Raptors Depth Helps Grind Out Key Win Over Pistons

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The Toronto Raptors notched their 36th victory of the season on Wednesday night in a 101-87 win against the Detroit Pistons. It wasn’t a particularly pretty game. Neither team shot well. Each team turned the ball over 16 times.

Still, it was an important victory for Toronto because the team is in the home stretch of a playoff run with 19 games remaining. This is new territory for some of these players. They’re learning as they go with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey leading the way.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Nets

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The season series went ‘two for you, two for me’ after tonight’s big division battle in Brooklyn. And through the back and forth fight, fans were talking about the grind as a glimpse into the possible future… playoffs. #RTZ

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Veteran Nets Close Out Raptors In Possible Playoff Preview

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With 1:36 remaining on Monday night, DeMar DeRozan took a three and missed a three. 16 year-veteran Paul Pierce grabbed the rebound and promptly hit a three of his own. The game had been tied at 94 points apiece. Pierce’s three gave the Brooklyn Nets a three-point advantage. Brooklyn would go on to close out the 101-97 victory from there.

That three —and Pierce’s 10-point fourth quarter— is exactly why the Nets are a dangerous team. Regardless of the four-game ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Nets

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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

The Toronto Raptors are in Brooklyn to face the Nets while being nine games above .500 for the first time since the 2006-2007 season thanks to a road win in Minnesota on Sunday night.

Currently holding a four-game lead on the Nets, Toronto will look to take another step toward winning the Atlantic Division. They’ll do so without the services of Patrick Patterson, who was ruled out for the next 7-10 days because of a right ulnar collateral sprain.

In Toronto’s dramatic 104-103 victory ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Timberwolves

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With just over a month left in the regular season, anything can still happen, and fans watched a similar feat tonight. The Raptors came out on the good side. They climbed to 9 games above .500 for the first time since ’06/’07 and continue drop that team ball trademark when it counts. #VictoryBaby

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Game Day: Raptors @ Timberwolves

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Season Series: Raptors 1-0

In a January meeting against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Air Canada Centre, the Raptors pulled out a 94-89 victory. When the Timberwolves made a late push to get within two points with less than two minutes remaining, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry made tough baskets to clinch the win.

Toronto comes to Minnesota winners of its past two games and five of its past six. A victory could put the Raptors nine games above .500 for the ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Kings

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The tide turned three months ago for the Raptors and Kings and the tide turned again tonight as the Raptors locked in the big win in this hometown reunion. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Reveal Purple Throwbacks At Player’s Gala

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The fourth annual MLSE Player’s Gala, presented by BlackBerry, proved to be another huge success with roughly $500,000 raised in support of the MLSE Foundation’s Regent Park Revitalization Project.

Check out a recap of all the fun from Real Sports below, as the Raptors mixed and mingled with fans and colleagues from all MLSE teams and also made a splash with the reveal of their purple throwback jerseys to be worn for a handful of games in 2014-15.

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Raptors Embracing “15 Deep” Mentality

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Spend any amount of time around this year’s Toronto Raptors team and you’ll hear the phrase “15 deep.”

One of the key components of any successful team is depth. Over the course of an 82-game regular season a lot can happen. Thanks to injuries, illness and off-nights, even Mr. Dependable can disappear for a game here or there. Having a solid set of reserves can help weather those bumps and bruises without lasting damage.

For players that are not always in the rotation, staying ready on their own time is a must. ...

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#MusicMonday: Compton Kids

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From Cali to Canada, DeMar DeRozan is one of fifteen all-time NBA players who’s hoop dreams began in parks in Compton, LA. Fellow Compton kid, Kendrick Lamar said he probably crossed paths with DeMar in one of those parks shooting hoops before life changed for the both of them.

Basketball and music collided in this Slam Online hoops and hip-hop tell all with DeMar and Kendrick.

In various interviews, they both credit their crafts of basketball and music for keeping them focused on the good road when things around them were a ...

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