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DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry had two big baskets in overtime and the Toronto Raptors held off the New Orleans Hornets 104-97 on Friday night.
The Raptors, who never trailed in the second half, scored nine of the first 11 points in overtime after blowing a seven-point lead in the last 1:30 of regulation. Amir Johnson scored under the basket to give Toronto a 93-91 lead. Lowry then drove the baseline for a reverse layup and hit a 3-pointer to make it 98-93.
DeRozan finished off the Hornets with two free throws and an outside shot that made it 102-95 with 31.7 seconds left.
Lowry, coming off the bench after missing seven straight games with a partial triceps tear, had 17 points. Alan Anderson added 14 points for the Raptors.
Rookie big man Anthony Davis led New Orleans with 25 points. Greivis Vasquez added 20 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds, falling just shy of his first career triple-double.
The Raptors won for only the third time in 18 road games, while the Ho...
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Jonas Valanciunas will be out of action for four to six weeks but there was some good news with regard to the fractured metacarpal on the ring finger of his right hand. The good news is no surgery will be required.
“He saw a hand specialist,” Raps head coach Dwane Casey said before Wednesday’s game. “But he doesn’t have to have surgery and that’s the main thing, the...
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, helping the Toronto Raptors to an easy 123-88 victory over the injury-depleted Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Rookie Ed Davis had 18 points and seven rebounds as Toronto won for the seventh time in eight games. The Raptors, who hit a season-high 15 3-pointers, got 16 points apiece from Kyle Lowry...
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But because of the leadership shown by veteran Jose Calderon, Lowry will come off the bench whenever he gets back.
“Jose has earned the position,” Casey said before the game. “Jose has played as well as any point guard we’ve had this year so that’s where it is right now. We’ll see in the next couple of days but right now Jose is the starting point guard and has done a...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, helping the Toronto Raptors to an easy 123-88 victory over the injury-depleted Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Rookie Ed Davis had 18 points and seven rebounds as Toronto won for the seventh time in eight games. The Raptors, who hit a season-high 15 3-pointers, got 16 points apiece...
Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has seen and coached more than enough teams to know which ones have what it takes to execute down the stretch in clutch situations.
His young Raptors were on a five-game winning streak against a seasoned older San Antonio Spurs team and it didn't really surprise him who came out on top of last night's game. In a post game interview...
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'...
The Toronto Raptors' longest winning streak in nearly three years is over.
The New Orleans Hornets are hoping they've started a run of their own.
Toronto will try to rebound from its first loss in six games Friday night in New Orleans, where the Western Conference-worst Hornets look to build off their first victory in three-plus weeks.
The Raptors (9-20) were hoping to...
NEW ORLEANS -- Showing no ill effects from a triceps injury that sidelined him for the past seven games, point guard Kyle Lowry came off the bench to score five of his 17 points in overtime to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 104-97 victory over the New Orleans Hornets Friday night at the New Orleans Arena. The Raptors, who won for the sixth time in seven games, outscored the Hornets...