We have already got your pre-game, your post-game, and your fast reactions for each recreation, however by widespread demand (just a few folks on Twitter) I’m bringing my quarterly positives proper right here in long-form. Reasonably than attempt to sum them up in 240 characters or much less, I can now develop on what I favored every quarter of the sport. In case you’re conversant in 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 happening the listing.
First Quarter Positives:
Fred’s tight defence on Damian Lillard in the course of the first possession. He forces Dame to cross excessive within the submit to Jusuf Nurkic who has to kick it out to Norm on the weak aspect, and misses.
Fred blowing by Damian Lillard off of the Pascal hand off and making the layup, giving Toronto a ten level lead lower than 3 minutes into the primary quarter, and forcing a Portland day trip.
OG stealing the cross from Lillard and giving it to Pascal for the go-ahead.
Gary shortly screening for Pascal who will get the bucket in transition after grabbing the rebound.
Khem and Fred connecting on the decide and roll after Nurkic checks out.
Ball motion! Fred throwing the ball to the within Khem, who swings it to the weak aspect and again out to OG for a 3.
Pascal nook 3!
EARLY DALANO MINUTES!
Dalano off of the inbounds to Scottie who makes it off the glass!
The short swap defence that allowed Dalano to get off of Dame and Scottie to protect him as a substitute.
Khem Birch chasing Damian Lillard off of the dribble, forcing his shot and sending it to Scottie who pushes it forward to Gary who makes the transition basket. The ball motion has been distinctive this quarter.
Fred triple-teamed within the paint however nonetheless discovering Dalano open on the wing for a 3 level try.
Second Quarter Positives:
Sneaky Svi within the nook for 3, bringing the lead again up from 1.
Dalano Banton passing over the heads of the double workforce and into the paint to Khem, who swings it to OG for one more 3.
OG backing into the submit off of the cross from Banton and bodying his option to a basket.
OG Anunobdy crossing up Larry Nance Jr. and draining a 3 in his face on the high of the arch, quieting C.J McCollum within the course of.
Sneaky Svi once more! This time he grabs the rebound on Siakam’s missed 3 and tries to place it again in, with Scottie cleansing it up for the make.
Siakam discovering the baseline chopping Scottie who drops it in for a 6 level lead.
OG saving the out of bounds, which finds its option to Gary who steps inside on the attain and sinks the basket.
Child’s first technical! They develop up so quick! Wait. That is his second technical. That is like lacking your child’s first steps.
Gary stealing the cross court docket cross.
Third Quarter Positives:
OG chasing down Norman Powell and making a shot clock violation for Portland.
Transition jumper Scottie!
Gary Trent Jr. getting a hand up after Fred bites on the nook pump-fake.
Pascal straight to the rack along with his off hand. He’s bought 14 of Toronto’s 66 factors, and he ties the sport.
Gary from 3! Respiratory some a lot wanted life into the Raptors.
Khem is as lively as he could be for somebody who doesn’t appear to be he’s 100%. This can be a psychological constructive, however not essentially a bodily one.
Transition Gary by way of contact for a bucket.
Khem ready patiently within the paint and dunking.
Malachi flies to the rim off of the inbound and makes the final second layup to tie the sport!
Fourth Quarter Positives:
Properly Scottie bought the and-one. Woohoo! 7 level recreation!
OG deflecting the cross and sending it to Gary for the slam.
Fred pull-up 3 in transition! It’s a 9-0 run!
OG JUST SPUN SCOTTIE AROUND ON HIS BUM AND SMILED.
Pascal grabbing the rebound for one more Fred transition 3. It was Scottie’s defence that allowed him to seize it within the first place.
ANOTHER FRED 3! KING OF THE FOURTH!
Closing Rating: POR 118 – TOR 113
Optimistic Participant of the Recreation: Robert Covington
Nothin’ However Positives – Raptors vs. Path Blazers – November fifteenth originated on Raptors Republic.