Raptors Embracing “15 Deep” Mentality

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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. ...

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Fields, Patterson Encourage Students To Shape Up

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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.

 

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Raptors Overcome Warriors, Avenge December Loss

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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. ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Warriors

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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 ...

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Raptors Fall To Wizards In Triple OT

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TORONTO (CP) - Foul trouble and ankle injuries cost the Toronto Raptors a win in the longest game in franchise history.

Kyle Lowry finished with 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the Raptors’ 134-129 triple-overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday. The Toronto point guard played 54 minutes despite an ankle sprain in his 41st minute of play and eventually fouling out.

“We just ran out of time,” said guard DeMar DeRozan. “All we needed is one stop, one rebound, one bucket. ...

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Throwback Thursday: Today Was A Good Day

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February 27th in Raptors history was a good day.

Let’s talk franchise records for a moment because they’re always exciting and that magic number 51. That is the most points scored by a player in a single game. Terrence Ross hit that number just over a month ago in front of hometown fans and the leftovers are still lingering. But as we know, original honours go to a player who’s Raptors jersey is still spotted at every home game, Vince Carter. And he set it on this exact day in 2000 ...

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Wizards

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From NBA.com: Coach Dwane Casey has the Toronto Raptors in solid position to make the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, but he realizes it’s only going to get tougher down the stretch.

The Washington Wizards are looking to end a similar postseason drought, though they’ll have to play the next six weeks without one of their top frontcourt contributors.

Toronto hasn’t had much trouble with Washington even when Nene has been in the lineup, and it will look to sweep the four-game ...

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Back For Seconds: Raptors Drop Cavs, Again

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CLEVELAND (CP) – With his team in trouble, DeMar DeRozan flashed his All-Star form at the finish.

DeRozan scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games with a 99-93 victory over the injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

“DeMar was huge down the stretch,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “He made shots, he made plays, he made some free throws.”

DeRozan also made ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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Matt looks at limiting Kyrie Irving, positive defensive numbers for the Raptors of late and a lengthy stay atop the Atlantic this season before tonight’s matchup against the Cavs in Cleveland (7 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors @ Cavaliers

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From NBA.com: Backed by their strong play on the defensive end, the Toronto Raptors are on the verge of moving seven games over .500 for the first time in six years.

They could reach that mark against the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose offensive struggles began with Toronto ending their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

The Raptors go for their sixth win in seven games as they try to beat the short-handed Cavaliers for the second time in less than a week Tuesday night in Cleveland.

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