Raptors vs. Pistons: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Raptors vs. Pistons: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Raptors vs. Pistons: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Toronto Raptors (20-19) play against the Detroit Pistons (31-31) at Little Caesars Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Friday January 14, 2022

Toronto Raptors 87, Detroit Pistons 103 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Fri
Jonathan Kuminga, 25 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk
Franz Wagner, 19 pts, 6 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Omer Yurtseven, 17 pts, 11 reb, 4 ast
Cade Cunningham, 18 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk – 12:25 AM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Doug McDermott said he basically reached the end of Netflix during his six-day quarantine in Detroit earlier this month. Pressed for a recommendation, said he enjoyed “Emily in Paris.”
“I can’t believe I just said that,” he muttered walking out of the press room. – 12:04 AM
Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Went on a quest to find the last time #Bulls gave up this many points in span of two games and believe I have the answer:
10/30/82 vs. Wash L 125-143
11/3/82 at Det L 144-152 – 11:27 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Dwane Casey, asked if a 5-game winning streak vs his former team, the Raptors, makes him smile: “No, not really because that’s way in my rearview mirror. They’re a good team, good organization. I have no ill feelings… There’s no personal vendettas against that team.” – 11:00 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Showing love 💜🧡
Off to Detroit! pic.twitter.com/ipTCpkcy8O10:41 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
How it is going vs. How it started 🤝
#NBARooks | @Cade Cunningham pic.twitter.com/2HHw9BLViz10:40 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m just try to keep perspective. I’m having fun with it.”
Devin Booker on how his issue with “Raptor” mascot has blown up.
#Pacers had dinosaur mascot in arena, but not long.
“I’m looking for him. I’m sure he’ll be in Detroit. I’m sure he’ll follow me everywhere.” #Suns pic.twitter.com/4q3PSprpiU10:35 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
We bounced back with the proper approach 🤝
@PriorityHealth | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/ajPSuTjM5k10:24 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Hamidou Diallo seems interested in being in the Slam Dunk Contest again. – 10:15 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Our 3:13AM tweet tonight is going to be… 𝓭𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓮𝓻𝓮𝓷𝓽.
Right, @plofficial? – 10:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Hamidou Diallo: “We’re just getting in the groove. We’re understanding how to play with one another. We’re putting in the work. Coach is preaching what he’s got to preach to keep us (in this space.)” – 10:12 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Hamidou Diallo on making strides with 5 wins in the last 8 games: “We’re just getting in a groove and understanding how to play with each other.” – 10:11 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Scottie Barnes says he hasn’t experienced knee tendinitis before, feels just coming back from the break kind of set him back a little bit.
“I’m feeling better now.” – 10:10 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
“I’m feeling better now, but of course just coming back I can’t really run as well, jump as well, do certain things as well as I could.” – Scottie Barnes on coming back from COVID and his knee tendinitis – 10:10 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons had a season-low eight turnovers – 10:06 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Lyles led the squad in scoring for the 5th time this season 🔥
@BELFORGroup | @Trey Lyles pic.twitter.com/nrIMLIgCwE10:02 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors play bad, don’t win.
Film at 11
But, first, this quick story
thestar.com/sports/raptors…10:00 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Raptors from 3 over the last two games
OG + Fred: 17-44
everyone else: 3-31 – 9:56 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey when asked about beating the Raptors once again: “That’s way in my rearview mirror. I’d take five wins against anybody. … There’s no personal vendettas.” Said he has nothing but respect for the Raptors. – 9:54 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
On beating Toronto five straight times, Casey said he has no negative feelings toward the organization. Still has close relationships with multiple Raptors players. “That’s way in my rearview mirror. They’re a good team, good organization. I have no ill feelings.” – 9:54 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey: “Trey Lyles, for what he did at his position for 21 points and seven rebounds, I thought he did a good job. Here’s a four man battling with three seven-footers.” – 9:52 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey: “We’re undersized every game. And for Trey Lyles to do what he did, 21 points and 7 rebounds, I thought he was excellent.” – 9:51 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on 5 wins in the last 8 games and figuring things out: “We have to do it multiple games out; I’m a believer, but we need to build that consistency.” – 9:50 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
The #Pistons are now 8-3 vs. the Toronto Raptors under Dwane Casey and they’re 5-0 since start of 2020-21 season. #PISTONSWIN
@Keith_Langlois 🗞️: on.nba.com/3qrT6Hm9:49 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
What’s weird is that the Raptors haven’t lost MORE games like this this season. Not saying they’re over performing — 20-20 makes a lot of sense. But they seemed destined for a bunch of 85/90-point nights, and it hasn’t really transpired. – 9:48 PM
Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
Broken nose for Khem Birch in Detroit tonight. He’s on his way back to Toronto. Tough break for the Montreal native in a season he’s already had a few others. – 9:47 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Khem Birch is heading back to Toronto. He broke his nose early in the first quarter in Raptors loss to the Pistons. – 9:45 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Broken nose for Khem Birch, Nick Nurse says, and Birch is on his way back to Toronto – 9:44 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Khem Birch broke his nose, per Nick Nurse. He’s heading back to Toronto. – 9:44 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Khem Birch broke his nose, and is on his way back to Toronto to “get it taken care of,” per Nick Nurse. – 9:43 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Khem Birch broke his nose and he’s flying back to Toronto to get that taken care of, Nick Nurse said – 9:43 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Nurse says Birch has broken his nose and is on his way back to Toronto. – 9:43 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Trey Lyles on winning 5 of the last 8 games: “Our energy has been better in the games that we’ve won; in the games we lost, our energy level has been low.” – 9:43 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Lyles on the Pistons growing up: “I think our energy has been better in the games that we won. In games we’ve dropped, the energy is low.” Mentioned being defensive-minded. – 9:42 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Trey Lyles on playing with discipline: “It was a good game for us. They went on a couple of runs, but we withstood it.” – 9:42 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Trey Lyles on being more physical: “Tonight, our energy was where it needed to be, in the first quarter and third quarter.” – 9:41 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
All 12 Raptors picked up a minus, which feels appropriate. – 9:40 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🧼 @Hamidou Diallo ON CLEANUP CREW! 🧼
@BallySportsDET | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/kt8MdhLDwq9:37 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
That’s 5 straight against Toronto‼️ #PISTONSWIN
🔹 @Trey Lyles: 21 PTS / 7 REB / 1 AST / 6-10 FG
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 18 PTS / 6 REB / 9-16 FG
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 18 PTS / 7 REB / 5 AST / 8-15 FG pic.twitter.com/fAuRklsLR19:36 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors used 12 players tonight. Outside of VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby, the other 9 guys combined for 24 points on 9-35 FG and 1-15 3P (!!). – 9:34 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL: Pistons 103, Raptors 87. That was the Pistons’ fifth win in eight games, and second over Toronto this season. Pistons are 5-3 in 2022.
Lyles: 21 points, 7 rebounds
Cunningham: 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
Diallo: 18 points
Bey: 15 points – 9:33 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Both Orlando and Detroit pick up very rare wins tonight. Lottery Race standings:
1. Orlando 8-35
2. Detroit 10-31
3. Houston 12-31
4. OKC 14-27
5. Indiana 15-28 – 9:33 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
FINAL: Pistons 103, Raptors 87. Detroit has cracked double-digit wins by winning 5 of their last 8 — including wins over Utah, Milwaukee and Toronto.
Lyles: 21p, 7r
Cunningham/Diallo: 18p each
Bey: 15p
Jackson: 13p – 9:32 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
‘Topes lose. 103-87. Cade Cunningham rules, Dwane Casey is living his best life, Ed Malloy hates us all. – 9:32 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Final: #Pistons 103, #Raptors 87
Lyels: 21 pts, 7 rebs
Diallo: 18 pts, 6 rebs
Cunningham: 18 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assts
Bey: 15 pts
It’s DET’s 5th straight win over TOR – 9:32 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Just hold on, we won at home. #PISTONSWIN pic.twitter.com/jF1fGriTQk9:32 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
That Hamidou Diallo putback dunk gets us to #StartWriting.
DET 100, TOR 87, 32.5 4Q – 9:30 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Pistons over their last 84 games, dating back to last season: 5-0 vs the Raptors, 16-61 vs everybody else.
Dwane Casey improves to 8-3 against his former team since joining Detroit. – 9:30 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
So all the stuff that went right in six straight wins and 10 victories in 15 didn’t go right tonight and the Raptors lost
Go figure
Raptors at Bucks tomorrow; can’t wait! – 9:30 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
@Killian Hayes with the dance moves! ✨
@BallySportsDET | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/D2h0xEWJBn9:29 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
My mentions when the Pistons are leading one of the league’s hottest teams by double digits pic.twitter.com/gn9lfAjHlR9:25 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Make that 2⃣4⃣ for the Boy
#FredVanVleet | #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 1 Vote ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/vGg1NGaFc09:24 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Raptors are going to challenge that last foul call on Bey’s drive. – 9:23 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
VanVleet extended Toronto’s run to 17-5 with a 3 to cut the deficit to single digits. Killian answered with a layup to extend it back to 10, 93-83. 3:02 left to play – 9:21 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
This was approaching #HashtagTime a couple minutes ago, with the #Pistons up by 21.
#Raptors got it down to 8 before that Killian Hayes basket.
DET 93, TOR 83, 3:02 4Q – 9:20 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
A crafty drive and finish by Killian Hayes extends Detroit’s lead back out to double digits with 3:02 left. – 9:19 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
How the hell does Fred VanVleet have 10 assists in this game? – 9:19 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Bulls beat Pistons by 46
Nets beat Bulls by 26
Knicks beat Mavs by 23
Cavs beat Jazz by 20
Thunder beat Nets by 21
Nuggets beat Blazers by 32
Pelicans beat Clippers by 24
Bucks beat Warriors by 19
Bulls down 35 to Warriors
Celtics down 20 to Sixers pic.twitter.com/8PtPrH6XDv9:17 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian admitted to his teammates that he tipped that FVV shot that went out lol – 9:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Pistons up 16, 7 minutes to go, Raptors are doing just enough fake comeback stuff to make sure they need to leave starters in for about four more minutes – 9:11 PM
Philadelphia 76ers PR @SixersStats
20-point games by second-year players this season:
@Anthony Edwards (22)
@Desmond Bane (18)
@LaMelo Ball (16)
@Cole Anthony (15)
@Tyrese Maxey (12 incl. tonight)
@SaddiqBey (12)
h/t @Stathead – 9:07 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Trey Lyles is outscoring the Raptors’ 4th-11th men 21-20 – 9:05 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Back-to-back Jackson and CoJo 3s. Pistons up 21.
Yeah… pic.twitter.com/vLjV0guzZ29:03 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Okay, alright, that’s fine, okay 😏
🔹 @Trey Lyles: 21 PTS / 6 REB / 1 AST / 6-10 FG
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 16 PTS / 4 REB / 8-14 FG
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 15 PTS / 7 REB / 5 AST / 7-12 FG pic.twitter.com/Pk8hYRpnsz9:01 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Casey’s Pistons beating the Raps with chip aspirations was cute. Them beating down on these Raps like THIS is soul sucking – 9:01 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 3Q: #Pistons 83, #Pistons 66
Trey Lyles: 21 pts, 6 rebs.
Yup, Miami Trey is back. – 8:59 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 3Q: Pistons 83, Raptors 66.
Lyles: 21p, 6r
Diallo: 16p, 4r
Cunningham: 15p, 7r and 5a
Bey/Jackson: 10p each – 8:59 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Pistons 83, Raptors 66. The Pistons have led all night, complete control.
Lyles: 21 points, 6 rebounds
Diallo: 16 points
Cunningham: 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists – 8:59 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
YEAAHH OG 👏
#OGAnunoby l #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 1 Vote ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/rXmXUX13w38:59 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Trey Lyles is getting MVP chants. Home crowd, but the away fans are Canadian. Good combo. – 8:58 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Trey Lyles is getting MVP chants at the line. Yes, you read that correctly – 8:58 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
So, in like 3 days:
Pistons lose by 100 to the Bulls
Bucks crush Warriors after leading by 30
Warriors up 30 at the half on Chicago tonight
Pistons laying the lumber on the Raptors
The NBA’s great – 8:57 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons 76, #Raptors 62, 2:25 3Q
Lyles: 17 pts, 6 rebs
Diallo: 16 pts, 4 rebs
Cunningham: 15 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assts – 8:53 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Raptors got it down to single digits and the Pistons quickly pushed the lead back out to 14. – 8:53 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
They’ll look at that last Pistons 3; didn’t seem to beat the clock watching in real time – 8:52 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Well that was a fancy way to snap Toronto’s run. CoJo nailed that 3 from a good six steps behind the 3-point line – 8:52 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🚨 CORY AT THE BUZZER! 🚨
@Cory Joseph | #Pistons8:51 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
CoJo with a running 3 many feet behind the 3-point line as shot clock expires, if you wondered how the night is going for Detroit. – 8:51 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Raptors not playing well, but just hanging around…
#Pistons were up 18, but TOR has cut that in half. – 8:50 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Boucher hits a 3 to cut the deficit to nine. 9-0 Raptors run – 8:50 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
S E V E N with the
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@BallySportsDET | @Killian Hayes pic.twitter.com/j8uUziaeJb8:49 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Scottie Barnes has a habit of diving into/hanging around in the paint when his teammates are operating in there. Not a very patient spacer. – 8:48 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The non FVV/Siakam/OG Raps are 2-for-19 with 3 FTA tonight. – 8:48 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey is going to challenge that last call on the Pascal Siakam drive and foul on Hamidou Diallo. – 8:47 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Cade has been so good tonight. – 8:45 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That was a dime from Cade Cunningham. Through the middle of the lane, through two players, to Diallo under the hoop. – 8:45 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Another night, another fan wins the Pistons trivia. “Killington Hayes” she said as she answered a question.
This thing is rigged. – 8:42 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
I get the Dwane Casey against his old team narrative and no one has more respect for Case than I do
The fact Detroit’s hammering Toronto right now has everything to do with the Raptors. It really is that simple. – 8:42 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Why were the Raptors -9.5 favorites against Casey and the Pistons? – 8:41 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors are not playing a composed game. No connectivity on either end. – 8:41 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tell ‘em P 😤
#PascalSiakam | #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 1 Vote ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/msLCE4bgZ98:41 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons are up 18. They’ve led all game and have been up double-digits since about four minutes before halftime. Great performance tonight – 8:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Yeah, the Raps just don’t have it tonight and Detroit has been smothering on defense at times … Pistons up 18 with 6:52 left in the 3Q. – 8:40 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
When’s the Trey Lyles HOF induction ceremony? – 8:40 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Killian Hayes offensive rebounds and putback (two-hand?) dunk?
What is going on tonight? – 8:36 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes two-handed dunk from the baseline?!?! HUH – 8:36 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons foul trouble:
Hayes/Stewart: 4 each
10:04 3Q – 8:35 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons are on the cusp of me making y’all sweat and dropping the LeBron gif. in the 3Q. One more run might do it. – 8:34 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Isaiah Stewart gets his 4th foul, at 11:32 3Q. – 8:32 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Ran through that half with no woes.
🔹 @Trey Lyles: 15 PTS / 5 REB / 1 AST
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 13 PTS / 5 REB / 3 AST / 6-10 FG
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 12 PTS / 4 REB / 6-10 FG pic.twitter.com/sSXSv9o1uK8:20 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
THE DENIAL
#PascalSiakam | #NBAAllStar
⭐️ 1 RT = 1 Vote ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/rSg7srUlaO8:20 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
As bad as that 1st quarter felt, the 2nd was worse. Like, a lot worse. 16 points, 4-17 FG, 1-9 3P, 7-13 FT. Raptors trail the Pistons by 13 at the half. – 8:17 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
56-43 Pistons at the half. Nothing positive to say. – 8:17 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Halftime: Pistons 56, Raptors 43. Detroit shot 50% overall, but just 16.7% (2-12) from 3. Good defense so far, Toronto’s shooting 28.6%
Lyles: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 7-8 at the line
Cunningham: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Diallo: 12 points – 8:17 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: Pistons 56, Raptors 43. Detroit has controlled 90 percent of the game.
Trey Lyles: 15 points, 5 rebounds
Cade Cunningham: 13p, 5r and 3a
Hamidou Diallo: 12p, 4r
Saddiq Bey: 7p, 3 and 2a – 8:16 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Half: #Pistons 56, #Raptors 43
Lyles: 15 pts, 5 rebs
Cunningham: 13 pts, 5 rebs, 3 assts
Diallo: 12 pts, 4 rebs
DET is shooting 50% FG. – 8:16 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Well, that was a gruesome half of Raptors basketball
Pistons by 13 at the break – 8:16 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Diallo got a rebound in traffic, and then Cunningham got tangled with Siakam and forced a jump ball. Pistons overall are not good at rebounding, but Diallo and Cunningham are two of the best rebounders in the league at their size – 8:16 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🇨🇦 TREY SENT THAT BACK TO CANADA! 🇨🇦
@Trey Lyles | #Pistons8:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Of many bad quarters the Raptors have played this season, add this one – 8:13 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
I remember when some of youse were saying that #Pistons Cade Cunningham was a bust.
You were wrong. Dude is just different. – 8:12 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 52, Raptors 38 with 3:02 to go until halftime. This is Detroit’s biggest lead. Still shooting well, 19-35 overall (54.3%). Toronto is shooting 28.6%.
Lyles (13 points), Diallo (12) and Cunningham (11) are all in double figures – 8:09 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons 52, #Raptors 38, 3:02 2Q
Lyles: 13 pts, 6 rebs
Diallo: 12 pts
Cunningham: 11 pts, 3 rebs, 3 assts
Bey: 7 pts, 3 rebs, 2 assts – 8:08 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
This isn’t the best the Pistons have played this season, but maybe the most disciplined? They’re not up because they’re shooting 50 percent from 3. They’re moving the ball, cutting and defending. Very few wasted possessions, even if a shot doesn’t fall. – 8:08 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Good news for TOR: they’re only down 10 despite shooting 27.3 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3 and 68.8 percent from the line.
To Detroit’s credit, aside from the fouling, it’s been obnoxious on that end. Playing tough.
Curious to see if the Pistons can hold on. – 8:06 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Trey Lyles is doing …
*checks notes*
hoodrat things, with his friends pic.twitter.com/2s2QbGF75G8:02 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Say what you want about Trey Lyles, but I think Ed Malloy has really owned this quarter. – 8:01 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons have three players with three fouls and one player with two. Still 5:44 left in the first half. – 8:00 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Boucher, after Tuesday’s hard-fought loss to the 31-9 Suns: “We need to play like that against everybody, not just against the good teams.”
Raptors, tonight, vs the 9-31 Pistons: pic.twitter.com/XmKcBc08aU7:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton five rebounds away from a double-double in 1st half.
Has 15 and 6.
Meanwhile, there’s a dinosaur mascot in the building that they displayed on the big screen with a sign that read “Am I a distraction.”
Booker done started something with ‘Raptor’ in Toronto. Tie game. – 7:57 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons 38, Raptors 30 with 6:45 to play until halftime. Pistons are still shooting the ball well, 51.9% (14-27) overall. – 7:56 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
For the second straight game, the rotation wing minutes are really hurting the Raptors. – 7:54 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Raptors have only scored three points five minutes into the second quarter. – 7:54 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Josh Jackson looked like he hurt his knee on that last drive by Yuta Watanabe. He went to the locker room to get checked out. – 7:54 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Josh Jackson is going back to the locker room after that collision with Watanabe. – 7:53 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Remember when the Raptors-Suns played a really good, fun, tough, competitive game?
This ain’t that – 7:51 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns have yielded just three offensive rebounds after giving up 22 in win over Raptors.
Up two, 28-26. #Pacers7:48 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Watching this team every night, it DOES NOT feel like Detroit ranks 11th in free-throw percentage – 7:48 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Feels like the Pistons should be up by more than 2 but offensive rebound are keeping the Raptors in it again. They’ve grabbed 7 in 14 minutes. Plenty of ’em to get considering they’re shooting 33%. – 7:46 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
This is a really small crowd for a #Pistons#Raptors game, even in Detroit.
I wonder if border issues played into fans not coming from Toronto…not as many Raptors jerseys as I’m used to seeing. – 7:46 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Ed Malloy, King of the Review, is taking a look at some possible hostile act shenanigans against the Pistons – 7:44 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
📼 Hami’s Hooptape! 📼
1️⃣0️⃣ points in Q1 for @Hamidou Diallo
@BallySportsDET | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/9bUXAnKmLP7:44 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Guys are hoopin’ at home! 🏀
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 10 PTS / 1 REB / 5-6 FG
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 9 PTS / 2 REB / 2 AST / 4-6 FG
🔹 @SaddiqBey: 5 PTS / 3 REB / 1 AST / 2-4 FG pic.twitter.com/R006PfP3Mb7:42 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Detroit has four guards and Lyles on the floor right now – 7:40 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Pistons 31, Raptors 27
Detroit was good. A few missed shots at the rim, but the movement has been good. Defense has been, too.
Diallo: 10 points
Cunningham: 9 points, 2 assists and 2 rebounds
Bey: 5 points and 3 rebounds – 7:39 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Raptors Khem Birch (nose) will not return tonight at #Pistons. – 7:39 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Pistons 31, Raptors 27. Detroit shot 12-21 overall and held the Raptors to 8-25 overall.
Diallo: 10 points, 5-6 shooting
Cunningham: 9 points, 4-6 shooting
Bey: 5 points – 7:38 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Much improved effort by Raptors as that quarter went on. They were not prepared at all for the off ball pressure the Pistons were putting on Siakam and VanVleet. – 7:38 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors didn’t play particularly well but somehow within four after a quarter – 7:38 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 1Q: #Pistons 31, #Raptors 27
Diallo: 10 pts
Cunningham: 9 pts, 2 assts
Bey: 5 pts, 3 rebs – 7:37 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
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Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
From Raps PR:
Khem Birch (nose) is undergoing a facial x-ray and is out the remainder of the game. An update will be provided when available. – 7:35 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Per @Kayla_Grey, Khem Birch is out for the game, and getting an X-Ray on his nose. – 7:32 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cunningham and Diallo have a combined 19 points on 9-11 overall shooting. – 7:32 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham starts 4-of-5 from the field, for 9 pts, with 2 rebs, 2 assts in 10 mins. – 7:32 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors have 3 turnovers in 7 minutes and the guys that aren’t named OG Anunoby are shooting 1-for-14. Did anybody mention they’re playing against the Dwane Casey-coached Detroit Pistons? – 7:29 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That was a crazy finish by Cade. – 7:29 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Precious Achiuwa being the only Raptor to handle/touch/shoot the ball in a complete possession just doesn’t work – 7:28 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors just way too loose at both ends – 7:27 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Killian Hayes brought his vision goggles today. He has 3 of their 6 assists, and some very nice, on-the-money passes. – 7:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Hamidou Diallo dunks: 4
Toronto Raptors FGs: 4 – 7:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Hamidou Diallo is everywhere. – 7:26 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Beef Stew on one end 🤝 @Cade Cunningham on the other
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Toronto Raptors @Raptors
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Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons 15, #Raptors 13, 6:17 1Q
Diallo: 6 pts
Bey: 5 pts, 2 rebs
Cunningham: 4 pts, reb, asst – 7:23 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cool moment: Saddiq tumbled into a cameraman pretty hard a few minutes ago. Just now, during timeout, Saben Lee and Luka Garza went and checked on him. – 7:22 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
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Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Well, definitely a Casey vs Raptors type start – 7:17 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Pistons make 6 of their first 7 shots; up 6 early – 7:16 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Can’t believe the Raptors are off to a shitty start vs. the Pistons. – 7:15 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Great start for Detroit. Really not a bad thing can be said so far. Something about the Pistons against Toronto.
Detroit up 13-7 early. Nick Nurse calls a timeout. – 7:15 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Hot start for the Pistons. Up 11-7 on the Raptors, and they’ve made five of their first six shots – 7:14 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Not entirely sure about this Pistons court – 7:13 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
It’s cold in my basement, and the Raptors are playing the Pistons. – 7:09 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Got peak at Cam Johnson doing a workout pregame.
Pretty intense as he was putting pressure on sprained ankle.
Out tonight at #Pacers . #Suns plan to practice tomorrow before Sunday afternoon at #Pistons.
Like to think he’ll be back at some point during this 5-game road trip. – 6:55 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Starting 5 vs. the 6ix ✨
@Kia | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/tb0rxbm8jI6:45 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Barnes, Birch, Anunoby, VanVleet and Siakam start vs. Pistons. – 6:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Usual starters for Pistons tonight – 6:42 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Scottie Barnes will play and start for the Raptors. – 6:42 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
Same starters for #Pistons: Hayes, Cunningham, Diallo, Bey and Stewart. – 6:40 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @invisalign Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/kNZlPnVFpq6:40 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Barnes is indeed back for the Raptors and will start along with VanVleet, Siakam, Anunoby and Birch – 6:39 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
VanVleet, Anunoby, Barnes, Siakam, Birch start tonight. – 6:36 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Scottie Barnes is now listed as available for tonight in the Raptors injury report. – 6:30 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The trade that sent Bol Bol to the Detroit Pistons was reportedly voided because he failed his physical.
Former NBA PF @Donatas Motiejunas tells @Rick Kamla and @Mitch Lawrence he has questions about it and thinks the NBPA should independently review Bol Bol’s physical health. pic.twitter.com/yNOWBluv6E6:30 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s injury/status report against the visiting Toronto Raptors: pic.twitter.com/Hh4vWeKzUQ6:20 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
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Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Draymond Green is unlikely to join the Warriors on Sunday in Minnesota, but Steve Kerr is “hopeful” that Draymond will return to the lineup to start a 7-game home stand next Tuesday against the Pistons. – 6:06 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Rebounding.
Been topic of discussion for #Suns after giving up 22 offensive boards in Tuesday’s win over Toronto.
The Raptors won rebounding battle, 47-39. Suns were outrebounded, 49-35, in Saturday’s loss to Heat.
Face #Pacers , who are 11th in offensive rebounding, tonight. pic.twitter.com/X1saOGqQWL5:54 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
No Gary Trent Jr. for the Raptors tonight, Scottie Barnes will be active but he’ll go through a pre-game workout to see whether or not he’ll go against the Pistons – 5:48 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Nick Nurse says Yuta Watanabe will “probably” start tonight. – 5:48 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Gary Trent Jr. is OUT* Scottie Barnes is a game-time decision – 5:43 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Trent Jr. is out vs. Pistons. Barnes will be a game time decision (ankle and knee, respectively). – 5:42 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Gary Trent Jr. will not play vs. Detroit tonight. Scottie Barnes is still questionable. He’ll be active, but won’t make a decision on him closer to gametime. – 5:42 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Trent is out vs Detroit tonight. They’ll make a call on Barnes after warmups. – 5:41 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Scottie Barnes is still questionable and will be a GTD. Gary Trent Jr. is out. – 5:41 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Monty said the Suns have talked a lot about the offensive rebounding from the Toronto game the last 48 hours. Tonight they’ll want to clean that up against Indy’s Domantas Sabonis-Myles Turner tandem – 5:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams said rebounding has been a point of emphasis today and since the Toronto game. Called it a high level of importance against the Pacers with Sabonis and Turner. – 5:32 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Casey also said that Pascal Siakam has been making an all-star statement with his play of late. – 5:30 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“He’s Kyle Lowry. He’s a clone of Kyle … he should be an all-star, absolutely,” Dwane Casey on Fred VanVleet. – 5:27 PM
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Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Dwane Casey also endorses that Fred VanVleet has become Kyle Lowry.
“He’s earned every bit of what he’s getting… he should be an all-star.” – 5:24 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Dwane Casey on Fred VanVleet: “He’s become a Kyle Lowry. He’s a clone of Kyle.” – 5:24 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says Frank Jackson’s ankle is better. So, when he exits health and safety protocols and improves his conditioning, he should be ready to play. – 5:18 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday is listed as out (left ankle soreness) for Saturday night’s game against the Raptors on the first injury report. – 5:12 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
“The Raptors are leaning into VanVleet like he’s a megastar.”
@Kevin O’Connor breaks down how FVV’s playing the best basketball of his life. #TheVoidNBA pic.twitter.com/R3s7037KWI5:03 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Head Down, Chin Up
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Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
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Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Heat targeting Monday game vs Raptors for Bam Adebayo return
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Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Raptors reportedly interested in trading for Jakob Poeltl
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James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Frank Jackson is OUT tonight but has exited protocols. – 3:22 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
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Toronto Raptors @Raptors
The motivation has always been clear
#PascalSiakam | #NBAAllStar
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The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Miami Heat C Bam Adebayo is targeting to return Monday vs. the Toronto Raptors, per @Adrian Wojnarowski.
Adebayo has missed the last six weeks after getting surgery on his right thumb. pic.twitter.com/exMalPeFU52:22 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
After right thumb surgery six weeks ago, Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo is targeting a return vs. the Toronto Raptors on Monday, sources tell ESPN. Adebayo – who averages 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds — has been ramping up on the court this week. – 2:13 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Don’t forget to VOTE FRED for All-Star
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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jakob Poeltl holding down the backline while all the Raptors long-armed, quick defenders create havoc on the perimeter is kind of a scary thought. Very, very easily tradable deal for Poeltl too. Have to imagine the Spurs would need a pretty good return though. – 1:57 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Special message from OG
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