Sitting Down With Alan Anderson

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Game Day: Raptors @ Sixers

Last Time They Met: Raptors 62, Sixers 97

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
PHI – Jrue Holiday (G), Evan Turner (G), Andre Iguodala (F), Elton Brand (F), Spencer Hawes (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Gary Forbes (sore left knee) – out
PHI – Andre Iguodala (left eye contusion) – game-time decision.

 

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Pre-Game With Jose Calderon

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More Accolades For Valanciunas

 

We’ve had an excellent snapshot of Jonas Valanciunas thanks to the NBA TV Canada special “Centred” (which you can still see online ), but the big man is still finishing off regular-season play overseas and recently received some recognition from a couple of the leagues where his club team, Lietuvos Rytas, competes.

First up, is a poll on the official site of the VTB United League, where Lietuvos Rytas plays against some of the other top teams from Eastern and Northern Europe. When fans were asked who their choice was for ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bobcats

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
CHA – D.J. Augustin (G), Gerald Henderson (G), Reggie Williams (F), Byron Mullens (F), Bismack Biyombo (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out
CHA – Corey Maggette (right Achilles tendon strain) – out

 

Last Time They Met: Raptors 103, Wizards 107

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My Interview With DeMar DeRozan

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards

Last Time They Met: Raptors 108, Wizards 111 (OT)

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Linas Kleiza (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
WAS – John Wall (G), Jordan Crawford (G), Chris Singleton (F), Trevor Booker (F), Nene (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out
WAS – Rashard Lewis (sore left knee)- out, Andray Blatche (conditioning)- out, Nene (plantar fasciitis, left foot)-day-to-day, Trevor Booker (plantar fasciitis, left foot)-day-to-day

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Raptors Can’t Crank It Up Against Heat

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On it’s surface it will look like a valiant effort fraught with inevitability. The plucky Raptors did pretty well to hang for as long as they did with the Heat, who simply won out on the backs of their three superior talents.

From a primacy and recency standpoint however, it was a frustrating effort as two solid quarters were bookended by backbreaking runs that put the Raptors in a big hole early and buried them late.

According to head coach Dwane Casey, those Miami surges weren’t mutually exclusive.

“My philosophy ...

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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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