Raptors Comeback Falls Short In Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (CP) — ust when it appeared Portland was cruising to a victory that would avoid its first three-game losing streak of the season, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan put a scare into the Trail Blazers.

Holding a 16-point lead with 7:41 remaining, Portland suddenly had to mount a rally of its own, hitting four free throws during the final 11.8 seconds to pull out a 106-103 win Saturday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 15 rebounds and Damian Lillard hit a ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Blazers

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Matt Devlin with the numbers you need before Raptors vs. Blazers tonight in Portland (10 PM ET, TSN, FAN590).

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Ask Jack: Raptors All-Stars & A Drake Collabo

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Jack Armstrong answers fan questions on Raptors at NBA All-Star Weekend and talks about his “collabo” with Drake in the latest Ask Jack. Be sure to send us your questions on Twitter by including the hashtag #AskJack.

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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

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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

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

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