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Nash also said he was "pretty pumped" about Raptors playoff run and said his friends in B.C. have jumped aboard bandwagon big-time.
Nash also fondly reminisced on many years spent battling Damon Stoudamire, who Raptors will honour tonight.
Just chatted with Steve Nash. Said he plans more hands-on role marketing/driving promotion of Canada Basketball. Retirement sinking in etc
Bet on Raptors playing first or second game of NBA playoff sked on Saturday.
The Hernandez case presents a powerful reminder: DO NOT murder people.
Reminder: Raps win + Bulls loss tonight = series vs. Milwaukee. Any other combo = series vs. Washington.
DeRozan laughed off Pierce's comments that Raptors don't have "it" factor. Was surprised to hear, said he'll use it as further motivation
Hearing Game 1 of Raptors series is likely Saturday afternoon. Not certain on time. Sched won't be official until after tonight's games
Also in that article, Raps-Bucks would be interesting for Ennis-McIntyre household since Bucks reserve Tyler Ennis grew up a Raptors fan
The stars came out on/off court for BioSteel All-Canadian game: http:/torontosun.com/2015/04/14/canadian-high-schoolers-put-on-a-hoops-show
And some of it is self-mythologizing — these guys aren't as intense as I was — but it's fun.
No MRI, no big deal on groin thing, DeRozan says. Could have played if absolutely necessary
DeRozan said he plans to play in tomorrow's season finale, sat out as a precaution in first of back-to-back tonight
Dwane Casey said precaution on DeRozan re-tweaking old groin injury led to DD taking tonight vs. Cs off
Casey said DeRozan's groin was sore after tweaking it vs Miami, couldve probably gone if it was a playoff game but trainers recommend he sit
"We have to show the Americans that Canadians are here." Jalen Poyser.
Alright, I'm off the Twitter machine for now. G'night from Beantown
Again, looking ahead to 2nd round for a team that has NEVER won a 7-game series & has a .500 record in 2015 is nuts. Goal is to win a round
Hornets @ Raptors tips off at 7pm tomorrow, Hawks @ Bulls is an 8pm start. Raps will have to wait to learn their playoff fate
Raptors get 3rd IF they beat Hornets AND Bulls lose to Hawks tmrw. Bulls finish 3rd, Raps 4th IF Chicago wins OR Chicago AND Raps both lose
The 50 win dream is dead for the Raptors
Celtics beat the Raptors. Bulls are now in the driver's seat for 3rd seed. No 50-win season for the Raps.
Crowder hits an impossible shot from the corner over the defending Hansbrough. Celts by 2. 0.8s left. Raps ball. Wow
Lowry does it again. This time on the left side lay-in. Game tied at 93. No timeout for BOS. They drive & are stuffed. :3.1 sec BOS ball
Zeller gives Boston the lead on a broken play, Lowry quickly gets it back to tie. Call is Celts ball under rim, 2.5s left. Being reviewed.
Turner misses. Long REB tipped around, TOR can't get it. BOS gets it; Turner drives again & dishes to Zeller. Lay in. 93-91 BOS. 14 sec
Okay, not so perfect but busted play leads to Cs bucket with 14.0 left
Raps, Cs at 91-91 with 31.1 left, Boston ball after textbook Tor 2-for-1 Lowry bucket; now Brad Stevens will draw up some perfect play
Lowry attacks the rim, ties the game with a quick layup. Celtics have it with 31.1 on the clock.
Shout out to the DJ at the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. He’s been great. Finishes with a little Return of the Mack.
Turner hits a fallaway jumper to give the Celtics a 2-point lead. Raptors will inbound with 35.2s left.
BOS inbounds -- after review -- with only 5 sec on shot clock Evan Turner nails right corner jumper. BOS leads 91-89 w/ 35.2 sec left
Meet your giant Makers, Thon and Matur http://t.co/2ABlSmn5yP
"and the beauty of the game, so I really enjoy watching them and myself playing with them.” Thon Maker, meaning play in this game with them
“They can move the ball, shoot the ball, pass the ball, I know Canadian basketball when I see Canadian basketball, and it's ball movement …
"All of them, they can play. I subbed myself out of the scrimmage yesterday just to watch some of the guys,” Maker said of BioSteel roster.
Raptors have turned the ball over 20 times, leading to 21 Celtics' points. Still, Toronto leads by 3 with 5:24 remaining.
I don’t know what the rules of getting Thon Maker eligible to play for Canada would be or if he is interested, but interesting quotes ...
New Raptors record for three-pointers in a season. Patterson hits # 714
Amir Johnson has 8-8 in 15 minutes for Raptors vs. Cs where defence has turned optional
With that Vasquez triple Raptors match their franchise record for most three-pointers in a season (713), previously set last year
Jamal Murray on staying in Canada: "I just keep doing my thing, don’t worry about what’s happening behind me. Just keep looking forward."
Remember when Jonas Jerebko getting an all-star rookie game invite over Ed Davis was a thing? Seriously, for about a day it was. Honest
Again, defensive rebounding has been an issue for the Raps. Celtics have scored 18 points off their 14 offensive boards.
Celtics lead Raptors 73-70 after 3; there are playoff matchup implications all over the place, luckily 4th quarter is time to figure 'em out
Raps down 73-70 after three quarters. Scored just 17 in the quarter. Lou has 13 while TRoss and Lowry have 12. Bradley, who is out, has 14.
Raptors led by 15 with 2 minutes left in the first half - they've been outscored 36-18 since and trail by 3 going into the 4th Q
Amir has looked great in limited PT tonight. Very active, moving well. Good sign for Raptors going into playoffs. He needed the rest.
“We want Thon” chant breaks out. Thon laughs and looks back at the crowd.
That last call against Valanciunas was horri-awful. Unexplainable.
Apparently, the basketball world has slept on Matur Maker as it honed in on his older, taller brother. Kid has crazy bounce.
1-point Raptors lead in Boston where Cs have lost Avery Bradley for the night with a bruise.
Raps lead, once 15, is down to 1 midway through 3rd Q. Celts coming on strong but Avery Bradley is done for the night - had game-high 14 pts
Jamal Murray taking over at the BioSteel All-Canadian game ... 22pts/8reb/7a with 526 left in 3rd quarter.
Matur Maker highlight reel time. Ridiculous block, runs down the floor Murray sets up a big alley oop. Thon isn’t only mega-talent.
Would be hard to get mad at Pierce wouldn’t it? He’s real deal, has talked endless smack and backed it up for years.
Raptors up 7 on Cs at halftime; had led by 15, luckily none of us cancelled our Washington hotel reservations then
Raps up 53-46. Marcus Smart throws one down with force to end the half. Bradley has 14 for the Celts. Lou has 11 and TRoss has 10 for Raps.
Raptors' bench outscoring Celts reserves 22-10. Lou has 11 points despite hitting 1 of his 4 FGA. He's 9-for-9 from the line.
Ross and Vasquez hit back-to-back 3-balls, stretching the Raptors' lead to 13, their largest of the night. 2:20 left in the half.
After starting 1-for-5 in each of his first 2 games back, Lowry is 1-for-6 so far tonight. Again, now's the time to work through that rust