Catching Up With Mark Jackson

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A Unique Back-To-Back For Valanciunas

Jonas Watch continues with a weekend that’s featured more impressive play from the Raptors draft pick and a look at a different side of the 19-year-old.

Friday was all business, as Valanciunas led the way for Lietuvos Rytas with 18 points and seven rebounds in an 85-67 Lithuanian league win over Pieno zvaigzdes. May you geek out as much as I did at his ability to run the floor at the 1:50 mark of the highlights below.

The LKL then held its All-Star Day today (no lengthy break here), where Valanciunas captured […]

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Looking Ahead To The Bobcats

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Akil, Kat, John (aka Marcin) and I look ahead to a Fan Night matchup against the Bobcats at ACC tonight…

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F),  Amir Johnson (F/C), Aaron Gray (C).
CHA – Kemba Walker (G), Reggie Williams (G), Corey Maggette (F), Boris Diaw (F), Bismack Biyombo (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
CHA –Gerald Henderson (right hamstring strain) – out

Not going to lie, I’ve been digging up old Naughty By Nature and getting […]

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Raptors Prepare For Surging Knicks

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Top Tweets From An Wild Afternoon At ACC

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It was an absolute roller coaster of an afternoon at ACC on Sunday, which featured another awful start from the home side, an unlikely spark from Jamaal Magloire, Jose Calderon going supernova for a career-high 30 points, quiet Kobe, airball Kobe, a Raptors fourth-quarter comeback, killer Kobe, a devastating five-second violation, another last shot opportunity for a win, but ultimately a 94-92 loss.

I leave it to @jaypresident with our #RTZ Tweet of the Night to sum it more effectively in less than 140 characters:

Top 20 #RTZ  Tweets – Raptors vs. […]

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Raptors Defence Slips In Loss To Bucks

For a team striving to build on a new foundation of defence, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey is starting to see cracks.

“I just mentioned to the team that we’ve lost that pride of guarding our yard,” Casey said after the Raptors’ 105-99 loss to the Bucks at ACC on Wednesday. “What we established in training camp has slipped.”

Defence was also on the mind of @jason_leite, who earned the #RTZ Tweet of the Night with the following:

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Raptors Open Lengthy Homestand With First Look At Bucks

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), Jerryd Bayless (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F),  Aaron Gray (C).
MIL– Brandon Jennings (G), Shaun Livingston (G), Carlos Delfino (F), Luc Mbah a Moute (F), Drew Gooden (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out
MIL – Andrew Bogut (left ankle fracture) – out

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Raptors Can’t Use OT To Overcome Slow Start In DC

There’s no question the Raptors have work to do when it comes to getting off to better starts. If the Raptors showed the same intensity in the first half that they displayed late or at virtually any point in Miami on Sunday, we’d likely be discussing a different result right now.

But man, what a fourth quarter.

The Raptors clawed back down the stretch against the Wizards and both teams began going back and forth right through until the end of overtime, which prompted our tweet of the night from @__NICKeloden

Many of […]

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Sitting Down With DeMar DeRozan

 

 

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Looking Ahead To Raptors – Wizards

Akil and I take a look ahead to tonight’s game, as the Raptors aim for a second win in three games against the Wizards.

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