DeRozan Hitting His Stride And Pounding The Boards

DeMar DeRozan has become more aggressive all over the court in the early season.

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors.

In the star-laden universe that is the NBA, real prominence means that people plug the player first, and the team second.

Perhaps in no other game does the personality of the team’s best player dictate how that team is perceived.

So the question is: is it DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors or the other way around?

“As long as my name is mentioned, I don’t care,” DeRozan said. “As long as I’m with ...

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Slow Start Sinks Raptors In Road Loss To Mavs

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Top Plays: JV’s Drive & Dunk | Jose To Amir | Amir To The Rack | More Highlights
Post Game: Highlights | Dwane Casey | Amir Johnson | DeMar DeRozan

Dallas (CP) — The Dallas Mavericks have found an early groove without some key players.

O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as the short-handed Mavericks won their third straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 109-104 Wednesday night.

The Mavericks, who jumped out to a 16-point lead early ...

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Pre-Game With Terrence Ross

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Mavericks (Back-to-Back Blues)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 88 Thunder 108

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Life On The Second Bus: Dallas

After a tough loss in Oklahoma City, Jack and I have moved on to Dallas, where the Raptors face the Mavericks tonight on TSN at 8:30 PM ET.

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Quick Hits From A Thunderous Loss

Kyle Lowry landed on Serge Ibaka

After a week that saw the Raptors take a modest step forward in their development, it’s hard not to view Tuesday’s 108-88 road loss to the Thunder as anything less than two steps back. Some quick hits from the second biggest blowout of the night south of the border.

- We’ll get to the result in a second, but the greater concern has to be for point guard Kyle Lowry, who left the game in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain that looked absolutely awful in real time after ...

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Raptors Lose Lowry In Blowout Loss To Thunder

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Anderson | Quick Hits From A Thunderous Loss
Top Plays: JV Throws It Down | Hook & The Harm For JV
Post Game: Highlights | Dwane Casey | Terrence Ross | Jose Calderon

November 6, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (CP) — Thunder coach Scott Brooks was happy to see his team get off to a fast start that made his job easy at the end.

Russell Westbrook shrugged off a sore shoulder to score 19 points and Oklahoma City cruised past the Toronto Raptors ...

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Pre-Game With Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson sat down with me before the Raptors visit the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Thunder

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 105 Wolves 86

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Life On The Second Bus: OKC

Jack and I have landed in Oklahoma City, where the Raptors will open a back-to-back against the Kevin Durant and the Thunder  (8PM ET, TSN, FAN590).

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