MILWAUKEE -- Rudy Gay finally put the Toronto Raptors on sure footing against the Milwaukee Bucks. Matt Moore Rays Jersey
. Gay had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan added 17 points and a few key baskets down the stretch to spoil Milwaukees home opener, 97-90 on Saturday night. "With Rudy rebounding the way he did, his length, his athleticism -- he did an excellent job with that tonight," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Gay had another poor game from the field, going 4 of 14 to follow an ugly 6-of-23 performance Friday night in a loss to Atlanta. He found other ways to contribute, like hitting 8 of 10 from the free throw line and having his big game on the glass. "Im just trying not to be one-dimensional," Gay said. "I still wanted to make an effort on defence and the glass ... just make myself be part of the game." Toronto snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Bucks, which was the longest winning streak Milwaukee held over any opponent. Torontos last win was 91-87 on Nov. 1, 2008. The teams reunited just over a week after an exhibition game between the teams was called off in the first quarter because of slick court conditions. The Raptors nearly let this win slip away after leading by 12 points to start the fourth quarter. O.J. Mayo had 16 points off the bench for the Bucks, including a 3-pointer that tied the game at 85 with 5:53 left. They just couldnt convert on late opportunities, however, including a stretch of 1-of-6 shooting from the free throw line in a 4-minute stretch after tying the game. They also missed two 3s in that span. "I really felt if we just hung around hopefully we could probably try to steal it, but we just didnt make the plays down the stretch," coach Larry Drew said. But the Raptors did, including a step-back jumper by DeRozan to make it 89-85 with 4 minutes left. Then after missing two free throws, DeRozan was fouled again after corralling the rebound, making both this time with 2:09 left for a five-point lead. The Raptors controlled the paint early and outrebounded the Bucks 60-38, and 18-6 on the offensive end. They had a 21-4 edge in second-chance points. And time and time again, Toronto made it a point to drive the lane and get good ball movement. "Everybody made a concerted effort to try to get the ball from side-to-side and get everybody involved early," said guard Kyle Lowry, who finished with 14 points. After the ball whipped around the perimeter, DeRozan hit an open 3 from the corner to help build a 77-65 to start the fourth. But that deficit is nothing for the Bucks, who fell behind by 20 points in each of their first two games on the road, including a rousing 105-98 win earlier in the week in Boston. True to early season form, Milwaukee stormed back behind frontcourt reserves John Henson (13 points) and Khris Middleton (six), and a 3 from Mayo that tied it at 85 with 5:53 to go. The buckets stopped falling from there and the defence trailed off. "Tonight, I thought defensively we werent tied into together that last four minutes," said Mayo, who said he didnt start after arriving late for practice, and apologized for his tardiness. Caron Butler, a Wisconsin native playing his first home game since being traded to Milwaukee in the off-season, added 12 points and six rebounds. The game featured all the typical theatrics of a home opener, with a pulsing bass rattling the arena stands and the Bucks walking individually out of the tunnel with the lights dimmed. The team introduced its new coach and 11 new players. But all that fun was spoiled by the Raptors. Nate Wolters, a second-round draft pick, made his first career start at the point because of a hamstring injury to Brandon Knight. He finished with seven points and 10 assists. NOTES: Besides Knight, the Bucks were also without PG Luke Ridnour (back spasms). ... Raptors G Steve Novak missed his homecoming with a sore back. The seventh-year sharpshooter from the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer went to Marquette. He was a freshman on the 2003 team that went to the Final Four. Joe Maddon Jersey
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.com) - Will Conant booted a 39-yard field goal as time expired and Air Force played spoiler with a 27-24 win over 21st- ranked Colorado State on Friday.ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his right ankle, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp. Berry dislocated his finger in an earlier practice. It was unclear what happened to Berry during one of the early sessions of the days workout at Missouri Western. He walked gingerly to the tent next to the field and was checked on by trainers, and then talked with other team officials on the sideline before leaving on a cart. Berry was able to put weight on the leg, but was noticeably limping, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was still awaiting word on the severity of the injury. "Its no Achilles, its no ligament tear," Reid said. "Well have to see." Starting cornerback Marcus Cooper also left practice Thursday with a slight hamstring injury, compounding problems for a Chiefs secondary that was already thin coming into camp. The Chiefs allowed free safety Kendrick Lewis to depart in free agency, and released Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers in what amounted to a cost-saving move. They also saw contributors such as Quuintin Demps find homes with other teams, content to patch the holes mainly from within. Steven Souza Jersey
. . One of the players they were counting on to compete for the safety job was Sanders Commings, who missed his rookie season after breaking his collarbone in training camp. But he broke a bone in his right foot while getting juked to the ground by running back Jamaal Charles on Wednesday. Reid said after Thursdays workout that Commings would be undergoing surgery. Asked whether theres any timetable for his return, Reid said: "I dont know." "Well see," he said. "Normally if you break a bone it takes a while." The Chiefs have 18 defensive backs in camp, though several of them have been banged up. Along with the injuries to Berry, Cooper and Commings, cousins David Van Dyke and DeMarcus Van Dyke have been missing practice, and rookie Phillip Gaines recently returned from a head injury. "That happens," Reid said. "It happens as you go through camp, your legs get tired, you get those strains, those tight hamstrings. Well be fine. Well push through it." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
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