Raptors By The Numbers: Devastating Start May Yield To Success

Alan Anderson has been a find for the Raptors. (Ron Turenne/NBAE)

Raptors by the numbers: It’s not so bad.

Inconceivable.

Despite a 4-19 start, the playoffs are by no means out of reach for the Toronto Raptors.

First the good news: The Philadelphia 76ers have four more wins, Boston, Brooklyn and Friday’s ACC opponent — the Orlando Magic — are all within reach of a particularly fruitful two weeks.   The Raptors own more victories than Charlotte, Detroit, Cleveland, Washington and New Orleans.

Now the bad: it looks like a .500 record will earn […]

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Amir Johnson: A Cut Above…

Does any NBA player rep his team and city more than Amir Johnson? Look for Amir’s incredible new ‘do when the Raptors take the court in search of a fifth straight win tonight vs. the Orlando Magic at ACC (7 PM ET, TSN, FAN590).

(Photo courtesy of Amir Johnson)

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Ask Jack: Playing Big, Familiar Faces And… Playoffs?

More of your Raptors-related questions with Jack Armstrong in the latest edition of Ask Jack.

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Raptors Outlast Pistons For Fourth Straight Win

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Top Plays: JV Fakes & Slams | Pietrus Swats Monroe | Leaping Linas | Big Davis Block
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | DeMar DeRozan | Jose Calderon | Alan Anderson

TORONTO (CP) — The doom and gloom that surrounded the Toronto Raptors just a week ago feels like a distant memory.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Jose Calderon added 17 assists as the Raptors won their fourth straight for the first time in over two years with a 97-91 victory […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Pistons

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 113 Cavaliers 99

 

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Strong Second Half Helps Raptors End Road Slide

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Top Plays: Huge DeRozan Throwdown | Calderon To Davis For Flush | Great Ball Movement
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Amir Johnson

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Fed up with losing, the Toronto Raptors are finally changing their attitude.

“Sooner or later, you’ve got to man up and buck up,” coach Dwane Casey said after a 113-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

The Raptors bucked up in many ways in winning their third straight game for the first time this […]

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Pre-Game With Anderson in Cleveland

I catch up with Alan Anderson before the Raptors visit the Cavaliers in Cleveland (7 PM, TSN, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Cavaliers (Streaking, Anyone?)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Rockets 96 Raptors 103

 

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Life On The Second Bus: Cleveland

Jack and I are talking all things Cleveland in the latest Life On The Second Bus…

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Calderon’s Triple-Double Powers Raptors Past Rockets

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Top Plays:  Jonas & Sabonis | Ross Rejection | DeRozan Reverse Jam | Davis Facial| Calderon Crossover
Post Game: Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Alan Anderson | DeMar DeRozan | Jonas Valanciunas

TORONTO — Jose Calderon was holding court with a couple dozen reporters in the post-game locker-room when Kyle Lowry walked by and said “Good game Amigo.”

Calderon had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists — his second career triple-double — to lead the short-handed Raptors to a 103-96 victory over the […]

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