Game Day: Raptors @ Grizzlies

Akil Augustine, Kat Stefankiewicz and I look ahead to Raptors – Grizzlies tonight in Memphis, Sunday’s intrasquad game at Casino Rama, a big home opener against the Pacers on Halloween and much more.

Game Notes | Last Time They Met: Raptors 114 – Grizzlies 110 (OT)

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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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Game Day: Raptors vs. Nuggets

NBA.com Preview | Game Notes

Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
DEN – Ty Lawson (G), Aaron Afflalo (G), Wilson Chandler (F), Kenneth Faried (F), JaVale McGee (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – day-to-day
DEN – Andre Miller – (right shoulder separation) – day-to-day, Danilo Gallinari (left thumb fracture) – day-to-day, Rudy Fernandez (low back strain) – out

Last Time They Met: Raptors 81, Nuggets 96

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Raptors Disappear Early In Latest Meeting With Magic

The Raptors’ search for consistency continues as Monday’s disappointing 117-101 blowout loss to the Orlando Magic comes hot on the heels of two of their finest consecutive efforts of the season.

Injuries? To be sure. But the absences of DeMar DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless weren’t an excuse Saturday when the Raptors pushed the league-leading Bulls to the limit in an overtime road loss. The Raptors even had Bayless back briefly for this one, with the guard putting up six points and four assists in a hurry before a flare up […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Magic

NBA.com Preview | Game Notes

Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
ORL – Jameer Nelson (G), Jason Richardson (G), Hedo Turkoglu (F), Ryan Anderson (F), Dwight Howard(C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – day-to-day, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – day-to-day
ORL – None

Last Time They Met: Raptors 88, Magic 92

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Wild One In The Windy City

 

What a game.

The final score simply will signify another loss in a season chock full of them for the Raptors, but Saturday’s 102-101 OT loss to the Bulls in Chicago was quite possibly the Raptors most memorable effort of the season.

Down a couple more key players in DeMar DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless, the Raptors eight-man rotation let it all hang out against the league’s top team on the road, in the second night of a back-to-back and in their fourth game in five nights.

“Our guys fought out there all night,” […]

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One-On-One With Jerryd Bayless

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Game Day: Raptors @ Knicks

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
NYK – Jeremy Lin (G), Landry Fields (G), Carmelo Anthony (F), Amar’e Stoudemire (F), Tyson Chandler (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – day-to-day
NYK – Baron Davis (strained right hamstrong) – questionable, Bill Walker (sore left elbow) – out

Calderon Back?: As you can see from the video above, barring a setback after a full practice on Monday, Jose Calderon is on track to return to the […]

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Ask Jack: March 16, 2012

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Jack Armstrong has answers to more of your recent Raptors questions.

We’ll be asking Jack more of your questions very soon. Submit them below or vote other ones up and down and he’ll answer a few every week. Don’t forget to include your name with your question so Jack can personalize his response to you.

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Top Tweets After A Tough Collapse In Charlotte

Delayed and cancelled flights, building evacuations after false alarms and soggy uniforms are insignificant issues in the grand scheme, but squeeze all that into a short span between NBA games on a back-to-back and you’ve got enough factors to seriously disrupt a pro athlete’s sanctified game day routine.

Despite all those pitfalls, the Raptors’ still managed to start Saturday’s contest against the Bobcats red hot and when coupled with their furious finish, fatigue was pretty much out as a potential excuse.

Much like in Memphis, turnovers (24) and a significant difference in […]

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