Game Day: Raptors @ Hawks

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Season Series: Raptors 1-1

After a disappointing loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon, the Toronto Raptors face off against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday night. While these teams have split a pair of games earlier this year, the Hawks were recently in free-fall mode, dropping 14 of 15 games prior to the four-game winning streak they bring into Tuesday’s game.

While the Raptors hold a three-game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the Atlantic Division, the Hawks are holding down ...

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Lowry, DeRozan Rep Raptors On NBA TV

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With the Raptors in Atlanta to face the Hawks on Tuesday night, Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan stopped by the NBA TV Game Time set.

Check them out as they describe leading the Raptors through a majorly improved 2013-14 campaign and walk the GameTime crew through some of the basic plays and sweet spots that have led to their success this season.

Get ready for more Raptors on NBA TV, Tuesday’s game against the Hawks was selected as the final Fan Night matchup of the season.

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#MusicMonday: DeRozan’s Hip Hop Heroes

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DeMar DeRozan gets put to the test in a Hip Hop Heroes edition of This or That for today’s #MusicMonday post…

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Raptors Get Stretch Run Lesson In Loss To Suns

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Shortly before the Phoenix Suns shot their way to a 121-113 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek praised the depth of Toronto’s bench. With Gerald Green scoring 28 points to lead the way, Hornacek spent Sunday afternoon watching his own bench outscore Toronto’s reserves 59-11.

In addition to the 28 from Green, Markieff Morris had a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Suns, who are in a battle ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Suns

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Season Series: Raptors 0-1

The Toronto Raptors will try to go a perfect 3-0 when they close out this three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon against the Phoenix Suns.

In Toronto’s previous meeting against Phoenix (on Dec. 6), the Suns overwhelmed the Raptors with their speed and handed them their fifth consecutive loss. That was the team’s longest losing streak this season and moved them to 6-12.

In that loss, Markieff Morris led the way with 23 points for the Suns. Amir Johnson scored 22 points for the Raptors. ...

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Raptors Take Control Late In Bounce Back Win Over Grizzlies

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As the Toronto Raptors push toward the postseason, they need to learn from their losses and not make the same mistakes twice. On Friday night in a convincing 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto seemed to be playing to avenge a loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the week.

While the Raptors allowed Brooklyn to overwhelm them with their experience and be the aggressors from the jump, against the Grizzlies, save for a slow start, they were ready.

“I don’t mean this in ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Pistons

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The blizzard didn’t stop the fans from filling up Air Canada Centre on the start of a 3-game homestand. And the team bounced back, getting their 36th #VictoryBaby of the season as the trek to the playoffs continues. #RTZ

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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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