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know Andy Miller is going to be a free agent

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After facing their fair share of doubters following a poor midseason stretch, the Toronto Raptors have silenced those critics with another winning streak. Returning home to kick off a lengthy stay, the Raptors can clinch their season-best seventh consecutive win Monday night when they face the upstart Milwaukee Bucks. Watch all the action LIVE on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 and listen to all the action on TSN 1050 beginning at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Toronto (33-15) suffered eight losses in 11 games from Dec. 30-Jan. 21 following a stellar start to the season, but the Raptors have bounced back and extended their win streak to six with a 120-116 overtime win at Washington on Saturday. Confidence. No matter what, we still feel that were going to win the game, DeMar DeRozan told Torontos official website. Somebody makes a big shot, were still not going to be down. Weve got the utmost confidence were going to win every single game until that clock runs out. While Toronto has won six in a row two previous times this season - Nov. 14-26 and Dec. 12-21 - it hasnt had a streak of at least seven since winning a franchise-record nine consecutive games from March 22-April 09, 2002. DeRozan has led the way during the current surge, averaging 18.3 points, and he has scored at least 24 three times on the streak. Kyle Lowry, who carried the Raptors with seven of their 11 points in overtime against the Wizards, has also been a major contributor with 19.3 points and 7.4 assists while earning his first All-Star selection. Toronto ranks near the top of the NBA in scoring with 106.8 points per game, but will face a stiff challenge when it opens a five-game homestand against Milwaukee (25-22). The Bucks have one of the NBAs top defenses, holding opponents to an average of 97.0 points. The Bucks are also allowing opponents to shoot just 43.5 percent this season, a figure that bodes well against Toronto, which is 8-10 when shooting 44 percent or worse. Milwaukees most noticeable defensive performer of late has been John Henson. With Ersan Ilyasova (groin) and Zaza Pachulia (calf) both out due to injury, Henson has averaged 13.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks over the last two games. Both Ilyasova and Pachulia are questionable for Monday. Henson had 14 points, eight boards and four blocks to help the Bucks beat Portland 95-88 on Saturday for their season high-tying third consecutive win. Leading scorer Brandon Knight had only 11 points, but six players were in double figures for Milwaukee. Thats how we have to play to win, said Henson. Coach Kidd always says we have no one guy who can carry the load, so it has to be a team-effort. Recent history is not on their side, however. Toronto has won the last six meetings, including two this season. The Raptors won 92-89 at Milwaukee on Jan. 19 before matching a franchise record for margin of victory in a 124-82 home victory Nov. 21. Toronto and Milwaukee stand as the leagues top two shooting teams over their last five games. Since Jan. 24, the Raptors own an NBA-best 50.5 field-goal percentage, just slightly better than the Bucks 49.9. Cheap Basketball College Jerseys . The 10-year deal the league and players agreed to that ended the 2011 lockout gave either side the right to opt out after six years. With the league projecting financial growth, there has been speculation that players will take that option in three years, especially since a new national TV contract will be in place by then. Wholesale NCAA Jerseys . - Kobe Bryant and LeBron James traded hugs, big shots and verbal jabs all night with warmth and humour. https://www.chinajerseysncaa.us/. CSKA received the heavier punishment of playing its next European home game behind closed doors, after its supporters displayed racist and far-right symbols in the Czech Republic during a 2-1 loss to Viktoria Plzen on Dec. NCAA Jerseys Outlet . With the results, North America claimed 2.5 of the three available points, opening up a 17.5-12.5 lead in the overall standings. A total of 60 points are available, meaning the first team to 30.5 points will win the Continental Cup. Fake NCAA Jerseys . -- Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was admitted to the hospital Friday for observation due to minor complications from cancer treatments, his family said.BALTIMORE -- The AL-East leading Baltimore Orioles fortified their bullpen Thursday, obtaining Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller provides the Orioles another solid left-hander among a crop of relievers that has flourished this season, led by Darren ODay (3-1, 1.10 ERA) and lefty Zach Britton (3-2, 1.65 ERA, 21 saves). "With the two really talented left-handed relievers at the end of the game, along with Darren ODay, it gives us a very, very formidable backend of the bullpen," Orioles vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. The 29-year-old Miller has a 2.34 ERA in 50 appearances with the last-place Red Sox, who unloaded several of their veterans Thursday before the end of the non-waiver trade deadline. Miller has limited left-handed hitters to a .150 batting average and kept righties to a .180 average in 150 plate appearances. He was expected to be in uniform for Baltimore on Friday against Seattle. "Millers emergence this year, being able to get out right-handers along with lefties, made him very attractive," Duquette said. "Not just to us. We ended up getting him, but there were a lot of other clubs that were in the market for left-handed relievers. His capabilities and his performance this year really distinguished himself from any other players in that position in the market." Duquette liked the Orioles starting rotation and didnt want to give up a playyer on the current 25-man roster, so adding Miller appeared to be just the right move.dddddddddddd "This is one area where we could strengthen our club without giving up an asset on the current team," Duquette said. Since becoming a full-time reliever in 2012, Miller has a 2.78 ERA in 140 games while averaging 13.3 strikeouts per nine innings. His contract expires after this season, so theres a chance he wont be with the Orioles beyond this year. "We know Andy Miller is going to be a free agent," Showalter said. "We think he can impact our ability to make the playoffs. Were willing to take that risk." The 21-year-old Rodriguez is 3-7 with a 4.79 ERA in 16 starts with Double-A Bowie this year. "Im not excited about losing Eduardo, but youve got to give up quality to get quality," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Its a tribute to our farm system that we could sign and develop someone that brought Andrew." Duquette said, "We hated to give up a young left-handed pitcher. We tried a lot of other combinations short of Eduardo Rodriguez, but in this case it was required to make the deal. " Although Miller isnt necessarily a huge name, he comes to the Orioles on a day their division opponents lost star pitchers Jon Lester (Boston to Oakland), John Lackey (Boston to St. Louis) and David Price (Tampa Bay to Detroit). "Im hoping we play well enough to see them again," Showalter said. ' ' '

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