Raptors Come Out Flat In Loss To Wizards

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TORONTO (CP) — With just 25 games left in the regular season, and the Toronto Raptors trying to claw their way into a playoff spot, there is no room for coasting.

Dwane Casey knows it, and he definitely let his players know it after the Raptors’ ugly 90-84 loss at home Monday to the Washington Wizards — the worst road team in the NBA.

“It was a stinker. They whupped us, they outworked us,” Casey said. “We tried to turn it on, turn it off. They got us. They kicked our ...

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Raptors Prevail In Close Win Over Knicks

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TORONTO (CP) — His tenure in Toronto may be just 10 games old, but Rudy Gay is making Raptors fans forget all about the players he replaced.

The new swingman poured in 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to lift Toronto to a 100-98 victory over the visiting New York Knicks on Friday, giving the Raptors their sixth win in seven outings.

The Raptors are 7-3 since the deal that brought Gay to Toronto from Memphis three weeks ago.

“You can give him the ball, he’s a guy who ...

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Raptors Can’t Win Defensive Slugfest Against Grizzlies

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TORONTO (CP) — Rudy Gay’s former team showed it still knows him better than his new team does.

Gay was held to just 13 points and three assists as the Toronto Raptors fell 88-82 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

“It was emotional, a little bit, it was good to see the guys,” said Gay, “but at the end of the day it was one of those things where we still thought we could win.”

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said he felt sorry for Gay, who entered the game averaging 21.1 ...

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Raptors Top Wizards To Win Fifth Straight

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Washington — This was a timeless victory for the streaking Toronto Raptors. At least it seemed that way on the floor.

“It felt like I was in high school again,” DeMar DeRozan said. “I think we got a shot clock violation — I couldn’t even find the shot clock.”

Playing with an improvised scoreboard, horn, game clock and 24-second clock because of a malfunction in the Verizon Center’s scoring system, the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 96-88 Tuesday night.

DeRozan and Rudy Gay scored 24 points apiece, and Kyle Lowry had 11 ...

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Raptors Outlast Knicks At MSG To Extend Streak

NEW YORK — No big shots from Rudy Gay on this night. He hardly made any shots at all.

Neither did Carmelo Anthony, bothered by what he called a dead arm after being hit in the biceps early in the game.

Toronto won the battle of supporting casts, and the game.

Reserve Alan Anderson scored 26 points in one of the few good offensive performances for either team, and the Raptors beat the New York Knicks 92-88 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.

DeMar DeRozan added 20 points for the Raptors, ...

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Raptors Edge Nuggets Thanks To Game Winner From Gay

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TORONTO (CP) — After spending much of the fourth quarter fastened to the bench with foul trouble, Rudy Gay couldn’t wait to get back in the game and make the big shot.

When Raptors head coach Dwane Casey could finally put him back in, Gay didn’t disappoint. He drained the winning bucket with 4.8 seconds to play and Toronto won its third straight by defeating the short-handed Denver Nuggets 109-108 on Tuesday night.

“My hands were sweating, I couldn’t stop moving my legs. I was itching to get back in,” said ...

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Big Fourth Quarter Helps Raptors Swat Hornets

TORONTO (CP) – When Raptors coach Dwane Casey issued a challenge to his second unit during half time, the message wasn’t lost on John Lucas.

The backup point guard scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Toronto defeated the New Orleans Hornets 102-89 Sunday.

Casey wasn’t pleased to see an 11-point Toronto lead in the second quarter quickly erased as the Hornets went on a 10-0 run with the Raptors second unit on the floor.

“We struggled a little bit in the first half where the second unit ...

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Game Winner From Gay Lifts Raptors Over Pacers In OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Rudy Gay is making a difference in Toronto, and the Raptors couldn’t be happier with their newest player.

Gay rediscovered his shooting touch in time to score 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday night. He hit a 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left in the extra period to send the Raptors past the Indiana Pacers 100-98.

“He definitely gives our team a lift. He’s a closer, you know?” forward Amir Johnson said. “That’s something we’ve been missing.”

A week ago, Gay was in ...

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Raptors Dealt Costly Loss To Celtics After Latest Collapse

 

TORONTO (CP) — As unhappy as Dwane Casey was with Toronto’s loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the coach may have been just as disappointed with the welcome back Andrea Bargnani received from Raptors fans.

The Italian big man played for the first time since missing 26 games with an elbow injury, and checked in to a mixed reception of boos and cheers in Toronto’s 99-95 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Numerous fans stood and gave two thumbs-down signs.

“I’m disappointed because this young man has done nothing to deserve that,” ...

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Raptors Offence Sputters In Loss To Heat At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Chris Bosh lifted the Miami Heat to victory over his old team on Sunday _ and then he thanked Toronto fans for helping him do so.

Bosh, who was received by a chorus of boos during team introductions, scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as the Heat defeated the Raptors 100-85 on Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory over Toronto.

“I was hearing a lot from the fans,” said Bosh, who departed for Miami in a sign-and-trade deal in the 2010 off-season. “I thank ...

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