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BROOKLYN - Raptors iron man DeMar DeRozan will miss his first game in nearly two years when Toronto faces the Brooklyn Nets in an important Atlantic Division showdown on Monday. Amari Cooper Womens Jersey . DeRozan, who did not make the trip to Brooklyn, sprained his left foot/ankle in Saturdays loss to the Clippers. X-rays were negative but there is no timetable for his return. The Raptors leading scorer sustained the injury early in the second quarter after coming down on the foot of Hedo Turkoglu. Slow to get up, DeRozan stayed in the game for just under seven minutes, also starting the third quarter before he hobbled to the locker room and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest. "He wanted to see if he could go, but he couldnt," Dwane Casey said following Saturdays loss. "He tried, but just couldnt get going." DeRozan hadnt seen the play when he spoke to the media after the game and couldnt say whether or not the defender had malicious intent. He and Turkoglu exchanged words on the court shortly after the injury occurred. "He was asking me what happened," said the Raptors guard. "Whether I was alright, and if I thought he came under me or not." Since the Raptors selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, DeRozan has missed eight games in four-and-a-half seasons and just three since his rookie year. Seventh in the NBA in minutes played, DeRozan is averaging career-bests 21.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists this season. Already missing Landry Fields, who underwent a surgical procedure on his wrist last week, the Raptors will be shorthanded at the wing positions for however long DeRozan is out. With John Salmons playing through a sore back, its unlikely the 34-year-old will be able to absorb DeRozans minutes. Casey will undoubtedly lean on sophomore Terrence Ross, coming off a remarkable 51-point career game. DeRozans injury could create an opportunity for Steve Novak to find his way back into the rotation and Greivis Vasquez may see more time in the backcourt alongside Kyle Lowry, depending on the matchup. Patrick Patterson made the trip to Brooklyn and is expected to play Monday after taking a Blake Griffin elbow to the face and breaking his nose on Saturday. Tyler Hansbrough, who has missed 13 straight games with an ankle injury, is also with the team and will be a game-time decision. Darren Woodson Jersey . In his first game with Boston University, the 17-year-old Eichel picked up five assists as his Boston University Terriers thumped St. Connor Williams Womens Jersey . At 11:06 of the first period, Neal struck Marchand with his knee when Marchand was down on the ice. Marchand remained in the game. Neal was assessed a kneeing penalty for his hit on Marchand. https://www.cowboyssportsgoods.com/Womens-Michael-Irvin-Inverted-Jersey/ . - The Mavericks built a 12-point lead with 2:50 to play, gave away all but two points of it, and still managed to hang on.Head coach Ben Ryan says Fiji are the team to beat at the Rio Olympics ahead of the next round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore. After last weeks triumph in Hong Kong his side are targeting back-to-back round victories and want to arrive at the Rio Olympics in pole position.We did want to go to the Olympic Games as number one seeds... and were happy with that favourites tag, said Ryan. I know the history of Olympic team sports often means that the number one team in the world going into that Olympic sport often doesnt win but we still think were better off being number one than number two.Well put it out there that we will be the team to beat. Anyone that beats us will probably win the gold medal.Ryan said Fiji also took heart from their record in three-day tournaments, the format that will be played in Rio, after winning four out of four in the past two years.If another team suddenly smashes the next three tournaments then that might change things, Ryan said.But weve had four three-day tournaments, the same as Rio, in the last two years and Fiji has won every single one of them.Confidence is high but we have to make sure we dont get over-confident... Im keeping the pressure on the boys this week. Savenaca Rawaca scoring one of his 5 tries during last weeks HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Hong Kong For Ben Ryan and his men an Olympic gold medal would have added significance given this years cyclone disaster. Michael Gallup Youth Jersey. Fiji is still recovering from Cyclone Winston which left 44 dead, 60,000 homeless and crippled the countrys infrastructure.Weve had players that have lost their houses, families that have lost their businesses. Its been a tough time, we now have food shortages and the cost of food has doubled, he said.Its tough and the boys will go back and do their bit and give their winnings to their families, he added.An Olympic win will go beyond rugby. That will boost all our younger athletes to think that if those 12 players from their villages can go to the Olympic Games, then why cant they do it in other sports?Watch the HSBC World Sevens Series as the teams head to Singapore, live on Sky Sports 4 from 2.50am this Saturday. Catch all the action for £6.99 with a NOW TV day pass. Also See: Fiji triumph in Hong Kong Sevens on Sky Follow @SkySportsRugby Pundits ' ' '

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