Found April 06, 2012 on Hoops Addict:
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 team earlier this morning. Gulp. “We’re going with Ben (Uzoh) because he knows what we want to do,” Dwane Casey told the media before the game against Cleveland. The fact Casey is leaning on a guy that has been with the team for ten days shows just how dire the point guard position currently is for Toronto. “It would be very difficult to run a team that has been together now for most of the season and now come into the mix with two weeks left,” Casey said of Dentmon. “You can run a pick-and-roll and a mid-screen roll, flex, or whatever, but just the second or third option would give him problems. Even that...

The Raptors Can’t Please Everyone

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...

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 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 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 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...

Catching Up With Justin Dentmon

I was able to chat with Justin Dentmon before his debut as a Toronto Raptor about trying to learn a team’s offense on the fly, what he has done to learn Dwane Casey’s sets and why Toronto was the ideal team for him to land on. Download audio file (dentmon.mp3) sr_adspace_id = 1000001551307; sr_adspace_width = 728; sr_adspace_height = 90; ...

Catching Up With DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan chatting about his five-game scoring streak where he has averaged 21.8, being more aggressive to draw fouls and Dwane Casey wanting him to grow into a role as a “closer” in the fourth quarter. Download audio file (demar.mp3) sr_adspace_id = 1000001551307; sr_adspace_width = 728; sr_adspace_height = 90; sr_ad_new_window = true...
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