Sitting Down With Gary Forbes

Here’s my latest pre-game interview with versatile guard/forward Gary Forbes.

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Raptors Aim To Get Back On Track In Atlanta

The Raptors continue their three-game road trip with a Martin Luther King Jr., Day matchup with the Hawks in Atlanta at a special time of 4 p.m. this afternoon (Sportsnet, FAN590). Here’s what to keep an eye on as the Raptors try and stop their current four-game slide.

To those celebrating, enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Head coach Dwane Casey stopped by the NBA TV studios in Atlanta on Sunday to share his own personal thoughts on the significance of coaching today.

For more wonderful perspective on the importance of ...

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Raptors Can’t Contain Bulls in Windy City

Strong defensive effort from the Raptors in Chicago on Saturday, but the end result is a 77-64 loss to the Bulls for their fourth straight defeat. Here’s what you had to say about it…

Top 10 #RTZ tweets: Raptors @ Bulls

jazzym18: Raptors are lookin good in the black uniforms!

BKEReyes: Raps need Ed Davis to step up his game with Amir in foul trouble.

Darkstar_Inc: James Johnson out to prove something to his old squad with that two handed slam. Only Raptors highlight of the 1st.

RyanJHTurvey: Showing the Bulls 2nd unit zone was a great coaching ...

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Pre-Game With Ed Davis

Check out my pre-game interview with Ed Davis before the Raptors face the Bulls in Chicago.

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Free Throws Prove Costly Against The Pacers

Another solid effort from the Raptors against the Pacers on Friday, but a frustrating finish at the free throw line proved costly in a 95-90 loss. Of course, no one captured all of that emotion better than you.

Top 10 #RTZ tweets: Pacers @ Raptors 

@AlineBouDiwan: Having a #TMLtalk and #RTZ game at the same time is stressful for a Torontonian

@jsunio: The #Raptors are playing with a lot of confidence and look like they’re having fun out there against the #Pacers

@RyanJHTurvey: Someone must have shown Derozan that article about accountability. #lightingitup

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Talking Valanciunas With Dzikic

It is past midnight in Lithuania but Alex Dzikic is still up.

The coach of Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius (metropolitan population 850,000) is happy to accommodate a reporter’s call from North America.

“Anytime,” he says. “Call anytime.”

Dzikic is a 40-year-old Serb and a key figure in the aspirations of the Toronto Raptors. He is not on the Raps’ payroll. That doesn’t mean his work won’t benefit the NBA team.

Dzikic is nursing 19-year-old Jonas Valanciunas through the  season that includes play in the Lithuanian league, the VTB United League as well as Eurocup ...

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Raptors Likely Without Bargnani Against Pacers

Following some Raptors news on the injury front, here’s what to watch as they prepare for a second meeting with the Pacers at ACC tonight (7PM, TSN2,  FAN590, GET TICKETS).

Projected Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Rasual Butler (F),  *Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
IND – Darren Collison (G), Paul George (G), Danny Granger (F), David West (F), Roy Hibbert (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – *Andrea Bargnani (strained left calf) – day-to-day, Jerryd Bayless (sprained left ankle) – day-to-day, Aaron Gray (ablation procedure) – OUT
IND – George Hill (sore ...

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Kleiza Returns & Your Reaction

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Wednesday saw the return of Raptors forward Linas Kleiza to the lineup after nearly a year away from game action following microfracture knee surgery and the versatile forward provided a big boost off the bench with 10 points and three rebounds in 15 minutes.

“I feel good, it’s fun to be back,” said Kleiza post-game. “Of course the game didn’t end the way anybody wanted but for me personally, after a year off, it feels good to be back.

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Pre-Game With Anthony Carter

Check out my pre-game interview with veteran point guard Anthony Carter before the Raptors host the Kings at Air Canada Centre.

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Raptors Ready For A Date With Royalty

A little later than usual, but here’s the “wrapping up a back-to-back-to-back edition” of what we’re watching during tonight’s Raptors-Kings matchup at ACC (7 PM, Sportsnet, FAN590, GET TICKETS).

Projected Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Rasual Butler (F),  Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
SAC – Tyreke Evans (G), Jimmer Fredette (G), John Salmons (G-F), JJ Hickson (F), DeMarcus Cousins (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Jerryd Bayless (sprained left ankle) – day-to-day,  Linas Kleiza (right knee surgery) – day-to-day, Aaron Gray (ablation procedure) – OUT
SAC – Marcus Thornton (left thigh contusion) ...

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