Raptors waste huge comeback against Kings

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan drives past Kings guard Aaron Brooks (right) at Sleep Train Arena in...

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan drives past Kings guard Aaron Brooks (right) at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012. (MAX WHITTAKER/Reuters)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:29 AM ET

SACRAMENTO - This time, the Toronto Raptors didn’t wait for the fourth quarter to get the comeback started.

This time, the rally got started early and erased a 13-point deficit.

But in a year when the Raptors are showing every which way to lose a game, this turned out to be just another punch in the gut as a huge comeback was wasted yet again, this time in a 107-100 loss to the Sacramento Kings.

In a game the Raptors had to have on a road trip that only gets tougher from here on out, the Raptors dug themselves a 13-point hole early in the third quarter and then climbed all the way out of it on the backs of Kyle Lowry’s aggressiveness and a turn-back-the-clock night for Mickael Pietrus.


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