Pre-Game With Lucas At ACC

John Lucas III is coming off a big 19-point performance in a Raptors win and sat down with me before they take on the Denver Nuggets at ACC (7PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Nuggets

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Hornets 89 Raptors 102

 

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Ross Ready To Soar At Slam Dunk Contest

It’s been 25 years but Raptors coach Dwane Casey can access the moment in a heartbeat.

The year is 1988 and Casey is an assistant to coach Eddie Sutton at the University of Kentucky. Shawn Kemp, a six-foot-eleven forward destined to be an NBA All-Star soars for a dunk in an exhibition game against a touring Russian team.

“They had a big kid, a seven plus,” Casey remembered. “It seemed like Shawn just kept going up and up and up. He jumped over the guy and dunked it. It was one of ...

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Big Fourth Quarter Helps Raptors Swat Hornets

TORONTO (CP) – When Raptors coach Dwane Casey issued a challenge to his second unit during half time, the message wasn’t lost on John Lucas.

The backup point guard scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as Toronto defeated the New Orleans Hornets 102-89 Sunday.

Casey wasn’t pleased to see an 11-point Toronto lead in the second quarter quickly erased as the Hornets went on a 10-0 run with the Raptors second unit on the floor.

“We struggled a little bit in the first half where the second unit ...

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Pre-Game With Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas returns to the stating lineup for the Raptors vs. the Hornets and sat down with me pre-game at ACC.

 

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Pacers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Celtics 99 Raptors 95

 

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Life On The Second Bus: Indianapolis

Jack and I are in balmy Indiana, looking back on a slippery situation in the Hoosier State a few years  ago and ahead to a matchup with a tough Pacers team on Friday (7PM, TSN, FAN590).

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Raptors Dealt Costly Loss To Celtics After Latest Collapse

 

TORONTO (CP) — As unhappy as Dwane Casey was with Toronto’s loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the coach may have been just as disappointed with the welcome back Andrea Bargnani received from Raptors fans.

The Italian big man played for the first time since missing 26 games with an elbow injury, and checked in to a mixed reception of boos and cheers in Toronto’s 99-95 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Numerous fans stood and gave two thumbs-down signs.

“I’m disappointed because this young man has done nothing to deserve that,” ...

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Pre-Game With DeRozan At ACC

DeMar DeRozan is coming off a strong performance agaisnt the Miami Heat and I sat down with him prior to the Raptors matchup against the Celtics at ACC (7PM, Sportsnet, FAN590).

 

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Amir Johnson: You Shall Know His Virality…

This corner and Raptors fans everywhere know just what an incredible online presence Amir Johnson has. From the Zombie Walk, to Nuit Blanche to I Roll With Amir, there seems to be no end to the friendly forward’s desire to enjoy everything Toronto has to offer.

On Monday, that included heading back to the office but as a fan in the house to see the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Carolina Hurricanes….

The league has taken notice as well. In a recent episode of NBA TV’s “The Jump”, Lang Whitaker caught up ...

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