The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Pistons (Jose Returns)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 92 Wizards 109

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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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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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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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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat

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

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Casey On The Double-Edged Sword With Development

Call it the downside of development.

One day after his team’s drubbing at the hands of the Celtics in Boston, head coach Dwane Casey reflected on the “double-edged sword” that comes into play with the Raptors’ current situation after Thursday’s practice. Namely, that valuable wisdom a player like Jonas Valanciunas is going to gain on the floor against the likes of Kevin Garnett, will likely be hard won and contribute to scores like Wednesday’s result (particularly against veteran clubs like the Celtics).

Check out Casey at the top for that, plus more […]

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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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Ask Jack: Troubling Trends & Developing Rooks

Remember, you can always send us questions for the next edition of ‘Ask Jack’ via twitter by including #RTZAsks.

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Raptors Can’t Hold Lead In Road Loss To Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND (CP) — Kyrie Irving isn’t the only Cavaliers guard with killer instinct on the court.

When the game’s on the line, Dion Waiters wants the spotlight — and the ball.

“I live for that,” the rookie said.

Waiters scored 23 points, his last two coming on a crucial jumper with 1:43 left, Shaun Livingston added 15 and Cleveland overcame a horrendous start to win its second straight game without an injured Irving, 103-92 over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

The Cavs made only one of their first 15 shots, but recovered […]

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