Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias! Gracias a Dios por Otro dia mas de Vida para seguir trabajando y mejorando! #bendecido

Greivis Vasquez

Good morning! Thank you God for waking me up this morning! Another day to get better!! #blessed

Landry Fields

"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!

Payal Doshi

I do love the way Caron Butler embraces Jeremy Lamb with a big huge after the @okcthunder hang on for the victory. #NBAPlayoffs

Payal Doshi

Westbrook to Durant and this time it was Durant to Westbrook. They finish with ease when they get out in the open court! #okc #NBAPlayoffs

Paul Jones

Gotta give it up to #Raptors fans. They were unreal today #rtz. #bringthenoise #northernuprising

Eric Koreen

Plus, eight other takeaways from the game: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/19/rap…

Eric Koreen

"I love those moments." Pierce and Nets look calm, Raptors look discombobulated in playoff debut. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/19/tor…

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors show their age in Game 1 loss to the Nets: tsn.ca/blogs/josh_lew…

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson stands behind GM Ujiri. "If he says F---'em, then we all say f---'em." m.torontosun.com/2014/04/19/rap…

Tim Chisholm

Well, every game so far has featured at least one buzzer beater to end a quarter.

Ryan Wolstat

“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.”

Michael Grange

'F-Brooklyn' - Masai Ujiri pokes the bear and plants the Raptors stake: bit.ly/1eToXbn

Ryan Wolstat

Normally polite to a fault, Dwane Casey to a new reporter that asked if the team let down the fans? “Get educated on basketball."

Ryan Wolstat

Normally polite to a fault, Dwane Casey to a first-time Raptors reporter. “Get educated on basketball."

Tim Chisholm

The charge rule in the NBA has gotten out of control. Running in front of someone and falling has become too prevalent.

Josh Lewenberg

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"

Eric Koreen

Lowry on DeMar's struggles: “They overplayed him. They really denied him the ball."

Josh Lewenberg

"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"

Josh Lewenberg

MLSE releases a statement re: shot clock malfunction - they experienced a "signal path failure", temp shot clocks relied on same system

Ryan Wolstat

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."

Eric Koreen

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.

Josh Lewenberg

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"

Ryan Wolstat

“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

Josh Lewenberg

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"

Paul Jones

Experience helped the Nets in late game execution today. #Raptors #rtz Paul Pierce like the old dude at the Y that just knows how to play

Payal Doshi

"We had to many TOs but it is something we can fix. We are 15 deep. Guys will comeback. BKN were up on me," Kyle Lowry #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Vasquez urged us to stop throwing gas on the fire.

Ryan Wolstat

Amir fully supported Masai’s comments. Much more on that coming. Like Lowry, said “Masai is a very passionate guy."

Ryan Wolstat

Amir said he feels fine. Patterson and Valanciunas were rolling so that’s why he sat. Very impressed with Valanciunas

Josh Lewenberg

Pierce threw his head band into the crowd after the game, fan threw it back at him, Pierce threw it a second time

Payal Doshi

Playing close games, "Now we understand these are our guys and we play lockdown defense," Paul Pierce #BKNvsTOR

Payal Doshi

"Nets are 14-0 when they hold teams to under 40% from the field," says Deron Williams. #BKNvsTOR

Josh Lewenberg

Pierce makes dinosaur reference in post-game presser, shot at Toronto Sun cover, says he cant remember playing w/o clock like that

Josh Lewenberg

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"

Payal Doshi

"I don't even know who the Raptors GM is," -Jason Kidd speaking on the comments made by Raptors GM pregame.

Eric Smith

"You gotta tell me who the GM even is..." -- Kidd, again when a follow up questions is asked about Ujiri's comments. #rtz #raptors #nets

Eric Smith

Kidd re: Ujiri pre game comments...said it didn't affect his team. Adds: "I don't even know who the (Toronto) GM is." #raptors #rtz #nets

Paul Jones

Thanks Pete. Thanks for tuning in @MoBroPete: @Paul Jones - great call today Jonesy! Well be back for game 2! Go Raps Go!"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on DeRozan: "We've got to make adjustments to help him. Nobody wants to win more than DeMar DeRozan. Everyone has off nights"

Eric Koreen

"I'm going to save my money by (not) speaking on the officials." Casey

Josh Lewenberg

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

Eric Koreen

Casey on fuck Brooklyn: "that should represent how we feel."

Eric Koreen

Casey thought Patterson gave them best chance to score. Explained Amir's lack of burn

Eric Koreen

Casey said with Garnett hedging, Demar basically faced triple teams. Adjustments coming

Eric Smith

Casey post game. #rtz #raptors http://t.co/RYanpB22cL

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "We got the kinks out. The series is not won or lost in one game"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game"

Eric Koreen

Casey: "I thought we played a little bit as expected in our first playoff game."

Tim Chisholm

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

Tom Liston

#Raptors minus 10 in turnover differential - close that gap and it's a win. #RTZ

Tim Chisholm

I feared DeRozan would follow in Carter/Bosh footsteps a couple of weeks ago. So far not good. raptorsrepublic.com/2014/03/31/can…

Eric Smith

The #nets take game 1, beating the #raptors 94-87. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

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

Eric Koreen

'Topes lose. 94-87.

Josh Lewenberg

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

Tim Chisholm

It took that long to foul? Raps just beat themselves as many times today as BKN did.

Josh Lewenberg

Can't imagine either team will have nice things to say about the shot clock malfunction

Tom Liston

#Raptors Armstrong notes the officials have yet to call a BKN foul the entire fourth quarter. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

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

Michael Grange

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.

Eric Smith

Another pierce bucket. Vasquez 3pt. Another Pierce bucket. He has taken over. 88-81 #nets with 51.5 sec to go. #rtz #raptors

Josh Lewenberg

Paul Pierce has the Nets' last 9 points. Brooklyn lead is 7, 51.5 left

Ryan Wolstat

Paul Pierce. Good even when he doesn’t travel.

Eric Koreen

Pierce with three daggers now.

Tim Chisholm

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

Eric Smith

11-5 #nets run after game was tied at 73. I believe kg/Pierce have the last 7 for bkn. 84-78. Quiet all day but big in crunch-time #raptors

Eric Koreen

Well, I don't think anybody thought the GM would curse or the shot clock would stop working.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Paul Pierce - 3 steps are allowed without a shot clock. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

Lots, lots, lots of factors at play. But when everyone was asking about playoff experience, this was the exactly the game that was feared.

Ryan Wolstat

Meanwhile, Brooklyn has brought the D late. Lockdown mode.

Ryan Wolstat

I’m not sure I’ve seen worse reffing. I probably have, but atrocious at either end.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Paul Pierce is the most swaggeristic 2 for 9 shooting man going. #RTZ

Tim Chisholm

DeRozan isn’t coming hard off of off-ball screens or working to get open. Nets in his head in halfcourt sets.

Ryan Wolstat

As solid as Raptors were in fourth quarters of games (better than anybody) if those fourths were close, they stunk.

Tim Chisholm

Inexperience is starting to shine through here. Raps aren’t executing.

Eric Smith

9-3 run by the #nets over the last 3:30. Kg and Pierce, quiet all day, a big part of that mini run. 82-76, #raptors down w/ 2:57 left. #rtz

Eric Koreen

Nets finally drill a 3: Pierce. 82-76 Nets with 2:57 left.

Josh Lewenberg

"Five, four, three, two, one, horn"- Herbie. Raptors shot clock violation

Ryan Wolstat

Paging DeMar DeRozan ….

Tom Liston

#Raptors Big break there - wasn't a charge. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry's second drawn charge of the game

Eric Koreen

These refs stink. Might as well flop.

Tim Chisholm

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.

Josh Lewenberg

Best Raptors today (in this order): Lowry (first playoff game in 5 years), JV (1st playoff game), Vasquez (1st meaningful playoff mins)

Eric Smith

6:25 to go. Game tied at 73. Whatever happened to this point doesn't matter. NOW...it's go-time. final 6 min. #rtz #nets #raptors

Eric Koreen

Nets: 3-for-23 from 3. Raps only 6-for-17, but those are nine huge points.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors subbed late, refs weren’t going to allow Valanciunas to sub in, but Kidd timeout takes care of that.

Ryan Wolstat

TFC’s Bezbatchenko still standing

Eric Koreen

Chuck Hayes is eating up minutes that should be Amir's. If he were right, this wouldn't be happening.

Eric Koreen

#gameops Game of Thrones theme.

Josh Lewenberg

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.

Eric Smith

A 3pt by patterson and then a dunk by pp too. #raptors tie it at 67. Livingston then 2/2 ft. #nets back up 2.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry finds Patterson on the break to tie the game and again, this place is going crazy