Toronto Raptors 99 FinalRecap | Box Score 90 Boston Celtics
Amir Johnson, PF Shot Chart 30 MIN | 4-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 10 PTS | +8The guy is clearly hobbled, and giving it everything he has. Hit a 3 pointer in the second half, and it says something about how open he was that I was calling for it for most of the game. Very impressed with his effort, though he needs as much time to recover before the playoffs as possible. Had some problems chasing Boston’s shooters around the court, but again, it’s to be expected when he’s playing big minutes on one-and-a-half legs.

Terrence Ross, SF Shot Chart 37 MIN | 9-16 FG | 1-1 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 24 PTS | +19Those shooting numbers are pretty, aren’t they? He was certainly feeling it tonight – showed some great chemistry with Jonas in particular, and made his open shots. Made a few that weren’t terribly open, too. His misses were bad shots, which stopped him from getting the full-fledged A grade, but still a very effective night.

Jonas Valanciunas, C Shot Chart 35 MIN | 7-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 14 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 15 PTS | +14Three turnovers, but two of them were within the first couple minutes of the game, when it looked like we’d be seeing ugly Jonas tonight. After that, though, he turned it around in a huge way, using his length to great effect against Boston’s smaller bigs on both sides of the floor. Had some really nice post-moves and a few great assists, both big-to-big and out to the wings, which made it all the more inexplicable when Casey kept Hayes out there late while Sullinger torched the Raptors.

Kyle Lowry, PG Shot Chart 34 MIN | 8-17 FG | 3-3 FT | 9 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 23 PTS | +11What more is there to be said? Without him, I truly believe the Raptors lose this game. When the team started playing pre-trade ball, it was Lowry who came up with big shots and boards. When Jared Sullinger started going ballistic in the fourth and threatened to win the game for Boston, it was Lowry who kept the team afloat. Masai – give this man an extension. Now.

DeMar DeRozan, SG Shot Chart 40 MIN | 5-13 FG | 10-11 FT | 7 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 4 TO | 20 PTS | +20His shot wasn’t falling consistently tonight, but he did a good job keeping the Raptors afloat early but getting to the line early and often. He’s starting to get all-star calls from the refs, which is a nice development as the Raps head for the playoffs.

Tyler Hansbrough, PF Shot Chart 4 MIN | 0-0 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -7The entire game, I was complaining about how he wasn’t getting minutes over Chuck Hayes, when Boston’s small, mobile front line seemed to suggest he’d be a better fit. Then, he came in to start the fourth and promptly fouled to set up a four-point play. Well, then.

Chuck Hayes, PF Shot Chart 27 MIN | 0-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 3 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | +3Three blocks! He got a lot of love on Twitter tonight, and apparently Casey was reading his phone during timeouts, because he inexplicably stayed in for Jonas in crunch time. His lack of foot speed hurt the Raptors at times, especially against the hot-shooting Sullinger in the fourth, but honestly, he gave everything you could expect of him. Worked hard for boards on both sides of the ball, and played good post defence. If you expect anything more, you’re kidding yourself. Side note: those 3 blocks bring his total as a Raptor to 7.

John Salmons, SF Shot Chart 13 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -10Some pretty invisible minutes, honestly. He’s clearly slowing down as the season nears its end. I realize that plenty of Raptors are playing injured and he’s probably not first in line for a couple maintenance days, but it’s hard to tell what Casey thinks he’s providing at this point that Fields couldn’t.

Greivis Vasquez, PG Shot Chart 17 MIN | 3-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 7 PTS | -2His shot wasn’t on tonight at all, which crippled the scoring ability of the Raptors’ bench unit. I have no problem with him taking 10 shots, given the difficulties of any non-Raptors starter to score (basically what I’m saying is come back, 2Pat. Come back soon). On the positive side, I thought he did a pretty good job on Rondo when he didn’t get lost on a switch.

Nando de Colo, PG Shot Chart 3 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -11Was part of the ugly bench effort in the first half. Missed a bad shot and had an abysmal turnover. Not his best night.

Dwane Casey
I was totally ready to give him the A. He called smart timeouts all game long, and responded to the second unit’s lack of scoring in the first half by staggering his starters smartly in the second. Then, with four minutes left in the game and Boston threatening due to their bigs stretching the court, he keeps Chuck Hayes out there and replaces Jonas (having an excellent game) with a hobbled Amir. WHAT THE ACTUAL F, CASEY.

Five Things We Saw

  1. Without Kyle Lowry, the Raptors lose this game. I wouldn’t say the Raptors played poor defence, but Boston’s shooters heated up at key times, and the Raptors offence looked scarily pre-trade for stretches. The team is tired, but they need to make more effort to move the ball. Stagnant ball movement leads to lazy shots from DeMar. Luckily, the refs bailed him out in the first quarter.
  2. The bench was totally abysmal tonight, save a game effort from Hayes. Vasquez was the only player who hit the scoreboard. Flashing the 2Pat signal.
  3. On a positive note – man, oh man, can Kyle Lowry close a game. The guy went toe-to-toe with Rondo all night, and stepped up late when the team needed him. The starting unit, in general, was excellent, honestly. Don’t let those first two points make you think this was a lucky victory, it’s just that without Lowry, it was tough to see the Raptor lead hold up against a white-hot Sullinger late.
  4. I don’t know what the hell Landry Fields did to get stapled to the bench, but he should probably apologize to the right people. If nothing else, he keeps the ball moving on the offensive end and doesn’t take too many bad shots. Also, because I don’t have anywhere else to put this, I want to again state that for 44 minutes, Casey coached a great game. That last substitution was unfathomable, but up until that point, you couldn’t blame him for any of the team’s issues.
  5. With the win, the Raptors magic number for a playoff berth now sits at 1. A Knicks loss later tonight will cement the first playoff berth for the Raps in 6 years. Commence finger crossing.

  • FREEJV

    Where the JV haters at tonight? looks like they hid under a rock. btw ross > derozan in clutch .

    • asifyouknow

      Funny thing how all this works you say hater and NO ONE pounds you I mention HATE and they lynch me…incredible double standard…lol

      • FREEJV

        cuz Jv > Greivis

    • FLUXLAND

      Against Boston.. lolololol

      • FREEJV

        and what have you done in your “basketball career” again? middle school doesnt count btw clown

        • FLUXLAND

          Oh, this is about me now? #that’sweakson

          • FREEJV

            sorry your boy Demar s been stinking it up maybe you should have a talk with him loool

            • FLUXLAND

              My boy DD? #startpayingattention.

              • FREEJV

                sorry i dont stalk who writes what on here my bad man

                • FLUXLAND

                  Then maybe you shouldn’t throw out accusations? That is your bad, guy.

      • Steverino

        You mean that Boston team from the NBA?

    • Balls Deep

      Ross or Lowry. You can’t go wrong with either, but no way in hell can It be Derozen anymore

      • JonasBrutha

        This! If they have a set where they free up derozan to get to the bucket, by all means run it. But the Raptors offense would be way more potent if they give some of those long two sets for derozan and turn em into Ross threes. Dude has attempted 27 threes over the last three games and has made 11. That’s 40% from 3, I’ll take that any day!

    • johng_3

      There are no JV haters. We are all Raptor fans idiot

    • CJT

      Be careful you are quickly becoming the JV version of that Vasquez poster. Just be happy that we played a decent game and come away with a full game on Brooklyn.

      • FREEJV

        nah JV doesnt fake injuries ill be ok lmao. btw during the 1st quarter i saw vasquez on the bench with an ice or heat pack on his right foot and i was dying looool.

        • CJT

          He always has that on when he is not playing. I was actually impressed with GV last night after the game when he admitted that he just turned it over because he Eff’d up not because of any injury. Taking responsibility.

          • FREEJV

            he still faked the injury tho thats whats making me laugh.

            • Steverino

              He didn’t fake any injury. Have you ever played the game? He got hurt. Getting hurt isn’t the same as an injury. An injury is something that lasts; getting hurt only lasts a few minutes. He jammed his ankle, which is different from twisting it. Just because Leo said he twisted it doesn’t mean he did. And just because he didn’t twist it, doesn’t mean he didn’t hurt it.

    • JRedmond14

      Not many JV haters. It’s just really annoying to hear you complain about what grade JV gets when he plays a real stinker game. btw open threes > not hitting a game winner

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLgYmZH14K4

      • FREEJV

        someones living in the past….. what has he done in crunch time this year tho? anyone can do it on a team where theres no pressure. btw JV = A+ today

  • GetLicks

    Lowry is relentless, having one of the best seasons in raptor history for sure.

  • rapierraptor

    Lowry plays the basketball version of punching you in the face pretty much every game. Love the bounce back game from JV – he came out in his big boy pants tonight.

  • FREEJV

    Salmons is the most useless player i ve seen. yes even more useless than Uros Slokar….

    • leftovercrack

      #freelandry
      Or at least make him bring his wife to home games

      • FREEJV

        she used to go but now her mans riding the pine so she cant embarrass herself like that.

        • leftovercrack

          Lol. Like Kobe’s wife saying she could only bang a champion, Maybe Fields’ fair bride is having buyer’s remorse

  • Niagara_dude

    Great game for the Raptors tonight and once again Lowry making all the big end of game plays.Better news was that Nets lost, now if we can only get Patterson back soon we can finsh strong.

    • Adriiian

      Lowry and 2Pat will be key for us in the playoffs. Actually, if everybody plays at a high level, that would be great.

  • Guest37576594739022854754

    I see a quick first round exit in the raptors future. they are struggling to to play consistent defense against teams they should beat. they are going to get destroyed if they play a veteran team like the nets. with that being said, yes i am happy and proud that they are even going to be in the playoffs.

    • GetLicks

      Obviously you haven’t been paying much attention other than looking at the standings. Boston is not easy to beat at home and even if they lose, a lot of their games come down to late in the game. Some Negative Nancy’s on this site for real

      • Guest37576594739022854754

        but its not just that. they have been struggling against a lot of the teams they are playing lately. and playoff games are usually tight, which seems to be the raptors kryptonite. they are tired and kyle can only carry this team so far

        • GetLicks

          Then by that logic, a lot of teams should be worried come playoff time. Look around the league, a lot of good teams ‘struggling’ right now too…the last stretch of the season is usually a grind.

          • Guest37576594739022854754

            that is true. but the other teams have the experience. hopefully casey can work his defensive magic and guys like DeMar want it bad enough to bring it every single game.

        • coachftw

          IMO, it’s ok for them to struggle???? Can you think of another time that the Raps “struggled” post Rudy trade? I’m attributing this mini-slump to fatigue, inexperience for playing for the postseason, underestimating opponents and the absence of PATTERSON. Patterson is a huge player of the bench dude. I have full confidence in the Raps when the playoffs roll around.

    • coachftw

      you’re a clown bro… come comment again playoff time

    • FREEJV

      this guy is a nets fan guys ignore him

    • GoingBig

      Nets destroy the Raptors??? The Raptors will have superior mobility mainly because the Nets will have to keep straightening their Depends undergarments.

      • GetLicks

        Or the duct tape holding Pierce’s body together.

    • Rapchat

      I disagree. Almost every team minus the Spurs are struggling right now. I think this part of the season is actually more mentally challenging than the playoffs are. Trying to rest stars and injured players while still playing for position, and playing mostly teams with nothing to lose… In the playoffs, every game is played like its the last game…huge difference…

  • GetLicks

    JV wasn’t playing down the stretch cause his minutes, the only reason Ross and DD played that many is cause salmons was horrible. He hasn’t been bringing much to the table for a while.

  • Josh

    I had a sick feeling in my stomach knowing the raptors’ score as the time wound down. Would the crowd boo again?
    …then I realized they were on the road lol.
    This pizza thing haunts me.

    • mike, prague

      Lol, me too.

    • noname

      with the petition going on to stop it, I believe that they will eventually put an end to it or change it like maybe if the raptors held their opponents under 95 and won then fans would get pizza. That would make them constantly chant defense in the 4th instead of bitching at the team and booing when they don’t get their pizza.

    • Steverino

      Give it a rest. It’s all part of the in-game experience. The boos don’t last. And it’s not like the players think they’re booing them.

  • RaptorsKOR

    Raptors ended of 11 road games losing streak at TD Garden. Raptors team has been evolved for sure!

    • hotfuzz

      Or, you know, the Celtics have become terrible.

      • RaptorsKOR

        only partially true cuz raptors lost to Celtics in their previous away game. Also, Raptors always lost to charlotte no matter how bad they were,

  • Niagara_dude

    I liked that we can out of gate strong going to basket and getting to the foul line, also kudos to JV & Ross who are both second year players and contributed big time tonight.The next two games are a must with who we will be playing next week.

  • FREEJV

    Rudy Gays gonna sabotage our playoff berth tonight.

    • Eunys

      14 points tonight against the knicks…lol I knew I could not trust Rudy

      • FREEJV

        its ok it ll have to wait till friday

  • Will

    Great games from Ross and JV tonight. I can’t believe I saw Hayes get 3 blocks tonight. Unfortunately, I also saw him attempt those PG floaters he likes to do. Why can’t he just do a normal hook like other big men. He has no touch around the basket.

    • Guest

      Cause he’s the same height as Vazquez. I’ve loved Chucky’s game for like 5, 6 years cause its so bloody hilarious. 6’6′ centre always getting steals instead of blocks, its great.

  • De Colo

    Its time for Casey to realize that Salmons is no long useful in the NBA, he used to be a serviceable to good player and it’s just not there anymore. Time to stop hoping Salmons turns 25 again and just give his minutes to Fields and use Salmons in emergency situations. That being said, good game, sloppy at times but a wins and win and on to the next one.

    • Will

      Considering your user name, I’m surprised you’re not asking Casey to give his minutes to De Colo. Fields really does need some run though. Forget about his shot, which is no worse than Salmons’ right now. He can play better defense and rebound better. Plus, his movement without the ball is better than most of the guys on the team.

      • De Colo

        Right now, De Colo also doesn’t deserve minutes, I have this user name just to be stupid because i had never heard of him when he got traded to the Raptors. The difference between Fields and Salmons is Fields knows he can’t really shoot, so he doesn’t force up jump shots like Salmons does and yes, Fields also plays better defense and rebounds better.

    • Guest

      Does NO ONE here remember what Fields getting burn used to look like? No one? It’s fucking harrowing. I mean yes, he surprised me when he got the start is Ross’ absence and looked ok, but the other team didn’t game plan for him. He starts gettin burn, the other team will EASILY game plan for his non existent shooting, and the fact he can;t shoot outside 10 feet will throw a wrench in the entire spacing and offence completely.

      Salmons hasn’t looked great lately, but Fields is definitely not the answer until he starts taking 15-18 foot jumpers and hitting like 30% of them. Teams need to be kind of, sort of, MAYBE scared you’ll take a shot.

      • jjdynomite

        You didn’t mention Fields’ passable defence though. Salmons is terrible on both sides of the ball, even moreso when he is “tired” because there are not enough “rest days”. Fields at least has young legs. Let him play alongside Ross when resting DeMar to maintain spacing and outside shooting on the court.

  • asifyouknow

    Great Job from the bench, Vasquez, Hayes and Salmons played great defense.

    Hayes had 3 blocks and 6 rebounds.

    Vasquez had 7 points in a not so good shooting night but after Rondo had either assisted or scored on around 20 straight points Vaz came in and shut him down with his height.
    Good job to Vaz.

    The key to the win was JV’s 14 rebounds and 15 points. Rebounding battle was 48 to 36 advantage Raptors.

    The bad:
    DeMar played 41 minutes
    Kyle played 35 minutes

    Casey is STILL playing with fire, I guess he is fighting for his job. Can’t blame him for that, if Casey had a contract he may be doing this differently, like thinking about next year. There is evidence that a tired body is more predisposed to injury. Her is a quote from a Medical web site:

    “Fatigue has been shown to be a significant risk factor in athletic injuries.” 25 % more likely to get hurt if you are tired.

    • Mohd Masauni

      You mean John Salmons?????

      • asifyouknow

        Yea not talking about the fish,,

  • Niagara_dude

    I hope the Knicks win tonight this way we can clinch playoff spot at home Friday against this same Boston team that has over the years killed us.Friday night Raptor fans!

  • Junior Qamar

    Rajon Rondos bandaid made me actually laugh out loud. Also noticed how many times Matty D wanted to mention lowrys 7 game 20+ scoring streak. Lowry is also beast mode now. Resign Lowry ASAP!

  • asifyouknow

    Some folks here most of been watching a PlayStation auto game cause Salmons did a good defensive job….I understand this board is full of NBA coaching candidates but in my humble opinion he did a good job…

    • De Colo

      Fields and Salmons both can’t shoot but Fields brings more to the table then Salmons does at this point in his career.

      • asifyouknow

        Many of my posts say that Fields has to play to get him ready for the playoffs…find the guy 5 minutes..

        • De Colo

          Exactly, he’s a good cutter, decent rebounder, great defender when actually given the opportunity to show something and he doesn’t force up jump shots, he stays in his lane which is more then you can say about some players on the team.

          • asifyouknow

            AND YOUNG WITH LOTS OF ENERGY! lol

            • De Colo

              That too, he can dunk, that’s always fun haha

              • FREEJV

                has salmons dunked yet

                • De Colo

                  Not sure he’d make it all the way up there, it’s pretty far up

                • FREEJV

                  that beards holding him down

                • De Colo

                  that and his 85 year old legs

      • Steverino

        Hey, God has been good to Landry Fields. If he’s sitting, it’s because it’s in God’s plans. (PS C’mon, God, give Fields some PT!)

        • FREEJV

          looool. him and his passion for his religion makes me laugh. he knocked up his then girlfriend before even getting engaged and here he is talking about his beliefs and shit what a clown.

          • Steverino

            I actually really like Landry Fields. I just don’t like his devotion and needing to mention it as the first words out of his mouth every time he speaks.

            • higdale

              What’s wrong with his devotion and what’s that got to do with anything. You say you like Fields but don’t respect his devotion. Is it because you don’t have any or would you like his devotion if he shot 50%. Your comments are small minded and a waste of time. Think before you type.

    • Balls Deep

      You have been infected with the Dwayne Casey “veterans” disease

      • asifyouknow

        If you’ve on this board for awhile you would know I’m NOT a big Casey fan…lol..but I do understand why he plays him…

        • Balls Deep

          Sad thing is no one would be talking about Salmons playing like shit if 2Pat was healthy.

          • De Colo

            I would, i don’t just ignore people like that. I’m an equal opportunity commenter

      • Mohd Masauni

        may be his a veteran!

    • Guest

      This board is full of people who grew up watching Vince Carter dunk and that’s the extent of their engagement with basketball for the most part. You never see anyone on here talking about the nuances of the game that make players who they are, its all PER and box score reading which doesn’t really show that much. You gotta remember these are NBA fans, most of whom have no conception of how THE GAME of basketball is played. Granted, the NBA is different, but the discussion on here is so childish and grounded in “millenial” driven fantasy and play station analysis that there’s no point considering what can’t be shown to the kids in a box score or nba.com highlight package.

      • asifyouknow

        Thank you for that comment. I agree with you, unfortunally I get so mad at their silly comments that I join their mindless verbal garbage…..great comment

  • Tanks-a-lot

    Do players read these threads? Maybe I should say the Raptors will get throttled more often.

    • noname

      apparently demar reads on RR all the time.

      • FREEJV

        i doubt it. if he did he would ve stopped his long 2s a looooong time ago lmao

        • noname

          well…yeah you have a point there.

    • Gues

      HAHAHAHAHA. Man. That can’t be a serious question. Nba players have so many better things to do than read ill informed and overly reactionary comments from people who probably never played basketball past high school and live vicariously through a pro sporting franchise.

      • Tanks-a-lot

        no, it’s not really a serious question

        dipshit

    • jjdynomite

      Maybe you should ask yourself what it’s worth to you being a troll by stating categorically that the Raptors will get smoked…on a RAPTORS fan site. I know it’s not much fun living in your Mom’s basement, but inciting others doesn’t look good on you either. /dipshit

      • Tanks-a-lot

        History bears out that the Raptors get beaten in Boston.
        Noticing that the Raptors have been playing like lazy turds recently I had every reason to believe that the Raptors would get smoked.

  • Paul

    Did anyone fucking know Leo went to Syracuse??
    That’s so fucking interesting. I bet he was really popular and got tons of pussy.
    It was sooooo funny when Devlin was razzing him about Dayton! LOLZ. But only because you know they’re really good friends off the court. ROFL!!!

    • FREEJV

      Are you new here? Leos the biggest pedophile out there

      • j bean

        Your comment should really be deleted. There has never been a credible accusation made against him and just throwing random slander and libel around is not cool.

        • FREEJV

          by that i meant everyone hates him. you must be new here too since you dont know how much hate he gets.

        • GetLicks

          Bet you guys didn’t know Jay Triano’s dad is actually a pedophile, true story.

      • arsenalist

        Do not do that again. Sign up for a Disqus account ASAP.

        • FREEJV

          what are you talkin about freejv is my disqus account :s. Btw there have been others in the past calling him that and they never got this treatment. wow

          • GetLicks

            You’re just really annoying, flooding the forums with stupidity and hashtags as if this is twitter. Kids these days…

            • FREEJV

              sorry im not old and wise like you. dont take your anger out on the youth cuz you re not one. bye :)

              • GetLicks

                I’m actually in my mid-20’s. You know, the generation that happened right before your generation full of complete retards (which is more of an insult to handicap ppl to be honest).

                • FREEJV

                  do you even lift??

    • Steverino

      It always amuses me how Americans are so tied to their universities. Like it defines them.

      • jjdynomite

        To be fair, Leo became who he is through Syracuse Athletics. So it does define him. I dunno, I went to an Ivy; our major sports teams sucked, so nobody cared.

  • caccia

    As someone on the game thread pointed out, it was unfair to put Hansbrough cold at the start of the fourth quarter, after sitting the whole game. But at least he put a body on Sullinger, which no one else seemed to do. Sullinger hit a nice jumper with Tyler right in his face, not much you can do about that. Hansbrough still seems to be in the doghouse, even though the team will need him in good form in the playoffs.

  • Eunys

    This team is nothing without Lowry..should just call them The TORONTO LOWRIES……Leo Rautins did say something good about the raptors today: He called a Travel on Green…We eeally Missed jack today when Big Chuck made his blocks: Take this garbage out of hereeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Steverino

      Because you can always count on Jack for hack phrases that should have died out thirty years ago.

  • ad

    A win is a win, i’ll take it. Not too encouraged from what Im seeing though. DD is going to be shit in the playoffs, I can already see it. Poor handles, and teams are going to d up on him big time and he will settle for poor mid range jumpers. The team is only going as far as lowry can possibly take us.

    • Steverino

      Atta boy, Eeyore.

  • Eunys

    Always knew Rudy Gay could send us to the playoff, he and the Kings could send the Raps to the playoffs for the first time in 6 years. Go Rudy beat the knicks!

  • JCREX

    finally i think dwayne casey may finally be getting it. look at what happens when you let jv and ross play through mistakes. seeing jv commit 2 tunrovers in the first 2 mins i thought he was going to get the quick hook as per usual but casey left him in, then wow beast mode played with alot of confidence and destroyed the celtics in the post. look at ross when he gets a chance to score this is what ive been calling for. let the young guys play and run plays for them we are a way better and more dangerous team with ross and jv getting more touches, when its the lowry and derozan show we get too predictable and the ball sticks too much hopefully the coaching staff will learn from this game

    • FREEJV

      JV could ve had a 20-20 game today but he got benched again for most of the 4th

    • Hassan Mehmood Khan

      the young guys JV and Ross hold the key to how far we can go this post season

  • yts

    was just at the game. it was great to see the bostonians cheer and grumble in despair :)

  • jakdripr

    Yea that JV substitution made no sense. I mean we won the game and it was partly due to Hayes so I won’t criticize Casey too much for that, but at the very least he should have let Amir rest and just played JV all through the 4th.

    Oh well, wins a win, on to Orlando now.

    • FREEJV

      no we play boston again

  • john

    Demar’s been playing like shit the last few games. He needs to get out of Rudy mode and stop taking so many long twos.

  • sitnonDefence

    Hayes shut down Sullinger on the possession that set up the daggers. Chases him off the 3-check , Stays with him on the drive – check, Defends the postup, contests the shot AND gets the rebound. Hayes for president.

  • Quest

    great game from the starters today, but man do we need the Pattman back or what? bench was brutal.
    also i was ecstatic to hear let’s go raptors chants at the end of the 4th in crunch time 😀

  • ahoang

    I think Hayes deserves more than a B+
    He was all over the offensive glass scooping boards, taps and put backs. Eventually started to drive on his own putting up shots which made me cringe, but deserving the chance too with all the hustle.

    I guess he did get burned a few times when Sullinger was heating up, but the paint was locked down.

  • Hassan Mehmood Khan

    john salmons should of stoped playing the second he missed those free throws against OKC

    • Guest

      You’ve clearly never played sports.

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