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Bobcats/Bulls going to OT in Charlotte. Raptors clinch 3rd with Chicago loss
Raptors lead by 13, Nets trail by 2, Wizards lead by 12, all at the half
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
Scoreboard watching: Nets have comeback to pull within 2 of Cavs midway through 2nd, Celts also making a run, down 5 to Wiz
This is only the third game in which Buycks has played since the 4 ex-Kings arrived on Dec. 13
If only this were one of the games the players wore nicknames, Lowry could wear "2018 first-rounder" on back.
My bad, 17 points in Q1 for Lowry
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
Lowry with 17 in the quarter????
Lowry's good. To the bench.
In battle for fifth place Wizards score 38 on Celtics, up 14, Nets down 12 to Cavaliers after a quarter.
Nothing’s for certain with any of these kids though until they make it official.
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
Have also heard Sim Bhullar planning to enter draft and no decision yet from Khem Birch.
Win, loss, doesn't really matter as long as the Raptors come of this game in one piece
OK: Just sit Amir for the rest of the night.
Cole Aldrich put-back jam: drink.
Strong move from Amir Johnson. That's promising, as he's been struggling to find himself since sitting out a few games.
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?
Based on Raps first defensive possession, the team is intent on stopping the recent trend of poor def performances.
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
Amar'e thanks fans for their support and promises to come back strong next year. Reluctant applause.
"Whose broad stars and bright stars..."- MSG anthem singer. This Knicks season can't end soon enough.
Nobody cares but media, but lots of people will be quite pleased new Raptors practice facility will be close by.
Me fail bracketology? That’s unpossible
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
Brooklyn clearly wants no part of Heat. Hence that lineup
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
Casey said scouts/coaching staff have been preparing for all 3 potential matchups, splitting up the work. "We're ready to go"
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"
Best action if you get an obv. fake bank email: delete or ignore?
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.
“Our fans deserve more consistency … I think we're going to have a much better platform for TV going forward.” - Tim Leiweke
Leiweke said there has been progress with owners on TV side. Have made it clear to them games bouncing around hurts franchise.
Knicks will start Prigioni, Shumpert, Smith, Stoudemire, Aldrich vs Raptors tonight. Melo, Felton, Chandler are out
Raptors to open their first round series at home on Saturday. Time TBD, opponent TBD. Game will air on ESPN in the US
As we’ve been saying, Raptors start playoffs on Saturday, time, TBD. Will be on ESPN
On Sunday: @ SA, 1 pm, @ MIA 3:30, @ CHI 7, @ HOU 9:30. TOR, OKC, LAC and IND have SAT home starts.
NBA confirms Raptors will open Saturday at home, ESPN to show in US. No other details available right now
It will be on Canadian TV, too. Schedule not out yet.
Raptors start playoffs on Saturday, time to be determined, on ESPN.
Leiweke wasn’t pleased way Forbes ticket story was picked up. Noted it was about secondary ticket prices, not price MLSE offers them for.
Some mid-tier Raptors news coming later tonight. Yes I’m ranking how important stuff is now.
Just had a chat with Tim Leiweke about Raptors Northern Uprising campaign. Originally was to run next year, but being unveiled for playoffs
I suspect that’s the last time I leave Anthony Davis off that list for a very long time.
He might not have always done the correct thing for the product, but Herk Kohl was a pretty great small-market owner.
Had an early look at the new Raptors Northern Uprising promo video. Nicely done. It will be revealed shortly.
"Well, nobody's happy," is a thing my mom just said while on the phone.
Pale Hose is definitely the funniest accepted team nickname in sports.
Have the playoffs started yet?
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"
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."
Lowry on Nets losing last night/resting starters tonight: "We can't control what they do, we just control what we do"
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"
Casey, asked about speculation that teams may be jockeying to play them in rd1: "You've got to be careful what you wish for"
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"
Raptors will play full strength tonight. They will not sit anyone out, per Casey. "We'll see," he said, in relation to minute distribution
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