Found April 06, 2012 on Hoops Addict:
The Toronto Raptors have 327,108 likes on Facebook, 72,624 followers on Twitter and have had 471,272 fans walk through the gates so far this season. Due to such a large group of fans with varying interests, it stands to reason the team won’t be able to keep all of their fans happy during a rebuilding season. But all of this complaining about a three-game winning streak? That’s pure rubbish. While it’s easy to see how fans might clamor for losses down the stretch of a lost season so that the team can earn more lottery balls, the reality of the situation, however, is that the Raptors don’t want any part of tanking games. Everybody involved with the team has too much at stake, whether it’s playing time or a role with the team in the future. “The only system I understand is to go out and win,” Casey told the media last weekend. “We struggled some in Seattle. We built, but we didn’t do it by trying to get ping-pong balls. We did it by trying to win, develop our guys and learn how to wi...

Toronto’s Without An Established Floor General

Tonight looks to be one heck of a challenge for Dwane Casey as his starting point guard, backup point guard and third string point guard won’t suit up. Instead of having Jose Calderon, Jerryd Bayless, and Gary Forbes at his disposal, Casey will need to lean on Ben Uzoh, fresh off signing his second 10-day contract, and Justin Dentmon, who signed his first 10-day contract with the...

Loren Woods arrested for DUI and bribery

In what is the most interesting Loren Woods news since.... well, ever, the former NBA player was arrested this week for driving under the influence of alcohol in Tampa, Florida. He then allegedly attempted to bribe the arresting officer with $2,200 of cash. From the report at According to his arrest report, 33-year-old Loren Woods was driving erratically shortly...

Cavs end skid, finally figure out Raptors 84-80

No one would’ve blamed the Cavs for losing to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Coming off nine straight losses, missing their starting point guard, shooting guard and center and playing without their coach (who got himself thrown out before halftime), it would’ve been easy for this team to sleepwalk through another late season loss. But Antawn Jamison and newly signed PG...

Box Score: Cavs 84, Raptors 80

It took a bunch of D-Leaguers and Coach Byron Scott getting thrown, but the Cavs finally managed to beat the Toronto Raptors (though it’s more accurate to say that the Cavs stole this game.) Cleveland trailed 63-52 after three quarters, looking lifeless and well on their way to their 10th consecutive loss. But a combination of Lester Hudson’s energy (23 points, 7 assists), Toronto’s...

Raptors Re-Sign Anderson, Uzoh To 2nd 10-Day Contracts

The Toronto Raptors have re-signed guard-forward Alan Anderson and guard Ben Uzoh to second 10-day contracts.

Huge 4th quarter leads Cavs' win over Raptors

TORONTO (AP) -- Antawn Jamison scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Lester Hudson had a career-high 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 84-80 Friday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak. Samardo Samuels scored 10 points as Cleveland outscored the Raptors 33-17 in the fourth to avoid a sixth loss in seven meetings with Toronto. The Raptors...

Raptors G Calderon to sit out Friday

Toronto Raptors guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for Friday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Calderon required stitches after he was elbowed in the face during Saturday's game against Philadelphia. He is averaging 10.4 points, 8.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds this season.

Raptors fall short of 4 in a row, lose to Cavs

(Photo credit: Chris Young/Canadian Press via CBC Sports) The Toronto Raptors were looking to improve on their 3 game winning streak, but they came up short; losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers 84-80.The Raptors were in control of the game going into the 4th quarter, leading 63-51, but a game in the NBA is 48 minutes, not 36. The Cavaliers came roaring back with huge 4th quater effort...

No tanking here! Raptors win 3rd straight.

(Photo credit: Alex Brandon/Associated Press via CBC Sports) The Toronto Raptors got a dominating win on the road in Philadelphia, upending the 76ers in a 99-78 victory.Andrea Bargnani continued to be effective scoring the basketball and had 24 points on the night. DeMar DeRozan scored 18, while Jose Calderon had 12 points and dished out 13 assists. Ed Davis was stong on the glass...

Cavaliers-Raptors Preview

The Toronto Raptors have proven fairly formidable of late thanks to a tremendous defensive display. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The host Raptors try for a four-game season sweep and a sixth win in seven meetings with the short-handed Cavaliers, who look to avoid a 10th consecutive loss Friday night. After knocking off Washington and...
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