On The Rendezvous, Buzzards And Risk. Oh Yeah…And The Raptors

I grew up in Sarnia so long ago the Mayans hadn’t yet invented a calendar predicting the end of the world…any world.

Eccentrics enjoyed  a certain celebrity in southwestern Ontario towns. Television was considered a gateway to the starry network of four stations.  Detroit passed for our Emerald City.

Kids were more active then; not because of some inherent ambition or nobility but because our entertainment options were so limited you needed to get out of the house.

Around the corner beckoned The Rendezvous Grill, a hamburger joint with a jukebox and a […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Trail Blazers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 83 Clippers 102

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Mickael Pietrus Feels Like A New Ferrari

Mickael Pietrus wants you to know his knee is just fine, thank you.

The 30-year-old guard-forward delivered the message in emphatic fashion in Wednesday’s loss to the Kings with the drive and thunderous slam (seen above) as part of a strong 21-point, six-rebound performance.

“That’s what I do, I energize my team,” said Pietrus after Thursday’s Raptors practice in Utah. “That’s what I was doing before my knee surgery. Right know, my knee surgery is behind me and I’m like a brand new Ferrari… I still can fly like MJ!”

While he’s happy […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Jazz

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 100 Kings 107

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Lowry Off To Flying Start With Raptors

It’s not hard to pin down the dominant story line of the Raptors season. A 4-15 record pretty well drowns everything else out. But amidst the flurry of agonizingly close losses you will find a one memorable performance after another from guard Kyle Lowry.

Lowry is assembling the beginnings of an astonishing regular season. He had 34 points and 11 assists in the Raptors loss to Sacramento, Thursday.

A cursory study of Lowry’s numbers stacked up against those of the league’s best point guards reveals the beginning of one of the best […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Kings

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 110 Nuggets 113

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Nuggets (Rocky Mountain High)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Suns 97

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Raptors Prep For Playing At Altitude

Jonas Valanciunas, pictured with assistant coach Johnny Davis, will play his first game in Denver on Monday.

It’s not often that an NBA team is looking to lengthen a five-game, out-of-conference road trip, but that’s exactly what the Raptors have done in an effort to breathe a little easier in Denver.

The Raptors don’t face the Nuggets until Monday, but they left for the Mile High city immediately following their practice on Saturday at ACC. That allowed head coach Dwane Casey to hold another practice at Pepsi Center on Sunday and […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Suns

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 82 Grizzlies 103

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Grizzlies (Memphis Blues)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Rockets 117

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