Ask Jack: Troubling Trends & Developing Rooks

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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.

They rallied from 25 points down to beat ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Lakers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 98 Suns 71

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Raptors Prep For Lakers In LA

Fresh off the Raptors’ win over the Suns in game three of their four-game road trip, the team held practice on the campus of UCLA on Thursday as they prepared for the Lakers on Friday in Staples Center.

Head coach Dwane Casey continued to laud his team’s defensive approach in Phoenix, but readily admitted that Friday’s meeting with a Lakers team battling for a playoff berth will be a completely different animal.

Sebastian Telfair had his first significant minutes as a Raptor against his former team in Phoenix and made the most ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Suns

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

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Raptors Fade In Fourth And Fall To Warriors

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OAKLAND, Calif. (CP) — Stephen Curry dribbled down court and saw Andrew Bogut sprinting to his left. He tossed a lob well above the rim, and Bogut leaped up high for a powerful two-handed dunk that had the rest of the Golden State Warriors running off the bench to offer high-fives and hugs in celebration.

The alley-oop in the second quarter of Golden State’s 125-118 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night will either be a turning point or just another brief burst of brilliance in an injury-saddled season ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Warriors

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 114 Bucks 122 (OT)

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Raptors Come Up Short In Overtime Against Bucks

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MILWAUKEE (CP) — Monta Ellis did it — again.

Ellis scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings added five apiece in the extra period to spark the Milwaukee Bucks to a 122-114 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.

Ellis was the star of the Bucks’ 110-107 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. He scored 27 points, but it was his last shot, a 3-pointer at the buzzer, that sealed the win.

Against Toronto, Ellis was 9 of 18 from the floor ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Bucks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Pacers 93 Raptors 81

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Pre-Game With DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan continues to expand his game and is coming off a fine month of February. I sat down with him before the Raptors face the Pacers at ACC (7PM, TSN, FAN590).

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