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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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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Sitting Down With DeMar DeRozan

 

 

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Looking Ahead To Raptors – Wizards

Akil and I take a look ahead to tonight’s game, as the Raptors aim for a second win in three games against the Wizards.

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Shorthanded Raptors Crush Nets

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You can count Sunday’s convincing road win against the Nets as a high point in a season that’s bound to filled with more than a few peaks and valleys.

Whether it was winning without Andrea Bargnani and Leandro Barbosa, the reconfigured starting five, a possible breakout game for DeMar DeRozan or finishing a lengthy trip with a winning record, you had plenty to say about it in our nightly #RTZ chat on Twitter.

Top 10 #RTZ tweets - Raptors @ Nets

@jonathansunio: I’m liking the smaller lineup for the #Raptors. They are quicker and ...

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My Christmas Wishes For The Toronto Raptors

Hello!!!!! Happy Holidays!! The Big Man in the Red Suit is on his way and I’m hopeful he makes a stop on Bay Street in Toronto in his travels.

Here’s what I’d like for him to bring to our beloved Raps. Hoping you and your families have a wonderful and peaceful Holiday season. All the BEST in 2012!!

BRYAN COLANGELO & STAFF: Patience. Plan your work and work your plan. Stick to your guns and see the process through. Might be some bumps along the way this season but keep your eye ...

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