Life On The Second Bus: Orlando

It’s the final game of 2012 for the Raptors against the Magic tonight (7PM ET, TSN, FAN590) and Jack and I are getting you ready from the Second Bus in Orlando.

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Raptors Recover In Overtime To Outlast Hornets

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Top Plays: The Ross Dunk That Wasn’t | Lowry To Amir | DeRozan At Both Ends | More
Post Game: Game Highlights | Casey | Lowry | DeRozan | Anderson | Calderon | Johnson

NEW ORLEANS — Kyle Lowry didn’t start against the Hornets. He certainly finished them off, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and Lowry, back from a partial triceps tear that kept him out of seven straight games, had two huge baskets in overtime as the Toronto Raptors held off New Orleans 104-97 on ...

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Pre-Game With John Lucas In New Orleans

I speak with John Lucas about the Raptors’ recent success before they visit the Hornets in New Orleans (8 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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My Head Says Yes… Well, Among Other Things

The emergence of Terrence Ross and the continued maturation of Ed Davis are essentials if the Raptors are to play meaningful late-season games.

The emergence of Terrence Ross and the continued maturation of Ed Davis are essentials if the Raptors are to play meaningful late-season games.

This is poison in a basketball column.

Naturally, I am going to do it anyway.

Would you, as a fellow from that other sport once posited, want to make the playoffs only to risk being manhandled by another team?

Hell, yes.

I think the Raptors can make the playoffs.

I say this in the wake of the iceberg, the 4-19 start.

Logic, of course, dictates that the majority of teams that begin by ...

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Raptors Win Streak Stopped By Spurs

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Ross Pre-Game  | Casey Pre-Game
Top Plays: Ed Davis Poster Job | Fields Is Back
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Calderon | Johnson | Ross | DeRozan

SAN ANTONIO — The Toronto Raptors could only nod their heads in admiration as their five-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

Tim Duncan scored 15 points and San Antonio rolled to a 100-80 victory over Toronto, snapping the Raptors’ longest winning streak in three years.

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Pre-Game With Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross is coming off one of his best performances as a Raptor and sat down with me before his next game against the Spurs In San Antonio (8:30 PM ET, SNET1, FAN590).

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Devlin On Game Day – Raptors @ Spurs

I offer some keys to tonight’s game for the Raptors against the Spurs in San Antonio (8:30 PM ET, SNET1, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Spurs (Happy Holidays!)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Magic 90 Raptors 93

 

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You ALWAYS Go Full Windmill

Not going to lie, the #letrossdunk movement felt sort of hollow with the rookie expressing a lack of interest in NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest a few weeks back.

… and then I saw this post-game Friday.

So the push continues and Ross certainly built on his jaw-dropping credentials in Friday’s win over the Magic. You saw a serious candidate for putback of the year and then a little style as the rook busts out the full windmill on a breakaway.

His thought process on the build up to that spectacular slam?

“I was thinking ...

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Raptors Hold Off Magic For Fifth Straight Win

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Calderon Pre-Game
Top Plays: Jose’s Holiday Greeting | Big Davis Slam | HUGE Ross Putback | Wicked Ross Windmill
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Terrence Ross | Jose Calderon

TORONTO (CP) — Five consecutive victories isn’t quite enough to make Dwane Casey breathe easy.

DeMar DeRozan poured in 17 points as the Toronto Raptors stretched their winning streak to five games with a 93-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Asked how he’ll guard against overconfidence in the locker-room, Casey ...

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