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To recap: Raps/Bulls can finish 3rd/4th; Nets can finish 5th/6th; Wiz can finish 5th/6th/7th; Bobs can finish 6th/7th
DeRozan said the team came to him about resting him. He added that he wasn't about to argue.
So, bobcats win. Bulls going to win. Seeds 3-7 still up in the air.
"We'll see," Casey says, asked if DeRozan will be rested in Wednesday's season finale. Wanted to give him night off today.
Time to force Dwane Casey to comment on a record he'll refuse to take any credit for (he deserves a whole lot of it FWIW)
Record-breaking night. Raptors set new franchise win mark w/ 48th victory of the season, go 15 games above .500 for 1st time in team history
Raptors will finish the season 26-15 at home (22-7 since Dec. 28). They're an undefeated 19-0 when leading after 3 quarters at the ACC
Time to clear the bench, Dwane.
First Eastern Conf. series is set: Pacers lock up the top seed with Miami's loss to Washington, will face 8th-place Hawks in opening round
"Nice 'hands', bro." -- a fan to Tyler Hansbrough as he checks out a few moments ago. C'mon. That's weak. Gotta do better than that
If Bobcats lose tonight, they're out of the running as a potential Raptors first-round opponent. Down four in the third quarter to Atlanta.
10-0 Bucks run, Raptors lead is down to 7, because of course. In comes Lowry/JV/Amir. So much for rest
Raptors lead down to nine, because they hate us.
How much longer do they have to do the wave before the banner is taken away?
Toronto. Where the 'wave' happens. They love the wave in Toronto.
LRT: It's almost as if the Heat don't know that the Raptors are Atlantic Division champions.
Vintage third-quarter Lowry, he scored 10 of his 18 points in the frame. Raptors lead by 15 heading to the 4th
Raps up 84-69 after three.
25th double-double of the season for JV (10 points, 10 rebounds, and counting)
Would be great if they can put together a big 3rdQ, rest Lowry/Amir in 4th but the Raptor blowout (win or loss) has been rare this year
Lowry's toying with people again
Amir with the summertime three!
The last time the Raptors unveiled a division banner: Andrea Bargnani closed out his promising rookie season with 17 pts off Toronto's bench
The last time the Raptors unveiled a division banner: Luke Jackson started and scored 30 points for Toronto
Wiz up 70-48 on LeBron/Bosh-less Heat at the half. They'd need to win out (MIA, @ BOS) w/ Nets losing last 2 (vNY, @ CLE) to steal 5 seed
The Raptors have attemped 19 three pointers in the first half and made 10. They lead by 13 despite allowing Milwaukee to shoot 49%.
Raptors from three-point range over the last 6.5 games: 78/173 (45%). 10/19 (53%) in the first half tonight
Bucks end the half on a 9-2 run, cutting Toronto's lead to 13 at the break. Concern, again, is the D. Bucks are shooting 49%
At the half, Raps up 59-46. Vasquez has 17 and 6 to lead in both categories.
The banner ceremony plus the Raptors resting DeMar really seems to have pissed off the ... nah.
Amir heading into the stands to celebrate his dunk is something we have to see again on "Open Gym".
DeMar in good company tonight. Also getting NBA night off are LeBron, Bosh, Kawhi Leonard and a bunch of others.
Potentially the best executed fast break by the Toronto Raptors this season! Integrating the bounce pass Lowry-Vasquez -Amir with the dunk!
What a fast break. Lowry to Greivis to Amir, to the rim, to the stands and beyond to celebrate.
Magic/Bulls set to tip off from Chicago. Former Raptors cast off-turned-current Bulls saviour DJ Augustin won't play after birth of his son
Nice hand and partial standing O for the Leafs' new alternate governor as he's introduced on the big screen
The Leafs introduce Brendan Shanahan to the crowd. I can't make this up: They played Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" while they did it.
I really didn't think John Henson had that kind of snark in him.
Give John Henson a break. He's played the whole year for the Bucks.
Nando knocks down the Raptors' 10th three-pointer of the night w/ 6:45 left in the 2ndQ. Raps have hit 10+ treys in 6 of their last 7 games
Commend Nando for his hustle on the court. He dove to protect that ball!
The Raptors are 10-for-16 from 3. The Bucks are 1-for-2.
Greivis Vasquez could put up "crazy numbers" if he played 39 minutes a night - pointed out by Greivis Vasquez a couple weeks ago
The first guy who suggests Vasquez starts in place of DeRozan in the playoffs gets his Raptors' Fan Club card revoked.
Vasquez sinks his 5th triple of the night, perfect 6/6 from the field, giving the Raptors their largest lead at 20
Not that this is possible, but the Raptors should save some of these threes for the weekend. They have seven through 13 minutes.
Ooooh, another play where Hansbrough is fouled under bucket when another player hits a shot. Those are always fun.
Hansbrough's tip at the end of the quarter doesn't count. 32-19 Raps after a frame. The Raptors are on pace for 24 three-pointers.
32-19 Raptors after 12 minutes. Bucks shooting 50% but have committed 4 turnovers, meanwhile Raps are 6/11 from deep. Vasquez/Lowry: 17pts
At next year's Fanapolooza I'd like to see a before and after pic of the guy who just won 12 month's worth of poutine
With that Lowry three, Raps are now 6-for-10 from distance a night after they hit 12 in Detroit.
Getting a spot start for the resting DeRozan, Vasquez has hit his first 3 shots, all treys. Raps are 5/9 from deep, lead 25-17
Amir Johnson working his way back to game shape, but his behind-the-back-pass game is already top notch.
behind-the-back assist from Amir: drink.
Ross matched his career-high in assists (4) a couple times in the last 3 games, he's halfway there 6 minutes in tonight
Been impressed with Ross' unselfish play of late. Looking for his teammates more than ever before. Another sign of growth
WELCOME TO THE ATLANTIC DIVISION WINNING JUNGLE
That banner ceremony had the bonus of reminding me that Nelly's "Number One" was a thing.
DeRozan to address the fans before banner unveiling
Last night Raptors unveiled a division banner: Apr 18, 2007 - a 122-119 loss to 35-win Sixers team, missing opportunity to eclipse 47 wins
Looks like tonight's "raising of the banner" will be more of an "unveiling of the already raised banner" http://t.co/wZTAoWNJbV