Raptors Get Stretch Run Lesson In Loss To Suns

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Shortly before the Phoenix Suns shot their way to a 121-113 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek praised the depth of Toronto’s bench. With Gerald Green scoring 28 points to lead the way, Hornacek spent Sunday afternoon watching his own bench outscore Toronto’s reserves 59-11.

In addition to the 28 from Green, Markieff Morris had a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Suns, who are in a battle ...

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Raptors Outpaced By Run-and-Gun Suns

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TORONTO (CP) – Kyle Lowry sat at his locker nursing a headache in the moments after the Toronto Raptors’ loss on Sunday, the product of a misplaced knee.

The Raptors were thoroughly dismantled by a speedy Phoenix Suns team in a 121-113 loss, but Lowry and coach Dwane Casey insisted there would be no lingering pain after a rare defeat at home.

“It’s not a systemic problem, it’s one game, we knew we weren’t going to go ...

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Raptors Take Control Late In Bounce Back Win Over Grizzlies

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As the Toronto Raptors push toward the postseason, they need to learn from their losses and not make the same mistakes twice. On Friday night in a convincing 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto seemed to be playing to avenge a loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the week.

While the Raptors allowed Brooklyn to overwhelm them with their experience and be the aggressors from the jump, against the Grizzlies, save for a slow start, they were ready.

“I don’t mean this in ...

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Raptors Take Down Grizzlies

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TORONTO (CP) - Days after folding down the stretch in a loss to division-rival Brooklyn, the Toronto Raptors made a statement on Friday night.

Toronto stood tall in final quarter this time around, scoring 12 straight points late to break open a tie game on the way to a 99-86 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies before a crowd of 18,465 at Air Canada Centre.

“That’s a tough team to beat. We beat a playoff team,” said Toronto guard Greivis Vasquez, who scored 17 points off the bench, including ...

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Pregame With Chuck Hayes

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Chuck Hayes has provided a much-needed veteran presence on this young Raptors team. I sat down with him prior to the Raptors’ big game against the Grizzlies (TSN, FAN590).

 

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Pistons

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The blizzard didn’t stop the fans from filling up Air Canada Centre on the start of a 3-game homestand. And the team bounced back, getting their 36th #VictoryBaby of the season as the trek to the playoffs continues. #RTZ

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Raptors Depth Helps Grind Out Key Win Over Pistons

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The Toronto Raptors notched their 36th victory of the season on Wednesday night in a 101-87 win against the Detroit Pistons. It wasn’t a particularly pretty game. Neither team shot well. Each team turned the ball over 16 times.

Still, it was an important victory for Toronto because the team is in the home stretch of a playoff run with 19 games remaining. This is new territory for some of these players. They’re learning as they go with Raptors head coach Dwane Casey leading the way.

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Raptors Cruise Past Pistons

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TORONTO (CP) - In the immediate moments after the Raptors’ 101-87 victory over Detroit on Wednesday, Toronto coach Dwane Casey sat down to watch the dying minutes of the Miami-Brooklyn game.

Amir Johnson checked the result on his phone.

With 20 games left on a thrilling season that sees Toronto poised for a playoff position for the first time in six years, the Raptors are excited, and thinking about little else.

“Hell, yeah. Without a doubt, man,” DeMar DeRozan said. “That’s why I work so hard, and it always bugged me ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Nets

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The season series went ‘two for you, two for me’ after tonight’s big division battle in Brooklyn. And through the back and forth fight, fans were talking about the grind as a glimpse into the possible future… playoffs. #RTZ

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Veteran Nets Close Out Raptors In Possible Playoff Preview

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With 1:36 remaining on Monday night, DeMar DeRozan took a three and missed a three. 16 year-veteran Paul Pierce grabbed the rebound and promptly hit a three of his own. The game had been tied at 94 points apiece. Pierce’s three gave the Brooklyn Nets a three-point advantage. Brooklyn would go on to close out the 101-97 victory from there.

That three —and Pierce’s 10-point fourth quarter— is exactly why the Nets are a dangerous team. Regardless of the four-game ...

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