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

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Ask Jack – November 3, 2012

Jack’s talking Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas and who might bring it off the bench for the Raptors in the season’s first edition of Ask Jack…

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Lowry Helps Raptors Top Wolves For First Win

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Top Plays: Fields Cut & Slam | DeRozan Tip In | Pick-and-Roll Pefection
Post Game: Highlights | Dwane Casey | Kyle Lowry | DeMar DeRozan | Alan Anderson | Amir Johnson

November 4, 2012

TORONTO (CP) — One seriously sloppy half was too much for the Minnesota Timberwolves to overcome.

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 22 points, Alan Anderson had 18 and the Toronto Raptors earned their first victory of the season Sunday night, […]

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What To Make Of The Raptors’ Preseason Record?

After a practice Dwane Casey described as just “so-so” on Wednesday, the Raptors head coach wondered aloud if his team’s 5-1 record in exhibition play was a root cause.

“We still have a lot of work to do. We practised today like ‘OK, we’ve arrived and you can already pencil in [playoffs].’ No. We’re nowhere near that.”

At the risk of going all Herm Edwards, you play to win the game and for a team that hasn’t amassed a ton of W’s the last two seasons, positive preseason momentum has more value […]

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Bargnani, Davis Limited In Thursday’s Practice

The revolving door of minor preseason injuries continues for the Raptors. In terms of good news, rookie swingman Terrence Ross was a full participant at practice on Thursday after sitting out of Wednesday’s win against the Wizards with a sore left knee.

But gain one healthy body, go down two more as Andrea Bargnani (left calf contusion) and Ed Davis (lower body soreness) were limited in what they could do on Thursday.

Bargnani took a hit from an unidentified Wizard to the same calf that sidelined him for so much of last […]

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Lowry Poised To Return Against Wizards

Barring some kind of setback, it appears newly-acquired point guard Kyle Lowry will play in Wednesday’s preseason matchup with the Washington Wizards at ACC (7 PM ET, NBATV Canada).

Lowry has been sidelined with a strained adductor muscle since the end of the team’s training camp in Halifax but after going through the team’s last two practices, seems ready to see his first preseason action. Hear more from Lowry about his imminent return below, plus more from head coach Dwane Casey, who spoke about his new look at point guard and […]

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Raptors Training Camp Recap: Day Four

Thursday was the final day of training camp at the Canada Games Centre for the Raptors and we’ve got video from after the morning session.

Head coach Dwane Casey expressed that he was much more satisfied with Thursday’s practice than the lone session on Wednesday, particularly in terms of the Raptors’ execution at the offensive end. We’ve got more from Casey, plus Ed Davis on his first proper training camp experience and director of sports science Alex McKechnie with a brief update on Jonas Valanciunas.

The Raptors finish their stay here on […]

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An Early Setback For Valanciunas

Breath easy Raptors fans, Jonas Valanciunas is expected to be OK.

That was the news from the team’s latest voluntary workout on Monday, after it was revealed that the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft suffered a left calf strain during a shooting drill at Air Canada Centre on Saturday.

“He was here shooting Saturday morning with [assistant coach] Scott Roth, he went up to go into his shot and he felt something pop,” Dwane Casey told the media on Monday. “Your first thought is that it was his achilles […]

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End Of Season Begins A New Chapter For Raptors

Full Season-Ending News Conference Playlists: Bryan Colangelo | Dwane Casey | Raptors Players

There is no blueprint without a beginning.

There can be no beginning without a careful study of a blueprint.

That’s where the Toronto Raptors are right now. They have a blueprint. As of last night’s win over New Jersey, they have their beginning.

This was a different kind of end of season. No one said the club was better than their record. No one is kidding themselves about a quick entry into the league elite. The club finished 23-43.

But […]

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Top #RTZ Tweets From Fanapalooza

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