East Wins On Record-Setting Night

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NEW ORLEANS (CP) - From the first play to the final minute, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made it clear how the East felt about this All-Star game.

“We took this one personal a bit,” Irving said.

Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the MVP, Carmelo Anthony made a record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the East stopped a three-game losing streak with a 163-155 victory over the West on Sunday night in the ...

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Raptors At All-Star Weekend: Day 3

DeMar practices with his All-Star brethren and puts his skills to the test, plus Terrence makes the best of a funky new Sprite Slam Dunk format on All-Star Saturday.

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Raptors At All-Star Weekend: Day 1

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DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas arrive in New Orleans, proceed to make you dizzy on Thursday during media appearances…

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Canadian Broadcast Coverage Of 2014 NBA All-Star

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Message Delivered: Raptors Prey on Hawks

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TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan is playing the part of the all-star perfectly.

In Toronto’s last game before the NBA all-star break this weekend, DeRozan, who was named a reserve on the Eastern Conference team, scored 31 points – including 14 in the third quarter – to lead the Raptors over the Atlanta Hawks 104-83 on Wednesday.

Raptors coach Dwane Casey says he’s been pleased with his all-star’s constant improvements.

“He’s done a great job every year of getting better,” Casey said. “I know ...

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Pregame With Patrick Patterson

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Patrick Patterson is coming off a season-high 22-point performance on Monday, I sat down with the versaitile forward before the Raptors take on the Hawks at Air Canada Centre (TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors haven’t played this well before the All-Star break since Chris Bosh’s final season north of the border, but in no way does that mean they’re satisfied.

They’ll look to head into the long weekend on a positive note by ending a five-game home losing streak to the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Toronto (27-25) leads the Atlantic Division by three games and is enjoying its best run before the break since going 29-23 in 2009-10. It is coming off a 108-101 ...

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Raptors Edge Pelicans At Air Canada Centre

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TORONTO (CP) — Patrick Patterson knows his role and, usually, it’s making an impact off the bench.

But on Monday, the back-up forward got his first start since coming to Toronto two months ago and made the most of it, pouring in a season-high 22 points as the Raptors defeated New Orleans 108-101.

“My role doesn’t change whether it’s starting, or whether I’m coming off the bench,” said Patterson, who learned earlier in the day he would join the starting five in place ...

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Pregame With Steve Novak At Air Canada Centre

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The Raptors are back at Air Canada Centre after a five-game trip and Steve Novak sat down with me before tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans (7 PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Pelicans

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From NBA.com: 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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