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LeBron also pulled a bit of a Nazem Kadri on the play. Did not need a lot of help going down. Horrible flagrant foul call too.
The problem with trying to tie up LeBron, as JV found out, is you can't do it halfway. Can make a routine play look like flagrant.
Meanwhile, DeRozan guarding LeBron decently for second time this season and has hit a pair of threes.
Continue to be impressed with Lou Williams the backup point guard and distributor. Might actually make his game better/less predictable.
Called a normal foul on the floor, but it's being checked. Greivis Vasquez liked it.
Valanciunas knocks LeBron on his ass and the ACC crowd goes bonkers.
JV hard foul on LeBron earns a standing O from the crowd. Sure.
JV just grabbed LBJ around the shoulders as he was set to blow by him, sending him to floor. Crowd likes it, but could be a flagrant.
Cavs are now a -3 with LBJ on floor, +11 when he's off. Trade LeBron.
Back-to-back corner 3s for DeRozan and the Raptors have cut the deficit to 12 with 2:39 left in the 3rdQ. Raps have just 3 FTA to Cavs' 20
That the Raptors have only taken 3 free throws so far to the Cavs 20 might get under some people's skin.
DeMar "3 and D" DeRozan.
Greivis Vasquez wants noise. His 3 just cut the lead to 14, so it's hard not to be excited.
LeBron just got called for a carry. I'm not saying you need to build a bunker, but if you have one, I'd go down there.
It's almost as if these good teams the Raptors play are good.
TOR tries to chip back in. Down 13 (still a big hole) they give up back to back 3's to Love and Irving. Cavs lead 70-51 now. Q3, 8:38.
Raptors game ops, THE ACC DOES NOT NEED TO BE THIS LOUD. ALL THE VISITING MEDIA COMPLAINS! And we don’t like it either. Would bet fans too.
Cavs: + 3 with LBJ on floor, + 11 with him on bench. Raps trail 57-43 at the half.
Backdoor cut by Mozgov has the Cavs open up their lead 55-43!
From Russia with lobs.
JV left-hand alert. JV left-hand alert. Pretty encouraging to see.
Jonas has scored going over his right shoulder twice tonight.
Cavs have outscored Toronto 12-3 in roughly 3:30 with LeBron on the bench. Love (8) and Irving (4) have scored all 12. Raps down 14
12-2 Cavs run. Raptors trail by 12, their largest deficit of the night, with 3:25 left in the half
Cavs breaking it open with LeBron on the bench. Vasquez gets destroyed by Kyrie off of the dribble.
Terrence Ross should not be trying to guard LeBron James. James Johnson, Patrick Patterson and even DeMar would be far better options.
Tristan Thompson doesn't quit on the glass.
As well as James Johnson is playing vs. LBJ; he's fallen asleep twice off the ball, result: a bad foul and that open 3 by Jones.
Raps getting lost in screen actions. Cavs up 7.
Bruno Caboclo has switched agents from mentor Eduardo Resende to Relativity Sports, who also rep his pal Lucas Nogueira.
The "bandwagonitis" skit did not go over very well with fans. Of course, they've been oddly quiet so far.
Solid Q. Raps shot 48%, assisting on 8 of 11 buckets for one of their better ratios in a while. DeRozan: 12 pts in 12 mins. LBJ: 5pts, 4ast
After a quarter Raps down 28-25. DeMar has 12. Mozgov and Irving have six each.
Raps trail 28-25 after a quarter. You know what? They actually played kind of well!
Great screen by Hansbrough on DeMar drive.
Should add, DeRozan's picked up where he left off. Coming off season-high 35pt game, he's hit 5 of 8 shots for 10 of the Raps' first 23 pts
Amir Johnson has played the first 10:58 of the game. That has to be his longest stretch to start a game in a good, long while.
Who changes pace with their dribble better, Chris Paul or Kyrie Irving? Important because they do it better than anyone else on the planet.
Remember when DeRozan dunks used to result in points?
Amir's working his ass off denying Love the ball.
Lou got Lou-ed by Kyrie.
Vasquez working well with Amir Johnson in pick-and-roll. Might be unintended pro of moving Amir to bench eventually.
JV has attempted 5 shots in 5 minutes, hitting 3 (6 of Raps' first 10 points). He took 2 in his 23 minutes of action Monday vs PHI.
That was JV's left hand. Just to confirm: JV went to his left.
Valanciunas has taken four shots in four minutes. Yes, these are the Toronto Raptors.
After Casey played it coy, the same starters — Vasquez, DeRozan, the Johnsons and Valanciunas — are listed for Raps.
Casey mentioned implementing zone as something on his checklist of things to get done before the postseason begins.
Cavs up 2-1 in season series. They get the tie-breaker if they win tonight, if you care about such things.
No Lowry tonight. Casey didn't commit to same starters
No Lowry tonight for Raps vs. Cavs
No Lowry tonight vs Cavs. Still resting.
Casey says Raptors starting to do some experiments - like starting Patterson recently - to prepare for playoffs. Still need to get zone in.
"They've got the best player in the league. I don't think that can be disputed... (but) Houston might.
Casey says "tonight play with confidence. Let's find an area to get better, whether it's offence or defence.
These guys try to jump you via timeline. Lol new type of thugs these days.
Going on the Kenny Roda Show in Canton, Ohio to talk Raptors-Cavs at 3:35, 1480 WHBC
Anyway, completed my PAGG today. SOMEONE GIVE ME MONEY.
If Cavs win tonight they move into a virtual tie w/ Raps for 2nd, take season series/possible tie breaker for playoff seeding. Lots at stake
Actually, it doesn't appear that iTunes has updated yet. But it will. I think. (I don't actually know how these things work.)
My brother is excited about Matt Cassel. He's hopeless.
JaVale could be possible for Raptors only if it's not a bidding war.
Masai loves McGee but no chance Raptors go over tax to get him.
Horror movie before bed.. Goodnight world 💤
So apparently at some point on Tuesday night I hit the 20,000 mark for Twitter followers. Do I win a prize? Money? Or do YOU.....?
If Leafs rally around a fan's tweet aired by accident and blow whatever chance they have at McDavid, it will be most Leaf thing ever.
If you have tickets to Hornets at Raptors April 15, NBA has moved start time up to 7 p.m.