Found December 19, 2012 on
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These are weird times in Toronto.
In the last two weeks, the Raptors have seen quite a lot. Reserve forward Amir Johnson got tossed for a bizarre incident in which the referee would not let him feel the ball after another player’s free throw attempt. Amid a winless five-game road trip, the team called a meeting to address the many issues and grievances, and the rousing result of that catharsis was a 32-point loss to the Jazz. They went to Portland to finish that trip, and left with serious injuries to Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry.
By the end of it, Raptors beat writer Doug Smith described the attitude in the locker room this way for The Toronto Star: “I don’t know what it’ll be, but something’s gotta give before people start punching each other.”
So, that’s bad.
In subjecting myself to three Raptors games so far this season (let it never be said I don’t take this job seriously), my professional opinion is that the Raptors are terrible. They are aggravating to watch not simply beca...
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Amazing what a little addition by subtraction does for the Toronto Raptors. Remove Andrea Bargnani from the mix and they start winning.
Last night the Raps won a road game as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-99. Holy crap, that is three wins in a row.
Is this a sign of things to come or is this the classic Raptors tease that fans know all too well?
Tonight they could easily...
CLEVELAND -- Raptors coach Dwane Casey took a few moments prior to Tuesdays game in Cleveland to answer some questions about his team, as well as the Cavaliers. The Raptors (6-19) have won two straight overall -- but have lost 11 consecutive road games.
Question:How is rookie center Jonas Valanciunas doing?
Casey: Hes coming along. Hes a typical rookie -- hes had some good moments...
Landry Fields will return to the lineup tonight in what will be just his sixth game with Toronto. The Raptors guard has missed the last six weeks after undergoing ulnar nerve transposition surgery to address compression/entrapment in his right elbow. He will dress tonight when the Raptors take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
Andrea Bargnani's recent comments about the Toronto Raptors' ineptitude may have been somewhat accurate at the time, but his teammates are doing their part to change it.
While they may still be among the worst teams in the NBA, the Raptors are on the brink of their longest winning streak in more than two years, and a visit from the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night should...
With the NBA trade rumors swirling, it can get a bit chaotic. Luckily, OfficialHoops has you covered. We’ll take a look at some of the names that have surfaced in recent days, and tell you what we’ve heard regarding those players. Andrea Bargnani: The Toronto Raptors power forward/center is currently dealing with an elbow injury that [...]The post OfficialHoops: Latest NBA Trade...
CLEVELAND -- When Jose Calderon sees the Cleveland Cavaliers, his eyes light up. The Toronto Raptors' veteran point guard continued his recent domination over the Cavs with a season-high 23 points in their 113-99 victory before 13,233 at Quicken Loans Arena. Calderon also dished out six assists, had five rebounds and two steals, as the Raptors (7-19) snapped an 11-game losing...
TORONTO (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Alan Anderson scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat the Detroit Pistons 97-91 Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to four games.
Jose Calderon had 17 assists, one shy of his season high, and Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points for the Raptors, who last won four straight from Nov. 17-24...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and the Toronto Raptors won on the road for the second time this season by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-99 on Tuesday night.
The Raptors snapped an 11-game skid on the road, winning away from home for the first time since Nov. 13 when they beat Indiana. Toronto, which is 2-14 on the road, has also won three in...
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 113, CAVS 99 SEASON RECORD: 7W-19LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: ALAN ANDERSONLINE...
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 97, PISTONS 91 SEASON RECORD: 8W-19LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: JOSE CALDERONLINE...
The Raptors' four-game win streak is their longest since November of 2010.
CLEVELAND -- Toronto point guard Jose Calderon continued his recent domination of the Cavaliers, scoring 23 points in the Raptors' 113-99 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday. Calderon added six assists and five rebounds as the Raptors (7-19) snapped an 11-game road losing streak. Cleveland came into the game one of the league's worst road teams, 1-14. The Raptors took the...
Last night Jose Calderon dropped 23/5/6 with 2 steals and 3 threes. Is it just me or has Jose Calderon been the greatest point guard in the history of fantasy basketball this year whey Kyle Lowry misses games? Jeez, I swear he is. So I decided to look at his numbers this season when he’s started, here you go: 11 games, 37 mpg/14 ppg/11 apg/4.2 rpg/1 spg/2.2 3pm/.479 FG/.833...
Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports Florida
While Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry remain sidelined, the Toronto Raptors are surprisingly playing their best basketball of the season.
The Orlando Magic are too, though extending their four-game winning streak may be tough without Glen Davis.
The visiting Magic won't have their starting power forward for the first time this season...
This past summer, the Knicks offered Stoudemire to nearly every team in the league — “available for free,” as one rival executive put it. But they found no takers because of his diminished production, his health and his contract, which has three years and $65 million remaining (counting this season) and which is uninsured against a career-ending knee injury.
In February, the...