Of Kipling, Casey And Some Guy Who Goes To Knicks Games

This guy knew something about something very applicable to basketball.

This guy knew something about something very applicable to basketball.

Dwane Casey doesn’t quote Rudyard Kipling so I will.

The great poet wrote that happiness awaits the person “who can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.”

Which brings us nicely to your Toronto Raptors, who went on 9-1 tear before desultory games against Sacramento and Oklahoma City and then Wednesday’s win over Philly.

If the Raptors are to climb back into the playoff picture, they will need plenty of wins. The hitch: young teams that put ...

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Valanciunas Attends “The Other Dream Team” Screening

Jonas Valanciunas: Promising Raptors rookie centre. National symbol. Movie star.

The 20-year-old rookie has a key role in the outstanding 2012 basketball documentary The Other Dream Team, as the story of his journey from Utena, Lithuania to the NBA represents both hope and freedom only made possible by generations of countrymen before him.

“Basketball brought us together so that’s a great movie to show how it was in Lithuania at that time. For me, it’s a really important movie,” Valanciunas told the Canadian Press on Friday. “I have pride every time to ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bobcats (Would You Lob That?)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Sixers 72 Raptors 90

 

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Raptors Grind Out Win Against Sixers At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Calderon Pre-Game | Canada Basketball Night
Top Plays: Fields Double Clutch | Amir Down The Lane | DeRozan Crossover & Dunk | Big To Big Slam
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Johnson | DeRozan |  Fields | Calderon | Davis

TORONTO (CP) — Landry Fields’ return to the starting lineup came with a double-double — and an apology.

Fields had 10 points and 11 rebounds in his first start since he was shelved on Nov. 7 because of elbow surgery to ...

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Pre-Game With Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon and the Raptors try to get back on track against the Sixers on Wednesday (7PM, SNET, FAN590). I spoke with the point guard pre-game at ACC.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Sixers (Big Week On Tap…)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Thunder 104 Raptors 92

 

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Today’s Game Changer: A Simple Smile

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I wrote a little ditty a while back answering the reoccuring life question of “why do you do what you do?” Insert below today’s reminder of exactly that.

The annual Toronto Raptors team visit to SickKids Hospital is one of my favourite events of the season. In a tiny little room of a very special ward, memories are made with a simple high five or exchange of a smile. Memories that kids like Caitlyn said they will remember forever.

Today, on court hustle kind of took a back seat to ...

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Raptors Refuse To Look Past Sixers

 

With three important games on tap for the Raptors this week, you could understand the temptation to expand the team’s typical “one game at a time” approach to a five-day outlook.

Instead, head coach Dwane Casey is demanding that the team’s focus become even more refined.

“I even talked to the guys about taking it one quarter, one possession at a time, because if you start looking at too many things down the road, you don’t see anything,” Casey said after Tuesday’s practice at ACC. “We want to make sure we take ...

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Shorthanded Raptors Can’t Keep Up With Thunder At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Anderson Pre-Game
Top Plays: Pick-And-Roll Perfection | Johnson Swats It | Anderson’s Big Quarter | DeRozan Attacks Rim
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Amir Johnson

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors played with the desperate mentality that coach Dwane Casey has been preaching all season — but desperation only goes so far against a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 22 of his own to lift the Thunder ...

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Sitting Down With Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson and the Raptors face a big challenge with the OKC Thunder in town on Sunday (1 PM, TSN, FAN590). The veteran swingman sits down with me pre-game at ACC.

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