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Tyler Hansbrough gets a flagrant. Let's go home.
With this (truly bizarre) victory, Raps will win the Atlantic Division, which (aside from hanging a shiny new banner) means little-nothing
Seems Johnson's 3 has been changed to a 2. All part of the JJ conspiracy, I presume.
James Johnson hits a corner 3-ball to put the Raptors up by 16, their biggest lead. JJ's 18 points are his most since Feb. 21
Boss checks out with 8 and 7 in 18 minutes. Byron Scott is doing some interesting things.
DeRozan's first FG comes over 3 minutes into the 4th quarter. He was 0-for-7 prior, though he does have 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
DeRozan misses a vicious put-back dunk. He's had a lot of interesting missed dunks this year.
8:55 to go in q4, DeRozan gets his first FG of the night. Toronto up 10 on LAL
The Canadians shoot just 7-for-22, but Pangos, Wiltjer and Gonzaga are on to the Elite 8.
Hey, the Raptors made the Lakers look like the Lakers in the 3rd, so that's something. Raps outscored LA 25-18 in the Q, lead by 5 into 4th
Raps up 71-66 after 3. DeMar is 0-for-6, but is doing the occasional other thing.
what I have theorized for yrs, confirmed tonite: if not for NBA rule that prevented TOR from picking #1, they were gonna draft Iverson in 96
Ross has 10 points in third, and just made a nice read in transition for a Vasquez 3.
Raptors were 16-for-24 in the paint in first half, 1-for-11 outside it
Monroe and Valanciunas would be a defensive disaster. Monroe and DeRozan would be an offensive disaster. So, no, can’t see that happening.
Lots of love for Monroe but he’s not the answer. Need a 2-way PF …. Millsap or Horford (he can play either spot) would be the dream.
Ed doesn’t have an offensive game, but offence isn’t exactly an issue for the Raptors. He’d help, but ideally they need a star 2-way PF.
Would they consider bringing Ed Davis back? Leads Lakers in OR B% and TRB% and PER and VORP. Would lead Raptors in most of those too.
Williams dribbles out the clock from half court. This time I legitimately have no idea whether they're Louing or booing.
Better q2 for the raps. But la up 27-17 on the glass and leading TOR at the half, 48-46
Lakers up 48-46 at the half. Good news: Lou went right.
With 2 mins left in the half, 41 of Toronto's 44 pts have come in the paint or at the line. Lou 3-ball is their only bucket outside paint
This James Johnson guy keeps making all these exciting, eye-catching plays ....
James Johnson is into double figures for the 1st time in almost a month. He's got 11 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast on a perfect 4/4 shooting in 11 mins
Raptors have been 1 of the worst rebounding teams in NBA all season, it is perhaps team’s biggest flaw. Wasn’t addressed will be in summer.
Raps on run with James Johnson on floor. Must be coincidence.
Raptors first bucket outside the paint, a Lou 3-ball, comes 16 minutes in. They had missed their first 9 attempts.
The Lakers did not scout the play where they set one screen for Lou and he takes a three pointer on the left elbow.
Ed Davis grabs the Lakers' 10th offensive board and 20th rebound. The Raptors only have 9 rebounds as a team.
After 12 minutes, Raptors are shooting 6-for-10 in the paint, 0-for-6 outside it. Related: JV and Amir are 6-for-8, rest of team is 0-for-8
TOR goes to q2 trailing 24-17. Lakers owned q1 in the glass & w/ their D. Lots of game still for the raps to get right. GOTTA pick it up!
Lakers lead 24-17 after 1Q. They've attempted 9 more shots than Toronto thanks in large part to SEVEN offensive rebounds. So, yeah, not good
Raptors trail 24-17 after a quarter. They're playing quite poorly. The Lakers are on pace for 28 offensive rebounds.
LA has 7 offensive rebounds. 10-0 2nd chance points. Raps down 10. Crowd booing. And it's hard to blame em. Gotta play harder.
Lakers lead is 10 late in the 1st Q and here come some boos.
Hey, it's Toronto Raptors forward James Johnson.
Raps have really taken charge here in the early going ...
Raptors don't attempt their first 3-ball until 3:20 mark of 1stQ. All 6 of their FGs have come in the paint, all from Amir/JV, all assisted
Vancouver's Rob Sacre in the game for the Lakers. Feel free to yell out the Gonzaga score to him ...
Sorry if I sounded like Taylor swift in the last part of that last tweet, haha
Good to see the Raptors continuing to do their part to keep the Linsanity dream alive.
Just sat down at a bar in Cleveland and one of the TV'a had OHL Petes/Generals on?
You're biting on up fakes by Ryan kelly (!!) & gettin out rebounded (8-3) by Ed Davis & co. That ain't D-Casey folks. Players gotta play!
Lakers have 5 offensive rebounds in just over 5 mins to begin the game. All 9 of Raps' pts have come in paint or at FT line. LA by 4 early
Hope you had "rebounding" in tonight's game of What Will Make The Raptors Look Awful?
In the Lakers the Raptors may have met a team that defends the pick-and-roll worse than they do.
Five possessions, five Valanciunas FGA. Classic Raptors.
Four possessions, four Valanciunas FGA. Classic Raptors.
Caught up with Ed Davis pre-game. Remains a good dude. Going to get paid handsomely this off-season.
Last time we'll see the Raptors in purple this season. Seems fans and players have all enjoyed it. Hope they keep 'em around as an alternate
Raps in purple, Lakers in gold. This is a pleasing colour scheme.
Two of the best PR staffs in the NBA in the building tonight. Lakers staff, like Raptors, is excellent
Since Damon Stoudamire is coaching at Arizona, he isn't here for his bobblehead night, but word is we'll see him at ACC soon
Casey: "One game will help, a few games will help even more, but you can't flip a switch and go from a bad defensive team to a great one"
By my count, Casey used the phrase "gloom and doom" four times in six-minute pre-game scrum. The gist: it's not all "gloom and doom"
Casey: "So not all is dead and sad and gloom and doom in mudville"
Casey pointed out the team has accomplished several of their goals this season (playoffs, division) & chance to win round is still out there
Currently waiting for Isiah Thomas to bust through a giant Raptors dinosaur logo like 21 or so years ago
No Lowry tonight, as expected. With their top 8 players available, the Raptors are 25-14 this season. They're 17-16 w/o at least 1 of them
The Jays are all smiling and having fun, says Michael Saunders. Hang the banner!
I'm totally convinced Dalton Pompey is going to be awesome. Spring Training is the best.
As expected, Kyle Lowry (back) will not play tonight against the Lakers.
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Remarkable day for myself!!! Día inolvidable para mi carrera.