Pre-Game With Jamaal Magloire

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Heat

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Linas Kleiza (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
MIA – Mario Chalmers (G), Dwyane Wade (G), LeBron James (F), Chris Bosh (F), Joel Anthony (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, J. Johnson – Upper respiratory infection (day-to-day)
MIA – Mike Miller – (sprained right ankle)

Last Time They Met: Raptors 89, Heat 95

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Casey A Witness of Tumult That Comes With Change

For someone who has lost twice as many games as he has won, Raptors coach Dwane Casey is drawing rave reviews.

The Raptors stand 17-34 but Casey’s mandate to install a new defensive-oriented mindset has taken root. The Raptors have lowered their points allowed to 95.26, down almost 10 points from last season.

Raptors.com writer Mike Ulmer spoke to the 54-year-old Casey about the agony of losing, the mechanics of improving players and what it was like to see the Ku Klux Klan as a seven-year-old in his tiny Morgantown, Ky. hometown.

Mike ...

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Raptors In The Zone Late To Outlast Nuggets At ACC

Some quick hits on a solid 105-96 win for the Raptors over the Nuggets at ACC on Wednesday.

Bargnani Back?: This was a resurgent effort for Andrea Bargnani with 26 points on 50 per cent shooting from the field. He was aggressive going to the rim early, which helped get him to the line 12 times on the night. He also surpassed 6,000 points for his NBA career by the second quarter, becoming just the fourth player in franchise history to do so.

His only 3-point makes of the night came during ...

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Pre-Game With Dwane Casey

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Nuggets

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
DEN – Ty Lawson (G), Aaron Afflalo (G), Wilson Chandler (F), Kenneth Faried (F), JaVale McGee (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – day-to-day
DEN – Andre Miller – (right shoulder separation) – day-to-day, Danilo Gallinari (left thumb fracture) – day-to-day, Rudy Fernandez (low back strain) – out

Last Time They Met: Raptors 81, Nuggets 96

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Raptors Disappear Early In Latest Meeting With Magic

The Raptors’ search for consistency continues as Monday’s disappointing 117-101 blowout loss to the Orlando Magic comes hot on the heels of two of their finest consecutive efforts of the season.

Injuries? To be sure. But the absences of DeMar DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless weren’t an excuse Saturday when the Raptors pushed the league-leading Bulls to the limit in an overtime road loss. The Raptors even had Bayless back briefly for this one, with the guard putting up six points and four assists in a hurry before a flare up ...

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Sitting Down With Amir Johnson

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Magic

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
ORL – Jameer Nelson (G), Jason Richardson (G), Hedo Turkoglu (F), Ryan Anderson (F), Dwight Howard(C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – day-to-day, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – day-to-day
ORL – None

Last Time They Met: Raptors 88, Magic 92

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Wild One In The Windy City

 

What a game.

The final score simply will signify another loss in a season chock full of them for the Raptors, but Saturday’s 102-101 OT loss to the Bulls in Chicago was quite possibly the Raptors most memorable effort of the season.

Down a couple more key players in DeMar DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless, the Raptors eight-man rotation let it all hang out against the league’s top team on the road, in the second night of a back-to-back and in their fourth game in five nights.

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