Post Game Reaction: Raptors Hold Off Wolves

Very solid bounce back effort from the Raptors at home on Monday, as they used monster nights from Andrea Bargnani (31 points, nine rebounds) and Amir Johnson (19 points, 11 rebounds, three assists) to earn a 97-87 win over the visiting Timberwolves. Here’s some of your reaction from our #RTZ in-game chat.

Top 10 #RTZ tweets – Raptors vs. Timberwolves

@jmeelo Battle of the best point guards from Spain. Jose vs Rubio.

@AlexandreEDM The @raptors playing like a team that WANTS to win! If you want it, you can get it!

@loveofthegame10 All of […]

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Raptors Open Killer Week With Wolves

Here’s what we’ll be looking for from the Raptors as they begin an unrelenting week with five games in six nights, beginning tonight at ACC against the Timberwolves (7 PM, TSN2, FAN590, GET TICKETS).

Let’s Play Three: Tonight kicks off the only stretch of three games in as many night for the Raptors and based on recent events, you have to wonder how they’re going to respond. The Raptors struggled in both games of a back-to-back over the weekend, culminating in a terrible second half in Philadelphia that saw them outscored […]

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Post Game Reaction: Raptors Smoked By Sixers

Outside of the double-doubles for Andrea Bargnani and Amir Johnson, not really much to celebrate tonight in an ugly 97-62 road loss to the 76ers. Your Top 10 #RTZ tweets of the night.

Top 10 #RTZ tweets – Raptors @ 76’ers

@RapsfanMike – Bargnani’s ability to find the open man while double teamed has improved this year.

@c_RAKKAR – amir johnson is putting in WORK

@EZpEazY – @DeMar_DeRozan needs to stop hesitating when he drives to the basket! Be aggressive!

@VarandK – Andrea Bargnani is missing open shots that he’d drop blindfolded.

@Ronny006 – 11 first half turnover…maybe it’s time to close that bakery

@Marshell – Definitely need Linas […]

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Raptors Hope To Regain Hunger In Philly

What to watch as the Raptors aim to bounce back in Philly after a rough loss at home (8PM, TSN2, FAN590).

Anybody Hungry? Forget the numbers, the biggest factor for the Raptors has to be regaining that “desperation” Dwane Casey mentioned frequently after Friday’s loss to the Nets. For the first time this season, the Raptors didn’t seems to have that hunger that either made them winners or kept them competitive in their first six matchups of the campaign.

Casey certainly wasn’t irate by any stretch after Friday’s loss, but he didn’t […]

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Post-Game Reaction: Raptors Rocked By Nets

It wasn’t a pretty one at ACC on Friday, as the Raptors had their roughest outing of the season in a 97-85 loss to the Nets. The best part? It’s quickly in the rear view mirror as the Raptors board a flight to Philly to close out a back-to-back against the Sixers.

Here’s now are your Top 10 tweets from our #RTZ chat on Twitter tonight…

@elbowsout I want every Raptor to hustle like Barbosa, Rebound like Amir, Slash like DeRozan, pass like Calderon & shoot like Bargs!

@ShakeelSalamath Raptors need to do […]

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Kleiza Could Be Available Against Nets…

UPDATE: It appears that Kleiza will not dress for at least one more game, according to head coach Dwane Casey before the Raptors host the Nets. 

We knew the return of Raptors forward Linas Kleiza was on the horizon, but it may be coming sooner that anyone thought.

Raptors media relations tweeted this morning that Kleiza has been medically cleared to play, while Casey said the forward could be ready to suit up tonight.

The approach however, will be a cautious one as Kleiza tries to reintegrate himself into the lineup following major […]

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Raps Try For Third Straight Win Against Wounded Nets

Things to watch as the Raptors try for a third straight win tonight against the Nets at ACC (7PM, TSN, FAN590, GET TICKETS).

Can the defence keep it up? The Raptors are coming off a defensive performance where they held the Cavs to 29 per cent shooting from the floor, while the Nets hit Air Canada Centre shooting a league-worst 38.7 per cent. For more of a breakdown of just how well the defence has been performing check out our Game Notes for some numbers and the most recent edition of […]

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Top #RTZ Tweets: Raptors Crush Cavs

Thanks to Natasha Alibhai of @RTZFans for following along with our live twitter chat during tonight’s game. As part of a regular post-game feature, we’re going to highlight some of the best tweets of the night using our #RTZ hashtag. Make sure you take part next game.

@jobinjosee – Tristan Thompson welcome home! Repppin Canadian Ball in the NBA

@Byronicle89 – Raptors 2nd in NBA in fewest pts allowed in the paint? A great job by Mr. Casey so far

@rtzfans Bargnani starts 4-4 from the field. That Primo Pasta is doing wonders this season

@SweetWillowTree – Watching Calderon […]

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Pre-Game Interviews With Butler, Thompson

Check out my latest pre-game interviews with Rasual Butler and Brampton native Tristan Thompson of the Cavaliers.

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Raptors Aim For Second Win Over Improving Cavs

Things to watch tonight as the Raptors attempt to get back to .500 in their second game of the season against the Cleveland Cavaliers (7 PM, Sportsnet, FAN590, GET TICKETS).

Not Your Season-Opening Cavs: The Raptors used some outstanding ball movement for a balanced scoring attack for a solid 104-96 season-opening win against the Cavs on Boxing Day. Toronto has maintained a relatively steady level of play ever since, despite a 1-3 record. But they’d be wise not to expect the same Cavs the second time around.

Cleveland has since gone 3-1 […]

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