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Grevis 5 Treys and 25 Points as Toronto Upends Milwaukee 110-100

The Toronto Raptors keep piling up accomplishments.

But they realize they have more to do this season.

Greivis Vasquez scored 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Raptors set a franchise record with their 48th win, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Monday night. “This is probably the best team I’ve ever been on,” Vasquez said. It may well be, but the true measure of Toronto’s success will come in their postseason performance. “We can’t just be happy,” Vasquez said. “We’ve got to continue to get better and make a run in the playoffs.”

Vasquez made an impact right away, hitting three of Toronto’s six 3-pointers in the first quarter, as the Raptors built a 32-19 lead after one.

Vasquez had two more 3-pointers in the second, getting eight points and four assists as Toronto took a 59-46 lead at halftime.

 

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Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com
#
Team
Player
H
W
P
School
C
1
mil 25 1 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Milwaukee
7-0
250
C
Kansas
Fr.
2
6-8
235
SF
Duke
Fr.
3
orl 25 0 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Orlando
6-8
200
SF
Kansas
Fr.
4
bos 25 0 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Boston
6-6
188
PG/SG
Australia
Intl.
5
uth 25 1 0 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Utah
6-9
250
PF
Kentucky
Fr.
6
6-10
240
PF
Indiana
Fr.
7
sac 25 1 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Sacramento
6-4
220
PG
Oklahoma State
So.
8
6-4
210
SG
Michigan St.
So.
9
cle 25 1 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Cleveland
6-9
230
SF
UCLA
So.
10
6-7
225
SF
Creighton
Sr.
11
6-8
215
SF
Duke
So.
12
6-5
180
PG/SG
UCLA
Fr.
13
6-8
210
SF
Syracuse
So.
14
pho 25 0 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Phoenix
6-5
190
SG
Michigan
So.
15
6-8
220
PF
Arizona
Fr.
16
6-2
180
PG
Syracuse
Fr.
17
6-10
245
PF
Michigan St.
Sr.
18
6-3
190
PG
Louisiana Laf…
Jr.
19
chi 25 1 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Chicago
6-8
240
PF
Louisville
So.
20
tor 25 1 Top 20 NBA Draft Picks as Projected By NBAdraft.com Toronto
6-8
225
SF
NC State
So
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Consensus Mock Draft from nbadraft.net—-Alex 4th to the Bobcats?
#
Team
Player
H
W
P
School
C
1
Cleveland  Cleveland
6-11
206
PF/C
Kentucky
Fr.
2
6-5
190
SG
Kansas
Fr.
3
Washington Washington
6-9
200
SF
Georgetown
So.
4
Charlotte Charlotte
7-1
255
C
Maryland
So.
5
Phoenix Phoenix
6-7
240
SF/PF
UNLV
Fr.
6
7-0
230
PF/C
Indiana
So.
7
6-1
190
PG
Michigan
So.
8
Detroit Detroit
6-4
213
SG/SF
Indiana
Jr.
9
Minnesota Minnesota
6-6
225
SF
UCLA
Fr.

4

Alex Len
C Maryland
Sophomore7-1255

The Bobcats badly need a big man to shore up a frontcourt that ranked among the worst scoring and rebounding units in the league this season. The defensive-minded Oladipo will get strong consideration,but two team executives believe that Len — a physical center who rebounds well, protects the paint (2.1 blocks) and can play with his back to the basket — is on the rise, despite the fact that a stress fracture in his left ankle has kept him out of individual workouts. And remember this: New coach Steve Clifford has an excellent reputation when it comes to developing big men.  fromcbssports.com

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Incredible!!! Alex Len Expected To Be The #1 Pick in the Draft accordi...

2013 Mock Lottery

Updated: 6/19/13 11:42 am

1 <strong>Cleveland </strong> Cleveland Alex Len So.
2 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bulls receive the Bobcats&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in 2013, top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Orlando</strong></a> *Orlando Ben McLemore Fr.
3 <strong>Washington</strong> Washington Otto Porter So.
4 <strong>Charlotte</strong> Charlotte Anthony Bennett Fr.
5 <strong>Phoenix</strong> Phoenix Nerlens Noel Fr.
6 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Cavs receive the Kings 2012 first-round pick (top 13 protected in 2013, top 12 in 2014, top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, otherwise a 2nd round pick in 2017'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*New Orleans</strong></a> *New Orleans Trey Burke So.
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Some of the topics for tonight’s show:

Dave Lomonico from terrapintimes.com calls in to update on Basketball and football recruiting

Maryland in the hunt for 5 star shut down corner Jalen Tabor

Speculation continues on Alex Len being the #1 pick in the draft

27 years ago Len Bias died—Dave Ungrady calls in to discuss the life of Len Bias

Post game interviews with Jesse Bernhardt and Drew Snider after the Outlaws defeated the Bayhawks 13-9

 

 

 

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Miami in 7 over the Spurs

1–Home Court Advatage–I find it inconceivable that the Heat could lose more then once in Miami. most likely each squad will take one on the road and the series will come down to Game 7. Game. set, match Miami

2–Dwayne Wade–Had the Heat won game 7 with a Herculean effort from LeBron alone, I would not like Miami’s chances but DWade stepped up big time. If Wade is at his best he is still a bigger factor then Ginobli or Parker.

3–Bosh can not play as bad as he did against the Pacers. The Spurs are not nearly as physical as the Hibbert West connection

4–Spoelstra did a nice job adjusting in game 7. But he is no Popovich. Pop is clearly the best coach in the game and would be the X factor in a Spurs win

5–Simply said LeBron–there is no one on the court remotely close to the King

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Consensus Mock Draft from nbadraft.net—Predicts along with Chad ...
#
Team
Player
H
W
P
School
C
1
Cleveland  Cleveland
6-11
206
PF/C
Kentucky
Fr.
2
6-5
190
SG
Kansas
Fr.
3
Washington Washington
6-9
200
SF
Georgetown
So.
4
Charlotte Charlotte
7-0
230
PF/C
Indiana
So.
5
Phoenix Phoenix
6-7
240
SF/PF
UNLV
Fr.
6
7-1
255
C
Maryland
So.
7
6-6
225
SF
UCLA
Fr.
8
Detroit Detroit
6-1
190
PG
Michigan
So.
9
Minnesota Minnesota
6-3
197
PG/SG
Lehigh
Sr.
NBA Draft, nbadraft.net
nba.com’s top 10 Players Available in the Draft–Check out #9

1. Ben McLemore, Kansas SG 6-4 195

The struggle to score late in the season — or hit a single shot in the round of 32 — increased the doubt about what happens at the next level. But in this draft, he is the clear choice for a team that needs a wing.

2. Nerlens Noel, Kentucky PF 6-11 220

The choice becomes very, very interesting if the team that lands No. 1 has a glaring need for a big man and debates the risk of taking Noel approximately 3 ½ months after knee surgery. The doctor for some team is going to be on the clock.

3. Anthony Bennett, UNLV PF 6-7 240

Two inches taller and Bennett is probably in the lead for No. 1. Even as an undersized power forward, he has a decent case while teams debate whether he has the offensive game to play some small forward.

4. Otto Porter, Georgetown SF 6-8 200

Impressive play early moved him securely into the lottery, then another surge late in the regular season put the Big East Player of the Year into position to crack the top five.

5. Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA SG-SF 6-6 225

The preseason possibility for the top pick has played his way down the board — potentially well down the board — with selfish play and the realization he is a volume scorer rather than a good shooter.

6. Victor Oladipo, Indiana SG 6-5 210

With his defensive abilities previously established, Oladipo shot up draft boards by expanding his offense and becoming a dependable shooter. One of the best two-way players available.

7. Trey Burke, Michigan PG 6-1 175

Even while struggling with his shot in the tournament, he used a standout sophomore season to become a candidate for Player of the Year with a well-rounded game. He boasts an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.3-1 and an accurate stroke (47.9 percent shooter) with range.

8. Cody Zeller, Indiana PF-C 7-0 240

There is nothing terribly wrong with his game. It’s just that there is nothing terribly right. Once prominent in the conversation for No. 1, he is now viewed as a safe pick with a low ceiling.

9. Alex Len, Maryland C 7-1 255

He has shown encouraging signs of growth in his game as a sophomore two seasons after coming from the Ukraine, but nothing helps draft stock like being the best true center available.

10. Michael Carter-Williams,Syracuse PG 6-5 175

Carter-Williams has gone from the top-rated point guard at the start of the season to No. 3 at best, but his ball-handling and vision at 6-foot-5 keeps him in lottery contention despite shooting 39.3 percent.

 

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Latest Top Ten Picks from Nbadraft.net

2013 Mock Lottery

Alex is 6th to Sacramento

1 <strong>Orlando</strong> Orlando Ben McLemore Fr.
2 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bulls receive the Bobcats&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in 2013, top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Charlotte</strong></a> *Charlotte Nerlens Noel Fr.
3 <strong>Cleveland </strong> Cleveland Otto Porter So.
4 <strong>Phoenix</strong> Phoenix Anthony Bennett Fr.
5 <strong>New Orleans</strong> New Orleans Trey Burke So.
6 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Cavs receive the Kings 2012 first-round pick (top 13 protected in 2013, top 12 in 2014, top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, otherwise a 2nd round pick in 2017'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Sacramento</strong></a> *Sacramento Alex Len So.
7 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bobcats receive the Pistons&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 14 protected in the 2013 draft, top 8 in 2014, top 1 in 2015, and unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Detroit</strong></a> *Detroit Cody Zeller So.
8 <strong>Washington</strong> Washington Victor Oladipo Jr.
9 <strong>Minnesota</strong> Minnesota Shabazz Muhammad Fr.
10 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bobcats receive the Blazers&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in the 2013, 2014, and 2015, and unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Portland</strong></a> *Portland Kelly Olynyk Jr.
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Terps get dissed by the ACC Schedule Makers for Bball

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Analysis on Alex Len in the NBA from ESPN.com

Alex Len (Maryland): The 7-1, 255-pound center really has no reason to stay. He’s a skillful sophomore big man who could contribute to an NBA roster from the moment he’s selected. Len struggled from the free throw line this season (68.6 percent), but at least improved from last season’s mark (58.7 percent).

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Mock draft from NBAdraft.net has Alex at #6

2013 Mock Lottery

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Updated: 4/4/13 3:07 am

1 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bulls receive the Bobcats&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in 2013, top 10 protected in 2014, top 8 protected in 2015, unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Charlotte</strong></a> *Charlotte Ben McLemore Fr.
2 <strong>Orlando</strong> Orlando Nerlens Noel Fr.
3 <strong>Cleveland </strong> Cleveland Marcus Smart Fr.
4 <strong>Phoenix</strong> Phoenix Otto Porter So.
5 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bobcats receive the Pistons&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 14 protected in the 2013 draft, top 8 in 2014, top 1 in 2015, and unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Detroit</strong></a> *Detroit Anthony Bennett Fr.
6 <strong>New Orleans</strong> New Orleans Alex Len So.
7 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Cavs receive the Kings 2012 first-round pick (top 13 protected in 2013, top 12 in 2014, top 10 protected in 2015 and 2016, otherwise a 2nd round pick in 2017'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Sacramento</strong></a> *Sacramento Trey Burke So.
8 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Thunder receive the Raptors&#039; 2013 first-round pick (Top 3 protected and 15-30 in 2013, top 2 protected and 15-30 in 2014 and &#039;15, Top 1 protected and 15-30 in 2016 and &#039;17, and unprotected in 2018). (Kyle Lowry trade) via Houston (Harden trade)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Oklahoma Cty</strong></a> *Oklahoma Cty Shabazz Muhammad Fr.
9 <strong>Minnesota</strong> Minnesota Cody Zeller So.
10 <strong>Washington</strong> Washington Victor Oladipo Jr.
11 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Heat receive the 76ers&#039; 2013 first-round pick (lotto protected 2013,&#039;14,&#039;15) If first round pick has not been received by 2015 becomes 2015 and 2016 second rounders. (#27 pick trade, Moultrie)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Philadelphia</strong></a> *Philadelphia Kelly Olynyk Jr.
12 <a href='http://www.nbadraft.net/nba_draft_trades/2013'  title='Bobcats receive the Blazers&#039; 2013 first-round pick (top 12 protected in the 2013, 2014, and 2015, and unprotected in 2016)'  class='mock_team_link'><strong>*Portland</strong></a> *Portland Michael Carter-W… So.

from nab.com/draft–

9. Alex Len, Maryland C 7-1 255

He has shown encouraging signs of growth in his game as a sophomore two seasons after coming from the Ukraine, but there’s nothing like being the best true center available to help a draft stock.

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