Game Day: Raptors vs. Rockets

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Season Series: Rockets 1-0

The Toronto Raptors were a completely different team the last time they saw the Houston Rockets. At the Toyota Center on November 11th, 2013, the Raptors came out on the losing end of a seemingly never-ending 110-104 double-overtime decision.

Rudy Gay led the team in scoring with 29 points, but needed to hoist 37 shots to get it. DeMar DeRozan shot just 6-for-25 in the game and Kyle Lowry was 6-for-16 from the floor on a night when the ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Heat

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Season Series: Heat 3-0

It’s been a while since the Toronto Raptors have been victorious in Miami. They would like to change that on Monday night, one day after collecting a win against the Orlando Magic.

While the Heat are chasing the Indiana Pacers for the best record in the Eastern Conference, they’ve had a rough stretch (for a 50-win team) going 7-8 over their last 15 games.

In a close 102-97 loss to Miami in January, DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points on 11-for-19 ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Magic

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MacKenzie: Raptors Want More Than Playoff Invite | Raptors Notes | Magic Notes

Season Series: Raptors 2-0

After the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth with Friday’s victory over the Boston Celtics, they were quick to point out their hard work wasn’t finished. Looking to finish the regular season strong, winning the Atlantic Division is the next goal on Toronto’s list. The Raptors hold a 2.5 game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the division going into Sunday’s contest against the Orlando Magic.

Just 21-52 on the season, the Magic have won ...

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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.

“It was fitting that DeMar ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Celtics

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MacKenzie: Raptors On What Playoffs Means To Them | Raptors Notes | Celtics Notes

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.

“We can’t count on anybody ...

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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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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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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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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.”

As ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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Season Series: Raptors 1-2

The Toronto Raptors have a day off between games, though it might not feel that way considering the way their last one ended. They probably would have preferred to get right back to work and forget about it.

The Raptors will get that opportunity Sunday at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Friday night at home against Oklahoma City, Toronto (38-30) let an eight-point lead slip away in the final minute of the second overtime and watched Kevin Durant drain a ...

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