Game Day: Raptors vs. Pelicans

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From 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. […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Clippers

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From 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 […]

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Jazz

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The Toronto Raptors have been one of the Eastern Conference’s best road teams, and they’ve shown some fight in the first two games of their longest trip of the season.

That often hasn’t been the case when they’ve had to travel to Salt Lake City.

The Atlantic Division leaders seek their sixth win in eight games while beating the Jazz for the only the second time in eight visits Monday night.

Following a 100-90 win in Denver on Friday in the opener of a season-high five-game swing, the […]

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Ask Jack: Raptors All-Stars & A Drake Collabo


Jack Armstrong answers fan questions on Raptors at NBA All-Star Weekend and talks about his “collabo” with Drake in the latest Ask Jack. Be sure to send us your questions on Twitter by including the hashtag #AskJack.

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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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Raptors End Drought In Denver With Win Over Nuggets


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DENVER (CP) – Toronto coach Dwane Casey wasn’t ready to celebrate after the Raptors ended a decade-long drought in Denver. He was too upset about his team’s lacklustre finish.

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 18 and Toronto, after opening a 25-point lead, settled for a 100-90 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night.

“We will take the ‘W,’ but it was not a quality finish,” Casey said. “I let the players know I was disappointed in the close. You can’t come in and […]

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Nuggets


UPDATE (12:30 PM): Some key injury updates for the Raptors after morning shootaround in Denver…

DeRozan (left ankle/foot) questionable, Johnson (right ankle) & Patterson (broken nose) probable tonight at Denver. #RTZ #Raptors

— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 31, 2014

The Nuggets, also have some personnel questionable for tonight, most notably starting point guard Ty Lawson (left rotator cuff strain). He’s listed as a game time decision, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t leaving anything to chance.

Watch more from shootaround with  DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Patterson.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Magic


On the eve of All-Star announcements, Kyle Lowry once again showed off numbers good enough for New Orleans turf and a spot opened up for JV in the Rising Stars Challenge. As Jonas would say, #VictoryBaby all over Toronto tonight.

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Pregame With Jonas Valanciunas


Jonas Valanciunas sat down with me pregame just after he was selected for the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.

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Valanciunas Named To BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge


The National Basketball Association announced Wednesday that Jonas Valanciunas (YO-nahs vah-lahn-CHEW-nahs) has been selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The event features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches. The Rising Stars Challenge will be played Friday, February 14 at New Orleans Arena and can be seen on TSN2 / TNT beginning at 9 p.m. (ET).

Valanciunas was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft […]

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