Jonas Valanciunas lay on the court early in the second half and stared at the ceiling of the Basketball Arena in London, a trail of sweat marking his slide along the baseline, his hands clutching his throat as if he were choking.
Opening a road trip on a losing note is never good. Managing to blow a big lead on the way to losing is even worse.
Andrea Bargnani disappeared in the second half, scoring only four of his 22 points as his Raptors lost to the New York Knicks 98-93.
The Toronto Raptors finally took to the hard court as they opened training camp at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday.
After an off-season rampant with change for the Toronto Raptors, they look to usher in a new era starting with the opening of training camp on October 1.
Two players with connections to the Toronto Raptors were singled out as top performers at the 2010 FIBA world championships.