Game Day: Raptors vs. Warriors

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
GSW– Dominic McGuire (G), Monta Ellis (G), Dorell Wright (F), David Lee (F), Andris Biedrins (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Solomon Alabi (viral infection) – day-to-day
GSW – Kwame Brown (torn right pectoralis) – out, Stephen Curry (tendon strain, right foot) – day-to-day

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A Unique Back-To-Back For Valanciunas

Jonas Watch continues with a weekend that’s featured more impressive play from the Raptors draft pick and a look at a different side of the 19-year-old.

Friday was all business, as Valanciunas led the way for Lietuvos Rytas with 18 points and seven rebounds in an 85-67 Lithuanian league win over Pieno zvaigzdes. May you geek out as much as I did at his ability to run the floor at the 1:50 mark of the highlights below.

The LKL then held its All-Star Day today (no lengthy break here), where Valanciunas captured ...

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Further Evidence Of A Small, Painful Step

 
A loss is a loss any way you slice and for the Raptors to once again come so agonizingly close against a tough opponent in the Memphis Grizzlies doesn’t exactly take the sting out of it.

But in a season where we’ve heard so much about culture change, learning and development, a growing sample size suggests that a small step in a painful process appears to have been taken.

It’s just not one that’s registered in that ultimate metric of wins and losses.

Go back to mid-January and things were downright excruciating. Forget ...

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Sitting Down With Leandro Barbosa

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Looking Ahead To Raptors-Grizzlies

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
MEM– Mike Conley (G), Tony Allen (G), Rudy Gay (F), Marresse Speights (F), Marc Gasol (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Solomon Alabi (viral infection) – day-to-day
MEM – Zach Randolph (torn right MCL) – out, Darrell Arthur (torn right Achilles) – out

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Raptors Ramp It Up In Fourth To Drop Hornets

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Not exactly a textbook win for the Raptors, but they’ll take it as they split a back-to-back on the road with a 95-84 victory over the Hornets.

The focus was undoubtedly on DeMar DeRozan after a fourth-quarter benching in Houston on Tuesday was followed by a post-game social media faux pas that was quickly deleted. After an internal discussion with head coach Dwane Casey before Wednesday’s game, DeRozan proceeded to deliver a balanced performance with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists.

But after an brutal third-quarter offensive drought saw the Raptors ...

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Ask Jack: Feb. 29, 2012

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Jack Armstrong has answers to more of your recent Raptors questions.

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Pre-Game With Aaron Gray

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Raptors Can’t Cap Comeback In Houston

 

It may have been the Raptors’ first of two matchups against a solid Rockets squad this season on Tuesday, but the script seemed to be a familiar one.

One letdown quarter — this time being the first — just proved too costly for a team with a near microscopic margin of error. To the Raptors’ credit, they battled incredibly hard down the stretch (with several starters on the bench) and had a shot to tie it down 86-83  with 11 seconds to play, but they couldn’t get a good look out ...

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Looking Ahead To The Rockets

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
HOU– Kyle Lowry (G), Kevin Martin (G), Chandler Parsons (F), Luis Scola (F), Samuel Dalembert (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out,  Solomon Alabi (viral infection) – out, Linas Kleiza (sore left ankle) – probable
HOU – Jordan Hill (sprained MCL in right knee)

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