Game Day: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

Last Time They Met: Raptors 96, Cavaliers 88

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Alan Anderson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
CLE – Donald Sloan (G), Anthony Parker (G), Alonzo Gee (F), Antawn Jamison (F), Tristan Thompson (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Gary Forbes (sore left knee) – day-to-day
CLE – Anderson Varejao (right wrist fracture (non-displaced)) – out, Daniel Gibson (torn tendon-left foot/ankle) – out, Kyrie Irving (contused/sprained right shoulder) – out

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Blowout In The City Of Brotherly Love

Odd result on Wednesday as the Raptors extend their win streak to three games for the first time since 2010 following a 99-78 win over the Sixers.

Tale of two halves: It went from a Philadelphia team that I’m still not convinced missed a shot in the first half to one that couldn’t find the ocean with a beach ball down the stretch.

The Sixers went from a team that dropped 31 points in the opening 12 minutes, to one that scored just 22 in final 24, which contributed to a floor ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Sixers

Last Time They Met: Raptors 62, Sixers 97

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
PHI – Jrue Holiday (G), Evan Turner (G), Andre Iguodala (F), Elton Brand (F), Spencer Hawes (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out, Gary Forbes (sore left knee) – out
PHI – Andre Iguodala (left eye contusion) – game-time decision.

 

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Pre-Game With Jose Calderon

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bobcats

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
CHA – D.J. Augustin (G), Gerald Henderson (G), Reggie Williams (F), Byron Mullens (F), Bismack Biyombo (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (partially torn left oblique muscle) – out
CHA – Corey Maggette (right Achilles tendon strain) – out

 

Last Time They Met: Raptors 103, Wizards 107

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My Interview With DeMar DeRozan

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards

Last Time They Met: Raptors 108, Wizards 111 (OT)

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Linas Kleiza (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C)
WAS – John Wall (G), Jordan Crawford (G), Chris Singleton (F), Trevor Booker (F), Nene (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out
WAS – Rashard Lewis (sore left knee)- out, Andray Blatche (conditioning)- out, Nene (plantar fasciitis, left foot)-day-to-day, Trevor Booker (plantar fasciitis, left foot)-day-to-day

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Raptors Can’t Crank It Up Against Heat

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On it’s surface it will look like a valiant effort fraught with inevitability. The plucky Raptors did pretty well to hang for as long as they did with the Heat, who simply won out on the backs of their three superior talents.

From a primacy and recency standpoint however, it was a frustrating effort as two solid quarters were bookended by backbreaking runs that put the Raptors in a big hole early and buried them late.

According to head coach Dwane Casey, those Miami surges weren’t mutually exclusive.

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Pre-Game With Jamaal Magloire

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Heat

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Probable Starters

TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Linas Kleiza (F), Andrea Bargnani (F), Aaron Gray (C).
MIA – Mario Chalmers (G), Dwyane Wade (G), LeBron James (F), Chris Bosh (F), Joel Anthony (C)

Key Injuries

TOR – Jerryd Bayless – (left hip pointer) – out, J. Johnson – Upper respiratory infection (day-to-day)
MIA – Mike Miller – (sprained right ankle)

Last Time They Met: Raptors 89, Heat 95

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