Looking Ahead To The Bobcats

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Akil, Kat, John (aka Marcin) and I look ahead to a Fan Night matchup against the Bobcats at ACC tonight…

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G/F), James Johnson (F),  Amir Johnson (F/C), Aaron Gray (C).
CHA – Kemba Walker (G), Reggie Williams (G), Corey Maggette (F), Boris Diaw (F), Bismack Biyombo (C).

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
CHA –Gerald Henderson (right hamstring strain) – out

Not going to lie, I’ve been digging up old Naughty By Nature and getting ...

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Top Tweets From A Valentine’s Day Heartbreaker

 

 

Our #RTZ Tweet of the Night from @Iminfantasyland pretty much nailed it, huh?

Love was in the air on Valentine’s Day at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday — with a large (and loud) portion of that affection directed at Knicks point guard sensation Jeremy Lin.

We’ll leave it to other corners to remark on the latest chapter of an admittedly fantastic story in Lin. But there were other reasons to feel the love at ACC last night.

How about some for head coach Dwane Casey, who received his 2010-11 championship ring from his ...

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Looking Ahead To The Knicks…

Akil Augustine and I take a seat on the Raptors bench to discuss bouncing back against the Knicks after a tough loss, the return of Amar’e Stoudemire and of course, the growing legend of Jeremy Lin.

Probable Starters
TOR – Jose Calderon (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), James Johnson (F),  Amir Johnson (F), Aaron Gray (C).
NYK–  Jeremy Lin (G), Landry Fields (G/F), Bill Walker (G/F), Amar’e Stoudemire (F/C), Tyson Chandler (C)

Key Injuries
TOR – Andrea Bargnani (left calf strain) – out, Jerryd Bayless (sore left ankle) – day-to-day
NYK – Carmelo Anthony (strained right groin) ...

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Valanciunas Is “Young Men’s Player Of The Year”

The honours continue to pile up for Raptors 2011 first-round pick Jonas Valanciunas, who was named the 2011 FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year by FIBA Europe on Monday.

Valanciunas, 20,  came out on top in votes amongst an expert panel of voters to earn the award for the best European player aged 22 and under and finished second in a fan vote to earn the distinction.

It’s hard to disagree based on a calendar year that saw Valanciunas earn MVP honours and help propel Lithuania to gold at the ...

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Chatting With James Johnson Pre-Game

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What Is It About Washington?

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There’s something about DC that seems to bring on the most bizzarre finishes for the Raptors and Wizards, with last night’s 111-108 OT result providing the last chapter.

From Linas Kleiza’s unbelievable bank shot to a putback dunk late from Amir Johnson, last night was just the tip of the iceberg for an arena that’s hosted at least one wacky meeting between these per season.

 

Jan. 15, 2011 – Raptors 95 Wizards 98: Who touched it last?

So we start with a tame one, but last season the Raptors did get a couple ...

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Introducing The #RTZ Tweet Of The Night…

It’s been an interesting first third (!!!) of this condensed Raptors season and one of the best parts has been discussing it all with you every game on Twitter using the #RTZ hashtag.

We feature your Top 10 for every game, now we’re going to reward the best. Starting with Tuesday’s game against the Hawks, we’ll give away a pair of lower bowl seats to the next Raptors home game for the “#RTZ Tweet Of The Night”.

All you need to do is follow @Raptors on Twitter and include #RTZ in your ...

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Shorthanded Raptors Crush Nets

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You can count Sunday’s convincing road win against the Nets as a high point in a season that’s bound to filled with more than a few peaks and valleys.

Whether it was winning without Andrea Bargnani and Leandro Barbosa, the reconfigured starting five, a possible breakout game for DeMar DeRozan or finishing a lengthy trip with a winning record, you had plenty to say about it in our nightly #RTZ chat on Twitter.

Top 10 #RTZ tweets - Raptors @ Nets

@jonathansunio: I’m liking the smaller lineup for the #Raptors. They are quicker and ...

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Raptors Grounded By Hawks In Atlanta

The Raptors continue to battle shorthanded, but they just didn’t have the offensive punch needed to top the Hawks in a 93-84 loss on Monday afternoon.  Here’s Akil Augustine from NBA TV Canada and Raptors.com with his rapid reaction from the couch after a 93-84 loss to the Hawks.

… and of course, here’s your reaction during and following the Raptors fifth loss in a row. Thanks as always for taking part and we’ll see you Wednesday for the first regular-season meeting against the Celtics.

Top 10 #RTZ tweets: Raptors @ Hawks

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Raptors Aim To Get Back On Track In Atlanta

The Raptors continue their three-game road trip with a Martin Luther King Jr., Day matchup with the Hawks in Atlanta at a special time of 4 p.m. this afternoon (Sportsnet, FAN590). Here’s what to keep an eye on as the Raptors try and stop their current four-game slide.

To those celebrating, enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Head coach Dwane Casey stopped by the NBA TV studios in Atlanta on Sunday to share his own personal thoughts on the significance of coaching today.

For more wonderful perspective on the importance of ...

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