Gay, DeRozan Power Raptors Past Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (CP) — Rick Adelman’s milestone will have to wait — for another day at least.

Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan made sure about that.

Gay had 26 points and five rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a rare road victory in the West, 95-93 over the Timberwolves on Friday night.

DeRozan had 25 points and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and seven assists for the Raptors, who beat the Timberwolves for the 16th time in 17 games and prevented Adelman from recording his 1,000th win as coach.

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Big Third Quarter Powers Raptors Past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) — Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors are out of the playoff picture and have just 10 games left before their season ends. That doesn’t mean they’re going to go quietly.

Gay scored 19 of his 21 points during a dominant third quarter and the Raptors ended a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Toronto led 46-45 at the break and took control by outscoring the Pistons 23-5 in the first eight minutes of the third period.

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Anderson’s Career Night Not Enough As Raptors Edged By Knicks

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TORONTO – Alan Anderson hit a career high but wasn’t in the mood for celebrating Friday.

The Raptors journeyman poured in 20 of his career-high 35 points in the third quarter Friday night, but Toronto dropped a 99-94 decision to the Knicks for their third straight loss.

“It feels really good personally but when you can’t get the win, you wish you did a little bit more,” Anderson said afterward.

The Raptors didn’t have long to lament the loss. Both teams then departed the Air Canada Centre for the airport to head ...

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Raptors Can’t Come Back Against Bobcats In Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CP) — Gerald Henderson is enjoying the best streak of his four-year NBA career, and the Charlotte Bobcats are playing better, too.

Henderson turned in another solid all-around game, Byron Mullens scored 25 points and the Bobcats beat the Toronto Raptors 107-101 on Wednesday night to win consecutive games for the first time since mid-November.

Henderson scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and added seven rebounds and five assists. The soon-to-be restricted free agent is averaging 22.7 points on 50 per cent shooting in his last seven games, including ...

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Casey On The Double-Edged Sword With Development

Call it the downside of development.

One day after his team’s drubbing at the hands of the Celtics in Boston, head coach Dwane Casey reflected on the “double-edged sword” that comes into play with the Raptors’ current situation after Thursday’s practice. Namely, that valuable wisdom a player like Jonas Valanciunas is going to gain on the floor against the likes of Kevin Garnett, will likely be hard won and contribute to scores like Wednesday’s result (particularly against veteran clubs like the Celtics).

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Raptors Roughed Up By Celtics In Boston

BOSTON (CP) — Kevin Garnett received his standing ovation in the second quarter, then joined Boston’s fans when they returned to their feet for Paul Pierce.

Garnett and Pierce added to their growing list of accomplishments with significant moves up the list of NBA career scoring leaders Wednesday in the Celtics’ 112-88 rout of the Toronto Raptors.

Garnett passed Jerry West for 15th all-time and Pierce joined him in the top 20 scorers in league history when he passed Charles Barkley for No. 20.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Celtics

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Cavs 96, Raptors 100

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Raptors Hang On To Beat Cavaliers At ACC

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors had every reason to blow Sunday’s game.

Short-handed and tired after travelling through the night following Friday’s crushing loss in Los Angeles, coach Dwane Casey told his team at halftime he wouldn’t accept any excuses.

The Raptors listened, with Amir Johnson leading the way with 17 points and a career-tying 16 rebounds, to rally from a 17-point deficit to top the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96

“It was like day and night, and I expected it just because of the schedule,” Casey said of the Raptors’ horrible first ...

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Ask Jack: Troubling Trends & Developing Rooks

Remember, you can always send us questions for the next edition of ‘Ask Jack’ via twitter by including #RTZAsks.

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Raptors Prep For Lakers In LA

Fresh off the Raptors’ win over the Suns in game three of their four-game road trip, the team held practice on the campus of UCLA on Thursday as they prepared for the Lakers on Friday in Staples Center.

Head coach Dwane Casey continued to laud his team’s defensive approach in Phoenix, but readily admitted that Friday’s meeting with a Lakers team battling for a playoff berth will be a completely different animal.

Sebastian Telfair had his first significant minutes as a Raptor against his former team in Phoenix and made the most ...

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