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MEMPHIS - Rudy Gays performance in Mondays double-overtime loss to the Rockets was historic for all the wrong reasons. Adidas Zx 750 Nederland . The Raptors forward scored a team-high 29 points and made some big shots - most notably a buzzer-beating three pointer that forced the second overtime period - but a day later, most of the discussion surrounded the shots he didnt make. All 26 of them. Gay attempted a career-high and franchise topping 37 field goals, hitting just 11 of them. Since 1985, an NBA player has attempted 37 or more field goals in a game 28 times (per Gays percentage (.297) is the lowest on that list of 28 single-game performances -- ironically sharing that distinction with former Raptor Damon Stoudamire, who also went 11-for-37 with Toronto in 1996, the franchises second season. Sitting on the sideline at the FedExForum, both knees wrapped in ice, Gay fielded questions from a cluster of reporters ahead of his first return to Memphis as an opposing player. Most of the local scribes asked about the trade that sent him to Toronto last winter, his six-plus years spent with the Grizzlies, his recent marriage or the upcoming birth of his son. However, his poor shooting night was the elephant in the arena. Finally, the Toronto Sun broached the subject, asking Gay about the hoard of Raptors fans that took to social media after Mondays loss, seemingly hoping for - some expecting - an apology or admission of guilt from the teams leading scorer. "No," Gay responded emphatically. "Why? Why should I apologize?" "Obviously Im not the only one who had trouble scoring out there and we were still winning," he said following practice Tuesday afternoon. "[I] took the team to double overtime. Really I could care less what happens outside this court. If my teammates had a problem with me doing that or trying to give us a chance to win than Id have a problem but people [can] say what they want to say." "Apologize?" he repeated one more time in disbelief. To his point, Gay was not the only member of the Raptors launching bricks on Monday. DeMar DeRozan was just as bad, albeit in fewer attempts, shooting 6-for-25 while Kyle Lowry went 6-of-16. The team shot 33 per cent as a whole including an abysmal 18 per cent in the second quarter. "It was just one of those games where guys were looking to me to make baskets," said Gay, who is averaging 19.3 points on 36 per cent shooting in Torontos first eight games. "Sometimes they went in and little bit more [often] than that they didnt go in. A lot of us are having trouble, not just this team [but] the whole league is having trouble scoring. Thats something we have to come in and work on." "Today I put shots up just to make sure it doesnt happen again." Ball movement was the focus of Tuesdays practice for Dwane Caseys club, who registered a season-low 10 assists the night before. Gay, the hub of Torontos offence, is largely responsible for the lack of ball movement that has plagued this team throughout the early portion of the season but as Casey noted, its on everyone to ensure the offence is flowing and the ball-watching stops. When and if they can correct their stagnant offence, Gay and the rest of the Raptors should benefit from easier looks at the basket. "Weve got to get better ball movement," "Weve got to get the ball moving, get the ball hopping. If [Gay and DeRozan are] going to catch it teams are going to try to take them out, theyve got to move the ball and quarterback out of their position." Rudy returns to Memphis Wednesdays road tilt against the Grizzlies will mark Gays first return to Memphis as a visiting player since the three-team trade that sent him to Toronto on Jan. 30. Gay was selected eighth overall by the Rockets in the 2006 draft and was immediately traded to Memphis, where he played the first six-plus seasons of his career. "Obviously for me its going to be a little bit more emotional," Gay said. "But other than that we still have to win. Weve taken steps in the right direction but for us to scale back because Im back in Memphis is selfish." Gay averaged 17.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 479 games with the Grizzlies. He remains their franchise leader in steals, games and minutes played, ranking second in total points. "Its a lot different [in Toronto], I can say that," Gay admitted. "Its a great city. Obviously its different being here in Memphis so long. It was a transition but now Im adjusted." What does he miss most about Memphis? "My house," he replied with a chuckle. "I live in a condo now so thats one thing I do miss." Gay will host the team and coaching staff for dinner at his house Tuesday evening but he joked he may not even be able to eat the food his wife prepares after getting hit in the jaw on three separate occasions in Mondays game. The forward also tweaked an ankle in the fourth quarter of that contest and has been nursing a sore knee. "I dont even know how I got up this morning," he joked. "But I did and if its time to work Ive got to do it." A special visit Following Tuesdays practice the Raptors players, coaches and staff paid a visit to St. Jude Childrens Hospital. "Its something thats close to my heart," Casey said prior to the visit. "Being from Kentucky we used to donate a lot to St. Judes. Cancers been in my family and a friend of mine, George Karl had it." "So this is a way for our players to give back. This is what the NBA should be about and is about." Adidas Superstar Wit Dames . Bartel, who is from Australia, punted 229 times for 9,904 yards with a 43.2 average in two seasons with the Ticats. Williams, the first overall pick by Saskatchewan in 2010, signed with Hamilton as a free agent a year ago and had one defensive tackle and one special teams tackle in just six games with the Ticats last season. Adidas Zx 700 Heren . According to, the Roughriders are 3-1 favourites to hoist the Grey Cup again at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver next November.ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- The Abbotsford Heat know how difficult it can be to win games with a depleted lineup. Decimated by injuries and call ups to the affiliate Calgary Flames, Abbotsford lost its seventh straight contest on Saturday, falling to the Chicago Wolves 7-2 in American Hockey League action. "Its mid-March and we dont have our regular team, but every team goes through it," said Heat head coach Troy Ward. "Every family goes through difficult times. You just be patient, you continue to teach, you stick with the process. Right now, were really trying to survive and fight." Seven players who were with the Heat within the past two weeks dressed for the Flames Saturday in Vancouver. "Its been tough," said Heat alternate captain Carter Bancks. "Weve had guys going in and out of our lineup. But we cant make excuses. Weve got a lot of good guys here, a lot of really good hockey players." Chicago Wolves centre Pat Cannone made up for lost time Saturday night, scoring his first career hat trick in his second game back from injury. Cannone suffered a broken hand on Jan. 21. "It was pretty cool," said Cannone. "Ive been out for six weeks now so it was just nice to contribute and help out offensively. Getting some goals is always nice." After Abbotsford scored to make it a three-goal game, Cannone scored twice in 72 seconds late in the third period to complete the hat trick, which he said was his first "probably since squirts." The third-year pro now has 12 goals this season. Joe Corvo and Eric Selleck each scored their first goals as a member of the Wolves. Corvo was playing his first game since being waived by the Ottawa Senators and Selleck was acquired by the Wolves affiliate St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline. "He brings a lot of veteran leadership," said Cannone of the 36-year-old Corvo. "Hes been in the game for a while and is obviously a great player. It really helps out on the power play on the back end. It was a big goal for us." Adam Cracknell and Michael Davies also scored for Chicago (34-18-6). The Wolves are now on an 11-2-1 run, catapulting them past Abbotsford into fourth in the Western Conference. "We know we have a lot of skill so we if we add the element of hard work were pretty tough to beat," said Cannone. Jake Allen made 28 saves for the Wolves and has alllowed two goals or less for eight of his last 11 starts. Adidas Zx 850 Heren. "We know we have a great goalie back there," said Cannone. "He keeps us in games every night." Ben Street and Brett Olson replied for Abbotsford (33-20-7). Olivier Roy stopped 28 of 33 shots before being replaced by Aaron Dell, who allowed two goals on eight shots in 11 minutes of relief. The Wolves jumped to a 2-0 lead with goals two minutes and 35 seconds apart in the first period. First Cracknell deflected Taylor Chorneys point shot for his ninth of the season at 11:14. Then, after a Heat defender was caught too deep in the Chicago zone, Shane Harper fed Davies, who split the scrambling defencemen and beat Roy glove side for his sixth of the campaign. The momentum switched the other way just 29 seconds into the second period. Olson was sent in alone by Kane Lafranchises long stretch pass and he beat Allen for his 11th. "They had a good push in the beginning of the second," said Cannone. "They got that quick goal to make it 2-1. We did a good job of responding. When we got it right back it was pretty big and important for us." The Wolves, however, re-established the two-goal lead when Corvo scored on the power play at 13:40. His wrist shot from the top of the circle beat Roy with Cracknell screening in front. Cannones made it 4-1 at 16:08. Just after killing off a penalty, Cannone and Tyler Shattock worked a give-and-go on a 3-on-2 rush, with the Bayport, N.Y., native firing the puck into the open side of the net. Allen made a few big stops to keep his club in the lead. In the second period he stopped Blair Jones power move and stacked the pads to turn away Evan Trupps rebound attempt. Then early in the third he made a glove save off Corey Locke in close. Selleck added to the onslaught at 8:34 of the third, driving hard to the net from the corner and lifting it over the sprawling netminder. Street temporarily stopped the bleeding, one-timing Derek Smiths pass past Allen at 10:45 for his 22nd of the year. At 13:28 Cannone scored the first of his two third-period goals and at 14:40 he completed the hat-trick. "It was a good game for us," said Cannone. "We knew they were a pretty tenacious team, so getting that first one was huge. 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