Game Preview: Raptors @ Blazers

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The Raptors can only hope that February picks up where January left off against the Blazers (33-13) tonight in Portland (10 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

A road victory in Denver over the Nuggets on Friday matched a franchise record with 11 wins in January. Here are a few reasons why the Raptors (25-21) can confidently aim for a fourth straight win tonight.

Season Of Slump Busting: Last night’s win ended a nine-game drought in Denver for the Raptors dating back to when ...

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Raptors End Drought In Denver With Win Over Nuggets


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DENVER (CP) – Toronto coach Dwane Casey wasn’t ready to celebrate after the Raptors ended a decade-long drought in Denver. He was too upset about his team’s lacklustre finish.

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 18 and Toronto, after opening a 25-point lead, settled for a 100-90 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night.

“We will take the ‘W,’ but it was not a quality finish,” Casey said. “I let the players know I was disappointed in the close. You can’t come in and ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors vs. Nuggets

Matt Devin breaks down the numbers you need before Raptors @ Nuggets tonight in Denver (9 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 590).

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Nuggets


UPDATE (12:30 PM): Some key injury updates for the Raptors after morning shootaround in Denver…

DeRozan (left ankle/foot) questionable, Johnson (right ankle) & Patterson (broken nose) probable tonight at Denver. #RTZ #Raptors

— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 31, 2014

The Nuggets, also have some personnel questionable for tonight, most notably starting point guard Ty Lawson (left rotator cuff strain). He’s listed as a game time decision, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t leaving anything to chance.

Watch more from shootaround with  DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Patterson.

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Throwback Thursday: Trey Bien

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Three pointer, trey, Amir-branded summer and winter threes; those beautiful buckets from downtown have been showing up on the regular in 2014 for the Raptors.

Looking back on this week alone:

The Raptors hit eight 3-point shots in a single quarter vs. the Magic to tie a team record.

Terrence Ross set the record for most 3-point field goals in a half with seven against the Clippers.

He also matched the Raptors record in 3-point field goals in a quarter with seven that game. The second-year swing man also took second spot on the all-time ...

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Raptors Shoot Down Magic At Air Canada Centre


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 TORONTO (CP) –  For the second straight night, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry stated his case as an NBA all-star.

But even after pouring in a game-high 33 points in a convincing win over the Orlando Magic, Lowry was managing expectations ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the reserves for next month’s game.

“I would be very honoured. It would be a great individual accomplishment,” Lowry said when asked if the NBA coaches’ decision mattered to him. “But at the end ...

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Pregame With Jonas Valanciunas


Jonas Valanciunas sat down with me pregame just after he was selected for the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.

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Valanciunas Named To BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge


The National Basketball Association announced Wednesday that Jonas Valanciunas (YO-nahs vah-lahn-CHEW-nahs) has been selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. The event features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches. The Rising Stars Challenge will be played Friday, February 14 at New Orleans Arena and can be seen on TSN2 / TNT beginning at 9 p.m. (ET).

Valanciunas was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Magic


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With their statement-making win in the Atlantic Division, the Toronto Raptors have clinched a second straight winning month for the first time in four years.

Though they could be without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, the first-place Raptors appear to have a good opportunity to keep it going against the NBA’s worst road team.

Toronto goes for its fourth win in five games Wednesday night as it tries to deal the Orlando Magic a 10th straight loss away from home (7 PM ET, ...

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Raptors Win Thriller Against Brooklyn Nets


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NEW YORK (CP) — The Toronto Raptors are the only thing standing between the Brooklyn Nets and a perfect 2014.

Patrick Patterson stole Deron Williams’ inbounds pass and made the go-ahead jumper with 6 seconds left, and the Raptors stopped a five-game winning streak by the Nets for the second time this month with a 104-103 victory Monday night.

Toronto dropped Brooklyn to 10-2 in January and opened a 2 1/2-game lead in the Atlantic Division over the Nets, who would be on ...

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