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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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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Raptors Fall In Double OT Heartbreaker To Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Rockets were on the verge of their third straight home loss after blowing a double-digit, second-half lead for the second consecutive game.

This time, guard James Harden said, the Rockets found the will to win.

Jeremy Lin scored 31 points off the bench, Dwight Howard had 18 points and 24 rebounds, and the Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 110-104 in double-overtime to snap a two-game losing streak.

“(This game) was something,” Houston coach Kevin McHale said. ...

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Raptors End Slide With Blowout Win Over Jazz At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) — Long on youthful promise but short on established talent, the Utah Jazz figured they’d take some beatings this season.

They just didn’t know how much it would hurt.

Tyler Hansbrough scored a season-high 23 points, DeMar DeRozan added 18 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a seven-game home losing streak against Utah, routing the winless Jazz 115-91 Saturday night.

“This is not fun,” frustrated Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. “I don’t think we showed up with the intensity that we needed ...

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Raptors Fall To Pacers For Third Straight Defeat

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a half, Rudy Gay dominated Paul George. The way George had started the season, Gay knew better than to think it would last.

George scored 17 of his 23 points in the third quarter and the Indiana Pacers beat the Toronto Raptors 91-84 Friday night to improve to 6-0 and match the best start in franchise history. George, who entered the day fourth in the league in scoring at 25.8 points per game, is a big reason.

“He’s Paul,” ...

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Raptors’ Struggles In Charlotte Continue With Latest Loss To Bobcats

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gerald Henderson didn’t tinker with his shot after making just 31 percent from the field in his first four games this season.

“I started out the first three games horribly shooting-wise, but looking at my shots with Coach, I shot all good shots – shots that I regularly shoot – they just weren’t falling,” Henderson said.

That all changed Wednesday night.

Henderson broke out of his mini-slump with a season-high 23 points, and the surprising Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Toronto Raptors ...

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Valanciunas Leads Raptors To 82-76 Win Over Spurs In SL

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Jonas Valanciunas scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 82-76 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in the final game of the third day of action at NBA Summer League 2013 at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada — Las Vegas.

San Antonio put up a fight down the stretch in the fourth, cutting the Raptors once-12 point lead to as few as two points, 78-76, with under ...

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Raptors End Season Strong With 114-90 Victory Over Celtics

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TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors prefer to think of this as a beginning rather than an ending.

To be continued next season.

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points as the Raptors beat the playoff-bound Boston Celtics 114-90 in their season finale Wednesday.

The victory capped a roller-coaster season that saw Toronto stagger out to a horrible 4-19 start but win the seventh of its last eight games to finish 34-48.

“(The strong finish) gives guys some momentum going in (to the off-season), feel good about themselves, understanding why we’re telling them to work on ...

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Raptors Drop Nets In Wire-To-Wire Win At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — Two games from the end of their NBA season, the Toronto Raptors prefer to see themselves as a work in progress, with every game being a chance to improve for next season.

DeMar DeRozan poured in 36 points _ one point shy of his career high _ and Rudy Gay added 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Raptors beat Brooklyn 93-87 on Sunday, playing spoiler in the Nets’ fight for a favourable post-season position.

“Obviously it means nothing for the standings or our record next year. It’s just ...

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Raptors Hold On To Put Away Bulls 97-88 At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) — With little left on the line for the lottery-bound Toronto Raptors, coach Dwane Casey has been preaching to his players about being competitive.

He liked what he saw Friday.

With 5:33 left in the third quarter, a frustrated Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton threw a hard forearm that caught DeMar DeRozan under the chin and promptly got Hamilton ejected from the game _ a 97-88 Raptors victory.

“I liked that, the officials made the call but I liked that of our guys. No back-down,” Casey said. “That’s what we’re trying ...

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