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Raps on an 11-3 run since the timeout. Now lead 12-11 and Nets call a timeout.
Raptors pick-and-roll game finally activated.
Raps take lead, in large thanks to an offensive rebound Valanciunas got while on his ass. Raps 12, Nets 11.
Believe that’s the first circus play I’ve seen from Jonas Valanciunas in two seasons. Was MoPete-esque.
JV gets an offensive rebound… from the ground… okay
DeMar DeRozan is finding Game 2 of the playoffs far more to his liking.
DeRozan on the board with a drive. The fans seemed to be waiting for that.
2 early fouls on Pierce, crowd approves. Mirza replaces him
The Truth heading to the bench after Raptors get a lucky break (terrible pass by Lowry)
Two quick ones on Pierce. Refs are against Raps.
Valanciunas has been biting on every fake so far this series. He's eager.
Raptors have their first FG, courtesy of Jonas Valanciunas and for the second straight playoff game JV is responsible for Raps first 4 pts
John Salmons giving considerable advice to the Raptors bench during this timeout. He’s going to be a coach when he’s done, book it.
Raptors still without a field goal, 3:25 in, after missing their first 4 shots. Nets meanwhile have hit 4 of 6, lead 8-1. Quick timeout Raps
Timeout Raps. They are down 8-1.
8-1 Nets. An awful start.
Casey is working the officials hard in the early going.
KG with two great screens early.
2 Raptors possessions. 2 Raptors turnovers - Amir, stripped by Pierce in the post/24s violation. Not a good start
Two bad possessions to start for Raptors.
Amir Johnson promised to come out with more energy. To out-run the Nets early and to get on the boards.
Has Herbie always pronounced D-Will’s school as Illa Noyz?
I can also confirm the attendance of the Global Brand Ambassador.
Veteran officiating crew for Game 2. Raptors were not happy with young trio that worked G1, felt they were intimidated by KG, Pierce & co
Apparently Ford is in the upper bowl somewhere. Man of the people.
I apologize. Drake is a fine singer.
The crowd fills in again for a bit of O Canada. Not as loud, but well done.
I guess I should have mentioned Drake but he's here all the time, isn't he?
Among the celebrities expected in attendance tonight are Jimmy Goldstein and Shania Twain. Oh yeah, the mayor too, but he doesn't rank.
"...in the world." 4.
"...more about his own integrity than it ever could say about our referees, who are the best and most scrutinized game officials..." 3/
"...his baseless allegations. For Mr. Donaghy to continually try to challenge his former colleagues' ethics is distasteful and says..." 2/
NBA spokesman Michael Bass on Donaghy comments: "Tim Donaghy is a convicted felon look for any opportunity for people to listen to..." 1/
And yes NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein is in the house : http://t.co/JfZCnTzHJk
NBA on Donaghy: ... who are the best and most scrutinized game officials in the world.” 4/4 via Michael Bass, NBA spokesman
NBA on Donaghy: "and says more about his own integrity than it could ever say about our referees ... " 3
NBA on Donaghy: For Mr. Donaghy to continually try to challenge his former colleagues' ethics is distasteful ... 2
NBA on Tim Donaghy: "Tim Donaghy is a convicted felon looking for any opportunity for people to listen to his baseless allegations ... 1
Dwane Casey said he doesn’t go crazy with tweaks because “the human brain can only handle so much."
Met the great Dick Stockton tonight. Am honoured to report he was convincing in pretending to know who I was. Class act.
Andray blatche has guaranteed rob ford's re-election. So stuff is happening.
Watching Nets Joe Johnson warm-up pre-game I can confirm: big dude. What a tough cover.
Someone should give Rob Ford a vintage Bargnani jersey -- no way he gets the Raptor fan vote then.
DeRozan seemed pretty excited that Rob Ford is coming. Said he hopes Ford is wearing his jersey.
Apparently Andrew Wiggins will be at the ACC tonight, only as a fan, unfortunately.
Casey: "Most of the time in playoff situations you make adjustments, you make tweaks [but] the human brain can only handle so much"
"The human brain can only handle so much." - Dwane Casey, out of context
Nothing new that we haven't covered past two days ahead of Game 2. Besides the circus in the audience.
"I think we'll see two different players," Casey says of Ross and Derozan.
"Drake's over there yelling at the referees, I don't see him"- Casey, asked about Rob Ford, says he doesn't pay attention to who's in crowd
Casey not thinking about Goldstein, Ford or Drake in stands. Shock
Casey: can't get sucked in away from three point shooters.
Casey: "our thing is to play our basic system first." Saturday gameplan undone by turnovers.
Ford and the Raptors: Both OUTSIDE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT, FIGHTING FOR THE LITTLE GUYS.
Weird Game 2 adjustment, to be honest.
Or maybe I should have said, Nets in Ford.
Naturally as the Raptors-Nets series teeters on full-on weirdness, Rob Ford is rumoured to be on hand at the ACC for Game 2.
If you're at the ACC tonight for game 2...and ya see me in the halls or in the square...say hello. Met a lot of crazies at game one! LOL
Twitter time ... done. I'll touch base later and check in throughout the night obviously. Enjoy it.
Uh oh, Mayor Ford in house. His presence hasn't helped other Toronto teams win games. Meanwhile, what's up with Biebs rocking Nets cap?
Apparently it's me and Mr. McCown on The FAN 590 in minute; I'm pretty sure it won't be the pucks. Come listen; I dare ya
Do I regret retweeting that dude? Yes. Have I had better moments? Yes. Do I like asking myself questions? Yes. Will I stop? Probably not.
The biggest question nobody is talking about: Will I make proper adjustments to my Game 1 jitters and remember to bring my power cord?
A lot of animosity from both sides and their fans leading up to tonight's Game 7.
After all these years there are those among us who give credence to Tim Freaking Donaghy???? Astonishing. And quite sad
In a way, we're all haters.
I get to go on with Sam Mitchell. This will be fun!
Popovich named coach of the year. Dwane Casey got five first place votes, finished fifth — behind Pop, Horbacek, Thibs, Clifford.
For all the talk about how the playoff sched favours older Nets, Brooklyn was just 6-7 coming off 2 days rest this season. Raptors were 6-3
Encouraging omen for DeRozan… Vince Carter's 1st playoff game: 3-20 FG, 16pts, 2nd game: 7-13, 27pts. Bosh G1: 7-16, 22pts, G2: 10-20, 25pts
Casey finishes 5th in COY voting. He prob should have been 4th, ahead of Clifford, behind Pop/Hornacek/Thibs but difference is negligible
No argument with Pop as NBA COY; clear choice, but not sure how Casey is 5th.