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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 Collapse In Fourth To Clippers In LA

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & DeRozan Pre-Game
Top Plays: Colangelo Joins Broadcast | DeRozan Deep Three | Lowry To DeRozan | DeRozan After Whistle
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Amir Johnson | DeMar DeRozan | Andrea Bargnani

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers were lacking energy through three quarters. Their backups came in and changed the game again.

Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a ...

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DeRozan Pre-Game Interview…

DeMar DeRozan is back in LA and sits down with me before the Raptors visit the Clippers (3 PM, TSN, FAN590).

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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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Raptors Struggles Continue In Road Loss To Kings

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Top Plays: JV Upfake & Slam | Davis With The Follow Up | Air France Takes Off | Davis Over Johnson
Post Game:  Game Highlights | Casey | DeRozan | Davis | Lowry

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Tyreke Evans has been a solid scorer throughout his four-year NBA career. Still, the one thing he’s always lacked is a consistent outside shot.

Evans made two consecutive 3-pointers late in the game and teammate DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the struggling ...

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Raptors Can’t Dig Out Against Nuggets In Denver

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Top Plays: JV Monster Slam | Jonas Over JaVale | Big Davis Block | Late Ross Slam | DeRozan ‘And 1′
Post Game: Game Highlights | Casey | Lowry | Valanciunas | DeRozan | Bargnani

DENVER– The Denver Nuggets were running, dunking and cruising to a laugher of a win midway through the fourth quarter.

Six minutes later they walked off the court more relieved than happy after withstanding a desperate rally by Toronto.

Corey Brewer scored 19 points, JaVale McGee ...

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Raptors Hold Off Suns At Home To End Slide

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Top Plays: Amir’s Late Slam | Memories Of Drake | Lowry At The Buzzer | More
Post Game: Game Highlights | Casey | Calderon | DeRozan | Bargnani | Johnson

TORONTO — Dwane Casey walked into the post-game press conference and plunked down a bottle of Gatorade on the podium.

The coach joked that he didn’t drink beer, so Gatorade was his post-game celebratory drink of choice.

The beleaguered Toronto Raptors finally had something to celebrate Friday, beating the Phoenix Suns 101-97 ...

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Raptors Fall Apart After Halftime Against Grizzlies

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Ross Pre-Game
Top Plays: Kleiza’s Strong ‘And 1′ | Ross Protects The Rim
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | DeRozan | Kleiza | Ross

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies turned up the defensive pressure, and turned a close game into a rout.

The Grizzlies held Toronto to 31 per cent shooting and forced 11 turnovers in the second half to pull away and beat the Raptors 103-82 on Wednesday night for their third straight win.

“Our defence was overwhelming in ...

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