Josh Lewenberg

Comeback falls short. Lou's last shot will be heavily criticized, as it should be. Raps will have to wait till tmrw, at earliest, to clinch

Eric Koreen

Bad all around for the Raptors, and it goes far beyond that final Lou shot, which was also bad.

Doug Smith

Totally get #raptors not taking a timeout, totally horrific shot decision by Williams

Eric Smith

No idea why Lou took a 3. Misses. Only 1.6 sec left. TOR fouls DET. Meeks hit 2/2 FT. DET up 4. game all but over.

Josh Lewenberg

Lou goes for the win, 3-ball rims out. Meeks can ice it at the line.

Tom Liston

#Raptors James Johnson could be quite useful guarding these wings. However, he has yet to see the floor. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Re: previous tweet on Pistons PGs going off vs Toronto... Only 4 teams (LAL/BOS/MIN/WAS) surrender more points to opposing PGs than Raptors

Eric Smith

Prince goes into the teeth of the D...gets the one hand runner/hook to go. 105-102 DET with exactly 1 min to play. TOR ball.

Josh Lewenberg

DET PGs vs Raps: Jennings: 34pts 10ast 11/22FG (Jan12), D.J.: 35pts, 8ast, 12/20FG (Jan25), Jackson: 27pts 9ast 10/17FG & counting (tonight)

Mike Ganter

There's 1:51 to go here in Auburn Hills and somehow, some way the Raptors have a one point lead.

Eric Smith

1:51 to go, Patterson inches TOR ahead by 1, AGAIN. Raps have never had a lead of more than 1. Vasquez fouls Jackson. FT's comin. 102-101

Eric Smith

JV still on the floor coming out of the timeout. TOR down 6. time to punch back, AGAIN

Eric Smith

Don't be surprised if JV comes out of the game. DET has exposed him in screen roll. TOR up 1, BRIEFLY. 7-0 for DET. 97-91, 4:01 left

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors led briefly, their first since 17-16 midway through the 1st Q, but Pistons have scored 5 straight to regain 4pt advantage

Eric Smith

14-5 in Q4 for TOR. the #Raptors down 1 with 5:49 to play. Last time DET trailed was 17-16, Q1. #Pistons 2/15 FG in Q4. 90-89 DET. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Pistons shot 49%, 8-for-19 from 3 in the 1st half. Raptors have held them to 12-for-41 shooting, 2-for-9 from 3 in 2nd

Eric Smith

TOR has the DET lead down to only 1. #Pistons 12/40 FG in 2nd half thus far

Eric Smith

HUGE offensive rebound by DeRozan (his 8th board)...Lou gets a 1-footed runner to go...the #Raptors cut the DET lead to 90-87. 7:02, Q4

Josh Lewenberg

Drummond just grabbed his 9th offensive board and has 16 rebounds total. Overall, Pistons have an 18-8 advantage on offensive glass

Eric Smith

DET punches back. 5-0 run ... their lead back to 10

Paul Jones

Hey whaddya know, #Raptors D holds Detroit to 11/32 fg in 2nd half and with 10:23 to go in gm they trail 87-80 #rtz

Eric Smith

the #Raptors D in the 2nd half has been much better. DET shooting 11 of 32 FG since halftime. 10:37 to go in Q4, DET is up by 7 though

Josh Lewenberg

Reminder: Raptors haven't had much 4th quarter magic in the tank this season. They're 3-20 when trailing after 3Qs. Were 11-24 last year

Josh Lewenberg

Couple quick Raps buckets - Amir layup, Greivis 3-ball - to start the 4th and just like that the deficit is down to 5

Eric Smith

do not look now ... TOR has the DET lead down to 5. TOR 5-0 run to start Q4. DET up 85-80. #RTZ

Mike Ganter

And just like that it's a five-point game. Dude behind us is rather quiet all of a sudden.

Tom Liston

#Raptors James Johnson (with a WS/48 of .148, & excellent DEF rating) has played zero minutes. This is unwise. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Good news: Raps cut an 18pt Pistons lead to 11 going into the 4th. Bad news: Raps still, deservedly, trail Pistons by 11 going into the 4th

Mike Ganter

Raps down 85-74 after three. If there is reason for hope for the Raptors it is that Lou is starting to show signs of heating up.

Eric Smith

DeRozan crunched mid-air by Drummond. No call. DD very slow to get up. Both teams now at 46% FG but DET up big still, 79-65. Q3, 3:47.

Eric Smith

Caldwell Pope thigh bruise for DET ... possible to return

Mike Ganter

Dude behind us: "75-59. Shut up Toronto."

Mike Ganter

Tommy Hearns sitting baseline here in Detroit. I tweet that out for @simmonssteve and @Beezersun.

Eric Smith

60-48, #Pistons lead the #Raptors at the half. a TON of work to do in the 2nd half for TOR. #RTZ

Mike Ganter

Third time in the last eight games the Raps have given up 60 or more in a half. Halftime scored is 60-48.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors end the half shooting 48% but Pistons 27-3 advantage from 3pt range is the difference. Raps are 1-of-10 from deep, trail by 12

Paul Jones

Pistons outscoring #Raptors by 24 pts from beyond arc Det (9/18) Tor (1/9). 56-46 Pistons 1:53 left 1st half #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

May be worth sitting Lowry for a while to get this right. Back injuries are unpredictable. Will need him close to 100% as possible in 3weeks

Eric Smith

DET: 9/18 from 3PT. TOR 1/9 from 3PT. BIIIIG difference in the game right now.

Eric Smith

DET takes the punch from TOR quickly punches back. TOR had it down to 4. DET pushes it back to 10. 56-46 with 1:53 to play. #RTZ

Mike Ganter

Pistons have made 9-of-18 threes. Raps have attempted nine and made just one.

Josh Lewenberg

Casey had said Lowry was sore after practicing yesterday. He wanted to give it a go tonight but back tightened up again

Paul Jones

From @RaptorsMR Lowry out with back spasms will not return #raptors #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

After 11 minutes of action in his return, word from Raptors is that Lowry is done for the night. Back spasms.

Eric Smith

Lowry...back spasms...OUT

Mike Ganter

Lowry is done for the night. Back spasms. Will not return.

Josh Lewenberg

In other arenas we've seen locals try to drown out traveling Raps fans w/ boos/chants. Very little resistance from Pistons faithful tonight

Mike Ganter

Raps down four and defence has been horrific. So offence has been pretty good.

Eric Smith

DET 1 for its last 6 from the floor. TOR on a 10-2 run has #Pistons lead down to 4 (it was 13 at one point). #Raptors 55.2% FG. Q2, 6:56

Josh Lewenberg

Not sure what's gotten into Ross but the Raps will take it. He's been in the paint 3 times in 10 mins, resulting in a layup & floater (2/3)

Eric Smith

we're only 1:23 into Q2 & the #Pistons already have 42 points. TOR is down 42-30. #Raptors offence is fine. Yet again tho...it's their D

Mike Ganter

Got a feeling we are going to see Chuck Hayes in this one. Casey is searching for anyone who can give him some defence.

Mike Ganter

You could see Lowry feel it in his back as he went to the basket that time. He was leaning over afterwards.

Mike Ganter

Raps gave up 37 in the quarter. That's the second highest first quarter by an opponent this year behind the 40 the Warriors had.

Tom Liston

#Raptors DET shot 63.6% from deep in the first Q - this is not ideal. #WeTheNotClosingOut #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Speaking strictly in terms of the offence (because no one is playing D), that was one of the better Qs Ross and Amir have played in a while

Eric Smith

TOR's defence M.I.A. in Q1. Especially from distance. #Pistons shoot 56.5% FG overall and 7/11 from 3pt. #Raptors go to Q2 down *37*-27

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors scored 27 points in 1stQ, shooting 52% and TRAIL Pistons by 10. Detroit has 37 points on 57% FG, 7-of-11 from 3. Awful defensive Q

Mike Ganter

Looks like Lou hurt himself on that last Pistons' three. He's walking it off right now and doing some carping at the officials.

Mike Ganter

Pistons are 6-for-10 from distance and now have a nine point lead with a minute to go in the quarter.

Josh Lewenberg

Not much D being played on either end. Raps have 8 ast on 11 FG, shooting 58%. Pistons are 9/17 (5/9 from 3) lead by 4 with 2:08 left in 1st

Eric Smith

the #Pistons: 5/9 from 3PT. 4/5 FT. shooting 52.9% FG overall. #Raptors trail 27-23 with 2:08 to go in Q1. TOR: 57.9% FG. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Ross just made a bucket through (some) contact in the paint, went back & missed another couple possessions later. A rare but welcomed sight.

Paul Jones

Really good start by @JValanciunas changing ends of the floor. Has beaten Drummond up floor for easy hoops and good early post position #rtz

Eric Smith

TOR shooting 58% FG but trailing the #Pistons 16-15 with 5:28 to go in Q1. #Raptors 6 ASST on 7 FG. #RTZ on @fan590. #SmithAndJones

Josh Lewenberg

No one on this Raptors team looks for Valanciunas in post or P&R as much as Lowry. Not even close, really. Having him back should help JV

Mike Ganter

Yup, this feels like a Raptors home game. Loud and proud these travelling Raps fans.

Josh Lewenberg

"Let's go Raptors" chants rain down as Drummond shoots FTs here in Detroit. Again, good chunk of attendance at the Palace are Raps fans

Paul Jones

Absolutely...."@demitolios: @Paul Jones totally worth the trip!! #letsgoraptors"

Eric Smith

Minutes away from Mason saying Deeeeetroit Bassssketball. @Paul Jones & I have the #raptors game on @FAN590 #rtz http://t.co/IxYeebJvIq

Mike Ganter

Sat out the last Raps game here at the Palace but once again there appears to be a huge number of Raps fans who made the trek down.

Payal Doshi

A great Tuesday taking in the #womeninsports seminar @RyersonU. http://t.co/B3FL5ArAgU

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "We're cracking the whip, cracking the whip, cracking the whip, pushing, pushing, pushing" Translation: youtube.com/watch?v=uyaJ8e…

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on possibility of clinching playoffs tonight: "It would be nice but our whole focus is on us... keeping our pedal to the metal"

Paul Jones

ICYMI...he's back..."@RaptorsMR: Kyle Lowry is dressing and will start tonight at Detroit. #raptors #rtz"

Mike Ganter

Per @RaptorsMR Kyle Lowry will dress and start tonight.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry (back) returns from a two-game absence and will start tonight in Detroit, Raptors say.

Paul Jones

Just over an hour to tip at Palace of Auburn Hills and the joint is crawling with #raptors fans #rtz keek.com/!Dgeseab

Paul Jones

75 minutes to tip here at Palace of Auburn Hills and the place is crawling with #Raptors fans #rtz http://t.co/5stMkrURl8

Eric Smith

Lowry still TBA...won't know til the bottom of the hour (in about 15 min) if he'll go or not.

Paul Jones

Coach Casey says no decision on @Kyle Lowry as yet..will see how he feels after warmup #Raptors #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

By now you know the drill... Lowry is a true game-time decision tonight. He'll warm up and they'll make the call closer to tip.

Payal Doshi

#CanadianWatch Watching the story as we speak. RT @Paul Coro: Steve Nash talks to Canada, well, @FarhanLaljiTSN. http://t.co/G4EuZYCDt7

Payal Doshi

Hey don’t hate. I used to own a yellow & purple winter jacket. RT @P_Rat: Who in the right mind would buy an Orange winter jacket? #smh

Josh Lewenberg

Raps have already allowed 2 different Pistons PGs to go off for 30+ this year: Jennings-34, Augustin-35. They'll get Reggie Jackson tonight

Greivis Vasquez

Please go to that IG and like the picture of my shoe... http://t.co/8Fl2gn5kcs

Greivis Vasquez

Hoy es tenemos otra oportunidad para seguir mejorando.. No puedes perder el tiempo, así que el… instagram.com/p/0n_0UBpA9F/

Payal Doshi

Steve Nash is humbled to hear that his peers have emulated his game around him. #nashretires #CanadianLegend

Payal Doshi

“I definitely opened every single door I possibly could,” - @Steve Nash #nashretires

Payal Doshi

“It’s as much the pressure as it is the ideologies surrounding the franchise,” - Steve Nash on the #Suns playoffs run. #nashretires

Payal Doshi

“To hear from those guys and have their support and respect. Admiration from your peers is the greatest gift,” - @Steve Nash

Payal Doshi

"I'm not only transitioning out of a long playing career but a new phase in my life," - @Steve Nash #nashretires

Ryan Wolstat

“I don’t want to overstep my role in that golden era.” Steve Nash, humble as always, on impacting Canadian players.

Doug Smith

It's me and @FadooBobcat and @FriedgeHNIC on @FAN590 just after 4. I'll be the one not caring about the pucks

Eric Smith

Tonight, @paul__jones & I have the call of the @raptors & #Pistons on @fan590. GTA listeners can tune in online too. Join us at 7pm. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

"There are maybe 10 people on Twitter who are funny enough to get in an argument without looking like a child." adequateman.deadspin.com/how-to-enjoy-t…

Eric Koreen

This isn't new, but it's good to be reminded of the problem of sports owners controlling the media: youtube.com/watch?v=JATj32…