Raptors Begin Charge To Playoffs With Win Over Magic

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CP) – After Toronto locked up its first post-season berth since 2008 last week, coach Dwane Casey cautioned the Raptors to not get complacent down the stretch with teams still vying for playoff position.

He’s hoping that a nearly disastrous letdown against Orlando will send a stronger message.

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Raptors escaped with a 98-93 victory over the Magic on Sunday night.

Toronto led by as many as ...

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Big Second Half Powers Raptors Past Magic

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TORONTO (CP) - It goes down as a comfortable win. But it was far from an impressive performance.

“We set basketball back 15 years in the first half,” Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey quipped after his team defeated the Orlando Magic 105-90 at the Air Canada Centre Sunday night.

“But like I told our guys, we’re going to have a lot of games where we’re going to have to grind it out,” Casey said. “For whatever reason, we struggle in the first half and then come ...

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Raptors Shoot Down Magic At Air Canada Centre

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 TORONTO (CP) –  For the second straight night, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry stated his case as an NBA all-star.

But even after pouring in a game-high 33 points in a convincing win over the Orlando Magic, Lowry was managing expectations ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the reserves for next month’s game.

“I would be very honoured. It would be a great individual accomplishment,” Lowry said when asked if the NBA coaches’ decision mattered to him. “But at the end ...

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