Eric Koreen

Raptors have gone under screens twice on Brooks. He's buried a pair of 3s in their faces.

Eric Koreen

Greivis Vasquez just hit a step-back 3. Sure.

Eric Smith

To update.... CHI started 3/11 FG. Since then the #Bulls have gone 14/19

Eric Smith

TOR went up 10...CHI on a mini run again...has cut the #raptors lead to 5. #Bulls trail 47-42 w/ 3:41 til half. #RTZ on @fan590

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors seem to be running some of DeRozan's plays for Ross. Been a good look. He's scored coming off a couple curls in 1st half.

Eric Koreen

The Raptors should just run isos for James Johnson every play.

Eric Smith

Lou finds an opening...takes it baseline and lays it in on the left side. #Raptors go up 41-33. 6:32 to go til half. #Bulls #RTZ #Fan590

Eric Koreen

Dare I say, Point Lou is actually a nice compromise between LOU!!! and no Lou.

Tom Liston

#Raptors A smart guy said James Johnson should play more. Keep his minutes up - and paired with Patterson. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Casey goes back to Ross early in 2Q. Lets see if he can string together a couple solid Qs. Havent seen much of this unit: Lou/TR/JJ/Pat/Amir

Eric Smith

CHI started 3/11 FG. They've gone 9/11 FG since. 8:37 to go in Q2, the #raptors lead the #Bulls 35-30. #RTZ

Eric Smith

CHI 4/5 FG in Q2. They've cut the #raptors lead to 35-30. #Bulls were once down 13. 8:37 to play til half. #RTZ on @fan590.

Payal Doshi

Niko is #bearding off the bench for @Chicago Bulls with 6 early 1Q points. #rookiewatch

Eric Smith

End of Q1, the #Raptors lead the #Bulls 29-20. TOR was up by as many as 13. CHI is startin to heat up after a slow start. #RTZ on @fan590

Josh Lewenberg

Best Q the Raps have played vs a winning team since win in ATL over a month ago. They scored 8 pts on 4 Bulls TOs, lead 9. Ross with 12

Eric Koreen

Raps up 29-20 after a frame. Good q, although a bit of a rough final minute.

Doug Smith

Raptors look tremendous, Ross has 12 pts in 11 minutes and James Johnson is on the court in the first quarter. Go figure sports, I dare ya!

Eric Koreen

James Johnson is playing NBA basketball for the Toronto Raptors now.

Josh Lewenberg

Hey, it's James Johnson!

Paul Jones

Good start for #Raptors. TRoss with 12 pts in 1st qtr. Toronto unofficially 51-24 last 2 seasons when he has 10+ pts (22-12 this yr) #rtz

Eric Smith

27-16 the #Raptors lead the #Bulls with 1:04 to go in Q1. Ross: 5/7 FG, 12 PTS. Vasquez: 3/4 3PT, 9 PTS. TOR: 55% FG. #RTZ on @fan590

Michael Grange

Just as predicted, the Raptors are in the midst of a picture-perfect 1Q against the Bulls, led by Terrence Ross.

Eric Koreen

My dream of them not having a whistle after 3 minutes and missing the television timeout dies with 64 seconds left :(

Payal Doshi

T-Ross is sizzling from beyond the arc in the month of March shooting 43%. He’s a perfect 2/2 from distance and counting. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Make that 5-for-6 from deep for Ross and Vasquez. They've combined for 21 of the Raptors' 27 first-quarter pts. Raps lead is 13

Eric Koreen

Terrence Ross is awesome.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors shot 1-for-10 from 3 in the first half last night. Vasquez and Ross are a combined 4-of-5 from distance in opening 8 mins tonight

Eric Koreen

More like Treyvis Vasquez.

Payal Doshi

The #Raptors are off to the races shooting 3/4 from beyond the arc and leading the #Bulls 15-8 w/5:21 remaining in the 1st. #rtz

Eric Koreen

There is a man who is wearing a white hoodie that is in Drake's seat. Is it Drake? I don't think so. #DrakeOrNoDrake

Eric Smith

Solid start to the game for the #Raptors. 15-8 TOR. #Bulls shooting 3/11 FG. 27.3%. Q1, 5:21. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

3rd straight quality start for Ross, tho he's tailed off in the last 2. Again, seems to be making concerted effort to put ball on the floor

Eric Koreen

Raps up 15-8 at first timeout. They're playing well. Fo' real.

Eric Koreen

Terrence Ross has dribbled toward the basket twice now.

Eric Koreen

JV uses some Pau-like footwork to beat Pau for a layup. (That, or he traveled. Not entirely sure.)

Eric Koreen

I suspect, for the record, that number 2 is the reason for the relatively barren arena.

Eric Koreen

One of two things is true; 1. Fans can't stand to watch this team any more; 2. Most people didn't know start was 7 instead of 730.

Josh Lewenberg

Re: last night's late-game confusion... Raps havent been in that situation much this season. 6 gms decided by 3pts or less is fewest in East

Eric Koreen

Since Jan. 1, the Raptors have allowed 101.1 points/100 with JJ on floor. Next-closest rotation player, Kyle Lowry, is at 104.1

Eric Smith

Lowry seeing doctors. Getting testing done on his back. No timetable on his return. #Sportsnet #rtz #raptors

Josh Lewenberg

In hindsight Casey also said he probably could've gotten James Johnson in last night. Said team needed DeRozan's ball handling w/ Lowry out

Josh Lewenberg

Why did Lou & Amir say there was no play called? Casey said he called for a drag screen from Amir. "Drag is an action, not a play"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on last nights final play: "It was my fault. Hindsight Im taking responsibility for it... In hindsight I should have called a timeout"

Eric Koreen

Casey says he should have called timeout once Lou pulled ball back out last night. Also that he could have gotten JJ some run.

Michael Grange

Triano: he'll have a official sit down with TWolves about their plans for Wiggins this summer after NBA season /7

Payal Doshi

Triano: If we don’t finish in 1st or 2nd at the #FIBAAmericas2015 & we finish in the top 5, there will be a play-in GM next summer #Rio2016

Michael Grange

Triano: says Wiggins has grown to the point where he could lead the SMNT offensively and defensively ... 5/

Payal Doshi

"We have more players playing in Europe and in the NBA that we ever had,” - @CanBball senior mens coach Jay Triano.

Michael Grange

Triano: Everyone is talking about the talent we have but my challenge will be getting everyone to play as team ... 4/

Payal Doshi

"All of our players have gotten better with the clubs that they have been playing with," - coach Triano on the Canadians. #FIBAAmericas2015

Michael Grange

Triano: says he has not had a player say they would NOT play this summer; everyone they have spoken with is interested. /3

Michael Grange

Triano: says that NBA summer league will be a conflict for some guys; by Olympic Qualifying should have a full complement to choose from /2

Michael Grange

Jay Triano says the draw for Olympic Qualifying is fair; says he's eying a pool of about 30 players to pick from for the SMNT .../1

Payal Doshi

Canada’s first round matchup in #FIBAAmericas2015 will be Mexico.

Eric Koreen

This is a lot funnier to me than when Gregg Zaun makes news.

Eric Koreen

Does anybody else say "nope" aloud when they abort a tweet?

Eric Smith

NOTE: *7pm ET* start / tip tonight. #Raptors host CHI. Hear the game on @fan590. I'll have the call alongside my man @paul__jones. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry has already been ruled out for tonight's game vs CHI. No surprise there. Wouldn't expect to see him again in March, at the minimum

Josh Lewenberg

Today is Kyle Lowry's birthday. If he's moving anything like he was yesterday, guessing he feels older than 29.

Eric Koreen

I wrote about another low ebb in James Johnson's PT back in January. It remains a frustrating issue: news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/28/tor…

Greivis Vasquez

Gracias a Dios por Otro dia mas de Vida para seguir mejorando y trabajando!! Hoy va a ser un dia productivo!!! #Bendecido

Greivis Vasquez

Thank you God for another opportunity to get better. Let's have a great day!! #Blessed

Eric Koreen

Has anybody famous for "telling it like it is" ever told it like it is? "The world is complicated and unknowable!"

Eric Koreen

Kyle Lowry is 29 today. Something tells me it's not a tremendously happy birthday for him.

Eric Koreen

Hey, @Holly MacKenzie and I have another episode of the Post-Up. It was recorded Monday, so doesn't explain last night: news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/24/tor…

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Three things from another disturbing Raptors loss on.thestar.com/1GUfBVH

Josh Lewenberg

From last night: Lowry rushes return, and pays for it, while the Raptors botch the final play in loss to Detroit tsn.ca/talent/lowry-r…

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors blog: What in the name of Chris Childs happened last night: blogs.canoe.ca/courtside/bask…

Josh Lewenberg

On Lowry's setback, which could keep him out of the lineup indefinitely & the botched final play - what went wrong: tsn.ca/talent/lowry-r…

Greivis Vasquez

Wheels down in Tdot... Ya en Toronto

Ryan Wolstat

Was playing basketball, so missed LouWill channel Chris Childs in same barn against same team, apparently

Eric Smith

Getting on the plane. See ya. Raps and bulls on the FAN on wed. Til then .....

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry: "I'mma take my time. I'mma make sure I'm completely and fully healthy before I even step back on the floor"

Patrick Patterson

If Coach Cal not winning "Coach of the Year" isn't proof that everyone hates him & @KentuckyMBB then I'm not sure what is.. #BBNforlife

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry said he tweaked his back, twisted it the wrong way and couldn't finish the game. He doesn't plan on rushing back again.

Josh Lewenberg

Can you live with it? DeRozan: "Yeah, yeah. That's his shot and I'm living with it. Gotta live with. That's a shot he makes so many times"

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan: "I've seen him make that shot hundreds of times. That's Lou Williams shot. You've gotta live and die by it"

Greivis Vasquez

Love the haters.... Esto continua...

Josh Lewenberg

Lou: "No different w/ the game was on the line. Thats a shot Im comfortable with, thats a shot that I make, thats the shot I missed tonight"

Josh Lewenberg

Lou: "If you've been watching Raptor basketball, right to left crossover 3-point shot, that's just the shot I shoot at the end of quarters"

Josh Lewenberg

Lou: "We didnt call a play. Once I got across halfcourt & realized we werent going to call a timeout, to me it became a routine play for me"

Eric Smith

Lou said that's his shot & he'll live w/ it. Amir & DD said that's Lou's shot & they'll live w/ it. Nobody surprised by no T/O based on flow

Paul Jones

In post game Lowry said the injury

Tom Liston

#Raptors Lou Williams is shooting only 26.4% from 3 in March. 37.2% overall. Need variety on the ISO. #ShareTheRock #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on last shot: considered calling timeout, said they ran & scored on same play in previous possession but Lou decided not to use screen

Eric Smith

Jumping on the FAN. Off Twitter. Ugh. G'Night

Doug Smith

Basic basketball: Timeout lets Pistons set D, get the ball to the guy who lived at the line all night. Williams made bonehead decision.

Eric Smith

R. Jackson just told us on the FAN that if he was in the same position as L. Williams - down 2, on the road - he might have gone for 3PT too

Eric Koreen

And in a game where all of your perimeter options are failing defensively, James Johnson needs to play.

Josh Lewenberg

Comeback falls short. Lou's last shot will be heavily criticized, as it should be. Raps will have to wait till tmrw, at earliest, to clinch

Eric Koreen

Bad all around for the Raptors, and it goes far beyond that final Lou shot, which was also bad.

Doug Smith

Totally get #raptors not taking a timeout, totally horrific shot decision by Williams