Even in retirement, Ralph Lawler is keeping it real: “Guess you could blame schedule for Clipper Loss in Chicago,” tweeted the Hall of Fame former Clippers broadcaster after the Clippers’ 109-106 loss Saturday in a game that started about 22 hours after the team’s victory in Minneapolis had. “But I’d saying missing (Kawhi) Leonard and…Clippers return from 6-game trip battered but standing at 20-8 overall — Press Telegram
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TORONTO MARLIES (17-6-2-1 – 37 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (16-9-1-0 – 33 Points)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
Belleville: J. LaBate (1) (J. Dougherty, C. Cassels), E. Brannstrom (1) PP (J. Szwarz, J. Daccord), D. Batherson (11) (J. Aspirot, R. Balcers), J. Szwarz (9) EN, SH (A. Formenton, J. Dougherty) Goaltender: J. Daccord (34/35)
Toronto: K. Agostino (14) PP (A. Brooks, N. Petan) Goaltender: J. Woll (14/17)
ON THE SCORESHEET
• Kenny Agostino scored on the power play at 13:42 of the second period. He has five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in three games against Belleville this season. Agostino has 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists) in his last 13 games. • Adam Brooks recorded the primary assist on Agostino’s second period power play goal. Brooks has 13 points (6 goals, 8 assists) through 17 games this season. • Nic Petan registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period power play goal. Petan has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) against Belleville in two games. • Joseph Woll stopped 14 of 17 shots he faced. Woll is now 5-4-1-1 on the season with a 0.899 Save Percentage and a 3.08 Goals Against Average.
• The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on December 1 that Greg Moore was named head coach of the Toronto Marlies. He will join the Marlies on December 16. • Assistant coaches Rob Davison and A.J. MacLean assumed duties behind the bench for tonight’s game Utica. Toronto is 7-4-0-0 under Davison and MacLean. • This was Toronto’s first loss at Coca-Cola Coliseum this season. Toronto’s first loss at home was at Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 30 against Utica. Toronto’s home record is 12-2-0-0 and they have outscored their opponent 54-34. • Toronto was 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and was 1-for-9 on the power play. • Toronto had a 35-18 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino, Darren Archibald, Mason Marchment, Nic Petan and Kristians Rubins led the Marlies with four shots on goal. • The Marlies are 7-3-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 2-1-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
• Goals: K. Agostino (14) • Assists: J. Bracco (18) • Points: K. Agostino (24) • PPG: K. Agostino, E. Korshkov (4) • Shots: K. Agostino (53)
• +/-: B. Harpur (+12) • PIMS: G. Wilson (54)
• The Marlies are 6-2-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 3-4-2-0 when trailing after the second period. • Toronto is 7-3-1-0 when outshooting their opponent. • The Marlies are 7-2-1-1 in Saturday games and are 3-3-0-0 in December.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
• Kenny Agostino has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
• Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for today’s game against Belleville. • Egor Korshkov (lower leg laceration) did not dress for today’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against San Antonio on December 8 in the first period and did not return.
• December 13: Returned on loan forward Nic Petan from Toronto (NHL). • December 13: Reassigned defenceman Mac Hollowell by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL). • December 9: Recalled forward Brady Ferguson from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN
On controlling the pace of play after giving up two goals in the first period: I thought for the whole game basically five-on-five, I really liked our game. In the third period we got five power plays, we’ve got to make at least one of those count. That’s really the difference in the game.
On the power play (1/9): It’s disappointing. We know we need better quality in that area and I think after getting this many in-game reps the guys will feel a lot more comfortable tomorrow and we should have a lot better effort in that area.
ADAM BROOKS (1 ASSIST)
On Belleville’s performance: Yeah, it’s obviously a good team. Their offence looks really good. They’ve added a lot of pieces. They’re a dangerous team. We obviously had our opportunities on the power play today and didn’t score and they had a five-on-three and they capitalized on theirs. So, that’s really the difference in the game I think and it’s something that we’ve got to clean up if we’re going to continue to get better and if we’re going to beat that team all year.
On whether a good penalty kill and goaltending from Belleville or Toronto’s lack of execution resulted in the power play going 1-for-9: I think you can always say both. I think you have to give a team credit when you go 1-for-9 but we want to be a lot better obviously. (Petan’s) on the power play now and it’s something that we’re not totally accustomed to. When you throw a new guy on things are a little different. Overall, we’ve just got to be better. We’ve got some elite talent on both units. It’s something that you’ve got to do better than 1-for-9, especially when you have five-on-three opportunities. So, it’s something that we’ve got to clean up and tomorrow against Rockford do a lot better.
December 15 vs Rockford – 4:00 p.m. ET December 21 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET December 26 vs Belleville – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
December 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m. ET December 28 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
(13-12) BROOKLYN NETS, 102 VS. (17-8) TORONTO RAPTORS, 110 SCOTIABANK ARENA SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2019
TORONTO RAPTORS QUOTES
NICK NURSE (HEAD COACH)
On the game … We had a really, really good offensive flow, I thought, until the fourth. I thought for a long stretch of the season, I didn’t say our offense was beautiful or anything – but it looked organized, and looked like we’re going to the right guys at the right time, and I thought that was the case most of the time tonight until we got a little haywire in two sections of the game.
On the team defence … I have to look at the second half a little bit, but the first half, I looked at a lot of it at halftime and we were really active and we were really flying around and helping each other, chasing a guy off the line and somebody else would fill in and they would kick it again and we would chase them off again. We were really flying around and so that was great to see, and I don’t think I have seen that for a while. I have to check the second half a little bit, film-wise, to get a better read for it, but it certainly (there) was great energy and great team defence in the first half.
On using Patrick McCaw down the stretch in the fourth quarter … I just liked Pat’s energy on defence and (Spencer) Dinwiddie, (Joe) Harris, give him a chance to guard one of those two, probably there biggest threats out there in the game and I thought he was doing a really good job of just fitting in at the offensive end.
On Marc Gasol… I don’t think I would I say in totality here for the season we have been that happy, because I think he’s been a low scoring guy and at times he is a big time scorer, he will hurt you from in and out. So I am glad to see him get some more opportunities, we actually ran a couple plays for post-ups for him tonight that he scored, or else he missed and got his own rebound and put it in back in …scored eventually. I still think he is a threat down there and we have to do a better job of getting him deep touches like that.
PASCAL SIAKAM (30 points, 11 rebounds, five assists)
What worked on defence that created opportunities at the offensive end? Our energy was where we want it to be. We made a lot of mistakes, but we covered it up with our energy, just playing hard and that’s how we have to play every single night. We can’t come in and not play that way because that’s the way we play, so we have to play like that every single night. It starts with me, I have to bring my team to that energy level every single night and I’m going to try my best to do that.
Thoughts on team ball movement tonight… I liked it. We play for each other like we always do. Move the ball around; get the open shots and today they went in, so we have to continue to play.
On Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol posting double- doubles in same game for first time this season… That’s big for us, we need those guys. A big night for Marc and Serge. They did a hell of a job on defence, rebounding and also scoring, so we are going to need that from them every single night.
NORMAN POWELL (25 points, four rebounds)
Was it good to see shots falling in the first half? I think the way we came out defensively, they hit a couple early shots early on, but after tightening it down a little bit and being able to get out on transition, moving the ball, we were able to find some good looks that were able to go. But I really think tonight’s game was fuelled by the defence we had.
What does getting out on transition do for your game? I think that’s my game. Getting out on transition, attacking early, trying to get into the paint, see what the defence is doing. It allows the flow of the offence to get in there, kick out, next pass, next action, so I think it really gets the offence going when we get deep into the paint, having defences rotating and scrambling around out there help make the kick out. Just staying aggressive when I have those opportunities.
KYLE LOWRY (17 points, four rebounds, six assists)
On having Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol playing well at both ends of the floor… It’s always good to have that option to go back to traditional basketball. When Serge has got a smaller guy on him, I’m going to go with that, you know those chances every time of him getting rebounds and it’s kind of funny when he has a smaller guy on him, he just turns into even more of a madman. We need that and Marc spaces the floor well, makes the right plays and him and Serge have a good combination down there.
BROOKLYN NETS QUOTES
KENNY ATKINSON (HEAD COACH)
What was the story of the game from your view? The first quarter, they were hot and they got going. Didn’t love how we contested shots – for some reason we weren’t contesting shots the way we needed to, and then after the first quarter our defence settled down. I thought we were pretty good the last three quarters defensively. Then, offensively, two things: we turned it over too much and didn’t make enough shots. I thought we had a lot of open looks, they didn’t go down – but the turnovers hurt us too.
Is ball handling a bit of a problem? I think it is. That’s Toronto’s strength, they turn you over, they’re an excellent defensive team. I knew coming in that the issue tonight was going to be scoring on these guys. We did not handle the ball well enough. Not only the second unit, I thought the first unit struggled too. So just in general, turnovers were a problem.
Did you get the looks from three that you wanted? I thought a lot of good looks. The one I feel you can control are the turnovers. You don’t get a shot, and then usually turnovers turn into great shots for the other team down the other end. You have 20 turnovers, and then you miss the amount of shots we did, it’s just not good enough. We knew we were going to get threes tonight, we knew they pack it in and we were going to get shots. We encourage our guys to shoot them, they just didn’t go in tonight.
TAUREAN PRINCE (14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists)
On tonight’s game… We just missed some shots we usually make. (We) just have to correct that.
What were you seeing defensively? I think we lacked a bit of intensity on the transition defence, but for the most part we were stopping them at halfcourt. I think we could have done a better job in transition. I think that’s on us. I don’t think they did anything that we weren’t expecting or that we couldn’t fix, so that’s a good thing coming out of the game. (There were) a lot of the shots we could have made that we missed (and) that were wide open that we usually hit, but it’s a good learning curve, especially going into Philly tomorrow.
On the turnovers tonight … That’s their job to contest everything. Our job is to continue to move the ball. This is the NBA, so you have to hit shots when people are right in your face. We didn’t hit many, even our wide open ones. I think we had a ton of wide open threes with no contest, so we tried to hit those.
GARRETT TEMPLE (16 points, four rebounds, two assists)
How much of tonight was about making shots? They went (9-of-12) in the first quarter and then it’s tough for us to win (when) I go 2-for-14. We got the shots that we expected to get and we were comfortable with. We’ll take those same exact shots, you know, 100 times out of 100 times when we play. We just have to knock them down at the end of the day and be a little more decisive in transition defence, and take care of the ball. I think we had 20 turnovers, so with a team that plays that fast, when they get out on transition, they are going to make shots (and) get to the rim, and if they’re making threes it’s tough.
What would you attribute the team turnovers to? It might have been a case where we were trying to play, and you know, got caught up in their pace. Like I said, they were playing really fast, but just those few unforced turnovers that we could have not had. They are a long team. That’s what they do. They create turnovers. Got to give them some credit, but I think a lot of it was unforced.
FINAL SCORE: TORONTO RAPTORS 110, BROOKLYN NETS 102
DATE: DECEMBER 14, 2019 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS Brooklyn 102 13-12 Dinwiddie – 24 Jordan – 13 Dinwiddie – 8
Toronto 110 17-8 Siakam – 30 Gasol – 15 Lowry – 6
KEY RUN Leading 90-85 early in the fourth quarter, Toronto scored nine straight points to extend the lead to 14 with 8:32 left … Brooklyn closed the gap to eight with 6:56 remaining but couldn’t pull any closer. KEY STAT The Raptors shot .350 (14-for-40) form three-point range, including .750 (9-for-12) in the first quarter … Toronto made 14 threes after converting 15 three-pointers the previous two games combined (Dec. 9-11).
RAPTORS NOTES: • With the win, Toronto improves to 17-8 this season and 10-3 at home … The victory snaps a threegame losing streak at home … The Raptors finish a three-game homestand (Dec. 11-16) Monday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers. • Since the start of the 2015-16 season, the Raptors have won 16-of-17 meetings with the Nets, including nine straight games at Scotiabank Arena. • Toronto has won an NBA record 34 consecutive games at home vs. the Atlantic Division. • The Raptors are now 3-4 in December … Six of Toronto’s first seven games this month have been against teams currently with a +.500 record. • Toronto outscored the Nets 32-17 on the fast-break. • Pascal Siakam scored 14 of his game-high 30 points (10-26 FG, 3-5 3PT, 7-10 FT) in the first quarter – his ninth 30-point of the season … Siakam added 11 rebounds in 34 minutes of action for his ninth double-double on the season. • Marc Gasol posted his third double-double on the year with season highs of 17 points and 15 rebounds in 34 minutes … Gasol has totaled 26 rebounds over the last two games (Dec. 11-13). • The Raptors had five players score double figures – Siakam (30), Norman Powell (25), Gasol (17), Kyle Lowry (17) and Serge Ibaka (12) … Ibaka added 12 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench for his second double-double in the last three games.
NETS NOTES: • With the loss, Brooklyn falls to 13-12 on the season and 6-7 on the road … The Nets have dropped consecutive games (Dec. 11-14) after winning three in a row (Dec. 4-8). • Brooklyn grabbed a season-high 59 rebounds. • The Nets had five players score in double digits – Spencer Dinwiddie (24), Garrett Temple (16), Taurean Prince (14), Joe Harris (13) and David Nwaba (10) … Prince and James Harden are the only players in the NBA who have made at least one three in each of their team’s games this season. • Jarrett Allen finished with seven points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes of play … Allen has now collected 10+ rebounds in a career-long 10 straight games (Nov. 24 – Dec. 14) – the longest streak by a Nets player since Reggie Evans grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 18 straight games in 2012-13.
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On the keys to tonight’s game being the matchup against Edmonton’s top line and depth:
Yeah, it was. We knew that we had to do a job against those top guys, but we also thought that our depth would be a factor in the game today. It seems like that’s how it worked out.
On Tyson Barrie’s status:
No update other than his X-rays that we had were negative, but he just didn’t feel comfortable enough to go back. We’ll just see how he is when we get home.
On the performance of the Engvall-Kerfoot-Mikheyev line tonight:
They were great. They just skated; they skated, they worked, they made plays, they attacked the net. There was a lot of really good things they were doing. They were feeling it today. It’s a good sign for our team just with three guys like that that skate the way that they do and work. I felt comfortable no matter who they were on the ice against, even if it was McDavid.
On Justin Holl’s performance following Barrie’s departure:
He was excellent. I thought all of our defence. You know, it’s the end of a long trip. I think this is our ninth day on the road here and a guy goes down early with Barrie there and it’s a tough task and you’re leading for 55 minutes or whatever it was in the game. So, you know they’re going to be pushing and they’re going to be coming. Our guys did a great job. Hollsy was great. I thought Jake Muzzin was outstanding and really competitive. [Rielly], [Ceci], everybody was really good.
FREDERIK ANDERSEN (200TH CAREER NHL WIN)
On finishing the road trip 3-1:
Yeah, it was great. I think the road trip has been good up to this point. Obviously, we wanted to finish it off the right way. I thought we answered really good with the way we played in the third the other night. It was great tonight so that was awesome to see. I thought we didn’t really give them too much except on the power play maybe. I think overall a really good game.
On what it means to be the fastest European goalie to reach 200 wins:
That I’ve been on really good teams. I think I’ve just been lucky to be a part of really good teams with a lot of good guys around me. You can’t do that by yourself. You’ve just got to do your part and hope the other guys do their part as well.
On if he’ll save the puck:
Yeah, I think Muzzin actually grabbed it, so we’ll see.
ALEX KERFOOT (1 GOAL,1 ASSIST)
On what was clicking for his line tonight:
It was obviously a great road trip for us. We generated a few chances and were able to capitalize on them.
On keeping Edmonton to the outside:
I think we did a pretty good job; they got a couple transition opportunities but for the most part we were above to stay above their top line and that’s when they are so dangerous. Throughout a game they are going to get chances, but I thought we did a pretty good job of limiting them.
On what he lines about the way his line is composed:
I think those guys have a ton of speed, both Pierre and [Mikheyev] can fly and make it hard on the opposition. They get onto guys quickly and make them force plays. They are just tough to play against.
MORGAN RIELLY (1 ASSIST)
On what it was like playing with five defencemen once Barrie left the game:
Yeah, it’s always tough when you lose a guy, but I thought Muzzin and [Holl] did a great job. They played outstanding and obviously played a lot of minutes. It’s important with our group we have players that are available, can take extra responsibility and play well with it. That was the case tonight.
On playing with the lead:
I think it was good. Obviously, we know what happened a couple nights ago and we wanted to change the script, so we came out and played right. We played good, we managed the puck, didn’t create turnovers so we’ll take it.
On the energy boost from players scoring their first goal in a while:
It’s nice. Obviously, you want those guys to play well. They’re important to our team. Our big strength is depth. We’ve got guys playing well and when you’re moving the puck and put the puck in, it feels good and you get excited. Obviously, that’s a big part of our game.
JOHN TAVARES (20:02 TOI)
On shutting down Edmonton’s top line:
We knew we had to be ready for their top line, especially those two guys. We know how dynamic they are, they don’t need much. We just tried to play a good, smart road game and take care of the puck, play with it. Create our opportunities and then defend well when we had to so, good job by everyone. [Defence] stepped up big time, guys played hard, especially once we went down to five and a huge credit to them. Obviously, Freddie made some big saves.
On getting some depth scoring:
Great to see those guys get rewarded. I thought they were skating really well. Really connected and making good, quick plays. Their speed and their hockey sense make them really good players and a really good line so huge for us.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (16-14-4 – 36 Points) vs.
EDMONTON OILERS (18-13-4 – 40 Points)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Alex Kerfoot opened the scoring for the Maple Leafs at 4:38 of the first period and later registered the primary assist on Ilya Mikheyev’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Kerfoot’s third multi-point game of the season. He has seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) in six career games against the Oilers.
- Ilya Mikheyev scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 5:27 of the second period. Mikheyev has registered 12 (3-9-12) of his 18 points on the road this season. He has six points (2-4-6) in eight games against Pacific Division opponents.
- Frederik Gauthier scored the Maple Leafs’ third goal of the night at 13:49 of the third period. Gauthier has three goals and three assists in 30 games played this season.
- Mitch Marner scored Toronto’s fourth goal of the game on the power play into an empty net 18:39 of the third period. Marner has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-5-7) in four consecutive games. He has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in six games against Pacific Division teams this season.
- Pierre Engvall registered the primary assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Mikheyev’s second period goal. Tonight’s game is Engvall’s first career multi-assist and multi-point night. He has three assists over his last four games.
- Morgan Rielly collected the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s first period goal. Rielly has 11 assists in 19 road games this season. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 14 games against Western Conference teams this season.
- Dmytro Timashov had the lone assist on Gauthier’s third period goal. Timashov has two goals and five assists in 22 games played this season. He has registered three points (1-2-3) in his last six games played.
- Zach Hyman recorded the lone assist on Marner’s empty net goal. Hyman has five points (4-1-5) over his last five games. He has seven points (6-1-7) in eight games against Western Conference opponents in 2019-20.
- Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots to earn his 16th win of the season. Tonight’s victory is Andersen’s 200th career NHL win.
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||13 (13)||9 (9)||10 (10)||–||32 (32)|
|EDMONTON||12 (12)||11 (10)||14 (12)||–||37 (34)|
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
|TORONTO||22 (22)||19 (19)||13 (13)||–||54 (54)|
|EDMONTON||20 (20)||18 (16)||24 (21)||–||62 (57)|
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
|Record on the Road||9-10-0 (19 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton||52-42-8-1 (103 Games)|
|All-Time Record vs. Edmonton on the Road:||23-25-6-1 (55 Games)|
|Record vs. Western Conference||9-5-0 (14 Games)|
|Record vs. Pacific Division||6-2-0 (8 Games)|
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
|Shots||5 (Matthews, Tavares)|
|Shot Attempts||8 (Hyman)|
|Faceoff Wins||14 (Tavares)|
|Faceoff Win Percentage||100% (Gauthier, Mikheyev – 1 won, 0 lost)|
|Blocked Shots||3 (Muzzin)|
|Power Play TOI||1:00 (Five players tied)|
|Shorthanded TOI||1:22 (Hyman, Marner)|
|5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage||64.1% (Tavares – 25 for, 14 against)|
|Lead after 1||7-2-1|
|Lead after 2||12-1-2|
|Score one power play goal||6-3-2|
|Allow one power play goal||5-6-3|
|Outshot by opponent||8-9-3|
- The Maple Leafs went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and went 1-for-1 on the power play tonight.
- At 12:53 of the second period in tonight’s game, a video review was initiated to determine how the puck entered the Edmonton net. Video review confirmed the puck went under the Edmonton net, therefore, did not enter in a legal fashion. The original call was upheld – No goal Toronto
- Toronto’s line of Pierre Engvall, Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev started 16.7 percent of their 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
- Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 28 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5 tonight. Muzzin finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 54.9 percent (28 for, 23 against).
- John Tavares was 6-for-10 (60%) in the faceoff circle when taking defensive zone draws.
- Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. vs. Buffalo Sabres (TSN4, TSN 1050)
- Friday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. at New York Rangers (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
- Saturday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. vs. Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
- Monday, December 23, 2:00 p.m. vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Sportsnet Ontario, FAN 590)
- Friday, December 27, 7:00 p.m. at New Jersey Devils (Sportsnet Ontario, TSN 1050)