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"He isn't here! He is risen, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying" Happy Resurrection Sunday. Thank you, Jesus!
Well, every game so far has featured at least one buzzer beater to end a quarter.
“He's very passionate man. I definitely have his back, I'm with him 100%” Amir Johnson said. “If he says f___'em, we all say f___'em.”
Normally polite to a fault, Dwane Casey to a new reporter that asked if the team let down the fans? “Get educated on basketball."
Normally polite to a fault, Dwane Casey to a first-time Raptors reporter. “Get educated on basketball."
The charge rule in the NBA has gotten out of control. Running in front of someone and falling has become too prevalent.
Vasquez says he went to Paul Pierce's Nike basketball camp back in the day. "I grew up watching this guy, imagine playing against him now"
Lowry on DeMar's struggles: “They overplayed him. They really denied him the ball."
"New cables will be run tonight and tmrw to ensure no issues arise on Tues and the NBA will inspect both the fixed and backup systems"
MLSE releases a statement re: shot clock malfunction - they experienced a "signal path failure", temp shot clocks relied on same system
MLSE says “we experienced a signal path failure midway through the third Q of today’s game. Our backup system relied on the same source."
Pierce: “I don’t remember if I’ve ever played [in a game without a functioning clock] since I’m a dinosaur.” Trolling so hard.
Vasquez: "They're not going to beat us that easy, they're going to have to earn it. Tuesday's a must-win for us"
“The refs have a job to do, we have a job to do. I’m not going to comment too much on that.” - Jonas Valanciunas
DeRozan said they didn't do anything with their defence that he hasn't seen before, just missed shots he normally makes. "That's about it"
Vasquez urged us to stop throwing gas on the fire.
Amir fully supported Masai’s comments. Much more on that coming. Like Lowry, said “Masai is a very passionate guy."
Amir said he feels fine. Patterson and Valanciunas were rolling so that’s why he sat. Very impressed with Valanciunas
Pierce threw his head band into the crowd after the game, fan threw it back at him, Pierce threw it a second time
Pierce makes dinosaur reference in post-game presser, shot at Toronto Sun cover, says he cant remember playing w/o clock like that
Vasquez on Masai's pre-game comments: "I feel that way too and I've got his back. We dont like them, we all feel that way"
"I don't even know who the Raptors GM is," -Jason Kidd speaking on the comments made by Raptors GM pregame.
Casey on DeRozan: "We've got to make adjustments to help him. Nobody wants to win more than DeMar DeRozan. Everyone has off nights"
"I'm going to save my money by (not) speaking on the officials." Casey
Casey: "I thought Jonas played big time. He grew up today". Says they'll have to look at running more plays for him in post
Casey on fuck Brooklyn: "that should represent how we feel."
Casey thought Patterson gave them best chance to score. Explained Amir's lack of burn
Casey said with Garnett hedging, Demar basically faced triple teams. Adjustments coming
Casey: "We got the kinks out. The series is not won or lost in one game"
Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game"
Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game."
BKN had shot fewer free throws than TOR until the Raps had to start fouling late. Fouls nearly even, too (BKN 23-19) considering late fouls
Nets win Game 1, 94-87. As the final buzzer sounds, one of the shot clocks starts working - not kidding. One of those days. G2 on Tues
'Topes lose. 94-87.
As much as he tried to fight it, this game hit DeRozan hard, as many feared it might. Learning experience. Raps need him to be better in G2
It took that long to foul? Raps just beat themselves as many times today as BKN did.
Can't imagine either team will have nice things to say about the shot clock malfunction
If your leading scorer and best defender do nothing, hard to win. Raptors gave it a shot, but need to be much better. Amir a huge concern
Paul Pierce's thing is he'll wake you up out of a sound sleep to make sure you're looking in his eyes before choking you out.
Paul Pierce has the Nets' last 9 points. Brooklyn lead is 7, 51.5 left
Paul Pierce. Good even when he doesn’t travel.
Pierce with three daggers now.
The Nets have played far from a perfect game here but have basically been in control since the tip. Absolutely nothing TOR did phased ‘em
Well, I don't think anybody thought the GM would curse or the shot clock would stop working.
Lots, lots, lots of factors at play. But when everyone was asking about playoff experience, this was the exactly the game that was feared.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn has brought the D late. Lockdown mode.
I’m not sure I’ve seen worse reffing. I probably have, but atrocious at either end.
DeRozan isn’t coming hard off of off-ball screens or working to get open. Nets in his head in halfcourt sets.
As solid as Raptors were in fourth quarters of games (better than anybody) if those fourths were close, they stunk.
Inexperience is starting to shine through here. Raps aren’t executing.
Nets finally drill a 3: Pierce. 82-76 Nets with 2:57 left.
"Five, four, three, two, one, horn"- Herbie. Raptors shot clock violation
Paging DeMar DeRozan ….
Lowry's second drawn charge of the game
These refs stink. Might as well flop.
Despite ALL the issues for TOR this game I am terribly impressed that they’ve found a way to be in a position to win.
Best Raptors today (in this order): Lowry (first playoff game in 5 years), JV (1st playoff game), Vasquez (1st meaningful playoff mins)
Nets: 3-for-23 from 3. Raps only 6-for-17, but those are nine huge points.
Raptors subbed late, refs weren’t going to allow Valanciunas to sub in, but Kidd timeout takes care of that.
TFC’s Bezbatchenko still standing
Chuck Hayes is eating up minutes that should be Amir's. If he were right, this wouldn't be happening.
Is there any doubt that this game is coming down to a final, un-reviewable, buzzer-beating play? It's fate. Don't fight it.
Lowry finds Patterson on the break to tie the game and again, this place is going crazy