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MILWAUKEE - It wasnt the bounce-back performance they expected, but it was the one they needed. Jordan Poyer Womens Jersey . Coming off a disappointing loss, their first of the young season in Atlanta 24 hours earlier, the Raptors responded with a gritty victory and one they can be proud of despite shooting just 40 per cent from the field. Rudy Gay, like the rest of his team, was not perfect, but delivered on his promise to be better after turning in one of his worst outings as a Raptor on Friday. "We learned from last night," said Gay, the Raptors leading scorer, who had a career night rebounding the ball in Torontos 97-90 win over the Bucks Saturday. "It shows how resilient we are. We just picked it up and still got the win, even if it wasnt pretty." In terms of offensive efficiency, it wasnt pretty. Gay, fresh off a 6-for-23 shooting night, shot just 4-of-14 from the floor. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry also struggled, each shooting 5-for-14, while Jonas Valanciunas was 3-of-8 in just 16 minutes. "I mean, myself, I cant remember the last time I knocked down a shot personally," Gay joked after the game. "But as far as the team [goes], we were moving the ball around and we defended our asses off." "It definitely wasnt our offence," Raptors coach Dwane Casey admitted. "We had to do it with our defence. We had to dig in." Hanging their heads following Fridays defeat, Casey reminded his players they were just two games into a long season. His message to Gay and the others: if your shots not falling, find another way to help the team win. Message received. Gay grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds and got to the line 10 times, DeRozan dished out five assists and Lowry contributed six boards and four dimes. All three were a factor on defence. "Im just trying not to be one-dimensional," Gay said. "[Friday,] my shot wasnt falling. Tonight my shot wasnt falling. I just wanted to make an effort on defence and on the glass...try to make myself a part of the game, because Friday I didnt feel like I was." Shot selection was still an issue for Gay and so too were turnovers - he had five. With six minutes remaining and following a sloppy pass, Gay missed a 25-foot three-point jumper and committed a frustration foul. As a result, Casey took Gay out of the game. Whether the Raptors coach felt he needed a breather or whether he was sending Gay another message, the forward responded when he re-entered a minute-and-a-half later. "I know he probably didnt like it," Casey said of his decision to sit Gay down midway through the final quarter. "But I know whats best for him. He needed to sit down for a little bit [and] let his second wind kick in. We got him right back in and he finished it out." Gay checked back in with 4:24 left to go with the Raptors up two on the Bucks. He didnt attempt a single field goal the rest of the way, but knocked down a couple free throws and pulled down six big rebounds. "Nobody wants to come out of the game in the fourth quarter," Gay said candidly after the victory. "I dont know anyone who does. But no matter what happens, you have to stay focused and do the best you can for the team." The Raptors took advantage of six Milwaukee miscues in the third quarter to stretch their lead to as big as 13 before the Bucks made a run in the fourth, tying the game at 85 with just under six minutes to play and Gay on the bench at the time. A similar stretch, late in the second quarter, turned the game in Atlanta, but this time, the Raptors responded, mainly on the defensive end. "We are becoming a resilient team," Gay said. "Times where we would fold last season, we are showing we can come back after a tough loss and still win games." Dominating the boards, the Raptors out-rebounded Milwaukee 60-38, including an 18-6 advantage on the offensive boards Saturday night. Including Gays career total, seven Raptors tallied five or more rebounds and the team won the battle of the boards for a third consecutive game. "[It was a] concerted effort to rebound," Lowry said. "Thats our team game. When we go to small ball, we all have to rebound." Through three games, the Raptors have out-rebounded their opponents by 42 with a plus-23 differential on the offensive glass. Moving the ball After totalling just 15 assists in each of the teams first two games, the Raptors registered 19 dimes on 31 made field goals. "I think the ball really moved a lot better tonight," said Lowry, who had four assists without committing a turnover. "I think everyone made a concerted effort from watching the film this morning of last nights game to try to get the ball from side to side and get everybody involved early." Quiet night for Jonas For the second straight night, Jonas Valanciunas played fewer than 18 minutes, a product of the match-up against smaller, quicker front lines according to Casey. Casey has opted to use small lineups in the fourth quarter of each game, matching up with both the Hawks and Bucks, who have done the same. "When you go small, hes not ready to be that five man yet, alone," Casey said of Valanciunas, preferring to use Amir Johnson or Tyler Hansbrough as an anchor in the middle with four smaller, more versatile players. "Hes going to get there, believe me - hes going to get there. Hes not there yet." Up next The Raptors return home, where theyll host the two-time defending champion Miami Heat at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. You can catch all the action live at 7:00pm et on TSN Radio 1050 Toronto. Ed Oliver Womens Jersey . Detroits powerful offence made that unnecessary. Scherzer allowed two hits and struck out seven, and the Tigers backed their star right-hander with three early homers in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. O. J. Simpson Youth Jersey . The future hall of famers stole the show at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, with Jagr moving into seventh place in all-time goal scoring and Brodeur stopping 29 shots as the Devils downed the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. http://www.authenticbillsfanaticfootball.com/authentic-zay-jones-bills-jersey/ .com) - One point guard will return, while another will sit when the Minnesota Timberwolves visit American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks.Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout are once again set to go head-to-head in Major League Baseballs year-end awards. The Baseball Writers Association of America announced its finalists for its four top awards on Tuesday night, including Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and the Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues. Trout and Cabrera – who were hotly-debated MVP candidates in 2012 – were once again announced as finalists for AL MVP alongside Baltimore Orioles first-baseman Chris Davis. Davis led the majors in home runs (53) and runs batted-in (138), while Cabrera led the majors in batting average (.348) and finished second in the other two Triple Crown categories with 44 homers and 137 RBI. Trout led the AL in runs scored (109) and finished third in average (.323). In the NL the finalists for MVP included Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Goldschmidt led the NL in RBI (125) and tied for the league lead in home runs (36) in addition to winning a Gold Glove. McCutchen finished top-10 in the NL in average (.317), steals (27), runs scored (97) and OPS (.911). Molina won his sixth-straight Gold Glove behind the plate and led all NL catchers in hits (161), doubles (44), average (.319) and OPS (.836). Tigers starter Max Scherzer headlines the AL Cy Young ballot, where he is joined by Japanese imports Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners. Scherzer won an MLB-leading 21 games and finished top five in strikeouts (240) and earned-run average (2.90). Darvish led the majors in strikeouts by a healthy margin with 277 and posted an AL top-five ERA (2.83). Iwakumas 2.66 ERA was third-best in the AL in addition to a 1.01 WHIP. Clayton Kerrshaw is up for the NL Cy Young for a third-straight year. Jordan Poyer Jersey. Hes joined on the ballot by Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez and St. Louis Cardinals vet Adam Wainwright. Kershaw – who won the 2011 Award and finished runner-up to R.A. Dickey in 2012 – had an MLB-best ERA (1.83) and WHIP (0.92) as well as leading the NL in strikeouts (232) and tying for third in wins (16). Wainwright won an NL-best 19 as well as finishing third in strikeouts (219). Fernandez finished top-three in ERA (2.19) and WHIP (0.98) while holding opponents to an MLB-low .182 average. Fernandez highlights the NL Rookie of the Year crop, but is also joined by Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig and Cardinals starter Shelby Miller. Puig set the league on fire with his early summer debut racking up 122 hits, 19 homers and 11 steals in just 104 games, with an MLB rookie-best average of .319. Miller posted a 15-9 record for the NL-champion Cards, logging 173.1 innings. Tampa Bay Rays teammates Wil Myers and Chris Archer are finalists for the AL Rookie of the Year along with Tigers infielder Jose Iglesias. Myers led AL rookies in doubles (23) and RBI (53), while Archer logged the second-most innings among AL rookie starters (128.2) posting a sparkling 1.13 WHIP. Archer Iglesias hit .303 in 109 games for the Tigers. John Farrells worst-to-first tactics in Boston have him nominated for AL Manager of the Year alongside fellow rookie skipper Terry Francona and the Oakland As Bob Melvin. Clint Hurdle, who led the Pittsburgh Pirates to their first playoff berth since 1992, headlines the NL Manager of the Year candidates alongside Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and the Braves Fredi Gonzalez. The Awards will be handed out next week, starting with the Rookie of the Year Awards on Nov. 11. One set of awards will be announced per day with Manager of the Year on Nov. 12, Cy Young on Nov. 13 and MVP on Nov. 14. ' ' '

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