Just an unbelievably bittersweet result from the Raptors on Wednesday night, as they leave it all on the floor in the second game of a back-to-back in Utah.
They’ll take the well-earned 111-106 double overtime road win to end their recent futility against the Jazz, but the greater concern has to be the well-being of Andrea Bargnani, who was forced to leave the first overtime period after aggravating his left calf strain.
According to @RaptorsPR, Bargnani will be re-examined tomorrow in Denver and we’ll bring you any updates as soon as we hear anything official.
Until then, here’s what you had to say about the huge win in a very special extended edition of our Top 20 #RTZ tweets plus reaction from NBA TV Canada’s Akil Augustine straight from his kitchen.
With double OT comes double the tweets… Top 20 #RTZ tweets – Raptors @ Jazz
@IamMarcFlorante: Wow! Andrea Bargnani has never won against the Jazz! Hope he gets this 1st W tonight against this team.
@RapsfanMike: Barbosa needs to wear a cape. He would make a good superhero
@TJellyn: I’m starting to see the Kleiza from Denver, don’t know who that was last season.
@augustojoshua: That 3 pointer was from so far away that Bargnani had to show his passport
@RyanOnBoard: Aside from the obvious defensive leap by Bargs, James “Ninja” Johnson has been the most consistent Raptor every game
@IamMarcFlorante: Raptors have been playing with great effort these last two games. Hope they keep it up like this for the rest of the season.
@loveofthegame10: No road trip in Raptors history has been more brutal for the Raps then the Phx-Utah-Denver. They have Looked good so far.
@nickazar: Bargnani is leaps and bounds better than he has ever been. If that man isn’t an all-star in this league then I don’t know who is.
@bjonesbc: Take away an Italian and they’ll throw a Lithuanian at you
@mijetta: These guys are fighting to the death! This one is for Bargs!
@Nat77: This defense and fight is something I don’t think I have ever seen from a Raptors team. EVER.
@GBritzz: Raptors are DESTROYING my twitter feed…I LOVE IT!!!!
@justgeorgeazar: Barbosa with the dagger! Big win for the raps!
– Natasha Alibhai (@rtzfans)