End of Game
From Elias: Jonas Valanciunas is the 3rd player in the past 30 seasons to record 30 total points and 30 total rebounds in his first two career playoff games...Note on Ralph Sampson and Sam Perkins...both players first two playoff games occurred in the same playoffs..1985...and their first two playoff games occurred right in a row...Sampson's games were: April 18th and 20thPerkins games were: April 19th and 21st
Analysis: The Raptors won, despite turning the ball over on 24% of their possessions Tuesday. They are the sixth team in the last 15 seasons to win a playoff game with a turnover percentage of at least 24 percent. NBA teams are a combined 6-38 in such games.The Raptors grabbed 50% of their missed shots Tuesday, which ties the highest offensive rebounding percentage the Nets have allowed in any game since April. 10, 2011 (Raptors).
The Raptors scored 28 points on drives to the basket on 11-of-22 shooting, including 12 points in the fourth quarter on 5-of-6 shooting. In game 1, they shot 4-of-16 on drives for 13 points.
Demar Derozan scored 30 points in Game 2, up from 14 he scored on Game 1. His average attempted field goal distance was almost three feet shorter on Tuesday.- DeRozan was 1-of-5 for 2 points against Joe Johnson as his primary defender in Game 1, compared to 5-of-7 for 10 points in Game 2.
John Jordan comes out strong early in defense of his title, but fades at the end as Iowa Energy's Troy Williams takes the crown as the new dunk champion.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is glad that the NBA commissioner choose him to replace Kevin Love in the All-Star game, but jokes with reporters that he's bummed about missing his vacation to Cuba.
Carmelo Anthony talks about looking up to Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan during his first All-Star game and jokes about being a couple months older than LeBron.