We have already got your pre-game, your post-game, and your fast reactions for each recreation, however by well-liked demand (a number of individuals 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 develop on what I preferred every quarter of the sport. If you happen to’re acquainted with this format, you’ll know what to anticipate. If you happen to aren’t, simply know that if there’s a child sporting noise-canceling headphones, it counts as a optimistic and it’s happening the checklist.
First Quarter Positives:
Kia Nurse on the published! We’ve both peaked earlier than the clock even begins, or this can be a signal that good issues are about to occur.
Win tip! On the highway!
Fred to Treasured for the dunk on the primary possession! Hopefully this particular two-man recreation is one thing that has been bettering behind the scenes.
Gary Trent Jr. on the board lower than a minute in. One other Gary recreation incoming?
Treasured attracts the foul! And makes each free throws. Nick Nurse stated pre-game that simply because Treasured has been struggling, he’s not able to take him out of the beginning lineup. His public confidence in Treasured is sweet to see, particularly from a coach who has no downside calling out his gamers.
Limiting the shooters. The Wizards went 1 of seven via the primary 4 minutes, with their second discipline aim coming from a fast-break.
A Treasured hand-off right into a display for Fred, who drives the lane and kicks it to Gary within the nook for 3 to regain the lead after Washington tied the sport.
One other 3! Catch and shoot Svi offers Toronto a 6 level lead heading into the primary day trip.
Treasured Achiuwa’s quickness within the decide and roll.
Treasured’ chase-down defence on Bradley Beal. It ended with a Beal basket however Treasured was in a position to defend intently proper to the basket with out committing the foul.
Wizards rating, Gary solutions.
Gary blocking Kyle Kuzma’s shot from straight beneath him.
Wizards rating, Gary solutions. He has 10 factors with 3 and a half minutes to go.
OG discovering Svi slicing baseline beneath the basket, with Svi drawing the foul and making each free throws.
Khem’s inside defence on Bradley Beal results in a rebound for Dalano who pushes forward to Khem, who has already run the ground to anticipate the basket and sink the shot.
Dalano curling across the Khem display via the paint for the fadeaway.
Birch hand-off to Fred on the within.
OG’s first discipline aim comes from a side-step 3 on the finish of the quarter to tie the sport at 29 heading into the second quarter.
Second Quarter Positives:
Dalano serving to OG down from the rim with easy grace, like he desires to be Iman Shumpert on Dancing with the Stars.
Chris Boucher grabbing the defensive rebound inside off of a small miss from Avdija as a consequence of Dalano’s paint presence.
Chris Boucher’s closeout on Avdija leads to a journey and a turnover. These Canadian boys have him clamped.
Fred drive and kick for Chris Boucher. It was a miss, but it surely’s all the time good to see Fred getting his teammates concerned.
Adopted instantly by an elbow jumper from Fred.
Fred sending the ball throughout the court docket to OG, the place Khem instantly units a beautiful display that permits OG to get a foot of open house and knock down the three.
Deflections? Dunks? We bought ’em, and OG sits down with 12 factors.
Fred bounce move to Treasured within the lane. It doesn’t go however the chemistry is rising.
Dalano steal for a Fred jab step 3. Banton was pissed off with himself after Beal drew the foul on an earlier possession, however he’s a kind of uncommon rookies who is ready to shake it off like water off of a duck’s again.
Fred with the midrange jumper to increase the result in 9.
Svi with the fast catch and drive. He attracts one other foul and makes each free throws. He’s 5 of 6 from the road tonight and the lead is as much as 11.
OG’s defence on Bradley Beal leads to a uncommon miss for Beal, and a rebound forward to Malachi Flynn who sends it to Svi within the nook for the three.
Anticipating the Wizards inside move twice in a row and stealing it each occasions, first Gary after which Svi.
Coast-to-coast Gary off of the move from OG with the final second basket and free throw to finish the Wizards mini-run and provides the Raptors an 11 level lead on the half.
Third Quarter Positives:
Fred going via the legs of Gafford to get Gary Trent Jr. the steal. The Lowry looms without end.
A smothering double-team on Spencer Dinwiddie to cease him from taking pictures and permit Gary to take the ball to the opposite finish.
Man-to-man defence making pictures tough for Bradley Beal.
Gary lengthy rebound and an extended 2 on the different finish.
OG rapidly switching onto KCP after Gary reached and misplaced him.
OG stepback 3!
Each basket by the Wizards up to now has been countered by the Raptors to maintain the lead at 16.
OG awaiting Svi beneath the basket for the weak facet alley-oop.
A small bunny in a Raptors jersey being featured for the Tangerine Fan Angle.
Fred creating house off of a Treasured help for an extended 2.
Dalano Banton closing out on Bradley Beal. It led to a make for Beal, however the effort was there and there isn’t a lot you are able to do whenever you’re defending a shooter of that caliber.
Treasured dribble hand-off to Fred for a 3 out of the time-out.
Boucher recognizing his size and taking pictures over the defender on the within. He makes the basket and attracts the foul.
Dalano’s chase-down defence on an in any other case vast open Neto, who misses the three, permitting Treasured to seize the rebound.
Dalano dribble hand-off to Justin Champagnie with the fast hand-off to Fred for the jumper.
Boucher swinging it to Treasured, who takes the time to survey the state of affairs and drives center for a monster slam.
Champagnie’s defence on Bradley Beal to finish the quarter.
Fourth Quarter Positives:
Can I admit that I actually like these Wizards jerseys now? Will or not it’s a jinx?
Fred cross-court move to OG. The three doesn’t fall however for chemistry and growth functions, it’s essential to share the ball even if you find yourself the one with the recent hand.
Dalano Banton blow-by and over high of Kispert.
Dalano Banton rebound.
Fred turn-around stepback. He has 27 factors with greater than 10 minutes left within the half.
Dalano Street Runner Banton operating the court docket off of the Chris Boucher rebound and drawing the foul.
OG’s endurance on the spinning fadeaway, banking it in because the shot clock ends.
Treasured’ block that result in Gary Trent Jr. defying gravity to save lots of the ball inbounds, finally resulting in a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope technical foul.
The short backwards and forwards between Fred and Svi, leaving the defenders scrambling whereas Birch sneaks in for the make.
Baseline Freddy inside to Khem Birch. Fred’s two-man recreation tonight has been sensational.
The previous in-out in-out, from Fred inside to Khem, again out to OG for the three.
Svi-fence on KCP. The shot doesn’t need to be a miss for the defence to be good.
Fred has 30 after a made 3 because the clock wound down. He additionally bought away with a double-dribble however that’s the best way it’s typically.
Fred blowing previous all the Washington group earlier than they may discover their positions to provide Toronto their first basket in over 2 minutes.
Beal lower off by Svi who will get the steal.
Lengthy rebound for Khem, who will get fouled and makes one free throw. Regardless that the sport may be very clearly over, the hustle continues to be there.
Toronto hand Washington their first house lack of the season.
Last Rating: WAS 100 – TOR 109
Constructive Gamers of the Sport: Fred VanVleet, Khem Birch
Tip Kelsea O’Brien
Nothin’ However Positives – Raptors vs. Wizards – November twentieth originated on Raptors Republic.