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

@bopbop_simsim: Calderon playing like he did 2 ...

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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.

“I’ve got a lot of people to thank and this is just the ...

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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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Pre-Game With Amir Johnson

Check out my sit down interview with Amir Johnson before the Raptors visit the Wizards.

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Post Game Reaction: Raptors Disappear In DC

An unquestionably frustrating 93-78 loss for the Raptors in Washington on Tuesday, as turnovers and points allowed in the paint had them out of it by the third quarter.  But there was no let down from our fans in game two of a back-to-back. Here’s what you had to say about the blowout loss…

Top 10 #RTZ tweets – Raptors @ Wizards

@Seahawks1Fan We really get to see the Raptors conditioning tonight.

@ConnerHarris25 Love seeing the young players grow every year! One day that youth will be the future stars of the NBA!

@FrancoHan DeRozan ...

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Raptors Aim To Even Record In Washington

What we’re looking for as the Raptors move on to the middle game of a back-to-back-to-back on the road against the Wizards (7 PM, TSN, FAN 590).

Projected Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Rasual Butler (F),  Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
WAS – John Wall (G), Nick Young (G), Chris Singleton (F), Andray Blatche (F), JaVale McGee (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
WAS – Ronny Turiaf (Fractured Left Hand)- OUT ...

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