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.
Metta World Peace will work well in rotation with Carmelo Anthony and, as a quotable personality headed back to a town he loves, he’ll also clear a few reporters from Anthony’s locker, writes Bradford Doolittle.
World Peace said Monday that he was joining theNew York Knicks because he wants to win.
“I don’t care if I’m starting, or sweeping the floors. You hear me? I want to win,” he said.
The Knicks said the contract has not been signed but an agreement has been reached.
The two came to terms on a two-year deal with the first year guaranteed, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian Begley.
The deal is worth approximately $1.6 million per season with a player option for Year 2, the source said, adding that the Knicks used the remainder of their mini-midlevel exception to sign the former Laker. from espn.com
What a perfectly designed play by Eric Spoelstra that allowed LeBron to easily drive to the bucket
Birdman Birdman 7-7 from the field for 16 points
Paul George was fantastic for Indiana scoring 27
Born Ready 7 pts 12 rebounds
Psycho T—10 points
As usual Curry was fantastic.
Warriors move on to face San Antonio. Golden State has not won in San Antonio since February 14, 1997–that’s 16 years. Game 1 is Monday night.
Blake’s Line—-39 minutes—7 points–6 assists —5 rebounds –and 2 Crucial Steals
Greivis’ Line—37 minutes–11 points–11 assists—3 rebounds
Greivis turned his ankle with 4 seconds left—no report yet on how serious the injury was
Knicks fans must have real short memories and the boos cascaded throughout the Garden as Jeremy lin returned. Despite a flagrant elbow to the chin, Lin gathered 22 points and 8 assists in helping deal the Knicks their first home loss of the year. James Harden whom the 3-18 Wizards refused to give up Bradley Beal for added 28 for the Rockets.
Saturday night Greivis and the Hornets went into Chicago and easily defeated the Bulls. Greivis had 18 points and 4 assists. The Hornets are now 2-1 with Senor at the point.
Last night Steve Blake started in place of the injured Steve Nash, played 32 strong minutes as the Lakers easily won 108-79 over Detroit. This was the first game Blake started and as well as the first win of the year for Kobe’s guys.