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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Raptors Refuse To Look Past Sixers

 

With three important games on tap for the Raptors this week, you could understand the temptation to expand the team’s typical “one game at a time” approach to a five-day outlook.

Instead, head coach Dwane Casey is demanding that the team’s focus become even more refined.

“I even talked to the guys about taking it one quarter, one possession at a time, because if you start looking at too many things down the road, you don’t see anything,” Casey said after Tuesday’s practice at ACC. “We want to make sure we take ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Thunder

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Kings 105 Raptors 96

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Kings

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Blazers 79 Raptors 102

 

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‘Landerson’ Is A Winning Combination For Raptors

What do you get when you combine Landry Fields and Alan Anderson?

Besides good results?

Landerson.

While there are abundant reasons for the Raptors’ eight wins in nine tries (the rapid progress of Terrence Ross and Ed Davis, the superb play of Jose Calderon, the return of Kyle Lowry), the team has thrived without Andrea Bargnani in large part because of the play of Fields and Anderson at the power forward spot.

“They’re similar in that both are tough guys, their energy is contagious,” said coach Dwane Casey. “Both of them have been around ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Blazers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 123 Magic 88

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Magic

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 104 Spurs 97 (OT)

 

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