Terrence Ross

DeRozan drives the Raptors past Real Madrid

Real Madrid played their starters last night and lost to a Canadian team, except they weren’t playing soccer but instead basketball.

Toronto Raptors beat the visiting Spanish club 102-95 in the opening action of the NBA team’s exhibition season.

Raptors roll call 2012

With 16 players and 15 spots, somebody will be the odd man out as the Toronto Raptors gather for camp in Halifax.

At the same time, those looking for heavy minutes will be battling to earn starting positions on what looks to be an improved roster for the 2012-13 season.

Reloaded Raptors heading to Halifax for camp

With an incoming coach and new philosophy on defence, the Toronto Raptors transitioned last season from the least efficient defence in the National Basketball Association to 12th best, without making any significant roster moves and despite the circumstances.