Game Day: Raptors @ Hawks

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Season Series: Raptors 1-1

After a disappointing loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors face off against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday night. While these teams have split a pair of games earlier this year, the Hawks were recently in free-fall mode, dropping 14 of 15 games prior to the four-game winning streak they bring into Tuesday’s game.

While the Raptors hold a three-game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the Atlantic Division, the Hawks are holding down ...

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Lowry, DeRozan Rep Raptors On NBA TV

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With the Raptors in Atlanta to face the Hawks on Tuesday night, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan stopped by the NBA TV Game Time set.

Check them out as they describe leading the Raptors through a majorly improved 2013-14 campaign and walk the GameTime crew through some of the basic plays and sweet spots that have led to their success this season.

Get ready for more Raptors on NBA TV, Tuesday’s game against the Hawks was selected as the final Fan Night matchup of the season.

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#MusicMonday: DeRozan’s Hip Hop Heroes

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DeMar DeRozan gets put to the test in a Hip Hop Heroes edition of This or That for today’s #MusicMonday post…

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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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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Suns

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The Raptors and Suns went into the Sunday afternoon showdown with 37 wins a piece. But the Raptors left their shades at home, letting the Suns burn them in the end for the second time this season in this high scoring game. It gets feisty when there are playoffs on the line… #RTZ

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Raptors Get Stretch Run Lesson In Loss To Suns

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Shortly before the Phoenix Suns shot their way to a 121-113 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek praised the depth of Toronto’s bench. With Gerald Green scoring 28 points to lead the way, Hornacek spent Sunday afternoon watching his own bench outscore Toronto’s reserves 59-11.

In addition to the 28 from Green, Markieff Morris had a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Suns, who are in a battle ...

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Raptors Outpaced By Run-and-Gun Suns

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry sat at his locker nursing a headache in the moments after the Toronto Raptors’ loss on Sunday, the product of a misplaced knee.

The Raptors were thoroughly dismantled by a speedy Phoenix Suns team in a 121-113 loss, but Lowry and coach Dwane Casey insisted there would be no lingering pain after a rare defeat at home.

“It’s not a systemic problem, it’s one game, we knew we weren’t going to go ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Suns

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Season Series: Raptors 0-1

The Toronto Raptors will try to go a perfect 3-0 when they close out this three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon against the Phoenix Suns.

In Toronto’s previous meeting against Phoenix (on Dec. 6), the Suns overwhelmed the Raptors with their speed and handed them their fifth consecutive loss. That was the team’s longest losing streak this season and moved them to 6-12.

In that loss, Markieff Morris led the way with 23 points for the Suns. Amir Johnson scored 22 points for the Raptors. ...

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Raptors Take Control Late In Bounce Back Win Over Grizzlies

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As the Toronto Raptors push toward the postseason, they need to learn from their losses and not make the same mistakes twice. On Friday night in a convincing 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto seemed to be playing to avenge a loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the week.

While the Raptors allowed Brooklyn to overwhelm them with their experience and be the aggressors from the jump, against the Grizzlies, save for a slow start, they were ready.

“I don’t mean this in ...

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Raptors Take Down Grizzlies

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TORONTO (CP) - Days after folding down the stretch in a loss to division-rival Brooklyn, the Toronto Raptors made a statement on Friday night.

Toronto stood tall in final quarter this time around, scoring 12 straight points late to break open a tie game on the way to a 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies before a crowd of 18,465 at Air Canada Centre.

“That’s a tough team to beat. We beat a playoff team,” said Toronto guard Greivis Vasquez, who scored 17 points off the bench, including ...

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