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

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

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

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The Portland Trail Blazers (20-26) play against the Toronto Raptors (22-22) at Scotiabank Arena

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Sunday January 23, 2022

Portland Trail Blazers 114, Toronto Raptors 105 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
The Raptors, and their fans, are likely going to have to ask themselves a familiar question, even if the answer could (and should) be different than a year ago: PLAY IN FOR WHAT?
theathletic.com/3088051/2022/0…11:41 PM
Cody Zeller @CodyZeller
Best football weekend EVER!!! 🤯 – 9:55 PM
Anfernee Simons @AnferneeSimons
This might be the greatest game ever – 9:47 PM
Trendon Watford @trendonw
Dawg this game is crazy😂😂😂 – 9:45 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: Hawks 113, #Hornets 91
Miles Bridges 19 pts, 6 rebs
LaMelo 19 pts, 6 rebs, 4 ast
PJ Washinhgton 12 pts
Up next: at Toronto on Tuesday – 9:28 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
With their win, and the Raptors and Wizards losses, the Celtics have moved up to 8th in the Eastern Conference standings. – 9:13 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“I’m really proud of the guys … I’ve been in the league for a while and most teams down like that pack it in and our guys will just fight,” said Pascal Siakam. “Those are the guys you want to go to war with.” pic.twitter.com/YcikFfdvtE9:02 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
CJ McCollum since coming back:
20.8 PPG
4.8 RPG
4.0 APG
50/50%
The Blazers have won 6 of 8. pic.twitter.com/oDzhno9sny8:29 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Final 📊
CJ: 19p/10r/6a/2s
Nas: 19p/7r/3a
Ant: 19p/5a/3r
Ben: 17p
Nurk: 11p/11r/2a/2b
RoCo: 9p/5r/5a/2s/2b
CJ E: 9p/3r
Trendon: 6p/6r/3a
DSJ: 5p/6a – 8:26 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Well, the Raptors nearly pulled off what would’ve been the biggest comeback in franchise history. They outscored Portland 71-50 in the 2nd half and cut a deficit that was once 34 to 4… but Blazers made some big shots and Raps fell just short. Pesky team. Maddening, but pesky. – 8:22 PM
Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
DeMar DeRozan now has 41 points. It’s his first 40-point game as a member of the Chicago Bulls and his first since March 7, 2018, when he was with Toronto.
He has not attempted a 3-pointer tonight. – 8:22 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Just hold on we’re going home.
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/AkwIkHqFKB8:21 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 114, Raptors 105: FINAL. Portland finishes 6-game trip 4-2. 19 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists for @CJ McCollum. 11 points, 11 rebounds for @Jusuf Nurkic. 19 points, 5 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 19 points, 7 rebound for @Nassir Little. – 8:21 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
ask any non-raptor who’s a player they hate to play against but would love to have on their team and i’m pretty sure the answer is
“the raptors” – 8:20 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
calling it now: anfernee simons will be an all-star next year – 8:16 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
And a SImons 3 is the dagger, Blazers by 10 with 40.5 seconds left – 8:15 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Blazers by 7, 1:12 left, just another day in the life of the Raptors – 8:13 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors have the Portland lead, once 34, down to 10 with 3 minutes left. As you may recall, the biggest comeback in franchise history came on Dec. 22, 2019, when they erased a 30-point deficit in a win over Dallas. – 8:09 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
blazers have made just enough shots – 8:07 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Fred got clocked and knocked down, ball went up the court, back down, Raptors scored and THEN they found time to foul so he could come out of the game – 8:04 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Raptors on a 12-0 run to get within 12…#Blazers haven’t hit a FG in nearly five minutes. – 8:02 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Bulls next 7 games:
at OKC – Bum-ass team
Toronto –
at Spurs – Bum team
Portland – Bum team
Orlando – Bum-ass team
at Toronto –
at Indiana – playing like bums every other night
Lots of bum teams – 8:00 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers have shot 2 free throws in the second half and 6 in the game. – 7:59 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors within 14 with 6:20 left in what I suspect will be one of the greatest faux Raptors comebacks of all time – 7:59 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Benny buckets there when you need him pic.twitter.com/0R9uWtO8A67:52 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
The Raptors won the 3rd quarter by 11 and are on a 37-22 run since falling behind by 34 points. Their reward? The deficit is *only* 19 points going into the 4th. – 7:45 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 86, Raptors 67: end of third quarter. 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists for @CJ McCollum. 16 points, 4 rebounds for @Nassir Little. 14 points for @Ben McLemore. 11 points, 5 assists for @Anfernee Simons. – 7:44 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
A dose of sobriety arrives
Blazers 86, Raptors 67 after 3 – 7:43 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
You don’t think sports is drunk?
Raptors are somehow close to almost back in this one, down 16 with 1:54 left in the third
Crowd’s going wild!!! – 7:39 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Raptors go 13-2, with Siakam scoring 8-straight at one point, to cut Portland’s lead to 78-64 with a little over two minutes to play in the third quarter – 7:39 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Well, the Raptors have used some impressive pressing to get the Blazers lead to 16. – 7:39 PM
Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
Cue the comeback, Toronto! – 7:39 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
drink every time a raptor yells “aye” and nurkic grabs the board – 7:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Blazers 66, Raptors 42
Game o’ runs – 7:22 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Toronto certainly playing harder and smarter to start the second half. – 7:22 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Blazers had a 20-5 close in Boston Friday…now this.
(If this score holds, by the way, the Celtics jump from 10th in the East to 8th in a matter of hours.) pic.twitter.com/bNY2YPP2sx7:20 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Robert Covington (left fifth finger dislocation) will return to tonight’s game in Toronto. – 7:19 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Robert Covington (left fifth finger dislocation) will return. – 7:19 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
The #Blazers lead the #Raptors 64-34 at the break. It’s the @Portland Trail Blazers‘ largest halftime lead since 11/12/14 at Denver (84-50). #RipCity7:14 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🗣️ ANFERTHREEEEEE 🗣️
@GEICO | #RipCity pic.twitter.com/wOIX64v6VA7:10 PM

Mike Ganter @Mike_Ganter
Raps down 64-34 at the half. That 34 is the lowest scoring half by the Raptors this season. Next worst was the 37 in the season opener against Washington. – 7:06 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 64, Raptors 34: halftime. 11 points, 4 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals for @CJ McCollum. 11 points for @Ben McLemore, 10 for @Nassir Little. – 7:05 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers up 64-34 over Raptors at the break. And this is the final game of a 12-day trip?! 👀 pic.twitter.com/A6QdvBYEpm7:04 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
One of the worst halves of basketball you’ll ever see.
10 turnovers, 11 buckets, 23% FG, 34 points.
After 24 minutes, the Raptors trail undermanned Portland by 30 points. – 7:04 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Basketball is a game of runs. The Blazers are on a 64-34 run, and lead 64-34 at halftime. Raptors shooting a cool 22.9%. – 7:04 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Blazers 64, Raptors 34 at halftime.
And it probably wasn’t even that close – 7:03 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
If this keeps up we’re going to have to have @KC_Shibata ask the first question post game; just to get the ball rolling. Raps down by 33 vs. Portland with 41 seconds to go in 2Q; hoping to trim it to 30 by halftime, I’m guessing. – 7:02 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Through 22 minutes of play, the Raptors have as many turnovers as baskets – 7:00 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Meanwhile, the Raptors have crept back within 25 – 6:57 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Did you know there a bunch of Nassir Little GIFs? pic.twitter.com/YovJeHkhRN6:52 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
The Raptors get their first points of the second quarter on an Anunoby dunk with 7:41 to play in the first half – 6:46 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
When did Dwane Casey get the Portland coaching gig? – 6:45 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Just some gruesome Raptors basketball going on here – 6:44 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Gotta feel a little bit for Dalano Banton. His role is, basically “we’re playing horrible, can you go into the game and try and change that?” – 6:43 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Here comes Dalano Banton as man No. 8. – 6:42 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
A Dalano Banton sighting – 6:42 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Nurse challenges the charge, challenge failed. Blazers up 39-15 with 10:27 to play in the first half. – 6:40 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
The Blazers are … dominating this game? – 6:39 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Blazers have made 8 three pointers
Raptors have 5 basket – 6:38 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Chris Boucher, in about 2 hours from now, after playing 44 straight minutes: pic.twitter.com/RIYZUZsXls6:38 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Blazers led the #Raptors 33-15 after the 1st. It’s Portland’s second-largest lead after a quarter this season:
+22……Nov. 6 vs LAL
+18……tonight vs. Toronto
+17……Dec. 17 vs. Charlotte
+7……..Jan. 10 vs. Brooklyn – 6:37 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
12 minutes of basketball in the books.
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/RW6WUaFxp56:35 PM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 33, Raptors 15: end of first quarter. 10 points, 2 rebounds for @Nassir Little. 8 points, 3 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 7 points, 4 rebounds for @CJ McCollum. POR shooting 52 percent, TOR 19 percent. – 6:34 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Awful quarter, and without Chris Boucher it would’ve been a historically awful quarter.
Boucher in Q1: 8 points, 3-4 FG, 2-2 3P.
Rest of the Raptors: 7 points, 2-22 FG (!!), 1-11 3P.
Blazers lead 33-15. – 6:34 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Having shot 20 per cent for a quarter, Raptors are in an unsurprising hole
Down 33-15
(Oh yeah, giving up 33 sucks, too) – 6:33 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Blazers lead 33-15 after a quarter, which feels right. – 6:33 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors have four baskets in 11 minutes and two of them are Chris Boucher three pointers – 6:32 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
VanVleet doesn’t get a foul called, pushes Nurkic because he can’t push the refs, and gets a T.
It’s 27-10 Blazers. – 6:28 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Fred doesn’t get foul call but he does get T’d up
Blazers by 17 – 6:27 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
VanVleet’s three ends a 15-0 Portland run. – 6:24 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
There’s a little less than five minutes to play in the first quarter and the Raptors have one field goal and four points. – 6:23 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors are 1-15 from the floor
ONE FOR FIFTEEN! – 6:23 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Through 6.5 minutes, the Raptors have more turnovers (2) than buckets (1). They’re shooting 1-for-15 and trail 20-4. Yikes. – 6:22 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Blazers start out 4-4 from 3-pt. range as they take an early 16-4 lead over the #Raptors. Toronto is 1-8 from the field, 0-4 from the arc. #RipCity6:18 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
1-of-8 start for the Raptors. They must also be preoccupied with the end of Rams-Bucs. – 6:17 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers come out shooting 75 percent from the field and 4-of-4 from three to take an early 16-4 lead here in Toronto – 6:16 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
Blazers up 16-4 early, and the Raptors’ offence has been ungood. – 6:16 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
If the Blazers keep making every three-pointer they attempt, it’s gonna be hard for Raptors to win
Portland up 16-4 early – 6:16 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
what a layup by Nassir Little. Blazers take the 2-0 lead. – 6:15 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
That’s a way to start the game!
💥 NAS 💥 pic.twitter.com/t3E5DFupik6:14 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Nurse said one of the more challenging aspects of game prep with this starting unit is trying to anticipate who the opposing team’s C is going to guard between Barnes/Siakam/Anunoby, and then possibly having to adjust early. Nurkic starts on Barnes here. – 6:11 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Starting 5 to close out our six game road trip.
1⃣ @Anfernee Simons
3⃣ @CJ McCollum
9⃣ @Nassir Little
3⃣3⃣ @Robert Covington
2⃣7⃣ @bosnianbeast27
#RipCity | @stormxio pic.twitter.com/o91YN45wK06:00 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Tonight’s @invisalign Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/5fYLADzD7X5:47 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
DSJ in Jordan 14 “Last Shot” 🔥🔥
@SoleSavy | https://t.co/4jmAVbd5SN pic.twitter.com/X4vQ20Wq825:43 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Jayson Tatum today:
51 PTS
10 REB
7 AST
18-28 FG
9-14 3P
He joins Damian Lillard, James Harden and Jamal Murray as the only players in NBA history with 50/10/5 and 9+ threes in a game, including playoffs. pic.twitter.com/mGqn87lvnJ5:41 PM

Matt Williams @StatsWilliams
Jayson Tatum is the 5th player in NBA history with 50 points, 10 rebounds and 9 3-pointers in a game. He joins…
Jamal Murray (2020 in playoffs)
Damian Lillard (2020)
James Harden (2016)
Kobe Bryant (2008) – 5:37 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
If Tatum does not come back into the game, he’ll become the 6th player in NBA history to score 48 points in less than 30 minutes.
Klay Thompson (twice), Joel Embiid (earlier this month), Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Steph Curry.
Celtics up 22 with 9:35 to play. – 5:17 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity   vs @Toronto Raptors
⌚️ 3:00PM
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📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/rDIXWBUmaf5:04 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Man lookin great on and off the court pic.twitter.com/Gk4L3AvvGV4:40 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Chauncey Billups on Fred VanVleet: “He’s so under appreciated. I think he’s maybe the most underrated player in the league. He can do it all. He’s a lockdown defender. He’s a big shot taker and maker. He’s tough as nails… I doing think he gets the credit he deserves.” – 4:37 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Billups says he’s hoping Norman Powell (personal reasons) will be back with the team “soon.” – 4:34 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says he thinks Toronto’s Fred VanVleet is “underappreciated” around the NBA. Says he might be the must underrated player in the league. #Blazers4:34 PM
Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Chauncey Billups says Fred VanVleet is one of the most underrated players in the league. – 4:33 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Agradeço a todos os fãs portugueses e internacionais do #Bucks nas minhas menções – amo todos vocês! Obrigado por seguir! – 3:39 PM
Toronto Raptors @Raptors
Check out Game Time while you wait for tip-off and enter for the chance to win exclusive Raptors prizes!
📲: https://t.co/QwAD1fF392 pic.twitter.com/RRj8DQALdz2:46 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks could really use a win today. I imagine they’ll be underdogs in 9 of their next 10 games following this one:
@ CLE
@ MIA
@ MIL
v SAC
v MEM
@ LAL
@ UTA
@ DEN
@ GSW
@ POR
Not exactly an easy stretch. Knicks have second-hardest remaining strength of schedule in the NBA. – 2:06 PM
Nassir Little @2ez_nassie
Omg the office is back on Netflix – 12:28 PM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
#Blazers say Dennis Smith Jr. (right ankle; sprain) and Nassir Little (right knee; acute patellar tendinopathy/contusion) are available for today’s game in Toronto. – 12:00 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Sunday afternoon hoops.
🏀 #RipCity vs @Toronto Raptors
🏟️ @ScotiabankArena
⌚ 3:00PM
📺 ROOT SPORTS Plus
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/pkbCNx9MPb12:00 PM

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