The #RTZ Lookahead: Raptors Homestand Continues

Kat and Jay with more on a full week of games at ACC, our first All Access event of the season and the return of Open Gym, presented by BlackBerry.

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Pregame With DeMar DeRozan

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DeMar DeRozan has been on a tear offensively of late for the Raptors. I sat down with him before the Raptors host the Wizards at ACC (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Wizards

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Don’t look now but the Raptors are suddenly in first place in the Atlantic Division and about to begin their longest homestand of the season, beginning with the Wizards tonight (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

It feels weird because they haven’t been in this position since 2007. It’s weird because their current 5-7 record feels completely earned, but somehow has them in this lofty spot (thanks for the slow start NYC-area teams).

When was the last time a team with a losing record lead any division this many games in? According ...

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#RaptorRehab Is In Full Swing

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Raptor Rehab is in full swing and raptors.com has the inside details.

The NBA’s favourite mascot has been busy rehabbing his Achilles tendon injury with an eye to returning to the sidelines at Air Canada Centre this season.

We asked The Raptor to give us some tips he is using to speed up his recovery.

The five tips for #RaptorRehab:

1. Drink eight cups of water per day, preferably from a waterfall you can trust.

2. Limit complex carbohydrates such as mammals, especially late at night.

3. Try to avoid the fast food available in lagoons ...

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Ujiri Celebrates Ten Years With Giants Of Africa

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Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri saw a labour of love enjoy a milestone on Sunday, as his Giants of Africa foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Toronto.

Giants of Africa has used basketball as a tool to help enrich the lives of African youth with some impressive results over the last decade. Kids involved with the foundation’s Top 50 Camp and Big Man Camp have gone on to play at numerous levels, including American high schools and universities and junior club teams across Europe.

It’s also helped open doors to ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Blazers

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We’ll get a good look at the resiliency of the Raptors when the Portland Trail Blazers come to town on Sunday afternoon (1 PM ET, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

The Raptors have been all over the map this week. They pushed the Rockets to double overtime despite some serious offensive woes in Houston and then manhandled the Grizzlies in Memphis. But they’re coming off a listless 96-80 loss to the Bulls on Friday, which would have been much worse if not ...

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Pregame With Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross has had a solid start to the week in two games off the bench for the Raptors. I sat down with the Raptors before the Bulls visit ACC (7 PM, TSN, TSN 1050).

 

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Bulls

The Raptors return to ACC tonight for a first look at the Chicago Bulls (7 PM, TSN, TSN 1050). Toronto took two of three matchups against the Eastern Conference contender last season, here are some story lines as the Raptors aim for a third win in four outings overall tonight.

Will Derrick Rose Play?

Adam Fluck of Bulls.com reported Thursday that Derrick Rose missed a second straight day of practice with a sore right hamstring, but the 2011 MVP is hopeful he’ll be ready to go tonight at ACC. ...

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Throwback Thursday: Raptors TV Timeouts

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This week called for a road trip and with the team out of the city, the game day routine changes ever so slightly.

Personally, my mighty “to do” list must be checked off before tip-off and a post-gym meal is coming out of the oven as the first bucket drops. Then the tweets begin arriving from the #RTZ Twitter chat about hustling home to make the game as we all settle into our comfy couchside season seats. Popcorn or peanuts?

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Raptors Close Road Trip With Win Over Grizzlies

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay’s return to Memphis was quite successful, not only for him personally, but for his Toronto teammates.

Gay, making his first appearance in Memphis since the Grizzlies traded him to Toronto on Jan. 30, scored 23 points, Kyle Lowry added 21 and the Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-87 on Wednesday night.

Gay, who spent his first 6-plus years in the league with Memphis, acknowledged he almost instinctively went to the home dressing room when he entered ...

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