Raptors Playoffs: Party In The Square

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bucks

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Season Series: Raptors 3-0

The Toronto Raptors will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in their final regular-season home game at Air Canada Centre.

For the past five seasons, this has been the last game of the year. When it was over, players would wave to the fans, acknowledging them for their support over the course of the 82-game season. In the locker room, they would talk about striving for playoffs the next year.

Not this time. With the conclusion of the regular season, the ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Pistons

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

The Toronto Raptors have won their second Atlantic Division title, though the clincher didn’t come in the fashion they hoped.

Heading for their sixth playoff appearance in 19 seasons of existence, they still have a chance to enter the postseason with plenty of momentum.

They hope to bounce back and win for the eighth time in 10 games when they visit the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

Toronto (46-33) squandered its chance to clinch the Atlantic on its own Friday, losing 108-100 ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Rockets

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Season Series: Rockets 1-0

The Toronto Raptors were a completely different team the last time they saw the Houston Rockets. At the Toyota Center on November 11th, 2013, the Raptors came out on the losing end of a seemingly never-ending 110-104 double-overtime decision.

Rudy Gay led the team in scoring with 29 points, but needed to hoist 37 shots to get it. DeMar DeRozan shot just 6-for-25 in the game and Kyle Lowry was 6-for-16 from the floor on a night when the ...

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Recapping A Reunion With Raptors Alumni

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If you were following coverage of the Raptors this weekend in Miami, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d traveled back to around 2001.

A group of Raptors alumni, which included Alvin Williams, Morris Peterson, Muggsy Bogues, Antonio Davis and Charles Oakley, reunited in the Sunshine State in support the MLSE Foundation‘s “Sky’s The Limit” event. Some of the foundation’s tremendous supporters joined the alumni for a one of a kind experience that included dinner, accommodations, golf and, of course, the Raptors’ matchup with the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday. ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

While the Toronto Raptors won both of their previous meetings with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, neither was a runaway victory. In their first match up of the season, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors with 20 points and 18 points, eight assists, respectively.

In their most recent road win against the Cavaliers, DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 33 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, to save the Raptors after they surrendered a 14-point lead. Ross had another strong game ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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Season Series: Raptors 1-2

The Toronto Raptors have a day off between games, though it might not feel that way considering the way their last one ended. They probably would have preferred to get right back to work and forget about it.

The Raptors will get that opportunity Sunday at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Friday night at home against Oklahoma City, Toronto (38-30) let an eight-point lead slip away in the final minute of the second overtime and watched Kevin Durant drain a ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Thunder

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Season Series: Raptors 1-0

The Toronto Raptors notched one of their biggest road victories of the season when they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 back in December. On Friday night, the Thunder are in town to try to get a season split against the Raptors.

Toronto’s win in Oklahoma City was the Thunder’s first home loss of the season and snapped a 13-game home winning streak. Kyle Lowry had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Raptors, while Amir Johnson added 17 points and ...

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#RTZ Weekly Lookahead: Franchise High in Wins

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Kat and Jay look at the week ahead and want to ask you: will the Raptors surpass their franchise high of 47 wins in a season for 2013-14?

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Recognizing Toronto’s Invaluable First Responders

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By Akasha Di Tomasso – Raptors.com

On August 29th, 2013 Dwayne Harrison, a twenty-three year old George Brown College basketball player was playing a pick-up game when he collapsed on the court at Lawrence Heights Community Centre. Harrison had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.

Ted Rennie, a Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation custodian was nearby and immediately called 911. Luckily, Ted had also been trained as a part of Toronto EMS’ Safe City program. That training, in combination with the assistance he received from a bystander and Toronto Emergency Medical Dispatcher Rocky ...

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