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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Raptors Topped 112-98 By Nuggets At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey knows his starters can’t play the entire game.

After Sunday’s 112-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets, he probably wishes they could.

The Nuggets reserves outscored their Raptors counterparts 72-16 as Denver pulled away in the fourth quarter.

“Our bench has got to give us something,” Casey said after Toronto lost its third straight. “Our guys (starters) can’t play for 48 (minutes), so we’ve got to get production from our bench.

“The guys coming in have got ...

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Raptors Aim To Keep Rolling In Denver

Projected Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F),  Ed Davis (F), Aaron Gray (C).
DEN– Ty Lawson  (G), Andre Miller (G), Danilo Gallinari (F), Nene (F), Timofey Mozgov (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – Out
DEN – Aaron Afflalo (right groin strain) -  day-to-day, DeMarre Carroll (left hamstring strain) – day-to-day, Rudy Fernandez (right Achilles tendon strain) -  day-to-day, Ty Lawson (left ankle sprain) – day-to-day.

Here’s what we’ve got an eye on tonight as the Raptors try for a third straight win against the ...

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