Raptors Grind Out Win Against Sixers At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Landry Fields’ return to the starting lineup came with a double-double — and an apology.

Fields had 10 points and 11 rebounds in his first start since he was shelved on Nov. 7 because of elbow surgery to […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Sixers (Big Week On Tap…)

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Raptors Refuse To Look Past Sixers

 

With three important games on tap for the Raptors this week, you could understand the temptation to expand the team’s typical “one game at a time” approach to a five-day outlook.

Instead, head coach Dwane Casey is demanding that the team’s focus become even more refined.

“I even talked to the guys about taking it one quarter, one possession at a time, because if you start looking at too many things down the road, you don’t see anything,” Casey said after Tuesday’s practice at ACC. “We want to make sure we take […]

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Shorthanded Raptors Can’t Keep Up With Thunder At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors played with the desperate mentality that coach Dwane Casey has been preaching all season — but desperation only goes so far against a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 22 of his own to lift the Thunder […]

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Raptors Have No Answers For Kings At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — The bulldozer that was DeMarcus Cousins smothered all the positive vibes building around the Raptors, and perhaps served as a reminder of how far Toronto still has to go.

The Kings centre poured in 31 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lift Sacramento to a 105-96 […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Kings

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‘Landerson’ Is A Winning Combination For Raptors

What do you get when you combine Landry Fields and Alan Anderson?

Besides good results?

Landerson.

While there are abundant reasons for the Raptors’ eight wins in nine tries (the rapid progress of Terrence Ross and Ed Davis, the superb play of Jose Calderon, the return of Kyle Lowry), the team has thrived without Andrea Bargnani in large part because of the play of Fields and Anderson at the power forward spot.

“They’re similar in that both are tough guys, their energy is contagious,” said coach Dwane Casey. “Both of them have been around […]

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Blazers

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Raptors Recover In Overtime To Outlast Hornets

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NEW ORLEANS — Kyle Lowry didn’t start against the Hornets. He certainly finished them off, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points and Lowry, back from a partial triceps tear that kept him out of seven straight games, had two huge baskets in overtime as the Toronto Raptors held off New Orleans 104-97 on […]

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My Head Says Yes… Well, Among Other Things

The emergence of Terrence Ross and the continued maturation of Ed Davis are essentials if the Raptors are to play meaningful late-season games.

The emergence of Terrence Ross and the continued maturation of Ed Davis are essentials if the Raptors are to play meaningful late-season games.

This is poison in a basketball column.

Naturally, I am going to do it anyway.

Would you, as a fellow from that other sport once posited, want to make the playoffs only to risk being manhandled by another team?

Hell, yes.

I think the Raptors can make the playoffs.

I say this in the wake of the iceberg, the 4-19 start.

Logic, of course, dictates that the majority of teams that begin by […]

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