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Kyle Lowry returns to Houston, as the Raptors look to end a four-game losing streak when they take on the new look Rockets.

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I might just be tuning out an earlier trade, but from my recollection, the James Harden blockbuster is the biggest, most impactful trade I’ve ever seen so close to the start of a regular season, especially involving a legitimate title contender just days away from beginning defence of their Conference crown, but I digress.

Given that this is RaptorBlog and that us Torontonians are known for assuming we’re the centre of the universe, it’s always nice when there’s an easy way to make something about us.

In case you haven’t already realized, one of the draft picks Houston sent to Oklahoma City is actually Toronto’s draft pick, as in the uniquely protected pick the Raptors forfeited to acquire Kyle Lowry.

As a refresher, here’s how that “double protection” boils down, first for the Rockets Thunder:

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Jeremy Lin's Rockets aren't worth the premium price tag, but a Raptors/Pacers opener offers great value

As the discussion intensifies and the anticipation builds with the season inching closer (24 days until training camp), it’s usually around this time that fans begin to peruse the schedule in search of games they’ll try to land tickets for. It’s also around this time that fellow season seat holders begin trying to narrow down their list of games they want additional tickets for.

On Thursday, Raptors season seat holders received an email that included the details of the 2012-13 tiered pricing at the Air Canada Centre.

There will be five tiers this season: Best Value, Value, Premium, Premium+ and Super Premium. Here’s which visiting teams fit into each category.

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Kyle Lowry blowing by Steve Nash is something we hope to see at the ACC on January 20

In one of the more anticipated days of the summer for basketball junkies, the NBA announced its’ 2012-2013 schedule on Thursday, and as usual, there are some games that obviously stand out from the rest.

While I doubt the Raptors are featured in many, if any, of those games for the casual NBA fan, we’re here to cater to Raptors fans. And with that, here are the games we think you should circle on the calendar:

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I’ll save our “Fouling Out with Six Thoughts” posts for the regular season, but here’s an informal take on the Raptors’ first Summer League game against the Rockets.

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