Ryan Wolstat

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.

Michael Grange

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.

Ryan Wolstat

Meanwhile, DeRozan guarding LeBron decently for second time this season and has hit a pair of threes.

Ryan Wolstat

Continue to be impressed with Lou Williams the backup point guard and distributor. Might actually make his game better/less predictable.

Eric Koreen

Called a normal foul on the floor, but it's being checked. Greivis Vasquez liked it.

Ryan Wolstat

Valanciunas knocks LeBron on his ass and the ACC crowd goes bonkers.

Josh Lewenberg

JV hard foul on LeBron earns a standing O from the crowd. Sure.

Eric Koreen

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.

Eric Koreen

Cavs are now a -3 with LBJ on floor, +11 when he's off. Trade LeBron.

Eric Koreen

Progress in our time. RT @RaptorsHQ: Did... Did JV just poke the ball away from Lebron as he defended him in the pick and roll?

Josh Lewenberg

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

Eric Smith

TOR down 19 has chipped the lead down to 12. still a TON of work to do. Raps: 3/3 FT. Cavs: 15/20. QRT 3, 2:39 to go. #RTZ

Michael Grange

That the Raptors have only taken 3 free throws so far to the Cavs 20 might get under some people's skin.

Eric Koreen

DeMar "3 and D" DeRozan.

Michael Grange

Hey @RaptorsPR last time JV had an assist and scored twice with his left-hand in one game?

Eric Koreen

Greivis Vasquez wants noise. His 3 just cut the lead to 14, so it's hard not to be excited.

Eric Koreen

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.

Michael Grange

It's almost as if these good teams the Raptors play are good.

Eric Smith

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.

Ryan Wolstat

Looks like old-school Charles Barkley clip RT @Ben Golliver: Masked Russell Westbrook darts 94 feet for twohanded dunk youtu.be/Czm8sh73P5A

Ryan Wolstat

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.

Eric Smith

sloppy final 5 min for TOR on both ends of the floor. the Cavs go into the half with a 57-43 lead on the Raptors. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

Cavs: + 3 with LBJ on floor, + 11 with him on bench. Raps trail 57-43 at the half.

Payal Doshi

Backdoor cut by Mozgov has the Cavs open up their lead 55-43!

Ryan Wolstat

From Russia with lobs.

Michael Grange

JV left-hand alert. JV left-hand alert. Pretty encouraging to see.

Eric Koreen

Jonas has scored going over his right shoulder twice tonight.

Payal Doshi

Time to dig deep in the final 1:44 of the half for the #Raptors #rtz

Paul Jones

Cleveland getting great looks off penetrate and pitch offense. Corner 3's going down...#pickurpoison

Josh Lewenberg

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

Eric Smith

over the last 3:30 the #Cavs are on a 12-3 run. the #raptors now buried in a 14-point hole. 53-39 CLE with 1:44 til half. #RTZ #Fan590

Eric Smith

CLE on a 7-0 run in less than 2 min has opened up a 12-pt lead on TOR. 3:25 to go til half. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

12-2 Cavs run. Raptors trail by 12, their largest deficit of the night, with 3:25 left in the half

Eric Koreen

Cavs breaking it open with LeBron on the bench. Vasquez gets destroyed by Kyrie off of the dribble.

Eric Smith

41-36 the #Cavs lead the #Raptors with 5:13 to go til half. CLE shooting only 42.9% - TOR 48.5%. CLE has been up 7 twice. #RTZ #Fan590

Ryan Wolstat

Terrence Ross should not be trying to guard LeBron James. James Johnson, Patrick Patterson and even DeMar would be far better options.

Eric Koreen

Tristan Thompson doesn't quit on the glass.

Eric Smith

Both teams 13/28 FG. But the #Cavs are 4/9 from 3PT & 6/8 FT line. The #Raptors are 1/5 from 3PT & 2/2 FT. Thus, CLE up 36-29. Q2, 8:38

Michael Grange

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.

Eric Koreen

Raps getting lost in screen actions. Cavs up 7.

Ryan Wolstat

Bruno Caboclo has switched agents from mentor Eduardo Resende to Relativity Sports, who also rep his pal Lucas Nogueira.

Eric Koreen

The "bandwagonitis" skit did not go over very well with fans. Of course, they've been oddly quiet so far.

Josh Lewenberg

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

Mike Ganter

After a quarter Raps down 28-25. DeMar has 12. Mozgov and Irving have six each.

Eric Koreen

Raps trail 28-25 after a quarter. You know what? They actually played kind of well!

Eric Smith

the #Raptors head to Q2 trailing the #Cavs 28-25. #RTZ

Eric Smith

DeRozan in attack mode again. 12 Q1 points and the #raptors and #Cavs are tied at 25. :51.0 sec to go. #RTZ

Michael Grange

Great screen by Hansbrough on DeMar drive.

Josh Lewenberg

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

Eric Koreen

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.

Michael Grange

Who changes pace with their dribble better, Chris Paul or Kyrie Irving? Important because they do it better than anyone else on the planet.

Josh Lewenberg

Remember when DeRozan dunks used to result in points?

Eric Koreen

Amir's working his ass off denying Love the ball.

Michael Grange

Lou got Lou-ed by Kyrie.

Eric Koreen

Vasquez working well with Amir Johnson in pick-and-roll. Might be unintended pro of moving Amir to bench eventually.

Eric Koreen

Someone tell the silent crowd! RT @YourManDevine: LeBron’s serving, Mozgov’s eating, Raps coming right back at the Cavs … this is fun early.

Josh Lewenberg

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.

Michael Grange

That was JV's left hand. Just to confirm: JV went to his left.

Eric Koreen

Valanciunas has taken four shots in four minutes. Yes, these are the Toronto Raptors.

Eric Koreen

Raps. Cavs. A woman in a hat is in Drake's seat. #DrakeorNoDrake

Eric Koreen

After Casey played it coy, the same starters — Vasquez, DeRozan, the Johnsons and Valanciunas — are listed for Raps.

Eric Koreen

Casey mentioned implementing zone as something on his checklist of things to get done before the postseason begins.

Eric Koreen

Cavs up 2-1 in season series. They get the tie-breaker if they win tonight, if you care about such things.

Eric Smith

Pre-game on @fan590 starts NOW. @Toronto Raptors host the #Cavs. Tip off at 730pm. Joing @paul__jones & I. @Michael Grange & Alvin Williams guest

Eric Koreen

About 40 minutes to game time. Still time to listen to The Post-Up with me/@Holly MacKenzie itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the… news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/04/tor…

Eric Koreen

No Lowry tonight. Casey didn't commit to same starters

Michael Grange

No Lowry tonight for Raps vs. Cavs

Josh Lewenberg

No Lowry tonight vs Cavs. Still resting.

Ryan Wolstat

Casey says Raptors starting to do some experiments - like starting Patterson recently - to prepare for playoffs. Still need to get zone in.

Ryan Wolstat

"They've got the best player in the league. I don't think that can be disputed... (but) Houston might.

Ryan Wolstat

Casey says "tonight play with confidence. Let's find an area to get better, whether it's offence or defence.

Louis Williams

These guys try to jump you via timeline. Lol new type of thugs these days.

Ryan Wolstat

Going on the Kenny Roda Show in Canton, Ohio to talk Raptors-Cavs at 3:35, 1480 WHBC

Eric Koreen

Anyway, completed my PAGG today. SOMEONE GIVE ME MONEY.

Michael Grange

Yes: "@Bruce Arthur For the record: I'm friends with @cathalkelly, but boy does he not speak for me on how journalists do their jobs."

Josh Lewenberg

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

Eric Koreen

And if you prefer your Raps news in your eyes instead of your ears, I wrote about Greivis Vasquez. news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/03/tor…

Eric Koreen

Actually, it doesn't appear that iTunes has updated yet. But it will. I think. (I don't actually know how these things work.)

Eric Koreen

Post-Up! @Holly MacKenzie and I talk Lowry, chemistry and the Cavs, among other things. news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/04/tor… iTunes: itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the…

Eric Koreen

Both of those things, yes. RT @Ryan Wolstat: Masai loves McGee but no chance Raptors go over tax to get him.

Eric Koreen

My brother is excited about Matt Cassel. He's hopeless.

Ryan Wolstat

JaVale could be possible for Raptors only if it's not a bidding war.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai loves McGee but no chance Raptors go over tax to get him.

Eric Smith

Great to have @Matt__Devlin back tonight. On @fan590, I'll have the call alongside @paul__Jones. #Cavaliers vs @Toronto Raptors 730pm tip #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

ICYMI, Raptors changed up their routine to lighten the mood ahead of Monday's win in Philly: tsn.ca/raps-change-th…

Payal Doshi

It first sport I fell in love with as a kid. #SpringTraining RT @ConnorHutyler: Baseball is beautiful.

Eric Smith

Matty D! MT @Matt__Devlin I want to thank everyone for their kind words/well wishes. Thank you! I can't wait to call tonight's @Toronto Raptors game

Eric Koreen

I made my quasi-debut on @theavclub (no. 10) today: avclub.com/article/specia…

Patrick Patterson

Horror movie before bed.. Goodnight world 💤

Eric Smith

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.....?

Michael Grange

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.

Payal Doshi

Can’t wait! RT @CanBallReport: This also means that the CIS Final 8 is also around the corner … http://t.co/MwWH64GuKr

Payal Doshi

Welcome to the T.Dot! RT @PrimeWebDesign: Finally hanging with Prime! @DeionSanders http://t.co/8D5Z0bUvzc

Tom Liston

#CanTech Well done @bholly -> The "Narwhal Club": Canada's next billion-dollar tech startups ow.ly/JTznb @BNN

Ryan Wolstat

If you have tickets to Hornets at Raptors April 15, NBA has moved start time up to 7 p.m.