Andrea Bargnani remains sidelined indefinitely with a left calf strain, but head coach Dwane Casey did give an update on his progress before the Raptors hosted the Lakers at ACC on Sunday — including a new moniker for his leading scorer.
“His new nickname is Flipper,” said Casey. “He’s doing a lot of pool work and trying to get his calf going. He’s working hard on it every day. I think they’re going to try and step it up in the next week or so as far as getting more weight ...View Post...
In a 86-74 Toronto win that many will chalk up to Celtics’ fatigue, the undermanned Raptors showed some distinct swagger — particularly in the fourth quarter — against their division rivals on Friday.
The result was possibly the home side’s most surprising of the season given Boston’s lengthy domination of the series, the Raptors’ recent play, not to mention key injuries to Jerryd Bayless and Andrea Bargnani. But then you get fans like @RyanJHTurvey, who offered up this near-perfect prediction before tip-off :
Close enough to earn Ryan our #RTZ Tweet of ...View Post...
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F), Amir Johnson (C).
BOS– Rajon Rondo (G), Ray Allen (G), Paul Pierce (F), Kevin Garnett (F), Jermaine O’Neal (C).
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
BOS – Keyon Dooling (right hip pointer) – day-to-day
For a team striving to build on a new foundation of defence, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is starting to see cracks.
“I just mentioned to the team that we’ve lost that pride of guarding our yard,” Casey said after the Raptors’ 105-99 loss to the Bucks at ACC on Wednesday. “What we established in training camp has slipped.”
Defence was also on the mind of @jason_leite, who earned the #RTZ Tweet of the Night with the following:
For more on a good start, rough finish plus good performances from DeMar DeRozan and James ...View Post...
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
MIL– Brandon Jennings (G), Shaun Livingston (G), Carlos Delfino (F), Luc Mbah a Moute (F), Drew Gooden (C).
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out
MIL – Andrew Bogut (left ankle fracture) – out
There’s something about DC that seems to bring on the most bizzarre finishes for the Raptors and Wizards, with last night’s 111-108 OT result providing the last chapter.
From Linas Kleiza’s unbelievable bank shot to a putback dunk late from Amir Johnson, last night was just the tip of the iceberg for an arena that’s hosted at least one wacky meeting between these per season.
Jan. 15, 2011 – Raptors 95 Wizards 98: Who touched it last?
So we start with a tame one, but last season the Raptors did get a couple ...View Post...
There’s no question the Raptors have work to do when it comes to getting off to better starts. If the Raptors showed the same intensity in the first half that they displayed late or at virtually any point in Miami on Sunday, we’d likely be discussing a different result right now.
But man, what a fourth quarter.
The Raptors clawed back down the stretch against the Wizards and both teams began going back and forth right through until the end of overtime, which prompted our tweet of the night from @__NICKeloden
Many of ...View Post...