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.

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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 @ Heat

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Season Series: Heat 3-0

It’s been a while since the Toronto Raptors have been victorious in Miami. They would like to change that on Monday night, one day after collecting a win against the Orlando Magic.

While the Heat are chasing the Indiana Pacers for the best record in the Eastern Conference, they’ve had a rough stretch (for a 50-win team) going 7-8 over their last 15 games.

In a close 102-97 loss to Miami in January, DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points on 11-for-19 ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Magic

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After a magical start in Orlando where the Raptors went into the half with the largest advantage on the road this season, those 19 points disappeared, well, like ‘poof’. The Raptors did however escape with their third straight win and a season sweep of the Magic. #VictoryBaby

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Game Day: Raptors @ Magic

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

After the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth with Friday’s victory over the Boston Celtics, they were quick to point out their hard work wasn’t finished. Looking to finish the regular season strong, winning the Atlantic Division is the next goal on Toronto’s list. The Raptors hold a 2.5 game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the division going into Sunday’s contest against the Orlando Magic.

Just 21-52 on the season, the Magic have won ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Celtics

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Fans were clenching their teeth in anticipation of the Raptors clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008. With a home and home sweep against the Celtics, Amir said it to the cameras with a postgame smile; “WE MADE IT!” #VictoryBaby #PlayoffsBaby

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Raptors Remain Unsatisfied After Securing Playoff Spot

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The Toronto Raptors can cross clinching a playoff berth off of their to-do list. Surviving a 105-103 contest against the Boston Celtics that was too close for comfort, the Raptors will go to the postseason for the first time since 2008.

After a picture perfect shot from DeMar DeRozan for his 29th and 30th points of the game, and a put-back bucket from Amir Johnson off of a Kyle Lowry attempt, the Raptors were victorious.

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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.

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Throwback Thursday: Amir The Young Vet

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Amir Johnson, who recently celebrated his 500th career game as a Toronto Raptor and is playing for his second NBA team at just 26 years old, continues to embrace both the claw and the city of Toronto.

Johnson loves the team, he loves the city and isn’t afraid to show it. Hustle and heart, simple as that. This season, he’s quickly been climbing the ladder for most blocks in franchise history (as of this post he sits second behind Chris Bosh) and has received the nickname the ‘Doctor of Denial’. He’s ...

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