Raptors Don’t Bring It Against Bobcats

 

Friday was nothing short of a letdown effort for the Raptors, who found themselves in another close game, but they failed to bring the same level of intensity — especially early — that kept them so competitive against some strong opponents in their previous four home games.

Our Tweet of the Night asks a question the Raptors now have days to figure out before closing out the first half of the regular season Wednesday against the Pistons. Based on Dwane Casey’s post-game reaction above, it’s probably no surprise that they get […]

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Pre-Game With Anthony Carter

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Looking Ahead To The Bobcats

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Akil, Kat, John (aka Marcin) and I look ahead to a Fan Night matchup against the Bobcats at ACC tonight…

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F),  Amir Johnson (F/C), Aaron Gray (C).
CHA – Kemba Walker (G), Reggie Williams (G), Corey Maggette (F), Boris Diaw (F), Bismack Biyombo (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
CHA –Gerald Henderson (right hamstring strain) – out

Not going to lie, I’ve been digging up old Naughty By Nature and getting […]

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Spurs Provide Another Long-Term Lesson…

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In the face of a growing list of injuries and fresh off three straight intense matchups, the Raptors endured perhaps their most enlightening wire-to-wire loss of the season on Wednesday.

With no Andrea Bargnani, Linas Kleiza or Jerryd Bayless in the lineup, the Raptors’ already slim margin of error got even leaner, but to their credit, they chose fight over flight for a fourth straight game and cut the Spurs’ advantage to 97-96 with four minutes to play.

It was a familiar lack of late-game execution that handed the Raptors a 113-106 […]

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Top Tweets From A Valentine’s Day Heartbreaker

 

 

Our #RTZ Tweet of the Night from @Iminfantasyland pretty much nailed it, huh?

Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday — with a large (and loud) portion of that affection directed at Knicks point guard sensation Jeremy Lin.

We’ll leave it to other corners to remark on the latest chapter of an admittedly fantastic story in Lin. But there were other reasons to feel the love at ACC last night.

How about some for head coach Dwane Casey, who received his 2010-11 championship ring from his […]

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Jeremy Lin story: boffo on Broadway and beyond.

Jeremy Lin has become a media star in New York and the lesser media centres scattered about the planet.

 

Jeremy Lin says God’s fingerprints are all over his story and if that’s true you have to admit He certainly took his time.

“A miracle from God is the way I would describe it,” Lin told a packed news conference at Air Canada Centre prior to tonight’s game between the Raptors and his New York Knicks.

“So much has to be put into place and a lot of it is out of my […]

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Looking Ahead To The Knicks…

Akil Augustine and I take a seat on the Raptors bench to discuss bouncing back against the Knicks after a tough loss, the return of Amar’e Stoudemire and of course, the growing legend of Jeremy Lin.

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F),  Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
NYK–  Jeremy Lin (G), Landry Fields (G/F), Bill Walker (G/F), Amar’e Stoudemire (F/C), Tyson Chandler (C)

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
NYK – Carmelo Anthony (strained right groin) […]

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Raptors Prepare For Surging Knicks

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Valanciunas Is “Young Men’s Player Of The Year”

The honours continue to pile up for Raptors 2011 first-round pick Jonas Valanciunas, who was named the 2011 FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year by FIBA Europe on Monday.

Valanciunas, 20,  came out on top in votes amongst an expert panel of voters to earn the award for the best European player aged 22 and under and finished second in a fan vote to earn the distinction.

It’s hard to disagree based on a calendar year that saw Valanciunas earn MVP honours and help propel Lithuania to gold at the […]

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Top Tweets From An Wild Afternoon At ACC

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It was an absolute roller coaster of an afternoon at ACC on Sunday, which featured another awful start from the home side, an unlikely spark from Jamaal Magloire, Jose Calderon going supernova for a career-high 30 points, quiet Kobe, airball Kobe, a Raptors fourth-quarter comeback, killer Kobe, a devastating five-second violation, another last shot opportunity for a win, but ultimately a 94-92 loss.

I leave it to @jaypresident with our #RTZ Tweet of the Night to sum it more effectively in less than 140 characters:

Top 20 #RTZ  Tweets – Raptors vs. […]

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