Game Day: Raptors @ Grizzlies

Akil Augustine, Kat Stefankiewicz and I look ahead to Raptors – Grizzlies tonight in Memphis, Sunday’s intrasquad game at Casino Rama, a big home opener against the Pacers on Halloween and much more.

Game Notes | Last Time They Met: Raptors 114 – Grizzlies 110 (OT)

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What To Make Of The Raptors’ Preseason Record?

After a practice Dwane Casey described as just “so-so” on Wednesday, the Raptors head coach wondered aloud if his team’s 5-1 record in exhibition play was a root cause.

“We still have a lot of work to do. We practised today like ‘OK, we’ve arrived and you can already pencil in [playoffs].’ No. We’re nowhere near that.”

At the risk of going all Herm Edwards, you play to win the game and for a team that hasn’t amassed a ton of W’s the last two seasons, positive preseason momentum has more value ...

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Fields & The Couch That Keeps On Giving

 

It was a moving scene at the Raptors’ practice on Tuesday, where Landry Fields finally received a coveted NBA Social Media Award.

Fields was named the winner of the The Snap Shot Award back in late-July for his now legendary twitpic of the couch that then teammate Jeremy Lin temporarily slept on during their time with Knicks.

With NBA TV in Toronto to shoot an episode of Real Training Camp with the Raptors on Tuesday, Fields was able to finally get his hands on a trophy he described as “surprisingly heavy” before ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bucks

Akil and I look ahead to the Raptors’ sixth game of the preseason against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at ACC.

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For a little more on what the Bucks bring to the table, Akil has more from morning shootaround.

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Sights & Sounds From Coaches Open House

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The Raptors Coaches Open House has become one of the more unique events from the organization, as Dwane Casey and his staff share their knowledge and resources with local coaches looking to gain insight into how the pros practice.

Sunday was the second time the event took place and in addition to sessions with the entire coaching staff and full access to a Raptors practice, former NBA referee Steve Javie also was on hand to provide some invaluable perspective from an official with nearly 1,500 games worth of professional experience.

To get ...

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Amir Johnson: “Let Me Try The Zombie Deal”

Amir Johnson takes part in the annual Toronto Zombie Walk. Photo courtesy of @IamAmirJohnson on Twitter.

If that particularly tall zombie in the photo above looks familiar, he should. It is, in fact, Amir Johnson in his latest and possibly greatest way to try something different in Toronto.

The annual Toronto Zombie Walk celebrated its tenth anniversary this past Saturday, but it was a first for Johnson.

 “I had so much fun at Nuit Blanche, the art thing, so I was like, let me try the ...

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Valanciunas Sits Down With Devlin

Matt Devlin sits down for a one-on-one with Jonas Valanciunas before the Raptors face the Knicks in Montreal…

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Lincoln M. Alexander was one of a kind

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Lincoln Alexander, one of the great figures in Ontario public service and politics and a longtime friend of the Toronto Raptors died on Friday.

Ontario’s first black member of provincial parliament and the providence’s first black lieutenant-governor died at 90 in his adopted hometown of Hamilton.

The son of West Indian immigrants, Alexander was born in Toronto. He moved into sales but when he was refused a job because potential customers would not deal with a black man Alexander changed the course ...

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Making A Difference In Montreal

Game day in Montreal allowed members of the Raptors organization to reach out to the community and make a difference in the lives of some great fans.

First up was the Raptor and members of the Raptors Dance Pak paying a visit to patients at Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Meanwhile, over at the Bell Centre, some local coaches affiliated with Basketball Québec were able to sit in on the morning shootaround and see how head coach Dwane Casey and his staff prepare for the evening’s matchup against the Knicks.

“The first thing you get ...

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Bargnani, Davis Limited In Thursday’s Practice

The revolving door of minor preseason injuries continues for the Raptors. In terms of good news, rookie swingman Terrence Ross was a full participant at practice on Thursday after sitting out of Wednesday’s win against the Wizards with a sore left knee.

But gain one healthy body, go down two more as Andrea Bargnani (left calf contusion) and Ed Davis (lower body soreness) were limited in what they could do on Thursday.

Bargnani took a hit from an unidentified Wizard to the same calf that sidelined him for so much of last ...

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