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TORONTO - Shortly after Dwane Casey wrapped up a two and a half hour practice on the first day of training camp, nearly the longest session hes ever held as a coach at any level, he made reference to the new, bright green band on his right wrist. . Indirectly, Casey was asked about the play that put an end to his teams magical run five months earlier. We can replay that [possession] 50-million times, he said. And we have, I have. With seconds left in a series-deciding Game 7, Toronto down by one point, Kyle Lowry - the teams undisputed heart and soul - split a couple defenders and hoisted up a floater that was ultimately sent back by Paul Pierce. It was a broken possession that weighed heavily on the minds of Casey and his players throughout what probably felt like a long summer. On Monday, Terrence Ross told the assembled media that he felt responsible having been in the wrong spot, which may have permitted the Nets to converge on the driving Lowry. Yes, its good that he recognizes and notices it, Casey said of Ross admission of guilt, but weve got to continue to look forward. Casey had little interest in harping on or even speaking of the past, that was left at the door when camp opened at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday morning. Instead, he just pointed to his wrist. Printed in capital letters on the band was a question. WHATS NEXT? Casey has been a regular guest of Pete Carrolls at Seattle Seahawks training camp over the past few summers. The wristband is a souvenir from his latest visit to the Super Bowl Champions facility, which is conveniently located near his offseason home. Did Carroll conduct camp any differently this summer, in the aftermath of his teams recent accomplishments? Not according to Casey. It was business as usual for the Hawks and Carrolls message was one that resonated with the Raptors head coach. Whats next? For most Raptors fans, last season was a resounding, albeit unexpected success. The team had overcome adversity, shrugging off an early-season trade while silencing rumours and tank talk en route to a franchise record in wins and their first playoff appearance in six years. With the bar set so low in a city that has long been starving for a winner, some were satisfied. Not the case for those inside the organization, last seasons abrupt ending had left a sour taste in their mouths. They wanted more. They expected more. Me and a few guys [on the team] we talked the whole second round in the playoffs because we felt we should have been there, said veteran forward Chuck Hayes. Having missed the playoffs in each of his first four years in the league, DeMar DeRozan used to watch the entire postseason, applying it as motivation to get there the following campaign. This year, after the Raptors were eliminated, he barely watched a minute. I didnt, not at all, said the Raptors all-star and leading scorer. I probably watched the first game [of the Nets-Heat series] and I couldnt even watch anymore, honestly, because I knew we couldve been there. And it sucks. Im [back home] in LA and [the Nets are] in Miami playing against a team we shouldve been playing against. It was tough, he continued. That whole [thing], I couldnt wait for them to lose, honestly, just to feel better about myself. I feel like we coulda gave Miami a better run for their money. And you know, whatever, you have all them questions in your head, and just to know youre not there. Im sitting at home, it definitely was frustrating. Casey met with Ross the day after Game 7. It was the first and last time they went over the final possession. That was also the only time the sophomore guard watched the play. Its almost too hard to watch. How often does he think about it? Everyday. No one is forgetting about that moment anytime soon - Casey doesnt expect them to - but, as training camp begins, theyre learning to put it behind them and channel theyre disappointment in the right direction. I think about it all the time, because were going to need that to feed off of and understand how bad that hurt, DeRozan admitted. That feeling of losing Game 7 and coming so close, losing by one point. We gotta carry that starting [at] training camp, have that hunger and that edge to do the same thing all over again this year. Im over it right now, Lowry echoed. Ive done enough dwelling on it and looking back on it. Were on a new season right now, whatever happens, as soon as the ball goes up in pre-season, that should be over. Tuesday marked the first step in moving on as the team returned to practice, where Casey kept them hard at work for nearly three hours. Despite the familiar roster - with only a few minor tweaks made over the offseason - and the success they had together last year, Casey insisted on starting from the basics, as he does at this time every year. You want to skip a few letters of the alphabet but what were doing is starting from scratch like we normally do, building from there, he said, commending their effort and intensity on day one. Well build a little bit quicker from that standpoint but we dont want to skip any letters, even for the older guys to get that muscle memory back of being where theyre supposed to be and that type of thing. For him, like the Super Bowl champs, its not about where they came from or what theyve done. When the campaign begins in just less than a month theyll be 0-0, just like 29 other NBA teams. The season starts over and so does the process. Whats next? Nike Air Max 2016 Rea . Canada was 2-0-2 in the round-robin portion of the tournament and had trouble finding any offensive spark. That changed in the playoff portion, as 17-year-old Boyd Devereaux scored a clutch marker late in the semi-final to beat Russia 3-2 and then opened the scoring in the final as Canada beat the United States 2-0 to claim gold. Air Max Thea Dam . - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rios staff.GATINEAU, Que. - Gatineaus line of Martin Reway, Simon Tardif-Richard and Marc-Olivier Brouillard combined for six goals and 12 points as the Olympiques crushed the visiting Saint John Sea Dogs 8-4 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play. Reway led all scorers with two goals and three assists, Tardif-Richard registered two goals and two assists while Brouillard scored twice and set up one more. Alex Dostie and Emile Poirier each had a goal and an assist for the Olympiques (18-8-0), who have won four straight contests, while defenceman Alexandre Carrier recorded three assists. Matthew Highmore, Michael Abbott, Mackenzie Brown and Stephen Anderson scored for the Sea Dogs (6-17-2), who are winless in six games. Gatineaus Robert Steeves made 19 saves. Saint Johns Antoine Landry allowed eight goals on 36 shots. The Olympiques went 3 for 4 on the power play while the Sea Dogs scored twice on five chances with the man advantage. --- DRAKKAR 4 FOREURS 2 BAIE-COMEAU, Que. -- Simon Lemieux stopped 30 shots and the Drakkar scored three times in the second period en route to beating Val-dOr. Valentin Zykov and Denis Gorbunov each had a goal and an assist for Baie-Comeau (16-5-4) while Charles Poulin and Alexis Vanier scored the others. Randy Gazzola and Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored for the Foreurs (15-10-0). Val-dOrs Francois Tremblay turned aside 20-of-24 shots in a losing effort. --- REMPARTS 3 SAGUENEENS 2 CHICOUTIMI, Que. -- Quebec used its power play to produce all of its offence against the Sagueneens. Ryan Culkin, Anthony Duclair and Nick Sorensen scored for the Remparts (13-8-5), who finished the night 3-for-4 on the power play. William Gignac and Laurent Dauphin had a goal apiece for Chicoutimi (12-14-0), who trailed 3-0 after 40 minutes. Quebecs Callum Booth made 34 saves for the win while Julio Billia stopped 23 shots for the Sagueneens. --- HUSKIES 3 PHOENIX 0 SHERBROOKE, Que. -- Jason Fuchs goal 1:10 into the game was all that was needed as Rouyn-Noranda blanked the Phoenix. Alexandre Belanger stopped 27 shots for the Huskies (13-9-2) and Jean-Sebastien Dea and Allan Caron added goals in the third period. Sherborookes (10-13-2) line of Simon Desbiens, Chase Harwell and Jean-Christophee Laflamme combined to go minus-6. Francis Desrosiers turned back 37-of-40 shots for the Phoenix. --- MOOSEHEADS 6 TITAN 3 BATHURST, N.B. -- Jonathan Drouin scored once and set up three more as Halifax doubled up the Titan for its seventh win in a row. Nikolaj Ehlers and Brent Andrews each had a pair of goals for the Mooseheads (19-8-0) and Darcy Ashley added a goal and two assists. Adam Stevens, Adam Chapman and Francois Godin scored for Acadie-Bathurst (10-13-2), which had its three-game win streak halted. Kevin Darveau made 29 saves for Halifax. Jacob Brennan kicked out 28-of-33 shots for the Titan. --- SCREAMING EAGLES 5 VOLTIGEURS 4 (OT) SYDNEY, N.S. -- The Screaming Eagles scored four times on the power play, including Julien Pelletiers winner 2:46 into overtime. Charles-Eric Legare, Maxim Lazarev, Justin Hache and Cameron Darcy also scored for Cape Breton (12-10-0) while Pelletier tacked on two assists for a three-point outing. Frederic Aube, Joey Ratelle, Cameron Askew and Jerome Verrier scored for Drummondville (13-10-2), which is on a five-game skid, and Matthew Boudens had three assists. Alex Bureau made 18 saves for the Screaming Eagles, and Louis-Philip Guindon stopped 27 shots for the Voltigeurs. --- ISLANDERS 3 WILDCATS 2 (SO) MONCTON, N.B. -- Daniel Sprong scored the shootout winner as Charlottetown edged the Wildcats. Alex Cortese scored in the third period for the Islanders (13-9-3) to force overtime and assisted on Ryan Graves goal in the first period. Moncton (11-15-2) got goals from Jacob Sweeney and Lucas Batt. Eric Brassard made 37 saves for Charlottetown while Alex Dubeau turned away 30 shots in defeat. --- ARMADA 6 CATARACTES 3 BOISBRIAND, Que. -- Christopher Clapperton and Danick Martel both scored twice and Nikita Jevpalovs assisted on all of them as the Armada handed Shawinigan its fourth loss in a row. Frederic Bergeron and Nathanael Halbert also scored for Blaiinville-Boisbiand (19-3-2) and Marc-Olivier Roy chipped in with three assists. Simon Boudreau, Frank Schumacher and Kris Hodge responded for the Cataractes (3-19-2). Samuel Montembeault made 29 saves for the Armada while Marvin Cupper allowed six goals on 27 shots for Shawinigan. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 

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