Game Day: Raptors vs. Knicks

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

Two of the Toronto Raptors’ final four games of the season are against the New York Knicks. The first will take place Friday night in Toronto, while the second will happen Wednesday night in New York on the final night of the NBA’s regular season. From there, Toronto will prepare for its first postseason after a five-year drought.

A victory on Friday would do more than give Toronto another W in the win column. It would clinch the Atlantic […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Sixers

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Season Series: Raptors 3-0

The Toronto Raptors hope to complete a 4-0 season weep against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. With five games remaining in the regular season, Dwane Casey has repeatedly mentioned the importance of taking each game as it comes. A match up with the 17-60 Philadelphia 76ers looks like an easy game on paper, but at this point in the season, no game is a given.

Thanks to a victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday […]

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Raptors Remain Focused As Regular Season Winds Down


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With just one week to go in the regular season, the Toronto Raptors are focused. Locking in on each of their five remaining games as they come, the Raptors are confident they can finish the season without distraction.

Led by Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson, the team holds a 2 ½-game lead on Brooklyn in the Atlantic Division and is hoping to earn its first division title since 2007. It can be difficult to prevent young […]

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Patterson On The Road Back To A Key Role With Raptors


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During the three weeks that Patrick Patterson was sidelined with a right elbow injury, he got to know Air Canada Centre quite well.

Desperate to get back onto the floor with his teammates, Patterson’s rehabilitation process went around the clock. Whether his teammates were traveling to road games or suiting up in front of the home crowd, Patterson spent the majority of his days in the training room receiving treatment on his arm.

Learning plenty about the history of the […]

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Raptors Second-Year Starters Step Up Against Pacers


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With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Toronto Raptors continue to impress. Collecting a 102-94 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, the Raptors won their second straight game with Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson sidelined due to injury.

While DeMar DeRozan did his best Lowry impersonation, scoring 20 points and dishing nine assists, Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross stepped up big time against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

“I thought Jonas [Valanciunas] […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Pacers

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Season Series: Pacers 2-1

The Toronto Raptors will try to split their season series against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. While the Raptors could be without Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson for the second straight game —and DeMar DeRozan will be playing with a non-shooting hand that has five stitches down the middle — they’ve looked better than the Pacers in recent weeks.

Indiana has looked like a very different team than the one that started the […]

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Transformed Raptors Take Down Rockets In Toronto


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It’s been five months since the Toronto Raptors lost a double-overtime affair to the Rockets in Houston. In those five months the Raptors traded their highest-paid player, gained a legitimate bench, started figuring things out and clinched the playoffs. Basically, that team that lost to the Rockets in November doesn’t exist anymore.

On Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre, Toronto showed Houston how much has happened since their last meeting, collecting a 107-103 victory despite […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Rockets

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Season Series: Rockets 1-0

The Toronto Raptors were a completely different team the last time they saw the Houston Rockets. At the Toyota Center on November 11th, 2013, the Raptors came out on the losing end of a seemingly never-ending 110-104 double-overtime decision.

Rudy Gay led the team in scoring with 29 points, but needed to hoist 37 shots to get it. DeMar DeRozan shot just 6-for-25 in the game and Kyle Lowry was 6-for-16 from the floor on a night when the […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Celtics


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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

While the Toronto Raptors have known for awhile that they’re heading toward the post-season after a five-year post-season drought, a victory against the Boston Celtics on Friday night would make it official.

Either a Raptors victory or a Knicks loss to the Suns will clinch a playoff berth for Toronto. Taking care of business two days ago in Boston, the Raptors will aim to control their own fate once again on Friday night.

“We can’t count on anybody […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards


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From Coach Dwane Casey has the Toronto Raptors in solid position to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, but he realizes it’s only going to get tougher down the stretch.

The Washington Wizards are looking to end a similar postseason drought, though they’ll have to play the next six weeks without one of their top frontcourt contributors.

Toronto hasn’t had much trouble with Washington even when Nene has been in the lineup, and it will look to sweep the four-game […]

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