Raptors End Drought In Denver With Win Over Nuggets

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DENVER (CP) – Toronto coach Dwane Casey wasn’t ready to celebrate after the Raptors ended a decade-long drought in Denver. He was too upset about his team’s lacklustre finish.

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 18 and Toronto, after opening a 25-point lead, settled for a 100-90 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night.

“We will take the ‘W,’ but it was not a quality finish,” Casey said. “I let the players know I was disappointed in the close. You can’t come in and ...

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Dunking Like A Ross…

Thoughts from an amazing night in Houston for Terrence Ross, your 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Champion:

– When Saturday’s judging panel was introduced, it was tough not to nod your head at the names involved. Rudy Tomjanovic, Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo aren’t just local legends in Houston — they’re some all-time NBA greats.

But as @ParmB tweeted, there was only one former dunk contestant among them (Drexler, who participated numerous times back in the 80’s), which might have explained a rather odd start to judging. Think ...

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