Pistons charge past Raptors in Calderon's return

Pistons guard Jose Calderon passes around Raptors forward Amir Johnson during last night' game in...

Pistons guard Jose Calderon passes around Raptors forward Amir Johnson during last night' game in Toronto. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:10 PM ET

TORONTO - The Raptors’ lost season continues, the end mercifully now in sight.

Eight, it seems, really is enough because a lot of people have seen enough of this edition, which can’t sustain a lead, which can’t summon more when more is required and can’t play defence.

Against Detroit Monday night, the Raptors frittered away a second-half lead, dropping a 108-98 decision as Jose Calderon made a triumphant return to Toronto.

This is not the way the Raptors envisioned the season ending and there’s every reason to believe heads will roll.

The Raptors are now officially eliminated from the post-season.

For those keeping score, it’s now five years in a row without the playoffs, the longest stretch in Raptors history.

“It hurts,’’ said head coach Dwane Casey of not making it into the post-season. “Our goal was to knock on the door and get into the playoffs.

“A couple of weeks ago, we saw that light, but it faded when we could not take care of games against W


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