Amir Johnson Keeps Rolling With His Fans

Amir Johnson once again hosted some of his biggest fans to the ultimate night of appreciation with his annual I Roll With Amir event on Wednesday.

This was the third straight year the fan favourite forward has hosted the event, with this year’s edition being the biggest yet. A whopping 100 fans were chosen as winners from a series of contests via Johnson’s popular social media presence on Twitter and Facebook, not to mention his personal website (www.amirjohnson.com).

Winners were not only invited to come to Air Canada Centre to see the ...

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Calderon Returns To ACC

I caught up with point guard Jose Calderon just before he and the Pistons face his former team at ACC for the first time.

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Full Practice For Rudy Gay On Tuesday

A return to the lineup for Raptors forward Rudy Gay against the Hawks at ACC on Wednesday, isn’t assured, but seems a lot more probable after the forward was a full participant at Tuesday’s practice.

Gay, who has missed three of his last 11 games due to back soreness, will be evaluated on Wednesday and according to head coach Dwane Casey “hopefully he’s ready to go and can contribute.”

Watch more from Tuesday’s practice, with Amir Johnson and Terrence Ross on lessons learned as his rookie season winds down.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bobcats 78, Raptors 92

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Raptors Roughed Up By Celtics In Boston

BOSTON (CP) — Kevin Garnett received his standing ovation in the second quarter, then joined Boston’s fans when they returned to their feet for Paul Pierce.

Garnett and Pierce added to their growing list of accomplishments with significant moves up the list of NBA career scoring leaders Wednesday in the Celtics’ 112-88 rout of the Toronto Raptors.

Garnett passed Jerry West for 15th all-time and Pierce joined him in the top 20 scorers in league history when he passed Charles Barkley for No. 20.

“The joke around here is that every two ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Celtics

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Cavs 96, Raptors 100

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Raptors Hang On To Beat Cavaliers At ACC

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors had every reason to blow Sunday’s game.

Short-handed and tired after travelling through the night following Friday’s crushing loss in Los Angeles, coach Dwane Casey told his team at halftime he wouldn’t accept any excuses.

The Raptors listened, with Amir Johnson leading the way with 17 points and a career-tying 16 rebounds, to rally from a 17-point deficit to top the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96

“It was like day and night, and I expected it just because of the schedule,” Casey said of the Raptors’ horrible first ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 116 Suns 118 (OT)

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Raptors Can’t Hold Off Bryant, Lakers In OT

LOS ANGELES (CP) — Kobe Bryant’s steely determination never wavers. It’s his 34-year-old body he sometimes wonders about.

He skipped pre-game shootaround because his shoulders were tight, and he was feeling weary in overtime.

But Bryant found enough energy to hit the tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds to play in regulation, then dunked for the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds left in the extra session, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Toronto Raptors 118-116 on Friday night for their second straight come-from-behind win.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Suns

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 118 Warriors 125

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