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There's no better feeling than giving back to your community and especially kids .. truly humbling experience today at the RDP appearance
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After career-best six assists, Patterson joked he’s going for eight blocks next game Casey liked Dream move. Said money to Olajuwon paid off
Fields on Lowry crossover setting up his 3: “That put extra pressure on me. It was a great move. It was like, I’ve got to hit this now”
Fields on his 3: "With the history with my arm, it’s just been a long time coming. It was just like, Whatever, I’ll put it up there"
Casey on Patterson: "I like the one-leg step-back, the Olajuwon move that he had. The money paid off working w/ Olajuwon in the summertime"
Casey: "I did most of the talking at halftime. But they understand. Those guys, we've been through it now & our trust in them is there"
“It's tough, tough win, tough game, but we won so I'm happy for that one. And I'm happy for the player of the week (nom), sure.” JV
More impressive Fields' 3 or pass? Patterson: "I mean I love Landry but that pass was just lucky, so I've got to go with the three"
DeMar DeRozan’s daughter interrupted our scrum with Jonas Valanciunas. She asked as many questions as everybody but me.
Raptors get the W !!!! Great game
Good night from the ACC!
More impressive, Fields' three or behind the back pass? Casey: "Oh, Landry"
Casey: "I did most of the talking (at halftime)."
"Pat has added something ever year to his game," - coach Casey.
Raps win 10th straight vs. Magic, 95-82. Improve to 6-3 without DeRozan. Bench (44 pts) is stupid good.
Patterson's 6 assists is a career-high. He's scored 10+ in 9 of the last 10 games.
After surrendering 100+ in 9 straight games, the Raps have held their last 3 opponents under 95. Granted its IND/NY/ORL, but they'll take it
Raps win second half 51-30.
'Topes win! 95-82. Lowry finishes with 17, 8, 5.
Raptors in first half vs Magic this year (3 meetings): -20, in second half: +50 (+21 tonight). They've won 10 straight meetings vs Orlando
The Raptors are 19-6. Who saw that coming?
A rare game where Raptors don’t need Amir Johnson down the stretch. Will get 19th win of season with best defender resting.
The bank is open on Monday nights. This game is over.
Absolutely dominant second half from the Raps.
Outside of Kyle Lowry, there hasn't been a better Raptor than Patrick Patterson in the month of December.
Invisible in first half, Patrick Patterson might be second-best Raptor in second half, he’s been great.
Raptors back up 10, matching their largest lead of the night. 18-point swing from the start of the 3rdQ. 6:56 remain
Save for Vasquez and Ross, Raps have gotten significant contributions from everybody in this second half.
A disaster of a game from Vasquez, but his buddy James Johnson is bailing him out, along with Patrick Patterson.
Patterson on Tobias Harris, James Johnson on Oladipo right now, as Raps bench going against mostly Magic starters.
Fall for Tyler Hansbrough’s tricks these refs do not. Time for Amir it is.
Also, Patrick Patterson (stretch 4-turned lockdown defender-turned point forward) has matched his career-high with 5 assists.
Raptors hit 5-for-10 from three and doubled their assist total (five to 10 in the third).
Nice second half from James Johnson.
Patterson has made 2 of his 4 3PA tonight, which, as it stands, will bring down his December 3P% (59% entering the game). Pretty good.
Lowry played 39 minutes last night, but Raptors have him at just 25 tonight. They’ll need about eight more.
Raptors shot 52% (incl 5/10 3P), outscoring the Magic 27-13 in the 3rdQ. They had 10 ast on 11 FGM. Lowry in Q: 8 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast
Casey is going to let Hansbrough try to check Vooch after a busy third quarter for JV.
Kyle Lowry Amir Johnson and Landry Fields have revived the Raptors, who go to the fourth up by sixth Raptors 16-1 this season leading thru 3
Raptors in first half vs Magic this season (3 meetings): 144-164 (-20). In second half (first 2 meetings + 3rdQ tonight): 139-96 (+43)
Raps up 71-65 after a dominant 27-13 quarter. Lowry, as he does, set the tone.
The Lousolation might not be the best play EVERY TIME Raptors.
Greivis gets a floater to fall, acknowledges the heavens.
Landry Fields does not seem especially excited to take a second three-pointer.
First three from Landry Fields since March 22, 2013
Landry Fields hits a three and finds it more hilarious than the rest of us do. Amazing.
Landry's like: "It went in!"
Terrence Ross just missed a dunk without being fouled. Hardly every see that. But Lowry blocks Tobias Harris sets up Fields three!
Landry Fields three: do molly.
Fournier, bucking stereotypes, is returning to this game.
Nice strong take from Jonas, despite the miss. Landry Fields anticipatin'. Tyler Hansbrough checks in, and so does Fournier.
If/when Victor Oladipo figures it out he is going to be be a major problem. Guy has loads of talent.
Is Kyle Lowry good?
Someone fired up Kloe at halftime.
After a quiet 6-point first half, Lowry is in takeover mode to begin the 2nd, scoring the first 5 pts of the 3rdQ. Quick 7-0 Raps run.
7-0 Raps run to start half. Fans applaud politely.
Uh oh. I think the Magic just made Kyle Lowry taste his own blood.
Fournier getting stitches for a lip laceration. Questionable to return.
James Johnson played just 15 minutes in each of the previous two games, and is on pace for 14 tonight. Typically around 20 before.
Casey clearly conscious of minutes on a back-to-back, with Valanciunas highest at 16. Might have to push Lowry in the second half.
Raptors managed just 16 pts in the 2ndQ, shooting 5-for-19 from the field, 1-for-7 from 3P, meanwhile Magic hit 12 of 17 shots
Sorry, Raps went final 6:52 of half without a FG. 0-for-12 with three turnovers after that.
Raptors were held without a field goal over the final 6:52 of the first half. Magic ripped off a 16-2 run in that time. 52-44 Orlando.
Raptors trail Magic 52-44. Deservedly. Could have been worse, but Orlando just 1-for-7 from three. 22-32 from everywhere else.
Raptors go the final 6:10 without a field goal, trail 52-44. This game's gonna be a problem.
Raptors have gone 6:08 without a field goal. 44.2s remaining in the half. Magic on a 14-2 run. Raps down 6
Raptors defence without Amir Johnson is sub-optimal. Magic nearly up to 60% from floor.
Its not so much that JV was double-teamed there as he dribbled into two guys ....
Lou isn’t getting those Bump and Lou calls anymore. Point of emphasis with officials?