Josh Lewenberg

Bobcats/Bulls going to OT in Charlotte. Raptors clinch 3rd with Chicago loss

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors lead by 13, Nets trail by 2, Wizards lead by 12, all at the half

Eric Smith

55-36, #raptors lead the #knicks with 2:43 to go in q2. #rtz

Payal Doshi

While Lowry sizzles from the field 6/8. Buycks is currently a +12 on the floor right now. #rtz

Eric Smith

No. More. Tweets. About. The. Nets. Or. Anyone. Else. Til. Games. Are. DONE. Nets were up 41-40. They may lose. They may win. Ditto for Wiz

Josh Lewenberg

Scoreboard watching: Nets have comeback to pull within 2 of Cavs midway through 2nd, Celts also making a run, down 5 to Wiz

Tom Liston

#Raptors @Steve Smith says Dwane Casey should be Coach of the Year: ow.ly/vScKH #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

This is only the third game in which Buycks has played since the 4 ex-Kings arrived on Dec. 13

Eric Smith

Buycks in the game for the #raptors. Hasn't seen action for Toronto since Dec 10. #rtz #knicks

Tom Liston

#Raptors @Kyle Lowry with 17 points in TWELVE minutes on 95.7% True Shooting %... yes, 96%. #NorthernUprising #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

DWIGHT BUYCKS SIGHTING #Tank4Fourth

Eric Koreen

If only this were one of the games the players wore nicknames, Lowry could wear "2018 first-rounder" on back.

Eric Smith

The #raptors lead the #knicks 28-21 at the end of q1. Lowry with 17. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

My bad, 17 points in Q1 for Lowry

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry: 12 minutes, 16 points, 6/8 FG, 3/5 3pt, 3 rebounds, 2 assists - a solid game OR brilliant quarter? Raps up by 7 after 1Q

Mike Ganter

Lowry with 17 in the quarter????

Eric Koreen

Lowry's good. To the bench.

Ryan Wolstat

In battle for fifth place Wizards score 38 on Celtics, up 14, Nets down 12 to Cavaliers after a quarter.

Ryan Wolstat

Nothing’s for certain with any of these kids though until they make it official.

Eric Smith

Lowry has 11 pts and the #raptors lead the #knicks 22-18 with 1:26 to go in q1. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

What a start for Lowry, who has torched the Knicks this season, scoring 11 of the Raps' first 22 points. He's 4/5 from the field, 3/4 from 3

Payal Doshi

Over at #MSG is the one and only super fan Nav!

Ryan Wolstat

Have also heard Sim Bhullar planning to enter draft and no decision yet from Khem Birch.

Josh Lewenberg

Win, loss, doesn't really matter as long as the Raptors come of this game in one piece

Eric Koreen

OK: Just sit Amir for the rest of the night.

Eric Koreen

Cole Aldrich put-back jam: drink.

Eric Smith

5:50 to go in q1 and the #raptors trail the #knicks 9-8. #rtz

Eric Koreen

Strong move from Amir Johnson. That's promising, as he's been struggling to find himself since sitting out a few games.

Josh Lewenberg

MSG broadcast shows Phil Jackson sipping his beverage in the stands. What are the odds that he's still in the building for the 2nd half?

Mike Ganter

Based on Raps first defensive possession, the team is intent on stopping the recent trend of poor def performances.

Josh Lewenberg

Cats close out 1st half on a 20-6 run, lead Bulls by 4 at the break. If Chicago loses, Raptors/Knicks becomes meaningless, Raps clinch 3rd

Eric Koreen

Effective @Raptors advertising campaign here: youtube.com/watch?v=oucrrf…

Josh Lewenberg

Amar'e thanks fans for their support and promises to come back strong next year. Reluctant applause.

Payal Doshi

We are just minutes away from tip! Check out the exclusives from @nbacanada pre game. #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

"Whose broad stars and bright stars..."- MSG anthem singer. This Knicks season can't end soon enough.

Eric Smith

The #raptors standing on guard for thee...prior to the tip against the #knicks. Game on #sportsnet in 5 min. #rtz http://t.co/ROVqywWN06

Doug Smith

We're here now talking Raptors-Knicks: thestar.com/sports/raptors…

Eric Smith

Amir Johnson getting in on the pre game rebounding routine / 'game' with Hayes and Valanciunas. #rtz #raptors #knicks http://t.co/dcUy3chc3a

Ryan Wolstat

Nobody cares but media, but lots of people will be quite pleased new Raptors practice facility will be close by.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors hope to announce details on new practice facility soon/ready for ASW. “Will be close to downtown” - Leiweke: torontosun.com/2014/04/16/rap…

Ryan Wolstat

Me fail bracketology? That’s unpossible

Ryan Wolstat

Never mind on last Nets tweet. I find it odd that they’d rather duck Bulls now, but have to face Heat in second round

Ryan Wolstat

Brooklyn clearly wants no part of Heat. Hence that lineup

Ryan Wolstat

Original plan was for We the North promo to come out next season for 20th anniversary, but Leiweke and Ujiri liked it too much, sped it up

Tom Liston

#Raptors Just thinking about Raptors not tanking two years ago and losing a coin flip to GSW. Barnes vs Ross: ow.ly/vS6Gu #RTZ

Michael Grange

ICYMI: My column on the Raptors, 'We The North' and embracing what makes us different: sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba…

Paul Jones

John Salmons warming up from the spot where Alvin Williams hit biggest shot in #Raptors history Gm 5… instagram.com/p/m3lrRuSNGM/

Josh Lewenberg

Casey said scouts/coaching staff have been preparing for all 3 potential matchups, splitting up the work. "We're ready to go"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "I think the best way to approach it is let the basketball gods decide, play your game... I think you go out to compete to win"

Michael Grange

Best action if you get an obv. fake bank email: delete or ignore?

Tom Liston

#Raptors This is awesome. #NorthernUprising #LetsGoRaptors "We The North" - YouTube ow.ly/vS5gV

Paul Jones

Note that the #Raptors games will be on Cdn TV as they always are the Espn broadcast is for US viewers #northernuprising

Mike Ganter

So it starts Saturday at some point but you still have to pay attention tonight to see who the Raptors play in the first round.

Ryan Wolstat

Here’s the Raptors We the North promo video: youtube.com/watch?v=oucrrf…

Paul Jones

#Raptors will play at home on Saturday to start playoffs. Opponent TBD as well as time. Game slated to be broadcasted by Espn #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

“Our fans deserve more consistency … I think we're going to have a much better platform for TV going forward.” - Tim Leiweke

Ryan Wolstat

Leiweke said there has been progress with owners on TV side. Have made it clear to them games bouncing around hurts franchise.

Josh Lewenberg

Knicks will start Prigioni, Shumpert, Smith, Stoudemire, Aldrich vs Raptors tonight. Melo, Felton, Chandler are out

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors to open their first round series at home on Saturday. Time TBD, opponent TBD. Game will air on ESPN in the US

Ryan Wolstat

As we’ve been saying, Raptors start playoffs on Saturday, time, TBD. Will be on ESPN

Eric Koreen

On Sunday: @ SA, 1 pm, @ MIA 3:30, @ CHI 7, @ HOU 9:30. TOR, OKC, LAC and IND have SAT home starts.

Doug Smith

NBA confirms Raptors will open Saturday at home, ESPN to show in US. No other details available right now

Eric Koreen

It will be on Canadian TV, too. Schedule not out yet.

Eric Koreen

Raptors start playoffs on Saturday, time to be determined, on ESPN.

Eric Koreen

The estimable @Zach Lowe has Kyle Lowry on the all-NBA third team. I agree, but doubt he gets there: grantland.com/the-triangle/r…

Eric Koreen

Can't believe @e_gilbert was first person to make fun of me for giving "Amir Johnson Award for Most Underappreciated Raptor" to Amir Johnson

Tom Liston

#Raptors Summary: Toronto should rest stars & not worry about the win. By chance CHI wins, TOR would likely get WAS, then IND. Best case.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Summary: "NBA playoff picture update: What's still up for grabs on the last night of the 2013-14 season" sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball…?

Tom Liston

#Raptors Thus, BKN probably tanks tonight, WAS cannot gamble and should try to win, thus TOR prob ends up 3rd and plays BKN first round.

Ryan Wolstat

Leiweke wasn’t pleased way Forbes ticket story was picked up. Noted it was about secondary ticket prices, not price MLSE offers them for.

Tom Liston

#Raptors WAS and BKN *may* be motivated to play TOR. BUT if CHA wins and WAS tanks then WAS moves to 7th. So WAS motivated to win.

Tom Liston

#Raptors CHA is motivated to beat CHI as they don't want to finish 7th vs MIA. CHI may just rest guys - as if TOR wins, it doesn't matter.

Greivis Vasquez

Heading to the last regular season game!! Saliendo al ultimo partido de la Ronda regular!! #Raptors instagram.com/p/m3Y8dnJA-O/

Ryan Wolstat

Some mid-tier Raptors news coming later tonight. Yes I’m ranking how important stuff is now.

Ryan Wolstat

Just had a chat with Tim Leiweke about Raptors Northern Uprising campaign. Originally was to run next year, but being unveiled for playoffs

Ryan Wolstat

I suspect that’s the last time I leave Anthony Davis off that list for a very long time.

Eric Koreen

He might not have always done the correct thing for the product, but Herk Kohl was a pretty great small-market owner.

Ryan Wolstat

Had an early look at the new Raptors Northern Uprising promo video. Nicely done. It will be revealed shortly.

Eric Koreen

Again, on the best and worst (but mostly the best) that this Raptors year had to offer: sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/15/the…

Paul Jones

Like I was a teenager again in NYC. Take the subway #whoneedsacar #notraffic http://t.co/oaM9hGias4

Eric Koreen

"Well, nobody's happy," is a thing my mom just said while on the phone.

Eric Koreen

Pale Hose is definitely the funniest accepted team nickname in sports.

Eric Koreen

Have the playoffs started yet?

Josh Lewenberg

DeMar on Nets alleged jockeying: "If they want to play us, hey, good for us. Were all fighting for the same thing, you cant run from nobody"

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan: "It's at a point now where it don't matter who we play, honestly. Nobody picked us to be at this point anyway."

Paul Jones

#Raptors t-shirt in NBA Store on 5th Ave. Used to be hard to find #Raptors stuff in NBA Store. This… instagram.com/p/m3CDOdyNPw/

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry on Nets losing last night/resting starters tonight: "We can't control what they do, we just control what we do"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "Every time Ive seen teams try to turn it off & wish for someone that team is much better than what you thought you were going 2 get"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey, asked about speculation that teams may be jockeying to play them in rd1: "You've got to be careful what you wish for"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on playing starters in season finale: "We don't want to run them into the ground but we're competing. We want to stay in compete mode"

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors will play full strength tonight. They will not sit anyone out, per Casey. "We'll see," he said, in relation to minute distribution

Michael Grange

On how the Raptors found their identity in what makes them different (plus they are keeping their name): sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba…

Josh Lewenberg

Good stuff from @outsidethenba, chronicling the Raptors remarkable turnaround sbnation.com/nba/2014/4/16/…

Tom Liston

#Raptors Coach Dwane Casey ranks 4th in ESPN's COY poll: espn.go.com/nba/story/_/pa… #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Again, the seeding/matchup possibilities for Toronto on what's shaping up to be a wild final day of the reg season: tsn.ca/toronto/story/…

Josh Lewenberg

What the Nets are doing is disrespectful (to Raps/Cavs/fans/NBA) but they're well within their right to do it. Still, could easily backfire

Michael Grange

How the Raptors found their identity in what makes them different (plus they aren't changing their name): sportsonearth.com/article/721401…