We have already got your pre-game, your post-game, and your fast reactions for each recreation, however by common demand (just a few folks on Twitter) I’m bringing my quarterly positives proper right here in long-form. Fairly than attempt to sum them up in 240 characters or much less, I can now increase on what I preferred every quarter of the sport. In case you’re accustomed to this format, you’ll know what to anticipate. In case you aren’t, simply know that if there’s a child carrying noise-canceling headphones, it counts as a constructive and it’s occurring the listing.
First Quarter Positives:
Forcing a Cleveland turnover within the first 15 seconds.
A Gary 3! And we’re off!
Treasured within the paint off the rebound! He discovered his footing shortly on the mismatch and shot over the defender.
Treasured locking down Jarrett Allen early, sadly giving Evan Mobley a transparent path to the basket, however he “understood the task” as the children say.
A Gary Trent Jr. deflection, clearly.
Resulting in an OG dunk.
AND ANOTHER OG DUNK!
Fred kicking out to OG, who swings it proper again to Fred for a catch and shoot nook 3, inflicting Cleveland to name an early trip after a 7-0 Toronto run.
Scottie’s display screen permitting Fred to reposition himself to make sure the basket earlier than the trip.
Scottie’s defence on Evan Mobley was air tight. There isn’t a lot you are able to do when your man has arms so long as the CN Tower.
Treasured’ vertical defence on Mobley creating the miss, although it was ultimately made on the rebound by Sexton.
Gary Trent Jr. with one other 3, this break day of a skip go from Scottie.
OG on the drive blowing by Jarrett Allen off of the bounce go from Fred.
Khem Birch swatting Collin Sexton’s shot away on the rim.
Khem screening tightly to present Fred area to shoot. He’s the display screen and roll physician.
DALANO! A pleasant make on the within however the place did you even come from?
There are numerous yellow footwear on the courtroom on the identical time.
Khem and Dalano double-teaming Mobley, permitting Scottie to seize the rebound.
The size of Dalano, even when it seems like he’s shedding his man, he nonetheless has an arm out or a single step and he’s proper again with him.
Fred caught in site visitors however discovering Khem on the facet to tip it in.
Cedi Osman I’m positive you’re a darling however Dalano simply put you on skates, plus the end.
Second Quarter Positives:
Sky hook Scottie grabbing the rebound and placing it in off of the Dalano miss.
Pull up Scottie off of the defensive rebound. Whoever mounted his thumb will need to have put magnets in his palms.
Toronto’s change defence, Svi specifically, leading to a final second airball by Cleveland to keep away from a shot clock violation.
Svi for 3!
BLOCKED BY SCOTTIE!
Adopted by a 5 second violation. When is the final time we noticed one in every of these?
Khem flying in to seize the rebound on Svi’s miss, pulling it out and kicking it to Fred for one more 3, forcing Cleveland to name a trip.
Fred’s defence out of the trip on Darius Garland.
Scottie’s go forward to Fred was so good and so fast, however Fred was simply half a step behind, and the Raptors name a trip.
OG bounce go to Fred within the nook after the trip for a 3.
The Raptor simply walked by and put somebody’s hood on their head. He’s so foolish.
Treasured grabbing the rebound on a Jarrett Allen miss and bringing it forward to OG. He’s doing the proper issues.
Malachi on the steal, kicks it forward to OG FOR THE DOUBLE CLUTCH REVERSE DUNK.
Treasured rebounding the OG miss and instantly kicking it to the nook for Boucher as an alternative of driving.
Scottie checks again in. When is the final time we felt this calming aura encompass us when a rookie checks again in?
And he simply shot (and made) the basket over Mobley and Allen.
Malachi with the driving floater for a 5 level lead.
Malachi with the strip forward to Scottie for the make.
One other Cleveland turnover, saved from going out of certain by OG who pushes forward and misses, however Treasured is correct there to wash it up.
The Malachi recreation? Why not!
Third Quarter Positives:
A Fred basket to start out the quarter proper out of the gate.
Steal by Scottie, forward to Fred for an alley-oop to OG and it’s a 5-0 run to start out the half.
Fred rebounding and sending it forward to OG, who offers it to Treasured within the paint the place he makes one of many free throws to increase the result in 15.
One other rebound by Fred forward to Treasured. A 15 level lead is nearly as good a time as any to attempt to work on that two man recreation.
Aggressive Gary driving down the center for the make, avoiding the size of the defenders.
Fred drawing the foul on Sexton from past the arch, making 2 out of three free throws with what seems to be a tweaked again (this isn’t a constructive although).
Scottie passing it to OG for the spinning fadeaway. The shot doesn’t go, however every thing OG provides to his recreation is a constructive.
Scottie discovering the ready Gary Trent Jr. underneath the basket for the make. His courtroom imaginative and prescient is so past his years.
Gary Trent Jr. hitting the three over the top of Jarrett Allen, whereas his dad is being interviewed about how proud he’s of him.
Gary Trent Jr. has a profession excessive 6 steals tonight already. He entered the sport with the second most steals per recreation in your complete NBA.
Gary Trent Jr. elbow facet step off of the Dalano go.
Fourth Quarter Positives:
Khem Birch hovering in for the rebound and kicking it out for an OG 3.
Scottie simply missed a shot, grabbed his personal rebounds, missed once more, stripped Jarrett Allen, and slammed it down with each palms. He’s right here and he’s good.
Ball motion! Sitting on the arch was Fred, who swung it to Khem who moved it down the facet to OG for one more 3.
Scottie discovering a few millimetre of area between the double staff to go out to Khem, who offers it to Fred for the stepback 3 (later become a 2, however we all know the reality).
OG with the working block that sends himself into the gang.
Gary driving by means of site visitors on the make like he’s in regardless of the newest Quick and Livid film is.
Evan Mobley scored on the unsuitable basket. It’s okay, you’re studying!
Scottie simply threw Jarrett Allen to the ground like a rag doll. That man is 250 lbs.
And a seventh steal for Gary Trent Jr. with 17 seconds left!
Last Rating: CLE 102 – TOR 101
Constructive Participant of the Recreation: Everybody
Tip Kelsea O’Brien
Nothin’ However Positives – Raptors vs. Cavaliers – November fifth originated on Raptors Republic.