Raptors Dealt Costly Loss To Celtics After Latest Collapse

 

TORONTO (CP) — As unhappy as Dwane Casey was with Toronto’s loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the coach may have been just as disappointed with the welcome back Andrea Bargnani received from Raptors fans.

The Italian big man played for the first time since missing 26 games with an elbow injury, and checked in to a mixed reception of boos and cheers in Toronto’s 99-95 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Numerous fans stood and gave two thumbs-down signs.

“I’m disappointed because this young man has done nothing to deserve that,” ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Celtics (Il Mago To Return?)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Heat 100 Raptors 85

 

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Raptors Red Party Remix Recap

The annual Raptors Red Party took place on Sunday and this year, it was remixed at The Ballroom in Toronto. Raptors coaches, players and media personalities got together with fans to mingle and bowl a few frames with net proceeds raised at the event supporting the MLSE Team Up Foundation’s basketball court revitalization at the Scarborough YMCA.

Check out all the sights and sounds from this great event below and be sure to see even more in our photo gallery from the Raptors Red Party Remix.

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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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Ask Jack: Playing Big, Familiar Faces And… Playoffs?

More of your Raptors-related questions with Jack Armstrong in the latest edition of Ask Jack.

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Calderon’s Triple-Double Powers Raptors Past Rockets

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Top Plays:  Jonas & Sabonis | Ross Rejection | DeRozan Reverse Jam | Davis Facial| Calderon Crossover
Post Game: Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Alan Anderson | DeMar DeRozan | Jonas Valanciunas

TORONTO — Jose Calderon was holding court with a couple dozen reporters in the post-game locker-room when Kyle Lowry walked by and said “Good game Amigo.”

Calderon had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists — his second career triple-double — to lead the short-handed Raptors to a 103-96 victory over the ...

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Shorthanded Raptors Topped By Nets At ACC

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Top Plays: Ref Stuffs Hump | Ross Soars Over Brooks | Another Ross Slam | JV Strong Finish
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Ed Davis | DeMar DeRozan | Jonas Valanciunas

TORONTO – They didn’t earn the victory Wednesday, but the Toronto Raptors could at least see a break in the clouds that have been hanging over the team.

Ed Davis had a career-high 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead a short-handed but competitive Raptors squad in a 94-88 loss to the ...

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On The Rendezvous, Buzzards And Risk. Oh Yeah…And The Raptors

I grew up in Sarnia so long ago the Mayans hadn’t yet invented a calendar predicting the end of the world…any world.

Eccentrics enjoyed  a certain celebrity in southwestern Ontario towns. Television was considered a gateway to the starry network of four stations.  Detroit passed for our Emerald City.

Kids were more active then; not because of some inherent ambition or nobility but because our entertainment options were so limited you needed to get out of the house.

Around the corner beckoned The Rendezvous Grill, a hamburger joint with a jukebox and a ...

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Raptors End Road Trip Winless After Loss To Blazers

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Top Plays: DeRozan Drives & Dunks | Johnson Gets Ejected
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Amir Johnson | Andrea Bargnani

PORTLAND, Ore. — Injuries, an ejection and a dubious record.

The Portland Trail Blazers’ 92-74 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night had a little bit of everything.

Both sides were beset by injuries, with Portland missing starters Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum, and Toronto losing starters Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry during the game.

Then Toronto’s Amir Johnson punctuated his ejection from the ...

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Raptors Rocked By Jazz To Extend Road Woes

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Top Plays: Ross To DeRozan For Slam | DeRozan Takes Flight | Amir Hammers It Down |
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Andrea Bargnani | DeMar DeRozan

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah– The pregame talk was about 6-foot-11 centre Enes Kanter making his first career start for the Jazz.

But it was Utah’s “small” lineup that delivered the knockout blow in the second quarter, with the Jazz hitting five 3-pointers in a 3 1/2-minute span to set the tone ...

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