Game Day: Raptors vs. Magic

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From NBA.com: Another strong defensive effort helped the Toronto Raptors bounce back from a rare defeat on their home floor.

It wouldn’t seem they should have trouble getting another home win Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, who could be without leading scorer Arron Afflalo and haven’t won a road game in more than two months.

While Atlantic Division-leading Toronto (30-25) has won 11 of 14 at home, the Southeast-worst Magic have lost 14 straight on the road since winning in Chicago on Dec. 16.

A 94-92 loss ...

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Throwback Thursday: Air Canada Centre Turns 15

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There’s no place like home, so the saying goes. By the way fans have been filling up Air Canada Centre this season, they would agree. And by the way the Raptors have been playing at Air Canada Centre this season, (9-3 in 2014) they would agree too.

But on this week in 1999, the Toronto Raptors scuffed up two different so-called ‘home turfs’. Things changed.

On February 19, 1999 the Raptors played their final game at the then named SkyDome, their home since their inaugural season. They wrapped up the era outplaying ...

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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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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Knicks

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Some keys tonight as the Raptors return to Air Canada Centre to complete a home-and-home with the Knicks (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050, GET TICKETS)

The ‘Road Warriors’ Return Home: We’ve learned that this new version of the Raptors travels pretty well with wins in five of their last six road games, including Friday’s 95-83 win over the Knicks at MSG.

But as head coach Dwane Casey has referenced frequently this season, the Raptors need to a better job “taking care of home”. They’re just 4-8 at Air Canada Centre ...

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Open Gym, Episode Three Is Coming…

An all-new episode of Open Gym, presented by BlackBerry, premieres December 26th on  NBA TV Canada. Check out the trailer below, which offers an amazing behind-the-scenes look at the Raptors’ recent seven-player trade with the Kings.

 

 
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VIDEO: Casey, Ross and Patterson On Monday

Watch Raptors post-practice video from head coach Dwane Casey, Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson.

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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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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Celtics

The regular season (finally!) gets underway tonight vs. the Boston Celtics (7 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590). 

 

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Ross, Acy & Valanciunas Working At ACC

Raptors rookies Terrence Ross, Jonas Valanciunas and Quincy Acy have been working out at ACC as they prep for the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League….

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Raptors Hang On To Beat Cavaliers At ACC

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors had every reason to blow Sunday’s game.

Short-handed and tired after travelling through the night following Friday’s crushing loss in Los Angeles, coach Dwane Casey told his team at halftime he wouldn’t accept any excuses.

The Raptors listened, with Amir Johnson leading the way with 17 points and a career-tying 16 rebounds, to rally from a 17-point deficit to top the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96

“It was like day and night, and I expected it just because of the schedule,” Casey said of the Raptors’ horrible first ...

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