Raptors Mid-Season Report Cards

Forty-one games gone.

Forty-one games to go.

The Raptors are 15-26 and likely will be until they play game number 42 in Miami, Wednesday.

Time for the mid-season report card.

Quincy Acy: 3.1 PPG, 2.10 RPG: Has delighted coaching staff with recent play and provided valuable minutes as team struggles without bigs Bargnani and Valanciunas. Has showed ability to hit 15 footers. Won’t ever rebound like his doppelganger Reggie Evans but will score more. Still miles to go. +C.

Alan Anderson: 12.3 PPG, 2.30 RPG: Excellent defender who can handle guards and forwards. Vocal leader.  […]

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Raptors See Progress, But Missed Opportunities At Halfway Mark

Take away the start.

But that they could.

As the 15-26 Toronto Raptors contemplate the second half of their season, a little perspective is in order.

Since opening the season 4-19, the Toronto Raptors have gone 11-7 and it, should be even better than that.

The Raptors blew leads of 19 an 20 points in losses to Philadelphia and Milwaukee, respectively, last week. They have lost 10 games in which they led by 10 or more points.

Quincy Acy has emerged as a contributor for the Raptors as they hit the halfway point of […]

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Anderson Pre-Game In Philly

Fresh off matching a career-high 27 points against the Bulls on Wednesday, Alan Anderson sits down with me pre-game in Philadelphia.

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Raptors Grind Out Win Against Sixers At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Calderon Pre-Game | Canada Basketball Night
Top Plays: Fields Double Clutch | Amir Down The Lane | DeRozan Crossover & Dunk | Big To Big Slam
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Johnson | DeRozan |  Fields | Calderon | Davis

TORONTO (CP) — Landry Fields’ return to the starting lineup came with a double-double — and an apology.

Fields had 10 points and 11 rebounds in his first start since he was shelved on Nov. 7 because of elbow surgery to […]

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Shorthanded Raptors Can’t Keep Up With Thunder At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Anderson Pre-Game
Top Plays: Pick-And-Roll Perfection | Johnson Swats It | Anderson’s Big Quarter | DeRozan Attacks Rim
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Amir Johnson

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors played with the desperate mentality that coach Dwane Casey has been preaching all season — but desperation only goes so far against a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 22 of his own to lift the Thunder […]

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Sitting Down With Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson and the Raptors face a big challenge with the OKC Thunder in town on Sunday (1 PM, TSN, FAN590). The veteran swingman sits down with me pre-game at ACC.

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Raptors Have No Answers For Kings At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Johnson Pre-Game
Top Plays: Fields Hoop & The Harm |  Blue Jays At ACC | Happy Birthday Jack!
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Ed Davis | DeMar DeRozan| Landry Fields

TORONTO (CP) — The bulldozer that was DeMarcus Cousins smothered all the positive vibes building around the Raptors, and perhaps served as a reminder of how far Toronto still has to go.

The Kings centre poured in 31 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lift Sacramento to a 105-96 […]

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‘Landerson’ Is A Winning Combination For Raptors

What do you get when you combine Landry Fields and Alan Anderson?

Besides good results?

Landerson.

While there are abundant reasons for the Raptors’ eight wins in nine tries (the rapid progress of Terrence Ross and Ed Davis, the superb play of Jose Calderon, the return of Kyle Lowry), the team has thrived without Andrea Bargnani in large part because of the play of Fields and Anderson at the power forward spot.

“They’re similar in that both are tough guys, their energy is contagious,” said coach Dwane Casey. “Both of them have been around […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Blazers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 123 Magic 88

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Magic

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 104 Spurs 97 (OT)

 

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