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posted by Mike MasayaPOUND 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: PACERS 90, RAPTORS 88 SEASON RECORD: 0W-1LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #3: KYLE LOWRYLINE: 21 pts (6-11), 2-3 3pt, 7-7 FT, 8 ast, 7 reb, 5 stlWhat more can you ask for from your newly acquired starting point guard on opening night? Lowry did not let up once during the game and pushed the pace from beginning to end. Aside from his 21 pts, he was able to force Indiana shot clock violations, stole inbound passes turning them into points and was fantastic on help defense. Even with the loss, no need for concern here.POUND THE ROCK STAR #17: JONAS VALANCIUNASLINE: 12 pts (6-15), 10 rebRumor prior to tip off was that Jonas was understandably nervous about his NBA debut in front of nearly 20k fans. He s...
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posted by Romy AquinoIt's Halloween and Toronto Raptors basketball is back y'all. No lockout, no shortened season, no sir...we have an 82-game season with a much improved roster from last year. The Toronto Raptors are a young team on the rise and have a solid starting five in Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Andrea Bargnani and Jonas Valanciunas. It doesn&...
The sneakers you see above belong to Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson. He wore them in his team’s opener against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The face you see on those sneakers also belongs to Amir Johnson.
It takes a certain type of person to want their own face looking back at them when they look down at their feet, but to each his own. LeBron James was wearing...
Forward DeMar DeRozan agreed to a contract extension with the Toronto Raptors, ESPN.com reported. The deal, which beat Wednesday deadline for renegotiating contracts for future free agents, was for $40 million over four years. ESPN also reported incentives could increase the contract to $46 million. Last season, DeRozan averaged 16.7 points and 3.3 rebounds for Toronto.
The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer.
What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often.
Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That leaves Indiana...
Earlier tonight, Toronto Raptors forward Demar DeRozan decided to excite the fans at the Air Canada Centre with a nasty alley-oop dunk in the second quarter of their game against the Indiana Pacers.
Watch as DeRozan flies for the dunk after receiving a pass from teammate, Randy Foye:
George Hill scored the go-ahead basket with two seconds left, completing the Indiana Pacers' rally for a 90-88 season-opening win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
David West scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Paul George had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Pacers, who trailed 84-74 with just under six minutes left. Roy Hibbert added 14 points...
Despite having a successful season, it appears this expectations are low once again this season for the Indiana Pacers by most members of the media and fans outside of Indiana.
David West talked with me about how the Pacers grew from their series against the Miami Heat last year and why expectations are high in the locker room this season.