Blazers vs. Raptors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-19) play against the Toronto Raptors (23-23) at Scotiabank Arena

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Game Time: 3:30 PM EST on Sunday January 8, 2023

Portland Trail Blazers 0, Toronto Raptors 0 (3:30pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers

😁 😁 😁
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/cjEs5JIkYk – 3:22PM

Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_

#SundayBrunch hoops!!
See you at noon for the Toyota Tip-Off Show on @ROOTSPORTS_NW β€” Blazers at Raptors
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/PfhXYfcipL – 2:51 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers

πŸ€ #RipCity vs. @Toronto Raptors
⌚ 12:30PM PT
πŸ“Ί @ROOTSPORTS_NW
πŸ“» @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/uIWzBMzSBa – 2:45 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Chauncey Billups called London, Ontario’s Shaedon Sharpe β€œUber talented”.
Billups on the Canadian rookie: β€œHis skill level is unmatched. There’s just a gracefulness about him that he’s blessed with, that most guys don’t have.” – 2:29 PM

Toronto Raptors @Raptors

Today’s @LGCanada Starting Lineup pic.twitter.com/BbQmyrBeoa – 2:26 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob

Asked Chauncey Billups about weighing body of work vs the down season Fred VanVleet is having:
β€œHe’s a guy who takes what you give him, he feels the game out and his IQ is incredible. His toughness, his skillset, all those things are really high level, so, he’s a problem.” pic.twitter.com/hzQmYLMaCW – 2:25PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen

Gary Payton II had discomfort in warm-ups and won’t play today. – 2:20 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

Chauncey Billups on Fred VanVleet: β€œHe’s an impact guy. … Fred is a winner.” pic.twitter.com/qhnioki0L1 – 2:17 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Billups on FVV: β€œHe’s one of the guys in the league that could have 8 points & 6 assists and he actually controlled the entire game. The numbers don’t mean anything to me. Freddy is just a winner… So he’s a problem. You have to game plan for him & it’s almost like a chess match” – 2:17 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

β€œFred is an impact guy … his numbers don’t matter to me. His toughness, his IQ, it’s incredible” β€” Chauncey Billups on Fred VanVleet. – 2:13 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Portland coach Chauncey Billups played with Gary Trent Sr. in Toronto & Minnesota, said he remembers GTJ (or β€œlittle G,” as he calls him) when he was in a car seat. β€œI know the caliber of kid he is. I’ve known him a long time & am happy to see his development of him… I’m proud of him”– 2:13 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

β€œI can remember him in a car seat” β€” Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups on Gary Trent Jr. who played with his Dad in Toronto and Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/hrb3vsWIlA – 2:10 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

β€œI personally think Fred is a great leader, just like Dame. … You’re off to a good start when you have guys like that.” Billups 2:09 PM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

β€œToronto is the best in the league at creating turnovers and creating havoc” – Chauncey Billups – 2:07 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

The Wolves are currently tied with the Lakers for the 11 seed in the West. But the Wolves could be up to the 8 seed by the end of today if…
Wolves win (at HOU)
Suns lose (see CLE)
Jazz lose (at MEM)
Blazers lose (at TOR)
Vegas has MIN, CLE, MEM + TOR favored in those matchups. pic.twitter.com/Y5F55N0Ykq – 1:58 PM

Payal Doshi @PayalDoshi TV

Hey @Toronto Raptors,
Can we please try not to dig a huge hole for ourselves and attempt to hold a lead from start to finish.
Appreciate it.
From your most loyal fan,
– Payal – 1:44 PM

Payal Doshi @PayalDoshi TV

Hey @Toronto Raptors,
Can we please try not to dig a huge hole for ourselves and attempt to hold a lead from start to finish.
Appreciate it.
From your most loyalist fan,
– Payal – 1:38 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Shaedon Sharpe. Blazers are very, very positive on him πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ€: pic.twitter.com/N8e341oIhZ – 1:38 PM

Payal Doshi @PayalDoshi TV

Hey @Toronto Raptors,
Can we please try not to dig a huge hole for ourselves and attempt to hold a lead from start to find.
Appreciate it.
From your most loyalist fan.
– Payal – 1:36 PM

Alex Caruso @ACFresh21

Been a long time ⚽ weekend huh guys @Larry Nance Jr @Josh Hart – 1:20 PM

Josh Hart @joshhart

It’s been tough being a Chelsea supporter lately but it’s forever #KTBFFH – 12:08 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

Shaedon Sharpe plays in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ for first time as a Trail Blazer this aft. When I did this story on him as the draft’s ‘mystery man’ in last June, a former coach described his athleticism as a cross between Vince and MJ and… I get it now! 😁 sportsnet.ca/nba/article/nb… – 12:02PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers

Brunch with the Blazers.
πŸ€ #RipCity vs. @Toronto Raptors

🏟 @ScotiabankArena
⌚ 12:30PM PT
πŸ“Ί @ROOTSPORTS_NW
πŸ“» @RipCityRadio620
πŸŽ™ https://t.co/WEo9mP3hie pic.twitter.com/n4O5DxevlH – 11:45 AM

Josh Hart @joshhart

Why is my ESPN+ not working?? – 11:37 AM

CBSNBA @CBSSportsNBA

2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest participants: Shaedon Sharpe, KJ Martin join field for All-Star weekend in Utah
cbssports.com/nba/news/2023-… – 11:10 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina

respect for everyone who participates in the slam dunk contest. shaedon sharpe please come on down – 10:48 AM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose

A funny Gary Trent Jr. stat I stumbled upon this morning. His FG% on two-pointers that are more than 10 feet from the basket gets progressively worse as he gets more wide open. Gary is at his best when there’s a guy draped all over him πŸ˜‚ pic.twitter.com/hsAZ3TTasy – 9:45 AM

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