Raptors See Progress, But Missed Opportunities At Halfway Mark

Take away the start.

But that they could.

As the 15-26 Toronto Raptors contemplate the second half of their season, a little perspective is in order.

Since opening the season 4-19, the Toronto Raptors have gone 11-7 and it, should be even better than that.

The Raptors blew leads of 19 an 20 points in losses to Philadelphia and Milwaukee, respectively, last week. They have lost 10 games in which they led by 10 or more points.

Quincy Acy has emerged as a contributor for the Raptors as they hit the halfway point of ...

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Raptors Use Balanced Effort To Down Lakers At ACC

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Top Plays: Ross To Acy | Calderon Crossover | Fields Reverse Slam | Amir’s Clutch ‘D’ | More Highlights
Post Game: Game Highlights| Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Landry Fields

TORONTO (CP) — After letting two games slip away in overtime, Jose Calderon and the Toronto Raptors closed one out Sunday.

Calderon had 22 points and nine assists to lead Toronto to a 108-103 home win over the Los Angeles Lakers. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Raptors, the last two defeats coming ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Lakers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 101 Sixers 108 (OT)

 

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Raptors Can’t Hold Big Lead In OT Loss To Sixers

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Anderson Pre-Game | Jack Under The Weather
Top Plays: Fields Putback Slam |  Lowry Big Banker | Acy The Energizer | More Highlights
Post Game: Game Highlights| Dwane Casey | Lowry | DeRozan | Johnson

PHILADELPHIA (CP) — After sending the game to overtime, Jrue Holiday single-handedly took over during the extra session.

In the process, the fourth-year point guard continued to make a strong case for his first career All-Star berth next month in Houston. The reserves will be announced on Thursday night.

Holiday ...

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Anderson Pre-Game In Philly

Fresh off matching a career-high 27 points against the Bulls on Wednesday, Alan Anderson sits down with me pre-game in Philadelphia.

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Ask Jack: Acy’s Potential & The Origin Of “HELLO!”

Remember, you can always tweet Jack your Raptors and NBA-related questions. Just include the hashtag #RTZAsks and he’ll respond to a few every week with video.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Sixers

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bulls 107 Raptors 105 (OT)

 

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Life On The Second Bus: Philadelphia

Jack and I are aboard the Second Bus in the City of Brotherly Love to talk Raptors vs. Sixers tonight at Wells Fargo Center (7 PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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Raptors Claw Back Against Bulls, But Fall In OT

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Top Plays: Charge It To Acy | Anderson To Davis | Acy Ends The Third | More Highlights
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Kyle Lowry | Jose Calderon | Amir Johnson | Quincy Acy

TORONTO (CP) — The strong play of the Toronto Raptors’ reserves was marred by a questionable call on Wednesday.

Chicago’s Luol Deng hit an 18-foot pull-up jump shot to give the Bulls a 107-105 lead with 3.3 seconds left in overtime. Toronto called a timeout and ...

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Pre-Game With John Lucas III

John Lucas III was a contributor to the Bulls last season and I spoke to the guard pre-game about facing his former team tonight (7PM, Sportsnet One, FAN590).

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