Life On The Second Bus: Indianapolis

Jack and I are in balmy Indiana, looking back on a slippery situation in the Hoosier State a few years  ago and ahead to a matchup with a tough Pacers team on Friday (7PM, TSN, FAN590).

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Raptors Dealt Costly Loss To Celtics After Latest Collapse

 

TORONTO (CP) — As unhappy as Dwane Casey was with Toronto’s loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the coach may have been just as disappointed with the welcome back Andrea Bargnani received from Raptors fans.

The Italian big man played for the first time since missing 26 games with an elbow injury, and checked in to a mixed reception of boos and cheers in Toronto’s 99-95 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Numerous fans stood and gave two thumbs-down signs.

“I’m disappointed because this young man has done nothing to deserve that,” […]

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Pre-Game With DeRozan At ACC

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a strong performance agaisnt the Miami Heat and I sat down with him prior to the Raptors matchup against the Celtics at ACC (7PM, Sportsnet, FAN590).

 

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Amir Johnson: You Shall Know His Virality…

This corner and Raptors fans everywhere know just what an incredible online presence Amir Johnson has. From the Zombie Walk, to Nuit Blanche to I Roll With Amir, there seems to be no end to the friendly forward’s desire to enjoy everything Toronto has to offer.

On Monday, that included heading back to the office but as a fan in the house to see the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Carolina Hurricanes….

The league has taken notice as well. In a recent episode of NBA TV’s “The Jump”, Lang Whitaker caught up […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Celtics (Il Mago To Return?)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Heat 100 Raptors 85

 

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Raptors Offence Sputters In Loss To Heat At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Chris Bosh lifted the Miami Heat to victory over his old team on Sunday _ and then he thanked Toronto fans for helping him do so.

Bosh, who was received by a chorus of boos during team introductions, scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as the Heat defeated the Raptors 100-85 on Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory over Toronto.

“I was hearing a lot from the fans,” said Bosh, who departed for Miami in a sign-and-trade deal in the 2010 off-season. “I thank […]

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Pre-Game With Dwane Casey

I sat down with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey before a big mathcup with the Miami Heat at ACC (2PM, TSN, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat (Super Sunday)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 98 Clippers 73

 

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Gay Shines In Debut As Raptors Rout Clippers At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — It took all of couple of minutes for Rudy Gay to breathe new hope into Toronto Raptors fans.

Two minutes after the team’s newest player checked in to the Raptors’ 98-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, the explosive small forward took flight for a huge alley-oop dunk from DeMar DeRozan. Twenty seconds later, DeRozan found a sprinting Gay again.

Another big dunk, another roar of approval from the capacity crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre.

“DeMar is a great player, he’s by far the best […]

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Rudy Reborn: Raps New Best Player Wants To Be A Winner

Rudy says he feels like he has been drafted again.

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The question to Rudy Gay was why he saw himself as a franchise player.

“I was born for it,” he said.

True enough. For the 26-year-old Gay, the better word might be reborn for it.

The Raptors unveiled their new best player, Friday in a press conference that centered on the impossible; how to project the future from the past.

The present Rudy Gay is very, very good.

In Gay the Raptors have landed the dynamic wing player they have long coveted. Just 26, the six-foot-eight […]

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