Strong Fourth Quarter Powers Raptors Past Magic

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Nicholson Pre-Game
Top Plays: Bobble Like JV | Calderon To Johnson | Calderon Lobs For DeRozan | Block Party
Post Game: Casey | Casey | DeRozan | Valanciunas | Johnson | Calderon | McGuire

TORONTO – Jose Calderon helped the Toronto Raptors a key win — by getting Andrea Bargnani involved in the game early.

Calderon had 18 assists in Toronto’s 97-86 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday, while adding nine points of his own. Bargnani scored 17.

“I thought Andrea was ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | | | |

Casey Man In The Middle As Raps Battle Injuries

 

Now more than ever, Dwane Casey has to steer his young Raptors.

VIDEO: Latest Raptors Practice

Point guard Kyle Lowry: bruised bone in right foot. Out for a week or two but these things can drag on.

Swingman Alan Anderson: Partially torn plantar fascia tissue in left foot. Three to six weeks.

Landry Fields: Ulnar nerve damage in right elbow surgically repaired on Wednesday. No date for return.

As a wiseguy once said…“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”

Right now, in a way he never had to last season, Dwane Casey has ...

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | | |

Raptors Grind Out Road Win Over Pacers

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery
Top Plays: Valanciunas Putback Slam | Touchdown: Calderon | JV Rolls Hard To The Rim
Post Game: Casey | Calderon | DeRozan | Kleiza | Valanciunas | Johnson

INDIANAPOLIS –
The Toronto Raptors had all of the excuses in the world. The Indiana Pacers, on the other hand, didn’t.

Jose Calderon scored with 4:05 left in the first quarter to give Toronto a 19-17 lead and the Raptors led the rest of the way, holding on to beat the Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night to snap ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | | | |

The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Pacers (The Trouble With Triple-OT)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 140 Jazz 133 (3 OT)

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | | | |

Raptors Can’t Outlast Jazz In Triple-OT Thriller

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery
Top Plays: Clutch DeRozan Slam | Johnson To Davis | Amir Drops The Hammer | Lucas Ties It
Post Game: Highlights | Dwane Casey | DeMar DeRozan | Andrea Bargnani | Jose Calderon

Toronto (CP) — DeMar DeRozan had a few choice words for Al Jefferson when two tired teams trudged back onto the Air Canada Centre floor for the third overtime period Monday.

“I told him it was his fault we were playing,” DeRozan said, laughing.

Laughing was about all the Toronto Raptors guard could ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | | |

Second Quarter Sinks Raptors In Loss To Sixers

Related: Box | Photos | Devlin & Bargnani | Remembrance Day Ceremony | Olympians Honoured
Top Plays: DeRozan Reverse Slam | DeMar’s Double Spin | Bargnani Reverse | Big Buzzer Beater
Post Game: Highlights | Dwane Casey | DeMar DeRozan | Jose Calderon | Andrea Bargnani

Toronto (CP)– Same problem, different quarter.

Andrea Bargnani scored 23 points and DeMar DeRozan added 19 for the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, but their solid nights were spoiled by a horrendous second quarter en route to a 93-83 loss to Philadelphia 76ers.

“We haven’t put together ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | | | | |

Fields To Have Hand Examined

After the Raptors’ latest slow start against the Mavs, head coach Dwane Casey acknowledged that a change to his starting five would have to be a consideration.

Injury may make that a necessity for Saturday’s home matchup vs the Sixers on Saturday (7PM, TSN, FAN590).

Landry Fields, who has started at small forward in every game for the Raptors, visited a hand specialist on Friday to examine discomfort in his right hand that he’s reportedly been experiencing for weeks.

The third-year pro has clearly struggled with his offence to start the season ...

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | |

DeRozan Hitting His Stride And Pounding The Boards

DeMar DeRozan has become more aggressive all over the court in the early season.

DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors.

In the star-laden universe that is the NBA, real prominence means that people plug the player first, and the team second.

Perhaps in no other game does the personality of the team’s best player dictate how that team is perceived.

So the question is: is it DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors or the other way around?

“As long as my name is mentioned, I don’t care,” DeRozan said. “As long as I’m with ...

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | |

Slow Start Sinks Raptors In Road Loss To Mavs

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Ross |
Top Plays: JV’s Drive & Dunk | Jose To Amir | Amir To The Rack | More Highlights
Post Game: Highlights | Dwane Casey | Amir Johnson | DeMar DeRozan

Dallas (CP) — The Dallas Mavericks have found an early groove without some key players.

O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as the short-handed Mavericks won their third straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 109-104 Wednesday night.

The Mavericks, who jumped out to a 16-point lead early ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | | | | |

The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Mavericks (Back-to-Back Blues)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 88 Thunder 108

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | |