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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Raptors Succumb To Heat

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MIAMI (CP) – For the first time all season, the Miami Heat are alone atop the Eastern Conference.

And that’s quite a turnaround from how things seemed less than a week ago.

LeBron James fought through a sore back to score 32 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Heat used another strong defensive effort to beat the Toronto Raptors 93-83 on Monday night. The win pushed the two-time defending NBA champions percentage points ahead of the struggling Indiana Pacers in the ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Heat

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Season Series: Heat 3-0

It’s been a while since the Toronto Raptors have been victorious in Miami. They would like to change that on Monday night, one day after collecting a win against the Orlando Magic.

While the Heat are chasing the Indiana Pacers for the best record in the Eastern Conference, they’ve had a rough stretch (for a 50-win team) going 7-8 over their last 15 games.

In a close 102-97 loss to Miami in January, DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points on 11-for-19 ...

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Raptors Begin Charge To Playoffs With Win Over Magic

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ORLANDO, Fla. (CP) – After Toronto locked up its first post-season berth since 2008 last week, coach Dwane Casey cautioned the Raptors to not get complacent down the stretch with teams still vying for playoff position.

He’s hoping that a nearly disastrous letdown against Orlando will send a stronger message.

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and nine rebounds, and the Raptors escaped with a 98-93 victory over the Magic on Sunday night.

Toronto led by as many as ...

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Game Day: Raptors @ Magic

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Season Series: Raptors 2-0

After the Toronto Raptors clinched a playoff berth with Friday’s victory over the Boston Celtics, they were quick to point out their hard work wasn’t finished. Looking to finish the regular season strong, winning the Atlantic Division is the next goal on Toronto’s list. The Raptors hold a 2.5 game lead on the Brooklyn Nets at the top of the division going into Sunday’s contest against the Orlando Magic.

Just 21-52 on the season, the Magic have won ...

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