#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Spurs.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Thunder

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Mavericks

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What to watch as the Raptors hit the road for three Western Conference matchups in four nights, beginning with Mavericks in Dallas tonight (8:30 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE, TSN 1050).

Trouble Ahead? Tonight’s game against the Mavericks opens a very difficult stretch for the Raptors wrapped around a brief holiday break.

Eight of their next 10 games will be played on the road, including stops in San Antonio, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, Miami and tonight in Dallas, where the Raptors have won just three times in 17 tries against the Mavs.

They’ve inexplicably played ...

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Raptors Edged At The Buzzer In OT By Bobcats

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors were set to depart for a gruelling four-game road swing after Wednesday night’s loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

The trip couldn’t come at a better time, as it’s homecourt that proving a disadvantage to Toronto this season.

Kemba Walker hit a buzzer-beating jump shot in overtime to lift the Charlotte Bobcats to a 104-102 overtime victory Wednesday, handing the Raptors their eighth loss at home this season.

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Bulls

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What to watch tonight as the Raptors conclude a back-to-back set on the road in Chicago against the shorthanded Bulls (8 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

Better Living Through Ball Movement: Can the Raptors continue to get much better ball movement post-Rudy Gay trade? In their last three games, they’ve posted assist totals of 19, 23 and matched a season high with 24 last night against Philadelphia.

Kyle Lowry, the subject of some pretty intense trade speculation of late, has led the way. He’s paced the Raptors in assists for 13 consecutive ...

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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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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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Game Preview: Raptors at Suns

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Key questions heading into the second game of a three-game trip for the Raptors against the Suns at US Airways Center (9 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

Can The Raptors Bounce Back? It’s the big question coming off what head coach Dwane Casey called the “debacle in Golden State” after Thursday’s practice in Phoenix. That’s an extremely economical way to describe the Raptors surrendering a 27-point lead in an eventual 112-103 loss to the Warriors in Oakland — the biggest comeback allowed in franchise history and the team’s fourth straight loss overall.

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Raptors Aim To Regroup Out West

After an unsuccessful homestand, it’s going to be a gut-check kind of week for the Raptors on the West Coast.

The Raptors did themselves no favours by going 1-3 during their season-long run of four straight home games. Their latest defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets on Sunday dropped them to 6-10 on the campaign and signs of frustration are starting to show during the team’s current three-game losing streak.

Improbably, the Raptors still lead the Atlantic Division. But that’s going to be tested against a trio of Pacific Division teams ...

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Raptors Can’t Outshoot Blazers in OT At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) — A steady hand and cool demeanour helped Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points each as Portland shot its way to a 118-110 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Nicolas Batum added a season-high 24, and the Blazers overcame a late push by Toronto to pick up their sixth straight victory.

“We didn’t have a reason to be all riled up,” Lillard said. “They played well getting back into the game. ...

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