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BTW, the pot-smoking scene in last night's ep the funniest scene of the year. The Americans: America's Best Comedy!
Should I change my avatar to the mail robot on The Americans? y/n
That was a shocker!
Coming to TSN.ca shortly: The 5 worst draft picks in Raptors franchise history. Who makes your list?
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Speaking of Bruno, he's played 17 minutes in 6 games with Fort Wayne, with 3 DNP-CDs. Might be good for Raps to get own affiliate.
Wheels up.. ✈️
And they say per possession statistics can't be revealing.
He has played one minute.
Fun with small sample sizes: Since Dec. 30, the Raptors have outscored opponents by 200 points/100 possessions with Bruno on the floor.
No hay algo que mas quiera en este momento que estar contigo...
Faulty causation: the JV flagrant on LBJ starting Raps run. Correct causation: Lou shooting fireballs starting Raps run.
In those last 30 games, Raps outscored by 35 points. Seven EC teams have been better, including MIL, DET, CHAR, IND.
In first 31 games, the Raptors went 24-7. In their last 30, they've gone 14-16. Reality likely lies somewhere between awesome + average.
Lowry will accompany the team on their upcoming 3-game road trip and could play tomorrow in Charlotte.
No formal practice for Raps today. Individual workouts for some players, including Lowry, who says he's making progress & is close to return
Raps did not have practice today, but Lowry is working out. I'm guessing he will play tomorrow.
Cleveland is now 19-4 since LeBron sat out a bunch of games. 27.7 points, 6.9 assists, 6.3 rebounds from LeBron in that span.
Phone dying (true) .. Hard to debate with lots of people at once, but appreciate the points of view.
I missed you, unbearable, soul-crushing cold. I was almost feeling human recently. It was strange. This is better.
Is Russell Westbrook good?
Casey on JV foul: "It was a hard foul. It was a good foul, a smart foul. We've got to play that way. We've got to play physical”
JV on hard foul vs LeBron: "I wasn't trying to hurt him, I was just trying to stop him from dunking the ball. Nothing personal."
Long post-game chat by Casey and owner Larry Tanenbaum was in there too likely providing encouraging words for Raptors
'Topes lose. 120-112. Big 3 combines for 77 points, which is a heck of a lot.
Good effort by the Raptors making a game of this minus top player Kyle Lowry.
With 30s left, Lou has 24 points on 7 shots (6/7 FG, 4/4 3P, 8/8 FT) in 29 minutes. Has scored 19 of Raptors' 34 4th quarter points
Sometimes, you have the best player in the world. But usually you don't.
Raps will lose this game (always a likely possibility) but have to be impressed w/ their effort vs hottest team in East w/o Lowry regardless
Opponent season high for made threes allowed. Cavs have hit 15.
DeRozan, to his credit, has actually done a decent job on LeBron in the 2nd half. The thing about LeBron is, it doesn't really matter.
Jonas Valanciunas doing things in the final minutes.
Lou Williams has 24 points on 7 FGA.
Crazy how well LeBron reads the game. Facilitated most of first 3 Qs, going off in 4th. DeRozan compared him to Peyton Manning yesterday
LeBron James hits back to back contested threes. Somebody's gonna say this has something to do with James Johnson on the bench. It doesn't.
Lou Williams has 21 points on 6 FGA.
Lou shouldn't have to convince anyone that his intention was to shoot.
The Raptors are going to have to hope the Cavs miss some open 3s, because they really can't stop LeBron.
J.R. Smith commits a foul before the inbound, meaning two automatic free throws. That's so J.R.
Dwane Casey just came dancing on to the court to get a timeout. Raps down 1 with 5:51 left.
19-9 Raptors run since JV tried to break LeBron. Toronto by 2.
Terrence Ross has a pulse, Lou Williams is unconscious and the Raptors lead with eight minutes left.
Here comes LeBron.
Lou has drawn fouls on two 3s in three minutes to begin the Q, scoring 11 of the Raps 15 pts in the 4th. Ross 3-ball cuts Cavs lead to 1
Raps within one after a Ross 3. I can confirm fun is happening.
Has any other player lit up the Cavaliers this season the way Lou Williams has?
Raps within 4 as Lou starts the fourth on a personal 6-0 run. Vasquez will have to contain Kyrie, somehow.
Raptors are 3-14 when trailing after 3 quarters this season. They were 11-29 last year
LeBron missed both FTs after JV flagrant, closes Q with buzzer-beating layup. Raps trail by 10 going into the 4th
Raps deficit grows to 19 in the quarter but they have it down to 10 heading into the fourth.
LeBron beats the buzzer with a layup. 84-74 Cavs after 3.
JV with a flagrant 1 on LeBron James. But LBJ goes to the line at misses both FT's
LeBron’s recent free throw issues continue. Missed two big ones against Rockets.
I mean, it was a flagrant, but I'd say kind of by accident. Still, good to see the crowd pumped.
Ruled a flagrant-one.