The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Hawks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Nets 87 Raptors 93

NOTE: Tonight’s game against the Hawks has been changed to an 8 PM ET start and will air on TNT in addition to TSN2.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Bulls

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Bulls 98

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Valanciunas Could Be Back Friday

The play of rookie Jonas Valanciunas has been a bright spot for the Raptors.

Even when he isn’t around people are talking about Jonas Valanciunas.

Valanciunas missed practice yesterday to have his injured neck examined as the Raptors prepared for their Friday date against Chicago.

Valanciunas hurt his neck Tuesday against the Bulls but Raptors coach Dwane Casey said it’s possible the Lithuanian rookie could be back in the lineup in time for Friday’s rematch.

“It’s not as bad as we first thought,” Casey said. “Right now he’s still in the soft brace. He’ll be a game-time decision for Friday but if it’s anywhere close we won’t […]

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Raptors Build Big Lead & Hang On For Road Win Over Bulls

CHICAGO (CP) — There wasn’t much Rudy Gay could do except shrug off the collision and hope his teammate wasn’t seriously injured.

The fact that Jonas Valanciunas left the court on a gurney with a neck injury sure did take the shine off a wild win, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 101-98 on Tuesday night.

Gay added 19 but collided with Valanciunas during a scramble in the closing seconds, resulting in a neck injury for the Raptors’ centre and an overnight stay for […]

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Valanciunas Suffers “Whiplash-Type Injury” Against Bulls

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Rookie centre Jonas Valanciunas suffered a whiplash-type injury in the final seconds of the Raptors’ 101-98 road win over the Bulls on Tuesday night and was sent to Chicago’s Rush Presbyterian Hospital for further precautionary testing.

That was the word from team officials after the scary play in the game’s final seconds saw Valanciunas take an accidental elbow from teammate Rudy Gay in the head/neck area following a jump ball. The rookie instantly grabbed the back of his neck and appeared to be in pain, before somehow getting up to attempt […]

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Monster March For Jonas Valanciunas

Take a closer look at the numbers that helped Raptors rookie centre Jonas Valanciunas earn Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honours for March.

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Ask Jack: Rules Changes & Projecting JV

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Jack Armstrong is talking about the future for Jonas Valanciunas, the real Landry Fields and possible rule changes on the latest ‘Ask Jack’.

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Slow Start Buries Raptors In Latest Loss To Bucks

MILWAUKEE (CP) — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to lock up their playoff spot quickly, and Monta Ellis made sure they did.

Ellis had 22 points, nine assists and six steals, and the Bucks clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with a 100-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

“It feels great,” Ellis said. “We needed this game tonight. We knew how big it was for us. Now we can start getting focused on finishing the season, trying to go in a positive direction and get ready for […]

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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.

“We’re just learning more […]

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Life On The Second Bus: Minneapolis

Jack Armstrong, Leo Rautins and I discuss the recent play of Jonas Valanciunas and look ahead to the start of a three-game road trip against the Timberwolves (8 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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