Eric Smith

LONG delay at the acc. Damn near 10 min I'd say. Shot clocks have gone out. Trying to figure out a solution. #rtz #raptors #nets

Josh Lewenberg

Toronto's shot clocks need to adjust to physicality of the postseason. Learning curve, yada yada

Mike Ganter

Deron Williams has taken 18 shots in this game. No one else in the game has taken half that many. He has 18 points.

Tim Chisholm

I don’t remember this clock thing ever happening at the ACC. Bad timing.

Josh Lewenberg

The Raptors' shot clocks lack playoff experience too, give them a break

Eric Koreen

There appears to be some sort of shot clock problem. Im'ma nap.

Mike Ganter

Long delay caused by the malfunction of he game clocks above the baskets.

Eric Koreen

Raptors; 13 turnovers. Nets: 3.

Ryan Wolstat

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.

Eric Koreen

Meanwhile, Johnson getting defender on his hip, hitting soft runner.

Eric Koreen

DeRozan is now 0-for-7. Failing to get to his spots.

Eric Koreen

Four on Ross. Four on Livingston.

Doug Smith

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

Eric Smith

100% clean block by Valanciunas. Kg gets the call. Gotta keep grinding though. 55-51 #nets. 7:30 to go, q3

Josh Lewenberg

Valanciunas joins T-Mac (24 pts, 10 reb) as the only Raptors to record double-doubles in playoff debut - 11 points, 12 boards & counting

Mike Ganter

Valanciunas just about knocked himself out on the stanchion after being called for that foul.

Eric Smith

Drake on the TV call just said "jay z is somewhere eating a fondue plate ". Lol

Ryan Wolstat

Masai rapping in the ACC somewhere: “Shame on you when you step through to, the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyyyn, F.U."

Josh Lewenberg

"KG sucks" chant sounds an awful lot like "Yankees suck". I'll cosign either FWIW

Eric Koreen

Jonas is second Raptor to have double-double in playoff debut. (McGrady)

Michael Grange

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

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors record 11 boards for Valanciunas in playoff debut

Mike Ganter

T-Ross with his fourth foul with 9:02 to go in the third.

Eric Koreen

Ross late on a rotation again, gets himself a fourth foul. Not good enough.

Michael Grange

Last time I saw a guy make a one-handed touch pass in a Nets-Raptors playoff series it was Jason Kidd doing it.

Josh Lewenberg

Ross for three - his first postseason bucket. Raptors lead, 51-50

Mike Ganter

Ross with a three. Now, there's a good sign.

Ryan Wolstat

Somebody told Terrence Ross the game started

Eric Koreen

A ross bomb of a 3 gives the Raps their first lead in a while.

Eric Koreen

My man @rbarrs doing some work on the desk on Fuck Brooklyngate. sports.nationalpost.com/2014/04/19/f-b…

Eric Koreen

Oh god I hope some Raptor blocks KG's after-the-whistle shot this series.

Ryan Wolstat

Tomorrow’s Sun headline: Brooklyn F.U. with an ODB pic?

Mike Ganter

Alan Anderson over babysitting KG again before second half begins. It's a 24-hour job.

Eric Koreen

Oh no: Kanye and Brooklyn's Jay-Z now playing. We're very sorry, Brooklyn. We swear it! Here are some royalties, jiggaman!

Eric Smith

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

Ryan Wolstat

Nice picture choice for my Ujiri F-bomb quick hit: http://t.co/tjX0LFb2zy

Josh Lewenberg

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

Mike Ganter

All this talk about Salmons struggling is a little odd. Shouldn't people be more concerned with DeRozan at this point.

Eric Koreen

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.

Ryan Wolstat

Written before Ujiri’s short apology: torontosun.com/2014/04/19/rap…

Eric Koreen

Masai, basically: I should have just said "screw."

Tim Chisholm

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.

Mike Ganter

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."

Ryan Wolstat

To sum up: Masai Ujiri is sorry for cursing, but still doesn’t like the Nets.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Shooting 38.7% and being down only 4 is oddly encouraging. #RTZ

Eric Smith

"@RobinsonMegan: "You know how I feel. I don't like them but I apologize," Ujiri. #Raptors" -- responding to his "f*** brooklyn" comment

Eric Koreen

Ujiri: " you guys know how I feel. I apologize, but I don't like them."

Ryan Wolstat

"Nothing against the Brooklyn guys. You know how I feel, I don't like them, but I apologize."

Eric Smith

At the half the #raptors trail the #nets 50-46. #rtz #wethenorth

Ryan Wolstat

"I apologize wrong choice of words out there." Ujiri

Ryan Wolstat

Raptors looked pretty bummed as they headed back to locker room. Lots of frustration. But could be a lot worse

Tim Chisholm

Vasquez is my first half MVP for TOR, tho. He came in and changed the whole tenor on the court.

Tim Chisholm

DeRozan tends to have big second-halfs when he’s quiet in then first, but this is a whole new beast for him.

Tim Chisholm

The Raps did not have a good half but are only down four. Gotta step it up in 2nd half.

Josh Lewenberg

Fan to Pierce: "Paul, the truth is you're old, ugly and slow"

Tom Liston

#Raptors Thankfully, KLow knows the Deron/Pierce head flop trick as well #RTZ

Mike Ganter

Both coaches have gone 10 deep into their bench.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Hilarious flop by Deron. Guess we need to copy these "performances" to even it out. #RTZ

Josh Lewenberg

So, the Nets are not well liked in this city

Ryan Wolstat

Flop warning imminent?

Eric Koreen

Looked like Deron flopped hard.

Eric Koreen

Greivy floater not falling. To be far, he was nudged from behind on the last one.

Josh Lewenberg

With nine first-half rebounds, JV needs just one more to tie McGrady's record for most in a Raptors playoff debut

Tom Liston

#Raptors I'm raising money for a "tech" fund - proceeds go to fund Tyler/Jonas mucking it up with KG. #RTZ

Eric Koreen

Ross will get some burn with three fouls.

Mike Ganter

Valanciunas is one rebound shy of tying Tracy McGrady's club mark for rebounds in a playoff debut. TMac had 10.

Ryan Wolstat

Valanciunas needs one rebound to tie Tracy McGrady’s record of 10 in playoff debut

Eric Smith

"@scottgunson: @Eric Smith he says that to all you guys lol" -- haha, probably true!

Eric Smith

The #raptors tie it at 42 after a tech ft made by lowry (tech foul in Garnett). Anderson then back to back baskets for #nets. 46-42; 4:10 q2

Michael Grange

I prefer my 'tough' guys to keep it low key, ie -- not like Kevin Garnett.

Tom Liston

#Raptors Poor KG had a obv call go against him. #RTZ

Mike Ganter

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.

Payal Doshi

KG gets called for a tech and Anderson has to sustain him. Kyle converts on the tech.

Eric Smith

Totally self-serving tweet, sorry. But when pinball Clemons comes by, hugs you, and dubs you "the golden voice".....life is good, haha.

Josh Lewenberg

Small shoving match between KG and Lowry breaks out under the rim. Garnett is whistled for the tech. Playoffs.

Eric Koreen

John Salmons is from Philly, man.

Mike Ganter

Garnett taking some liberties there with Kyle and he got caught. It was after the initial whistle.

Eric Koreen

JV gets called for illegal screen. KG mad about something, is T'd up. The instigator: John Salmons.

Ryan Wolstat

Stunningly, Kevin Garnett at the centre of the first real animosity of series (not including Masai Ujiri)

Michael Grange

Not sure why Masai feels need to speak to media after F-Brooklyn-gate, I understood what he meant.

Mike Ganter

Personal aside ... This is why I love sports. The passion in this building is off the charts.

Eric Smith

The #nets lead the #raptors 42-41 with 5:18 to go in Q2. #rtz #wethenorth

Ryan Wolstat

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?

Mike Ganter

Oh yeah, the game. Raps have closed the gap to 42-41. Pretty sure they were swearing when they did it too.

Eric Koreen

KG is getting away with things KG always get away with.

Ryan Wolstat

Ironically, it was former Raptors coach Jay Triano that once famously said “It’s Deron Williams, what the f— you gonna do?"

Mike Ganter

Masai Ujiri will speak to the media at the half.

Eric Koreen

Raps into penalty. 6:14 left. Of course, Nets almost have Raps there, too.

Ryan Wolstat

Masai will be speaking with the media at the half.

Eric Koreen

Deron Williams is abusing everyone.

Eric Koreen

Patterson jumper falls. Big. Meanwhile, Masai will be available at halftime.

Josh Lewenberg

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

Tom Liston

#Raptors 3rd foul on Livingston - that's huge #RTZ

Paul Jones

Thanks man...lol "@SteffanWatson23: No one has lines like @Paul Jones"

Eric Koreen

Livingston picks up third fouling Vasquez who shot a 3. He'll have a chance to tie it.

Mike Ganter

Awaiting Billy King's response to Masai Ujiri's "F*** Brooklyn." It's out there on video if you want to see it.

Payal Doshi

Watching @drake court side is amazing! He is rallying the team & chatting away with Matt in-between timeouts. #WeTheNorth

Josh Lewenberg

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