Game Preview: Raptors vs. Bulls

The Raptors return to ACC tonight for a first look at the Chicago Bulls (7 PM, TSN, TSN 1050). Toronto took two of three matchups against the Eastern Conference contender last season, here are some story lines as the Raptors aim for a third win in four outings overall tonight.

Will Derrick Rose Play?

Adam Fluck of Bulls.com reported Thursday that Derrick Rose missed a second straight day of practice with a sore right hamstring, but the 2011 MVP is hopeful he’ll be ready to go tonight at ACC. ...

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Throwback Thursday: Raptors TV Timeouts

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This week called for a road trip and with the team out of the city, the game day routine changes ever so slightly.

Personally, my mighty “to do” list must be checked off before tip-off and a post-gym meal is coming out of the oven as the first bucket drops. Then the tweets begin arriving from the #RTZ Twitter chat about hustling home to make the game as we all settle into our comfy couchside season seats. Popcorn or peanuts?

Part of my shtick at home games is to provide some of ...

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Raptors Close Road Trip With Win Over Grizzlies

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay’s return to Memphis was quite successful, not only for him personally, but for his Toronto teammates.

Gay, making his first appearance in Memphis since the Grizzlies traded him to Toronto on Jan. 30, scored 23 points, Kyle Lowry added 21 and the Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-87 on Wednesday night.

Gay, who spent his first 6-plus years in the league with Memphis, acknowledged he almost instinctively went to the home dressing room when he entered ...

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Pregame With Rudy Gay In His Return To Memphis

Rudy Gay shares some memories of Memphis as he returns to face the Grizzlies for the first time with the Raptors (8 PM ET, SNET, TSN 1050).

 

 

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Raptors Visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

After the Raptors’ practice in Memphis on Tuesday, the entire team traveled to nearby St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a tour of the world class facility and the opportunity to meet some of the brave young patients receiving treatment for various forms cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

Check out more photos from the visit below and learn more about the incredible work St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is performing every day.

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Raptors Fall In Double OT Heartbreaker To Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Rockets were on the verge of their third straight home loss after blowing a double-digit, second-half lead for the second consecutive game.

This time, guard James Harden said, the Rockets found the will to win.

Jeremy Lin scored 31 points off the bench, Dwight Howard had 18 points and 24 rebounds, and the Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 110-104 in double-overtime to snap a two-game losing streak.

“(This game) was something,” Houston coach Kevin McHale said. ...

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Pregame With Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys

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Check out my interview with Raptors assistant coach Jesse Mermuys pregame in Houston, where the Raptors visit the Rockets.

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Big Weekend At ACC

Stripes the Mascot has hit town.

Jay and Kat get you ready for a big weekend of games at ACC, share some info for the perfect holiday gift for a young Raptors fan, preview the next Open Gym and more.

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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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