Game Preview: Raptors @ Bucks

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Quick hits after a quick turnaround for the Raptors, who close a back-to-back in Milwaukee against the Bucks tonight (8:30 PM ET, TSN, FAN590).

– Both the Raptors and Bucks dug similar holes on Friday night, but responded very differently. The Bucks managed to spoil the Celtics’ opener in Boston by erasing a 22-point second-half lead, while the Raptors stumbled before halftime in Atlanta and couldn’t regain their footing (despite some serious heroics from DeMar DeRozan).

Should be interesting to see how both teams respond in the home opener for the […]

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Celtics

The regular season (finally!) gets underway tonight vs. the Boston Celtics (7 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590). 

 

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Raptors Preview: We Have Answers

The Toronto Raptors enter the 2013-2014 as a story in search of an ending.

They have an intriguing list of characters and plenty of impending plot twists all of which will result in what?

The team’s first post-season appearance after a five-year hiatus built on the maturation of DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas as well as an uptick from Rudy Gay?

RELATED: NBA TV Raptors Season Preview

An exciting playoff race entices new general manager Masai Ujiri to stand pat?

A stumble from the gate that prompts Ujiri to dismantle the roster?

A season of short-term […]

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Game Rap: Raptors 108, Grizzlies 72

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Breaking down the Raptors’ eye-opening blowout preseason win over the Memphis Grizzlies at ACC on Wednesday.

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Jack Of All Trades Julyan Stone Keeps Rolling

His ability to guard fellow point guards as well as shooting guards and small forwards is earning Julyan Stone a look at Raptors training camp.

Maybe, it’s just a crack, but the window for a spot on the Raptors roster remains open for Julyan Stone.

The 24-year-old point guard is an intriguing prospect. Stone played sparingly over two years with the Denver Nuggets but caught the eye of Masai Ujiri who, you might have heard, left the Nuggets for the Raptors this summer.

Stone seemed ready to sign with Toronto during the summer but an undisclosed injury scuttled the deal. He earned 24 minutes in playing time in Wednesday’s 99-97 win over Boston and that contest showcased […]

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Rapid Reaction: Raptors Storm Back To Drop Knicks

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Thoughts from a 100-91 Raptors comeback win over the Knicks at ACC on Friday…

– Quincy Acy wasted little time making an impression in his first preseason action of the preseason. Acy entered the game with 6:12 to play in the fourth quarter and went on to reel off seven straight points in just under 90 seconds to put the Raptors ahead for good with just under two minutes to play.

“I just stay ready and that’s what […]

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Post-Shootaround Notes From Boston

News/notes ahead of tonight’s Raptors preseason opener against the Celtics at TD Garden (7:30 PM ET)

Familiar Five:  Head coach Dwane Casey has said he intends to use the preseason to mix and match lineups, but expect the Raptors to start with the same group that finished last season in Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas.

Pair Of Ex-Pacers:  That being said, Casey has always placed a greater emphasis on who finishes games for him and really feels that he’s got some  reserves at his disposal who can […]

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Raptors Crush Hawks For Fourth Straight Win

ATLANTA (CP) — The Atlanta Hawks want to be well-rested for the playoffs.

They certainly didn’t use up any energy Tuesday night.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over the playoff-bound Hawks, 113-96.

The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors @ Hawks

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Nets 87 Raptors 93

NOTE: Tonight’s game against the Hawks has been changed to an 8 PM ET start and will air on TNT in addition to TSN2.

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Raptors Build Big Lead & Hang On For Road Win Over Bulls

CHICAGO (CP) — There wasn’t much Rudy Gay could do except shrug off the collision and hope his teammate wasn’t seriously injured.

The fact that Jonas Valanciunas left the court on a gurney with a neck injury sure did take the shine off a wild win, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 101-98 on Tuesday night.

Gay added 19 but collided with Valanciunas during a scramble in the closing seconds, resulting in a neck injury for the Raptors’ centre and an overnight stay for […]

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