Pregame With Steve Novak In Brooklyn

Fresh off a big game against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis, Steve Novak sits down with me before the Raptors face the Nets in Brooklyn.

View Post...

Posted in Devlin's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | |

Raptors Run Past Timberwolves

recap

Box Score | Photos | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

MINNEAPOLIS (CP) - The Toronto Raptors have had every excuse to give in this season. They’ve had injuries to key players, turned the roster over significantly with an early season trade and had low expectations after a regime change portended a possible tear down and rebuild.

Kyle Lowry doesn’t make excuses. Dwane Casey doesn’t make excuses. And the Raptors haven’t given an inch while climbing the Eastern Conference ladder.

Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Raptors to a ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | |

Game Day: Raptors @ Timberwolves

rapswolves-600

Raptors Notes | Timberwolves Notes | MacKenzie: No Rust From Ross In Return

Season Series: Raptors 1-0

In a January meeting against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Air Canada Centre, the Raptors pulled out a 94-89 victory. When the Timberwolves made a late push to get within two points with less than two minutes remaining, DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry made tough baskets to clinch the win.

Toronto comes to Minnesota winners of its past two games and five of its past six. A victory could put the Raptors nine games above .500 for the ...

View Post...

Posted in Holly's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | | | | | |

No Rust From Ross In Raptors Win Over Kings

ross_jumer600

Related: Game Recap | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction | Photo Gallery

When the Toronto Raptors sent Rudy Gay to Sacramento, they opened up an opportunity for Terrence Ross. While the main conversation after the trade was why Gay hadn’t been successful in Toronto, Ross was quietly inserted into the starting lineup. He soon began piecing together performances to show why the front office believed enough in their second-year guy to hand him an opportunity.

In his first game back from an ankle sprain that sidelined him in Toronto’s Sunday afternoon victory against ...

View Post...

Posted in Holly's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | |

Raptors Clip Kings

article

MacKenzie: No Rust From Ross In Return | Photos | Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

TORONTO (CP) - The game marked the return of Rudy Gay, but the night belonged to the Toronto Raptors.

Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-87 victory over Sacramento on Friday, the Kings’ first visit since the mammoth seven-player deal in December that sent Gay to the west coast.

A month after the Kings manhandled Toronto in Sacramento, the Raptors turned the tables on their visitors, putting their personal feelings aside and showing just how much they’ve ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | | |

Raptors Reveal Purple Throwbacks At Player’s Gala

amir-jersey-620-030614

The fourth annual MLSE Player’s Gala, presented by BlackBerry, proved to be another huge success with roughly $500,000 raised in support of the MLSE Foundation’s Regent Park Revitalization Project.

Check out a recap of all the fun from Real Sports below, as the Raptors mixed and mingled with fans and colleagues from all MLSE teams and also made a splash with the reveal of their purple throwback jerseys to be worn for a handful of games in 2014-15.

[View the story "Raptors Reveal Purple Throwbacks At Player's Gala" on Storify]

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Raptors Embracing “15 Deep” Mentality

stone_576

Spend any amount of time around this year’s Toronto Raptors team and you’ll hear the phrase “15 deep.”

One of the key components of any successful team is depth. Over the course of an 82-game regular season a lot can happen. Thanks to injuries, illness and off-nights, even Mr. Dependable can disappear for a game here or there. Having a solid set of reserves can help weather those bumps and bruises without lasting damage.

For players that are not always in the rotation, staying ready on their own time is a must. ...

View Post...

Posted in Holly's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | | | |

Fields, Patterson Encourage Students To Shape Up

IMG_20140304_143118(1)

Patrick Patterson, Landry Fields and Raptors strength and conditioning coach Jon Lee paid a visit to the students of St. Vincent de Paul in Toronto on Tuesday to encourage healthy, active living with the MLSE Shape Up program.

Watch highlights from the visit below. Teachers and students can learn more about how to get involved with MLSE Shape Up and become eligible for a future school visit.

 

[View the story "Raptors Encourage Students To Shape Up" on Storify]

Mobile Users Click Here

View Post...

Posted in Raptors.com |
Tags: | | | | |

Raptors Overcome Warriors, Avenge December Loss

rapswarriors_recap_030214

Box Score | Photo Gallery | Video Highlights & Post-Game Reaction

TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan had zero intention of losing to the Golden State Warriors for a second time this season.

DeRozan had one of his best games of the season as he scored 32 points to lead the Raptors past the Warriors 104-98 on Sunday afternoon, with the memory of Toronto giving up a 27-point lead to Golden State in December still lingering in his mind.

“It was a big win, big win against a great Western Conference team,” DeRozan said. ...

View Post...

Posted in Game Recaps |
Tags: | | |

Game Day: Raptors vs. Warriors

GSW_lowry576

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

From NBA.com: Stephen Curry seems to play at his best immediately after showcasing his worst.

The All-Star guard now has a good chance to maintain his hot hand against a team he’s enjoyed great success against in his young career when the Golden State Warriors continue their six-game road trip against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Curry had one of his worst games of the season in a 103-83 loss at Chicago on Wednesday, finishing with a season low-tying five points on 2-of-10 shooting to go with five ...

View Post...

Posted in Satur's Blog Posts |
Tags: | | | | | | | | | |