Raptors End First Half On Right Note

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Wednesday’s win over the Pistons at ACC brought the Raptors brought a little validation after days of prep time and with the presence of an unexpected restricted free agent, might have hinted at some change on the horizon for the 10-23 club.

On the floor, the Raptors looked every bit the more rested, focused team. Their willingness to share the ball (30 assists on 40 made field goals), ability to execute offensively (52.6% shooting from the floor) and a renewed commitment to defence helped them build a big lead before hanging ...

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Sitting Down With DeMar DeRozan Pre-Game

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Looking Ahead To The Pistons

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
DET– Brandon Knight (G), Rodney Stuckey (G), Tayshaun Prince (F), Jason Maxiell (F), Greg Monroe (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Linas Kleiza (sore left knee) – game-time decision
DET – Charlie Villanueva (sore right ankle) – out

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After Lengthy Layoff, Raptors Ready To End First Half

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After a breakneck pace to start this condensed season, the Raptors were back at practice Tuesday for a third time in four straight non-game days.

The long layoff has made it increasingly difficult for head coach Dwane Casey to get his team ready for actual game conditions, but on the plus side, it has also afforded him an opportunity to work on some key areas of concern such as slow starts and late-game execution.

More from coach Casey on matching up with a healthy Pistons team beginning to fire on all ...

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Jack Armstrong Answers More Of Your Questions…

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Another Duet With Jack On Fan Night

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Raptors Don’t Bring It Against Bobcats

 

Friday was nothing short of a letdown effort for the Raptors, who found themselves in another close game, but they failed to bring the same level of intensity — especially early — that kept them so competitive against some strong opponents in their previous four home games.

Our Tweet of the Night asks a question the Raptors now have days to figure out before closing out the first half of the regular season Wednesday against the Pistons. Based on Dwane Casey’s post-game reaction above, it’s probably no surprise that they get ...

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Pre-Game With Anthony Carter

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Looking Ahead To The Bobcats

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Akil, Kat, John (aka Marcin) and I look ahead to a Fan Night matchup against the Bobcats at ACC tonight…

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F),  Amir Johnson (F/C), Aaron Gray (C).
CHA – Kemba Walker (G), Reggie Williams (G), Corey Maggette (F), Boris Diaw (F), Bismack Biyombo (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
CHA –Gerald Henderson (right hamstring strain) – out

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Spurs Provide Another Long-Term Lesson…

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In the face of a growing list of injuries and fresh off three straight intense matchups, the Raptors endured perhaps their most enlightening wire-to-wire loss of the season on Wednesday.

With no Andrea Bargnani, Linas Kleiza or Jerryd Bayless in the lineup, the Raptors’ already slim margin of error got even leaner, but to their credit, they chose fight over flight for a fourth straight game and cut the Spurs’ advantage to 97-96 with four minutes to play.

It was a familiar lack of late-game execution that handed the Raptors a 113-106 ...

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