Johnson Is Raptors’ Perpetual Motion Machine

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They don’t quite know the details but Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan insist they are family.

“We haven’t put it out there before but we are definitely related,” DeRozan was saying this week.

“It’s true,” said Johnson. “Cousins. By marriage.”

The particulars of the connection are a little hazy. Neither DeRozan or Johnson are quite clear as to who married whose whomever but both men are enthusiastic about the idea and keen to get confirmation from family elders soon.

That two members of the same team are ...

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Ask Jack: Pop’s Place & Playoff Positioning

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Remember, you can always send us questions for the next edition of ‘Ask Jack’ via twitter by including #RTZAsks.

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Raptors Can’t Come Back Against Bobcats In Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CP) — Gerald Henderson is enjoying the best streak of his four-year NBA career, and the Charlotte Bobcats are playing better, too.

Henderson turned in another solid all-around game, Byron Mullens scored 25 points and the Bobcats beat the Toronto Raptors 107-101 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time since mid-November.

Henderson scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and added seven rebounds and five assists. The soon-to-be restricted free agent is averaging 22.7 points on 50 per cent shooting in his last seven games, including ...

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Life On The Second Bus: Charlotte

Leo and I look back on the Players Gala and take a closer look at the recent play of the Raptors frontcourt duo of Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas from Charlotte.

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Raptors Celebrate Contributions Of First Responders

RELATED: Raptors Host Inaugural First Responders Awareness Night

Lloyd Cresswell has seen life’s sunrises and he’s seen life’s sunsets.

His is a job like no other which works since the 46-year-old Whitby resident is a paramedic like no other.

The Toronto EMS’s Paramedic of the Year was among those recognized at First Responders Awareness Night at the Raptors game against the Charlotte Bobcats, Friday.

First Responders Awareness Night is held to boost familiarity with Toronto’s three emergency services, police, fire and emergency medical services.

Cresswell came to the helping sciences naturally. His mother was a ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Bobcats

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Heat 108 Raptors 91

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Raptors Wilt In Fourth Against Heat At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Miami’s record-setting win steak continued where it started thanks to an inspiring speech from Heat veteran Shane Battier.

The 34-year-old forward delivered a rousing team speech the night Miami started its streak in Toronto with victory Feb 3., and delivered another one Sunday after the Heat defeated the Raptors 108-91 to win their 22nd consecutive game.

Of course, some credit should go to LeBron James, who poured in 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to lead Miami’s offence, but it was Battier’s oratory skills that had the ...

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Pre-Game With DeMar DeRozan

I sat down pre-game with DeMar DeRozan at ACC before the Raptors host the Heat (1PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bobcats 78, Raptors 92

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Raptors Roll Over Bobcats At ACC

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TORONTO — Even though the playoff lights are getting dimmer for the Raptors, head coach Dwane Casey doesn’t want his team going to sleep.

Rudy Gay had 28 points and Amir Johnson grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds as Toronto came alive in the second half to beat the league-worst Charlotte Bobcats 92-78 on Friday night.

Johnson added 12 points and Sebastian Telfair chipped in 11 points for Toronto (26-40), which is seven games behind Milwaukee for eighth in the East with 16 games remaining.

Casey says keeping his team motivated while ...

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