Here are some observations, notes and quotes from the Toronto Raptors locker room after the team beat the Boston Celtics 116-109:
- Jonas Valanciunas was rocking a Mike Tyson shirt.
- DeMar DeRozan: “Honestly, I don’t worry about nothing anymore. My confidence is that high. I feel like I can do anything once I’m on the court. I’m not trying to put any limitations on my game when I’m out there on the court.”
- Bruno Caboclo was showing teammates a video of Leandro Barbosa crossing over an opponent. Terrence Ross couldn’t get enough of the video clip.
- DeRozan gave Valanciunas some friendly ribbing over his beard.
- Dwane Casey wasn’t ornery, but he wasn’t happy with the defensive effort from his team. I expect the team to go through a bunch of defensive drills during practice this weekend.
- Kyle Lowry still has a sign that his son made for him last season hanging in his locker.
- Greivis Vasquez on the Air Canada Centre: “This is the best atmosphere in the entire NBA.”