Game Preview: Raptors @ Blazers

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The Raptors can only hope that February picks up where January left off against the Blazers (33-13) tonight in Portland (10 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

A road victory in Denver over the Nuggets on Friday matched a franchise record with 11 wins in January. Here are a few reasons why the Raptors (25-21) can confidently aim for a fourth straight win tonight.

Season Of Slump Busting: Last night’s win ended a nine-game drought in Denver for the Raptors dating back to when ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Magic


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With their statement-making win in the Atlantic Division, the Toronto Raptors have clinched a second straight winning month for the first time in four years.

Though they could be without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, the first-place Raptors appear to have a good opportunity to keep it going against the NBA’s worst road team.

Toronto goes for its fourth win in five games Wednesday night as it tries to deal the Orlando Magic a 10th straight loss away from home (7 PM ET, ...

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Nets


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The Raptors aim to get back on track in an important divisional matchup against the Nets in Brooklyn tonight (7 PM, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN)

Terrence Ross was the story for the Raptors on Saturday with a career-high and franchise-tying 51-point performance, but it came in a costly 126-118 loss to the Clippers.

That defeat reduced the Raptors’ lead over the Nets in the Atlantic ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Clippers

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Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers are tied for the most wins in 2014, but the Toronto Raptors aren’t far behind thanks to a strong stretch at home.

The Clippers are well aware of what the Raptors are capable of at Air Canada Centre.

Griffin looks to continue his impressive production, and help the Clippers snap a four-game road losing streak to the Raptors in a matchup of division leaders Saturday night (7 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Sixers


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The Toronto Raptors (21-20) needed a huge performance from DeMar DeRozan to rescue them from a huge deficit in their last game.

DeRozan might be poised for another career night against the Philadelphia 76ers (14-28) given what he’s done so far in the season series.

He’ll try to help Toronto win a third straight meeting with the 76ers on Friday night when the Raptors visit Philadelphia (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Raptors Surge Past Mavericks At Home


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TORONTO (CP) — With teammate Kyle Lowry ailing, DeMar DeRozan put the Toronto Raptors on his shoulders Wednesday night.

DeRozan had a career-high 40 points to rally the Raptors to a 93-85 home win over the Dallas Mavericks, their first victory in three games. And with fellow guard Lowry struggling with the stomach flu _ he went 0-for-10 from the field, including 0-for-6 from beyond the arc — it was DeRozan who led Toronto to its third straight decision over the Mavs.

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Late Comeback Falls Short in Loss To Bobcats


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CP) — Al Jefferson sat at his locker pondering how the Charlotte Bobcats nearly surrendered a 30-point lead they held late in the third quarter.

“Of course we had to make it a game,” Jefferson said with a grin. “We couldn’t enjoy an easy win, right?”

It never seems that easy for the Bobcats.

Despite the big lead, Jefferson and Bobcats didn’t breathe a sigh of relief until Ramon Sessions knocked down two free throws with 1.6 seconds left to secure a ...

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Bobcats


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After having their home winning streak stopped, the first-place Toronto Raptors are hoping to put an end to their road struggles with a rare win in Charlotte (2 PM ET, Sportsnet, TSN 1050).

With Kemba Walker out for the slumping Bobcats, the Raptors will try to avoid falling back to .500 by snapping a six-game losing streak in Charlotte on Monday.

The Raptors (20-19) have built a lead atop the weak Atlantic Division thanks to their strong play at home, but they had a six-game winning streak there halted ...

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Raptors Inspired By Strongest Fans During SickKids Visit


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On Thursday, January 16th, the Toronto Raptors spent a few hours with some of their smallest but strongest fans.

The team paid their annual visit to SickKids Hospital in downtown Toronto, a long-standing team tradition. With many new faces on the team this season, it would be the first time that many of the Raptors had a chance to visit the hospital.

The day began with Susie Petro, Child Life Specialist at SickKids, describing the visit to the players. As Susie spoke, the motivation for the day ...

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Raptors Struggles In Boston Continue With 88-83 Loss To Celtics


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BOSTON (CP) — Jared Sullinger was piling up the rebounds and needed an assist from sidelined guard Rajon Rondo to realize what was happening.

Sullinger scored 25 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds, Avery Bradley had 20 points and the Boston Celtics held on to snap a nine-game losing streak with an 88-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

“I didn’t even think about it until Rondo said, ‘Look up at the scoreboard and get one more,”’ Sullinger said of ...

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