Greivis Vasquez

Thank You God for another day to get better!! I love you God!! #Blessed

Eric Koreen

uhhhhhhhh RT @steven_lebron: 37! Klay Thompson scored 37 in the third quarter! http://t.co/gzjxACSis3

Greivis Vasquez

Gracias a Dios Por todas las bendiciones y Por otra oportunidad para seguir trabajando y mejorando.. #Bendecido

Tom Liston

#NBA Klay Thompson's 3rd quarter shot chart. 133% True Shooting percentage. Incredible. ow.ly/i/8ns3b

Eric Koreen

Again, here's my feature on a week in the life of Chuck Hayes. Pardon the caption weirdness: news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/23/a-w…

Mike Ganter

Klay Thompson had nine threes in his 37-point third quarter. The Raptors have hit 11 in the past two games combined.

Ryan Wolstat

And Raptors not named Lowry and Patterson underwhelm in near-loss against Sixers: torontosun.com/2015/01/23/rap…

Ryan Wolstat

Time to change the starting lineup. Raptors blog: blogs.canoe.ca/courtside/bask…

Eric Koreen

Yes, something bizarre has happened with the link to the Hayes story. Working on fixing.

Doug Smith

#raptors blog: Three things to think about from an unimpressive Raptors win on.thestar.com/1yVnd7C

Josh Lewenberg

From last night: Lowry carries Raptors in 4th, Casey challenges his team's effort in ugly win over Sixers tsn.ca/lowry-flashes-…

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson = elite NBA quote: "A team like this, we're supposed to beat. I'm not going to sugar coat it... We didn't bring the energy"

Landry Fields

I once scored 37 points in a quarter. Yeah, I turned the quarter lengths to 20 minutes each on NBA 2K. Unreal Mr. @KlayThompson, unreal.

Ryan Wolstat

Klay Day only meant Eazy’s pay-day

Greivis Vasquez

Big time performance by Klay Thompson

Josh Lewenberg

Have believed Raptors would be better off (for now) starting JJ > Ross. Starting Pat > Amir allows them to do it from spacing standpoint

Josh Lewenberg

Obviously, grain of salt for all +/- related stats but Patterson's is currently better than LeBron, Dirk, Horford, Lowry, Marc Gasol, Dwight

Josh Lewenberg

Adding to @Ryan Wolstat's Patterson stat: the only reserve in the NBA with a better +/- than Pat (+218) is Iguodala (+240). He's 24th overall

Ryan Wolstat

Patrick Patterson is +61 for January, Amir Johnson is -95. Not huge on +/-, but huge difference. Season total is even more striking.

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson was -21. Patrick Patterson was +26. Have defended Amir for a long time, but he’s not right and they need to shake it up.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry looks like an All-Star in the clutch, Casey blasts his team's effort after ugly win over lowly Sixers: tsn.ca/lowry-flashes-…

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors lost in Memphis, but should feel far better about that effort than what went down tonight in a win over Philadelphia.

Ryan Wolstat

Chuck Hayes told me he chatted with Sixers GM Sam Hinkie about how proud they are of Kyle Lowry. All three were together with Rockets.

Ryan Wolstat

Tonight reminded me how much I miss 7 p.m. starts. No deadline troubles, smooth sailing. Here’s what I came up with: torontosun.com/2015/01/23/rap…

Paul Jones

Big game from @Patrick Patterson Ties a career high for the 2nd time in 3 gm's with 13 rebs. Has his 3rd double double of the season #Raptors #rtz

Greivis Vasquez

Todavia me acuerdo de aquella entrevista despues de un Nacional infantil.. Sam Shepherd un idolo que… instagram.com/p/yOKvIiJA--/

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry: "I just feel like we need every win we can get. This is one of those games you'd look at in April and say, damn we gave that one up"

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry: "I just didn't want us losing tonight. I think my teammates were kind of counting on me and we needed somebody to pick up the energy"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "It’s quite a few guys that have to come out serious about earning their money... We have an air of complacency & I don’t like it"

Ryan Wolstat

"That’s totally unacceptable the way we approached the game.”

Ryan Wolstat

"We’ve got to make up our minds that we’re serious about earning our paycheques twice a month,” Casey said afterward.

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "They’ve got to decide. We can continue to say we’re going to be OK. We’re not going to be OK if we continue to perform like that"

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "We’ve got to make up our minds that we’re serious about earning our paycheques twice a month"

Paul Jones

Coach Casey upset with teams start. Pleased with win but as "miffed" as he may have ever been in post game newser #Raptors #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Casey: "Thank God for Kyle because we didn’t play any kind of basketball whatsoever tonight... That’s unacceptable, the way we came out"

Paul Jones

Big 4th qtr from #Raptors @Kyle Lowry with 17 pts 3/4 3pt and 8/8FT. #Raptors win Lowry had 70 ppl at game 91-86 win for

Since return, DeRozan has averaged 4.0 free throw attempts per game, down from 7.6 pre-injury. Need him back at stripe often.

Eric Koreen

That is a spiritual sequel to this piece on Quincy Acy: sports.nationalpost.com/2013/12/10/wee… Thx to @Holly MacKenzie for suggesting this year's subject.

Eric Koreen

Proud of this one: my feature on a week in the life of Chuck Hayes news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/23/a-w…

Josh Lewenberg

Casey livid post-game, says they can't live like that if they want to be a winning team. Quotes to come.

Ryan Wolstat

That was about as incensed as Dwane Casey gets. Not pleased post-game. Wondering where effort is. Can't see hiim sticking with this group

Eric Smith

3rd double of yr for for Patterson (14P, 13R* ties career high). Lowry 17 of his 21 PTS in Q4 (21-5-5 for Lowry). #raptors win 91-86 #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors have now been held under 100 points in each of their last 5 games. Over that stretch: 40% FG, 24% 3P, 88 assists, 80 turnovers.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry scores 17 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors win ugly, 91-86 over the 76ers.

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors win because of Lowry and Patrick Patterson. Sixers gave them too many scares. Team needs some alterations.

Eric Smith

Two clutch FT's for Valanciunas. the #Raptors lead the #Sixers 89-86 with :10.6 seconds to play. Philly timeout. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson's 34 rebounds in last 3 games are more than he totalled in first 8 games of January combined.

Eric Smith

TOR used 17-4 run to wipe a 9-pt Q4 lead for PHI. But a mini 5-0 #Sixers run gave them a 1-pt lead. #Raptors now back up 87-86; :25.9 sec

Ryan Wolstat

I’d start Patterson and James Johnson going forward.

Josh Lewenberg

Patrick Patterson has 34 rebounds over the past 3 games, 16 of them on the offensive glass.

Ryan Wolstat

Not sure what’s prompted Patterson’s insane boardwork lately. Press row: “I don’t know, but he’s the best offensive rebounder since Rodman."

Eric Smith

2:19 to go the #Raptors have tied it at 81. Kyle Lowry is doing everything. He has come alive in Q4. #Sixers were up 9 in Q4. new game

Ryan Wolstat

Not sure what happened to the offensive innovations Nick Nurse brought to the Raptors, but the offence is not an offence lately. #chucking

Ryan Wolstat

Kylle Lowry has taken over the game, lifting his teammates on his back. The rest of them, Patterson aside, look like they got kicked in head

Josh Lewenberg

Make that 13 straight Raptor points for Lowry (3 treys, 4 FTs). Tie game.

Josh Lewenberg

After the team went 5:33 without a point, Lowry has scored 10 straight for the Raptors (2 treys, 4 FTs). Sixers lead is down to 2

Ryan Wolstat

They need the shooting Vasquez provides, but he’s a turnstile defensively. Puts ton of pressure on bigs behind him.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors went nearly 6 full minutes without a FG. Lowry's 3-ball (his 1st in 4 attempts tonight) cuts the deficit to 4. 4:54 left

Josh Lewenberg

30-14 Sixers run, Raptors trail by 6 midway through the 4th. Yep.

Ryan Wolstat

There’s something rotten in the state of Raptors.

Eric Smith

the #Sixers on a 5-0 run have tied the game at 68. with 9:07 to play ... long gone is the #raptors 10-pt lead earlier in the night. #RTZ

Paul Jones

#Raptors have picked it up on D. Since 1st qtr Sixers are 11/36 (30.6%) end of 3 Raptors less 62-61 #rtz

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors held to 15 points in the 3rd, shooting 30% (0-of-8 from 3). They hit just 1 of their last 12 shots, lead by 1 into the 4th

Eric Smith

the #Raptors lead the #Sixers 63-62 at the end of Q3. TOR scored only 3 points over the final 5:48 of Q3. #RTZ on @fan590 ... Q4 up next.

Tim Chisholm

Matt and Jack's "discussion" of analytics is making me die slowly inside.

Josh Lewenberg

Lowry is 2-for-9 and a minus-8 in 27 minutes tonight. Tweet #NBAunBallot to retract your vote.

Payal Doshi

At an establishment downtown where the people beside me are making up their own commentary of the #Raptors/#Sixers game.

Ryan Wolstat

Patterson has five offensive boards already. Averaging three per game over past four, double his season average.

Josh Lewenberg

Knowing he's been in a shooting slump, Patterson had said he's trying to make up production on boards. Has 30 reb & counting over last 3 gms

Eric Smith

60-53 the #Raptors lead the #Sixers with 5:48 to go in Q3. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors say no injury for Amir. Patterson earned second-half start with his play

Ryan Wolstat

Amir Johnson is fine, Casey just happier with Patterson’s play. Patterson’s been great on offensive boards.

Ryan Wolstat

Covington’s like a human pinball, smashing and crashing everywhere. Lowry said something to him after nearly killing him.

Ryan Wolstat

Sick burn RT @Zeisberger: Toews on why Kessel picked second overall: "He's one of the most coachable players out there." #leafs

Ryan Wolstat

I’ll give Sixers fans credit, they pay to see this dreck and atmosphere here is better than it is in many arenas, despite Bad News Bears.

Josh Lewenberg

Two Sixers players just crashed into each other on defence, both of them hitting the deck. This team is next level bad

Eric Smith

patterson starts the 2nd half in place of amir johnson.

Josh Lewenberg

Amir's sitting at end of the bench. Awaiting word on whether this is injury-related or not. Played 10 mins in 1st half (0/3, 0 pts, 3 reb)

Eric Smith

starting KL/GV means 1 always stays on floor when other goes to bench. PP/TH back up JV/AJ. TR/LW wing subs. JJ, for now, gets pinched

Josh Lewenberg

Patterson starts the second half in place of Amir Johnson

Ryan Wolstat

Patterson/Peterson starts second half for Amir. No update yet.

Eric Smith

the #Raptors recover from Philly's 15-0 run to start the game. TOR goes into the half leading the #Sixers 48-41. Q2 was 26-11 for TOR #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan/Lowry in first half vs Memphis on Wednesday: 2-for-14, 4 points. Tonight: 2-for-10, 4 points. Second unit picking up slack

Josh Lewenberg

20 of the Raptors' 48 first-half points have come off the Sixers 14 turnovers.

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors 2nd unit (mainly Lou, JJ, Patterson) featuring Greivis has been excellent. Outscoring Sixers bench 29-8

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors trailed by 14 with 1 minute left in the first quarter. They finished the half on a 34-13 run, lead by 7 at the break

Ryan Wolstat

Lou Williams, Greivis Vasquez and James Johnson spark Raptors to 48-41 lead at half over truly awful Sixers. Lowry/DeRozan awful nights.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson with 6 points on 3-of-3 shooting with 2 rebounds and a charge taken in 5 minutes. Your move, Coach. #FreeJJ

Josh Lewenberg

DeRozan's now 3-for-25 from the field over last 2+ games. Bigger concern: only 3 FTA over that span, none tonight

Eric Smith

PHI on a 6-0 run has the lead back, 39-38. #Raptors and #Sixers with 3:01 til half. #RTZ

Ryan Wolstat

Airball layup by DeRozan to go with earlier airball jump shot. Struggling doesn’t begin to describe his play right now.

Josh Lewenberg

James Johnson enters for the 1st time. He was wearing a shirt w/ gigantic lion on it pre-game. 1 has nothing to do w/ the other, just saying

Eric Smith

5:02 to go in Q2, the #Raptors now lead the #Sixers 38-33. Since trailing 15-0, TOR is on a 38-18 run. Turnovers (11) killing PHI. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

Raptors are on a 21-5 run... where those points have come from... Greivis: 8, Lou: 8, Patterson (or Peterson): 5

Ryan Wolstat

There is no internal issue between James Johnson and the Raptors for those asking. Byproduct of Vasquez starting. No, I’m not a fan of it.

Eric Smith

the #Sixers started the game 15-0 on TOR. Since then, 30-15 #Raptors. 9:46 to go in Q2 and the game is tied at 30. #RTZ on @fan590