Throwback Thursday: Air Canada Centre Turns 15

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There’s no place like home, so the saying goes. By the way fans have been filling up Air Canada Centre this season, they would agree. And by the way the Raptors have been playing at Air Canada Centre this season, (9-3 in 2014) they would agree too.

But on this week in 1999, the Toronto Raptors scuffed up two different so-called ‘home turfs’. Things changed.

On February 19, 1999 the Raptors played their final game at the then named SkyDome, their home since their inaugural season. They wrapped up the era outplaying ...

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Raptors Can’t Stop Rested, Charging Bulls At Home

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TORONTO (CP) – In the world of professional sports, two months can feel like a lifetime. In a gritty 94-92 Chicago Bulls victory over the Raptors on Wednesday night, D.J. Augustin returned to Toronto to face the team that waived him in December and led the way.

Augustin smiled when asked about the big night, but stressed the importance of getting another victory against an Eastern Conference opponent.

“It feels good,” Augustin said. Not just with my past here, but because we’re fighting for the third spot with them so it feels good. It ...

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Pregame With Greivis Vasquez

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bulls

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From NBA.com: Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls emerge from the All-Star break trying to pick up where they left off.

The Toronto Raptors already have.

Noah and the Bulls are looking for another strong defensive effort in order to continue their recent surge and beat the Raptors on the road again Wednesday night.

Chicago (27-25) has won three in a row and four of five after coasting to a 92-76 home win over Brooklyn on Thursday. That winning streak has been spurred by superb defensive play, as ...

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Raptors Hold Off Wizards On The Road

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WASHINGTON (CP) – It took the Toronto Raptors a little while to get going in their first game since the All-Star break. Guard Kyle Lowry eventually provided a jump start.

Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for a 103-93 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

“He took the game over in the middle of the third quarter and willed us ...

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Raptors At All-Star Weekend: Day 4

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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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