#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Hawks

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The Raptors were back on track on home turf this week. A big game tonight, a big win and a big weekend ahead for Toronto’s All Stars DeMar, Terrence and Jonas. #VictoryBaby

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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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Pregame With Patrick Patterson

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Patrick Patterson is coming off a season-high 22-point performance on Monday, I sat down with the versaitile forward before the Raptors take on the Hawks at Air Canada Centre (TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Hawks

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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors haven’t played this well before the All-Star break since Chris Bosh’s final season north of the border, but in no way does that mean they’re satisfied.

They’ll look to head into the long weekend on a positive note by ending a five-game home losing streak to the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

Toronto (27-25) leads the Atlantic Division by three games and is enjoying its best run before the break since going 29-23 in 2009-10. It is coming off a 108-101 […]

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Pelicans

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After a tough run on the west coast, the boys were back in town. It was All Star Celebration Night at Air Canada Centre with two games to turn things around before the All Star break. Game one: check. #VictoryBaby

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Raptors Edge Pelicans At Air Canada Centre

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TORONTO (CP) — Patrick Patterson knows his role and, usually, it’s making an impact off the bench.

But on Monday, the back-up forward got his first start since coming to Toronto two months ago and made the most of it, pouring in a season-high 22 points as the Raptors defeated New Orleans 108-101.

“My role doesn’t change whether it’s starting, or whether I’m coming off the bench,” said Patterson, who learned earlier in the day he would join the starting five in place […]

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Pregame With Steve Novak At Air Canada Centre

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The Raptors are back at Air Canada Centre after a five-game trip and Steve Novak sat down with me before tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans (7 PM, TSN2, FAN590).

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Music Monday: All-Star Jam Session

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As we anticipate the over-the-top, celebrity-hop, slam-dunk-shock filled NBA All-Star Weekend, we anticipate the bigger picture; the spectacle of it all. And as DeMar, Terrence and Jonas hang headphones around their necks and select their ‘wheels up’ tracks for the trip from T Dot, the Big Easy stage gets ready for top tracks from the music world as well. All Stars on the court and All Stars on the mic, it’s a blend of both worlds on these competitive nights.

All-Star Weekend is incredibly surreal for all involved. This video featuring […]

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Pelicans

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From NBA.com: After a tough five-game road trip, Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey said it’s only natural for his players to be looking forward to some time off over the All-Star break.

That doesn’t mean he’ll accept anything less than their best effort until then.

Atlantic Division-leading Toronto plays the first of two home games before the break Monday night while seeking a fifth straight victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Raptors (26-24) finished their trip 2-3 after falling 118-105 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. […]

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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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