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With their 102-98 win over the host Bucks Saturday night, the Raptors have now posted 21 road wins with two more remaining on the schedule. The latest wasn’t easy, not decided until the very end as Milwaukee refused to go away, a testament to head coach Larry Drew and his players. It was also a testament to Toronto’s lack of focus in playing a first half head coach Dwane Casey would refer to as “crap.’’ DeMar DeRozan sealed it with 9.9 seconds left, making both of his free throws on a night when the Raptors made their shots from the stripe down the stretch. Toronto Sun

April 4, 2014 Updates

Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment group that owns the Raptors, answered affirmatively when CBC TV host George Stroumboulopoulos asked him whether the team can and will re-sign point guard Kyle Lowry (video link; scroll ahead to 5:50 mark). The point guard is set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer, and ever since the team came close to trading him to the Knicks in December, there’s been little certainty about Toronto’s plans. Leiweke’s answers today offer the strongest indication yet that Toronto intends to retain Lowry. Hoops Rumors

“There’s a really special bond between [GM] Masai [Ujiri] and Kyle,” Leiweke said. “This town should be in love with this guy. What a great story. He’s vented that anger and energy that he had last year, and it was sometimes aimed at the refs, sometimes aimed at other people. He’s figured out how to vent that and put that into the team, and this team truly loves each other.” Hoops Rumors

April 3, 2014 Updates

In February this roster was about one phone call from a controlled demolition, and the call would have carried Lowry away. But the call never came. “[We came] very, very close [to a different path],” says Ujiri, on the phone from Chicago. “I think it was clear for us that after the Rudy Gay trade we were going to see how this whole thing was going to play out … but one thing that really encouraged me was that Kyle, I think Kyle really grew up. We had some honest discussions, and some honest challenges. National Post

April 2, 2014 Updates

Kyle Lowry underwent tests that revealed no structural damage of his left knee injury. The Toronto Raptors list Lowry as a game-time decision for Wednesday's game with a sore knee. Lowry will continue to undergo exams. RealGM

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The NBA’s favourite mascot returned to the hardwood Sunday, showing no sign of the injury that had kept him out all season. After tearing his Achilles while doing back flips at a pre-season event in Halifax last fall, the Raptor spent 5 ½ months watching from the sidelines and undergoing gruelling rehab. But the much-beloved Dino was back at the Air Canada Centre Sunday afternoon for Toronto’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. Toronto Star

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Nasty break-up and all, Air Canada is the best thing that ever happened to the Toronto Raptors.

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