Paul Jones

Jeff Allen doing some work for Maccabi Haifa...he has 18 of the team's 35...46-35 #Raptors 43.6 remaining 1st half #rtz

Eric Smith

Maccabi Haifa's Jeff Allen (played at Virginia Tech) has 18 of his team's 37 PTS. #Raptors lead 46-37 with :43.6 sec left in 1st half #RTZ

Doug Smith

Greg Stiemsma just threw a behind-the-back pass to Bebe Nogueira. If that doesn't say NBA pre-season, I don't know what does

Josh Lewenberg

2 defensive possessions, 2 Bebe blocks. Glimpse of the rim protector he could become.

Eric Koreen

Greg Stiemsma just threw a behind-the-back pass to Bebe. I'm sorry for telling everyone to not watch this game.

Ryan Wolstat

Casey did say Bebe has great hands and rolls well so maybe one day they’ll implement that into offence. Better hands than JV for sure.

Josh Lewenberg

Bebe block and a crafty lay-up/three-point play opportunity for Greivis Vasquez on the other end. Raptors largest lead, 45-31

Ryan Wolstat

Bebe swat to go with his steal. He wastes some effort putting up hands for ball though too often. Nobody is giving it to him.

Paul Jones

I gotta give it up to #Raptor fans. Pretty good crowd on a Wednesday night in preseason against an international team...good on ya #rtz

Eric Koreen

Thanks, Doug Ford, for bringing normalcy back.

Eric Koreen

Bruno tip in. So early-October.

Josh Lewenberg

15+ feet of Brazilian wingspan #BrunoAndBebe

Ryan Wolstat

It’s Brazilian night at the ACC, with Bruno and Bebe on the court at the same time for the first time.

Doug Smith

Bebe, Bruno, Greivis, Greg and Jordan. Latest Boy Band or current Raptors on the floor?

Eric Koreen

Greivis & Jordan & Bruno & Bebe & Greg.

Eric Smith

36-27, #Raptors lead Maccabi Haifa with 5:54 to go til half. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Believe Bebe is first Raptor to wear No. 92.

Doug Smith

Bebe Nogueira about to check in for #Raptors. Let yet another era begin!

Paul Jones

guys looking for last roster spot with #Raptors all on the floor now and Hamilton has fiound Stiemsma on last 2 possesions 32-27 Tor #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Bebe to the scorers table, about to get his first taste of the NBA pre-season (sorta)

Eric Koreen

Bebe is coming in, y'all <3

Ryan Wolstat

Stiemsma scores off pass from Hamilton. Cherry on floor too. Everything is happening

Eric Smith

James Johnson off the bench w/ 6 PTS on 2/2 FG. #Raptors shooting 54.5% FG and leading Maccabi Haifa 28-23. Q2, 8:43. #RTZ

Eric Smith

TOR very sloppy with the ball thus far tonight. Pre season! 10 turnovers for TOR w/ 9:45 still to go in the 1st half.

Ryan Wolstat

This game is sub-optimal. Pre-season can’t end soon enough.

Eric Koreen

I want Bebe. No, I DEMAND Bebe.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors/Maccabi Haifa are tied at 19 after 1Q. Raps have committed 8 turnovers, shooting 0/6 from beyond the arc, 9/12 inside it

Doug Smith

#Raptors 19, Maccabi Haifa 19 after one; not one for the Hall of Fame. If you're going to watch Royals-Giants, don't change your mind

Eric Smith

late bucket from Hansbrough ties the game at 19 just prior to the end of Q1. TOR - 50% FG but 8 turnovers. Maccabi Haifa - 40.9% FG. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

We're at 19s after a quarter here. Don't turn on this game.

Eric Koreen

pre-season Lowry 2-for-1 attempt! Drink!

Eric Smith

little change since last timeout ... 2:49 to go ... #raptors up 14-8 on maccabi haifa #RTZ

Paul Jones

So far #Raptors d has held Maccabi Haifa to 25% and forced 6 TO leading to 4 pts. 14-8 Tor with 2:48 1st #rtz

Eric Smith

5:56 to go in Q1, #Raptors shooting 60% FG and leading Maccabi Haifa 12-8. Jeff Allen leading all scorers w/ 6. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Years ago, the Raptors fell to Maccabi Tel Aviv. Then, they signed the Israeli league’s best player, Anthony Parker.

Josh Lewenberg

Maccabi Haifa has been outscored 313-228 (-85) in 3 exhibition games vs NBA competition this month (WAS, POR, SAC). Only lost by 6 to Wiz

Doug Smith

Appropriate moment of silence for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and those who bravely serve us before Raptors-Maccabi Haifa game

Eric Koreen

A moment of silence observed in memory of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo before Israeli and Canadian anthems at Raptors game.

Eric Smith

Flag bearers at the ACC just before the national anthems & the moment of silence...for Ottawa. #rtz #raptors #ottawa http://t.co/I9fS9MZB0e

Josh Lewenberg

Bebe says he doesn't mind his rabbit hat but would prefer the pink backpacks last year's rookies got. Said his hair doesn't fit in the hat

Josh Lewenberg

Bebe says Lowry is responsible for the Raptors' rookies new hats. He & Bruno have rabbits, Will Cherry has a wolf http://t.co/Jc5KWU6OIc

Ryan Wolstat

Bebe said yesterday marked six weeks since the injury so he is back right on schedule (though two weeks ahead of worst-case).

Eric Koreen

Bebe also said time in Spain got him used to bench: "Sometimes, the five man got hurt, coach put the shooting guard in the post."

Josh Lewenberg

BFFs RT @Eric Koreen Bebe on working with McKechnie: “He’s an amazing guy. We are friends. I hope I’ll have that friendship all my life”

Eric Koreen

Be forewarned: Bebe is going to be in 50% of my ledes this year. Sorry in advance.

Eric Koreen

Bebe on working with McKechnie: “He’s an amazing guy. An amazing professional. We are friends. I hope I’ll have that friendship all my life”

Eric Smith

Not sure if it's out there yet or not...but, no surprise, the #Raptors will be doing a moment of silence prior to tonight's tip #RTZ #Ottawa

Paul Jones

A bit more security tonight at the ACC. K-9 presence a bit more visible #Raptors #rtz http://t.co/7fGT4d9NBY

Ryan Wolstat

Bebe is back a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. A bit of a surprise Not expected to impact Stiemsma status much as Stiemsma has experience

Josh Lewenberg

Everyone is available for the Raptors tonight, including Lucas Nogueira, who has been out w/ hamstring injury. Casey may try to get him in

Eric Koreen

Bebe (hamstring) is available tonight. Huzzah!

Ryan Wolstat

Bebe on board. Nogueira back for Raptors toonight

Eric Koreen

Within this interview, I somehow screwed up the name of @the_raptor trainer. Apologies. It's been fixed: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/22/tor…

Paul Jones

The #Raptors are encouraging fans to allow extra time entering game tonight at ACC. There will be increased security to ensure safety #rtz

Eric Smith

Statement from the #raptors / MLSE on tonight's game at the ACC. #rtz http://t.co/tK2SdJ51A2

Eric Smith

The #raptors will still play tonight. Added security at ACC. Doors open 90 min before tip (usually 60) to allow for extra time/security #rtz

Eric Koreen

And my interview with Day 1 Raptors employee, @teamhop: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/22/tor… #NBAinCanadaXX

Eric Koreen

Again, the intro to my series on 20 years of the NBA in Canada: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/22/tor… #NBAinCanadaXX

Eric Koreen

So it's weird to tweet out sports links today, so feel free to ignore, obviously.

Greivis Vasquez

They said "money can't buy you love" #simplethings

Eric Koreen

As of now, I'd be surprised if the Raptors-Maccabi Haifa game is canceled tonight. But these things can and do change quickly.

Paul Jones

Broadcast meetings for the upcoming season under direction of @dgontheroad #Raptors #rtz opener is Oct 29 vs Atl http://t.co/VVU6PV0W1V

Eric Koreen

Sports interlude: Phil Jackson says the 3-point shot is "a bit out of [Bargnani's] range." espn.go.com/nba/preview201…

Eric Koreen

LRT: four "fare inspectors" in bright yellow jackets got on my train at bloor about 15 minutes ago.

Ryan Wolstat

As of now, Raptors-Maccabi Haifa game is still a go.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors regulars may be on a cap again tonight but Casey says they could get into a more regular rotation in Friday's preseason finale

Eric Smith

Ottawa, stay strong. Canadians...unite.

Josh Lewenberg

"Our biggest challenge tonight is ourselves," Casey says, hoping his team is able to stay disciplined/run their sets vs an unknown opponent

Eric Koreen

No word bout whether or not game will be canceled tonight because of what is happening in Ottawa. I'd be surprised if there is no discussion

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan asked how his Hebrew is ahead of tonight's game vs Maccabi Haifa: "Its alright" Really? "Nah, I'm lyin', I ain't got nothing"

Ryan Wolstat

I saw a riot last time I was in Montreal for Raptors-Knicks and did some interesting stuff while in news, but nothing like Ottawa situation

Eric Koreen

DeMar was also asked how his Hebrew is: "It's all right."

Ryan Wolstat

Shout out to @josh_wingrove for shooting that insane video. Sports reporting is so, so different than real life.

Eric Koreen

Casey said he will probably use Friday's game to approximate a regular rotation.

Ryan Wolstat

Per Woj, Raptors not one of teams to vote down lottery reform. But talking to various team personnel yesterday, Raptors had mixed feelings

Josh Lewenberg

From NBA.com's GM survey… Which team will win Atlantic? 76.9% say Raptors. JV is international player most likely to breakout

Payal Doshi

Don't forget today at 9pm/et #SAWSports twitter chat! Topic: Can women have it all? Cc @NehaSoneji

Josh Lewenberg

ICYMI Amir Johnson got creative this summer in the hopes of staving off the injury bug for this all-important season: tsn.ca/lewenberg-rapt…

Eric Koreen

(Possible I inverted the intended hashtag. But since I was the first to tweet it, nobody will ever know! Let's pretend it was purposeful!)

Eric Koreen

And a thanks to my editor, @grspur, who pushed me to think about it and created physical space for about 11,000 words.

Eric Koreen

And here is my interview with @teamhop, one of only five Day 1 Raptors employees still around. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/10/22/tor… #NBAinCanadaXX

Ryan Wolstat

20 years later and Raptors broadcast sked is bigger mess than ever.

Eric Koreen

… a series of stories over the next few days. Hopefully you guys enjoy it.

Eric Koreen

… to look back and see how we got to this point, and try to figure out where things will go in the future. Anyway, we'll be rolling out...

Eric Koreen

So, on and off for the last few months, I've been working on a series of stories on the 20th season of the NBA in Canada. It's been fun ...

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors-Knicks in Montreal not yet a sellout. Bloom off that rose in Montreal, or sick of same matchup?

Tom Liston

Poll: John Tory @johntoryTO holds commanding 14-point lead over Doug Ford | Toronto Star ow.ly/D9KL2

Greivis Vasquez

Good Morning! Thank you God for waking me up this morning! Another day to get better. Let's have a great day!! #Blessed

Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias! Gracias a Dios por levantarme Esta mañana, Otro dia mas para seguir trabajando! Que tengan el mejor dia posible.. #Bendecido

Tom Liston

#Leafs @PKessel81 did his homework on Islanders' Halak | theScore ow.ly/D9HfJ

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Pre-season games against foreign visitors do little for anyone on.thestar.com/1vMpEc1

Payal Doshi

Time to embark on the final #nbacanadaseries of the year. Montreal here we come!

Eric Smith

Celeb/gossip moment from a sports guy: Are these pics of Renee Zellweger (making the rounds on Facebook) legit? HOLY HELL. #WhaaaHappened

Eric Koreen

More like Regular Game James.