Pregame With John Salmons

I sit down with veteran swingman John Salmons before he makes his Raptors debut tonight against the Sixers (7 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

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Raptors Partner With NBA Cares & UNICEF For Philippines

On Friday, November 8th Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines leaving more than 5,000 dead, 26,000 injured and millions homeless. The Philippine nation is still reeling and there is an ongoing need for assistance.

The Toronto Raptors have partnered with NBA Cares and UNICEF to help raise funds for the devastated region. Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th when the Raptors play the Charlotte Bobcats to help support relief efforts and to raise awareness to the long-lasting needs of the Typhoon Haiyan victims. All donations made in-game will be matched by the ...

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Raptors Fall 116-103 To Spurs At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Led by Manu Ginobili’s 16 points, seven Spurs scored in double figures as San Antonio recovered from a slow start to thump the depleted Toronto Raptors 116-103 in NBA play Tuesday night.

Toronto (7-13) led by as much as 14 in the first quarter but, with little help available on the bench, faded fast and San Antonio (16-4) pulled ahead as the game wore on.

DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson led Toronto with 19 points. Tony Parker finished with ...

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Masai Ujiri Takes Opportunity To Praise Nelson Mandela

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Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri is one of millions who have been moved by the life and legacy of South African revolutionary, philanthropist and politician Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at the age of 95.

As the NBA’s first African-born GM, Ujiri has unique perspective on Mandela and delivered a touching tribute to him at the end of his post-trade news conference on Monday.

Ujiri grew up in Zaria, Nigeria watching Mandela’s inspirational fight for peace in South Africa and described how he respected and identified with it ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Spurs

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A Raptors team in flux moves heads into a tough matchup against a model of consistency in the San Antonio Spurs tonight (7 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE/Sportsnet Ontario, FAN590). What to watch heading into this one.

Can The Raptors Compete Shorthanded Again? Because it looks like they’ll have to without new additions Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson in the lineup against the Spurs, according to Masai Ujiri after his latest deal on Monday.

But there’s more. Tyler Hansbrough could remain out with a sprained left shoulder, while guard ...

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Raptors Spoil Kobe Bryant’s Return With 106-94 Win Over Lakers

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LOS ANGELES (CP) _ Kobe Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut for the Lakers, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors’ 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Bryant began his 18th NBA season by going 2 for 9 with four assists and eight turnovers in 28 minutes. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history hadn’t played since tearing his Achilles tendon in April, undergoing several months of rehabilitation to ...

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Report: Raptors Agree On Multi-Player Deal With Kings

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According to reports, the Raptors and Sacramento Kings have agreed on a multi-player deal that will see Rudy Gay head to California.

The reported deal, which is expected to be finalized Monday after a trade call with the league, will also see the Raptors send forward Quincy Acy and centre Aaron Gray to the Kings in exchange for guards Greivis Vasquez and John Salmons, along with forwards Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes.

None of the players involved in the reported deal are available for the Raptors tonight against the Lakers at Staples ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Lakers

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Breaking down some key numbers before tonight’s Raptors – Lakers tilt, featuring the return of Kobe Bryant (9:30 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Lakers

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Key questions heading into the Raptors’ final game of their three-game rad trip against the Lakers at Staples Center (9:30 PM ET, TSN2, NBATV, FAN590).

Are There Any Injury Updates For The Lakers?

Post by Kobe Bryant.

I guess that’s a yes.

Kobe Bryant makes his return to the Lakers lineup tonight after eight months of recovery following a torn left Achilles tendon in a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 12, 2013.

Only 17 games prior to that, Bryant was doing this to the Raptors…

Bryant put up 41 points ...

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Rebounding Proves Costly In Raptors’ Loss To Suns

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There was no oasis in the desert for the Raptors on Friday and rebounding was a huge reason why.

After morning shootaround on Friday, both Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and Suns coach Jeff Hornacek believed their matchup was going to be won or lost on the glass — with Toronto’s ability to grab offensive rebounds and convert second-chance opportunities going up directly against the Suns’ league-leading scoring numbers on the fast break.

It was the home team that got the message and delivered emphatically in a 106-97 win on Sunday night ...

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