#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Wizards.

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Raptors Win Fifth Straight In Washington

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WASHINGTON (CP) — With Rudy Gay gone via trade, the Toronto Raptors know they need a true team effort to keep winning games.

Compiling a season-high 29 assists — led by Kyle Lowry’s 11 — and getting 17 or more points apiece from four players — led by DeMar DeRozan’s 20 — the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors won for the fifth time in a row Friday night, beating the Washington Wizards 101-88.

“They are trusting each other,” […]

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Wizards

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The red hot Raptors aim to extend their recent run when the open a three-game trip in Washington against the Wizards tonight at Verizon Center (7 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

With a 9-3 record since the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Sacramento as the centrepiece of a multi-player deal, the Raptors have had a remarkable turnaround that’s propelled them back atop the Atlantic Division and helped earn head coach Dwane Casey Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honours for December.

It’s been an even better start […]

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Throwback Thursday: The .500 Mark

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January 1, 2014: As countdown confetti was being swept up and the calendars flipped, the Raptors played the first New Year’s Day home game in franchise history. A sold out hometown crowd entered Air Canada Centre and 2014 with new enthusiasm for their team. Another tough challenge lay ahead for the Raptors with the league-leading Indiana Pacers in town. And once again, in front of dropped-jaw amazement, the Raptors stole the unexpected win with a 95-82 finish. They had won six of their last eight games. This one took them to […]

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DeRozan Hits No. 5 On Raptors All-Time Scoring List

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The Raptors remarkable post-trade run continued into a new calendar year on Wednesday with possibly their best win of the season — a 95-82 win against the league-leading Pacers.

DeMar DeRozan struggled early but picked up his shooting in the fourth quarter on his way to a game-high 26 points in the win and the performance also re-wrote the Raptors’ record book.

DeRozan’s third 20+ point scoring effort in his last fourth games vaulted him past Jose Calderon for number five on the Raptors all-time scoring list, which seems astounding for […]

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Pacers.

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Raptors Pick Apart Pacers At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) _ If the league-leading Indiana Pacers provided the perfect gauge for just how much the Toronto Raptors have improved, the answer was: plenty.

DeMar DeRozan poured in 26 points to lead the red-hot Raptors to a resounding 95-82 win over Indiana on Wednesday, handing the Pacers just their sixth loss of the season.

“We work extremely hard every day so that we understand that if we go out there and play with the same intensity that we do in practice, when […]

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Pregame With Amir Johnson

I sat down with Amir Johnson prior to the Raptors first game of 2014 against the Pacers at Air Canada Centre.

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Pacers

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Happy New Year!

That photo above was taken from the team charter, where the Raptors were returning from Chicago fresh off an 85-79 road win — their sixth road win in their last seven away from Air Canada Centre.

The Raptors can only hope that 2014 picks up where 2013 left off when they open the new year against the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers at Air Canada Centre.

Toronto is 3-0 to start a stretch 11 straight games against Eastern Conference opponents and they’re about to hit the most difficult part of it starting […]

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Raptors Stop Bulls On The Road

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CHICAGO (CP)_With eight wins in their last 11 games, the Toronto Raptors head into 2014 pointed in the right direction.

They believe it can be the start of something big.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Chicago Bulls 85-79 on Tuesday night.

He made two big free throws to seal the game in the final minute after Toronto had missed three of four from the line down the stretch.

Greivis Vasquez hit a 3-pointer two […]

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