Raptors Get Crucial Win After Crushing Loss

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TORONTO (CP) – Toronto’s Kyle Lowry had spent big chunks of Sunday’s game on the bench, part of the coaching and medical staff’s plan to manage the minutes of their battered and bruised team leader.

Unleashed in the fourth quarter, Lowry scored seven of his 25 points in the game’s final minute to lift the Raptors to a 96-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.

After three horrible quarters, the Raptors outscored the Hawks 36-15 in the final 12 minutes to seal the victory.

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Raptors Lose Heartbreaker To Thunder In Double OT

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TORONTO (CP) – The game, according to DeMar DeRozan, was the kind that players live for.

The ending was not.

Kevin Durant calmly drained a three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 119-118 victory over the Toronto Raptors in double overtime on Friday.

The buzzer-beating bomb from 31 yards out capped a 51-point performance by Durant, the league’s top scorer.

Still, DeRozan said there was plenty to take from the game ...

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Hard-Fought Win For Raptors In Big Easy

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NEW ORLEANS (CP) – Greivis Vasquez drew a round of applause when he first checked in against the team for which he played the past two seasons.

Later, he all but silenced the New Orleans crowd with five straight points that gave his new team the lead for good inside the final two minutes.

DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points, Vasquez finished with 14, and the Toronto Raptors snapped a two-game skid with a resilient 107-100 victory ...

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Raptors Fall To Hawks In OT

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ATLANTA (CP) – After a horrible stretch, the Atlanta Hawks are healthy again – well, sort of – and feel like they can move back up in the Eastern Conference.

Jeff Teague equaled his career best with 34 points, Paul Millsap had the first triple-double of his career and the Hawks extended their longest winning streak of the season to five in a row, beating the Toronto Raptors 118-113 in overtime Tuesday night.

Millsap had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists ...

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Raptors Outpaced By Run-and-Gun Suns

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry sat at his locker nursing a headache in the moments after the Toronto Raptors’ loss on Sunday, the product of a misplaced knee.

The Raptors were thoroughly dismantled by a speedy Phoenix Suns team in a 121-113 loss, but Lowry and coach Dwane Casey insisted there would be no lingering pain after a rare defeat at home.

“It’s not a systemic problem, it’s one game, we knew we weren’t going to go ...

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Raptors Take Down Grizzlies

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TORONTO (CP) – Days after folding down the stretch in a loss to division-rival Brooklyn, the Toronto Raptors made a statement on Friday night.

Toronto stood tall in final quarter this time around, scoring 12 straight points late to break open a tie game on the way to a 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies before a crowd of 18,465 at Air Canada Centre.

“That’s a tough team to beat. We beat a playoff team,” said Toronto guard Greivis Vasquez, who scored 17 points off the bench, including ...

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Raptors Cruise Past Pistons

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TORONTO (CP) – In the immediate moments after the Raptors’ 101-87 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, Toronto coach Dwane Casey sat down to watch the dying minutes of the Miami-Brooklyn game.

Amir Johnson checked the result on his phone.

With 20 games left on a thrilling season that sees Toronto poised for a playoff position for the first time in six years, the Raptors are excited, and thinking about little else.

“Hell, yeah. Without a doubt, man,” DeMar DeRozan said. “That’s why I work so hard, and it always bugged me ...

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Raptors Fall To Brooklyn, Split Season Series

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NEW YORK (CP) – Plagued by foul trouble in the first three quarters, Paul Pierce came up big down the stretch for the Brooklyn Nets.

Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Pierce hit a key late 3-pointer to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-97 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Pierce scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Joe Johnson added 14 for the Nets, who won ...

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Raptors Run Past Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (CP) – The Toronto Raptors have had every excuse to give in this season. They’ve had injuries to key players, turned the roster over significantly with an early season trade and had low expectations after a regime change portended a possible tear down and rebuild.

Kyle Lowry doesn’t make excuses. Dwane Casey doesn’t make excuses. And the Raptors haven’t given an inch while climbing the Eastern Conference ladder.

Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Raptors to a ...

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Raptors Clip Kings

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TORONTO (CP) – The game marked the return of Rudy Gay, but the night belonged to the Toronto Raptors.

Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-87 victory over Sacramento on Friday, the Kings’ first visit since the mammoth seven-player deal in December that sent Gay to the west coast.

A month after the Kings manhandled Toronto in Sacramento, the Raptors turned the tables on their visitors, putting their personal feelings aside and showing just how much they’ve ...

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