#RTZ Weekly Lookahead: The Final Five

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Kat and Jay look at a potential history-making week for the Raptors, which also includes plenty of off-court appearances.

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Raptors Fend Off Bucks, Set Franchise Mark For Road Wins

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MILWAUKEE (CP) — The playoff-bound Toronto Raptors found themselves trailing the hapless Milwaukee Bucks by nine points at halftime.

DeMar DeRozan made sure the Raptors recovered to continue their push for post-season position.

The Toronto guard scored 15 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98 Saturday night to keep pace with the Chicago Bulls for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

“We can’t look at a team’s record, […]

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Game Day: Raptors @ Bucks

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

Coming off of a Friday night victory against the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors are in Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. They are also looking to extend their 2-½ game lead on the Brooklyn Nets in the race for the Atlantic Division title. Standing at 44-32 on the season, the Raptors are 12 games over .500. The Bucks have won 14 games this season.

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey will not allow his team to overlook any game, […]

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Next Man Up: Shorthanded Raptors Clamp Down On Pacers

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TORONTO (CP) – Late in the third quarter Friday night, some angry jostling between John Salmons and Paul George quickly turned into a shoving match. The dust-up brought the cheering crowd at Air Canada Centre to its feet and earned both players matching technical fouls.

But even more, said Salmons, it said everything about this Toronto Raptors team. They’re not afraid of anyone.

Terrence Ross led the way with 24 points as the short-handed Raptors slayed another significant foe, defeating the Indiana […]

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Pregame With Patrick Patterson

Patrick Patterson made his return to the Raptors lineup earlier this week following an elbow injury. The versatile forward sat down with me prior to tonight’s matchup against the Pacers at Air Canada Centre (7 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

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Throwback Thursday: Casey’s Coaching Milestone

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With a victory to kick off the month of April, the Toronto Raptors banked their 43rd win of the season and Dwane Casey recorded his 100th win as the Raptors head coach, although shaking off the recognition in the post game presser.

Among seven prior Raptors head coaches, Casey is only the third in franchise history to hit the 100 mark on the victory ladder.

Casey trails long time NBA presence Lenny Wilkens who served as the Raptors head coach from 2000-2003. He claimed 113 wins over his three seasons with the […]

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Mission Controlled: With Lowry Down, DeRozan Lifts Raptors Over Rockets

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TORONTO (CP) – The clock was ticking down and the Toronto Raptors were clutching a one-point lead. And Kyle Lowry, the player who has so often carried them down the stretch, was in the locker-room getting treatment for a sore and swollen knee.

But with DeMar DeRozan leading the way, the Raptors showed the resiliency that has become part of their makeup this season en route to a 107-103 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

“Every win is great for […]

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Sore Left Knee Forces Lowry To Sit Against Rockets

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The Toronto Raptors will be without Kyle Lowry against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. After taking a hit from LeBron James during Toronto’s 93-83 loss to the Heat in Miami on Monday night, Lowry will be on the inactive list against Houston.

During Raptors head coach Dwane Casey’s pre-game media session he said Lowry had received treatment on his knee since returning from the team’s road trip and would go through tests to see how he felt before a decision would be made with the medical staff on his […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Rockets

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Season Series: Rockets 1-0

The Toronto Raptors were a completely different team the last time they saw the Houston Rockets. At the Toyota Center on November 11th, 2013, the Raptors came out on the losing end of a seemingly never-ending 110-104 double-overtime decision.

Rudy Gay led the team in scoring with 29 points, but needed to hoist 37 shots to get it. DeMar DeRozan shot just 6-for-25 in the game and Kyle Lowry was 6-for-16 from the floor on a night when the […]

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Recapping A Reunion With Raptors Alumni

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If you were following coverage of the Raptors this weekend in Miami, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d traveled back to around 2001.

A group of Raptors alumni, which included Alvin Williams, Morris Peterson, Muggsy Bogues, Antonio Davis and Charles Oakley, reunited in the Sunshine State in support the MLSE Foundation‘s “Sky’s The Limit” event. Some of the foundation’s tremendous supporters joined the alumni for a one of a kind experience that included dinner, accommodations, golf and, of course, the Raptors’ matchup with the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday. […]

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