Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

Mike joined the Sun in November 1988 and flourished both on the baseball and basketball beats. Well-spoken, he has an opinion on most any sport. He was a regular guest on the Grill Room with Gareth Wheeler. Also covers the CFL and NFL in the off-season. Mike lives in Brampton.


Kings’ Nik Stauskas closes in on the Raptors’ Lou Williams in Vancouver Sunday. (Carmine Marinelli/QMI Agency)

Canadian Stauskas in battle for minutes with Kings

As Nik Stauskas holds court inside the Sacramento locker room with a group of Canadian reporters looking to catch up with another in a growing list of potential NBA standouts from this country, Ben McLemore sits not two feet away.

DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors celebrates a win over the Brooklyn Nets during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Air Canada in Toronto, Ont. on Tuesday April 22, 2014. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Raptors hold on to take Game 2 over Nets

The novelty and physicality of the post-season may have caught DeMar DeRozan off-guard in Game 1, but there was not going to be a repeat of that.

Tiger-Cats wide receiver Chris Williams is swarmed by Saskatchewan Roughriders defenders during last night’s game in Hamilton. The Riders won 43-16. (REUTERS)

Saskatchewan rides over Ticats

Even with just 16 points in the season opener, it doesn’t seem possible that scoring is going to be a real issue for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this season.

Monty Williams seems happy that his New Orleans Hornets will get the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. (Getty Images)

Eight great for Raps

The Raptors didn’t move up, but they didn’t move down either.

Toronto Raptors' James Johnson (2) runs into Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova during the first half action Monday night in Milwaukee. (REUTERS)

Johnson sharp but Raps lose to Bucks

James Johnson may have hit a speed bump with a two-game benching in early April that wound up costing him his starting spot, but he’s making up for lost time.

Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince drives against Toronto Raptors forward Alan Anderson in Auburn Hills, Michigan on Sunday.

Raptors fall to Pistons

There have been many examples of playoff-like basketball over the past week around the NBA.