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Landry Fields scored 15 points, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and six assists in his Raptors debut to help Toronto beat the Washington Wizards 104-101 in exhibition play Wednesday night.
Amir Johnson added 13 points, Jose Calderon had 12 points and eight assists, and DeMar DeRozan finished with 11 points for the Raptors (3-1).
Trevor Booker had 12 points to top the Wizards (1-4), while Emeka Okafor, Martell Webster, Jan Vesely and Bradley Beal had 11 apiece.
Lowry started after missing the first three games of the exhibition schedule - and a good chunk of Toronto's training camp in Halifax, Nova Scotia - because of a groin injury. The point guard scored Toronto's first points of the game off a steal and a drive in front of a crowd that included Jon Bon Jovi and former Raptors star Tracy Murray.
Toronto's Andrea Bargnani left the game with a left calf contusion in the third quarter.
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Here is what Toronto Raptors fans have been waiting for. I hope this is just a taste of wht is to come this season.
Check out this video of Jonas Valanciunas as he pump fakes and drives to the rack for a huge one-handed jam.
As the NBA comes closer and closer more news about former UNC basketball players at the next level is coming out. Ed Davis (@eddavis32 on twitter), the 6’10/235 lbs forward/center who was drafted 13th overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2010 draft, has had his fourth year option exercised by the franchise. From an article on Inside Hoops it says that the Raptors, who had until...
For a lot NBA fans the preseason is the appetizer for the main course that is the regular season. For teams like the reigning champions Miami Heat, Western Conference champs Oklahoma City Thunder and newly stacked Los Angeles Lakers, it means even less, and serves more as a warm up than anything else. For the Toronto Raptors and their fans on the other hand, this 2012 preseason holds...
After suffering from a strained thigh muscle at the end of training camp, Kyle Lowry missed the first three games of training camp. Now, Stephen Brotherston of HoopsWorld reports that the Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey said Lowry will be ready to play in Wednesday's game against the Wizards.“(Kyle Lowry) has been working at practice yesterday and today,” Casey said....
The Raptors have exercised their fourth-year option on Ed Davis.
I hope this is only the beginning.It's only preseason and we're starting to get a glimpse of what the Toronto Raptors rookie big man, Jonas Valanciunas has to offer. Check out Jonas in tonight's preseason matchup against the Wizards as he fakes out Emeka Okafor for the nasty one-handed slam. (video via NBA Orbit)'Like' us on Facebook!Subscribe to RAPS TALK, our...
posted by Romy AquinoGoing into last night, the talk was all about the debut of Kyle Lowry with the Toronto Raptors and the chance for the fans to get their first look at the likely Raptors regular season starting five of Lowry / DeRozan / Fields / Bargnani / Valanciunas. But despite a solid night for Lowry (14 pts/6 ast) and a sick throwdown by Valanciunas....most of the news...
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Knicks @ Raptors Pre-Game:
After almost a week off the hardwood, the Knicks are back in action! Beginning on Friday, the Knicks embark on a three game in four day stretch starting with the Toronto Raptors, then Saturday with the Boston Celtics and finish against the 76ers on Monday at the Carrier Dome. Amar’e Stoudemire will make his preseason...