Game Day: Raptors vs. Bobcats

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
CHA – D.J. Augustin (G), Gerald Henderson (G), Corey Maggette (F), Tyrus Thomas (F), Bismack Biyombo (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – day-to-day
CHA – None

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s what I’m keeping an eye on tonight as the Raptors close out a back-to-back against the Bobcats in Charlotte.

Monitoring Il Mago: Andrea Bargnani logged 39 minutes last night in yesterday’s OT win over the Grizzlies, easily […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Grizzlies

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
MEM – Mike Conley (G), Tony Allen (G), Rudy Gay (F), Marreese Speights (F), Marc Gasol (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – day-to-day
MEM – Darrell Arthur (torn right Achilles) – out for the season, Zach Randolph (torn right MCL) – day‐to‐day

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Raptors Continue Recent Roll Against Cavs

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Our #RTZ Tweet of the Night winner @IamRemo got his wish with plenty to like from a Raptors perspective following Tuesday’s 96-88 win in Cleveland.

The victory wasn’t without its flaws — particularly in the early going — but what the Raptors lacked in consistency they more than made up for with effort, balance and a healthy dose of those “winning plays” we’ve heard heard coach Dwane Casey refer to so often this season.

When a bucket was needed late for the Raptors to avoid a potential collapse, there was Andrea Bargnani […]

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Life On The Second Bus – Newark

Leo Rautins and I look back on the Raptors’ win over the Cavaliers, ahead to tonight’s matchup against the Nets and we discuss a bracket-busting blow to Leo’s Syracuse Orangemen.

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
NJN – Jordan Farmar (G), Marshon Brooks (G), Deshawn Stevenson (F), Kris Humphries (F), Shelden Williams (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – out
NJN – Damion James (right foot surgery) – out, Brook Lopez (sprained right ankle) […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
CLE– Kyrie Irving (G), Anthony Parker (G), Alonzo Gee (F), Antawn Jamison (F), Ryan Hollins (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – out
CLE – Anderson Varejao (right wrist fracture) – out.

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Second-Half Turnaround Powers Raptors Past Warriors

The Raptors received what’s hopefully a lasting lesson in how solid, energetic defence can keep you afloat with an 83-75 win over the Warriors at ACC.

“We found a a way and we did it with our defence,” said Dwane Casey post-game. “There are going to be nights where you can’t buy a bucket, but that is when you have to dig in and trust your defence and we did.”

It certainly wasn’t consistent, as the Raptors came out flat and hit the break trailing 47-38. But Casey proceeded to challenge his […]

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Reeling Raptors Return To Practice At ACC

The Raptors were back on the practice court on Thursday – a January rarity for Dwane Casey and his team during a month of the schedule loaded with back-to-backs and unforgiving travel.

“Practices are precious,” said Casey on Thursday. “This is the second one we’ve had [this week] and it’s going to help us. Going into a [hotel] ballroom and walking through stuff as a young team just doesn’t simulate the game speed and the veteran savvy of a team like Boston or tomorrow night like Portland.”

Casey said he treated Thursday’s […]

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