Raptors Open Preseason With Win Over Kings

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VANCOUVER (CP) _ DeMar DeRozan dribbled around opponents and drove to the basket with grace and ease Sunday night.

If the Toronto Raptors hope to head into this season riding the momentum built during last season’s playoff run, it appears DeRozan already is.

The Raptors all-star scored 21 points in 21 minutes to lead the Raptors to a 99-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings in their pre-season opener as the NBA returned to Vancouver for one day.

“Efficient,” said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. “He’s smart, under control, he really did a good job ...

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Raptors Clip Kings

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MacKenzie: No Rust From Ross In Return | Photos | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

TORONTO (CP) – The game marked the return of Rudy Gay, but the night belonged to the Toronto Raptors.

Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-87 victory over Sacramento on Friday, the Kings’ first visit since the mammoth seven-player deal in December that sent Gay to the west coast.

A month after the Kings manhandled Toronto in Sacramento, the Raptors turned the tables on their visitors, putting their personal feelings aside and showing just how much they’ve ...

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Raptors Can’t Catch Kings In First Meeting Since Big Trade

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rudy Gay said he didn’t harbour a sense of revenge Wednesday night facing his former team  the Toronto Raptors for the first time since a December trade.

His numbers said it all.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Gay added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Kings held off the Raptors in the fourth quarter for a 109-101 victory.

The Dec. 9 trade brought Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to Sacramento in exchange for Patterson, John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Kings

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Matt Devlin looks ahead to familiar faces squaring off tonight in Sacramento (10 PM ET, Sportsnet, TSN 1050).

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