Raptors Spoil Bucks’ Home Opener

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rudy Gay had 18 points and 15rebounds, DeMar DeRozen added 17 points, and the Toronto Raptors spoiled the Milwaukee Bucks’ home opener with a 97-90 victory Saturday night.

After losing a 12-point lead, DeRozen helped Toronto hold on down the stretch. His step-back jumper put the Raptors back up 89-85 with 4 minutes left.

Then after missing two free throws, DeRozen was fouled again after corralling the rebound, making both this time with 2:09 left for a five-point lead.

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Bucks

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Quick hits after a quick turnaround for the Raptors, who close a back-to-back in Milwaukee against the Bucks tonight (8:30 PM ET, TSN, FAN590).

- Both the Raptors and Bucks dug similar holes on Friday night, but responded very differently. The Bucks managed to spoil the Celtics’ opener in Boston by erasing a 22-point second-half lead, while the Raptors stumbled before halftime in Atlanta and couldn’t regain their footing (despite some serious heroics from DeMar DeRozan).

Should be interesting to see how both teams respond in the home opener for the ...

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Game Rap: Raptors 95, Hawks 102

Rough start on the road for the Raptors, who struggle at both ends of the floor in a 102-95 loss to the Hawks.

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Raptors Come Up Short Against Hawks

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ATLANTA _ Al Horford had 22 points and 16 rebounds, three other Atlanta starters scored in double figures and the Hawks defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-95 on Friday night to give Mike Budenholzer his first head coaching victory.

The Hawks built an 18-point lead late in the third quarter, then held off a Raptors comeback in the final period. Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver had 17 points apiece, while Paul Millsap added 15.

Budenholzer, a long-time assistant in San Antonio, coached ...

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Hawks

The Raptors open the road portion of their schedule tonight and a back-to-back in Atlanta against the Hawks (7:30 PM ET, Sportsnet One, FAN590).

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Amir Johnson Makes Zombie Walk Return… To Dance

Amir Johnson simply participated in Toronto’s annual Zombie Walk last year. This year he took it up a notch or ten with a full choreographed routine set to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, naturally. Some amazing stuff below from the NBA’s social media MVP.

You may recognize my fellow blogger Kat Stefankiewicz, Foot Locker Raptors Dance Pak coordinator Amberley Waddell and other former members of the RDP adding their talents to the routine.

It certainly beats how Amir was using staff earlier in the week…

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Throwback Thursday: The Ghoul ol’ Days

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‘Happy home opener’ and ‘Happy Halloween’ tend to do a creepy crossover at the kick-off of every Raptors season. High-fiving the Bride of Frankenstein and a Werewolf wearing Raptors gear on the subway post game did happen. I wouldn’t argue his point if a vampire licked his lips of blood and said “Vut? It’s Raptor Red.” And as I take you through some fang-tastic nostalgia, feel free to moan at my witchy wordplay but for your own good, whatever you do, don’t fall asleep. (A Nightmare on Elm Street -1984)

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Raptors Drop Celtics In Season Opener

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TORONTO (AP) Rudy Gay had 19 points and eight rebounds, Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 13 points and the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak in home openers by beating the Boston Celtics 93-87 on Wednesday night.

Jeff Green had 25 points, Brandon Bass had 17 and Vitor Faverani 13 for the Celtics, who were beaten in new coach Brad Stevens’ NBA debut.

Jonas Valanciunas had eight points and 11 rebounds and Tyler Hansbrough had 12 rebounds for the Raptors, ...

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Stripes Makes His Debut At ACC

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Check out the video of Stripes making his debut to the crowd against the Boston Celtics at Air Canada Centre.

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Pre-Game With Head Coach Dwane Casey

I sat down with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey prior to the team’s season opener against the Celtics at ACC (7 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

 

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