Game Preview: Raptors @ Rockets

The Raptors are back on the road for a pair of games against Western Conference contenders, beginning with Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Houston Rockets (8 PM ET, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

What to watch in the season series opener between these two teams tonight.

Right Time For Rockets? The Raptors come into this one riding a six-game slide in Houston, but they’re catching the Rockets scuffling a little bit with three losses in their last four after they opened the campaign with three straight wins.

Who’s Healthier In Houston? Both teams are ...

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Raptors Hit All The Right Notes In Needed Win

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Big win. Bigger confidence boost.

That’s the takeaway from a 115-91 Raptors blowout victory over the visiting Jazz on Saturday at ACC.

Head coach Dwane Casey called both teams desperate for a win pregame, which was telling. This season is only a couple of weeks old, but the Raptors have struggled with consistency over a stretch of four losses in five games and it’s tough to envision a scenario where a loss against the winless Jazz would have been viewed as defensible.

Instead, the Raptors delivered a no-doubter that saw them keep ...

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Raptors End Slide With Blowout Win Over Jazz At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) — Long on youthful promise but short on established talent, the Utah Jazz figured they’d take some beatings this season.

They just didn’t know how much it would hurt.

Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 23 points, DeMar DeRozan added 18 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a seven-game home losing streak against Utah, routing the winless Jazz 115-91 Saturday night.

“This is not fun,” frustrated Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “I don’t think we showed up with the intensity that we needed ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Jazz

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Is it too early to call tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz at Air Canada Centre a “must win” for the Raptors?

The home side needs a foothold before a tough week ahead and the winless Jazz (0-6) obviously presents an opportunity tonight to end a three-game slide (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

But the Jazz will be starving for a first win and undoubtedly view this as a potential slump buster. History is also on their side, as they’ve won 14 of the last 15 meetings overall and will try for ...

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Raptors Fall To Pacers For Third Straight Defeat

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a half, Rudy Gay dominated Paul George. The way George had started the season, Gay knew better than to think it would last.

George scored 17 of his 23 points in the third quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 91-84 Friday night to improve to 6-0 and match the best start in franchise history. George, who entered the day fourth in the league in scoring at 25.8 points per game, is a big reason.

“He’s Paul,” ...

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Pre-Game With Tyler Hansbrough

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I catch up with Tyler Hansbrough, who makes his return to Indianapolis tonight to face the Pacers for the first time (7 PM ET, TSN2, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

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Rudy Gay Goes 1-On-1 With NBA.com

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Rudy Gay sits down with Sekou Smith of NBA.com for the latest edition of Hang Time 1-on-1.

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Pacers

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It’s a tall task for the Raptors tonight in the midst of their first losing streak of the season against the Pacers (7 PM ET, TSN2, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

The slide has only been two games, but there’s been an inconsistency to the way the Raptors have started this season and some troubling early numbers back that up.

The Raptors’ third loss in their last four games against the Bobcats on Wednesday featured a bizarre finish, but head coach Dwane Casey was more concerned by the porous defensive start that saw ...

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Throwback Thursday: Gimme Some Mo

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Trends come and go. Some are just plain legendary and some are legendary for their laughs. Think of that prom picture of you framed on your parents mantel.

Our fashion flare came from our idols and if you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, some famous NBA standouts may have been the trendsetters. Maybe you rocked the short shorts while channeling Jordan out on your driveway, or ate your PB&J sandwich/ wrote a test/ took swimming lessons/ played Mario Kart/ walked the dog all while getting the power from your ...

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Raptors’ Struggles In Charlotte Continue With Latest Loss To Bobcats

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Gerald Henderson didn’t tinker with his shot after making just 31 percent from the field in his first four games this season.

“I started out the first three games horribly shooting-wise, but looking at my shots with Coach, I shot all good shots – shots that I regularly shoot – they just weren’t falling,” Henderson said.

That all changed Wednesday night.

Henderson broke out of his mini-slump with a season-high 23 points, and the surprising Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Toronto Raptors ...

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