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Raptors go the final 6:10 without a field goal, trail 52-44. This game's gonna be a problem.
Raptors have gone 6:08 without a field goal. 44.2s remaining in the half. Magic on a 14-2 run. Raps down 6
Raptors defence without Amir Johnson is sub-optimal. Magic nearly up to 60% from floor.
Its not so much that JV was double-teamed there as he dribbled into two guys ....
Lou isn’t getting those Bump and Lou calls anymore. Point of emphasis with officials?
JV knocks down a pair of FTs to stop Orlando's 10-0 run. Raptors went 3:49 without scoring a point.
Weird lineup for Fields to be in.
So ... was GV bitching because Kyle didn't find him in the corner? Or because he didn't get the call on his wild drive? Hard to tell.
Tobias Harris is on an 8-0 run, and the Magic are up by 2.
The Magic are playing some awesome defence.
The Bucks really didn’t want to trade Tobias Harris to rent J.J. Redick but owner pretty much forced their hand at time.
That was a very nice pass by JV. At least we've seen one ...
Terrence Ross cannot back down Tobias Harris.
Might be no baguettes for Fournier for a while after that one.
Can't stop Tyler Hansbrough, can only hope to not be smushed by him.
Man, Fournier must have got rocked by Tyler Hansbrough ... Had to stop halfway up the tunnel to gather himself ...
Tyler Hansbrough has damaged Evan Fournier, just by being himself.
Lakers have 5 assists on 7 first-half field goals. Good to see they're sharing the ball.
This is the 9th game DeRozan's missed. I believe its the 1st he's watched from the bench. Had said it was too tough for him to be spectator
The Orlando Magic's plan of Go At Greivis Vasquez has been effective.
Magic are in great shape. Some nice building blocks, cap room a bunch of extra seconds and a first coming down line …
Raptors lead Magic 28-25 after 1Q. Both teams shooting 50%+. Balanced attack for Raps - Ross has 6 pts on a couple treys.
Raps up 28-25 after a q. Both teams shooting above 50%.
Orlando's got some pieces. If they keep things together they can be a playoff team this year.
Swack to the rack.
Kyle O’Quinn checking in. One of the biggest out of nowhere good players I’ve seen in a long time.
The Pacers are shooting 44% and are up by 31 in the second quarter. That's almost impossible.
Lou Williams doesn't get creating-contact benefit of the doubt. Lou Williams will have revenge.
Rudy and Ben Gordon the hoggiest Huskies ever? Chuck V is up there too.
If that last play doesn’t prove Landry Fields never wants to shoot, I don’t know what does. No real reason to make that crazy pass.
Clever back screen by Fields on the Ross triple; clever feed to Amir there. Fields' NBA tombstone will read: "Clever. Can't shoot."
Golliver, get on that Landry Fields show-stopper.
And it worked.
I'm not sure what just happened, but I believe Landry Fields threw a behind-the-back pass on a fast break in which they weren't guarding him
Landry Fields behind the back to Amir in transition. Drink (probably twice).
Landry “Magic” Fields.
Cancel the Terrence Ross stinks at home narrative.
Casey had a pre-game pep talk w/ Amir re: closing out on Frye (who got off to quick start in last meeting) - Making a concerted effort early
The Orlando Magic are encouraging Landry Fields to shoot. You're surprised?
Great line by Dwane Casey about getting Jonas to be wilder with his elbows rebounding: "The dentist office is open tomorrow"
Raptors are 2-1 with Landry Fields starting this season and 4-1 past two seasons.
Valanciunas ranks 7th in rebounding rate at the centre position (min 15.0 MPG). Ranked higher: Cousins, Jordan, Asik, Chandler, Drummond, KG
Nothing says 1 in 82 quite like the Raptors playing host to Orlando on a Monday evening the week before Christmas vacation.
The Hornets are down 25-4 eight minutes in. They're going to trade Lance mid-game.
Casey on Mike Malone/Kings says "You've got to coach the team you have. You can't play a certain way you want to play.”
"He kind of stirs everything up when he's in there.” - Dwane Casey accurately describes Kyle Lowry.
Dwane Casey on Victor Oladipo: "He's got boosters in his tennis shoes because he's ultra fast and ultra strong."
Casey on Oladipo: "He's playing really well for 'em. He's got boosters in his tennis shoes because he's ultra fast and ultra strong"
On Malone getting fired, Dwane Casey said you have to coach the personnel you have. So you can guess what he thinks about it.
LRT: Best tweet of the year.
Otherwise I call BS that Kobe -- just 5 summers before being drafted -- went scoreless for a a summer vs. his peers. Context please. /5.
So, note to Jeter-in-chief: a few simple questions would make your athlete's penned stories a lot more powerful and believable. /4
But ... what kind of league was 12 yo Kobe Bryant playing in that he NEVER scored? Was it a men's pro league? U14? 3/
And that experience and Michael Jordan's example of being 'cut' as freshman inspired his road to greatness, which may be true ... /2
The best part of Vivek's 4-on-5 strategy is that it assumes NBA players are bad at offence.
John Wall has played out of his mind, Kyle Lowry has been just behind him, yet expect Irving, Rose or Rondo to get voted starter for East.
Just live well, be happy and remember that you can't fix everybody & not everybody needs fixing
Sidenote **my previous tweet is a super general tweet just to be considered in some life situations.
John Wall and James Harden are players of the week. Jonas Valanciunas gets his first honourable mention.
Wall and Harden are your players of the week. Jonas Valanciunas gets an honourable mention!
Congrats to Craig MacTavish, new interim interim head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.
Sometimes the wrong people need your love, just don't cut yourself fixing their broken pieces.
The Kings were behaving so rationally there for a minute.