Posted October 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points to lead the Raptors to a 100-91 preseason victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night, spoiling Andrea Bargnani's return to Toronto. Bargnani, who was traded to the Knicks in the offseason for three players and three draft picks, scored 10 points in 22 minutes. There was some booing throughout the game aimed at the 2006 overall No. 1 pick who averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 rebounds over seven seasons with the Raptors. Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks (1-1). The Knicks took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter. After playing his starters throughout the first half, Raptors coach Dwane Casey elected to go with his reserves in the final quarter. Quincy Acy, seeing his first playing time of the preseason for the Raptors (2-1) and fellow second-year player Terrence Ross combined for an 11-0 run as the Raptors took the lead for good.

New York Knicks Individual Player Breakdown – Amare Stoudemire

As sad as this is to say, Amare Stoudemire’s days as a superstar in the NBA are behind him. With a pair of knees that would be lucky to make it through half of a regular NBA season, STAT has got to be considered almost an afterthought by Knicks fans now. He has the heart of a warrior and will never stop trying to be an impact player, but it’s clear that the Phoenix Suns were...

Raptors mascot out for year

This cannot be a good sign for the Toronto Raptors. Before a regular-season game has been played, the Raptors have learned that their mascot -- creatively named "The Raptor" -- will miss the entire season after blowing out his Achilles. Coach Dwane Casey's daughter was devastated, and we're sure little Raptors fans everywhere will be disappointed not to see the...

Dwane Casey On Bargnani’s Return To Toronto: ‘He Should Probably Put On ear Plugs’

Andrea Bargnani will return to the AirCanada Centre when the Knicks play the Raptors Friday night for the first time since being traded and his former coach has some advice for him. Raptors head coach, Dwane Casey, thinks Bargnani should probably have some ear plugs on hand. “They can boo him all they want now,’’ Raptors coach Dwane Casey cracked. “He gave seven great years...

Toronto Raptors Mascot Was Injured Doing What He Loved, Including Flips in Front of Children (Video)

The news that the Toronto Raptors mascot has gone down has been taken by some as the loss of a dear friend. If so, here is something to help with closure. ESPN has turned up a video of the pivotal moment that led to the raptor’s demise, and it appears the friendly dinosaur was injured doing what he loved. The raptor is seen doing a cartwheel and flip in front of children in the...

Here Is The Exact Moment The Raptors Mascot Tore His Achilles Tendon

You gotta stick that landing. It has been confirmed that the Toronto Raptors mascot has been sidelined for the 2013-2014 season with a torn Achilles tendon. No bueno, and he did it on stage in front of a bunch of kids in Halifax.  Brutal. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Knicks to start Prigioni over Shumpert again

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said at Thursday’s practice Iman Shumpert will again come off the bench in Toronto on Friday as he will go with the all-point-guard backcourt of Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni. Woodson is handling Shumpert somewhat mysteriously saying over the last week he wants him to battle for the starting shooting-guard slot with the injured J.R. Smith the Sixth...

Iman Shumpert hits Tim Hardaway Jr. for nice alley-oop dunk

New York Knicks fans get to ready to be hearing the connection of Iman Shumpert to Tim Hardaway Jr. this year as the duo connected tonight with a nice alley-oop. It happened against the Boston Celtics and watch as Iman lobs it up to Hardaway who throws it down with two hands: *** Iman Shumpert image courtesy of Getty Images

Knicks Downed by Raptors 100-91

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Hardaway finds spot in Knicks rotation

Tim Hardaway Jr.’s silky 16-point NBA debut in the preseason opener in Providence R.I. on Wednesday moved Knicks coach Mike Woodson to proclaim the rookie has a spot in his crowded rotation. That’s no easy accomplishment considering Woodson usually isn’t fond of rookies and admits he is trying to figure out how to make his six backcourt men happy. The Knicks have three point...

Somebody Comfort Drake: The Toronto Raptors Mascot Tore His Achilles Doing A Backflip

(via Getty Image) If you can only love one NBA mascot, make it the Toronto Raptor. Aside from the whole “being good at his job” thing, what other mascot has the guts to hit on Rachel McAdams? He’s a clever girl. Boy, whatever. He needs your love and support. On Friday the Raptor tore his Achilles doing a backflip at a community event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and will be...

Rudy Gay throws down put-back slam against Minnesota

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love put-back slam dunks and earlier tonight, Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay has a pretty nice one against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Watch as missed shot by Jonas Valanciunas turns into a slam dunk for Rudy: *** Rudy Gay image courtesy of Getty Images

Celtics-Knicks Live: Carmelo Anthony, Other Key New York Players to Sit for Preseason Game in New Hampshire

8 a.m. ET: Maybe the fourth time will be a charm. The Celtics’ quest for their first preseason game got a bit easier when Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Carmelo Anthony, Metta World Peace and Raymond Felton would all get the night off for the exhibition in Manchester, N.H. There was no immediate word Friday night whether all the Celtics’ regulars would play in their fourth preseason...
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