Raptors Silence Thunder 109-90 In Preseason

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WICHITA, Kan. (CP) _ Terrence Ross scored 22 points in the first three quarters to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-90 on Friday night in an exhibition game.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half for Toronto (5-1). DeMar DeRozan and Jordan Hamilton had 13 points.

Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City (2-3) with 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Anthony Morrow and Andre Roberson each had 15. Roberson was 7 of 9 from the field and had 10 rebounds.

Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant had ...

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Raptors Edge Out Celtics 92-89 On The Road

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PORTLAND, Maine (CP) — Lou Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 points, Williams added 15, and Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson each had 12.

Marcus Thornton scored 17 points — 12 in a 3:32 span in the fourth quarter — in 17 minutes for the Celtics (2-3). Avery Bradley and Tyler Zeller each added 13 points.

A crowd of 5,909 attended the game at Cumberland County ...

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Raptors Earn 81-76 Preseason Win Over Knicks

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NEW YORK (CP) – Lou Williams scored 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat New York 81-76 on Monday night in the Knicks’ preseason home opener.

With starting point guard Kyle Lowry sitting this one out, Williams came off the bench and shot 6 of 9 from the field in 24 minutes. Toronto acquired him in June from Atlanta.

Carmelo Anthony scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in 15 minutes for the Knicks, who had just one player in double figures. J.R. Smith had 10 on 4-of-12 shooting.

Toronto centre Jonas Valanciunas also ...

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Raptors Open Preseason With Win Over Kings

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VANCOUVER (CP) _ DeMar DeRozan dribbled around opponents and drove to the basket with grace and ease Sunday night.

If the Toronto Raptors hope to head into this season riding the momentum built during last season’s playoff run, it appears DeRozan already is.

The Raptors all-star scored 21 points in 21 minutes to lead the Raptors to a 99-94 victory over the Sacramento Kings in their pre-season opener as the NBA returned to Vancouver for one day.

“Efficient,” said Raptors coach Dwane Casey. “He’s smart, under control, he really did a good job ...

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Raptors End Season With Heartbreaking Loss In Game 7

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TORONTO (CP) _ Kyle Lowry scored 28 points, but was blocked on a shot at the buzzer as the Toronto Raptors lost Game 7 of their playoff series 104-103 against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, ending their season.

Lowry got possession of the ball in the dying seconds of the game an drove to the rim as three Nets players clogged the lane, preventing him from scoring.

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Raptors Slip In Game Six To Nets

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CP)_ DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points, but the Toronto Raptors dropped a 97-83 decision to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, sending their best-of-seven playoff series back to the Air Canada Centre tied at three games apiece.

A win in Sunday’s Game 7 will put Toronto into the second round of the post-season for just the second time in the franchise’s 19-year history, and give them a date with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

But they’re clearly going to ...

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Raptors Fend Off Nets, Take 3-2 Series Lead

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry scored on an awkward, lurching 31-foot buzzer-beater just before halftime Wednesday, a circus shot that left him sprawled, grinning on his stomach on the Air Canada Centre floor.

The Raptors very nearly spoiled what was the point guard’s finest performance – in a playoff series full of them – while holding on for a 115-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Lowry poured in 36 points in the victory that gave the Raptors a 3-2 lead in their ...

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Raptors Even Series In Game Four In Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (CP) _ DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points as the beaten-up Toronto Raptors tied their playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets with a 87-79 victory Sunday.

The victory was the Raptors’ first playoff win on the road since a win over Philadelphia way back in 2001.

A hobbling Kyle Lowry added 22 points, while Amir Johnson finished with 17. Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez finished with nine points apiece, and Patterson grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series heads ...

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Raptors’ Comeback Comes Up Short, Trail Nets 2-1

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NEW YORK (CP) – Kyle Lowry was nursing a sore knee and a bloody lip, with coach Dwane Casey saying his point guard looked like he’d been through a “15-round bout.”

The Toronto Raptors dropped a 102-98 decision to Brooklyn on Friday giving the Nets a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series. And in the dressing room after the loss, and moments before he headed back to the team hotel with “a whole lot” of ice, Lowry called on his ...

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Raptors Even Out Series Against Nets

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TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan poured in 30 points to lift the Toronto Raptors to a 100-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 2 of their playoff series Tuesday, showing none of the post-season jitters that had plagued him in Game 1.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference series is tied at one game apiece.

Amir Johnson had 16 points and nine rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 boards for his second double-double of the series, while Kyle Lowry had 14 points, nine ...

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