Colangelo Talks Valanciunas

Jack Armstrong and I speak with Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo about first-round pick Jonas Valanciunas during Friday’s Raptors-Wizards game.

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Raptors Bounce Back In A Big Way Over Wizards

Great team effort from the Raptors tonight as they bounce back from two straight blowout losses with a much-needed 106-89 win. There were some brilliant performances and contributions up and down the lineup, but our #RTZ Tweet Of The Night winner @MitchMatch had one specific player in mind for the Raptors’ top performer.

Amir’s outstanding game with 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks was on the minds of many taking part in our nightly #RTZ Chat. Here are the best of the bunch from Friday’s win…

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Pre-Game Sit Down With Jose Calderon

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Looking Ahead To The Wizards

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Raptors Dropped By Hawks At ACC

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After the Raptors’ most consistent effort and lopsided result in their favour on Sunday, that momentum was promptly halted on Tuesday with a 100-77 loss to the Hawks at ACC. It looked like the Raptors were ready for a fight early, but their offence sputtered in the second quarter, Joe Johnson kept a hot start rolling into the break for Atlanta and the home side couldn’t recover.

“I thought we came out with a competitive spirit but I didn’t think that we sustained it long enough,” said head coach Dwane Casey ...

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Life On The Second Bus: Newark

I’m on the Second Bus with Jack in Newark, where the Raptors wrap up a five-game road trip  on Sunday against the Nets (6 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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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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Raptors Win Second Straight, But Lose Bargnani…

Just an unbelievably bittersweet result from the Raptors on Wednesday night, as they leave it all on the floor in the second game of a back-to-back in Utah.

They’ll take the well-earned 111-106 double overtime road win to end their recent futility against the Jazz, but the greater concern has to be the well-being of Andrea Bargnani, who was forced to leave the first overtime period after aggravating his left calf strain.

According to @RaptorsPR, Bargnani will be re-examined tomorrow in Denver and we’ll bring you any updates as soon as we ...

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Reeling Raptors Return To Practice At ACC

The Raptors were back on the practice court on Thursday – a January rarity for Dwane Casey and his team during a month of the schedule loaded with back-to-backs and unforgiving travel.

“Practices are precious,” said Casey on Thursday. “This is the second one we’ve had [this week] and it’s going to help us. Going into a [hotel] ballroom and walking through stuff as a young team just doesn’t simulate the game speed and the veteran savvy of a team like Boston or tomorrow night like Portland.”

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Pre-Game With Leandro Barbosa

Check out my interview with Leandro Barbosa before the Raptors visit the Celtics in Boston.

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