Kyle Lowry listened intently from the neighbouring locker as DeMar DeRozan spoke with the media after Sunday nights win.

TORONTO – With a mischievous look glued to his face, Kyle Lowry listened intently from the neighbouring locker as DeMar DeRozan spoke with the media after Sunday nights win. Barcelona Neymar JR Jersey . Making faces in the background and chiming in with the occasional one-liner, Lowry attempted to distract his teammate, to little success. DeRozan was coming off another remarkable performance, scoring an efficient 32 points in Torontos impressive 104-98 bounce-back victory over the Warriors. As the Raptors all-star guard was informed that he had just exceeded 30 points for the fourth time in the last six games, Lowry expressed his admiration, shouting “damn”. “Whatever I say about Kyle is an understatement,” said DeRozan. “We go off him to be honest, man. Thats a hell of a player right there. Hes the reason why Im getting 30 points.” Lowry, still lurking next to the scrum, let out a high-pitched and playful “awwww”. This exchange was not unusual. Often following a win, the Raptors backcourt duo can be found sharing a laugh in the locker room but the bond theyve developed is especially beneficial after a loss. Once Dwane Casey has finished addressing his team and the players return to their respective lockers, DeRozan and Lowry will usually break off to discuss the game, what went wrong and how to correct it. Their friendship is not put on and the chemistry that has been built this season, on and off the floor, has a lot to do with their individual and collective success. Lowrys fingerprints are all over DeRozans career year, and vice-versa. Together, they are the leaders of a team that genuinely enjoys going to battle for one another and it showed again on Sunday, as the Raptors toppled a formidable foe in the Warriors. Golden State was responsible for the Raptors lowest point of the season, a 27-point collapse in Oakland at the beginning of December. Toronto has lost only two games all year when leading after three quarters. They blew an 18-point fourth quarter advantage that night. “The way that we lost was definitely tough, we understood that coming into tonight,” DeRozan said. “I think all the guys that were here [for it remembers that loss] because it sucks to lose like that.” This time, at home and coming off a disappointing triple-overtime defeat, Toronto returned the favour. Trailing by three going into the final frame, the Raptors got 12 points from DeRozan as they outscored Golden State by nine in the fourth and earned their first win over the Warriors in eight tries with Stephen Curry in uniform. The Warriors guards – Curry and Klay Thompson – are the highest scoring backcourt pair in the NBA, with DeRozan and Lowry just behind them. Curry continued to give the Raptors fits, scoring a game-high 34 but Thompson was held to just 12. Playing some of the best basketball of his career over the last couple of weeks, DeRozan needed just 16 shots – hitting 10 – to collect his 32 points, facing an elite wing defender in Andre Iguodala. For the third straight game, the fifth-year guard made at least 12 trips to the free throw line, knocking down 11. Hes also recorded six assists in three consecutive contests, the first time hes done that in his career. “Coming in, I knew he was a good player,” said John Salmons, one of DeRozans newest teammates. “I knew he could really score the ball. I knew he was athletic, but from afar, you never know how tough a guy is. He gets the best defensive guy guarding him every night. Guys that are known just for their defence. He still plays at a very high level, so I give him a lot of credit because he does it night in and night out. Thats not easy to do.” “Hes growing every single game,” said Lowry, who added 13 points and eight assists Sunday. “This season has been a remarkable one for him, hes an all-star. Anything I say about him, vice-versa, its an understatement.” More than half of DeRozans 25 career 30-plus point games have come this season (13). Barcelona Edgar Ie Jersey . Denard Span added three hits as the NL-East leading Nationals opened a 10-game homestand. Tanner Roark (12-7) gave up three runs on five hits over 5 2-3 innings. He struck out four and walked two. Jeremy Mathieu Jersey . Morel hit two homers and Paul Konerko had a grand slam, lifting the Chicago White Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.DETROIT — Torii Hunter and the Detroit Tigers are baseballs only undefeated team. The only team that can still make goofy statements like this. “Hopefully we go 162-0,” the always-upbeat Hunter said. “It would be awesome.” Hunter homered and drove in five runs, and the Tigers withstood a five-run ninth inning by Baltimore to beat the Orioles 7-6 on Saturday. Joe Nathan got the final two outs for his first save with Detroit, retiring Chris Davis on a flyout with two on to end it. Hunter hit a three-run double in the third, then added a two-run drive in the fifth for his second homer of the year. The Tigers have 17 runs and 30 hits in their past two games. “I like this ballclub,” Hunter said. “You talk about a very athletic team, doesnt strike out much at all, and will make good contact. Weve got some guys that have professional at-bats.” Rick Porcello (1-0) allowed a run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first start of the season, but the Tigers (4-0) had to hold on when the Orioles nearly pulled off a remarkable comeback. Detroit led 7-1 entering the ninth, but Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque couldnt close out the Orioles. Nathan came on with two on, one out and the score 7-3. Steve Lombardozzi singled to deep right to load the bases, and pinch-hitter Steve Clevengers double made it 7-5. David Lough brought home another run with a grounder to shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who threw wide of first for an error. With men on first and second, Nathan struck out Nelson Cruz and got Davis to hit a lazy fly to left. “The momentums obviously swinging their way,” said Nathan, who signed with the Tigers in the off-season as a free agent. “Sometimes the hardest thing to do in those situations is stop the bleeding.” Bud Norris (0-1) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings, and the Orioles lost their fourth straight. Detroits Brad Ausmus became the first manager in more thaan a decade to begin his career with four straight wins, according to STATS. Claudio Bravo Jersey. Clint Hurdle of Colorado and Jerry Royster of Milwaukee both did it in 2002. Ausmus took over for Jim Leyland after last season. The 25-year-old Porcello already has five full seasons under his belt. If he blossoms into a true standout, Detroits already-excellent rotation will look even tougher. Porcello struck out only three with two walks, but he didnt allow a hit after the second inning. Only one of the final 17 batters he faced reached base. Davis opened the scoring in the first with an RBI single for Baltimore, but he was thrown out trying to take second. The Tigers took the lead in the third when Hunters line drive to the corner in left field cleared the bases. His homer in the fifth made it 5-1. In the sixth, Don Kelly hit an RBI triple and scored on Rajai Davis sacrifice fly. Adam Jones hit an RBI triple off Coke in the ninth for the Orioles, and he scored on Nick Markakis groundout to make it 7-3. “I knew we were going to make a run, but it was a little too late,” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. “Weve got the first part of games down, and were doing well at the ends of games, but weve got to figure out how to hold our own in the middle. The starters have to get us deeper into games.” The Tigers have hit six homers in their first four games, an encouraging sign after they traded cleanup hitter Prince Fielder in the off-season. Kelly had three hits Saturday, while Hunter, Davis, Ian Kinsler and Austin Jackson added two apiece. The bottom three hitters for Detroit — Gonzalez, Kelly and Davis — combined to go 6 for 10 with two RBIs and five runs scored. NOTES: The temperature at game time was 41 degrees. … Orioles SS J.J. Hardy prevented further damage in the third with a diving stop on Victor Martinezs grounder. … Detroits Justin Verlander (0-0) will face Baltimores Chris Tillman (0-0) on Sunday. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘

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