Found October 20, 2012 on Hoops Heads North:
Toronto Raptors' Amir Johnson blocks NY Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (photo credit: AP)The Toronto Raptors and the New York Knickerbockers visited 'La Belle Province' and the city of Montreal for a pre-season NBA game in front of a sold out crowd at the Bell Centre, as a part of 'Canada Series 2012'. The Raptors left the Bell Centre with a 107-88 win over the Knicks, which continued to offer optimism about the work they've put in Training Camp thus far.Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors were hot from behind the arc, making a total of 12 of 26 in 3 pointers, including Lowry who went 5-6 from 3 himself. Lowry was a big part of the offense which he will continue to be all season. Kyle scored 17 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, dished out 5 assists, and managed a steal and a block in 30 minutes of play.Carmelo Anthony had a solid all around game individually, scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks, but he went 0-7 from 3 (8-20 from the field overall),...

THE WALKING DEAD! Amir Johnson of the Raptors a zombie for a day at Toronto's Zombie Walk 2012

posted by Romy AquinoSo when you're a Toronto Raptor in the preseason, what else are you going to do on your day off in Toronto? Chill out...maybe play video games...or read a book...well, how about the Toronto ZOMBIE WALK?  That's what the Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson did on his day off Saturday based his Twitter and Facebook Page.Prep TimeWalking Dead Time'Like'...

Fantasy Basketball: Jonas Valanciunas – Late Round Steal

The toughest part of fantasy drafts are in the last few rounds where the choice is often limited to wily veterans in the twilight of their career to unproven rookies with no guarantee in the rotation. In this year’s NBA fantasy draft, Jonas Valanciunas will be worth a pick at the end of your draft. J-Val (a nickname unlikely to ever catch on), was drafted in 2011 by the Toronto...

Season Preview: Toronto Raptors

Going into their 18th season in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors are looking to finally put this team on the map and keep them there. With only five playoff appearances in history, the Raptors have never put together a team that can get past the second round. With a young talented core, Toronto fans are excited that this team can become a playoff team and continue to stay...

Carmelo Anthony: I Feel Bad For A-Rod

The New York Yankees are done for the season and yet the buzz about the seemingly humiliated Alex Rodriguez continues to swell. Another New York athlete that lives in the consistent spotlight of the world’s busiest media market is Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Please Click Here To Read This Story

Steve Nash Says He Was Extremely Close To Signing With The Raptors

The fans of the Toronto Raptors are going flip out their seats when they read this story. Wow Toronto what could have been in the Air Canada Centre. Pro Basketball Talk via the Toronto Sun is reporting that Canada’s own Steve Nash says he was extremely close to becoming a Toronto Raptor. In an interview [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,...

Raptors 107, Knicks 88

Andrea Bargnani scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 107-88 on Friday night in a preseason game at the sold-out Bell Centre. Toronto won its third in a row to improve to 4-1 and dealt New York its first loss in three exhibition games. The Raptors outscored New York 30-20 in the third quarter and went up by 12 after Jose Calderon scored on a layup off...

Bon Jovi headlines at Raptors-Wizards game, John Wall: "Never heard of him."

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...

New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors – Preseason Preview

*Game will played in Montreal 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...

Carmelo Anthony: 'I feel bad' for A-Rod

Add Carmelo Anthony to the the list of NBA superstars coming to the defense of embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.  Lord knows the New York fans aren't. It sounds like the New York Knicks forward is sympathetic towards A-Rod for the way he was benched and booed during the playoffs and, like Kobe Bryant the other day, doesn't think riding the pine suits...

Which Knicks Will Step Up During Amar'e Stoudemire's Knee Injury?

Despite displaying explosiveness and scoring 18 points in the Knicks' loss to the Raptors just this past Friday, it was revealed that Amar'e Stoudemire will be sidelined a couple weeks, due to a ruptured syst in his left knee. He's returned to New York to have the injury re-evaluated.Such a blow to this still adjusting Knicks squad is quite devastating. After struggling...
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