Pregame With DeMar DeRozan

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DeMar DeRozan has been on a tear offensively of late for the Raptors. I sat down with him before the Raptors host the Wizards at ACC (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Wizards

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Don’t look now but the Raptors are suddenly in first place in the Atlantic Division and about to begin their longest homestand of the season, beginning with the Wizards tonight (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

It feels weird because they haven’t been in this position since 2007. It’s weird because their current 5-7 record feels completely earned, but somehow has them in this lofty spot (thanks for the slow start NYC-area teams).

When was the last time a team with a losing record lead any division this many games in? According ...

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Raptors Drop 76ers 108-98 In Philly

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are under .500 and on top of the Atlantic Division.

More games like this one and they’ll get that winning record.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Rudy Gay had 18 to help Toronto beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-98 on Wednesday night.

In a down year so far in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors (5-7) wrested away first place from the Sixers (5-8).

“It’s a great accomplishment to be in that position,” guard Kyle Lowry said. “But we ...

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#RaptorRehab Is In Full Swing

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Raptor Rehab is in full swing and raptors.com has the inside details.

The NBA’s favourite mascot has been busy rehabbing his Achilles tendon injury with an eye to returning to the sidelines at Air Canada Centre this season.

We asked The Raptor to give us some tips he is using to speed up his recovery.

The five tips for #RaptorRehab:

1. Drink eight cups of water per day, preferably from a waterfall you can trust.

2. Limit complex carbohydrates such as mammals, especially late at night.

3. Try to avoid the fast food available in lagoons ...

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Raptors Can’t Outshoot Blazers in OT At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) — A steady hand and cool demeanour helped Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points each as Portland shot its way to a 118-110 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Nicolas Batum added a season-high 24, and the Blazers overcame a late push by Toronto to pick up their sixth straight victory.

“We didn’t have a reason to be all riled up,” Lillard said. “They played well getting back into the game. ...

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DeRozan Ties Career-High With 37 Points In Raptors Loss To Bulls

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TORONTO (AP) – Playing without Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls still cruised past the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Their next game likely will be much more difficult, especially if their star point guard is unable to play again.

Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored a season-high 18 and the Chicago Bulls overcame Rose’s absence to beat Toronto 96-80 for their first road win of the season.

Noah was 7 for 10 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line. ...

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Pregame With Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross has had a solid start to the week in two games off the bench for the Raptors. I sat down with the Raptors before the Bulls visit ACC (7 PM, TSN, TSN 1050).

 

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Bulls

The Raptors return to ACC tonight for a first look at the Chicago Bulls (7 PM, TSN, TSN 1050). Toronto took two of three matchups against the Eastern Conference contender last season, here are some story lines as the Raptors aim for a third win in four outings overall tonight.

Will Derrick Rose Play?

Adam Fluck of Bulls.com reported Thursday that Derrick Rose missed a second straight day of practice with a sore right hamstring, but the 2011 MVP is hopeful he’ll be ready to go tonight at ACC. ...

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Throwback Thursday: Raptors TV Timeouts

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This week called for a road trip and with the team out of the city, the game day routine changes ever so slightly.

Personally, my mighty “to do” list must be checked off before tip-off and a post-gym meal is coming out of the oven as the first bucket drops. Then the tweets begin arriving from the #RTZ Twitter chat about hustling home to make the game as we all settle into our comfy couchside season seats. Popcorn or peanuts?

Part of my shtick at home games is to provide some of ...

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Raptors Close Road Trip With Win Over Grizzlies

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rudy Gay’s return to Memphis was quite successful, not only for him personally, but for his Toronto teammates.

Gay, making his first appearance in Memphis since the Grizzlies traded him to Toronto on Jan. 30, scored 23 points, Kyle Lowry added 21 and the Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-87 on Wednesday night.

Gay, who spent his first 6-plus years in the league with Memphis, acknowledged he almost instinctively went to the home dressing room when he entered ...

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