Raptors Fall To Brooklyn, Split Season Series

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NEW YORK (CP) – Plagued by foul trouble in the first three quarters, Paul Pierce came up big down the stretch for the Brooklyn Nets.

Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston each scored 18 points and an ailing Pierce hit a key late 3-pointer to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-97 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Pierce scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter and Joe Johnson added 14 for the Nets, who won ...

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Raptors Overcome Warriors, Avenge December Loss

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TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan had zero intention of losing to the Golden State Warriors for a second time this season.

DeRozan had one of his best games of the season as he scored 32 points to lead the Raptors past the Warriors 104-98 on Sunday afternoon, with the memory of Toronto giving up a 27-point lead to Golden State in December still lingering in his mind.

“It was a big win, big win against a great Western Conference team,” DeRozan said. ...

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Back For Seconds: Raptors Drop Cavs, Again

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CLEVELAND (CP) – With his team in trouble, DeMar DeRozan flashed his All-Star form at the finish.

DeRozan scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Toronto Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games with a 99-93 victory over the injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

“DeMar was huge down the stretch,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. “He made shots, he made plays, he made some free throws.”

DeRozan also made ...

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Streak Stoppers: Raptors Knock Down Cavs

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TORONTO (CP) – Dwane Casey saw it as a sign of maturity on the part of his young team.

After a first half in which he thought “the lid was on the basket,” the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91.

“That’s another step in our growth,” Casey said after Friday night’s win at Air Canada Centre. “Last year at this time, if we’d have missed shots like that we’d have caved ...

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Raptors Hold Off Wizards On The Road

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WASHINGTON (CP) – It took the Toronto Raptors a little while to get going in their first game since the All-Star break. Guard Kyle Lowry eventually provided a jump start.

Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for a 103-93 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

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Message Delivered: Raptors Prey on Hawks

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TORONTO (CP) – DeMar DeRozan is playing the part of the all-star perfectly.

In Toronto’s last game before the NBA all-star break this weekend, DeRozan, who was named a reserve on the Eastern Conference team, scored 31 points – including 14 in the third quarter – to lead the Raptors over the Atlanta Hawks 104-83 on Wednesday.

Raptors coach Dwane Casey says he’s been pleased with his all-star’s constant improvements.

“He’s done a great job every year of getting better,” Casey said. “I know ...

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Raptors Cut Down By Clippers in LA

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LOS ANGELES (CP) – Blake Griffin has become the first player in the history of the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise with three consecutive games of 30 or more points. And he’s made it look easy, even without Chris Paul’s help.

Griffin scored 19 of his 36 points in the first quarter and Jamal Crawford added 21, leading the Clippers to a 118-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in a matchup of division leaders Friday night.

“I expected greatness, but Blake’s ...

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Raptors Comeback Falls Short In Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (CP) — ust when it appeared Portland was cruising to a victory that would avoid its first three-game losing streak of the season, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan put a scare into the Trail Blazers.

Holding a 16-point lead with 7:41 remaining, Portland suddenly had to mount a rally of its own, hitting four free throws during the final 11.8 seconds to pull out a 106-103 win Saturday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 15 rebounds and Damian Lillard hit a ...

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Raptors End Drought In Denver With Win Over Nuggets

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DENVER (CP) – Toronto coach Dwane Casey wasn’t ready to celebrate after the Raptors ended a decade-long drought in Denver. He was too upset about his team’s lacklustre finish.

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Terrence Ross had 18 and Toronto, after opening a 25-point lead, settled for a 100-90 victory over the Nuggets on Friday night.

“We will take the ‘W,’ but it was not a quality finish,” Casey said. “I let the players know I was disappointed in the close. You can’t come in and ...

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Raptors Shoot Down Magic At Air Canada Centre

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 TORONTO (CP) –  For the second straight night, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry stated his case as an NBA all-star.

But even after pouring in a game-high 33 points in a convincing win over the Orlando Magic, Lowry was managing expectations ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the reserves for next month’s game.

“I would be very honoured. It would be a great individual accomplishment,” Lowry said when asked if the NBA coaches’ decision mattered to him. “But at the end ...

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