Raptors Fall Short 112-103 To Warriors

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OAKLAND, Calif. (CP)  _  Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103 Tuesday night.

Thompson finished with 22 points and seven assists, nearly matching Curry’s 27 and 10. David Lee added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors.

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Raptors Aim To Regroup Out West

After an unsuccessful homestand, it’s going to be a gut-check kind of week for the Raptors on the West Coast.

The Raptors did themselves no favours by going 1-3 during their season-long run of four straight home games. Their latest defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets on Sunday dropped them to 6-10 on the campaign and signs of frustration are starting to show during the team’s current three-game losing streak.

Improbably, the Raptors still lead the Atlantic Division. But that’s going to be tested against a trio of Pacific Division teams ...

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Raptors Topped 112-98 By Nuggets At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey knows his starters can’t play the entire game.

After Sunday’s 112-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets, he probably wishes they could.

The Nuggets reserves outscored their Raptors counterparts 72-16 as Denver pulled away in the fourth quarter.

“Our bench has got to give us something,” Casey said after Toronto lost its third straight. “Our guys (starters) can’t play for 48 (minutes), so we’ve got to get production from our bench.

“The guys coming in have got ...

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Raptors Fall To Heat 90-83 At ACC

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TORONTO (CP) – Poor defence early and bad free-throw shooting late cost the Toronto Raptors dearly Friday night.

Still they made a game of it against the surging Miami Heat, cutting a 20-point deficit to two before falling 90-83 to the NBA champions. It was the Heat’s ninth straight win.

“Missed opportunities,” lamented Toronto coach Dwane Casey whose team trailed 57-43 at the half.

Toronto went 2 for 10 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. And there were other stumbles as the ...

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Pregame With Steve Novak

I sat down with the Raptors sharpshooter before the Heat invade ACC (7 PM, TSN, FAN590).

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Heat

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The Raptors aim to end their recent stretch of futility against the surging Heat in the final regular-season meeting between the two teams at ACC tonight (7 PM ET, TSN, FAN590, GET TICKETS).

Key Questions Heading into this one:

Can The Raptors Take Care Of Home? Because that hasn’t been the case so far. The Raptors are 1-1 on their current season-long four-game homestand and 3-4 overall this season at ACC.

Their latest defeat at home — a flat 102-100 effort against the Nets on Tuesday — still had head coach Dwane ...

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Raptors Edged 102-100 By Nets At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) — Hey, a win is a win.

“No matter how pretty it was, we pulled it out,” Nets guard Joe Johnson said.

Andray Blatche scored 24 points, Johnson had 21 and Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Raptors 102-100 on Tuesday night.

Paul Pierce scored 16 points and Kevin Garnett had 12 as the Nets won for the first time since beating Phoenix on Nov. 15.

“Huge, man, huge,” Garnett said when asked about the importance of the ...

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Pregame With D.J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin helped lift the Raptors to a win over the Wizards last Friday, I sat down with him before tonight’s matchup against the Brooklyn Nets (7 PM ET, TSN, TSN 1050).

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Raptors Pull Away In Fourth To Top Wizards At ACC

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TORONTO (AP) —  John Wall wasn’t able to enjoy his best game of the season so far.

DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 17 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 96-88 on Friday night, overcoming Wall’s season-high 37 points.

Wall connected on 15 of 21 field goal attempts, including both his 3-pointers, and went 5 of 7 from the free throw line. Still, it wasn’t enough for the Wizards, who fought back from a 16-point deficit to take ...

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Game Preview: Raptors vs. Wizards

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Don’t look now but the Raptors are suddenly in first place in the Atlantic Division and about to begin their longest homestand of the season, beginning with the Wizards tonight (7 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

It feels weird because they haven’t been in this position since 2007. It’s weird because their current 5-7 record feels completely earned, but somehow has them in this lofty spot (thanks for the slow start NYC-area teams).

When was the last time a team with a losing record lead any division this many games in? According ...

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