#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Magic

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That’s a wrap on a winning weekend for the Raptors and a winning weekend for athletes north of the border. Canadian pride was loud and proud as the Raptors settled six games above .500 for the first time since February 24, 2010. #VictoryBaby

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Pregame With Jonas Valanciunas

The Raptors big man sits down with me before Sunday’s matchup with the Orlando Magic (6 PM ET, TSN2, TSN 1050).

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Magic

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From NBA.com: Another strong defensive effort helped the Toronto Raptors bounce back from a rare defeat on their home floor.

It wouldn’t seem they should have trouble getting another home win Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, who could be without leading scorer Arron Afflalo and haven’t won a road game in more than two months.

While Atlantic Division-leading Toronto (30-25) has won 11 of 14 at home, the Southeast-worst Magic have lost 14 straight on the road since winning in Chicago on Dec. 16.

A 94-92 loss ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

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It was a Friday Night of celebrations: the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame honoured some new inductees, the 15th Anniversary of Air Canada Centre and of course a #VictoryBaby – plus a season high for Kyle Lowry – for the home team.

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Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees Honoured Tonight

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Tonight’s game against the Cavaliers features two great young pros with local ties in Tristan Thompson and Anthony Bennett, which makes it the ideal choice to also serve as the Raptors annual Canada Basketball Awareness Night.

At halftime, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame will also honour its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Andrea Blackwell (Kingston, ON)

Played 17 years with Team Canada (1979-96)
Two-time Olympian (1984 & 1996)

Candace Clarkson (Hamilton, ON)

Bronze Medal at World Championships (1979)
Olympian (1984)

Bill Coulthard (Tillsonburg, ON)

Gold Medal at Senior Canadian Championships (1952)
Olympian (1952)

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Cavaliers

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From NBA.com: No team in the Eastern Conference has been hotter of late than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are riding their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

They’ve also picked up some help with starting center Anderson Varejao sidelined.

The Cavaliers look to continue their strong play and extend their winning streak to seven games when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

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 Projected Starters

Raptors:Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Patrick Patterson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)

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Throwback Thursday: Air Canada Centre Turns 15

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There’s no place like home, so the saying goes. By the way fans have been filling up Air Canada Centre this season, they would agree. And by the way the Raptors have been playing at Air Canada Centre this season, (9-3 in 2014) they would agree too.

But on this week in 1999, the Toronto Raptors scuffed up two different so-called ‘home turfs’. Things changed.

On February 19, 1999 the Raptors played their final game at the then named SkyDome, their home since their inaugural season. They wrapped up the era outplaying ...

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Pregame With Greivis Vasquez

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Game Day: Raptors vs. Bulls

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From NBA.com: Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls emerge from the All-Star break trying to pick up where they left off.

The Toronto Raptors already have.

Noah and the Bulls are looking for another strong defensive effort in order to continue their recent surge and beat the Raptors on the road again Wednesday night.

Chicago (27-25) has won three in a row and four of five after coasting to a 92-76 home win over Brooklyn on Thursday. That winning streak has been spurred by superb defensive play, as ...

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#RTZ Digital Rundown: Raptors @ Wizards

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It was back to business for the NBA tonight and the Raptors made it a point to continue where they left off. After a shaky start in DC, the team ball momentum showed up and Raptors took an important win against the Wizards.

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