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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Fields, Patterson Encourage Students To Shape Up

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Patrick Patterson, Landry Fields and Raptors strength and conditioning coach Jon Lee paid a visit to the students of St. Vincent de Paul in Toronto on Tuesday to encourage healthy, active living with the MLSE Shape Up program.

Watch highlights from the visit below. Teachers and students can learn more about how to get involved with MLSE Shape Up and become eligible for a future school visit.

 

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Magic

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From NBA.com: Another strong defensive effort helped the Toronto Raptors bounce back from a rare defeat on their home floor.

It wouldn’t seem they should have trouble getting another home win Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, who could be without leading scorer Arron Afflalo and haven’t won a road game in more than two months.

While Atlantic Division-leading Toronto (30-25) has won 11 of 14 at home, the Southeast-worst Magic have lost 14 straight on the road since winning in Chicago on Dec. 16.

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Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees Honoured Tonight

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Tonight’s game against the Cavaliers features two great young pros with local ties in Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, which makes it the ideal choice to also serve as the Raptors annual Canada Basketball Awareness Night.

At halftime, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame will also honour its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Andrea Blackwell (Kingston, ON)

Played 17 years with Team Canada (1979-96)
Two-time Olympian (1984 & 1996)

Candace Clarkson (Hamilton, ON)

Bronze Medal at World Championships (1979)
Olympian (1984)

Bill Coulthard (Tillsonburg, ON)

Gold Medal at Senior Canadian Championships (1952)
Olympian (1952)

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

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From NBA.com: No team in the Eastern Conference has been hotter of late than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are riding their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

They’ve also picked up some help with starting center Anderson Varejao sidelined.

The Cavaliers look to continue their strong play and extend their winning streak to seven games when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

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 Projected Starters

Raptors:Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Patrick Patterson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving (G), Jarrett ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bulls

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From NBA.com: Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls emerge from the All-Star break trying to pick up where they left off.

The Toronto Raptors already have.

Noah and the Bulls are looking for another strong defensive effort in order to continue their recent surge and beat the Raptors on the road again Wednesday night.

Chicago (27-25) has won three in a row and four of five after coasting to a 92-76 home win over Brooklyn on Thursday. That winning streak has been spurred by superb defensive play, as ...

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East Wins On Record-Setting Night

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NEW ORLEANS (CP) - From the first play to the final minute, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made it clear how the East felt about this All-Star game.

“We took this one personal a bit,” Irving said.

Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the MVP, Carmelo Anthony made a record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the East stopped a three-game losing streak with a 163-155 victory over the West on Sunday night in the ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors haven’t played this well before the All-Star break since Chris Bosh’s final season north of the border, but in no way does that mean they’re satisfied.

They’ll look to head into the long weekend on a positive note by ending a five-game home losing streak to the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Toronto (27-25) leads the Atlantic Division by three games and is enjoying its best run before the break since going 29-23 in 2009-10. It is coming off a 108-101 ...

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