Josh Lewenberg

Raps/Celts tied at 43 going to the break. Not pretty for either club. Raps 1/9 from 3pt, 12 turnovers/6 assists. Ross/Pat each w/ 8 pts

Ryan Wolstat

Oui RT @Josh Lewenberg: This: youtube.com/watch?v=h6BAwI… RT (@me) Terrence Ross just had his elbow above the rim grabbing a defensive rebound.

Ryan Wolstat

Tie game at the half after Marcus Smart fails to throw down a ridiculous follow dunk at the horn.

Josh Lewenberg

This: youtube.com/watch?v=h6BAwI… RT @Ryan Wolstat Terrence Ross just had his elbow above the rim grabbing a defensive rebound.

Ryan Wolstat

Though, just because he’s sitting doesn’t mean Lowry’s not in the game. “You’re getting a little tired Jeff (Green), getting a little tired"

Ryan Wolstat

Dwane Casey has wisely left Kyle Lowry out of this one after he looked way too keyed in for a pre-season game early.

Ryan Wolstat

Terrence Ross just had his elbow above the rim grabbing a defensive rebound.

Josh Lewenberg

Right now Marcus Smart is more running back than point guard, but once he adds some finesse to his power game he's going to be dangerous

Josh Lewenberg

Bottom line: Only 1 of Stiemsma/Hamilton/Cherry trio will make the team (barring Fields buyout), but all 3 should prob be in NBA, somewhere

Ryan Wolstat

That deal Masai made with Atlanta was an absolute heist. A robbery like the Bargnani deal. Lou (and maybe Bebe) a big pickup.

Ryan Wolstat

Marcus Smart fell on Amir Johnson’s legs. Normally jovial Amir staring daggers. Smart not out there to make friends.

Josh Lewenberg

As I've said, Stiemsma seems like the favourite to me, given team makeup/need for rim protector but Hamilton/Cherry making a case.

Ryan Wolstat

Ross excites the crowd again with another ridiculous dunk.

Josh Lewenberg

Battle for 15th spot will be interesting. Hamilton/Stiem/Cherry have all had good moments in exhibition & Casey has raved about them in camp

Tom Liston

#DragonsDen Boom! @MWekerle offers $250,000 to the first DD pitch! #TeamWek

Josh Lewenberg

Jordan Hamilton has looked great with increased PT tonight. Active on D (already w/ 3 stls) and getting in the lane (nice drive/dish to Pat)

Ryan Wolstat

Hamilton is a better defender than advert side and a solid passer as well.

Ryan Wolstat

No question to me whether Jordan Hamilton’s an NBA player, just not a good fit in Toronto given all the talented wings.

Josh Lewenberg

Slightly less pre-season-y than Monday's 1stQ but bar was set awfully low. Combined 1/10 shooting from three, 15 turnovers. Raps up 23-19

Ryan Wolstat

Patterson nearly drew a charge on Pressey, who Casey called one of fastest players in league. Lowry up immediately to clap/argue.

Ryan Wolstat

Am I wrong, or did Marcus Thornton not play any defence in the past? Has made two great defensive plays in first quarter.

Ryan Wolstat

Ex-Maryland star Greivis Vasquez wasn’t pleased to hear the Orioles got swept.

Josh Lewenberg

Worth noting, Lowry is sending a message of his own, scoring 7 of the Raps' first 17 points. Pre-season be damned

Josh Lewenberg

Fun battle between Lowry/Smart. Celts rook clearly looking 2 prove something. Definite similarities between Smart & a young unpolished Lowry

Ryan Wolstat

Celtics have been beating on Lowry, he is angry. Just nailed a three, talked smack to Bass. Going at Smart hard.

Ryan Wolstat

Tough start for Bruno, whole bench up to greet him. James Johnson, in particular, giving him some support with pat on chest.

Ryan Wolstat

Jeff Green dusts Bruno on a crossover. “Welcome to the NBA,” overheard on Raptors bench. Hamilton coming in for Bruno.

Josh Lewenberg

Bruno picks off a bad pass. Other than that a rough 5 mins. Has missed first 3 shots, including 2 treys/out-muscled on D by the vet Green

Ryan Wolstat

T-Ross just provided the highlight of the night. Poor man’s version of some of his top dunks from last year.

Ryan Wolstat

This game is a mild improvement over what went down in Manhattan. Mild.

Josh Lewenberg

Jeff Green attacking Bruno on the block early. Rook's proven he can close out w/ that length but is he strong enough to defend in the post?

Ryan Wolstat

Celtics doubling Valanciunas quickly and aggressively, and he’s having troubles with it. Needs to develop that part of his game.

Ryan Wolstat

Bruno keeps running to places the team doesn’t want him to. “Get out of there Bruno,” is overheard frequently. Aside, nice to be courtside

Josh Lewenberg

Celts going big with Evan Turner at the point. Ross is on him, Lowry defends Avery Bradley

Josh Lewenberg

Locally televised preseason gms so far: 2, that Bruno's played in: 0. Non-TV gms: 3, that Bruno's played in: 3. They're hiding him from you!

Ryan Wolstat

Now DeRozan and Johnson are out to take a few shots.

Josh Lewenberg

No TV for Raptors/Celts aka Bruno-mania in Maine. @Ryan Wolstat and @cathalkelly are there. I'll be keeping an eye out on League Pass

Ryan Wolstat

Even the anthem singer is far above NBA calibre

Ryan Wolstat

Amir for three http://t.co/bvMip7kVHd

Ryan Wolstat

The Global Ambassador’s reach has stretched all the way to Portland, Maine. Don’t they know the Celtics are the home team?

Ryan Wolstat

Based on the warmups past two games, Bebe is healthy enough to do layups and challenge shots, but the cutting must still be an issue.

Ryan Wolstat

Tyler Hansbrough was nailing 90% of his dead-on threes this morning. Casey said he has green light on those too, but corner ones preferred

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan and Johnson are serious about the night off. Not even doing warmups, unlike Lowry and Valanciunas the other evening.

Ryan Wolstat

The Maine Red Claw is here to scare the hell out of @cathalkelly

Ryan Wolstat

A few boos as the Raptors take the court. Patrick Patterson: “I see a lot of green out there."

Ryan Wolstat

The court here are is a rather unique brown. I kind of like it http://t.co/jMAyvY34Hn

Josh Lewenberg

New Raptors Top 5 coming to TSN.ca tomorrow. This week we're counting down the franchise's best all-time wing players. Who ya got?

Ryan Wolstat

Nicely done RT @marc_a_beaudoin: ...from being a week away? RT (@me): Celtics say James Young still a week away.

Ryan Wolstat

James Johnson getting a rest too tonight, More Jordan Hamilton.

Ryan Wolstat

I asked DeMar if he remembers his first start. Instantly, said, in London (Ont.) vs. Sixers. “I was nervous."

Ryan Wolstat

This prompted Cathal to say: “This place is weird.” RT @cathalkelly: Oh, that's normal. http://t.co/fiVXENb7sA

Ryan Wolstat

Celtics say James Young still a week away.

Ryan Wolstat

DeRozan to Bruno: “You starting for me?” Bruno (smiles nervously). DeMar walks away grinning only when Bruno can’t see him.

Ryan Wolstat

Celtics TV folk here, guessing that means there will be streams of Bruno Mania out there tonight...

Eric Koreen

Bruno is starting, and the raptors game isn't on Canadian TV. #WeTheNorth

Ryan Wolstat

I asked Bruno if he liked Maine. He said yes. Today, we found out he thought Maine was part of Boston. Either way, he's excited to start.

Ryan Wolstat

Portland, Maine press meal puts 75% of NBA's to shame.

Ryan Wolstat

Bruno will start. DeMar rests

Eric Koreen

The Kansas City Royals will never lose again.

Greivis Vasquez

Heading to the game.. Let's get better tonight.. Saliendo para el juego.. Hay que mejorar.. #TeamVasquez instagram.com/p/uMCSoBpA4s/

Eric Koreen

Don't worry, everybody: The Raptors are only 252 games under .500.

Josh Lewenberg

On James Johnson, how he got back here and why he believes his second stint with the Raptors will be different: tsn.ca/talent/lewenbe…

Eric Koreen

youtube.com/watch?v=fCm8os… RT @ddale8: Kaboom, black suits fill the room. http://t.co/mrqpgLHoMP

Tom Liston

Whoa RT @MarketWatch Netflix's earnings call may be more interesting than expected as $NFLX plunged 23% after hours.. trib.al/iYNGqSP

Will Cherry

Man I can talk to moms about anything!

Eric Koreen

Reading @Bruce Arthur's draft day story on the Raptors taking Rafael Araujo. How u.

Ryan Wolstat

Missed that one. That’s great. RT @outsidethenba: @Ryan Wolstat Smart last week after facing Lowry: "It’s like guarding me."

Eric Koreen

Phil and Lem :( RT @TheAVClub: NBC dumps Krysten Ritter sitcom before it even airs avc.lu/1sl19jz http://t.co/UPBxz85aVc

Payal Doshi

My girl @Rochelle_Jordan does it again! She continues to roll out the hits: soundcloud.com/rojoproto/play…

Eric Koreen

Interestingly, last year's Lowry (11th) or DeRozan (19th) not top 10 in PER: 5 from Bosh, 3 from Vince, 1 apiece from T-Mac, Jose.

Eric Koreen

Top 10 seasons in PPG in Raptors history: four seasons from Vince, five from Bosh and 2013-14 from DeRozan.

Ryan Wolstat

Nicely done. RT @Eric Koreen: @Ryan Wolstat Bet Wyoming's one.

Ryan Wolstat

Kyle Lowry was happy to be in Maine because it got him up to 44 states visited. He then named those he hasn’t been to.

Eric Koreen

Reminder: Party Down used to exist.

Ryan Wolstat

Dwane Casey believes Celtics have a lot of talent and should not be taken lightly. Says Kelly Olynyk has improved a lot.

Ryan Wolstat

Various Raptors were against idea of shortening games/eliminating timeouts. Lowry in particular said they need those timeouts to recover

Ryan Wolstat

Expect a starter or two to be rested tonight as well. We weren’t told this morning, but best guess would be DeRozan and Amir.

Ryan Wolstat

"First get to the playoffs and win a round, that’s our next step … then go farther.” + Raptors $ talk, 2nd unit etc.: torontosun.com/2014/10/14/rap…

Ryan Wolstat

Lowry is happy though, that Smart is embracing the challenge of going up against him. Lowry thinks he’ll be a good one.

Ryan Wolstat

Kyle Lowry is the best. Was briefly bothered when I compared him to Marcus Smart, before quickly correcting Smart is compared to him.

Ryan Wolstat

The Raptors are enjoying Maine. "I had 40 pieces last night," Bebe said. "40 what?" "40 pieces of sushi ... Too much?"

Greivis Vasquez

Este el mes mas intenso a nivel de practicas en la NBA..

Eric Koreen

Welcome to @nationalpost, @emilymkeeler. She is the new @npbooks editor, taking over from somebody whose name I don't even remember.

Eric Koreen

Via @Trey Kerby and @wolstatsun, it's up to you, NY media, to keep the exclamation of "#HAMFARM!" going. thestarters.nba.com/jose-calderon-…

Josh Lewenberg

From yesterday, my piece on DeMar DeRozan, picking up where he left off after a breakout year and eventful summer: tsn.ca/talent/lewenbe…

Eric Koreen

To be clear, I think LBJ is by far the most likely MVP winner. BUT.

Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias! Gracias a Dios por otro Dia mas para seguir mejorando y trabajando.. Que tengan un Dia muy productivo.. #Bendecido

Greivis Vasquez

Good morning! Thank you God for another day to get better.. Let's have a great day! #blessed

Eric Koreen

Via @jeskeets, Anthony Davis is a monster. 25-1 for MVP. Might be worth a few dollars. youtu.be/S_yFm74yiws

Michael Grange

Leafs Randy Carlyle says it's not personal, but when it comes to Jake Gardiner, you wonder: bit.ly/1w7APMj

Michael Grange

Watching Nets-Kings on NBATV (from China) -- Nets will be better w/o Paul Pierce. Raps need big year to win Atlantic again; Nets tough.

Tom Liston

Mike Wekerle brings some spice to Dragons' Den | Toronto Star ow.ly/CN9Tz

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Cutting NBA minutes not the best way to speed up games on.thestar.com/11nfJy7

Michael Grange

Interesting comments from Leafs Stephane Robidas post-game: "I'm over-thinking ... Making all the wrong reads." Knows he's struggling.