Life On The Second Bus: Orlando

It’s the final game of 2012 for the Raptors against the Magic tonight (7PM ET, TSN, FAN590) and Jack and I are getting you ready from the Second Bus in Orlando.

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Raptors Recover In Overtime To Outlast Hornets

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery
Top Plays: The Ross Dunk That Wasn’t | Lowry To Amir | DeRozan At Both Ends | More
Post Game: Game Highlights | Casey | Lowry | DeRozan | Anderson | Calderon | Johnson

NEW ORLEANS — Kyle Lowry didn’t start against the Hornets. He certainly finished them off, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and Lowry, back from a partial triceps tear that kept him out of seven straight games, had two huge baskets in overtime as the Toronto Raptors held off New Orleans 104-97 on ...

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Pre-Game With John Lucas In New Orleans

I speak with John Lucas about the Raptors’ recent success before they visit the Hornets in New Orleans (8 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Hornets

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 80 Spurs 100

 

More from Thursday’s practice in New Orleans, where Dwane Casey speaks about the possibility of Kyle Lowry making his return to the lineup tonight (8 PM ET, TSN, FAN590).

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My Head Says Yes… Well, Among Other Things

The emergence of Terrence Ross and the continued maturation of Ed Davis are essentials if the Raptors are to play meaningful late-season games.

The emergence of Terrence Ross and the continued maturation of Ed Davis are essentials if the Raptors are to play meaningful late-season games.

This is poison in a basketball column.

Naturally, I am going to do it anyway.

Would you, as a fellow from that other sport once posited, want to make the playoffs only to risk being manhandled by another team?

Hell, yes.

I think the Raptors can make the playoffs.

I say this in the wake of the iceberg, the 4-19 start.

Logic, of course, dictates that the majority of teams that begin by ...

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Raptors Win Streak Stopped By Spurs

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Ross Pre-Game  | Casey Pre-Game
Top Plays: Ed Davis Poster Job | Fields Is Back
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Calderon | Johnson | Ross | DeRozan

SAN ANTONIO — The Toronto Raptors could only nod their heads in admiration as their five-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

Tim Duncan scored 15 points and San Antonio rolled to a 100-80 victory over Toronto, snapping the Raptors’ longest winning streak in three years.

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Pre-Game With Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross is coming off one of his best performances as a Raptor and sat down with me before his next game against the Spurs In San Antonio (8:30 PM ET, SNET1, FAN590).

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Devlin On Game Day – Raptors @ Spurs

I offer some keys to tonight’s game for the Raptors against the Spurs in San Antonio (8:30 PM ET, SNET1, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Spurs (Happy Holidays!)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Magic 90 Raptors 93

 

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You ALWAYS Go Full Windmill

Not going to lie, the #letrossdunk movement felt sort of hollow with the rookie expressing a lack of interest in NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest a few weeks back.

… and then I saw this post-game Friday.

So the push continues and Ross certainly built on his jaw-dropping credentials in Friday’s win over the Magic. You saw a serious candidate for putback of the year and then a little style as the rook busts out the full windmill on a breakaway.

His thought process on the build up to that spectacular slam?

“I was thinking ...

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