The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Hawks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Nets 87 Raptors 93

NOTE: Tonight’s game against the Hawks has been changed to an 8 PM ET start and will air on TNT in addition to TSN2.

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Raptors Drop Nets In Wire-To-Wire Win At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Two games from the end of their NBA season, the Toronto Raptors prefer to see themselves as a work in progress, with every game being a chance to improve for next season.

DeMar DeRozan poured in 36 points _ one point shy of his career high _ and Rudy Gay added 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 93-87 on Sunday, playing spoiler in the Nets’ fight for a favourable post-season position.

“Obviously it means nothing for the standings or our record next year. It’s just […]

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Pre-Game With Dwane Casey At ACC

I sat down with Dwane Casey to reflect on his second season as head coach of the Raptors before the Nets visit ACC (3:30 PM ET, TSN, AM 610 CKTB)

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Raptors Hold On To Put Away Bulls 97-88 At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — With little left on the line for the lottery-bound Toronto Raptors, coach Dwane Casey has been preaching to his players about being competitive.

He liked what he saw Friday.

With 5:33 left in the third quarter, a frustrated Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton threw a hard forearm that caught DeMar DeRozan under the chin and promptly got Hamilton ejected from the game _ a 97-88 Raptors victory.

“I liked that, the officials made the call but I liked that of our guys. No back-down,” Casey said. “That’s what we’re trying […]

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Pre-Game With Amir Johnson At ACC

Amir Johnson sat down with me pre-game before the Raptors host the Bulls at ACC (7 PM, TSN2, AM 610 CKTB).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bulls

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Bulls 98

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Latest “Jam Session” Helps Acy Find His Way In April

In a final stretch that has been designated for development of the youngest Raptors, Quincy Acy is beginning to make his mark.

The rugged rookie forward out of Baylor returned from his second stint with NBA D-League’s Bakersfield Jam on March 26th and in April, he’s seen his numbers with the Raptors rise to season-high averages of 6.6 points and three rebounds in just under 17 minutes per game.

It’s a small sample size, but Acy’s teammates have noticed an improved player since his return.

“He’s been playing extremely hard,” noted Kyle Lowry […]

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Valanciunas Could Be Back Friday

The play of rookie Jonas Valanciunas has been a bright spot for the Raptors.

Even when he isn’t around people are talking about Jonas Valanciunas.

Valanciunas missed practice yesterday to have his injured neck examined as the Raptors prepared for their Friday date against Chicago.

Valanciunas hurt his neck Tuesday against the Bulls but Raptors coach Dwane Casey said it’s possible the Lithuanian rookie could be back in the lineup in time for Friday’s rematch.

“It’s not as bad as we first thought,” Casey said. “Right now he’s still in the soft brace. He’ll be a game-time decision for Friday but if it’s anywhere close we won’t […]

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Making The Most Of Amir With A Camera…

Amir Johnson is guaranteed to bring maximum effort every night on the court, but we also know that we’re guaranteed to get a few great moments from Amir between the whistles and off the court.

Last night, Amir dropped a prime example, when this happened:

Even better? The NBA Photographer working in Chicago for Getty Images, Jonathan Daniel got this great shot of Amir gone shutterbug on-court…

So we took that photo, and cropped out Amir…

And put him in the situation we felt was most awesome….

The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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Raptors Build Big Lead & Hang On For Road Win Over Bulls

CHICAGO (CP) — There wasn’t much Rudy Gay could do except shrug off the collision and hope his teammate wasn’t seriously injured.

The fact that Jonas Valanciunas left the court on a gurney with a neck injury sure did take the shine off a wild win, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 101-98 on Tuesday night.

Gay added 19 but collided with Valanciunas during a scramble in the closing seconds, resulting in a neck injury for the Raptors’ centre and an overnight stay for […]

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