Raptors Edge Out Celtics 92-89 On The Road

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PORTLAND, Maine (CP) — Lou Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 points, Williams added 15, and Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson each had 12.

Marcus Thornton scored 17 points — 12 in a 3:32 span in the fourth quarter — in 17 minutes for the Celtics (2-3). Avery Bradley and Tyler Zeller each added 13 points.

A crowd of 5,909 attended the game at Cumberland County […]

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Clinched! Raptors Headed To Playoffs

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TORONTO (CP) – Together, they’ve logged 10 seasons of mostly disappointment with the Toronto Raptors.

Friday night, DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson wrote the perfect ending to the Raptors’ 105-103 victory over the Boston Celtics that – finally – sent the Raptors into the playoffs for the first time in six years.

“It makes it feel all worth it, honestly, the hard work, the struggles, the nights going home where you’re just frustrated and don’t want to turn on sports,” DeRozan said. […]

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Raptors End Drought In Boston, Edge Closer To Playoffs

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BOSTON (CP) –  DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room.

Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 with a 99-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

“Not just the franchise, the whole city of Toronto and Canada,” said DeRozan, sitting at his locker with his left foot in a bucket of ice. “I’ve been here five years and see how passionate the fans are. […]

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Raptors Drop Celtics In Season Opener

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TORONTO (AP) Rudy Gay had 19 points and eight rebounds, Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each scored 13 points and the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak in home openers by beating the Boston Celtics 93-87 on Wednesday night.

Jeff Green had 25 points, Brandon Bass had 17 and Vitor Faverani 13 for the Celtics, who were beaten in new coach Brad Stevens’ NBA debut.

Jonas Valanciunas had eight points and 11 rebounds and Tyler Hansbrough had 12 rebounds for the Raptors, […]

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Stripes Makes His Debut At ACC

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Check out the video of Stripes making his debut to the crowd against the Boston Celtics at Air Canada Centre.

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Raptors End Season Strong With 114-90 Victory Over Celtics

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors prefer to think of this as a beginning rather than an ending.

To be continued next season.

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points as the Raptors beat the playoff-bound Boston Celtics 114-90 in their season finale Wednesday.

The victory capped a roller-coaster season that saw Toronto stagger out to a horrible 4-19 start but win the seventh of its last eight games to finish 34-48.

“(The strong finish) gives guys some momentum going in (to the off-season), feel good about themselves, understanding why we’re telling them to work on […]

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