Raptors Start Fast, Hold On Against Pistons


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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) – Kyle Lowry picked up his fifth foul at around the midway point of the fourth quarter then was called for his sixth 20 seconds later.

It was the type of mistake that could prove costly for Toronto in the playoffs, but this time the Raptors were able to overcome it.

DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors tied a franchise record for victories with a 116-107 win over the Detroit Pistons […]

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Raptors Stop Pistons At Home


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TORONTO (CP) _ A half-time message woke up the Raptors on a night when Toronto found itself sleepwalking against the struggling Detroit Pistons.

“We pretty much said, ‘This is a must-win game,”’ Amir Johnson said after Toronto trailed Detroit by four at the break but finished with a 112-91 win Wednesday.

“We had to go out and take it. We did that.”

After Johnson and DeMar DeRozan started the game cold, their teammates kept things close and allowed a second-half turnaround to take […]

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Raptors Fade In Fourth, Falling 108-98 To Pistons


TORONTO (CP)_Fans in Toronto have been known to show their rancour when ex- Raptors make their return, but that wasn’t the case for Jose Calderon.

Unlike the boos that regularly rain down on former Toronto stars Chris Bosh or Vince Carter, Calderon was showered with adulation prior to the Detroit Pistons’ 108-98 comeback victory over Toronto on Monday.

Calderon had 19 points and nine assists for Detroit in his first game back since being traded in a three-team deal that brought Rudy Gay to Toronto from the Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 30.

But […]

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