Eric Koreen

As a fan of symmetry, I regret to point out that in 2007, Raps followed narrow Game 1 loss to Nets with narrow Game 2 win.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry (6th) and DeRozan (8th) get some love for Most Improved Player, but not enough. Should have been higher. Dragic a deserving winner tho

Eric Koreen

By the way, Goran Dragic was a deserving WINNER. Although I'm sure he likes a nice merlot. #winer

Eric Koreen

As many people are pointing out, maybe he was confused and thought he was voting on MVP?

Michael Grange

Goran Dragic wins NBA's most improved player award; Raptors Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan finish 6th and 8th respectively.

Eric Koreen

The LBJ second-place vote went to Michael Smith of Prime Ticket. His ballot: Durant, James, Griffin. Absurd.

Doug Smith

Goran Dragic no-surprise winner of NBA most improved player award; Kyle Lowry sixth, DeMar DeRozan eighth. L Stephenson, 2: A. Davis, 3

Eric Koreen

Also: WHO THE HELL GAVE LeBRON JAMES A SECOND-PLACE VOTE?

Eric Koreen

Goran Dragic is your deserving winer of the Most Improved player away. Lowry sixth (two 1st votes), DeRozan eighth (with one)

Ryan Wolstat

Dragic most improved player. Lowry sixth, DeRozan 8th. Both should have been higher

Ryan Wolstat

Vasquez sulked too, and like DeRozan also came up big. Lots of emotions out there in big game Track record more than makes up for brief fits

Ryan Wolstat

People can overreact to DeRozan brief sulk if they'd like, but Casey wasn't lying when he called him "ultimate teammate."

Josh Lewenberg

Neither team has played their best basketball. For Raptors, 40 turnovers is more than they've committed in any 2-game stretch this season

Josh Lewenberg

Thought Casey out-coached Kidd last night, made the right adjustments going into G2: 8-man rotation, rotating 3 bigs, Landry over Salmons

Josh Lewenberg

From last night: DeRozan finds playoff redemption in the Raptors' Game 2 win over Brooklyn tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=…

Eric Koreen

Also within my observations — Lowry's four-possession sequence I wrote about is what makes him so rad: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/23/tor…

Ryan Wolstat

The Round Mound of Rebound (not Rob Ford) has doubled down on Raptors: Says he hasn't seen any reason why Toronto won't win the series.

Eric Koreen

It turns out when you write something at 1:30 a.m. after being awake for 19 hours, you make more grammatical errors than usual.

Ryan Wolstat

Not in peak form this morning (or, perhaps I am?) unintentionally tried to sneak whisky on plane. Was a gift I forgot to remove.

Eric Koreen

More thoughts on Game 2: on Landry "Lance" Fields, the rotation, DeRozan's defence, the road and more: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/23/tor…

Ryan Wolstat

The Brooklyn fan parties are at the media hotel. Good thing Masai is staying elsewhere.

Eric Koreen

Excited to head to Brooklyn tomorrow. I've never heard a single person say something bad about the place.

Payal Doshi

Any plans tomorrow night? Well, Samsung is holding an event for the launch of the S5 at Hoopdome. Some Canadian NBA players will be on hand.

Ryan Wolstat

Coming up on TSN 1260 in Edmonton shortly

Eric Koreen

My most retweeted thing from last night was a joke about pizza. The game stay the same.

Ryan Wolstat

Off to Brooklyn. Scouting ahead for my Canadian media brethren.

Eric Koreen

Since that game, the Raptors are 0-12 on the road in playoffs — three losses apiece in Philly, Detroit, New Jersey and Orlando.

Eric Koreen

I remember watching that game as a 15-year-old. Dell Curry couldn't miss.

Eric Koreen

The last Raptors road win in the post-season? It was almost 13 years ago. basketball-reference.com/boxscores/2001…

Eric Koreen

Wait — that Paul Pierce 3 DIDN'T go in?

Eric Koreen

We're still waiting to be impressed by both teams. But the Raptors are scrapping. From last night: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/22/tor…

Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias! Gracias a Dios por Otro dia mas de Vida para seguir trabajando y mejorando! Q tengan el mejor dia posible! #bendecido

Greivis Vasquez

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

Michael Grange

Tying the series was big, the Raptors winning a playoff game was much bigger, my column from last night: bit.ly/1rigYGs

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Raptors: Three things we learned from Toronto's win over Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of NBA playoffs on.thestar.com/1jAcLrB

Eric Smith

N@DUNNOEitsALI nice shot

Nando De Colo

Rdv sur LD17Prod pour une série de mixs, tops et mini-movies sur la NBA ;) fb.me/2inrmrcGk

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan finds playoff redemption in the Raptors' Game 2 win over the Nets, evening their series: tsn.ca/nba/story/?id=…

Eric Smith

The #raptors got the win in gm 2. @Greivis Vasquez - and his cojones - were a big part of it. sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba#rtz #wethenorth

"@RobinsonMegan: Round 1, Game 2: The Victory. #Raptors http://t.co/3VQAMy31nc" - great pic

Eric Smith

Thnx; 2 kind MT @alexisonfireee: Awesome chattin w/ TOR Legend @Eric Smith! Most down to earth person in this city http://t.co/rWKUIJZMj4"

Payal Doshi

“We had a team meeting this year telling the guys I was a leader,” - John Wall post game after a Wizards win.

Eric Smith

The #raptors got the win in game 2. @Greivis Vasquez - and his cojones - were a big part of it. sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba… #rtz #wethenorth

Greivis Vasquez

Good night world!! Tomorrow will be even better!! Buenas Noches a todos!! Voy a dormir...

Eric Koreen

Body language ain't everything. The Raptors survive. My quoter: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/22/tor…

Josh Lewenberg

Valanciunas is the 1st player to total 30 pts/30 reb in 1st 2 career playoff gms since Ralph Sampson & Sam Perkins in 1985, via @EliasSports

Josh Lewenberg

"I'm a student of the game"- DeRozan said he watched Game 1 two or three times to ensure he wouldn't make the same mistakes tonight

Ryan Wolstat

"We need him to step up and play big basketball. This is man's time right now, it's not little kids.” - Vasquez on Amir

Greivis Vasquez

La Victoria de hoy Es dedicada a mi Tia Maritza q acaba de irse al cielo.. Tia te amo y se que vas a estar en un lugar mejor... #family

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez: "One thing I learned from the best, the San Antonio Spurs, they never get any attention but they always win. We want to copy that"

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez: "We lost the first game and everyone was talking. Everyone was killing DeMar, now they're going to love him for a couple more days"

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez: "We don't want no attention, at all. We're find with that. We let the people talk but we do the talking on the court"

Ryan Wolstat

“Jurasskick Park” is more fine work.

Josh Lewenberg

Vasquez called Fields tonight's MVP, said it's human nature to fixate on scoring but his D was a game changer. "It was contagious"

Eric Koreen

Vasquez's reaction to being asked what he was thinking while Pierce shot was in air: "Ha!"

Ryan Wolstat

"I feel good. I feel happy for the team, we're going to win in Brooklyn.” - Jonas Valanciunas

Ryan Wolstat

DeMar DeRozan: “Started from the bottom … still got a long way to go."

Josh Lewenberg

Amir: "We weren't going down 0-2. We were a desperate team. It was a must win. We weren't going to lose"

Ryan Wolstat

"There was no way we were losing that game." - Amir Johnson

Eric Koreen

Amir: "We weren't going down 0-2. ... There was no way we were losing that game."

Paul Jones

#Raptors with 19 offensive rebounds and beat Nets on boards 52-30. That's taking advantage of ur line up #rtz #northernuprising

Ryan Wolstat

First Raptors playoff win since 2008

Josh Lewenberg

Kidd on Fields: "He stopped Joe (Johnson). He's the defensive stopper"... Blank stare

Ryan Wolstat

Kidd on Fields: "He stopped Joe. He's the defensive stopper."

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "Next game is going to be tougher. They're going to come out with guns blazing and we have to go there and be ready for the fight"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said turnovers are a product of trying to play faster on top of Brooklyn's physicality

Ryan Wolstat

Casey praised Vasquez after "defence wasn't up to snuff" in first game

Ryan Wolstat

Dwane Casey said Raptors need the defence Amir Johnson provided in Game 2 every night. "He had it tonight." said early start hurt Saturday

Josh Lewenberg

Vince Carter's first career playoff game: 16 points, second game: 27 points. DeRozan's first game: 14 pts, second: 30 pts #QuickStudies

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors got very luck tonight. Need to clean up those turnovers. Have 40 in two games. Were luck Brooklyn wasn’t too good either.

Paul Jones

For the 1st time since Apr/08 #Raptors have won a playoff game. DeRozan with 30 pts (17 in 4th qtr) as Raptors win 100-95. Series tied #rtz

Eric Koreen

Fact: playoff pizza has zero calories.

Josh Lewenberg

And we've got a series. Raptors win Game 2, 100-95 to even the series at 1 apiece. Game 3 goes from Brooklyn Friday

Eric Smith

The #raptors win game two 100-95. Tying the series against the #nets. #rtz #wethenorth

Eric Koreen

'Topes win 100-95. Series tied 1-1.

Ryan Wolstat

There will be at least one more Raptors game at ACC this season. Big night Toronto. And Rob Ford wasn’t even tossed out (as far as we know)

Ryan Wolstat

Fittingly, Landry Fields with the steal to seal the win.

Eric Smith

Johnson dunk. 96-92 raps. Nets miss 3ball. Dd fouled. Nails 2 ft's. Raps up 6. Quuuuick 3 by deron w. Dd fouled again. Raps 101-95; :7.4

Eric Koreen

Playoff pizza alert.

Josh Lewenberg

Leave this one off the old playoff resume, Paul

Tom Liston

#Raptors Choking Paul Pierce > Non clutch Paul Pierce #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Really nice inbounds pass from Vasquez, who, like DeRozan earlier in quarter, was quite unhappy to be subbed out not long ago.

Eric Koreen

Pierce missed again. That might do it.

Josh Lewenberg

Nets lost Amir on the inbound, he gets an uncontested dunk as a result. Nets turn. Raps by 4, 16.1 to go

Ryan Wolstat

Welcome back Amir Johnson. Nice timing. Great game from him. Not vintage Amir, but 90% and good enough.

Payal Doshi

AMIR JOHNSON! He has one clutch bucket! Could it seal the deal?

Payal Doshi

T-Ross getting instructions from coach Casey!

Michael Grange

Not ideal that JJ scored in 1.8 seconds there.

Eric Koreen

Before we can go on to the free-throw shooting contest, the Raptors must inbound the ball. Oh man.

Eric Smith

Pierce left open. Misses 3. Raps get reb. Nets foul. DeRozan 2/2 ft. #rtz #raptors up 94-90. #nets ball. :20.6 sec.

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan knocks down a pair of FTs. Raps lead by 4, 20.6 left

Tom Liston

#Raptors Non clutch Paul Pierce is my favourite. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Pierce three rims out as fan in front of press row wipes sweat from his forehead. He's human, apparently (Pierce, not the fan)