Throwback Thursday: Happy Birthday Muggsy

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Former Raptor fan favourite, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, continues to be an inspiration with a heart that is probably bigger than he is. At 5’3″, he proved anything is possible including fourteen seasons in the NBA, closing his career here in Toronto. He helped the Raptors reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and he continues to make appearances at games and community events to the likes of loyal fans.

Happy 49th birthday, Muggsy!

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Raptors Stop Pistons At Home

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TORONTO (CP) _ A half-time message woke up the Raptors on a night when Toronto found itself sleepwalking against the struggling Detroit Pistons.

“We pretty much said, ‘This is a must-win game,”’ Amir Johnson said after Toronto trailed Detroit by four at the break but finished with a 112-91 win Wednesday.

“We had to go out and take it. We did that.”

After Johnson and DeMar DeRozan started the game cold, their teammates kept things close and allowed a second-half turnaround to take […]

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Raptors Fall Short To Pacers On The Road

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INDIANAPOLIS (CP) — The Pacers are making old-school basketball trendy, winning with defence, balanced scoring and strong second halves.

On Tuesday, they did it again.

Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Lance Stephenson fell just short of his fourth triple double this season, helping the Pacers hold off Toronto’s late charge for an 86-79 victory that allowed them to keep the NBA’s best record.

“We didn’t let them get physical with us,” Stephenson said, referring to the stark contrast to Indiana’s loss last week […]

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Raptors’ Win Streak Snapped In Miami

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MIAMI (CP) _ Trailing entering the fourth quarter, that’s becoming common for the Miami Heat.

So is overcoming those deficits.

Down by five entering the fourth, the Heat clamped down and beat the Toronto Raptors 102-97 Sunday night, getting 30 points from LeBron James and 17 from reserve Michael Beasley.

“We stayed with it mentally,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We were into the grind and staying the course and had to continue to make plays.”

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Matt’s Stats: Raptors @ Heat

Raptors in search of a fifth straight win tonight in Miami, Matt Devlin breaks down the numbers you need to know before they face the Heat.

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Raptors Win Fifth Straight In Washington

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WASHINGTON (CP) — With Rudy Gay gone via trade, the Toronto Raptors know they need a true team effort to keep winning games.

Compiling a season-high 29 assists — led by Kyle Lowry’s 11 — and getting 17 or more points apiece from four players — led by DeMar DeRozan’s 20 — the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors won for the fifth time in a row Friday night, beating the Washington Wizards 101-88.

“They are trusting each other,” […]

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Game Preview: Raptors @ Wizards

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The red hot Raptors aim to extend their recent run when the open a three-game trip in Washington against the Wizards tonight at Verizon Center (7 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

With a 9-3 record since the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Sacramento as the centrepiece of a multi-player deal, the Raptors have had a remarkable turnaround that’s propelled them back atop the Atlantic Division and helped earn head coach Dwane Casey Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honours for December.

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DeRozan Hits No. 5 On Raptors All-Time Scoring List

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The Raptors remarkable post-trade run continued into a new calendar year on Wednesday with possibly their best win of the season — a 95-82 win against the league-leading Pacers.

DeMar DeRozan struggled early but picked up his shooting in the fourth quarter on his way to a game-high 26 points in the win and the performance also re-wrote the Raptors’ record book.

DeRozan’s third 20+ point scoring effort in his last fourth games vaulted him past Jose Calderon for number five on the Raptors all-time scoring list, which seems astounding for […]

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Raptors Pick Apart Pacers At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) _ If the league-leading Indiana Pacers provided the perfect gauge for just how much the Toronto Raptors have improved, the answer was: plenty.

DeMar DeRozan poured in 26 points to lead the red-hot Raptors to a resounding 95-82 win over Indiana on Wednesday, handing the Pacers just their sixth loss of the season.

“We work extremely hard every day so that we understand that if we go out there and play with the same intensity that we do in practice, when […]

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Pregame With Amir Johnson

I sat down with Amir Johnson prior to the Raptors first game of 2014 against the Pacers at Air Canada Centre.

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