The Toronto Raptors gave starting point guard Kyle Lowry the night off in Brooklyn to rest and Canadian guard Cory Joseph stepped in and stepped up to score a career-high 33 points on career highs in field goal makes and attempts (15-22) in the 119-109 road win.
“It’s gone, now I can just focus on my game,” Toronto Raptors DeMarre Carroll told Pro Bball Report. “Last year was always about (that). This year was I hope my knee don’t hurt tomorrow. Now my knee is good.”
The NBA announced that the Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played January 9-15. DeRozan finished the week averaging 30.7 points as the Raptors went 3-0.
DeMar DeRozan has been making a big impression on the NBA this season and nothing illustrates this point better than when a beat writer from the Raptors division rival Celtics starts comparing him to the master of the midrange Kobe Bryant.
The Celtics young veteran free agent Jared Sullinger was signed to fill a gaping experience hole in the Raptors big man rotation caused by the loss of Bismack Biyombo to the Magic and if he doesn’t have any setbacks to his recovery, he could be the answer to the Raptors only glaring need.
It’s official, Toronto Raptors big man Jared Sullinger and guard Delon Wright have been cleared to practice with the team. The timing couldn’t be better as the NBA is entering prime trade season.
The Toronto Raptors have an opportunity to tie the franchise record for the most wins through 41 games in team history with home victories Friday vs. Nets (8-30) and Sunday vs. Knicks (18-22) and then set the record in Brooklyn on Tuesday.