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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Raptors Cut Down By Clippers in LA

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LOS ANGELES (CP) – Blake Griffin has become the first player in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise with three consecutive games of 30 or more points. And he’s made it look easy, even without Chris Paul’s help.

Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading the Clippers to a 118-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of division leaders Friday night.

“I expected greatness, but Blake’s ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Clippers

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From NBA.com: 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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Raptors Can’t Catch Kings In First Meeting Since Big Trade

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Rudy Gay said he didn’t harbour a sense of revenge Wednesday night facing his former team  the Toronto Raptors for the first time since a December trade.

His numbers said it all.

DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Gay added 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the Kings held off the Raptors in the fourth quarter for a 109-101 victory.

The Dec. 9 trade brought Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to Sacramento in exchange for Patterson, John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Kings

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Matt Devlin looks ahead to familiar faces squaring off tonight in Sacramento (10 PM ET, Sportsnet, TSN 1050).

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Kings

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors’ decision to trade Rudy Gay was seen largely as a move aimed at financial flexibility.

Since the deal, though, they’ve been one of the better teams in the NBA.

Toronto will face Gay for the first time since trading him when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

Gay shifted teams for the second time in less than two seasons as part of a seven-player deal Dec. 9. The trade also saw Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy join him in Sacramento, while ...

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DeRozan, Valanciunas Help Raptors Turn Back Jazz

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SALT LAKE CITY (CP) – Jonas Valanciunas was “juiced” from the moment he batted the opening tip into the backcourt.

The improving big man from Lithuania set the tone and then DeMar DeRozan sealed the deal.

“I was really excited to play Enes (Kanter). He’s a good buddy of mine and we’ve played since I was 15 years old. We talked all the game,” said Valanciunas, who had 18 points and nine rebounds to help the Toronto Raptors turn back the Utah Jazz 94-79 on Monday ...

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