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02/10/2013

Rudy Gay helps ease the Jose pain.

Rene Johnston (@ReneJohnston1) & Steve Russell (@RussellPhotos)

While photographers no doubt still miss Jose Calderon's face, that wonderfully expressive face. Rudy Gay's performance on the court is no doubt easing the sting for Raptors' fans.

The Raptors 102 - 89 win over the New Orleans Hornets, soon to be the Pelicans was another look at how special he is.

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors new star Rudy Gay goes up for the slam against New Orleans Hornets in first half action at  the ACC. This first quarter dunk was captured by a remote camera mounted underneath the basket trigged by a radio remote on a camera.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - In the same play as the image above, Rudy Gay goes up for the slam.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Again, Rudy Gay.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Rudy Gay....again.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors small forward Rudy Gay is defended by New Orleans Hornets power forward Anthony Davis.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Rudy Gay cuts through a double team by Robin Lopez and Al-Farouq Aminu.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Rudy Gay and fans celebrate a basket.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors Rudy Gay gets the ball past New Orleans Hornets centre Robin Lopez.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Rudy Gay hits the foul shot gives the Raptors 100 points and more importantly rewards the fans with a free slice of pizza. 

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Rudy Gay finished with 20 points and eight rebounds.

 

22 wasn't the only guy playing

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors small forward Landry Fieldshas a laugh with New Orleans Hornets centre Robin Lopez  before the game.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors point guard John Lucas, who is listed at 5-11 gets a boost from Quincy Acy at the end of warm-ups.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - The Raptor gets the crowd going during player introductions.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson up for the slam.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas reaches for a loose ball between a pair of Hornets.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors shooting guard Terrence Ross gets something in his eye.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry seaks a pass around Jason Smith and pays the price.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Same play as above from an alternate angle.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors point guard John Lucas fouls his New Orleans counter part, point guard Brian Roberts.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan gets by New Orleans Hornets Eric Gordon.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan scores early in the second half. 

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors DeMar DeRozan is fouled by Greivis Vasquez.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry navigates through the defence of the New Orleans Hornets.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson soars over Brian Roberts.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry gets around New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors John Lucas makes the pass to Amir Johnson.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas defends against Robin Lopez.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - The spirit of Jose is honoured everytime a Raptor scores a three.

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