The Raptors were back on track on home turf this week. A big game tonight, a big win and a big weekend ahead for Toronto’s All Stars DeMar, Terrence and Jonas. #VictoryBaby
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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors haven’t played this well before the All-Star break since Chris Bosh’s final season north of the border, but in no way does that mean they’re satisfied.
They’ll look to head into the long weekend on a positive note by ending a five-game home losing streak to the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Toronto (27-25) leads the Atlantic Division by three games and is enjoying its best run before the break since going 29-23 in 2009-10. It is coming off a 108-101 ...View Post...
DeMar DeRozan has been leader on court for the Raptors this season and he continues to serve as one in the community with the launch of the DeMar DeRozan All-Star Book Program in Toronto on Tuesday.
The program, which includes a partnership with The BIGA Picture, First Book Canada and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, draws much of its inspiration from the jersey number 10 worn by the first-time NBA All-Star. The program will donate over 3,000 books to 10 grade five classes from 10 schools in under-served areas of Toronto and ...View Post...
After a tough run on the west coast, the boys were back in town. It was All Star Celebration Night at Air Canada Centre with two games to turn things around before the All Star break. Game one: check. #VictoryBaby
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TORONTO (CP) — Patrick Patterson knows his role and, usually, it’s making an impact off the bench.
But on Monday, the back-up forward got his first start since coming to Toronto two months ago and made the most of it, pouring in a season-high 22 points as the Raptors defeated New Orleans 108-101.
“My role doesn’t change whether it’s starting, or whether I’m coming off the bench,” said Patterson, who learned earlier in the day he would join the starting five in place ...View Post...
As we anticipate the over-the-top, celebrity-hop, slam-dunk-shock filled NBA All-Star Weekend, we anticipate the bigger picture; the spectacle of it all. And as DeMar, Terrence and Jonas hang headphones around their necks and select their ‘wheels up’ tracks for the trip from T Dot, the Big Easy stage gets ready for top tracks from the music world as well. All Stars on the court and All Stars on the mic, it’s a blend of both worlds on these competitive nights.
All-Star Weekend is incredibly surreal for all involved. This video featuring ...View Post...
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From NBA.com: After a tough five-game road trip, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey said it’s only natural for his players to be looking forward to some time off over the All-Star break.
That doesn’t mean he’ll accept anything less than their best effort until then.
Atlantic Division-leading Toronto plays the first of two home games before the break Monday night while seeking a fifth straight victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Raptors (26-24) finished their trip 2-3 after falling 118-105 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. ...View Post...
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From NBA.com: Despite a monster performance from Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their first test of a challenging stretch and ended their home win streak at seven games.
The Clippers will try to get back on track Friday night when they host the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors in the second of a five-game homestand that features a handful of the NBA’s elite.
Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough in a 116-112 loss to Miami. The ...View Post...
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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors’ decision to trade Rudy Gay was seen largely as a move aimed at financial flexibility.
Since the deal, though, they’ve been one of the better teams in the NBA.
Toronto will face Gay for the first time since trading him when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Gay shifted teams for the second time in less than two seasons as part of a seven-player deal Dec. 9. The trade also saw Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy join him in Sacramento, while ...View Post...