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.

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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.

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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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Raptors Stop Bulls On The Road

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CHICAGO (CP)_With eight wins in their last 11 games, the Toronto Raptors head into 2014 pointed in the right direction.

They believe it can be the start of something big.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points and the Toronto Raptors mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Chicago Bulls 85-79 on Tuesday night.

He made two big free throws to seal the game in the final minute after Toronto had missed three of four from the line down the stretch.

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Knicks

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Raptors Go Two For Two Against Knicks

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TORONTO (CP) — Kyle Lowry could have withdrawn into a shell when his name began being tossed about in trade rumours earlier this month.

Instead, the Toronto Raptors point guard did the exact opposite.

Lowry poured in a season-high 32 points, plus had 11 assists and eight rebounds, to lead the Raptors to a decisive 115-100 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday — his latest strong game, prompting coach Dwane Casey to say Lowry ...

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Pregame With Jonas Valanciunas

Fresh off a performance of 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds against the Knicks, Jonas Valanciunas sits down with me beofore tonight’s rematch at Air Canada Centre…

… and then Jonas joined us again for the pregame show….

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Knicks.

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