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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. 

A Raptor player hangs onto the mesh during player introductions.

Jose Calderon warms-up just prior to tip off.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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