Today’s Game Changer: A Simple Smile

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I wrote a little ditty a while back answering the reoccuring life question of “why do you do what you do?” Insert below today’s reminder of exactly that.

The annual Toronto Raptors team visit to SickKids Hospital is one of my favourite events of the season. In a tiny little room of a very special ward, memories are made with a simple high five or exchange of a smile. Memories that kids like Caitlyn said they will remember forever.

Today, on court hustle kind of took a back seat to ...

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Raptors Refuse To Look Past Sixers

 

With three important games on tap for the Raptors this week, you could understand the temptation to expand the team’s typical “one game at a time” approach to a five-day outlook.

Instead, head coach Dwane Casey is demanding that the team’s focus become even more refined.

“I even talked to the guys about taking it one quarter, one possession at a time, because if you start looking at too many things down the road, you don’t see anything,” Casey said after Tuesday’s practice at ACC. “We want to make sure we take ...

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Shorthanded Raptors Can’t Keep Up With Thunder At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Anderson Pre-Game
Top Plays: Pick-And-Roll Perfection | Johnson Swats It | Anderson’s Big Quarter | DeRozan Attacks Rim
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Jose Calderon | Amir Johnson

TORONTO (CP) — The Toronto Raptors played with the desperate mentality that coach Dwane Casey has been preaching all season — but desperation only goes so far against a team like the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 22 of his own to lift the Thunder ...

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Sitting Down With Alan Anderson

Alan Anderson and the Raptors face a big challenge with the OKC Thunder in town on Sunday (1 PM, TSN, FAN590). The veteran swingman sits down with me pre-game at ACC.

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Thunder

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Kings 105 Raptors 96

 

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Raptors Have No Answers For Kings At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Johnson Pre-Game
Top Plays: Fields Hoop & The Harm |  Blue Jays At ACC | Happy Birthday Jack!
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Ed Davis | DeMar DeRozan| Landry Fields

TORONTO (CP) — The bulldozer that was DeMarcus Cousins smothered all the positive vibes building around the Raptors, and perhaps served as a reminder of how far Toronto still has to go.

The Kings centre poured in 31 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lift Sacramento to a 105-96 ...

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Pre-Game With Amir Johnson

Amir Johnson has been a big reason behind the Raptors’ recent success and I sat down with him before they host the Kings at ACC (7PM, TSN, FAN590).

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Kings

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Blazers 79 Raptors 102

 

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‘Landerson’ Is A Winning Combination For Raptors

What do you get when you combine Landry Fields and Alan Anderson?

Besides good results?

Landerson.

While there are abundant reasons for the Raptors’ eight wins in nine tries (the rapid progress of Terrence Ross and Ed Davis, the superb play of Jose Calderon, the return of Kyle Lowry), the team has thrived without Andrea Bargnani in large part because of the play of Fields and Anderson at the power forward spot.

“They’re similar in that both are tough guys, their energy is contagious,” said coach Dwane Casey. “Both of them have been around ...

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Ross Helps Raptors Bounce Blazers At ACC

Related: Box Score | Photo Gallery | Devlin & Fields Pre-Game
Top Plays: Ross Catches Fire | Ross Buzzer Beater |  Lowry Dishes To Johnson | Amir Putback
Post Game: Game Highlights | Dwane Casey | Ross | Calderon

TORONTO – It was only 23 days ago that the Toronto Raptors hit what the team called the low point in its season _ a humiliating 18-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that ended a winless road trip and prompted the suggestion that jobs were in jeopardy.

The Raptors turned the tables ...

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