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Raptors Outlast Pistons For Fourth Straight Win

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Top Plays: JV Fakes & Slams | Pietrus Swats Monroe | Leaping Linas | Big Davis Block
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TORONTO (CP) — The doom and gloom that surrounded the Toronto Raptors just a week ago feels like a distant memory.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Jose Calderon added 17 assists as the Raptors won their fourth straight for the first time in over two years with a 97-91 victory ...

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Raptors Use Balanced Effort Against Mavs To End Slide

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Top Plays: Pietrus With A Prayer | Remarkable Ross Dunk | DeRozan’s Swat
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TORONTO  — Whatever sense of relief the Toronto Raptors enjoyed Friday, coach Dwane Casey warned the feeling would be brief.

Linas Kleiza drained 20 points — 12 of them coming from four three-pointers in the fourth-quarter — as the Raptors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 95-74 to end an ugly six-game losing skid.

But ...

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Raptors Collapse In Fourth To Clippers In LA

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers were lacking energy through three quarters. Their backups came in and changed the game again.

Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Clippers defeated Toronto 102-83 on Sunday to win their sixth in a ...

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Lithuania Heading To Summer Games…

Lithuania grabbed one of the final three spots at the London 2012 Olympics with a 109-83 semifinal win over the Domincan Republic on Saturday and a pair of Raptors figured prominently in the victory.

First up is Jonas Valanciunas, the Raptors’ fifth overall selection from 2011 who is expected to join the Raptors this fall. Valanciunas may not have had his finest three-game stretch building up to the final match (including some persistent foul trouble), but he saved his best for last with a potent 17-point, seven-rebound performance against the Dominican ...

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Valanciunas, Kleiza Head To Houston With Lithuanian Team

It’s been all draft all the time the last couple of weeks, but let’s not forget about what a big summer of international basketball it’s going to be for some Raptors. Andrea Bargnani will not be a part of the Italian team aiming to qualify for the next EuroBasket tournament, but Jose Calderon will play a key role in Spain’s quest for gold at the Olympic Games and DeMar DeRozan gets a taste of the international stage with the U.S. Select Team.

But keep an eye on Lithuania, where both Linas ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Celtics

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
BOS – Rajon Rondo (G), Avery Bradley (G), Paul Pierce (F), Brandon Bass (F), Kevin Garnett (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Andrea Bargnani (left calf tightness) – out, Jose Calderon (cut, right eye) – game-time decision
BOS – Jermaine O’Neal (right wrist surgery) – out, Ray Allen (sore right ankle) – day-to-day

Last Time They Met: Celtics 74, Raptors 86

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Davis A Bright Spot In A Tough Loss

Dwane Casey hasn’t been consistently satisfied with what he’s seen from Ed Davis over the course of this of his first season coaching the Raptors, but he likes what he’s seen of late.

“He’s made a lot of progress as a matter of fact,” said Casey prior to the Raptors 93-75 loss to the Sixers at ACC. “The last two or three weeks to the last month, there’s some pep in his step.”

That continued on Wednesday, as the second-year forward powered his way to his finest performance of the season, with ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards

Last Time They Met: Raptors 108, Wizards 111 (OT)

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Linas Kleiza (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
WAS – John Wall (G), Jordan Crawford (G), Chris Singleton (F), Trevor Booker (F), Nene (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out
WAS – Rashard Lewis (sore left knee)- out, Andray Blatche (conditioning)- out, Nene (plantar fasciitis, left foot)-day-to-day, Trevor Booker (plantar fasciitis, left foot)-day-to-day

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Raptors In The Zone Late To Outlast Nuggets At ACC

Some quick hits on a solid 105-96 win for the Raptors over the Nuggets at ACC on Wednesday.

Bargnani Back?: This was a resurgent effort for Andrea Bargnani with 26 points on 50 per cent shooting from the field. He was aggressive going to the rim early, which helped get him to the line 12 times on the night. He also surpassed 6,000 points for his NBA career by the second quarter, becoming just the fourth player in franchise history to do so.

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