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Toronto's shot clocks need to adjust to physicality of the postseason. Learning curve, yada yada
Deron Williams has taken 18 shots in this game. No one else in the game has taken half that many. He has 18 points.
I don’t remember this clock thing ever happening at the ACC. Bad timing.
The Raptors' shot clocks lack playoff experience too, give them a break
There appears to be some sort of shot clock problem. Im'ma nap.
Long delay caused by the malfunction of he game clocks above the baskets.
Raptors; 13 turnovers. Nets: 3.
Even Drake is throwing jabs. Am told he said on broadcast this game is for the people, but Jay-Z’s probably off eating fondue somewhere.
Meanwhile, Johnson getting defender on his hip, hitting soft runner.
DeRozan is now 0-for-7. Failing to get to his spots.
Four on Ross. Four on Livingston.
I don't know who the best NBA playoff referee is but I would vote Ed Malloy as the worst. And it's not really close
Valanciunas joins T-Mac (24 pts, 10 reb) as the only Raptors to record double-doubles in playoff debut - 11 points, 12 boards & counting
Valanciunas just about knocked himself out on the stanchion after being called for that foul.
Drake on the TV call just said "jay z is somewhere eating a fondue plate ". Lol
Masai rapping in the ACC somewhere: “Shame on you when you step through to, the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyyyn, F.U."
"KG sucks" chant sounds an awful lot like "Yankees suck". I'll cosign either FWIW
Jonas is second Raptor to have double-double in playoff debut. (McGrady)
If Deron Williams doesn't make that steal on Ross he's on a highlight reel breakaway, instead Nets keep ball and Ross pick up foul No. 4
Raptors record 11 boards for Valanciunas in playoff debut
T-Ross with his fourth foul with 9:02 to go in the third.
Ross late on a rotation again, gets himself a fourth foul. Not good enough.
Last time I saw a guy make a one-handed touch pass in a Nets-Raptors playoff series it was Jason Kidd doing it.
Ross for three - his first postseason bucket. Raptors lead, 51-50
Ross with a three. Now, there's a good sign.
Somebody told Terrence Ross the game started
A ross bomb of a 3 gives the Raps their first lead in a while.
Oh god I hope some Raptor blocks KG's after-the-whistle shot this series.
Tomorrow’s Sun headline: Brooklyn F.U. with an ODB pic?
Alan Anderson over babysitting KG again before second half begins. It's a 24-hour job.
Oh no: Kanye and Brooklyn's Jay-Z now playing. We're very sorry, Brooklyn. We swear it! Here are some royalties, jiggaman!
Other than the fact that kids were present (not that parents can't say (as I would to my kid) 'we don't say that') I'm ok w/ what masai said
Nice picture choice for my Ujiri F-bomb quick hit: http://t.co/tjX0LFb2zy
Much better 2ndQ. Raps shot 36% but held Nets to 9/25, 2 assists and got to the line 17 times. 12 first half turnovers a concern
All this talk about Salmons struggling is a little odd. Shouldn't people be more concerned with DeRozan at this point.
I think this was very calculated on Masai's part. A "focus on me, not my players" move. Of course, that didn't work out so well in 2000.
Masai, basically: I should have just said "screw."
As much as the fans want to see Salmons exiled I don’t see Casey pulling him from the rotation now. Just gotta hope he plays well.
To recap this is how the haltime Ujiri thing went. "I'm sorry. Wrong choice of words. You guys know how I feel. I don't like them."
To sum up: Masai Ujiri is sorry for cursing, but still doesn’t like the Nets.
Ujiri: " you guys know how I feel. I apologize, but I don't like them."
"Nothing against the Brooklyn guys. You know how I feel, I don't like them, but I apologize."
"I apologize wrong choice of words out there." Ujiri
Raptors looked pretty bummed as they headed back to locker room. Lots of frustration. But could be a lot worse
Vasquez is my first half MVP for TOR, tho. He came in and changed the whole tenor on the court.
DeRozan tends to have big second-halfs when he’s quiet in then first, but this is a whole new beast for him.
The Raps did not have a good half but are only down four. Gotta step it up in 2nd half.
Fan to Pierce: "Paul, the truth is you're old, ugly and slow"
Both coaches have gone 10 deep into their bench.
So, the Nets are not well liked in this city
Flop warning imminent?
Looked like Deron flopped hard.
Greivy floater not falling. To be far, he was nudged from behind on the last one.
With nine first-half rebounds, JV needs just one more to tie McGrady's record for most in a Raptors playoff debut
Ross will get some burn with three fouls.
Valanciunas is one rebound shy of tying Tracy McGrady's club mark for rebounds in a playoff debut. TMac had 10.
Valanciunas needs one rebound to tie Tracy McGrady’s record of 10 in playoff debut
I prefer my 'tough' guys to keep it low key, ie -- not like Kevin Garnett.
Alan Anderson holding his hands over KG's face so Garnett's words don't get through to refs. Surprised KG didn't slap them away.
KG gets called for a tech and Anderson has to sustain him. Kyle converts on the tech.
Totally self-serving tweet, sorry. But when pinball Clemons comes by, hugs you, and dubs you "the golden voice".....life is good, haha.
Small shoving match between KG and Lowry breaks out under the rim. Garnett is whistled for the tech. Playoffs.
John Salmons is from Philly, man.
Garnett taking some liberties there with Kyle and he got caught. It was after the initial whistle.
JV gets called for illegal screen. KG mad about something, is T'd up. The instigator: John Salmons.
Stunningly, Kevin Garnett at the centre of the first real animosity of series (not including Masai Ujiri)
Not sure why Masai feels need to speak to media after F-Brooklyn-gate, I understood what he meant.
Personal aside ... This is why I love sports. The passion in this building is off the charts.
Not that I’m a ref, but is Deron not sticking his knees out at the Toronto defenders and still getting calls the other way?
Oh yeah, the game. Raps have closed the gap to 42-41. Pretty sure they were swearing when they did it too.
KG is getting away with things KG always get away with.
Ironically, it was former Raptors coach Jay Triano that once famously said “It’s Deron Williams, what the f— you gonna do?"
Masai Ujiri will speak to the media at the half.
Raps into penalty. 6:14 left. Of course, Nets almost have Raps there, too.
Masai will be speaking with the media at the half.
Deron Williams is abusing everyone.
Patterson jumper falls. Big. Meanwhile, Masai will be available at halftime.
Livingston goes to the bench with his 3rd foul. Vasquez has been a pest… and as a rest the Raptors are right back in this game. Tied at 35
Livingston picks up third fouling Vasquez who shot a 3. He'll have a chance to tie it.
Awaiting Billy King's response to Masai Ujiri's "F*** Brooklyn." It's out there on video if you want to see it.
As we learned during a season ticket holders event at the start of the year, Masai moonlights as a motivational speaker. Can fire up a crowd