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Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

USA TODAY Sports Media Group
USA TODAY Sports Media Group
 2021-11-25
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The Toronto Raptors (9-10) play against the Memphis Grizzlies (9-9) at FedExForum

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021

Toronto Raptors 126, Memphis Grizzlies 113 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

Top Rookies on Wed

Josh Giddey, 19 pts, 7 reb, 8 ast, 3-4 3P

Scottie Barnes, 17 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast

Franz Wagner, 16 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast

Jalen Suggs, 17 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

Jeremiah Robinsin-Earl, 13 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast

Cade Cunningham, 9 pts, 8 reb, 7 ast – 12:39 AM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

A tale of two halves

Game Highlights | @TangerineHoops

Watch: https://t.co/BaeVAdQsJH pic.twitter.com/5egH4nVrrh11:48 PM

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Matt Dery @DerySpeaks

This Memphis team is a circus. Entertaining and talented. Larry Brown is basically the HC.. screaming and hollering and directing stuff on the sidelines. Emoni Bates has a lot of improving to do. – 11:45 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto

The game was played at Virginia Tech’s pace and Memphis still won. That’s a good sign, and a good win, moving forward. – 11:43 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

FVV-“We’re a young team & sometimes it’s hard to stress the urgency & what it takes to win. You can’t go out there & go through the motions or you’re gonna have a team put 71 on you in the 1st half. Luckily we were able to turn it around but it’s not really the way we wanna live” – 11:11 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Yuta Watanabe, who was famously posterized by Anthony Edwards last year, on blocking a dunk tonight: “I told you guys. I jump any time. If I had a chance 100 times, I jump 100 times. That’s what I do.” – 11:08 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Defence clamped ’em in the second half pic.twitter.com/jZGIheo6Uy11:06 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Yuta Watanabe on contesting Dillon Brooks at the rim

“If I have a chance to jump 100 times, I’m going to jump 100 times.” – 11:06 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann

These types of blocks are where the challenge system could use some work. Good challenge by Doc there, they probably wiped three points off the board.

But the Sixers were gonna get that ball back and they have to do a jump ball now. Same thing that killed them against Toronto. – 11:02 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Desmond Bane on wings getting buckets against them: They just need to stick to gameplan, since they stopped doing what they talked about before games. Said Trent is a guy that sees the ball go through the net then get hot – 11:02 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Yuta Watanabe on his season debut: “I was waiting for this moment for like a month and a half… Every single second I enjoyed it, so it was great.” – 11:02 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell

Doc Rivers wins the challenge, which erases that foul on Maxey. But it doesn’t make sense to be that the rule is a jump ball when the Sixers had possession. Same thing happened on that Drummond block against Toronto a couple weeks back. – 11:02 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Desmond Bane on Jaren’s foul trouble hurting the flow: He said he’s big and he needs to stay out of foul trouble for that. He’s a floor spacer that makes big things happen on both sides of the ball – 11:01 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Desmond Bane said Toronto turned their pressure up in the 2nd half — clogged the paint, made shots hard, forced turnovers to get out in transition. It gets them in tough situations where the offense stagnated — as Jenkins alluded to – 11:00 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

VanVleet’s advice to Scottie Barnes after the rook’s recent mini-slump: “Just bring it every night. He should chase greatness and he shouldn’t fall into the lulls of what it means to be a rookie. With his size and his skill set, if he just plays hard every night he’ll be OK.” – 10:59 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Join us LIVE on Raptors Night Cap with @UrbanRandy @LeoRautins @Paul Jones and @AmyAudibert as they break down the Raptors 126-113 win over the Grizzlies twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…10:58 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Feast your eyes on the highlights, Justin Timberlake, but there was no dessert.

A game that looked like it was going to be a “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” win for the Grizzlies instead turned into “Cry Me a River.”dailymemphian.com/section/sports…10:56 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Fred VanVleet on Yuta Watanabe: “He was great. It’s good to have him back. You forget how hard he plays. I cussed him out a couple times for missing the layups but that’s just the relationship that we have. I love him.” – 10:54 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

“I cussed him out a couple times for missing a layup, but that’s just the relationship we’ve got. I love him.” – VanVleet on YUTA – 10:54 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

Early piece on a Raptors team effort in Memphis: torontosun.com/sports/basketb…10:53 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Fred VanVleet on Precious Achiuwa: “Well, it looks like he likes playing in Memphis, that’s for sure.” – 10:52 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

“The thing that is missing is extra efforts.”

-Dillon Brooks on what’s missing for them on defense – 10:49 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Dillon Brooks feels like extra effort has been a factor in defensive difference between this season and last – 10:49 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Dillon Brooks: “We gotta find a way to be physical, 1-12” – 10:48 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

Dillon Brooks said the Raptors turned it up in the 2nd half. As for the Grizzlies, Dillon said they couldn’t get stops, couldn’t get rebounds and couldn’t keep guys in front.

Dillon gave credit to Toronto’s adjustments and to their guys making timely shots. – 10:47 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Dillon Brooks said Precious Achiuwa looked comfortable in this scenery, and they should’ve known that – 10:47 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay

Jusuf Nurkic is the first @Portland Trail Blazers player with a double-double in the first quarter since LaMarcus Aldridge on Feb. 1, 2014 against the Raptors. #RipCity10:47 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Dillon Brooks talked about the differences in the 2nd half. The Raptors got going offensively and turned it up, made adjustments with their coverages. Said the Grizzlies needed to diversify offense outside of ball screens to find more looks for Ja in the middle of the floor – 10:47 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Gary Trent was asked if it felt like he was in a head-to-head battle with Dillon Brooks in the 4th quarter: “There was no personal battle between me and Dillon Brooks at all, so we can go ahead and stop that right there on that.” – 10:47 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

Nick Nurse was really happy with the spark Yuta Watanabe provided. Also said Scottie Barnes “looked great.” Said he “really picked up his defence.” – 10:39 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies drop lead and fall to the Toronto Raptors, after a few unsung heroes erupted in the 2nd half https://t.co/QGEevbzD2N pic.twitter.com/YanIdz5G2W10:39 PM

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Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Cry us a river. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/vq2BaukcKg10:38 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Taylor Jenkins on Jaren Jackson’s foul trouble: It hurt them a bit, but Toronto got on fire, and it’s up to those 5 to get stops – 10:38 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

precious was big and starters stepped up 2nd half but really like what the bench has given the raps as a whole the last three games now. shifted momentum against the kings and then against both the warriors and grizzlies didn’t let the team break when the team was bent. – 10:32 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

With a win in Indy Friday, the Raptors can finish their season-long 13-day 6-game road trip with a .500 record. Not a bad result considering the injuries and defensive issues they’ve had. And not a bad position to be in, heading home for 7 straight games (and 10 of 11, 17 of 21). – 10:31 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

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Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Final

Raptors 126

Grizzlies 113

Ja: 23 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Brooks: 20 points, 3 assists

Bane: 20 points, 4 rebounds

Trip: 16 points, 2 blocks

BC: 16 points, 8 rebounds – 10:30 PM

Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer

#Pelicans have now won three of their last four home games (all wins against quality opponents Mem, LAC, Was) – 10:29 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

That was a fun game that started out like it was gonna be a dog

Raptors win 126-113; head to Indy to finish the trip on Friday – 10:25 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

‘Topes win! 126-113. Really nice bounce-back game from Scottie Barnes, we’re about two weeks away from “Is Fred VanVleet an All-Star?” and Precious Achiuwa and Gary Trent took turns going off. – 10:25 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

Grizzlies fall to the Raptors 126-113. – 10:24 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Probably don’t wanna make a habit of waiting until the 2nd half to defend, but that’s a really good win for the Raps. Scottie’s 2nd quarter (10 of his 17 pts), Achiuwa’s 3rd Q (17 pts), Trent’s 4th (17 of his 26), great mins from Flynn, Yuta’s promising return, FVV closing it out – 10:23 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Donovan Mitchell atoned for his Memphis sins.

Really impressive final minute from the Jazz star. – 10:19 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger

Grizzlies about to lose a game where they’re shooting 67% on 2s. That’s … not easy. – 10:16 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

fred said grizzlies dead – 10:13 PM

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Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Grizzlies have given up 113 with 5 minutes to play. Yikes. – 10:11 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Raptors up 2, 5:43 left; Trent’s having himself a quarter – 10:10 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

It was Precious in the 3rd qtr and it’s been Gary Trent Jr in the 4th qtr. He’s got 15 PTS in the 4th.

5:43 left on the clock. – 10:10 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Now Gary Trent Jr. is the unstoppable player for Toronto, and he’s letting the Memphis bench hear it. – 10:08 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

And 5 PFs on Fred VanVleet is not advantageous for Toronto – 10:06 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Really like how Desmond Bane holds the ball like a running back when he’s gathering his step on drives – 10:06 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Toronto’s energy has been on 10 all game, and it makes for really fun basketball – 10:04 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

SHOUTOUT CANADA. – 10:00 PM

Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker

I don’t know what the Canadian Academy Award is but Gary Trent Jr is going for one – 10:00 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

THE VILLAIN IS HERE, ANOTHER DILLON BROOKS 3 pic.twitter.com/vyYb1CS3c39:59 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

DILLON BROOKS FOR 3 – 9:59 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Dillon Brooks does not want to lose to Canada. – 9:59 PM

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Jon Hamm @JonMHamm

didn’t know it at the time, but Kenrich Williams was pretty much the perfect guy to get in a Steven Adams trade – 9:57 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Toronto is challenging the foul on Yuta Watanabe on the Dillon Brooks dunk – 9:56 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Yuta looked at Dillon Brooks and said, “You thought you were Anthony Edwards?” – 9:56 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Precious Achiuwa had more points in that third quarter (17) than he scored in 74 of his first 76 NBA games. – 9:55 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness

A dry spell, no closer and going against LeBron. This Pacers team has made progress, but struggling to score late was costly.

Pacers lose 124-116, outscored 12-4 in OT and with LeBron scoring a season-high 39pts. Brogdon had 28.

Up next: Friday vs Raptors. – 9:55 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

MUCH better 3rd quarter for the Raptors, holding Memphis to 21 points and cutting their deficit (once 14) to 1. Also, PRECIOUS ACHIUWA! – 9:53 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

End of the 3rd quarter

Raptors 91

Grizzlies 92

Ja: 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Bane: 18 points, 3 rebounds

Trip: 13 points

BC: 13 points, 5 rebounds

Brooks: 12 points, 3 assists

Anderson: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists – 9:52 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

4th quarter on deck. closing time.

Us: 92 | @Toronto Raptors: 91

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Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Raptors look tremendous in third quarter, got themselves in a game

Down 1 going to fourth – 9:51 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Precious is EVERYWHERE pic.twitter.com/62XM1a3u5B9:51 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

Precious Achiuwa had 0 PTS at the half.

He ended the 3rd qtr with 17 PTS… – 9:50 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Ja Morant has tied Shareef Abdur-Rahim for 8th on the Grizzlies All-Time assists list with 1,081. – 9:50 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Precious Achiuwa is making every play this quarter. Dominating Memphis on both ends. – 9:49 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

17 Points tonight

17 Points in the 3Q

@Precious Achiuwa pic.twitter.com/AqKN1nZqgI9:49 PM

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Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

Career best three three-pointers for Precious Achiuwa. He’d never even hit two before. Loves playing in Memphis, where he starred as a freshman. – 9:48 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Precious Achiuwa with 17 points in the third quarter.

He must like playing here. – 9:46 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

That shot from Kyle Anderson was one of the most exquisite floaters I’ve seen in a bit – 9:46 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

JA MORANT took flight just because!

Yeah, that says who? fits perfectly for him!! – 9:45 PM

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Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

De’Anthony Melton is out here supporting his guy John Konchar with the jitty merch. pic.twitter.com/EZ64Ks8tQ49:44 PM

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Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Grizzlies by 4, 3:28 left in the third

The game has really been their season

They can guard the paint and the perimeter, they just don’t do it with any consistency – 9:43 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Precious Achiuwa has hit multiple 3s in a game for the first time in his career. He was 0-for-1 from distance as a rookie with Miami last season and 4-for-17 with the Raps coming into tonight. He’s 2-for-2 in the quarter. – 9:41 PM

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Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Ja Morant 1-on-1 with Scottie Barnes is a mismatch he is winning every time.

But the Grizzlies are getting killed by Precious Achiuwa, go figure. – 9:39 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Ja Morant just did a nice little point over to Scottie Barnes after scoring on him for the second-straight possession – 9:39 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

“pascaaallll… and a good pass to vanvleet”

matt devlin on his A game – 9:38 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

Raptors on a 17-5 run. Game is tied. – 9:37 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

The Wizards have 16 turnovers midway through the third quarter. Their season high is 22, set on opening night in Toronto. – 9:37 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

The lead is two. Raptors dominating this third quarter. – 9:36 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

big opportunity for the raps here with jjj picking up his 4th, he’s been dominant tonight and especially enjoyed matching up with pascal – 9:34 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

The Grizzlies have 4 team fouls with 9 minutes left in the 3rd pic.twitter.com/gsi3r55TDa9:34 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Four fouls on Jaren Jackson Jr. Not ideal. – 9:33 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

And just like that, Raptors back in it; deficit down to 5 less than 3 minutes into the third

Probably early enough that it’s not a fake comeback – 9:30 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Grizzlies offense is playing well, so no shade. But this has to be a season-high in airballs. – 9:28 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

whew, let’s catch our breath. pic.twitter.com/RTxt8vLmjh9:17 PM

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Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Got 24 minutes to get it done pic.twitter.com/r6PCkvedAK9:16 PM

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Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

OG Anunoby and Khem Birch are two of Toronto’s best defenders, but no excuse for the remaining Raptors to be as terrible as they were in first half against Memphis. – 9:16 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Grizzlies have 71 pts at half

42 in the paint

14 made free throws

15 pts from threes

shot spectrum fever dream – 9:14 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BASKETBALL YA HEAR ME pic.twitter.com/J6eXPcp1ex9:13 PM

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Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

On the season, the Raptors are giving up 42.3 points in the paint PER GAME (6th-fewest). The Grizz had 42 IN THE FIRST HALF. Another brutal defensive half. Guys are getting beat off the dribble, losing cutters, no resistance at the rim. Memphis has 71 pts on 61% FG! Raps down 12. – 9:12 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

71-59 Grizz at the half. Memphis is owning the paint. – 9:12 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

The Grizzlies are shooting 60.5 per cent from the field and they are 5-for-12 from three.

Khem Birch needs to get that swelling out of his knee asap

Memphis by 12 at the half – 9:11 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

Grizzlies up 71-59 at the half! – 9:11 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Half

Raptors 59

Grizzlies 71

Ja: 14 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Trip: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal

BC: 13 points, 3 rebounds

Bane: 13 points – 9:11 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Safe to say Gary Trent and Dillon Brooks do not like each other.

Brooks is yelling “HELL NO” as Trent shoots and is hyping up his teammates as they defend him. – 9:09 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Nick Nurse is down here asking the Memphis crowd why that was a flagrant foul. He got a few laughs. – 9:04 PM

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Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Flagrant foul 1 on Gary Trent Jr. Ja to the line for 2 FTs – 9:04 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Flagrant foul called on Gary Trent Jr. – 9:04 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

i’m thankful that fall didn’t turn out worse for Ja and the Grizzlies – 9:02 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Ja Morant just went down incredibly hard on a foul from Gary Trent. – 9:02 PM

David Baumann @DavidBaumannORL

Gary Harris with 13 and that’s the most he’s scored in a Magic jersey. Second time he’s been in double figures. He scored 11 v Toronto on 10/29. – 9:02 PM

Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

The Raptors have cut the game to 4 b/c of defense and costly turnovers by the Grizzlies. – 9:01 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

fvv knew he wanted to hook up barnes under the rim the whole way, the no look teed it up perfectly – 9:01 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Nice Scottie Barnes impression by VanVleet with that pass to Barnes in transition. – 9:00 PM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman

The Grizzlies just had their mascot come out dressed as The Undertaker and kill a turkey during a timeout. Pure brilliance. pic.twitter.com/TXnmOr5EWS8:57 PM

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Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

13 (5/6 FG) in the first half for 13.

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Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Grizzlies by 14, Raptors have managed to give up 51 points in about 17 minutes of basketball – 8:49 PM

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The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA

*Sound on*

Scottie Barnes splashes this half-court shot at the buzzer 🎯

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Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett

FLY HIGH, JOHN KONCHAR! – 8:47 PM

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Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

A very nice dunk shot by John Konchar – 8:47 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

JOHN KONCHAR WITH THE PUTBACK – 8:47 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

A nice applause for former Grizzly Yuta Watanabe – 8:42 PM

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Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

That roll from Brandon Clarke was a BC BC move

cc: @SainAsylum8:41 PM

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Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Grizzlies outscoring the Raptors 22-8 in the paint… but Raps outscoring them 3-0 from beyond 50-feet, so at least there’s that. – 8:39 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

With Birch out, Raptors could really use good Boucher tonight. Not a great start. Had a few solid moments offensively late in Q1, but need more from him on D and on the boards. – 8:37 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Scottie Barnes hits a half court shot to beat the horn

end of 1st

Raptors 25

Grizzlies 32

Bane: 10 points, 2 rebounds

Trip: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Ja: 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds – 8:37 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Scottie Barnes hits a 47-footer to end the quarter, but the Raptors are going to need to, like, rebound. – 8:36 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Barnes buries a 40-footer to end the quarter

Raptors down 7 and it sure could have been worse – 8:36 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Was only a matter of time until Scottie Barnes extended his range out to 50-feet. – 8:36 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Chris Boucher can’t box out centre-sized centres. – 8:35 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Raptors with less than zero rim protection

Down 11 – 8:34 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

GIVE KYLE ANDERSON THE JA-GGLES – 8:33 PM

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Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Ja Morant averages 13 of his 25.5 points per game on the drive aaaand the raps don’t look anywhere near being able to deal with that kind of rim pressure – 8:29 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Grizzlies by 9, basically out-playing Raptors all over the court – 8:28 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

Ja Morant is a great basketball player. Grizzlies are quietly an outstanding league pass team. Especially if JJJ is ready to make a leap. Nice mix of … grit and grind (Brooks, Adams, etc.). – 8:28 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Nick Nurse not happy with the Raptors defense.

Ja Morant saying Cry Me A River. Slam. – 8:27 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

There might be some change on the court, because Steven Adams is dropping dimes out there – 8:27 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

12 👀 – 8:27 PM

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Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Jackson’s just bullying the Raptors in the paint

Memphis by 5 – 8:23 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Jaren Jackson Jr. being aggressive inside! – 8:22 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Desmond Bane from 3. Pure. – 8:20 PM

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Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

twice now the grizzlies have blown by the ball pressure and have had no one to contest them at the rim – 8:16 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

That swipe from Jaren on Scottie Barnes was filthy – 8:15 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

Pascal Siakam has now hit seven of his last 10 three-point attempts. One of the best stretches of his career. – 8:14 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

CRIB VIBES ARE BACK. LET’S GET IT.

📺 @GrizzOnBally

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Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

a nice applause for former Tiger Precious Achiuwa in pregame intros — really cool for him to get that warm welcome after the limited fans during his rookie season – 8:06 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

first five out vs. @Toronto Raptors

🏇 @Ja Morant

🦆 @Dillon Brooks

🐸 @Desmond Bane

🐶 @Jaren Jackson Jr.

🐈 @RealStevenAdams

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The TL: “What’s on 12’s feet tonight?

Us: pic.twitter.com/RL2KHNRoYF7:54 PM

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Starting 5

Raptors- VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Siakam, Precious (s/o Memphis)

Grizzlies- Ja, Bane, Brooks, Jackson, Adams – 7:54 PM

Clay Bailey @claybailey9

Here are your officials for Grizzlies vs. Raptors both with heritage in Canada.

James Capers

Mitchell Ervin

Robert Hussey.

Somewhere in the upper Midwest, @badunclep has some kind of turkey joke about this crew. – 7:50 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

3 guarantee in life

• Death

• Taxes

• Finding Raptors fan in any road arena

#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Er1wFuq1PU7:49 PM

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Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears

Grizzlies say Dillon Brooks (Hamstring Soreness) will start for the Grizzlies tonight vs Toronto. – 7:36 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

Superstar point guard Ja Morant getting shots up in front of famous commercial actor Tee Morant pic.twitter.com/91BAQcOLwP7:29 PM

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Ja Morant out here getting loose. No idea which Kyrie’s he’s rockin tonight but these are FUEGO 🔥 pic.twitter.com/3vwgh3mdgr7:20 PM

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Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

FVV, GTJ, Scottie, Pascal, Precious will start tonight. – 7:10 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Somewhat predictable Raptors starters, all things considered

VanVleet, Trent, Barnes, Siakam, Achiuwa – 7:09 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Tonight’s @Invisalign starting lineup pic.twitter.com/GLBqJtJms57:07 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

*siri play way 2 sexy by @Drake*

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Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

That feeling when Yuta Watanabe is back pic.twitter.com/1Pp0vcfhqp7:06 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

🗣️ @wacchi1013’s back!

Open Gym: Moment presented by @Bell pic.twitter.com/sDekEbuxq46:59 PM

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Doug Smith @SmithRaps

Raptors questions answered

Yuta in, Achuiwa in

Birch out, Anunoby out – 6:39 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

OG Anunoby and Kyle Birch are OUT for the Raptors tonight.

Precious Achiuwa will play. – 6:34 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Precious Achiuwa and Yuta Watanabe will play for Raptors against Memphis tonight. Khem Birch and OG Anunoby are out. – 6:34 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

Achiuwa and Yuta are playing for Raptors tonight. Anunoby and Birch out – 6:33 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

Taylor Jenkins on Desmond Bane’s more featured role as defenses gear towards Ja: Des has been “big time” and he plays within the offense. They called plays for him to be a playmaker, and he runs the floor really well. He’s put in a lot of work to grow as a 3-level scorer – 6:26 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies

I asked Taylor Jenkins about the Raptors’ sizable lineups and the challenges and opportunities it poses. He said creates 50/50 opportunities in offensive rebounds and in transition. They want to create mismatches with pacing, rather than matchup – 6:25 PM

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Taylor Jenkins expects Dillon Brooks to be fully back once he makes his return – 6:23 PM

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Taylor Jenkins says the Raptors defensive pressure puts an emphasis on ball security — whether they’re going man or zone. They want to emphasize spacing in that regard – 6:22 PM

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Taylor Jenkins first saw the Ja Morant Nike commercial in a college basketball game, and said it was a special moment for everyone – 6:21 PM

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Dillon Brooks is a game-time decision for tonight’s game, per Jenkins – 6:21 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

We are hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination event at Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum (next to @FedExForum) on Friday, Nov. 26, from 5-7 p.m.

Details ⬇️ nba.com/grizzlies/news…4:34 PM

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

“It’s not going to be a smooth rise for them,” Precious Achiuwa said. “But I think Penny always does a great job of figuring out talent and how to make it work. The good news is that they play defense and they play hard. You can never go wrong with that.” dailymemphian.com/section/sports…3:08 PM

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐩 𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐩 with Trip 💧

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During the last road trip, Ziaire Williams played 50 minutes and traveled 3.60 miles at an average of 4.01 MPH.

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