Raptors Grind Out Road Win Over Pacers

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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 ...

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

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

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Raptors Can’t Outlast Jazz In Triple-OT Thriller

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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 ...

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Second Quarter Sinks Raptors In Loss To Sixers

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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 ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Thunder

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 105 Wolves 86

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Full House At Practice As Season Opener Looms

It was all hands on deck for the Raptors at practice on Monday in a workout session head coach Dwane Casey described as the team’s last hard practice for a while.

A full complement of players might come as somewhat of a surprise given a pair of gruesome collisions that sent guards Jose Calderon and John Lucas III to the deck with leg injuries at Sunday’s intrasquad game, not to mention a poke to eye of DeMar DeRozan that sent him to the bench.

Yet all three were full participants on Monday ...

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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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Q & A With Alex Rucker – Pt. 2

Analytics suggest that both Landry Fields (left) and Kyle Lowry (right) should be solid additions to the Raptors. (Ron Turenne/NBAE)

The opportunity to sit and chat with Raptors Director of Analytics Alex Rucker is one I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Advanced stats isn’t a topic we’ve heard a lot about with relation to the Raptors over the years and Rucker has been a big part of its recent growth within the organization.

Part two of our recent Q & A focused some key additions to the club including ...

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Calderon Takes Time Out For Zambia

Jose Calderon’s greatest assist of the year may have come in August.

The Raptors point guard recently travelled to Zambia for a field visit, where he received a first-hand look at the work UNICEF is doing with the country’s education, water and sanitation programs.

José Manuel Calderón walks with Po, 9 years old, through his village in South of Zambia.  (UNICEF España/Zambia/2012).

For Calderon, visiting the African nation — where 80 per cent of the rural population lives below the poverty line — was a eye-opening experience and prompted him to speak ...

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More Trick Shots From Calderon

Yesterday, we shared a clever KIA commerical featuring Jose Calderon putting his free throw shooting proficiency on display (likely with a little CGI assistance). It turns out it’s actually a series of ads, with two more surfacing today.

How about a little behind-the-back, off-the-hood and in action?

… but my personal favourite has to be his self-deprecating take on his less than huge hops.

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