Raptors Hold Off Mavericks In Overtime In Dallas

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DALLAS (CP) _ DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket on a wild shot while getting fouled in overtime Friday night, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-108.

The Raptors held on despite 23 points and a huge fourth quarter from old teammate Jose Calderon.

Toronto trailed 108-107 after a 3-pointer by Calderon when DeRozan’s pump-fake got Brandan Wright and Shawn Marion in the air. DeRozan threw up a shot as he was bumped and it went in ...

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Raptors Edged At The Buzzer In OT By Bobcats

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors were set to depart for a gruelling four-game road swing after Wednesday night’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

The trip couldn’t come at a better time, as it’s homecourt that proving a disadvantage to Toronto this season.

Kemba Walker hit a buzzer-beating jump shot in overtime to lift the Charlotte Bobcats to a 104-102 overtime victory Wednesday, handing the Raptors their eighth loss at home this season.

“It’s one of those things that whatever it is, we’re not ...

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Raptors Stomp Bulls 99-77 On The Road

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CHICAGO (CP)_ Kyle Lowry believes the Toronto Raptors are built to withstand stretches like this. That’s because they’re a little deeper.

Lowry scored 16 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Toronto beat the Chicago Bulls 99-77 Saturday night.

DeMar DeRozan scored 15 and Amir Johnson added 14 points and eight rebounds to help the Raptors earn their second win in as many nights after dropping six of seven.

“We’ve got the bodies,” Lowry said. “We’re a ...

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New-Look Raptors Drop 76ers 108-100 At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — In the span of a minute Friday, Terrence Ross scored on an alley-oop, a three-pointer and a massive running dunk, taking off from near the top of the key.

The 22-year-old started his second game in place of the departed Rudy Gay, and made the most of it, scoring 24 points — including a key three in the dying minutes — to lift the revamped Toronto Raptors to a 108-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

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Raptors Fall 116-103 To Spurs At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Led by Manu Ginobili’s 16 points, seven Spurs scored in double figures as San Antonio recovered from a slow start to thump the depleted Toronto Raptors 116-103 in NBA play Tuesday night.

Toronto (7-13) led by as much as 14 in the first quarter but, with little help available on the bench, faded fast and San Antonio (16-4) pulled ahead as the game wore on.

DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson led Toronto with 19 points. Tony Parker finished with ...

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Raptors Spoil Kobe Bryant’s Return With 106-94 Win Over Lakers

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LOS ANGELES (CP) _ Kobe Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut for the Lakers, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors’ 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Bryant began his 18th NBA season by going 2 for 9 with four assists and eight turnovers in 28 minutes. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history hadn’t played since tearing his Achilles tendon in April, undergoing several months of rehabilitation to ...

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Raptors Dropped 106-97 In Phoenix

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PHOENIX (CP) _ Big games aren’t out of the ordinary for Markieff Morris anymore, and he had another one Friday night.

Morris made his first 11 shots en route to a 25-point performance and the Phoenix Suns handed the Toronto Raptors their fifth straight loss, 106-97.

“I’ve just got a great feel for the game right now,” he said. “I’m not trying to shoot as many 3s as I have in the past. I’ve just been working on driving to the basket and trying ...

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Raptors Fall Short 112-103 To Warriors

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OAKLAND, Calif. (CP)  _  Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103 Tuesday night.

Thompson finished with 22 points and seven assists, nearly matching Curry’s 27 and 10. David Lee added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors.

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Raptors Topped 112-98 By Nuggets At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey knows his starters can’t play the entire game.

After Sunday’s 112-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets, he probably wishes they could.

The Nuggets reserves outscored their Raptors counterparts 72-16 as Denver pulled away in the fourth quarter.

“Our bench has got to give us something,” Casey said after Toronto lost its third straight. “Our guys (starters) can’t play for 48 (minutes), so we’ve got to get production from our bench.

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Raptors Fall To Heat 90-83 At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Poor defence early and bad free-throw shooting late cost the Toronto Raptors dearly Friday night.

Still they made a game of it against the surging Miami Heat, cutting a 20-point deficit to two before falling 90-83 to the NBA champions. It was the Heat’s ninth straight win.

“Missed opportunities,” lamented Toronto coach Dwane Casey whose team trailed 57-43 at the half.

Toronto went 2 for 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. And there were other stumbles as the ...

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