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Intrasquad Game Notes: Anunoby plays, Team Lowry beats Team DeRozan, and more

Let’s go.

The Toronto Raptors opted not to stream their intrasquad game from the Ken and Kathy Shields Court on the University of Victoria campus on Thursday, but luckily there were enough tweets flying around for us to pass along some notes. Aggregation, baby.

The first note, of course, is that Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan are now bitter enemies, leading competing teams for the session. Here are the rosters, courtesy our pal Eric Koreen (starters in bold per Michael Grange):

Team Grey (Team DeMar): DeMar DeRozan, C.J. Miles, Kennedy Meeks, Lorenzo Brown, Jonas Valanciunas, K.J. McDaniels, Kyle Wiltjer, Alfonzo McKinnie, Pascal Siakam, and Delon Wright

Team Black (Team Lowry): Kyle Lowry, OG Anunoby, Serge Ibaka, Malcolm Miller, Andy Rautins, Fred VanVleet, Jakob Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira, Bruno Caboclo, and Norman Powell

And yes, you’re noticing a few things. Primarily that OG Anunoby played. We only received confirmation Tuesday that he had progressed to 5-on-5 play, and his participation here is quite encouraging. Malcolm Miller, who as of Monday wasn’t cleared for 5-on-5 play, was also listed on the rosters (Update: He did not play.). Also, Bruno Caboclo started. Get after it. What a whirlwind of fun news.

Oh, and by all accounts the crowd at UVic was exceptional, as you’d expect. There was an announced attendance of 2,700. Shout out to non-Toronto-based Raptors fans for always showing so well.

First Half Notes

  • JV hit a three (not even a pump fake!)
  • Kyle Wiltjer, who told me Monday that “shooting is easy,” hit four threes.
    • Andy Rautins also hit a three. Canadians shoot, man.
  • Bruno finished over Valanciunas (Grange called it a “nice pump-and-go from 3-point line with sweeping finish“)
    • Bruno was apparently not the best on defense or handling the ball in the pick-and-roll
  • C.J. Miles shot poorly early on.
  • Team Kyle was up 20-13 after one 10-minute quarter. A lot of threes being thrown up.
  • Poeltl had a tough and-1 finish as the roll-man.
  • KJ was doing KJ things.
  • OG played in the second quarter, getting beat on defense and then getting fouled at the other end. Also a steal.
  • Team Kyle was up 38-34 at the half.

https://twitter.com/Raptors/status/913601151718760448

Second Half Notes

  • Norm dunked on JV. There were a lot of Norm tweets. Norm is too good for practices.
  • JV and Poeltl went back and forth for buckets against each other.
  • Bruno forced DeMar into a shot-clock violation.
  • Lowry was arguing calls.
  • Team Kyle was up 62-51 through three.
  • Wiltjer and Rautins hit more threes. (They combined for nine, if I counted on the TL correctly.)
  • Team Kyle wins 89-63. Don’t even think about comparing Lowry and DeRozan’s plus-minuses.

So to recap: Lowry-and-whoever units are still good, Anunoby is on the court, the Canadians can shoot the hell out of the ball, Bruno is Bruno, and we get no official stats with which to make grand conclusions. But we should anyway, based on the tweets. Norm!

A huge thank you to Eric Koreen, Michael Grange, and Doug Smith for live-tweeting enough of the game for us to put notes together. This bullet form was just easier than embedding all of their tweets. They’re greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: Grange hooked us up with stats. He took a picture, but I’m putting it in a table for visibility.

Team Black

Player Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals FG/FGA 3FG/3FGA FT/FTA
Bruno Caboclo 30 7 2 1 1 0 0 3/6 1/4 0/0
Serge Ibaka 25 12 5 0 0 0 0 5/11 1/4 1/2
Jakob Poeltl 23 16 5 0 0 0 2 7/9 0/1 2/2
Kyle Lowry 24 11 1 6 3 0 2 3/6 2/5 3/3
Norman Powell 26 17 4 4 0 0 0 6/9 2/3 3/4
OG Anunoby 16 1 3 0 0 1 2 0/3 0/2 1/2
Andy Rautins 16 12 3 1 2 0 1 4/6 4/6 0/0
Fred VanVleet 20 9 3 4 0 0 0 3/5 0/0 3/4
Lucas Nogueira 20 4 3 1 1 4 0 2/2 0/0 0/0

Team White

Player Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Turnovers Blocks Steals FG/FGA 3FG/3FGA FT/FTA
Jonas Valanciunas 20 11 4 0 1 0 0 3/4 1/1 4/4
Pascal Siakam 20 4 4 1 1 0 1 2/5 0/2 0/0
C.J. Miles 24 7 4 2 0 0 0 3/11 1/7 0/0
DeMar DeRozan 24 7 1 2 2 0 0 3/7 1/1 0/0
Delon Wright 20 3 3 1 2 0 1 0/2 0/1 3/4
Kennedy Meeks 20 2 3 0 2 0 2 1/5 0/1 0/0
Lorenzo Brown 20 6 3 6 0 0 0 2/6 2/4 0/0
K.J. McDaniels 16 4 1 0 1 1 0 2/5 0/2 0/1
Kyle Wiltjer 20 17 0 1 0 0 0 6/10 5/9 0/0
Alfonzo Mckinnie 16 2 4 0 1 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0

That is a lot of threes.

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