The game was in the balance when DeMar DeRozan had the ball on the wing, the Raptors clinging to a five-point lead with about 90 seconds left. It was the time, the situation that seemed tailor-made for the prolific scorer, who had been lighting up the Washington Wizards all day and could basically bury them with another bucket.
Wizards point guard John Wall missed the first game between these teams and is coming off a game Friday in which he had a season-low eight points. Wall can be a handful, though; he has averaged 19.2 assists and 8.0 assists against the Raptors in his career. The Raptors’ Kyle Lowry has looked far better in his last six games (19.5 points per game) than he did in the first nine (11.9) this season.
Fred VanVleet is not the most imposing physical presence in the NBA but the measure of a player is not always in his size or bulk. The Raptors point guard is listed at just six feet tall but he seems to play bigger and he undeniably plays tough. Those have become his trademark attributes as his role expands in his second season in the league. “He’s a fighter defensively,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “Size is not an issue with him.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".