Good evening, everyone.
Hope all the folks back home in my neck of the woods are safe and warm and okay after the storm.
Not much to report out of here, as usual, starters are: Lowry, DeRozan, Ross, Johnson, Valanciunas and Westbrook, Sefolosha, Durant, Ibaka and Perkins.
As usual of late, Buycks and Daye are Toronto’s inactives for the evening.
And there are far, far too many Santa hats and Christmas decorations here; hard to get in the swing of things with two flights and a game tomorrow and two flights Tuesday.
Sorry folks, wireless issues seem okay now
Nope, and none from San Antonio to Toronto, either
No significant damage and only lost power for about four hours, I was told. Thanks
Dwane Casey said one of the ways to deal with multi-talented Durant is to use all kinds of defenders and it wouldn’t surprise me to see Amir Johnson get a shot every now and then
Bad first quarters have been a troubling aspect of recent games for the Raptors, they can’t get too far behind against this team. These are not the Dallas Mavericks.
Toronto finally fought force with force the other night in Dallas, that kind of aggression at both ends is huge.
Am sure they appreciate it; I know people affected a lot and it truly sucks
Better be cleaned up by Tuesday
More wireless issues, can someone test the comments, please
Respectful silence as Raptors starters introduced; these people are too nice to boo
Couple more veterans and his young players to be four years older
June Taylor Dancers, OKC branch, in Santa outfits
It is a rather cute tradition, yes
Consensus among scouts I talk to, and my shared opinion, best team they've ever had.
And the airport designation chant begins
Raptors start with Ross on KD; that's one tough assignment
On KD? Different looks, keep DeMar out of perhaps early foul trouble, let DD concentrate on offence
And Ross is not nearly sneaky enough to get away with grabbing KD's waist coming around a screen
Pretty good test of JV's toughness having to wrestle with Perkins
Second foul on Ross and it's Salmons's turn on KD
Thunder 15, Raptors 11 with 6:27 left in the first
One of the reasons I think OKC is better than ever is that Ibaka is now a much greater threat offensively and I really like this Reggie Jackson kid as a backup PG
I don't think in the least, actually