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The Toronto Raptors snapped what had previously been their longest current losing streak against one opponent. One night later, they face the same challenge against a different team. Coming off their first victory in just over two weeks, the visiting Raptors look to avoid a 13th consecutive loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Not only did Toronto (5-13) snap its eight-game overall losing streak with a 99-96 win at Phoenix on Tuesday, but it ended a 14-game skid against the Suns. READ MORE >>

Raptors need to stay the course with DeRozan

If the Raptors actual intent this season is to try to win as many games as possible, then, Dwane Casey needs to make an adjustment in his current starting line-up. ========================= Casey considers changes Following Sunday’s loss in Los Angeles, a game that was once again dominated and all but determined by a listless first-quarter Raptors performance, Casey is no longer...

Jazz C Jefferson dealing with tendinitis

Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson is dealing with tendintis in his right ankle. Jefferson underwent an MRI exam after he was forced to miss Wednesday's loss to Toronto with pain in his ankle and lower leg. The Jazz said Jefferson will be a game-time decision for Friday night's game at Dallas. Jefferson leads the Jazz in scoring (18.3 points) and rebounding (9.4) this season.

Utah Jazz notes: Derrick Favors is ready to roll

Utah Jazz notes: Derrick Favors is ready to roll By Tony Jones The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 25, 2012 07:11PM MDT Life as the first big man off the bench is filled with uncertainty, especially for someone like Derrick Favors. On Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors, Favors’ situation changed again. The second-year man from Georgia Tech found himself in the starting...

Bargnani returns, Raptors end skid against Suns

Andrea Bargnani returned after missing six games with a left calf strain to score 27 of his 36 points in the second half, and the Toronto Raptors snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating Phoenix 99-96 on Tuesday night, their first win over the Suns in eight years.

It’s Time To Unleash Jeremy Evans On The World

Words. @AllThatAmar Jeremy Evans is a delight to watch. Not because he’s a fundamentally sound robot like Tim Duncan. Nor is he’s an ankle-breaking wizard like Chris Paul. Right now the second-year forward for the Utah Jazz may be low on both the skill and depth charts, but he has the athleticism that stands out [...]

Jefferson and Bell are iffy for Friday’s game vs. Mavs

Jefferson and Bell are iffy for Friday’s game vs. Mavs By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 26, 2012 06:49PM MDT Jazz center Al Jefferson has tendinitis in his right ankle, an MRI examination revealed Thursday. Utah’s leading scorer and rebounder, Jefferson accompanied the team to Dallas, where the Jazz play Friday night. His availability against the Mavericks...

Utah Jazz notes: team takes advantage of rare three-day break

Utah Jazz notes: team takes advantage of rare three-day break By Steve Luhm The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 24, 2012 12:03PM MDT The Jazz’s first and only three-day break during the compacted NBA season has paid dividends, according to coach Tyrone Corbin. “We’ve seen a lot of progress with the guys — individually and as a team,” he said before practice Tuesday...

Ian Thomsen: New coach, a little faith help Bargnani develop into Raptors' leader

Former top draft pick Andrea Bargnani has taken a lot of heat for failing to lead the Raptors. But with a new coach and little faith, the 7-footer is proving critics wrong, says Ian Thomsen.

The Starting 5: Bosh, Bargnani, Dwight Score, Melo Doesn't, & Painting With A Basketball

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1: CARMELO DIDN'T HIT A SHOT!! OMG THE KNICKS MUST HAVE... ... smoked Charlotte and broken their six game losing streak. Of course. And of course, there's no gigantic correlation between the two (just like Miami wasn't better without Dwyane Wade). The good thing about...

Cruz recalls watching SB42 with current NBA player

Victor Cruz watched Super Bowl XLII in the apartment of fellow UMass athlete Gary Forbes, who now plays in the NBA for the Raptors. Forbes called Cruz a few days ago.

Miscues costly for Jazz

Miscues costly for Jazz By Tony Jones The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 25, 2012 11:17PM MDT There was Paul Millsap taking over with a miracle3-pointer to force yet another five minutes. There was Devin Harris with a breakout game, shaking off his season-long slump with 24 points. And there was EnergySolutions Arena, with 19,802 screaming voices, arguably at its loudest...

Raptors erase 18-point deficit, finish Jazz in 2OT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey knew the Utah Jazz would try to deliver a big punch early - and they did, pulling ahead by 18 points in the first quarter Wednesday night.

GameDay: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks

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