Throwback Thursday: All Access

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Nostalgia triggers those ‘I’ll never forget’ moments and looking back on my time with the Raptors organization, some of the best ones were formed when fans were able to interact up close and personal with their idols. They realize that the monsters on the court are just like the rest of us with their drives to get where they are, constant cravings for Ma’s macaroni and cheese or their guilty pleasure of country music (Can you guess what current Raptor falls into the boots and hearts category?).

One of the ultimate ...

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The #RTZ Lookahead: Raptors Homestand Continues

Kat and Jay with more on a full week of games at ACC, our first All Access event of the season and the return of Open Gym, presented by BlackBerry.

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Pregame With DeMar DeRozan

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DeMar DeRozan has been on a tear offensively of late for the Raptors. I sat down with him before the Raptors host the Wizards at ACC (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Wizards

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Don’t look now but the Raptors are suddenly in first place in the Atlantic Division and about to begin their longest homestand of the season, beginning with the Wizards tonight (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

It feels weird because they haven’t been in this position since 2007. It’s weird because their current 5-7 record feels completely earned, but somehow has them in this lofty spot (thanks for the slow start NYC-area teams).

When was the last time a team with a losing record lead any division this many games in? According ...

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Raptors Drop 76ers 108-98 In Philly

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are under .500 and on top of the Atlantic Division.

More games like this one and they’ll get that winning record.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Rudy Gay had 18 to help Toronto beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-98 on Wednesday night.

In a down year so far in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors (5-7) wrested away first place from the Sixers (5-8).

“It’s a great accomplishment to be in that position,” guard Kyle Lowry said. “But we ...

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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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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Blazers

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We’ll get a good look at the resiliency of the Raptors when the Portland Trail Blazers come to town on Sunday afternoon (1 PM ET, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

The Raptors have been all over the map this week. They pushed the Rockets to double overtime despite some serious offensive woes in Houston and then manhandled the Grizzlies in Memphis. But they’re coming off a listless 96-80 loss to the Bulls on Friday, which would have been much worse if not ...

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DeRozan Ties Career-High With 37 Points In Raptors Loss To Bulls

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TORONTO (AP) — Playing without Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls still cruised past the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Their next game likely will be much more difficult, especially if their star point guard is unable to play again.

Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored a season-high 18 and the Chicago Bulls overcame Rose’s absence to beat Toronto 96-80 for their first road win of the season.

Noah was 7 for 10 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. ...

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Rockets

The Raptors are back on the road for a pair of games against Western Conference contenders, beginning with Dwight Howard, James Harden and the Houston Rockets (8 PM ET, Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

What to watch in the season series opener between these two teams tonight.

Right Time For Rockets? The Raptors come into this one riding a six-game slide in Houston, but they’re catching the Rockets scuffling a little bit with three losses in their last four after they opened the campaign with three straight wins.

Who’s Healthier In Houston? Both teams are ...

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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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