Wild One In The Windy City

 

What a game.

The final score simply will signify another loss in a season chock full of them for the Raptors, but Saturday’s 102-101 OT loss to the Bulls in Chicago was quite possibly the Raptors most memorable effort of the season.

Down a couple more key players in DeMar DeRozan and Jerryd Bayless, the Raptors eight-man rotation let it all hang out against the league’s top team on the road, in the second night of a back-to-back and in their fourth game in five nights.

“Our guys fought out there all night,” ...

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Top Tweets From Canadian Forces Night

 

Well said by #RTZ Tweet of the Night Winner @SoldOnStockdale, after a great night of recognition for the men and women of the Canadian Forces.

On court meanwhile, a familiar script continues for the Raptors, who once again learned the hard way that anything less than four quarters of solid basketball will typically not result in a “W” — especially against a contending unit like the league-leading Bulls.

Even without reigning MVP Derrick Rose in the lineup, Chicago put on an astounding display beginning at the nine-minute mark of the fourth quarter, ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bulls

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
CHI – C.J. Watson (G), Ronnie Brewer (G), Luol Deng (F), Carlos Boozer (F), Luol Deng (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (right hip pointer) – qusetionable
CHI – Richard Hamilton (right shoulder) – out, Luol Deng (left wrist) – day-to-day, Derrick Rose (right groin) – day-to-day, C.J. Watson (left ankle) – day-to-day

It’s a big night with the Eastern Conference leaders from Chicago in town, but the Raptors will also ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Knicks

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
NYK – Jeremy Lin (G), Landry Fields (G), Carmelo Anthony (F), Amar’e Stoudemire (F), Tyson Chandler (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – day-to-day
NYK – Baron Davis (strained right hamstrong) – questionable, Bill Walker (sore left elbow) – out

Calderon Back?: As you can see from the video above, barring a setback after a full practice on Monday, Jose Calderon is on track to return to the ...

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Life On The Second Bus – Newark

Leo Rautins and I look back on the Raptors’ win over the Cavaliers, ahead to tonight’s matchup against the Nets and we discuss a bracket-busting blow to Leo’s Syracuse Orangemen.

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Amir Johnson (C).
NJN – Jordan Farmar (G), Marshon Brooks (G), Deshawn Stevenson (F), Kris Humphries (F), Shelden Williams (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jose Calderon (right ankle sprain) – out
NJN – Damion James (right foot surgery) – out, Brook Lopez (sprained right ankle) ...

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Pre-Game With Andrea Bargnani

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Sitting Down With Amir Johnson

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Jonas Watch: Clowning Around…

Big thanks to @SMazalas who sent along more on the latest unique look for Raptors first-round pick Jonas Valanciunas pictured below, which he wore in support of Red Nose Day on a Lithuanian news broadcast.

“To be honest, I hadn’t heard about the Red Nose Day before, but I really liked the idea. It’s really nice to know that you can help the kids,” Valanciunas told LithuaniaBasketball.com. “It was fun. I’ll be back here in some twenty years.”

 

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Bargnani Returns To Practice With Raptors

After a lengthy absence from game action, Andrea Bargnani is almost back… for the second time.

Bargnani, who has missed the last 20 games after he aggravated a strained left calf injury in the Raptors’ double OT win in Utah on January 25th, confirmed it after Thursday’s practice at ACC. Depending on how he responds to the first practice and another on Friday, the team’s leading scorer should return either Saturday in Detroit or at ACC Sunday against the Bucks.

Bargnani’s second setback came well into a second game in as many ...

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Sitting Down With Leandro Barbosa

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