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.

Atlantic Division-leading […]

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Big Second Half Powers Raptors Past Magic

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TORONTO (CP) – It goes down as a comfortable win. But it was far from an impressive performance.

“We set basketball back 15 years in the first half,” Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey quipped after his team defeated the Orlando Magic 105-90 at the Air Canada Centre Sunday night.

“But like I told our guys, we’re going to have a lot of games where we’re going to have to grind it out,” Casey said. “For whatever reason, we struggle in the first half and then come […]

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Pregame With Jonas Valanciunas

The Raptors big man sits down with me before Sunday’s matchup with the Orlando Magic (6 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Streak Stoppers: Raptors Knock Down Cavs

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TORONTO (CP) – Dwane Casey saw it as a sign of maturity on the part of his young team.

After a first half in which he thought “the lid was on the basket,” the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91.

“That’s another step in our growth,” Casey said after Friday night’s win at Air Canada Centre. “Last year at this time, if we’d have missed shots like that we’d have caved […]

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Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees Honoured Tonight

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Tonight’s game against the Cavaliers features two great young pros with local ties in Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, which makes it the ideal choice to also serve as the Raptors annual Canada Basketball Awareness Night.

At halftime, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame will also honour its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Andrea Blackwell (Kingston, ON)

Played 17 years with Team Canada (1979-96)
Two-time Olympian (1984 & 1996)

Candace Clarkson (Hamilton, ON)

Bronze Medal at World Championships (1979)
Olympian (1984)

Bill Coulthard (Tillsonburg, ON)

Gold Medal at Senior Canadian Championships (1952)
Olympian (1952)

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

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From NBA.com: No team in the Eastern Conference has been hotter of late than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are riding their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

They’ve also picked up some help with starting center Anderson Varejao sidelined.

The Cavaliers look to continue their strong play and extend their winning streak to seven games when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

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 Projected Starters

Raptors:Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Patrick Patterson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving (G), Jarrett […]

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