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From NBA.com: Despite a monster performance from Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers dropped their first test of a challenging stretch and ended their home win streak at seven games.
The Clippers will try to get back on track Friday night when they host the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors in the second of a five-game homestand that features a handful of the NBA’s elite.
Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough in a 116-112 loss to Miami. The […]View Post...
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From NBA.com: The Toronto Raptors’ decision to trade Rudy Gay was seen largely as a move aimed at financial flexibility.
Since the deal, though, they’ve been one of the better teams in the NBA.
Toronto will face Gay for the first time since trading him when they visit the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Gay shifted teams for the second time in less than two seasons as part of a seven-player deal Dec. 9. The trade also saw Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy join him in Sacramento, while […]View Post...
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The Toronto Raptors have been one of the Eastern Conference’s best road teams, and they’ve shown some fight in the first two games of their longest trip of the season.
That often hasn’t been the case when they’ve had to travel to Salt Lake City.
The Atlantic Division leaders seek their sixth win in eight games while beating the Jazz for the only the second time in eight visits Monday night.
Following a 100-90 win in Denver on Friday in the opener of a season-high five-game swing, the […]View Post...
It just wasn’t enough in the second game of this 5-game road swing, but did the Raptors ever get close. A huge comeback led by DeMar, a homecoming for Terrence and a lot of Raptor fans in the building all the way from BC were just a few positives on the night.
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The Raptors can only hope that February picks up where January left off against the Blazers (33-13) tonight in Portland (10 PM ET, TSN, Sportsnet 590 The FAN).
A road victory in Denver over the Nuggets on Friday matched a franchise record with 11 wins in January. Here are a few reasons why the Raptors (25-21) can confidently aim for a fourth straight win tonight.
Season Of Slump Busting: Last night’s win ended a nine-game drought in Denver for the Raptors dating back to when […]View Post...
It was 2003 since the words “Raptors win” could be heard in the Mile High City. That changed tonight. The Raptors moved to a season high four games above .500 to start this west coast road swing. #VictoryBaby
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UPDATE (12:30 PM): Some key injury updates for the Raptors after morning shootaround in Denver…
DeRozan (left ankle/foot) questionable, Johnson (right ankle) & Patterson (broken nose) probable tonight at Denver. #RTZ #Raptors
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 31, 2014
The Nuggets, also have some personnel questionable for tonight, most notably starting point guard Ty Lawson (left rotator cuff strain). He’s listed as a game time decision, but Raptors head coach Dwane Casey isn’t leaving anything to chance.
Watch more from shootaround with DeMar DeRozan and Patrick Patterson.
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With their statement-making win in the Atlantic Division, the Toronto Raptors have clinched a second straight winning month for the first time in four years.
Though they could be without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, the first-place Raptors appear to have a good opportunity to keep it going against the NBA’s worst road team.
Toronto goes for its fourth win in five games Wednesday night as it tries to deal the Orlando Magic a 10th straight loss away from home (7 PM ET, […]View Post...
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NEW YORK (CP) — The Toronto Raptors are the only thing standing between the Brooklyn Nets and a perfect 2014.
Patrick Patterson stole Deron Williams’ inbounds pass and made the go-ahead jumper with 6 seconds left, and the Raptors stopped a five-game winning streak by the Nets for the second time this month with a 104-103 victory Monday night.
Toronto dropped Brooklyn to 10-2 in January and opened a 2 1/2-game lead in the Atlantic Division over the Nets, who would be on […]View Post...