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01/14/2011

Raptors lose (again) to Detroit and some old teammates

Rick Madonik, Staff Photographer

Friday was another disappointing night at the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Raptors when they took on the Detroit Pistons and a couple of former teammates - Charlie Villeneuva and Tracy McGrady.

Although the Raptors have a number of injuries which limit their abilities, they did manage to claw their way back late into the game and had a chance with less than a minute remaining. But missed opportunities, turnovers and poor board work, all contributed to another notch in the loss column.

There were few bright spots - photographically - at least, from the Toronto point of view. Below is a few of the photos filed throughout, and following, the game. The common theme which runs through all is the inability to control the ball and put the ball in the hoop.

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Detroit's Tracy McGrady finishes his slam with some style during NBA action between Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons at the Air Canada Centre on January 14, 2011.

 

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Detroit's Tracy McGrady works his defensive end against DeMar DeRozan.

 

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DeMar DeRozan loses the ball in the offensive end as he's guarded by Greg Monroe.

 

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Rodney Stuckey yells as he's fouled by Jose Calderon.

 

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With about 22 seconds left, and a chance to pull off the come from behind, Amir Johnson loses the handle while driving the key and the ball ends up in Greg Monroe's hands.

 

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Detroit's Charlie Villaneuva loses a rebound to Andrea Bargnani.

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