Raptors Inspired By Strongest Fans During SickKids Visit

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By Akasha Di Tomasso – Raptors.com

On Thursday, January 16th, the Toronto Raptors spent a few hours with some of their smallest but strongest fans.

The team paid their annual visit to SickKids Hospital in downtown Toronto, a long-standing team tradition. With many new faces on the team this season, it would be the first time that many of the Raptors had a chance to visit the hospital.

The day began with Susie Petro, Child Life Specialist at SickKids, describing the visit to the players. As Susie spoke, the motivation for the day ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Celtics

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The Raptors left their ‘something’ on home turf after a 3-game homestand sweep, letting the Celtics put an end to their eight game slide with a win in Beantown.

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Raptors Struggles In Boston Continue With 88-83 Loss To Celtics

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BOSTON (CP) — Jared Sullinger was piling up the rebounds and needed an assist from sidelined guard Rajon Rondo to realize what was happening.

Sullinger scored 25 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds, Avery Bradley had 20 points and the Boston Celtics held on to snap a nine-game losing streak with an 88-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

“I didn’t even think about it until Rondo said, ‘Look up at the scoreboard and get one more,”’ Sullinger said of ...

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UPDATE – 2:26 PM: Rondo’s back…

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have recalled guard Rajon Rondo from the Maine Red Claws: http://t.co/5JKTg6R30J

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 15, 2014

 

UPDATE – 1:22 PM: Rajon Rondo’s getting closer, but won’t play for the Celtics tonight. He’s been assigned to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League for essentially a one-day workout.

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have assigned guard Rajon Rondo to the Maine Red Claws: http://t.co/LSws70skGk

— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 15, 2014

 

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Bucks

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Anticipating a good night of basketball could take the Mondays out of a Monday, especially if the Raptors could continue their winning ways. And that’s what they did. A 22-point spread between them and the Bucks when the final buzzer sounded knocked the Raptors into third in the Eastern Conference. Now that’s the good kind of manic Monday.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Nets

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It was a Saturday Night of basketball in Toronto, as we welcomed Raptors Global Ambassador Drake to the building for #DrakeNight. Highlights bounced back and forth between Drizzy and the Raptors as they halted the Nets division climb with a #VictoryBaby. Their winning streak is OVO’ver!

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Nets

Tonight presents a pretty important divisional game for a relatively unchallenged front-running Raptors team when the host the Brooklyn Nets (7 PM, TSN2, Sportsnet 590 The FAN)

Since players from the Raptors locker were pulled from the lineup before the December 8th game in Los Angeles, the remaining group has banded together and integrated pieces fairly seemlessly from Sacramento. Beating the Lakers that night in Kobe Bryant’s return was considered an upset, as was beating the Bulls in Chicago (twice). Same with Dallas, definitely in OKC and indubitably versus ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Pacers

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Heat

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Wizards

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The red hot Raptors aim to extend their recent run when the open a three-game trip in Washington against the Wizards tonight at Verizon Center (7 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

With a 9-3 record since the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Sacramento as the centrepiece of a multi-player deal, the Raptors have had a remarkable turnaround that’s propelled them back atop the Atlantic Division and helped earn head coach Dwane Casey Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honours for December.

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