Raptors Reflect On Possibility Of Playoffs

Terrence Ross should get his first taste of NBA Playoff action in just his second year as a pro (NBAE/Getty Images)

Recap: Raptors 99, Celtics 90 | Box Score | Photos | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

After five years without a postseason appearance, the Toronto Raptors are poised to make the playoffs.

Trying to keep their focus on each game as it comes without looking too far ahead, the Raptors recorded a 99-90 road victory against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The win brought them another step closer to their postseason goals.

The team’s next win or New York Knicks loss will clinch a postseason berth for the Raptors. DeMar DeRozan was thinking of his second ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Celtics

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By the time you read this the Raptors did or did not clinch a playoff spot for the season with a win tonight in Beantown. Speaking of the past, it’s the first win since 2008 in Boston. Speaking of 2008, it’s the last time the Raptors saw the playoffs. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors End Drought In Boston, Edge Closer To Playoffs

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BOSTON (CP) –  DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room.

Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 with a 99-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

“Not just the franchise, the whole city of Toronto and Canada,” said DeRozan, sitting at his locker with his left foot in a bucket of ice. “I’ve been here five years and see how passionate the fans are. ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics

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Season Series: Raptors 1-1

After a string of slow starts the Toronto Raptors got burned Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Clawing back from a terrible first half, they were a botched final possession away from tying or winning the game.

With three weeks remaining in the regular season, showing up for anything less than 48 minutes isn’t good enough. Losing to the Cavaliers without Kyrie Irving is a good wake-up call for a team fighting to finish the season in the third spot in the Eastern ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Looking for a ‘happy birthday’ victory for Kyle Lowry, the Raptors kept clawing after an unexpected start and took the brief lead in the fourth but couldn’t hold on in the end. They’re still searching for win number 40 on this back to back. #RTZ

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Raptors Mount Comeback, But Can’t Dismount Cavs

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CLEVELAND (CP) – The Raptors aren’t officially in the NBA playoffs. They don’t look ready for them, either.

Dion Waiters scored 24 points, Luol Deng added 19 and the Cleveland Cavaliers prevented Toronto from getting closer to a post-season spot with a 102-100 win over the sloppy Raptors on Tuesday night.

Toronto fell behind by 21 points in the third quarter, and then battled back to take a 95-94 lead. But the Raptors fell apart in the final minutes.

With their fourth loss in ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Matt Devlin breaks down some key numbers before the Raptors open a pivotal stretch of games against sub-.500 teams in Cleveland against the Cavs tonight (7 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

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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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#MusicMonday: Lorde Live Tweets Her First NBA Game

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The #RTZ feed is the place to be every Raptors Game Day if you’re tapped into the twittersphere. It connects fans watching from their couchside seats at home and their courtside seats at the arena. Live-tweeting about the players high tops and sick hops, it’s fun to watch the story come together from all angles.

Lorde, the 17-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter from New Zealand, jumped on the live tweeting bandwagon recently at a Chicago Bulls game. A newbie to the NBA atmosphere, her quirky play-by-play commentary had both basketball ...

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March Aches And Pains The New Raptors Reality

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March is the month of basketball madness, but also aches and pains.

By the time the playoff push begins, nearly every NBA player is dealing with some sort of ailment. Whether its the drain of minutes stacking up, five months of physical play taking its toll or the mental fog that comes from the nonstop whirlwind that is an NBA regular season, this time of year is tough.

“I don’t think no player in the NBA right now feels 100 percent,” Kyle Lowry said after Toronto’s victory against the Atlanta Hawks. “It’s ...

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