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Pro Sports Daily:
PHILADELPHIA -- Toronto coach Dwane Casey said before his team's game Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers that Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday has his vote for the Eastern Conference All-Star team. That figures to be doubly true now, after Holiday, en route to a 33-point, 14-assist game, scored the tying basket with 1.9 seconds left in regulation and then tacked on all 12 of his team's points in overtime, lifting the Sixers to a 108-101 victory over the Raptors. Holiday's point total matched his career high. His big night, coupled with the 27-point, 14-rebound effort of Thaddeus Young, enabled the Sixers (17-23) to rally from a 19-point second-half deficit and win for the second time in three games, but just the fifth time in the last 19. "It was just a good feeling to win," Holiday said. "Just coming back in any game feels really good, down 19." The Eastern Conference reserves, which are decided by a vote of the coaches, will be annou...
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Jrue Holiday had a career-high tying 33 points and 14 assists, including all 12 of Philadelphia's points in overtime, and the 76ers overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toronto Raptors 108-101 on Friday night.
Thaddeus Young added 27 points and 14 rebounds while Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen had 12 apiece for the Sixers.
Ed Davis had 18 points and 10 rebounds...
Jrue Holiday believes the Philadelphia 76ers' main issues lie in their defensive performance rather than their ability to score, though they struggled on both ends during last week's loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Philadelphia seeks a more complete effort while sending visiting Toronto to a fourth straight defeat Friday night.
Since winning three straight from Nov. 25-30...
Andrea Bargnani still doesn't have a timetable for his return from an elbow injury.
But Raptors beat writer Josh Lewenberg shared some good news for the Toronto Raptors and Bargnani owners: The Magician has been cleared for on-court work without contact.
Bargnani has been out of action since December 10. Even when he returns, he may not come back to a starting role. Dwane...
posted by Romy AquinoDon't get mad Raps fans. Kevin Durant was on the Dan Patrick Show today and a little Toronto Raptors shoutout came up in the interview. Apparently, when asked what team he wanted to play for growing up, it was the Toronto Raptors. Why? Mostly because of Vince Carter and because he liked those jerseys. Yep, those old school purples with the red dinosaur...
Currently on a four-game losing streak, the Toronto Raptors have suffered their share of painful defeats this season. With overtime losses to the Bulls and Sixers on Wednesday and Friday, the Raptors have fallen to just 1-4 in overtime and 2-5 in non-overtime games decided by five points or less. A poor record in close games — it’s a classic indicator of a bad team, and at...
posted by Romy AquinoSooo.....the Raptors have lost three straight including a close one against the Bulls, the Bucks and another tough loss against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Aaron Gray got the start against the Nets and the centre who averages 2.1 ppg....threw down a vicious dunk that got the Raptors bench to geek out hard. Check it out.We love this dunk so much.....
The Raptors are having an incredibly disappointing season and look as though they will miss the playoffs, once again. They were expected to fight for the 8th seed in the playoffs after a solid draft, starting the new season healthy, adding point guard Kyle Lowry and getting last year’s top five pick, center Jonas Valanciunas over from Europe. However, horrible defense, injuries...
The Raptors are mulling trade possibilities as the Feb. 21 deadline approaches.
The Toronto Raptors have arguably been one of the worst NBA franchises in the past decade finishing fourth or less in the Atlantic Division six times since they joined the 2004-2005 seasons and averaging a 0.407 wining percentage. Currently, the team is in last place in the Atlantic division with a 14-25 record–11 games back from first place.
Fans have criticized Toronto’s management...
If every sports star got to play for the team he idolized growing up, the Cowboys, Bulls or Yankees would be stacked.
The Toronto Raptors wouldn’t be too bad off, either.
While the Raptors are usually not the first pick of young basketball fans looking to make their name in the sport, the north-of-the-border NBA club was apparently the favorite of a youthful Kevin Durant. He liked...
The Toronto Raptors erased a 19-point deficit to the Chicago Bulls in the second half of last nights game to tie it up at 105-105. With 8.7 seconds left on the game clock, Bulls forward Luol Deng got the ball and took it into the lane to hit the game winning jump shot with 3.3 left on the clock. The announcer went wild after the shot fell screaming, "Loul Dangerous does...
By: John Fortney – Staff Writer
The Return of Mr. Anderson!
The Toronto Raptors are slowly becoming a fantasy basketball plethora. If you are not sure about the meaning of the word, I don’t blame you. You can either google it, or you could watch “The Three Amigos” and then just thank me later. Jose Calderon (13/1/4), Ed Davis (18/10/6/1/2), Amir Johnson (9/5/5/2stl), Terrence...
With one second remaining in overtime of the Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game on January 16, officials called a foul on Chicago’s Joakim Noah as Toronto’s Amir Johnson gathered the ball while driving to the basket.
The officials ruled the foul was on the floor but upon review at the league office, the video replay confirmed that the foul should have been called a shooting foul...