We have already got your pre-game, your post-game, and your fast reactions for each recreation, however by common demand (a couple of 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. For those who’re accustomed to this format, you’ll know what to anticipate. For those who aren’t, simply know that if there’s a child carrying noise-canceling headphones, it counts as a constructive and it’s occurring the record.
First Quarter Positives:
First issues first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO REXDALE’S VERY OWN, DALANO BANTON! Banton turns 22 as we speak.
Pascal is again! Forward of schedule, Pascal Siakam makes his 2021-2022 season debut, beginning on the 5 like we had speculated on The Rap Up. Let’s get bizarre!
Freddy with the high-to-low cross into the publish for the OG make, the primary factors for the Raptors.
Nook 3 from Freddy after a swing from OG. It appears like this duo has agreed to take the lion’s share of the workload whereas Pascal makes his manner again.
OG’s defence on James Harden – you’re allowed to do this now.
Fred passes inside to Scottie, who instantly acknowledges that OG is extra open and kicks it out to him. OG misses on the three, however Scottie remains to be inside and makes the shot on the rebound. Simply extraordinarily savvy resolution making from a rookie.
OG’s defence leading to a shot clock violation for Brooklyn.
PASCAL FOR 3!!!!! WELCOME HOME BUDDY!
Euro-Scottie round Kevin Durant for the make inside.
Midrange Scottie out of the timeout.
Birthday buckets for Dalano!
Spin round fade-away for OG off of the feed from Valuable.
And a step-back from OG instantly after.
And one other one.
Valuable chasing Blake Griffin away from the rim. Sorry Noor.
Valuable grabbing the rebound with 5 seconds left on the clock and sending it forward to Dalano.
Second Quarter Positives:
Pascal coast to coast off of the turnover! He’s baaaaaack!!!
Pascal straight to the rim off of the reset from the rebound (that’s numerous r’s).
Pascal passing out of the double to Dalano Banton. He’s been soaking all of it in whereas rehabbing.
Freddy step-back 3 after getting himself open. That 3 has landed him because the fourth chief in 3-pointers made in Raptors historical past, and the Nets name a timeout.
OG grabbing the rebound after Fred’s missed 3 and Scottie’s missed rebound try. He additionally attracts the foul and makes a free throw. He’s excellent.
Doubling Kevin Durant whereas he’s capturing.
Valuable for 3!! He made the shot whereas on the ground with the beginning line-up (apart from Pascal) so it’s totally potential that subbing him in with the starters just a little later, permitting him to visually get a really feel for the tempo of the sport, whereas Pascal eases again into it is going to be helpful to each him and the staff.
Fred stripped Kevin Durant and received fouled by Bembry, made each free throws and returned the result in the Raptors, 45-42.
Fred with the soccer cross your entire size of the court docket forward to OG for a 5 level lead.
Fred slicing again whereas Chris Boucher handles the ball. This enables Harden to observe him, considering Boucher goes to ship it to Fred, whereas he truly sends it to Scottie.
A technical on KD? Kevin simply come to Toronto please everyone knows it’s what you need.
Scottie steals the cross from Harden to Millsap and pushes it forward to OG. It goes out of bounds however the hustle after getting hit within the ribs by Harden is admirable.
Boucher off of the turnover with the bounce cross forward to OG, who sends it again to Boucher for the dunk.
SCOTTIE STEAL! HE STRIPPED KEVIN ACTUAL DURANT AND RAN AHEAD TO THE NET FOR A BEHIND THE HEAD REVERSE DUNK! FIRST TEAM ALL AUDACITY!
Third Quarter Positives:
OG grabbing the rebound on a Blake Griffin miss.
Pascal driving and diving. The bucket doesn’t go however the physicality is an efficient signal.
An early outing after Blake Griffin sinks the three to provide Brooklyn the lead after a 9-0 run to start out the second half.
A Gary Trent Jr bucket after the time-out to tie the sport again up.
Ball motion – Gary Trent Jr. discovering Pascal underneath the basket off of the swing for the make.
Fred finds the slicing Valuable, who will get fouled on the dunk.
Valuable scrambling to seize the unfastened ball from Blake Griffin, the top outcome being a foul that sends Pascal to the road the place he makes the second free throw.
Pascal blocking Bruce Brown’s shot, with Brown making an attempt to cross out of the rebound and throwing it off of Valuable who sends it to Fred.
Gary Trent Jr. recognizing that he doesn’t have the recent hand tonight and handing the ball again to Fred who swings it to Valuable.
Shot choice – the following possession Gary Trent Jr. finds himself in a greater capturing state of affairs and makes the basket.
Defence to offence! Dalano with the steal, he brings it up and units the desk for the Svi make.
Gary bucket! The lead is minimize to 4!
Gary from the highest of the important thing! By no means harassed!
One other one! He’s received 10 within the quarter and he’s protecting Toronto within the recreation.
Fourth Quarter Positives:
Svi for 3! A really vital make to chop the Brooklyn result in single digits.
Pascal utilizing his physique on the within.
Fred discovering Valuable underneath the basket after recognizing that the defence on himself was too tight. Valuable finishes and the lead once more is minimize to single digits.
PRECIOUS DUNK! I advised you all not to surrender on him!
Khem Birch’s Burberry sweater appears very cozy.
Elbow Gary! If it ain’t broke, don’t repair it!
Fred for 3 off of the defensive rebound!
Fred grabbing the rebound from the OG miss and instantly swinging it to the open Svi within the nook.
Fred with the driving bounce cross to OG within the nook for 3.
Scottie stealing the Patty Mills cross and sending it forward the place the ready Chris Boucher finishes within the paint.
ANOTHER SCOTTIE STEAL AND ANOTHER OG DUNK!
Boucher chasing Joe Harris off of the 3-point line.
An offensive foul on Joe Harris off of the inbound. Raptors ball!
Ultimate Rating: BKN 116 – TOR 103
Constructive Participant of the Sport: Kevin Durant
Tip Kelsea O’Brien
Nothin’ However Positives – Raptors vs. Nets – November seventh originated on Raptors Republic.