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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Breaking Down The Lottery From A Raptors Perspective

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We’re taking a look at all of the possibilities for the Raptors at the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday, May 30th (8 PM, TSN).

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Game Day: Raptors @ Heat

Last Time They Met: Heat 113, Raptors 101

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Probable Starters

TOR – Ben Uzoh (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C)
MIA – Mario Chalmers (G), Dwyane Wade (G), LeBron James (F), Chris Bosh (F), Ronny Turiaf (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (swollen right eye) – day-to-day, Linas Kleiza (sore right knee) – day-to-day, Jerryd Bayless (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Andrea Bargnani (sore left calf) – out,

MIA – None

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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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Game Day: Raptors @ Pacers

Last Time They Met: Pacers 95, Raptors 90

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
IND – Darren Collison (G), Paul George (G), Danny Granger (F), David West (F), Roy Hibbert (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Andrea Bargnani (left calf tightness) – day-to-day
IND – None

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Sitting Down With Aaron Gray

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Pre-Game With Jose Calderon

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Heat

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Linas Kleiza (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
MIA – Mario Chalmers (G), Dwyane Wade (G), LeBron James (F), Chris Bosh (F), Joel Anthony (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, J. Johnson – Upper respiratory infection (day-to-day)
MIA – Mike Miller – (sprained right ankle)

Last Time They Met: Raptors 89, Heat 95

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Casey A Witness of Tumult That Comes With Change

For someone who has lost twice as many games as he has won, Raptors coach Dwane Casey is drawing rave reviews.

The Raptors stand 17-34 but Casey’s mandate to install a new defensive-oriented mindset has taken root. The Raptors have lowered their points allowed to 95.26, down almost 10 points from last season.

Raptors.com writer Mike Ulmer spoke to the 54-year-old Casey about the agony of losing, the mechanics of improving players and what it was like to see the Ku Klux Klan as a seven-year-old in his tiny Morgantown, Ky. hometown.

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Nuggets

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
DEN – Ty Lawson (G), Aaron Afflalo (G), Wilson Chandler (F), Kenneth Faried (F), JaVale McGee (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, DeMar DeRozan (left ankle injury) – day-to-day
DEN – Andre Miller – (right shoulder separation) – day-to-day, Danilo Gallinari (left thumb fracture) – day-to-day, Rudy Fernandez (low back strain) – out

Last Time They Met: Raptors 81, Nuggets 96

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