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posted by Mike Masaya POUND 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: RAPTOR 123, MAGIC 88 SEASON RECORD: 11W-20LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #1: DEMAR DEROZANLINE: 21 pts (7-14), 7-8 FT, 3 reb, 3 astIf there has been one consistent Raptor this year it has been without a doubt DeMar DeRozan. As great as DeMar DeRozan has performed during their last few wins my fear was that he would soon become the team’s crutch. My fear was likely not warranted as the Raptors went on a 5 game winning streak leading up tonights win against the Orlando Magic with a team total 33 assists. It’s was clear everyone from the starters to the bench players were pulling their weight last night and the truth is that is the only way they are going to win.POUND THE ROCK STAR #2: ED DAVISLINE:...
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Toronto Raptors underachieving center Andrea Bargnaniremains “a lock to be moved,” a source close to the situation told Marc Steinof ESPN.One source close to the situation said Friday that Bargnani remains "a lock to be moved." That naturally depends on finding a taker for the underachieving Italian forward.Stein notes that it’s been “widely assumed” for months...
It has been widely assumed for months that the Raptors would try to package Calderon’s expiring deal with Barngani’s in hopes of landing a top-flight player in return. But the Raps have actually functioned better so far this season when Lowry — who brings an undeniable “swagger,” as coach Dwane Casey likes to say, but is also undeniably up and down with his moods — has...
This offseason Landry Fields agreed to a three-year deal with the Toronto Raptors.
So professionally, things are going fine. But take a look at his model girlfriend Elaine Alden. You can learn more about her from her Twitter, Facebook and Model Mayhem pages.
But everything you need to know you can see from the pics below
Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official...
Andrea Bargnani has been the subject of constant trade talk.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points as the Toronto Raptors blew out the injury-depleted Orlando Magic 123-88 Saturday night. It was the Raptors' third consecutive victory over the Magic, who have lost five straight since Glen Davis went out with a shoulder injury. Toronto (11-20) is now 6-1 in its last seven after posting its largest margin of victory on the season...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even after Saturday's 123-88 blasting of the Orlando Magic to conclude a .500 December, Toronto Raptors coach Dwayne Casey said his team hasn't turned the corner. "Not yet," said Casey, whose team is now 7-1 in its last eight games after posting its largest margin of victory on the season. "Defensively, we still have a ways to go. We'...
There is a big hole in Orlando's lineup. Just about everyone will remind you about it. The five-game losing streak Orlando is suffering through is (perhaps) coincidentally matching the time since Glen Davis suffered a strained shoulder.
To that point, Davis was puting in a career season in averaging a career-best 16.0 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game. His scoring...
The Orlando Magic obviously lost Dwight Howard, who is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, in the offseason, and many expected the team's defense to suffer mightily as a result. But early in the season, the Magic have showed promise at times on defense, despite being very young in the frontcourt. It became the bedrock of the team's fast start.
Stan Van Gundy still communicates with the player who was most responsible for him being successful with the Orlando Magic, and the same guy who was chiefly responsible for him being fired. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Van Gundy said he still exchanges friendly text messages with Dwight Howard.
In the interview, Van Gundy discussed Howard’s status with the Los Angeles...
The Magic were riding high on a three-game win streak until everything seemed to come crashing down with Glen Davis falling to the court with a sprained shoulder. Four games later, and it feels like the Magic have hit rock bottom.
Orlando's top-ranked defense is fading as the team searches for a way to replace the team's emotional fulcrum. The team is struggling to replace...
(10-20) vs. (12-17)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 4
Tickets: $27-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. 18; Lost 93-90 in Toronto on Dec. 21; Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
Earlier tonight, Washington Wizards forward Emeka Okafor decided to welcome Orlando Magic center Gustavo Ayon to a special block party.Watch as Emeka blocks Ayon's dunk attempt in the second quarter of play with a one-handed denial:
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic had won a season-best four straight before running into the Toronto Raptors just over a week ago.
Not much has gone their way since.
The Magic try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Saturday night against the visiting Raptors, who look to keep rolling with a third consecutive victory in the...