Raptors Cruise Past Pistons

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TORONTO (CP) - In the immediate moments after the Raptors’ 101-87 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, Toronto coach Dwane Casey sat down to watch the dying minutes of the Miami-Brooklyn game.

Amir Johnson checked the result on his phone.

With 20 games left on a thrilling season that sees Toronto poised for a playoff position for the first time in six years, the Raptors are excited, and thinking about little else.

“Hell, yeah. Without a doubt, man,” DeMar DeRozan said. “That’s why I work so hard, and it always bugged me ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Pistons

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Season Series: Raptors 1-0

After a disappointing loss in Brooklyn on Monday night, the Toronto Raptors are back at Air Canada Centre to kick off a three-game homestand. On Wednesday night they take on the Detroit Pistons, who are on the second night of a back-to-back after collecting a victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Toronto rolled to an easy victory against the Pistons when they were in town on January 8th. Tallying a 112-91 win, Kyle Lowry scored a team-high 21 points to go with nine assists ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Nets

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The season series went ‘two for you, two for me’ after tonight’s big division battle in Brooklyn. And through the back and forth fight, fans were talking about the grind as a glimpse into the possible future… playoffs. #RTZ

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Veteran Nets Close Out Raptors In Possible Playoff Preview

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With 1:36 remaining on Monday night, DeMar DeRozan took a three and missed a three. 16 year-veteran Paul Pierce grabbed the rebound and promptly hit a three of his own. The game had been tied at 94 points apiece. Pierce’s three gave the Brooklyn Nets a three-point advantage. Brooklyn would go on to close out the 101-97 victory from there.

That three —and Pierce’s 10-point fourth quarter— is exactly why the Nets are a dangerous team. Regardless of the four-game ...

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Raptors Fall To Brooklyn, Split Season Series

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NEW YORK (CP) – Plagued by foul trouble in the first three quarters, Paul Pierce came up big down the stretch for the Brooklyn Nets.

Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Pierce hit a key late 3-pointer to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-97 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Pierce scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Joe Johnson added 14 for the Nets, who won ...

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Pregame With Steve Novak In Brooklyn

Fresh off a big game against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis, Steve Novak sits down with me before the Raptors face the Nets in Brooklyn.

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#MusicMonday: Man of the Year

Few would argue the words, “music is the soundtrack to life.” We choose the tracks. Those tracks set the mood. Simple as that.

So let’s drop that into the basketball world. Those pregame tracks put a players head in the right space. And right now the rhymes in the Raptors locker room before they take to the court are those of ScHoolboy Q. His new album Oxymoron debuted last week in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, which includes the big buzz track Man of the Year. Last ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Nets

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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

The Toronto Raptors are in Brooklyn to face the Nets while being nine games above .500 for the first time since the 2006-2007 season thanks to a road win in Minnesota on Sunday night.

Currently holding a four-game lead on the Nets, Toronto will look to take another step toward winning the Atlantic Division. They’ll do so without the services of Patrick Patterson, who was ruled out for the next 7-10 days because of a right ulnar collateral sprain.

In Toronto’s dramatic 104-103 victory ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Timberwolves

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With just over a month left in the regular season, anything can still happen, and fans watched a similar feat tonight. The Raptors came out on the good side. They climbed to 9 games above .500 for the first time since ’06/’07 and continue drop that team ball trademark when it counts. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Run Past Timberwolves

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MINNEAPOLIS (CP) - The Toronto Raptors have had every excuse to give in this season. They’ve had injuries to key players, turned the roster over significantly with an early season trade and had low expectations after a regime change portended a possible tear down and rebuild.

Kyle Lowry doesn’t make excuses. Dwane Casey doesn’t make excuses. And the Raptors haven’t given an inch while climbing the Eastern Conference ladder.

Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Raptors to a ...

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