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TORONTO (AP) -- Even though playoff contention may be slipping out of reach for the Toronto Raptors, Amir Johnson isn't about to slow down.
Johnson had 12 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 28 points as the Raptors beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-78 on Friday night.
"That was a heck of an effort by Amir Johnson," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "I can't sing his praises enough."
Toronto drew to within 7 games of Milwaukee for the final playoff spot in the East after the Bucks lost at home to Miami, the Heat's 21st straight win. The Raptors host Miami on Sunday.
Joey Dorsey was the last Toronto player to record 20 rebounds, doing it April 11, 2011, at Milwaukee.
Johnson, who matched his previous best with 16 rebounds in Sunday's win over Cleveland, said the victory was more important than his final total.
"Career highs is one thing, but getting wins is what I really want," he said. "We're just going to ...
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Dwane Casey chatted with me about playing Toronto's younger players more over the next few weeks, why Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas are poised to see more minutes, the growth DeMar DeRozan has shown this season, how players can become better defenders and what he wants to see Valanciunas work on to make the next step as a player.
I've been a big fan of Bismack since he came to the NBA, but in this case I have to say I am a little embarrassed for the big man.
Yeah, I get it--Rudy Gay is a big dude and when you see him coming down the lane you want to do your job, but then again you don't (cause he is going to either score or you have to take the charge). Come on B-Mack, this kind of play is not...
The Raptors are not considering making Andrea Bargnani an amnesty cut.
Sebastian Telfair will never fulfill the potential he appeared to have as a phenom out of Lincoln High School in 2004. He can try to rescue his reputation in what is left of his NBA career, however, and he appears to be on the right track.
Telfair, now 27, opened up about his self-inflicted trials early in his career, from his multiple gun charges to his brief tenure with the Celtics...
Rudy Gay is shooting 36.7 percent from the field in March.
The Toronto Raptors look different than they did in two earlier meetings with the Charlotte Bobcats, but they will probably see the best of Gerald Henderson for the first time.
Henderson looks to build on the most productive game of his career - a rare victory for the league-worst Bobcats - on Friday night in Toronto.
These clubs have split two meetings, with both coming before...
While Coach Dunlap’s rotation has been marred by inconsistency this season, the Bobcats have consistently lost, regardless of whomever has been out on the court. Both trends continued last night as the Bobcats lost on the road to the Toronto Raptors 92-78. Dunlap’s small lineups against the Raptors worked effectively throughout the first three quarters, but the strategy backfired...