Game Winner From Gay Lifts Raptors Over Pacers In OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Rudy Gay is making a difference in Toronto, and the Raptors couldn’t be happier with their newest player.

Gay rediscovered his shooting touch in time to score 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday night. He hit a 17-foot jumper with 1.7 seconds left in the extra period to send the Raptors past the Indiana Pacers 100-98.

“He definitely gives our team a lift. He’s a closer, you know?” forward Amir Johnson said. “That’s something we’ve been missing.”

A week ago, Gay was in ...

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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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Pre-Game With DeRozan At ACC

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a strong performance agaisnt the Miami Heat and I sat down with him prior to the Raptors matchup against the Celtics at ACC (7PM, Sportsnet, FAN590).

 

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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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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat (Super Sunday)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 98 Clippers 73

 

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Gay Shines In Debut As Raptors Rout Clippers At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — It took all of couple of minutes for Rudy Gay to breathe new hope into Toronto Raptors fans.

Two minutes after the team’s newest player checked in to the Raptors’ 98-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, the explosive small forward took flight for a huge alley-oop dunk from DeMar DeRozan. Twenty seconds later, DeRozan found a sprinting Gay again.

Another big dunk, another roar of approval from the capacity crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre.

“DeMar is a great player, he’s by far the best ...

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Raptors Defence Proves Porous In Home Loss To Warriors

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TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Gray’s big night wasn’t enough to rescue the flu-ravaged Toronto Raptors.

The centre had a career-high 22 points Monday, but the Golden State Warriors pulled away late for a 114-102 victory over Toronto.

“They’re a much improved team, we feel like we can compete with teams like that, but tonight we just couldn’t stop anybody,” said Gray, who also had 10 rebounds. “They scored way too many points, that’s not the identity we want to have.

“It’s hard to beat teams when they score 114.”

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Raptors Collapse Against Cavs Capped By Irving’s Triple

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Related: Devlin & Thompson Pre-Game | Garbajosa At ACC
Top Plays: Fields Finds Davis | Big Acy Block | Amir’s Late Slam| More Highlights
Post Game: Game Highlights| Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Amir Johnson

TORONTO (CP) —  The Raptors had their hands full with Kyrie Irving all game long, but it was the almost lackadaisical three he drained in the blink of an eye that completely ruined Toronto’s night.

Cleveland’s all-star point guard hit a three with 0.9 seconds left as part of a 32-point performance, and the Cavaliers edged ...

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The #RTZ Show (Basketball Night In Canada)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 97 Magic 95

 

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DeRozan Hits Game-Winner To Lift Raptors Over Magic

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Top Plays: DeRozan’s Game Winner  | DeMar With Authority | Big Amir Block | More Highlights
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ORLANDO, Fla. (CP) — Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey believes the next step for his team is to work on developing its identity, preferably one seeded in toughness.

He’s hoping a four-game season sweep of the Magic can serve as the first step in that mission.

After watching one of their best ...

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