giannis is playing tonight … it’s Greek heritage night!
Greivis dunked, DeMar was held without a FG and the Raptors are up 71-45 on the NBA's 4th-best defensive team at the half. Makes sense.
That was a terrible shot by Williams. Ridiculous. But fun.
Lou Williams has all your buzzer beaters
It’s almost getting comedic now (Lou Williams with another buzzer-beater).
This is not a recording: Lou Williams ends the quarter with an impossible shot. 71-45 at the half. Lou's got 16.
I predict it will be via a half-hearted Bucks comeback.
Excited to see how, specifically, we'll be robbed of a Bruno sighting.
Valanciunas and Lowry have as many rebounds as the Bucks (15). As a team, Raps are outrebounding Milwaukee 24-15
Giannis just missed a Skyhook <3
Flashback Friday? Gameops playing some Ma$e
Raptors with a 23-12 edge on the boards. Valanciunas/Lowry have 15 combined.
Yes, to all those pointing out Bucks playing for third time in four nights (and 3OT)… that definitely could have something to do with it.
Lede written. Don’t screw this up Raptors.
At this rate Raptors point differential is going to take another big bump ...
Raptors starters are outscoring Bucks first unit 39-13
That Vasquez dunk and his bench fly by was hilarious ...
Did Greivis just dunk?!?
Good (6) minutes from Hayes, JV re-enters. Vasquez and the starters (sans Ross) on the floor. May be best stretch of the season for Greivis
How on earth are these Bucks fourth overall defensively? Toronto is a strong offensive team, but Milwaukee players look lost.
Vasquez is playing excellent. Amazing pass to a cutting Lowry for 2 FTs.
Raptors should have 60; missed some easy baskets
Raptors have 12 assists on 18 makes. Once again looking more like the dangerous team from last year than the ball-stoppers they’ve been.
The Raptors just had maybe their nicest possession of the year. Improbably, it started with a pass to a rolling Chuck Hayes.
Chuck Hayes with the textbook box out. Dude knows how to play. Taking Hansbrough’s minutes and doing well with them.
Casey is using a 9-man rotation so far - Hayes in for the injured JJ/Hansbrough. Ross in there with subs to begin 2ndQ
Raps' second unit has been excellent on D. Vasquez hitting shots, Lou doing his thing. Largest lead for Toronto, 48-30, 8:27 left in half
Lou Williams is straight out is 1972 ... What a cool game he has.
Unlike the Leafs, Raptors full or energy and jump. Running and gunning. Casey wanted them to push the pace and they are.
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.