Found March 25, 2012 on
Hoops Heads North:
New York Knicks
The Toronto Raptors were in Chicago to face the Bulls for the 2nd time in 4 days. When they met this past Wednesday on Canadian Forces Night, the Bulls managed a come from behind 94-82 win over the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors would be without the services of DeMar DeRozan who rolled his ankle late in the 4th quarter on Friday night in the Raptors' dominating win over the New York Knicks. The Bulls would miss Derrick Rose for the 6th straight game due to a nagging groin injury that has forced him out of action
This game would prove to be a nail biter! Here is my personal recap detailing key possessions from 4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, and overtime:
4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter:-CJ Watson hit a go ahead 3 with 52 seconds left. Bulls take a 93-92 lead.-Amir Johnson finishes an alley-oop dunk on a pass from Jose Calderon. Raptors lead 94-93 with 46 seconds left.-CJ Watson is fouled by Amir Johnson on a drive to the basket with 32 seconds lef...
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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was out of the starting lineup for Saturday night's game with the Chicago Bulls because of a left ankle injury and fell one start short of tying the franchise record.
DeRozan , who is averaging 16.5 points, had started 130 straight games but was injured in the fourth quarter of Friday night's victory over the Knicks when he scored 30 points...
While the rest of the NBA players who signed overseas during the lockout go about their regular season, former Toronto Raptors swing guard Sonny Weems has been putting up solid numbers in Lithuania for BC Zalgiris Kaunas.
That is until Sunday when Weems went down hard with a severe left ankle sprain in the 88-71 win over Rudupis.
Early reports indicated Weems will be sidelined...
Charles Barkley isn’t exactly a college basketball expert, but he’s trying to play one on TV. Sir Charles has been providing studio analysis after games on the CBS/TNT/TruTV network throughout March Madness. After Kentucky beat Baylor 82-70 to win the South Region and advance to the Final Four Sunday, Barkley called them the best team in the country.
“Nobody can beat this...
Luol Deng hit a follow-up shot at the buzzer in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Toronto Raptors 102-101 on Saturday night for their NBA-leading 40th victory.
Chicago's C.J. Watson drove for the basket and Toronto's James Johnson blocked the attempt, but Deng got the ball and put it in the basket - a play officials reviewed to make sure it was in before the buzzer...
(31-18) vs. (16-33) Time/TV: 7 p.m./Sun SportsLine: Magic by 6Tickets: $12-$403 on TiqIQSeason Series: Won 102-96 in Orlando on Jan. 1; Won 92-88 in Toronto on March 5; Tonight in Toronto