Raptors Fall 116-103 To Spurs At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Led by Manu Ginobili’s 16 points, seven Spurs scored in double figures as San Antonio recovered from a slow start to thump the depleted Toronto Raptors 116-103 in NBA play Tuesday night.

Toronto (7-13) led by as much as 14 in the first quarter but, with little help available on the bench, faded fast and San Antonio (16-4) pulled ahead as the game wore on.

DeMar DeRozan and Amir Johnson led Toronto with 19 points. Tony Parker finished with ...

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Masai Ujiri Takes Opportunity To Praise Nelson Mandela

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Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri is one of millions who have been moved by the life and legacy of South African revolutionary, philanthropist and politician Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at the age of 95.

As the NBA’s first African-born GM, Ujiri has unique perspective on Mandela and delivered a touching tribute to him at the end of his post-trade news conference on Monday.

Ujiri grew up in Zaria, Nigeria watching Mandela’s inspirational fight for peace in South Africa and described how he respected and identified with it ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Spurs

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A Raptors team in flux moves heads into a tough matchup against a model of consistency in the San Antonio Spurs tonight (7 PM ET, Sportsnet ONE/Sportsnet Ontario, FAN590). What to watch heading into this one.

Can The Raptors Compete Shorthanded Again? Because it looks like they’ll have to without new additions Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson in the lineup against the Spurs, according to Masai Ujiri after his latest deal on Monday.

But there’s more. Tyler Hansbrough could remain out with a sprained left shoulder, while guard ...

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Raptors Spoil Kobe Bryant’s Return With 106-94 Win Over Lakers

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LOS ANGELES (CP) _ Kobe Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut for the Lakers, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high 32 points in the trade-depleted Toronto Raptors’ 106-94 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Bryant began his 18th NBA season by going 2 for 9 with four assists and eight turnovers in 28 minutes. The fourth-leading scorer in NBA history hadn’t played since tearing his Achilles tendon in April, undergoing several months of rehabilitation to ...

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Report: Raptors Agree On Multi-Player Deal With Kings

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According to reports, the Raptors and Sacramento Kings have agreed on a multi-player deal that will see Rudy Gay head to California.

The reported deal, which is expected to be finalized Monday after a trade call with the league, will also see the Raptors send forward Quincy Acy and centre Aaron Gray to the Kings in exchange for guards Greivis Vasquez and John Salmons, along with forwards Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes.

None of the players involved in the reported deal are available for the Raptors tonight against the Lakers at Staples ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Lakers

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Breaking down some key numbers before tonight’s Raptors – Lakers tilt, featuring the return of Kobe Bryant (9:30 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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Rebounding Proves Costly In Raptors’ Loss To Suns

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There was no oasis in the desert for the Raptors on Friday and rebounding was a huge reason why.

After morning shootaround on Friday, both Raptors head coach Dwane Casey and Suns coach Jeff Hornacek believed their matchup was going to be won or lost on the glass — with Toronto’s ability to grab offensive rebounds and convert second-chance opportunities going up directly against the Suns’ league-leading scoring numbers on the fast break.

It was the home team that got the message and delivered emphatically in a 106-97 win on Sunday night ...

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Raptors Dropped 106-97 In Phoenix

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PHOENIX (CP) _ Big games aren’t out of the ordinary for Markieff Morris anymore, and he had another one Friday night.

Morris made his first 11 shots en route to a 25-point performance and the Phoenix Suns handed the Toronto Raptors their fifth straight loss, 106-97.

“I’ve just got a great feel for the game right now,” he said. “I’m not trying to shoot as many 3s as I have in the past. I’ve just been working on driving to the basket and trying ...

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors at Suns

Matt Devlin takes a look at some key numbers before the Raptors visit the Suns in Phoenix (9 PM ET, TSN2, FAN590).

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Throwback Thursday: Lowry Looks Back On “The Series”

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“I want to be a basketball player when I grow up.” That line is famous amidst the young generations of double dribblers. Think of that free throw trophy still shining (of dust) in your childhood bedroom and laugh at the familiar nostalgia.

We all have our ‘bigger than Shaq’ childhood dreams, whether it be basketball or other Hollywood-like highs. At 4’9″, wearing Jordan’s and a too-big-for-you Magic jersey, the sun slowly set on the basketball court behind your elementary school as you held your chest out, surrounded by challenges, like you ...

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