DeRozan Welcomes Winners Of All-Star Book Program Challenge

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While the Toronto Raptors elected to sit their All-Star to get him rest in the second-last regular season game of the year, DeMar DeRozan had an important post-game commitment that he wasn’t going to miss. After cheering on his teammates from the bench during a 110-100 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, DeRozan had some very important people waiting to speak with him.

After finishing up media obligations and once again thanking Raptors fans for their support over the course of the season and through the ups and downs ...

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#MusicMonday: Kardi Ready For A Playoff Party

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It has been a different kind of a season in Toronto when basketball comes to mind, the Raptors anticipating their first trip to the postseason since 2008. Air Canada Centre has been a full house of enthusiastic fans and quite a few familiar faces when it comes to the entertainment and music worlds. But as we approach the 20th anniversary season, there are the handful of supporters from those industries that you see time and time again.

Toronto native Kardinal Offishall, a rapper, producer and recently named to Universal Music Canada’s ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Bucks

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Fans were able to share a couple of big moments with their team as the trek to the playoffs continued. The unveiling of the Atlantic Division banner and a franchise season win record of 48 topped off Monday nights win. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Unexpected Turnaround Continues With Record-Setting Win Over Bucks

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With their All-Star resting, the Toronto Raptors set a franchise record for wins in a season. While DeMar DeRozan sat on the bench — in uniform, but with the night off from playing duties — the Raptors picked up an easy 110-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks for their 48th victory of the year.

Prior to the game, DeRozan addressed the fans to thank them for their support over the season and asked them to help unveil the Atlantic Division banner that was ...

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Raptors Set Franchise Record With 48th Win

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MacKenzie: A Record-Setting Win | Box Score | Photo Gallery | Video Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

TORONTO (CP) – A night that began with the unfurling of their Atlantic Division banner ended with the Toronto Raptors setting a franchise record for victories.

But they barely paused to soak up the good feelings Wednesday after beating the lowly Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 to notch win No. 48.

“We’ve got a bigger goal,” said Kyle Lowry.

Greivis Vasquez – filling in for all-star DeMar DeRozan, who was given the night off to rest up for the post-season ...

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Raptors Playoffs: Party In The Square

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Pistons

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It almost felt like a home game for the Raptors with so many fans making the trip to the Palace. They kept up the noise throughout the close moments and watched their Raptors tie the franchise win record of 47 games. #VictoryBaby

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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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Raptors Start Fast, Hold On Against Pistons

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) – Kyle Lowry picked up his fifth foul at around the midway point of the fourth quarter then was called for his sixth 20 seconds later.

It was the type of mistake that could prove costly for Toronto in the playoffs, but this time the Raptors were able to overcome it.

DeMar DeRozan scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors tied a franchise record for victories with a 116-107 win over the Detroit Pistons ...

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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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