Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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From NBA.com: Backed by their strong play on the defensive end, the Toronto Raptors are on the verge of moving seven games over .500 for the first time in six years.

They could reach that mark against the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose offensive struggles began with Toronto ending their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

The Raptors go for their sixth win in seven games as they try to beat the short-handed Cavaliers for the second time in less than a week Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Atlantic Division-leading […]

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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.

A 94-92 loss […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Wizards

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards haven’t made the postseason since 2007-08, but they’re thinking playoffs as the season’s second half gets underway (TSN2, TSN 1050).

After a busy All-Star weekend, DeMar DeRozan and John Wall will no longer be teammates as the visiting Raptors aim for a fourth consecutive win over the Wizards on Tuesday night.

Wall had 12 points and DeRozan scored eight as the Eastern Conference came back to beat the West 163-155 in Sunday’s All-Star game. Wall also threw down a […]

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Raptors At All-Star Weekend: Day 3

DeMar practices with his All-Star brethren and puts his skills to the test, plus Terrence makes the best of a funky new Sprite Slam Dunk format on All-Star Saturday.

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Kings

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors’ decision to trade Rudy Gay was seen largely as a move aimed at financial flexibility.

Since the deal, though, they’ve been one of the better teams in the NBA.

Toronto will face Gay for the first time since trading him when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Gay shifted teams for the second time in less than two seasons as part of a seven-player deal Dec. 9. The trade also saw Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy join him in Sacramento, while […]

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Blazers

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The Raptors can only hope that February picks up where January left off against the Blazers (33-13) tonight in Portland (10 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

A road victory in Denver over the Nuggets on Friday matched a franchise record with 11 wins in January. Here are a few reasons why the Raptors (25-21) can confidently aim for a fourth straight win tonight.

Season Of Slump Busting: Last night’s win ended a nine-game drought in Denver for the Raptors dating back to when […]

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors vs. Nuggets

Matt Devin breaks down the numbers you need before Raptors @ Nuggets tonight in Denver (9 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 590).

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Nuggets

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UPDATE (12:30 PM): Some key injury updates for the Raptors after morning shootaround in Denver…

DeRozan (left ankle/foot) questionable, Johnson (right ankle) & Patterson (broken nose) probable tonight at Denver. #RTZ #Raptors

— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 31, 2014

The Nuggets, also have some personnel questionable for tonight, most notably starting point guard Ty Lawson (left rotator cuff strain). He’s listed as a game time decision, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t leaving anything to chance.

Watch more from shootaround with  DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Patterson.

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The #RTZ Weekly Lookahead: Open Gym Now Online

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Kat and Jay look ahead to a busy four-game week, including Fan Night on Saturday vs. the Clippers. That plus great news on full episodes of Open Gym, presented by BlackBerry, now playing at Raptors.com.

Mobile users CLICK HERE

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Celtics

UPDATE – 2:26 PM: Rondo’s back…

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled guard Rajon Rondo from the Maine Red Claws: http://t.co/5JKTg6R30J

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 15, 2014

 

UPDATE – 1:22 PM: Rajon Rondo’s getting closer, but won’t play for the Celtics tonight. He’s been assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League for essentially a one-day workout.

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned guard Rajon Rondo to the Maine Red Claws: http://t.co/LSws70skGk

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 15, 2014

 

The Raptors try and end another major road losing […]

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