Eric Smith

the #Raptors & #Kings go into the half tied at 54. TOR giving up 10 turnovers. SAC shooting 58% FG. Rudy Gay torching for 15 PTS. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

54-54 at the half. Our old friend Rudy Gay has 17.

Payal Doshi

JJ is just making everyone smile as Lou Williams comes back to end the half for the @raptors.

Eric Koreen

A valid counter-argument. RT @raptorsrepublic: @Eric Koreen Tim Duncan?

Payal Doshi

JJ looked to be offering words of encouragement to Amir Johnson after nailing the J +1! #rtz

Eric Koreen

Boogie also has the best "A foul on ME???" face in the league.

Eric Koreen

Last year, I said the Kings might be the Raps in a best-of-7. I still think that, kind of. Boogie is a beast.

Paul Jones

#Raptors trailing 49-48 with 2:42 to go 1st half but Kings shooting 57.1% and Raptors have turned it over 9X #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Chuck Hayes has blocked Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins tonight. He also ran more than he has all season on recent play.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson in for the first time with 3:31 to go in the half

Eric Koreen

Hey, it's James Johnson!

Ryan Wolstat

Rudy Gay and Chuck Hayes revenge game.

Eric Koreen

Let's just say it: The Dance Pak tribute to the forces is insulting.

Michael Grange

Watch Chuck Hayes try to invade DeMarcus Cousins' brain here ....

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors might want to stop trying to dump the ball to Chuck Hayes under the hoop. To say he is not expecting those passes is underselling it

Josh Lewenberg

Defence anyone? Kings open the second quarter hitting 7 of their first 8 shots, Raptors knocking down 6 of 9. Raps by 4

Ryan Wolstat

Probably Rudy’s response to the boos … “You’re nobody, ‘till somebody, boos you” youtube.com/watch?v=l4w6q0…

Eric Koreen

My bad. Thinking of the pre-season game in Vancouver. RT @Gerald_Baffour: @Eric Koreen How? Lou was 1-9

Eric Koreen

9 possessions, 18 points between these teams to start the Q.

Payal Doshi

Stauskas with a little tap under the basket to give 4 points thus far on the night for the #Kings.

Eric Koreen

Lou tortured poor Nik Stauskas earlier in the year. Just got him to bite on a pump fake.

Josh Lewenberg

15 of the Raps' 26 first-quarter points came from beyond the arc. They're 5-for-8 from three, 5-for-13 from everywhere else. Raps lead by 4

Eric Koreen

Bebe suit watch: Grey, with a vest, purple tie, blue shirt.

Eric Koreen

I want to say the NYK game before XMas. RT @johngaudes: @Eric Koreen When's the last time there was Drake?

Eric Smith

DeRozan w/ a behind-the-back, slight-of-hand lay up at the buzzer to end Q1. He was about a half-second too late. No basket. TOR up 26-22

Josh Lewenberg

No team in the NBA forces fewer turnovers than the Kings, yet the Raptors committed 7 first-quarter TOs leading to 9 of Sacto's 22 pts

Eric Koreen

Raps up 26-22 after a Q. DeMar played all 12 minutes that frame, which is something.

Michael Grange

Must be a surreal moment for Stauskas .... playing his first game at the ACC. What an achievement for him.

Eric Koreen

On the other hand: Raps 5-for-8 from 3s. They've been waiting for this time of effort beyond the arc.

Josh Lewenberg

Early PT for Chuck Hayes, in to wrestle w/ Cousins. Nice hand for Nik Stauskas as the Mississauga-native enters for the 1st time 10 mins in

Payal Doshi

It’s a matchup thing. Chuck Hayes has entered the game for the @raptors. #rtz

Eric Koreen

Seven early turnovers for the Raps.

Payal Doshi

Rudy Gay looked thrilled to catch up his his former teammates prior to the tip. #rtz

Ryan Wolstat

Halfway through the first quarter, the fans realized Rudy Gay was on the Kings, and booed him after he made a shot.

Tim Chisholm

IF, big if, DeMar can consistently hit the corner three it might help the team start JJ. Although it doesn't sound like Casey is interested

Eric Koreen

Amir is now 10-for-22 from 3 this year. Most of those are looks the opposition blatantly allows. But still, they're going in.

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson is now 9-for-10 from three at home (90%), 1-for-12 (8%) on the road. How bizarre.

Josh Lewenberg

Will be interesting to see how Casey manages rotation on the second night of back-to-back, in a matchup better suited for JJ/Hayes

Eric Koreen

Maybe Amir Johnson is secretly the Raptors' best three-point shooter.

Ryan Wolstat

They the North, California style? Kings have rookie from Mississauga, 2 former Raptors, and four former Raptors employees on coaching staff.

Eric Koreen

Amir will start on Cousins. He now has one personal foul, 11 seconds in.

Eric Koreen

That wasn't a knock on Rudy. It's just that in his tenure in Toronto was totally meaningless, aside from its start and end.

Ryan Wolstat

Casey said he doesn’t envy West coaches who will have to leave off deserving players like Conley, Dirk, Durant? Duncan? Cousins?

Eric Koreen

Rudy Gay gets hardly any recognition at all. Which is about right.

Eric Koreen

Insightful review of @TheAmericansFX from @tvoti, and how it is stealthily not what type of show it seems to be vox.com/2015/1/28/7923…

Ryan Wolstat

Apparently this is a huge game. We are packed in like sardines on press row.

Paul Jones

Tonight we honour the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces as @raptors take on the Sacramento… instagram.com/p/yatc9fSNGD/

Ryan Wolstat

Casey said “time will come” for James Johnson. That he wants to play but understands and has been good teammate about lack of minutes.

Said hello to Reggie Evans, one of my favourite players ever to cover on daily basis. Forgot to ask how many stops he’s made at Frans.

Ryan Wolstat

Stauskas said he’s expecting “a couple hundred people” at game tonight. Unsure of his minutes, but said he is adjusting to league.

Ryan Wolstat

“We're all proud of each other and hopefully we can put a good team together this summer and show people what Canada is all about” Stauskas

Josh Lewenberg

Teeing up Raptors/Kings on @TSN1050Radio's Countdown to Tip-off with @jimtatti and @DuaneWatson next

Eric Koreen

Me: "Did you vote for four Hawks?" Casey: "You're not that slick."

Doug Smith

We'll be here about 7:30 p.m. to talk Raptors-Kings if you'd like to stop by: thestar.com/sports/raptors…

Ryan Wolstat

Stauskas said hard to turn off being a Raptors fan. Still checks in on then.

Ryan Wolstat

Nik Stauskas said about DeMarcus Cousins: "I don't think there's anyone in the world that can stop him."

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on JJ: "His time is going to come. I dont know when, it may be tonight, it may be tmrw night. I dont know when, but its going to come"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey on JJ "He's been great. I spoke to him briefly earlier, he understands that when DeMar came back somebodys mins was going to decrease"

Doug Smith

Many of us have lost close, dear friends to the ravages of mental illness and countless others suffer in silence. Please, #BeIlLetsTalk

Eric Koreen

Again, here are my all-star reserves. I dunno. news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/28/tor…

Lucas Nogueira

Happy to help end the stigma around mental health #BellLetsTalk

Josh Lewenberg

My All-Star reserves- East: Teague, Butler, Horford, Millsap, Bosh, Irving, Wade. West: Lillard, Harden, Aldridge, Cousins, KD, Paul, Klay

Michael Grange

The media at the Super Bowl should take a collection, pay Lynch's no-show fines and fly in @iHeartMiko ....

Josh Lewenberg

With Raps in the 2nd night of a back-to-back & given the matchup (Rudy Gay) I would expect to see more James Johnson this eve, but who knows

Josh Lewenberg

Again, on Ross making a push to earn his starting job back/what that could mean for the sparingly used James Johnson: tsn.ca/ross-continues…

Eric Koreen

The biggest issues continues to be curbing opponents' dribble penetration. Everything (on D) stems from there.

Eric Koreen

Also, Cousins averages 22.9 PPG (on 57% shooting) against Raps. Best PPG against any team.

Eric Koreen

Since Malone was fired, they're +2.7 when Cousins plays, -20.6 when he sits. Even more pronounced.

Eric Koreen

A note about tonight's game. With Boogie on floor, Kings outscore opponents by 6.8 pts/100 possession. On bench: They're outscored by 12.5.

Eric Koreen

World roster for Rising Stars: Adams, Giannis, Bogdanovic, Dieng, Exum, Gobert, Mirotic, Olynyk, Schroder, Wiggins.

Eric Koreen

Hey guys, did you know that The Americans is back tonight? youtube.com/watch?v=aILNgb… #TUSK!!!

Payal Doshi

Patrick Patterson’s game is evolving. He was all over the court last night: 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals & 1 block. #rtz

Terrence Ross

Happy to help end the stigma around mental health. Make sure to retweet today to do your part #BellLetsTalk

Ryan Wolstat

The short version of the blog: Raptors turning the ball over way more over past 10, but offensive boards way up and defence has been better.

Ryan Wolstat

Today’s Raptors blog looks at DeRozan’s revival and the Four Factors for the season and over the past 10 games: blogs.canoe.ca/courtside/bask…

Greg Stiemsma

Happy to be a part of #BellLetsTalk day for depression awareness. Bell is donating 5 cents for every tweet with this hashtag. Make them pay!

Eric Koreen

I can't imagine a world in which Selma was more thematically problematic than American Sniper. Solid, measured historical movie.

Eric Koreen

Such a thorough and thoughtful critique of the LBJ-related criticisms of Selma from @MarkHarrisNYC grantland.com/features/selma…

Michael Grange

ICYMI, from @Sportsnetmag my column on @bradyheslip as the unlikeliest member of @GRCELITE Hall-of-Fame -- sportsnet.ca/magazine/brady…

Eric Koreen

It's true!!! SQUEEEEEE RT @MSiddiqi: .@TheAmericansFX starts tonight!!

Eric Koreen

Catching up with last night's Raps game, which I missed. Ball moving more crisply, DeMar looks like he's finding himself. Need 3s to fall.

Landry Fields

In and of themselves, idols are impotent. We are the ones that give them their power.

Eric Koreen

"Wouldn't it be tight if everyone was chill to each other?" #BellLetsTalk

Payal Doshi

Today is #BellLetsTalk day! Let's fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and raise awareness for mental health iniatives.

Josh Lewenberg

Ross is making a push to reclaim starting job, which could result (to relief of many) in the freeing of James Johnson tsn.ca/ross-continues…

Eric Smith

A good deed / great cause crosses any company lines or competition. This deserves awareness! Happy to write: #BellLetsTaIk

Greivis Vasquez

Good Morning! Thank you God for waking me up this morning, another day to get better!! Let's go.. #Blessed

Greivis Vasquez

Buenos Dias!! Gracias a Dios Por Otro dia Mas de Vida para seguir mejorando y trabajando!! SEGUIMOS!! #Bendecido

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Three things to take away from the latest Raptors win on.thestar.com/1ywBqUR

Kyle Lowry

Up early & adding a few stretches to the routine. Lets get 2 W's today for @Toronto Raptors & @Bell_LetsTalk. #BellLetsTalk http://t.co/JtdBaSIL59

Josh Lewenberg

Ross is making strides to reclaim starting gig, which (to relief of many) could result in the freeing of JamesJohnson tsn.ca/ross-continues…

Payal Doshi

Derrick Rose with 8 turnovers

Greivis Vasquez

MVP de la liga profesional de Venezuela va ser @bignestor44 --- #justsaying

Greivis Vasquez

La liga profesional de baloncesto en Venezuela va a estar muy interesante.. Cual Es el mejor roster? Yo veo varios equipos muy buenos..