Raptors Remain Unsatisfied After Securing Playoff Spot

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The Toronto Raptors can cross clinching a playoff berth off of their to-do list. Surviving a 105-103 contest against the Boston Celtics that was too close for comfort, the Raptors will go to the postseason for the first time since 2008.

After a picture perfect shot from DeMar DeRozan for his 29th and 30th points of the game, and a put-back bucket from Amir Johnson off of a Kyle Lowry attempt, the Raptors were victorious.

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Celtics

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Season Series: Raptors 2-1

While the Toronto Raptors have known for awhile that they’re heading toward the post-season after a five-year post-season drought, a victory against the Boston Celtics on Friday night would make it official.

Either a Raptors victory or a Knicks loss to the Suns will clinch a playoff berth for Toronto. Taking care of business two days ago in Boston, the Raptors will aim to control their own fate once again on Friday night.

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Raptors Reflect On Possibility Of Playoffs

Terrence Ross should get his first taste of NBA Playoff action in just his second year as a pro (NBAE/Getty Images)

Recap: Raptors 99, Celtics 90 | Box Score | Photos | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

After five years without a postseason appearance, the Toronto Raptors are poised to make the playoffs.

Trying to keep their focus on each game as it comes without looking too far ahead, the Raptors recorded a 99-90 road victory against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The win brought them another step closer to their postseason goals.

The team’s next win or New York Knicks loss will clinch a postseason berth for the Raptors. DeMar DeRozan was thinking of his second ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Celtics

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By the time you read this the Raptors did or did not clinch a playoff spot for the season with a win tonight in Beantown. Speaking of the past, it’s the first win since 2008 in Boston. Speaking of 2008, it’s the last time the Raptors saw the playoffs. #VictoryBaby

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Game Day: Raptors @ Celtics

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Season Series: Raptors 1-1

After a string of slow starts the Toronto Raptors got burned Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Clawing back from a terrible first half, they were a botched final possession away from tying or winning the game.

With three weeks remaining in the regular season, showing up for anything less than 48 minutes isn’t good enough. Losing to the Cavaliers without Kyrie Irving is a good wake-up call for a team fighting to finish the season in the third spot in the Eastern ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Looking for a ‘happy birthday’ victory for Kyle Lowry, the Raptors kept clawing after an unexpected start and took the brief lead in the fourth but couldn’t hold on in the end. They’re still searching for win number 40 on this back to back. #RTZ

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Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

While the Toronto Raptors won both of their previous meetings with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, neither was a runaway victory. In their first match up of the season, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors with 20 points and 18 points, eight assists, respectively.

In their most recent road win against the Cavaliers, DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 33 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, to save the Raptors after they surrendered a 14-point lead. Ross had another strong game ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Hawks

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Don’t call it a comeback… okay, do, because today the Raptors clawed back with a fourth quarter full of hustle and heart to split the season series with the Hawks. The Raptor also made his comeback after recovering from an Achilles injury. #VictoryBaby

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Lowry, DeRozan Lift Raptors Late Against Hawks

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In a Sunday matinee against the Atlanta Hawks the Toronto Raptors were able to pull out a 96-86 victory. After sleepwalking through the first three quarters, the Raptors outscored Atlanta 36-15 in the fourth. Trailing by three points with less than four minutes remaining, Toronto reeled off a 15-2 run to close the game and run away with the win.

“I told Tim Leiweke on the way in, it was like pulling teeth,” Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said. “It was like going to the dentist office in that first half.”

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs Thunder

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Another double OT fight on Raptors turf came down to the final shot… and it was a stinger. KD sealed the deal at the buzzer after an incredible battle between first place division teams from the east and west. #RTZ

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