Seven Year Old Star, Slam Dunks and Spelling Lessons.

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As I watch the tweets roll in from the team as they depart the city and the six game home stand officially closes, I’m reminded how the capabilities of the interweb these days are such a wonderful thing. It’s a glimpse “past security” into the lives of some of our role models. When you’re wondering what they’re thinking after a game or dabbling in on their day off you can find the answer wrapped into 140 clicks. Especially when the cameras are off!

Here’s my favourite interaction of the week:

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Life On The Second Bus: Brooklyn

Leo Rautins and I are talking Raptors – Nets on Tuesday and some required eating while in Brooklyn on the latest Life On The Second Bus.

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Raptors Cough Up Big Lead In Loss To Bucks

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Acy Pre-Game
Top Plays: Future Announcer? | Cooling Down Calderon | DeRozan ‘And 1′ | More Highlights
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | DeRozan | Davis | Calderon

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors’ bench was nowhere to be found when the team needed it most Sunday.

The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Raptors 107-96 — outscoring Toronto’s undermanned bench 43-7 while two of the Raptors’ leaders were being treated for injuries.

“Our bench has been great all year, […]

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Quincy Acy Pre-Game At ACC

Quincy Acy had his best game of his rookie season in Friday’s win over the Bobcats. The forward spoke with me pre-game at ACC on Sunday.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bucks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bobcats 78 Raptors 99

 

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Raptors Keep Rolling With Blowout Win Over Bobcats

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Davis Pre-Game
Top Plays: Ross Rises Again | Calderon’s TD Pass | Acy Over MKG | Amir’s Sweet Dish | More Highlights
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Fields | Calderon | Lowry | Johnson | Acy | Ross

TORONTO (CP) — Alan Anderson wasn’t surprised the Toronto Raptors beat a struggling team. What he didn’t know was who led them to the win.

“Any night could be anybody. I don’t know who it was tonight. But I mean any night it’s […]

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Sitting Down With Ed Davis

Ed Davis continues to build on the best season of his young career and the power forward sat down with me before the Raptors face the Bobcats at ACC.

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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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