Found January 20, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Los Angeles Lakers
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors shook off some disturbing trends with their 108-103 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Lakers before a sellout crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre. They ended a four-game losing streak for starters. They also snapped a 0-20 run in games in which they had allowed 100 or more points in regulation time. And it was their first win over the Lakers since Jan. 24, 2010. Until Sunday, they had lost four in a row to Los Angeles. The Raptors are 7-25 all-time against the Lakers. Perhaps more important they were able to hang on to win a game after leading by as many as 19 points. That hasn't always been the case. They led the Philadelphia 76ers by 19 on Friday only to lose in overtime. Blowing big leads has been a bad habit for Toronto. "I thought it was one of the most complete games we've had all year from top to bottom," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. "I thought our zone was effective, even when we were mixed up, they wer...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Andrea Bargnani still doesn't have a timetable for his return from an elbow injury.
But Raptors beat writer Josh Lewenberg shared some good news for the Toronto Raptors and Bargnani owners: The Magician has been cleared for on-court work without contact.
Bargnani has been out of action since December 10. Even when he returns, he may not come back to a starting role. Dwane...
Currently on a four-game losing streak, the Toronto Raptors have suffered their share of painful defeats this season. With overtime losses to the Bulls and Sixers on Wednesday and Friday, the Raptors have fallen to just 1-4 in overtime and 2-5 in non-overtime games decided by five points or less. A poor record in close games — it’s a classic indicator of a bad team, and at...
Ed Davis is still woefully underowned in fantasy leagues (37 percent of Yahoo leagues), despite playing well as a starter.
The former North Carolina Tar Heels good play continued with 18 points (9-13 FG) and eight rebounds in Sunday's win over the Lakers.
Landry Fields finally broke out of his slump with a double-double: 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-4 FT) and 10 points with four...
Yesterday the Toronto Raptors beat the LA Lakers at the ACC. Normally this would be big news but in terms of the Raptors pulling off an upset. This win was nice and all, but honestly the story that came out of this game is more about how bad the Lakers are than the Raptors making progress.
Is this the ultimate karma kick in the head for LA? They load up on Dwight Howard and Steve...
If every sports star got to play for the team he idolized growing up, the Cowboys, Bulls or Yankees would be stacked.
The Toronto Raptors wouldn’t be too bad off, either.
While the Raptors are usually not the first pick of young basketball fans looking to make their name in the sport, the north-of-the-border NBA club was apparently the favorite of a youthful Kevin Durant. He liked...
Can DeMar DeRozan be the guy for the Raptors?credit: bleacherreport.com
The Toronto Raptors bother me, and they should bother you too. It is bothering me even more that as I type this critical piece about them they are beating the Lakers, which used to mean something. For the past eight years, the Raptors have had high draft picks. Every offseason they throw monopoly money at unproven...
By: John Fortney – Staff Writer
The Return of Mr. Anderson!
The Toronto Raptors are slowly becoming a fantasy basketball plethora. If you are not sure about the meaning of the word, I don’t blame you. You can either google it, or you could watch “The Three Amigos” and then just thank me later. Jose Calderon (13/1/4), Ed Davis (18/10/6/1/2), Amir Johnson (9/5/5/2stl), Terrence...
TORONTO -- Jose Calderon scored 22 points and added nine assists as the Toronto Raptors ended a four-game losing streak by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 108-103 Sunday before a crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre. Landry Fields added his second double-double of the season scoring a season-best 18 points and adding 10 rebounds. Ed Davis also scored 18 for Toronto and had 10...