Davis A Bright Spot In A Tough Loss

Dwane Casey hasn’t been consistently satisfied with what he’s seen from Ed Davis over the course of this of his first season coaching the Raptors, but he likes what he’s seen of late.

“He’s made a lot of progress as a matter of fact,” said Casey prior to the Raptors 93-75 loss to the Sixers at ACC. “The last two or three weeks to the last month, there’s some pep in his step.”

That continued on Wednesday, as the second-year forward powered his way to his finest performance of the season, with […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Sixers

Last Time They Met: Raptors 99, Sixers 78

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C)
PHI – Jrue Holiday (G), Evan Turner (G), Andre Iguodala (F), Elton Brand (F), Spencer Hawes (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Andrea Bargnani (left calf tightness) – day-to-day
PHI – None

That off-day tweet from Gary Forbes on Tuesday carries a message that should certainly apply to his teammates.

Playoff basketball won’t be coming to Toronto […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Pacers

Last Time They Met: Pacers 95, Raptors 90

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
IND – Darren Collison (G), Paul George (G), Danny Granger (F), David West (F), Roy Hibbert (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Andrea Bargnani (left calf tightness) – day-to-day
IND – None

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Top Tweets From A Rough Night In OKC

[View the story “Top #RTZ Tweets: Raptors @ Thunder” on Storify]

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Raptors Collapse In Fourth Against Cavaliers

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With NBA D-Leaguers occupying most of the depth at the point guard position and both teams featuring some significant NBA talent on the sidelines, it’s difficult to determine just how much stock to put into the Raptors’ 84-80 loss to the Cavaliers on Friday.

But the Raptors did appear to have advantages in terms of remaining talent, home court and momentum heading into Friday’s game, which makes their fourth-quarter collapse an extension of a maddening ability to remain consistently inconsistent.

“A lot of ours [mistakes] were self-inflicted,” Casey said post-game. “Cleveland came […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

Last Time They Met: Raptors 96, Cavaliers 88

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
CLE – Donald Sloan (G), Anthony Parker (G), Alonzo Gee (F), Antawn Jamison (F), Tristan Thompson (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Gary Forbes (sore left knee) – day-to-day
CLE – Anderson Varejao (right wrist fracture (non-displaced)) – out, Daniel Gibson (torn tendon-left foot/ankle) – out, Kyrie Irving (contused/sprained right shoulder) – out

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Blowout In The City Of Brotherly Love

Odd result on Wednesday as the Raptors extend their win streak to three games for the first time since 2010 following a 99-78 win over the Sixers.

Tale of two halves: It went from a Philadelphia team that I’m still not convinced missed a shot in the first half to one that couldn’t find the ocean with a beach ball down the stretch.

The Sixers went from a team that dropped 31 points in the opening 12 minutes, to one that scored just 22 in final 24, which contributed to a floor […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Sixers

Last Time They Met: Raptors 62, Sixers 97

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
PHI – Jrue Holiday (G), Evan Turner (G), Andre Iguodala (F), Elton Brand (F), Spencer Hawes (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Gary Forbes (sore left knee) – out
PHI – Andre Iguodala (left eye contusion) – game-time decision.

 

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More Accolades For Valanciunas

 

We’ve had an excellent snapshot of Jonas Valanciunas thanks to the NBA TV Canada special “Centred” (which you can still see online ), but the big man is still finishing off regular-season play overseas and recently received some recognition from a couple of the leagues where his club team, Lietuvos Rytas, competes.

First up, is a poll on the official site of the VTB United League, where Lietuvos Rytas plays against some of the other top teams from Eastern and Northern Europe. When fans were asked who their choice was for […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bobcats

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
CHA – D.J. Augustin (G), Gerald Henderson (G), Reggie Williams (F), Byron Mullens (F), Bismack Biyombo (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out
CHA – Corey Maggette (right Achilles tendon strain) – out

 

Last Time They Met: Raptors 103, Wizards 107

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