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Here's audio from Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Deron Williams and Dwane Casey after Toronto won Game 2 of their first round series against Brooklyn.
The third quarter just ended up in Toronto, and Rob Ford, Drake and the Raptors are down 66-64.
Raptors head coach Dwane Casey saw plenty of first-game jitters from players with much more time in the league than Valanciunas had on Saturday.
The slow pace of Toronto's first-round playoff series against Brooklyn, with two days off between each of the first three games, isn't really to DeRozan's liking.
Deron Williams, left, driving on the Raptors' Amir Johnson during a strong Game 1 performance by the Nets' point guard.
Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce is fouled by Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson as Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas looks on in Toronto, Saturday, April 19, 2014.
So here they were, nearing the end of an afternoon that was more an obstacle course from the old "Superstars" competition than a playoff basketball game, a fervid and fevered crowd crushing them, the Air Canada Centre shot clock crashing on them, the opposing general manager cursing them Here they were: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and the roughly ... (more)
Mar 10, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce reacts after hitting a three-point shot in front of Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry late in the fourth quarter at the Barclays Center.
On Saturday afternoon, less than three years after winning an unlikely championship together in Dallas, Dwane Casey and Jason Kidd will sit on opposite ends of the Air Canada Centre sideline, getting set to make their postseason debut as head coaches.
The NBA playoffs are here. And we know the formula. LeBron, Kevin Durant , Chris Paul , James Harden et al draw the viewers.
We had Amir Johnson guarding Paul Pierce, who as good as a defender he is, shouldn't be covering a guy like Paul Pierce on the perimeter.
Points allowed per game : Raptors 98.1, Nets 99.3 . Matchups worth watching: Raptors PG Kyle Lowry vs. Nets PG Deron Williams, Raptors PF Amir Johnson vs. Nets F Paul Pierce.
After we posted this GIF of Amir Johnson leaving a gentle soul hanging , the man in question, Mark Littell, a Day-1 Raptors Fan who holds season seats reached out to reap the reward of a free Kings In The North Raptors tee , as promised by RR.