Raptors See Progress, But Missed Opportunities At Halfway Mark

Take away the start.

But that they could.

As the 15-26 Toronto Raptors contemplate the second half of their season, a little perspective is in order.

Since opening the season 4-19, the Toronto Raptors have gone 11-7 and it, should be even better than that.

The Raptors blew leads of 19 an 20 points in losses to Philadelphia and Milwaukee, respectively, last week. They have lost 10 games in which they led by 10 or more points.

Quincy Acy has emerged as a contributor for the Raptors as they hit the halfway point of ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Lakers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Sixers 108 (OT)

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Sixers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bulls 107 Raptors 105 (OT)

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bulls (Walking Wounded)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 106 Nets 113

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Nets

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bucks 107 Raptors 96

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bucks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bobcats 78 Raptors 99

 

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Of Kipling, Casey And Some Guy Who Goes To Knicks Games

This guy knew something about something very applicable to basketball.

This guy knew something about something very applicable to basketball.

Dwane Casey doesn’t quote Rudyard Kipling so I will.

The great poet wrote that happiness awaits the person “who can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.”

Which brings us nicely to your Toronto Raptors, who went on 9-1 tear before desultory games against Sacramento and Oklahoma City and then Wednesday’s win over Philly.

If the Raptors are to climb back into the playoff picture, they will need plenty of wins. The hitch: young teams that put ...

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Valanciunas Attends “The Other Dream Team” Screening

Jonas Valanciunas: Promising Raptors rookie centre. National symbol. Movie star.

The 20-year-old rookie has a key role in the outstanding 2012 basketball documentary The Other Dream Team, as the story of his journey from Utena, Lithuania to the NBA represents both hope and freedom only made possible by generations of countrymen before him.

“Basketball brought us together so that’s a great movie to show how it was in Lithuania at that time. For me, it’s a really important movie,” Valanciunas told the Canadian Press on Friday. “I have pride every time to ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bobcats (Would You Lob That?)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Sixers 72 Raptors 90

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Sixers (Big Week On Tap…)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Thunder 104 Raptors 92

 

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