Big Third Quarter Powers Raptors Past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) — Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors are out of the playoff picture and have just 10 games left before their season ends. That doesn’t mean they’re going to go quietly.

Gay scored 19 of his 21 points during a dominant third quarter and the Raptors ended a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Toronto led 46-45 at the break and took control by outscoring the Pistons 23-5 in the first eight minutes of the third period.

DeMar DeRozan also had ...

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Raptors Fall To Hawks For Fifth Straight Defeat

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors beat a hasty retreat from the post-game locker-room without saying much on Wednesday.

Jonas Valanciunas said what they didn’t need to.

“That was bad,” the rookie Raptor said.

Valanciunas scored a team-high 19 points but Toronto completely fell apart in the fourth quarter en route to an ugly 107-88 loss to Atlanta that clinched the Hawks’ sixth consecutive playoff appearance and had Air Canada Centre fans booing the home team off the court.

“They got away so quick in the fourth quarter. I don’t know what happened,” ...

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Pre-Game With Alan Anderson At ACC

I sat down with Alan Anderson before the Raptors face the Hawks at Air Canada Centre (7PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Hawks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 84 Knicks 110

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Gay May Still Play And More From Monday’s Practice

Rudy Gay’s season may not be over yet.

Head coach Dwane Casey acknowledged over the weekend that shutting down the high-scoring small forward could be discussed if Gay’s jammed back didn’t respond well to therapy. Consider the early response a positive one as Gay participated in Monday’s practice at ACC and any talk of ending his season was off the table.

“Rudy went through practice today, what he could, and the back is loosening up, so there’s going to be no talk of shutting him down and it’s just going to be ...

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Raptors Fall In Second Game Of Home-And-Home To Knicks

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NEW YORK (CP) _ Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, Kenyon Martin had another big game against Toronto, and the New York Knicks finished off a home-and-home sweep of the Raptors with a 110-84 victory Saturday night.

J.R. Smith added 25 points for the Knicks, who beat the Raptors for the second straight night and won their fourth consecutive game. Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds, a night after he had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Knicks’ victory in Toronto that clinched a playoff berth.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Knicks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Knicks 99 Raptors 94

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Life On The Second Bus: New York

We’ve arrive in New York City, where the Raptors complete a home-and-home series with the Knicks on Saturday at MSG (7:30 PM ET, SNET1, FAN590).

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Anderson’s Career Night Not Enough As Raptors Edged By Knicks

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TORONTO – Alan Anderson hit a career high but wasn’t in the mood for celebrating Friday.

The Raptors journeyman poured in 20 of his career-high 35 points in the third quarter Friday night, but Toronto dropped a 99-94 decision to the Knicks for their third straight loss.

“It feels really good personally but when you can’t get the win, you wish you did a little bit more,” Anderson said afterward.

The Raptors didn’t have long to lament the loss. Both teams then departed the Air Canada Centre for the airport to head ...

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Johnson Is Raptors’ Perpetual Motion Machine

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They don’t quite know the details but Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan insist they are family.

“We haven’t put it out there before but we are definitely related,” DeRozan was saying this week.

“It’s true,” said Johnson. “Cousins. By marriage.”

The particulars of the connection are a little hazy. Neither DeRozan or Johnson are quite clear as to who married whose whomever but both men are enthusiastic about the idea and keen to get confirmation from family elders soon.

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