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Resilient Raptors rest for Cavs

MILWAUKEE—The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs.

They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again.

At the very least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks last night before winning 92-89.

Raptors expecting 'dogfight' tonight

TORONTO—Raptors' coach Dwane Casey expects Game 6 in Milwaukee to be a 48-minute dogfight tonight as Toronto looks to close out its first-round playoff series against the young, athletic Bucks.

“Our No. 1 thing [tonight] is to go in with a warrior's mentality,” Casey told reporters after practice yesterday.

"And not go in, get hit with a punch, and say 'OK, we've got Game 7.'

Canucks name new coach

VANCOUVER—A chat towards the end of his playing career planted a seed in Travis Green's mind.

The veteran centre already had thought about staying in hockey after retirement when a conversation with Paul Maurice, then his head coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs, really got him thinking.