Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors

Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors

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Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors

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The Washington Wizards (1-0) play against the Toronto Raptors (1-1) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021

Washington Wizards 98, Toronto Raptors 83 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds from tonight (under 30% on Y!):
Shallow
Chris Duarte
12-team
Alex Caruso
Desmond Bane
Franz Wagner
Ricky Rubio
Deep
Grant Williams
RJ Hampton
Devin Vassell
Obi Toppin
Furkan Korkmaz
Khem Birch
Romeo Langford
Dalano Banton
Raul Neto
About to record 3 Ball! – 12:42 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top rookies on Wed
Chris Duarte, 27 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 6-9 from 3
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 9 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Scottie Barnes, 12 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 6 to
Alperen Sengun, 11 pts, 6 rebs, 2 ast, 3 stl
Franz Wagner, 12 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk – 12:31 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie non-starters with 10+ mins on opening night:
Davion Mitchell
Ziaire Williams
Alperen Sengun
Trey Murphy III
Tre Mann
Ayo Dosunmu
Dalano Banton – 12:27 AM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
PROGRAMMING REMINDER🚨
Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors film breakdown tomorrow morning at 10:45 AM ET LIVE on twitch.tv/QuintonMayo
(Bring questions/comments!) pic.twitter.com/XTAEsXLPie11:52 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
This is a great follow-up to “We’re the Washington Wizards, bruh.” Watch Montrezl Harrell react to hearing how rare it is for Bradley Beal’s Wizards to start 1-0. pic.twitter.com/DY4EvkOXSq11:49 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards did a lot of things for the first time since 2017:
– Won a season opener (10/18/17)
– Won in Toronto (11/5/17)
– Fewest points allowed since (10/29/17) – 11:46 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie opening night starters:
Jalen Green
Evan Mobley
Scottie Barnes
Jalen Suggs
Josh Giddey
Franz Wagner
Chris Duarte – 11:40 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
When Montrezl Harrell was explaing how he and Drake are cool and he doesn’t want Toronto on his “bumper now,” Bradley Beal chimed in: “They’re holding the border up on your ass.” – 11:26 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
If that game seemed a bit weird, consider: the Raptors had 19 offensive rebounds (gave up 7); won the turnover battle 22-19 and made more 3s than Washington and still lost. That’s what happens when you shoot 31 % from the floor, I guess. – 11:15 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
This was tied for the ninth-worst team shooting percentage in Raptors history. Tied for fifth-worst at home. Worst since 2018. Have hit fewer than the seven threes in a game only six times since 2017-18 season. – 11:14 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Oh man. Bradley Beal and Montrezl Harrell did their postgame press conference together and it was amazing. Here’s how it ended:
Beal: “Trez for president.”
Harrell: “Man, I wish.” – 11:11 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Montrezl Harrell is genuinely surprised to discover Bradley Beal has only won three season openers in his career. “Aw forreal? I’m glad to be a part of that.” – 11:10 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Dug into some Raptors home debut stats:
Scottie Barnes played 33 minutes, only Damon Stoudamire (38 minutes) and Vince Carter (36) played more in first game in Toronto. Only Carter and Morris Peterson have topped his 12 points (Valanciunas also had 12) – 11:08 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Asked about the Wizards signing Daniel Gafford to an extension, Bradley Beal just holds up his hands and claps – 11:06 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
It’s 60° in Toronto tonight. Bless pic.twitter.com/eZZH601zIz11:05 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Montrezl Harrell clarifies his tech was not for arguing with Drake. “I don’t need all of Toronto on my bumper tonight!” – 11:04 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Montrezl Harrell says he did not get T’d up tonight for jawing with Drake courtside. “I need my money back first, NBA….me and Drake was laughing. It turned left when the coach started chiming in behind the bench.” – 11:04 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Montrezl Harrell says he shouldn’t have gotten a tech because him and Drake were just talking: “I need my money back… me and Drake was laughing… me and Drake were just talking, y’all.” – 11:04 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Van Vleet says…we let the crowd down. That was a great crowd. Give Washington credit, they kicked our butts. – 11:02 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
What didn’t go right when you guys were in the half court?
Fred VanVleet: “Everything.” – 11:00 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Fred VanVleet says “everything” didn’t go right tonight – 11:00 PM
Kyle Kuzma @kylekuzma
1-0 wizzzzz🔒 – 10:56 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Daniel Gafford on signing his three-year, $40M extension with the Wizards: “I felt like I had no choice but to take it, because it’s my home.” Said that’s the first time he’s had that much money anywhere close to his name – 10:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are supposed to have practice tomorrow before the home opener on Friday against the Raptors. Guessing tomorrow might have just turned into an offday. – 10:51 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford on his extension: “I feel more wanted here… I feel home here. I had no choice but to take it because I’m home.” – 10:50 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Tough one for T.O. … but it’s still great to be back!
#Raptors #rtz #smithandjones
@Paul Jones @FAN590 pic.twitter.com/LTUKQLf0n410:35 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
I love Julius Randle, but the Celtics aren’t the preseason Wizards. Gotta take that inside. – 10:27 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Drake and Bradley Beal link after the game ❤️ pic.twitter.com/R5YzhtNcAb10:27 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Dalano Banton says he appreciates all the fans. On his shot: “I’m grateful that it went in and I got it in the books.” pic.twitter.com/jWAKd2ZyOt10:26 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“Playing the season opener … and to see all those seats packed and filled just to see us play, I’m grateful for it.” – Dalano Banton – 10:26 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
Wes Unseld, Jr., says his players hit him with “every bottle of cold water” in the locker room after his first win as head coach of the Wizards. – 10:22 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards held the Raptors to 30.9% from the field, the worst % a team has shot against Washington since 2002. Michael Jordan was on the team. – 10:15 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Nurse said the Raptors didn’t handle the moment well. Too many mistakes. Stuff wasn’t working at either end. “A lot of learning will be going on tomorrow, that’s for sure.” – 10:15 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
After watching part of every game so far tonight, 3 things stood out to me. LaMelo Ball’s willingness to make easy passes, not just fancy one, Andre Drummond’s incredible effort, and Chris Boucher’s awful shot selection. – 10:14 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Final: Wizards 98, Raptors 83 as Wes Unseld Jr. picks up his first win as head coach.
Beal: 23p
Harrell: 22p, 9rb
Kuzma: 11p, 15rb
Wiz had 5 three’s, shot 45% – 10:10 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The last time the Raptors won a game with 83 points or fewer? Nov. 13, 2012 (74-72 in Indiana).
The NBA has changed a wee bit since then. This team might be special on D, but they’re gonna have to find a way to score. – 10:08 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards defeat the Raptors, 98-83
Beal: 23 points, 4 assists, 4 steals
Harrell: 22 points, 9 rebounds
Kuzma: 11 points, 15 rebounds
Next up: Pacers (0-1) on Friday night – 10:05 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Montrezl Harrell debuts his self-owned TREZZ 1 signature shoe. 💼 pic.twitter.com/kauVsz7cbd10:04 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards beat the Raptors 98-83 for their first season-opening win since 2017. Wes Unseld Jr. is 1-0 as a head coach. Wiz allowed fewest points since 2017. – 10:03 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma will not pass the ball 😭 – 10:03 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes lose. 98-83 Wizards. The Raptors shoot 31/21/73. It’s not what you want. – 10:02 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal got hit in the Markieff Morrises 🥴 – 9:58 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Not exactly the homecoming the Raptors had hoped for. Their first win back in Toronto will have to wait, but after 600 days what’s another 3? Following a quick trip to Boston on Friday, they’ll host Dallas here on Saturday – the first game of a 4-game home stand. – 9:58 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors didn’t play well and won’t win.
Funny how that happens
But they are home, there’s 81 to go and things will pick up – 9:57 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards led by 29 points in this game, but the Raptors have cut it down to 10 with 2:30 to go. Eesh. – 9:54 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Hey, the pesky Raptors are back. – 9:53 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Got a bit of fun there when the Raptors got some juice in the game but down 13 with 2 1/2 to go is a pretty tall hill to climb – 9:53 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Didn’t even realize we haven’t seen Corey Kispert tonight. – 9:52 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Catch-and-shoot OG Anunoby is a very, very, very different player than create for himself and shoot OG. That’s the next frontier for him. – 9:49 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma double-double 🚨
11 points, 11 rebounds – 9:45 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
There goes Dalano Banton’s perfect game. – 9:42 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Toronto within 15 again. Wizards led by 29 in the third – 9:41 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
What a night for PJ Washington. Hits the tying and game-winning free throws, defends Sabonis at the buzzer. pic.twitter.com/w4fIxyMAkG9:36 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
PJ Washington was AWESOME on that final possession bodying up Domantas Sabonis. Forced him into such a tough shot. He’s going to be such a critical player for them long-term as a small 4/5 who can play in late-game playoff spots. Really useful player. – 9:36 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Banton-Boucher-Birch. The Raptors have 3 Canadians on the floor right now. – 9:34 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Banton to Boucher, the Raptors are within 17. Fun pass. – 9:34 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Down 1 with 4.6s left, Sabonis misses from 11ft. Hornets edge the Pacers, 123-122.
Sabonis had 33/15; 28 for Brogdon and an impressive debut for Duarte, who scored 27 (6/9 from 3).
LaMelo scored 31; Hayward added 27.
Up next: Friday at Wizards. – 9:33 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
This is pretty good for the Washington Wizards, right? pic.twitter.com/2aJyMek2L09:33 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Who had Dalano Banton’s first NBA points coming from beyond half court? – 9:32 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
The Raptors have all three Canadians on the floor to start the fourth quarter. – 9:32 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
After Rexdale’s own Dalano Banton’s half-court heave at the end of the third quarter, the Raptors are shooting 4-of-25 from deep. – 9:31 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards will go into the fourth quarter in Toronto with a 22-point lead. – 9:30 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
A bit surprised Harrell wasn’t a more popular 6MOY pick. This Wizards team is tailor made for his game. – 9:30 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Dalano Banton hits a half-court heave for his first NBA bucket, but more important, for the Raptors’ first 20-point quarter of the season. – 9:30 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Dalano Banton just hit a buzzer-beating three to end the third quarter from way out. ONe of the few Raptors highlights tonight. – 9:29 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Some of us were wondering if the Raptors would practice tomorrow.
Now I think they might practice later tonight – 9:23 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
I’m not sure but the Raptors having almost as many fouls (17) and turnovers (16) as baskets (19) is not conducive to success, right? – 9:22 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
The Raptors should go back to the 100 points free pizza promo – 9:21 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Just checked around-the-league scores.
Good lord, Wizards. – 9:20 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Holy crap, it’s 75-48 Wizards. How’d that happen?
(I’ve been typing) – 9:17 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Montrezl Harrell got hit with the T after getting into it with Drake 🤣🤣🤣
(via @TSN_Sports)
pic.twitter.com/kVhiXrAbzf9:15 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Debate on press row right now is whether the Raptors could score enough to win if they held Washington scoreless the rest of the game. – 9:12 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
At least the Raptors are fouling a ton to slow the game down – 9:11 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Lmaoooo the Raptors broadcast caught Montrezl Harrell and Drake jawing at each other. Trez got a tech for it. pic.twitter.com/JgtyofUoBk9:08 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
We knew this Raptors team was gonna have trouble scoring in the half court. To win games, especially with Siakam out, they’ll have to create turnovers and generate scoring opportunities in transition. Among several issues tonight: they’re not even converting in transition. – 9:08 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Daniel Gafford – ENERGY 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/s4UWzjSyWe9:07 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Tired: Pascal Siakam isn’t a No. 1 option.
Wired: I don’t care. – 9:06 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Toronto now switching with Precious a lot. Ball’s starting to stick. I bet we’ll see teams do this more to the Wizards. – 9:00 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
The struggle was real in the first half. The Raptors shot a miserable 29% from the field 😑 – 8:58 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
What the Raptors are really missing tonight is … Aron Baynes. – 8:56 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
12 of the 15 active Raptors are listed between 6-7 and 6-9 in height.
The 3 sub 6-7 guards in the first half: 21 points, 39% FG.
Everybody else: 16 points, 21% FG (0-for-9 from 3!) – 8:51 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
Whipping out the skyhook in your NBA debut is tuff. How are we feeling about Scottie Barnes? #NBATopShotThis pic.twitter.com/ZnaGCIxB6l8:46 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have a 20-pt lead at halftime in Toronto, 57-37. Lots of good, particularly on defense.
Raptors shot 30% FG, 2-16 3PT. Beal 13 pts, Kuzma 11, Harrell 10. – 8:43 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
The Wizards lead by 20 points at halftime, 57-37
Beal: 13 points, 3 assists, 2 steals
Harrell: 10 points, 7 rebounds
Kuzma: 11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
3/13 from 3-point – 8:43 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
A NEW DAWN IN WASHINGTON jk but that was quite the solid start for these Wizards.
Beal: 13p
Kuzma: 11p 8rb
Harrell: 10p 7rb 1 tech for jawing with Drake, priceless – 8:43 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
That Toronto first half was … sobering – 8:42 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
This is exactly how Wes Unseld Jr. said he expects Deni Avdija to expand his role as a playmaker this year. Catch-and-go, get in lane and create. pic.twitter.com/OzebmyqwYb8:42 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Tommy Sheppard should walk up to Bradley Beal in the locker room at halftime and ask him if he wants to sign that $180 million extension now 😂 – 8:42 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Wizards lead 57-37 at the half. The teams are a combined 5-for-31 from 3 with 22 turnovers. Beal leads all with 13 points. – 8:41 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wizards 57, Raptors 37 at half
Bring on Lupe! – 8:41 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Yeeew nice Dinwiddie-Beal connection there. Wizards up 20 just before the half – 8:40 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
The Raptors are 2-for-15 from three to start this game. Down 19 points. – 8:38 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Montrezl Harrell just got a technical foul for talking trash to Drake.
Not a typo. – 8:38 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
MONTREZL HARRELL TURNT
RAUL NETO TURNT
WIZARDS BENCH TURNT pic.twitter.com/yHxEVHAf958:37 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
I feel like Wizards fans are going to love Montrezl Harrell pic.twitter.com/65423DktHI8:37 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
These Wizards have ~13 guys they can seamlessly sub in for any other player at any time. Legit hockey shift line changes of swingmen. Yall better be prepared for extensive aerobic exercise when they appear in the gym. – 8:37 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
As long as Khem Birch is handling in the open court after made baskets I don’t see how this Raptors team fails. – 8:35 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors’ offence is a mess. Get well soon, Pascal. – 8:35 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
But they are in Toronto and not Tampa, there are more than 81 1/2 games to go in the season and life could be worse – 8:34 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Hope everyone hammered the over on the Wizards 34.5 win total – 8:34 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
That’ll be three steals for Raul Neto – 8:33 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
This is ugly
Wizards by 20 – 8:33 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal DIME to Montrezl Harrell on the fast break 👓 pic.twitter.com/Sg136jY2CF8:32 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal made an unselfish play on the fastbreak, so Montrezl Harrell gave him a bow to say thanks. pic.twitter.com/XHX1SyxcjN8:32 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma with a crafty finish 👀 pic.twitter.com/Q5TYVdhpXY8:27 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are up 12 on the Raptors, 40-28, and they are 1-for-8 from three. – 8:26 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wizards up a dozen, Raps shooting 31.4 per cent, getting hammered on the glass and aren’t getting many deflections/turnovers
Other than that, the people seem to be having fun – 8:25 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Lowkey, the Wizards have a surprisingly OK roster. – 8:24 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma finds a cutting Bradley Beal.
AND-1 🔒
(Ball doesn’t stick — a point of emphasis this season) pic.twitter.com/zPfTDyffTC8:24 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Nick Nurse takes a technical foul protesting the first potentially bogus foul call against Scottie Barnes. – 8:21 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors have committed their fifth foul of the quarter with 8:08 left, and Nurse gets his inevitable tech. – 8:21 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Barnes said the other day that off-ball movement is way better in NBA than college. He got burned by a pretty rudimentary Beal cut there. – 8:20 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors with Boucher as lone “big” here – 8:16 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The answer to “who’s the backup PG, Flynn or Banton?” might be neither if Nurse sticks with a 9-man rotation. Dragic starts the 2nd Q with Trent, Svi, OG and Boucher. – 8:15 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
End Q1 in Toronto: Wizards lead 26-18.
Beal and Harrell have 6p each, Washington’s moving the ball well. – 8:15 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Montrezl Harrell is a MONSTER.👹 pic.twitter.com/90HAmShtRz8:14 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Don’t know how the center rotation will play out when Thomas Bryant returns but it’s going to be tough to keep Montrezl Harrell off the floor. – 8:14 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Surprised we got four non-Beal/Dinwiddie minutes. Even more surprised they (more than) survived them – 8:13 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Defensively you couldn’t ask for a better start to the season for @Washington Wizards. Held Toronto to 18 points while shooting 29% from the field. – 8:13 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors’ lack of size down low has been an early issue. 20 of Washington’s 26 first-quarter pts came in the paint. Toronto hasn’t been great on the boards/Achiuwa bobbled a couple alley-oops. Also, credit the Wiz for limiting the Raps’ transition game for most of that Q. Wiz by 8 – 8:13 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Good start for the Wizards. 26-18 lead after one with the Raptors shooting 29.2% FG. Beal and Harrell lead the team with 6 pts apiece. – 8:12 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wizards 26, Raptors 18 after a quarter
Tough shooting luck for VanVleet, Anunoby, a combined 3-13 – 8:12 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors a blistering 30 per cent from the floor – 8:10 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
If the building isn’t full, it’s pretty damn close. Well done Toronto. – 8:09 PM
Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
Love the communication with the @Toronto Raptors and the players on the floor. The asst coaches are using placards to message the players #rtz #Raptors8:07 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
-TJ Leaf best scoring night as a rookie: 17 points
-Aaron Holiday best scoring night as a rookie: 19 points
-Goga Bitadze best scoring night as a rookie: 13 points
Chris Duarte in his first NBA half: 16 points. – 8:05 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Raptors transition game being thwarted by the Wizards … getting back on defence. – 8:04 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards’ second unit has been rolled out as expected: Holiday, Neto, Avdija, Bertans, Harrell – 8:01 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes’ first official NBA bucket is a baby hook in the lane on his second FGA, 7.5 minutes into his debut. – 8:01 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Scottie Barnes scores the first points of his NBA career on a driving lefthanded baby hook. OK – 8:00 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Deni Avdija the first Wizard off the bench for Wes Unseld Jr. replacing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. – 7:59 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors first true transition basket comes about six minutes in when VanVleet makes a runout layup – 7:58 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
This is why Washington paid Daniel Gafford $40.2 million.
My goodness what a block. pic.twitter.com/fmNkWGAtzI7:54 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Precious Achiuwa missed dunks > – 7:54 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Wizards up seven early, Raptors not getting a ton of great looks – 7:53 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Precious Achiuwa just grossed Gafford and dunked. Anunoby showed off his improved dribbling with a series of moves, but was blocked at rim by Gafford when he maybe should have dunked. Looks much more confident with ball though. – 7:52 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma gets the action started for Washington with a 3! – 7:48 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
VanVleet for 3, 14s in. Raptors are back. – 7:47 PM
Rashad Mobley @rashad20
Playoff baseball and the Wizards season opener…it’s a two-screen/tv night…@DreKnott7:47 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Yes, I’ve missed Mark Strong introducing the @Toronto Raptors starting line-up! – 7:46 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Scottie Barnes just did a Biz Markie intro. – 7:44 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Loudest ovation for the reserves: Rexdale’s own Dalano Banton. – 7:44 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Dalano Banton and Pascal Siakam vying for loudest ovation – 7:43 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Dalano Banton gets the babyface pop of all babyface pops. – 7:43 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
600 days between regular season games in Toronto. Crowd’s ready pic.twitter.com/mwoyrAIiLF7:43 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Five Raptors have played for the team here at Scotiabank Arena before tonight (four active with Siakam out). The rest making their Toronto debuts. Wild. – 7:43 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
I maybe watching from home but nothing beats the feeling of the @raptors being back on home court. #WeTheNorth7:41 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Fred VanVleet: “It’s good to be home” pic.twitter.com/GOuC0gQ0aJ7:41 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Fred VanVleet addresses the crowd, as the fans drowned him out for a while. “Let’s get it.” – 7:39 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Wizards +2.5 against the Raptors? pic.twitter.com/xG5xNoBSsl7:35 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors: red warmup jackets.
Wizards: red warmup jackets.
Refs: red warmup jackets. – 7:29 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
By the way, take the over on Spencer Dinwiddie points tonight. #Raptorkiller7:27 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Seen a lot of happy faces along the foul line to hear O Canada before an opener in 27 years, not sure I’ve seen a guy more beaming that Dalano Banton.
That was pretty cool, and I bet emotional – 7:26 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
The Raptors have a new guy named Scottie. Wonder if he’s any good? – 7:18 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Scottie Barnes leads the Raptors out the tunnel in Scotiabank Arena, the first time they’ve played here in 600 days. – 7:17 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Had to get a good meal for the Wizards season opener tonight. I’m partial to Arlington Kabob (pictured) and Moby Dick’s but if anyone has D.C. area kabob recs, I’ll take them. Best food ever created IMO. pic.twitter.com/HEydegXNF56:55 PM

Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
A kid from St. Mike’s and a kid from Oakwood. Proud to hang with my guy @LeoRautins for our 27th opening night… that’s every single one in franchise history!! #Raptors #rtz pic.twitter.com/wvZ50LDu4O6:31 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors are going to go with their own traditional two-guard lineup
VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Anunoby, Achiuwa to start opener against Washington
Chris Boucher is a go, Nick Nurse tells everybody pre-game – 6:19 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. says Rui Hachimura is currently able to do individual workouts against coaches with some contact. Still no timetable, but that suggests Hachimura has started his workouts. – 6:16 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Asked if Rui Hachimura is up to doing contact drills yet, Unseld reiterates he’s at the individual workout stage. Hachimura stayed behind in DC to do that work this trip. – 6:15 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards starters vs Raptors:
Spencer Dinwiddie
Bradley Beal
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kyle Kuzma
Daniel Gafford – 6:07 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards starters vs. Raptors in tonight’s season-opener:
Dinwiddie, Beal, Caldwell-Pope, Kuzma, Gafford – 6:07 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma’s first tunnel fit of the Washington Wizards regular season 👀 pic.twitter.com/mbcaYbw0O26:05 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Raptors start Fred VanVleet, Goran Dragic, Scottie Barnes, OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa.
Boucher is a go. – 5:51 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Raptors will start VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Anunoby, Achiuwa. – 5:51 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
I’m away, but old friend/ex- colleague @ArmandoSalguero reports undisclosed 3rd team (that would take Tua) is involved in Houston/Fins Watson talks. Washington bandied about as possibility. Big risk of dealing Tua is Tua becomes great & grand jury possibly indicts Watson. – 5:48 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors will start VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Anunoby and Achiuwa in tonight’s opener vs Washington. Boucher will play and come off the bench. – 5:48 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Chris Boucher will indeed play for the Raptors. VanVleet, Dragic, Barnes, Anunoby and Achiuwa will start. – 5:48 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Chris Boucher will play tonight – 5:48 PM
Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
As we await the debut of Scottie Barnes, one of the weirdest lists of Raptors stats I’ve
ever dug up: Most points in a game by a Raptors rookie:
Charlie Villanueva
Marcus Camby
Marcus Camby
Vince Carter
Jalen Harris
Terence Davis
Exactly one of those names you’d expect to see. – 5:37 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Pistons coach Dwane Casey, who spent 7 seasons with DeMar DeRozan in Toronto, said he rarely waits after his shootaround to see other players but did so today to catch up with DeRozan. – 5:31 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on relationship with DeMar DeRozan: “I did stay around after shootaround to give him a hug…I took him under my wing in Toronto.” – 5:20 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Tommy Sheppard says the Wizards were convinced to extend Daniel Gafford by watching his development over the summer and into training camp.
I watched one of Gafford’s workout with Alex McLean and I was really impressed. Gafford sweated through 3 shirts during the workout. – 5:15 PM
Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Tommy Sheppard thinks Davis Bertans is going to have “a much better season this year, he’s healthy.” – 5:10 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
🗣️📢 Opening night is nice and all… but it’s officially Rookie Debut Day. Who do we have our eyes on tonight?
🚀 Jalen Green
⚔️ Evan Mobley
🦖 Scottie Barnes
🪄 Jalen Suggs
⛈️ Josh Giddy
🪄 Franz Wagner
👑 Davion Mitchell
🦤 Ziaire Williams
⭐️⭐️⭐️ #NBATopShotThis3:27 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Very excited to share that @Nikki_Reyes and I will be hosting a weekly basketball show on @TSN1050Radio this season. The Raptors Beat debuts tomorrow morning and airs live every Thursday at 10:00am ET (and will also be available on TSN.ca + podcasting networks). – 3:04 PM

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