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Game started 8 hours ago. Game ended 4 & a half hours ago. Just getting home now. Such is life...glad to be home! 240am...hit the sheets
In Brooklyn, searching for Jeru. And not the point guard
Wheels up to Toronto.. ✈️
Tough game for us!! The effort was there!! Next time will be better for us... We have to take care of home so let's get ready for Detroit.
Raps have 5 games left vs Atlantic (@ BOS, BOS, PHI, NY, @ NY) Nets have 4 (BOS, @ NY, @ PHI, NY)
If Raptors & Nets were to tie atop Atlantic, the tiebreaker (w/ season-series now even) would be record within division. Raps: 8-3 Nets: 7-5
Ross declined to speak to the media post-game
In the end (on that play), DeRozan, Lowry and Salmons each passed up decent-good looks & Ross was put in a tough spot, salvaging broken play
(cont) DeRozan said he saw 2-3 Nets converging on him in the lane, thought Lowry was open. Kyle wasn't expecting the ball
Some miscommunication on broken play that resulted in Ross turnover w 26s left. Lowry thought DeMar was going to drive so he stopped short..
It was good, if we lose this game, there’s probably no chance of winning the Atlantic Division because they would win the series.” Pierce
DeRozan: "It still hurts to lose, without a doubt but like coach said, you can't make it like it's the end of the world"
DeMar: "Its a learning experience & it was a heck of a game that we can learn from & possibly could be a team we could see in the playoffs"
DeMar on playoff atmosphere tonight: "It was definitely a notch higher because of what was at stake… It was just a big game overall"
"We split the season series and that's it. We won one in their home. We still have an advantage. We control the destiny.” - Lowry said
"I was literally all over him, I could have smacked him in the face, but he made a tough shot. They got hot man. That's it.” - Kyle Lowry
Raptors and Casey said there’s plenty of season left. “Nothing was decided tonight.” Lowry also having no all-star Joe Johnson talk
"Disappointing loss," says Casey, "but it's not the end of the world... There's still a lot of basketball left"
Alright, g'night Brooklyn! Back to T.O.
TOR: 3 losses in 4 weeks .... by 2 to the Bulls. By 5 in triple OT to the Wiz. Tonight, by 4 in Brooklyn. Learn from these. EXPERIENCE.
Tough loss. Big difference between 3-game cushion & what would have been 5 games w/ a win. Win also would have given them tiebreaker w/ Nets
Raptors have been a great fourth quarter team since the trade, still, execution down the stretch is a problem
Ross bobbled the ball, but don't blame him. Blame TOR for not taking advantage of 5 on 4 w/ Williams falling out of bounds. BAD breakdown
Lowry, Salmons both passed up clean looks on that possession… ended in a turnover. Someone has to step up, be the hero… or goat
Lowry's second half: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 6/9 FG, 3/4 3pt
Also, Nets are 10/14 from three since the 1st Q
"Just another game," they said. I think not. Playoff atmosphere in this building. Pierce trey puts Nets up 3, 1:14 left. Crazy finish
Yep, not an all-star. Good job coaches.
Yep, Joe Johnson should have been the all-star. Don’t think Kyle Lowry isn’t trying to prove a point.
Pound for pound, who is tougher than Kyle Lowry in the entire NBA? Can’t be a long list.
Paul Pierce had a monster game, hitting threes from everywhere in previous game here that Nets almost won. Stepping up now.
Good hard foul by Williams, but five fouls. Big loss by Nets as he’s ben best player on floor since I said he was done.
Raptors really missing Patterson tonight. Hansbrough has played well but no spacing with he and Hayes paired together. Amir set to re-enter
Casey has no choice. Lowry can’t play 40 minutes again, so Vasquez stays in and stays getting torched.
Time to get Vasquez out, not having a good night.
Nets were a perfect 6/6 from three-point range in the 3rdQ, outscored Toronto 28-22
Bizarre Q. Nets hit 4 straight triples to take a 13pt lead before Raps closed out the 3rd on a 13-4 run. Brooklyn's lead is 5 going into 4th
Lowry and DeRozan are the stars, but Amir Johnson is the glue. Had a big bucket to end Nets run and block on Plumlee to get Raptors rolling
9-0 Raptors run since Dwane Casey's timeout (following the Nets 14-0 run). Raps back within 4, 1:30 left in the 3rdQ
TOR has lost 2 games (by a combined 7 PTS) over the last 4 weeks. But they go down 10+ in a game vs Brooklyn & Jekyl/Hyde fans come out! lol
Three-ball has been kind to the Raps lately, it's killing them tonight. Nets shot 1/6 from three in the 1stQ, they're 6/7 since
Valanciunas has been merely OK and is now out. Should have torched Plumlee. Wasn’t bad, but should have done more.
4 straight threes, 2 from D-Will, 2 from Joe. 14-0 Brooklyn run, Nets lead 13, their largest
Apparently there’s life in Deron Williams yet.
Kyle Lowry has a stare for the Brooklyn bench. He sure enjoys showing NYC what it’s missing because of James Dolan.
Lowry was moving on that charge and might have been on the earlier one. Nice to have the reputation of NBA charge leader.
Kyle Lowry takes his second charge of the night, this one on Deron Williams
Joe Johnson scores the first bucket of the second half and the Nets take their first lead since 4-3, 2 minutes into the game
Overall, Nets have a 21-14 advantage in bench scoring tonight. Their reserves outscored the Kings' bench 59-19 last night
17 of Brooklyn's 31 second-quarter points came from the bench, 8 from former Raptor Alan Anderson. Nets shot 13 FTs in the 2ndQ
Nets shot 10/17 in the 2ndQ, ended the half on a 14-6 run to pull within 1 at the break. Raptors lead 51-50, 24 minutes to go
Nets pull within 3, closest they've been since the Raptors led 6-4, 2:20 into the game. Raps up 49-46, 2:02 left in the half
AA, Alan Anderson, has a chanting section that yells out AN-DER-SON repeatedly. It’s true
Another charge taken by NBA charge leader Kyle Lowry. Great one there on Thornton as Brooklyn was seizing some momentum.
Kyle Lowry: all the charges
The "double technical" was created for Tyler Hansbrough
Tremendous quarter for raps. They saw that BKN is a step slow and used patience to get everything they wanted on offence.
Raptors came to play tonight, shooting 63% in the opening Q, lead Nets 30-19. Ross leads all scorers with 12
Last time Raps were here Ross was coming off 51pt game. Was surprised by his restraint that night, taking 9 shots. He's locked in tonight
Lowry could be better at picking his battles. You’re not getting that call on Deron Williams, even if Deron isn’t good anymore.
Ross with 10 of the Raptors' first 14 points. That's double-digit scoring efforts in 7 straight, extending his career-high
The @raptors on 9-0 to start the 1Q
Terrence Ross has shown up in a big way for this important tilt. Drawing oohs and ahs
The trick will be not allowing their too-characteristic allowance of an energy letdown in the next few mins.
Most corner threes made since Dec. 8: Terrence Ross (42), Kyle Korver (41), Wilson Chandler (39), Joe Johnson (39), Trevor Ariza (38)
Leave Ross in the corner at your own risk. He leads the NBA in corner threes since the Dec. 8 trade, passing Kyle Korver with that trey
Any time anybody tells you East/West thing is cyclical, remind them Joe Johnson’s made the all-star game seven times
KG’s now missed two of the four meetings between these clubs this season.