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This NBA season was about hope if you are a fan of the Toronto Raptors. It was a fresh start. This was the year to make a turn and fight for the playoffs.
Well I bought into it. Now, once again, the feeling of being duped, is in my head.
Maybe it is because I watched The Walking Dead lastnight that the comparison works. Or maybe it is just a good headline to get crawled, who knows.
Anyways, the Raptors are a bunch of walkers, just looking dead on the court and having no hope for ever returning to normal.
New players, one more year under the belts of the core players and an Eastern Conference that was not exactly stacked.
But ever since DeMar DeRozan signed that inflated multi-year contract, the Raptors have looked worse than ever.
Over the first six games, this is where the team stands:
One win over Minnesota (which considering the Wolves are 5-2, is not that bad).
Kyle L owry hurt.
Landry Fields is a bust.
Stuck with Calderon leading the point and being a pylon on defense.
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posted by Romy AquinoThe Toronto Raptors are hurtin'. A 1-5 start and a few players on the shelf with injuries (Kyle Lowry (ankle), Landry Fields (wrist), Alan Anderson(foot))...not the best way to start. Here's a look at the upcoming schedule for the Raptors:Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz Monday, November 12th - 7pm EST The Utah Jazz are on a four-game East Coast road...
The Toronto Raptors had all of the excuses in the world. The Indiana Pacers, on the other hand, didn't.
Jose Calderon scored with 4:05 left in the first quarter to give Toronto a 19-17 lead and the Raptors led the rest of the way, holding on to beat the Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night to snap a four game skid.
DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds...
North of the border now to check out the media covering the TORONTO RAPTORS Newspaper- There are three newspapers that serve Toronto. The Globe and Mail has a sports section which has a special basketball section. Lori Ewing follows the Raptors for the Canadian Press. The Star has a sports section that also devotes space to the
DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jose Calderon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Toronto Raptors over the Indiana Pacers 74-72 on Tuesday night.
DeRozan and Calderon each had 10 points in the first half for the Raptors, who had a franchise-low five points in the fourth quarter. Toronto led 69-58 heading into the fourth and hit only one field goal the rest of...
POUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: RAPTORS 133, JAZZ 140 SEASON RECORD: 1W-6LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: DEMAR DEROZANLINE: 37 pts (16-33...
posted by Romy AquinoPOUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE: RAPTORS 74, PACERS 72 SEASON RECORD: 2W-6LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: JOSE CALDERONLINE...
TORONTO -- The second 3-pointer of Al Jefferson's NBA career bounced tantalizingly before dropping through the rim. It was the start of something big for the Utah Jazz. Jefferson was 1-for-25 from beyond the arc in his nine-year career when he made a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation Monday to tie the game against the Toronto Raptors at 104-104, forcing overtime...
TORONTO -- Al Jefferson tied the game with a rare 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and the Utah Jazz went on to defeat the Toronto Raptors 140-133 in triple overtime Monday before 18,230 at Air Canada Centre. Jefferson was 1-for-25 on 3-pointers in his career entering the game. Paul Millsap hit a 3-pointer to give Utah a 134-130 lead with 2:15 to play in the final...