#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Pacers

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Banged up and shorthanded? No problem. It was next man up as the Raptors were stripped of two key pieces and the team hustled to another significant win this season. That’s number 44 as the trek to the playoffs continues. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Second-Year Starters Step Up Against Pacers

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Recap | Box Score | Photos | Video Highlights | #RTZ Digital Rundown

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Toronto Raptors continue to impress. Collecting a 102-94 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, the Raptors won their second straight game with Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson sidelined due to injury.

While DeMar DeRozan did his best Lowry impersonation, scoring 20 points and dishing nine assists, Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross stepped up big time against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

“I thought Jonas [Valanciunas] […]

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Pregame With Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson made his return to the Raptors lineup earlier this week following an elbow injury. The versatile forward sat down with me prior to tonight’s matchup against the Pacers at Air Canada Centre (7 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Pacers

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NBA.com Game Preview | Raptors Game Notes | Pacers Game Notes

Season Series: Pacers 2-1

The Toronto Raptors will try to split their season series against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre. While the Raptors could be without Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson for the second straight game —and DeMar DeRozan will be playing with a non-shooting hand that has five stitches down the middle — they’ve looked better than the Pacers in recent weeks.

Indiana has looked like a very different team than the one that started the […]

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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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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Heat

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The Raptors were trying to change franchise history once again this season by claiming a victory in Miami for the first time since 2008. It was a hard-fought game against the NBA champs who sat one spot above them in the east at tip-off and took the first seed with this win. #RTZ

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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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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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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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