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02/27/2011

Raptors go from up 16 to down 18.

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer

For the first half it was a different team from the one that took the floor friday night. They took every aspect of that game against the Suns and turned it into a 18 - 2 lead against the Dallas Mavericks.

It was awesome to watch, the problem was, once Toronto had that 18-2 lead the game was 112-78 after that. 

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A Raptor player hangs onto the mesh during player introductions.

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Jose Calderon warms-up just prior to tip off.

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Those warm-up leaps must have worked, 6'3' Jose Calderon gets a rebound in front of 7'1" Dirk Nowitzki, Calderon lead the Raptors with eight rebounds.

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The earlier Raptor lead gave Jason Kidd and the Mavs something to chew on.

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Toronto Raptors small forward James Johnson comes down after a dunk as the Toronto Raptors play the Dallas Mavericks at the Air Canada Centre.

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This foul shot would break the Raptors opening run, the Maverick would outscore the Raptors 112-78 from this point on.

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Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon is taken out by former teammate Shawn Marion.

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Toronto Raptors shooting guard Leandro Barbosa (20) saves the ball.

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Toronto Raptors shooting guard Leandro Barbosa (20) gets above everyone for the board.

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Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks point guard Jose Juan Barea (11) pursues.

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Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan (10) dunks to tie the game, the wheels fell off for the Rapors soon after.

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Toronto Raptors point guard Jerryd Bayless (5) gets a shot over Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41).

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The Raptors executed wonderfully on the first part of the fan's sign, two and three still need some work!

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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki lead all scorers with 31 points.

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The game out of reach DeMar DeRozan sits on the bench as the Toronto Raptors lose to the Dallas Mavericks 114-96 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

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