DeRozan Launches All-Star Book Program

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DeMar DeRozan has been leader on court for the Raptors this season and he continues to serve as one in the community with the launch of the DeMar DeRozan All-Star Book Program in Toronto on Tuesday.

The program, which includes a partnership with The BIGA Picture, First Book Canada and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, draws much of its inspiration from the jersey number 10 worn by the first-time NBA All-Star. The program will donate over 3,000 books to 10 grade five classes from 10 schools in under-served areas of Toronto and ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Pelicans

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After a tough run on the west coast, the boys were back in town. It was All Star Celebration Night at Air Canada Centre with two games to turn things around before the All Star break. Game one: check. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Edge Pelicans At Air Canada Centre

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TORONTO (CP) — Patrick Patterson knows his role and, usually, it’s making an impact off the bench.

But on Monday, the back-up forward got his first start since coming to Toronto two months ago and made the most of it, pouring in a season-high 22 points as the Raptors defeated New Orleans 108-101.

“My role doesn’t change whether it’s starting, or whether I’m coming off the bench,” said Patterson, who learned earlier in the day he would join the starting five in place ...

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Pregame With Steve Novak At Air Canada Centre

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The Raptors are back at Air Canada Centre after a five-game trip and Steve Novak sat down with me before tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans (7 PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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Music Monday: All-Star Jam Session

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As we anticipate the over-the-top, celebrity-hop, slam-dunk-shock filled NBA All-Star Weekend, we anticipate the bigger picture; the spectacle of it all. And as DeMar, Terrence and Jonas hang headphones around their necks and select their ‘wheels up’ tracks for the trip from T Dot, the Big Easy stage gets ready for top tracks from the music world as well. All Stars on the court and All Stars on the mic, it’s a blend of both worlds on these competitive nights.

All-Star Weekend is incredibly surreal for all involved. This video featuring ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Pelicans

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From NBA.com: After a tough five-game road trip, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey said it’s only natural for his players to be looking forward to some time off over the All-Star break.

That doesn’t mean he’ll accept anything less than their best effort until then.

Atlantic Division-leading Toronto plays the first of two home games before the break Monday night while seeking a fifth straight victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Raptors (26-24) finished their trip 2-3 after falling 118-105 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. ...

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Raptors Cut Down By Clippers in LA

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LOS ANGELES (CP) – Blake Griffin has become the first player in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise with three consecutive games of 30 or more points. And he’s made it look easy, even without Chris Paul’s help.

Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading the Clippers to a 118-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of division leaders Friday night.

“I expected greatness, but Blake’s ...

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Infographic: #RossRisesAgain

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Game Day: Raptors @ Clippers

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From NBA.com: Despite a monster performance from Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their first test of a challenging stretch and ended their home win streak at seven games.

The Clippers will try to get back on track Friday night when they host the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors in the second of a five-game homestand that features a handful of the NBA’s elite.

Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough in a 116-112 loss to Miami. The ...

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Raptors Can’t Catch Kings In First Meeting Since Big Trade

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Rudy Gay said he didn’t harbour a sense of revenge Wednesday night facing his former team  the Toronto Raptors for the first time since a December trade.

His numbers said it all.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Gay added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Kings held off the Raptors in the fourth quarter for a 109-101 victory.

The Dec. 9 trade brought Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to Sacramento in exchange for Patterson, John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez ...

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