Raptors Defence Proves Porous In Home Loss To Warriors

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TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Gray’s big night wasn’t enough to rescue the flu-ravaged Toronto Raptors.

The centre had a career-high 22 points Monday, but the Golden State Warriors pulled away late for a 114-102 victory over Toronto.

“They’re a much improved team, we feel like we can compete with teams like that, but tonight we just couldn’t stop anybody,” said Gray, who also had 10 rebounds. “They scored way too many points, that’s not the identity we want to have.

“It’s hard to beat teams when they score 114.”

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Raptors Collapse Against Cavs Capped By Irving’s Triple

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TORONTO (CP) –  The Raptors had their hands full with Kyrie Irving all game long, but it was the almost lackadaisical three he drained in the blink of an eye that completely ruined Toronto’s night.

Cleveland’s all-star point guard hit a three with 0.9 seconds left as part of a 32-point performance, and the Cavaliers edged ...

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The #RTZ Show (Basketball Night In Canada)

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Raptors 97 Magic 95

 

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DeRozan Hits Game-Winner To Lift Raptors Over Magic

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CP) — Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey believes the next step for his team is to work on developing its identity, preferably one seeded in toughness.

He’s hoping a four-game season sweep of the Magic can serve as the first step in that mission.

After watching one of their best ...

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Raptors Mid-Season Report Cards

Forty-one games gone.

Forty-one games to go.

The Raptors are 15-26 and likely will be until they play game number 42 in Miami, Wednesday.

Time for the mid-season report card.

Quincy Acy: 3.1 PPG, 2.10 RPG: Has delighted coaching staff with recent play and provided valuable minutes as team struggles without bigs Bargnani and Valanciunas. Has showed ability to hit 15 footers. Won’t ever rebound like his doppelganger Reggie Evans but will score more. Still miles to go. +C.

Alan Anderson: 12.3 PPG, 2.30 RPG: Excellent defender who can handle guards and forwards. Vocal leader.  ...

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Raptors See Progress, But Missed Opportunities At Halfway Mark

Take away the start.

But that they could.

As the 15-26 Toronto Raptors contemplate the second half of their season, a little perspective is in order.

Since opening the season 4-19, the Toronto Raptors have gone 11-7 and it, should be even better than that.

The Raptors blew leads of 19 an 20 points in losses to Philadelphia and Milwaukee, respectively, last week. They have lost 10 games in which they led by 10 or more points.

Quincy Acy has emerged as a contributor for the Raptors as they hit the halfway point of ...

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Raptors Can’t Hold Big Lead In OT Loss To Sixers

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PHILADELPHIA (CP) — After sending the game to overtime, Jrue Holiday single-handedly took over during the extra session.

In the process, the fourth-year point guard continued to make a strong case for his first career All-Star berth next month in Houston. The reserves will be announced on Thursday night.

Holiday ...

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Turnovers Prove Costly In Raptors Road Loss To Nets

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NEW YORK (CP) — P.J. Carlesimo put his head in his hand, sighed and brushed back his hair, hardly looking like a guy with a 9-1 record.

“I’m really struggling,” he started, adding that the Brooklyn Nets faced a “major, major concern.”

It’s a good one, though. They simply have so many guys playing well that it’s tough for ...

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Raptors Cough Up Big Lead In Loss To Bucks

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors’ bench was nowhere to be found when the team needed it most Sunday.

The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the Raptors 107-96 — outscoring Toronto’s undermanned bench 43-7 while two of the Raptors’ leaders were being treated for injuries.

“Our bench has been great all year, ...

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Ross Helps Raptors Bounce Blazers At ACC

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TORONTO – It was only 23 days ago that the Toronto Raptors hit what the team called the low point in its season _ a humiliating 18-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that ended a winless road trip and prompted the suggestion that jobs were in jeopardy.

The Raptors turned the tables ...

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