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DeMarre Carroll
DeMarre Carroll
Position: F
Born: 06/27/86
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.2 kg.
Salary: $13,600,000
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The Raptors were outpaced, outscored and out-rebounded, their deficit growing steadily throughout the game to a whopping 38 points by the end of the fourth quarter. But Lowry told reporters on Thursday that Joseph and Carroll’s behaviour had nothing to do with the loss. “They got plenty of rest, I’m sure. Whatever time they got out, it doesn’t matter… Whatever they did, they were prepared for the game. We just lost,” Lowry said.
Steve Simmons, the Toronto Sun writer who broke the story, said Raptors management asked him to release the names of the players seen at the casino. “I looked over my shoulder and there’s…DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph and probably five or six other people that I didn’t recognize walking through the casino,” he told CTV News Channel. “I thought to myself that it was strange behaviour before the game…and I noted it.”
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On the morning of the latest, biggest game in Raptors history — just before 2 in the morning to be precise — two prominent Toronto players were spotted walking through a downtown Cleveland casino with a large group, clearly not in game-preparation mode. This may have had nothing to do with how or why the Raptors were decimated and embarrassed 116-78 again by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final. But it makes you wonder. Why? Why would DeMarre Carroll and Cory Joseph put their own reputations in question, possibly put their team in question, by being seen wandering around in the middle of the night?
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The blow that sent LeBron James to the hardwood as though he’d been struck by lightning, after all, was actually delivered by the arm of James’s teammate, Tristan Thompson, albeit with some crafty assistance from Carroll, the Raptors forward whose well-placed elbow urged Thompson’s arm in the direction of James’s face. Still, James embellished, as he does. “I say he’s acting (after Game 1) and everybody jumps down my throat,” Carroll said on Sunday. “But then (after Game 3) everybody says he deserves an Oscar.”
Storyline: Officiating Complaints