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From the archives: Top Tweets: Raptors 905 Star Wars Edition

Originally posted December 6, 2018

Last Sunday the entire Spurs in the 6 clan took the trip up the 427 to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre to watch the Raptors 905 take on the Grand Rapids Drive. With ticket purchased on cyber Monday at 50% the price was certainly right for a family of four and, more importantly for the kids (ok, and the adults too), it was the 905 Star Wars Game!

With both two players and an NBA assignee in the starting line-up the Raptors 905 had found the starting line-up they were looking for. Alas, early on, the 905 couldn't escape the evil grasp of the Drive, trailing 31-17 after the first quarter. Undeterred, he rebellion grew and there was a new hope as 905 closed the gap to 2 points, trailing 45-47 at the half. The Drive was not able to strike back in the third quarter as the 905 outscored the Drive by 14 points and took a 74-62 lead into the fourth quarter where they returned the favour for the fans who supported them through the slow start and blew away the Drive by a final score of 106-91.

(See what I did there).

Jordan Loyd paced the 905 with 30 points. The NBA G-League player of the month for November, Chris Boucher, wasn't far behind with 29 points and a galactic sized 19 rebounds. Dang Adel also chipped in with 20 points. Malachai Richardson, on assignment from the Toronto Raptors, seemed to be under the influence of the dark side on his way to an 0-12 shooting performance.

Not a good sign in terms of building some momentum to take back to the NBA.

Shoot out to the Sauga City Dancers for executing an excellent Star Wars themed dance routine.

As the end credits rolled, there were no rotten tomatoes (other than Richardson's shooting) and the entire family enjoyed the show, popcorn and all. I thought I would share some of the fun with Top Tweets Raptors 905 Star Wars Edition!


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