Raptors Stop Pistons At Home

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TORONTO (CP) _ A half-time message woke up the Raptors on a night when Toronto found itself sleepwalking against the struggling Detroit Pistons.

“We pretty much said, ‘This is a must-win game,”’ Amir Johnson said after Toronto trailed Detroit by four at the break but finished with a 112-91 win Wednesday.

“We had to go out and take it. We did that.”

After Johnson and DeMar DeRozan started the game cold, their teammates kept things close and allowed a second-half turnaround to take ...

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Raptors Fall Short To Pacers On The Road

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INDIANAPOLIS (CP) — The Pacers are making old-school basketball trendy, winning with defence, balanced scoring and strong second halves.

On Tuesday, they did it again.

Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Lance Stephenson fell just short of his fourth triple double this season, helping the Pacers hold off Toronto’s late charge for an 86-79 victory that allowed them to keep the NBA’s best record.

“We didn’t let them get physical with us,” Stephenson said, referring to the stark contrast to Indiana’s loss last week ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Pacers

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Pacers

Latest word is the Pelicans will get out of Indy to Miami tonight. We will take their plane and head back to Indy. #RTZ #Raptors

— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 7, 2014

 

Now staying the night in Miami. Leaving tmrw a.m. for Indy. Feel for those stuck in airports. #RTZ #Raptors

— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 7, 2014

 

It’s been that kind of challenge getting into Indianapolis, where there Raptors are scheduled to face a Pacers team undoubtedly looking for a little revenge tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (7 PM ET, Sportsnet, TSN 1050).

The Raptors were ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Heat

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Raptors’ Win Streak Snapped In Miami

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MIAMI (CP) _ Trailing entering the fourth quarter, that’s becoming common for the Miami Heat.

So is overcoming those deficits.

Down by five entering the fourth, the Heat clamped down and beat the Toronto Raptors 102-97 Sunday night, getting 30 points from LeBron James and 17 from reserve Michael Beasley.

“We stayed with it mentally,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We were into the grind and staying the course and had to continue to make plays.”

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Heat

Raptors in search of a fifth straight win tonight in Miami, Matt Devlin breaks down the numbers you need to know before they face the Heat.

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Game Recap: Raptors 101, Wizards 88

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More from yet another road win for the surging Raptors, who defeated the Wizards 101-88 at Verizon Center for their fifth straight victory on Friday night in Washington:

- The Raptors have been fourth-quarter warriors during this recent run, but it was the third that propelled them in Washington on Friday. The Raptors outscored the Wizards 36-16 after the break, where Casey harped on the need to buckle down defensively following a Wizards second-quarter run. Washington ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Wizards.

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Raptors Win Fifth Straight In Washington

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WASHINGTON (CP) — With Rudy Gay gone via trade, the Toronto Raptors know they need a true team effort to keep winning games.

Compiling a season-high 29 assists — led by Kyle Lowry’s 11 — and getting 17 or more points apiece from four players — led by DeMar DeRozan’s 20 — the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors won for the fifth time in a row Friday night, beating the Washington Wizards 101-88.

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