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DENVER - The Toronto Raptors will have newly-minted All-Star DeMar DeRozan in the line-up tonight when they open a western road trip against the Denver Nuggets. [url=http://www.linuxpla.net/uomo-donna-scarpe-nike-blazer-basse-vintage-suede-blu-marino-bianche-81.html]Nike Blazer Basse Blu Scuro[/url] . The Raptors have DeRozan listed as questionable after he missed the last two games with an ankle and foot injury. Toronto also said that Amir Johnson (ankle) and Patrick Patterson (broken nose) will also play. After Fridays bout with the Nuggets, the Raps will visit the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. They return to Toronto for two before the All-Star break. DeRozan was selected as a reserve for the game in New Orleans, and will be the Raptors first representative in the All-Star game since Chris Bosh in 2010. "It means a lot," acknowledged DeRozan, who missed the last two games with an ankle injury. "I continue to work hard. I wouldnt be here without my teammates. They helped me get here." Against the Magic, Kyle Lowry, who missed out on a spot on the East All-Star squad, scored 30 of his 33 points in the first and third quarters and the Raptors led wire-to-wire in a 98-83 win. Amir Johnson added 22 points and 11 rebounds and Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 with 15 boards for the Raptors, who have won four of five. The Nuggets continue to be an enigma. After a three-game losing streak, Denver won two in a row, but laid an egg Wednesday night when it kicked off a four- game homestand with a loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. Al Jefferson pummeled the Nuggets with 35 points and 11 rebounds in the 101-98 loss. Randy Foye scored 33 points, Evan Fournier had 19 to go with six assists and Timofey Mozgov added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets. Denver guard Ty Lawson missed the game with a strained left rotator cuff that he suffered in Sundays win over Sacramento. Lawsons replacement, Nate Robinson, was injured in the first quarter after a fall under the basket. He limped off the court and did not return. Lawson will not play, while Robinson suffered a sprained anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Robinson has been ruled out of Fridays game, but theres no timetable as he awaits further evaluation. If Lawson cant go Friday, Foye will assume the point-guard duties. If Lawson is out long-term, that might signal the return of veteran Andre Miller, who has been away from the team since Jan. 2 for personal reasons. (Miller and head coach Brian Shaw got into a heated exchange on the court.) "Ive always said that I can coach any player that is willing to play and do whats best for the team overall," Shaw said. "If hes willing to do whats best for the team overall, Im willing to coach him. Ive said that before; Im saying it again." The Nuggets defeated the Raptors in Toronto on Dec. 1 and have won 16 of the last 19 meetings. 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[url=http://www.linuxpla.net/nike-blazer-basse-grigie-80-su/]http://www.linuxpla.net/nike-blazer-basse-grigie-80-su/[/url] . With newly minted president of hockey operations Trevor Linden looking on from above one day after being handed the keys to the franchise, it was more of the same on Thursday night.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the Patriots beat the Eagles 42-35 in Bradys preseason debut Friday night. "We always try to aggressively attack the ball," New England coach Bill Belichick said. "Those can be game-changing plays so when you get a chance to make them, you need to make them." All six quarterbacks did a good job with their opportunities, a sign that both teams have depth at that position. Every one of them who played -- Brady, rookie Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Mallett for the Patriots (1-1) and Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley for the Eagles (0-2) each threw at least one touchdown pass. The Eagles rarely had the ball early. And when they got it later, they kept giving it away. "I think the big thing in this game is we just cant turn over the ball and we cant shoot ourselves in the foot," Foles said. New England had two offensive series before the Eagles had even one since the Patriots first ended with Williams 77-yard interception return. Williams hurt his hamstring on the play and didnt return. Brady threw the ball to Steve Maneri, but the tight end who had signed five days earlier didnt turn around. "Its just miscommunication," Brady said. "Im glad it happens in the preseason." The Patriots tied it on their next possession on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins, ending Bradys night after completing 8 of 10 passes for 81 yards in two series. Then Philadelphias turnovers began. Ifeanyi Momah lost a fumble after catching Foles pass on their first offensive play. Sanchez threw an interception on his second play of the third quarter and Momah lost another fumble midway through the third quarter after a reception on Barkleys first play. And on the second play of Barkleys next series, his pass was picked off by Nate Ebner. Add Alex Henerys missed 47-yard field-goal attempt and a bunch of penalties and coach Chip Kelly has many mistakes to point out after a sloppy performance that followed three days of joint praactices with the Patriots. [url=http://www.linuxpla.net/uomo-scarpe-nike-blazer-basse-prm-canvas-grigie-campus-rosso-nere-58.html]Uomo Scarpe Nike Blazer Basse PRM Canvas Grigie[/url]. Reviewing the penalties will keep both coaches busy. The Patriots committed 11 for 83 yards and the Eagles were flagged for 10 for 86 yards. At least the officials had warned the teams in meetings during the week that there would be an emphasis on penalizing contact on receivers. "Youre just handing people first downs," Kelly said. "We better figure it out. And, as I said earlier, whichever team ends up being the most disciplined team from penalties standpoint (is) going to be at a big advantage in this league. Its a challenge to everybody." The Patriots showed a balanced offence -- 250 yards rushing, 245 passing. "We had the momentum all game," said Mallett, competing with Garoppolo for the No. 2 job. Garoppolo picked right up after Brady left, throwing scoring passes on his first two series, a 15-yarder to James Develin and a 4-yarder to Brandon LaFell for a 21-7 lead. The pass to LaFell was New Englands 35th offensive play. Philadelphia had just six at the time. The Eagles tied it at 21 at halftime with two scoring passes in the last four minutes, a 6-yarder from Foles to Zach Ertz and a 6-yarder from Sanchez to Arrelious Benn. The score was tied 28-28 before touchdowns by two free agents, a 17-yard catch by Brian Tyms from Mallett and a 10-yard run by Roy Finch that gave the Patriots a 42-28 lead with 5:15 left in the third quarter. Barkleys 27-yard scoring pass to Henry Josey cut the lead to seven points on the last play of the third quarter. The Eagles drove to the Patriots 1-yard line, but were stopped on fourth down with 4:39 to go. "We still have some things to get better at," Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans said, "but thats what preseason is for." NOTES: Every quarterback put up solid numbers. Garoppolo was 6 of 12 for 72 yards and two touchdowns and Mallett completed 7 of 11 for 92 yards and a touchdown while playing the entire second half. 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